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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.