By Amaris Castillo | 10/14/2011 - 15:31
In a new Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) PSA campaign, Mario Lopez and Naya Rivera speak out against bullying gay and transgender youth. The Mexican American actor and Puerto Rican actress join a diverse group of celebrities in the campaign titled Amplify Your Voice!
By Fox News Latino | 10/13/2011 - 14:24
Dominican American writer Junot Díaz didn’t always feel accepted as a child. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke about growing up in the 80s as an immigrant and feeling rejected by both his Latino and black peers.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/12/2011 - 15:45
With Senate Republicans blocking the American Jobs Act on Tuesday night, President Obama kept a short speech at the first ever White House American Latino Heritage Forum to one topic: not immigration, education, but the importance of getting the bill passed in Congress.
By Grace Bastidas | 10/10/2011 - 11:18
Want to reconnect with your Latinidad, but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of everything you need to know—history, movies, art, sayings, recipes, etc.—to get back in touch with your Puerto Rican, Mexican, Colombian, what have you side. Consider it a cultural toolkit!
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By Amaris Castillo | 09/23/2011 - 09:00
One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for 2011 is Latina. Mexican psychologist Elena Durón Miranda was recently selected for her work with poverty-stricken children in Argentina. The CNN Hero initiative spotlights those striving to spur change in the world. A decade ago, Durón Miranda traveled to Argentina to research communities wrought with poverty. What she found were children collecting food and various items from a trash dump.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/02/2011 - 19:18
The barrage of text messages came through on Iliana Guibert McGuinnis’ cell phone late Sunday night: “Turn on the TV,” one of the texts read. “Any channel.”
What followed was a moment that the Cuban 9/11 widow had given up hoping would ever happen: The announcement that Osama bin Laden, in effect her husband’s murderer, had been killed.
By Grace Bastidas | 04/22/2011 - 09:45
We may celebrate Earth Day once a year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t practice sustainability on a regular basis. Here are some environmental tips from Giselle Achecar, Puerto Rican eco expert and founder of EcoRicoTV:
Consider your morning routine. When you get up and go to the bathroom, reduce your water usage by turning off the water when you brush your teeth. Get low-flush toilets and showerheads. Also, make sure to turn off the all the lights when you leave the room.
By Erika Ramirez | 03/29/2011 - 22:03
Something that resonated loud and clear to us from President Obama’s appearance on last night’s Univision town hall broadcast on Latino education was that if we don’t improve education, specifically for Latinos, then “we won’t succeed as a nation.”
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/25/2011 - 17:28
Days after the Census Bureau released population numbers for Texas showing explosive growth driven by Latinos and other minorities, controversy—perhaps inevitably—is stirring in the state.
By Lee Hernandez | 02/02/2011 - 14:44
Comparing an entire country to a car is the height of stupidity, but that's exactly what TV host Richard Hammond did on the British motoring show, Top Gear, when he branded a Mexican car, "lazy, feckless and flatulent" and said it mirrored Mexico's national characteristics.