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Latino High School Graduation Rates Increase by 10 Percent
Latino High School Graduation Rates Increase by 10 Percent
By Sugey Palomares | 01/23/2013 - 14:46

As our nation’s high school graduation rates continue to improve (with only a 3 percent dropout rate), Latino students are also graduating at higher rates compared to almost 5 years ago. According to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics, Hispanic high school students graduated at a rate of 71 percent, which is a 10 percent increase compared to rates in 2006.


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Sonia Sotomayor on 60 Minutes
WATCH: Justice Sonia Sotomayor Opens Up About Life and Career on '60 Minutes'
By Sugey Palomares | 01/14/2013 - 12:04

Justice Sonia Sotomayor sat down for an intimate interview with CBS’ Scott Pelley for 60 Minutes, which aired last night. There was a nostalgic rawness in her narrative as the 58-year-old returned to the housing projects she hails from in the Bronx.


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Setting Us Back: 10 People Who (Tried) to Put Latinos Down in 2012
Setting Us Back: 10 People Who (Tried) to Put Latinos Down in 2012
By Samantha Leal | 12/20/2012 - 16:03

No matter how far we come, there seems to always be someone trying to knock us down. Whether with racist comments or laws that systematically target Latinos, there are many things our community still has to fight for. And fight we will! Here’s a look at some people who have tried to keep Latinos down in 2012 – and here’s to a better 2013!


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Jenni Rivera fan memorial
Up-To-The-Minute Details of Jenni Rivera's Funeral Service
By Sugey Palomares | 12/19/2012 - 14:29

Over six thousand fans are currently united at the Los Angeles' Gibson amphitheater to bid farewell and honor the one and only Jenni Rivera, who passed away in a tragic plane crash last week. At the public memorial, a red casket adorned with butterflies takes center stage as her family and friends praise La Diva de la Banda.


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Census: White Population Will Lose Majority In U.S. By 2043
Census: White Population Will Lose Majority In U.S. By 2043
By Jill Pankow | 12/14/2012 - 13:30

According to predictions from the most recent census, it may be as soon as 2043 that white people will no longer be the majority race in the United States. This shift in the racial make-up of the country has implications that are already affecting the nation politically, socially, and economically, and reevaluating how minorities are viewed in the U.S.


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5 Ways Jenni Rivera Planned to Expand Her Empire
5 Ways Jenni Rivera Planned to Expand Her Empire
By Sugey Palomares | 12/12/2012 - 14:07

Jenni Rivera was a force to be reckoned with in her genre thanks to her lyrics about female empowerment, powerhouse vocals, and loyal fan base. With over 15 million records sold in her career, the 43-year-old singer was steadily building her business empire outside of the music business too. Her life may have been cut short, but we will never forget the talent and ambition she was blessed with.


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Jenni Rivera and Chiquis on the cover of Latina magazine May 2011
Jenni & Chiquis: A Retrospective on Their Relationship Before the Star Passed Away
By Sugey Palomares | 12/11/2012 - 16:22

Jenni Rivera and daughter Janney "Chiquis" Marin may have faced some tough times before La Diva de la Banda’s tragic passing, but their love for each other was always present. Here's a retrospective of what occurred in the headlines before Jenni's tragic death. We send our thoughts and prayers to the Rivera family during this sensitive time.


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Ann Coulter at the TIME 100 Gala
Ann Coulter Attacks Latinos in Column
By Samantha Leal | 12/07/2012 - 12:18

The conservative pundit Ann Coulter wrote a column on Wednesday that blatantly attacked Latinos. In her column, titled "America Nears El Tipping Pointo," she states that "the deluge of unskilled immigrants pouring into the country" are taking over America, and that the typical Hispanic immigrant nowadays is both "underclass" and "the poorest of the world's poor."


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World AIDS Day Red Ribbon
World AIDS Day 2012: Latina HIV Rate Four Times Higher Than White Women
By Sugey Palomares | 12/01/2012 - 11:00

Today marks national World AIDS Day, and statistics published by the CDC confirms that the HIV rate among Latinas is four times higher than white-non-Hispanic women. One reason for the harsh statistics is that some Latinas have limited access to sex education and preventive services. Immigration status, lack of health insurance, and income are additional factors.


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Commentary: Thanks to La Vida!
COMMENTARY: Thanks to La Vida!
By Dolores Prida | 11/21/2012 - 13:52

Thanksgiving Day is a Latino holiday... For real.


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