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5 Latino Moments From Last Night's State of the Union
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/25/2012 - 11:33

When President Barack Obama gave his state of the union speech on Tuesday night, Latinos played a role in the event, whether it was POTUS’s mention of immigration reform or the key (and surprising!) Latinos in the audience. Here are five Latino moments from last night's state of the union. 

1. Homeless student Samantha Garvey attends the speech

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Why Your Vote Counts More Than Ever
Rosario Dawson: Why Your Vote Counts More Than Ever
By Latina Staff | 01/20/2012 - 16:53

By Rosario Dawson

We all need to become involved. We can’t sit on our hands waiting for the change we want to see. Sí se puede, but only if we demand it.

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Election 2012: ¿Mitt or Mitteo Romney?
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/18/2012 - 17:18

When Fox News contributor Juan Williams referenced Mitt Romney’s Mexican roots at Monday night’s South Carolina Republican debate, boos erupted from the crowd.  This reaction reflects the complicated relationship between the Republican frontrunner, the GOP, and Latino voters.

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Curve Appeal
Curve Appeal: A New Perception of Full-Figured Women
By Olga Gonzalez-Ramos | 01/18/2012 - 15:57

This size 22 colombiana is determined to change the perception of full-figured women.

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Stephen Colbert Asks If Latinos Are "The New Negro"
By Sugey Palomares | 01/18/2012 - 15:43

Stephen Colbert is no stranger to political satire. On Monday night's episode of The Colbert Report, the controversial host invited Scott Douglas, the Executive Director of Greater Birmingham Ministries, to ring in on discrimination against Latinos in Alabama.

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April Unscripted
April Unscripted: Say Hello to the “Real House Wife” of Bronx County
By April Hernandez-Castillo | 01/13/2012 - 10:32

Happy New Year! So, you finally made it through the holidays, mommy’s comida, tons of shopping and a little extra weight gained; well over the holidays I met with a young lady who is a newlywed and who I had not seen in a while.

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Mitt Romney
What a Romney Veto of the DREAM Act Would Mean for Latinos
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/04/2012 - 14:24

When Mitt Romney said he’d veto the DREAM Act if he were President and Congress approved the measure—and then reiterated his stance this week—he was essentially reversing his support of comprehensive immigration reform bills of 2005 and 2007.

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2011 Latino News
Year in Review: Latinos in the News
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/29/2011 - 09:51

For Latinos, it’s been a great year (we are now the largest minority in the country!) and it’s been a bad year (immigration laws and deportations galore). As we say goodbye to 2011, here’s a look back at the biggest stories for our community. To a better 2012!

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WATCH: Social Experiment with Mexican Kids Shows Institutionalized Racism
WATCH: Social Experiment with Mexican Kids Shows Institutionalized Racism
By Amaris Castillo | 12/22/2011 - 13:30

Remember the famous experiment involving children and baby dolls?

Conducted by Kenneth and Mamie Clark during the 1940s, the social experiment asked a sampling of black and white children about two identical dolls, one with white skin and blonde hair and the other with brown skin and black hair. The children were asked which doll was good, and which was bad. Which was pretty, and which was ugly? You get the deal. The experiment studied children’s ideas about race at the time.

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Most Americans Don’t Want Mass Deportations—Why Aren’t Republicans Listening?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/15/2011 - 16:00

Mass deportations and no path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants: If you watch the latest Republican presidential candidate debate tonight, that’s what most of the candidates’ positions would tell you. But that’s not how most Americans think that the immigration issue should be resolved, according to new polls released recently.

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