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What You Need To Know Before the Supreme Court Rules On Affirmative Action
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/17/2013 - 17:11

As we await one of the most highly anticipated rulings by the Supreme Court, we began to take a further look into affirmative action and where the nation stands with it.


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Sebastien De La Cruz Sings at NBA Finals Game Four
WATCH: Sebastien De La Cruz Sings Again at NBA Finals Game
By Amaris Castillo | 06/14/2013 - 10:18

Once again, Sebastien De La Cruz sang the national anthem on Thursday night – the same song that brought him a flood of racist sentiments on social media earlier this week. Introduced by San Antonio’s mayor Julian Castro, the adorable 11-year-old mariachi singer sang the patriotic anthem again during Game 4 of the NBA Finals, complete with a traditional mariachi outfit.


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Sebastian de la Cruz
WATCH: 11-Year-Old Mexican American National Anthem Singer Responds to Racism
By Amaris Castillo | 06/13/2013 - 17:50

Sebastien De La Cruz has spoken out about the flood of racist comments made about him during his recent national anthem performance. As the 11-year-old Mexican American mariachi singer belted out the patriotic song before Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Heart and the Spurs, some Twitter users began to spew racial slurs and ant-Latino sentiments about him.


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East Hampton High
Three Latino East Hampton High School Students Commit Suicide
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/11/2013 - 17:55

East Hampton High is a school with a small community of about 900 students. In an area where many who are economically comfortable have lived, a new population is on the rise -- the poorer Latino. This economic divide has had a serious affect on the students.


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Argentina Pro-Choice Protest
Where Do Latin American Countries Stand on Abortion?
By Amaris Castillo | 06/04/2013 - 16:26

The abortion debate was shaken to its core this week after a Salvadoran woman’s pregnancy found itself at the center of great controversy. The ill 22-year-old (known only as Beatriz to protect her identity) had asked courts in El Salvador for – and been denied – an abortion because of her high-risk pregnancy. Abortion is banned in El Salvador, as well as in many other areas of Latin America.


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Same Sex Marriage in Latin America
Latin American Countries & Their Stance on Same-Sex Marriage Trumps The U.S.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/15/2013 - 11:22

The movement for same-sex marriage in the U.S. took a promising turn after President Obama’s endorsement earlier this year (the first sitting President to do so), but petitions have also flooded in by state opponents who prefer for the institution of marriage to only include heterosexual unions.

Despite their protests, gay rights continue to become questioned and challenged nationwide.


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Latino Graduates More Likely to Enroll in College Than Non-Hispanic Whites
Latino Graduates More Likely to Enroll in College Than Non-Hispanic Whites
By Sugey Palomares | 05/10/2013 - 11:35

Latinos are enrolling into college more than ever. According to a Pew Research Center analysis, a record seven out of ten (or 69%) of Latino high school graduates enrolled into college during fall 2012. In contrast, the results are 2% higher than non-Hispanic whites and 6% higher than African Americans.


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Zoe Saldana at the London premiere of Star Trek: Into the Darkness
Zoë Saldaña Doesn't Always Draw From Latina Identity for Films
By Amaris Castillo | 05/10/2013 - 10:09

Yes, Zoë Saldaña is Latina. But that doesn’t mean her ethnicity inspires her for every role she tackles.

During a recent press conference to promote her new film Star Trek: Into Darkness, our May 2013 cover girl spoke about not dwelling too much on being a Latina actress – but instead, just an actress.


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Survey Reveals Latinos Are Less Likely to Report Crimes to Police
Survey Reveals Latinos Are Less Likely to Report Crimes to Police
By Sugey Palomares | 05/08/2013 - 15:17

According to a new study, many Latinos admit they are less likely to report crimes because local police are more involved in enforcing immigration laws, which has led to an increase in deportations. Over 2,000 Latinos in major cities including, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix were surveyed over telephone for the report titled, Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement.


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Pregnant Teen
Plan B Is the Safest Drug Out. Why Shouldn't It Be Over-the-Counter?
By Kamren Curiel | 05/02/2013 - 12:41

The Plan B debate continues after the Food and Drug Administration approved over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive for women 15 and older on Tuesday, sparking beef on both sides of the issue.


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