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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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New Report Shows Recession
New Report Shows Recession Amplified Wealth Gap Between Whites and Hispanics, Blacks
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 04/30/2013 - 19:34

Think all Americans have been equally affected by the Recession? Think again...

A new report by the Urban Institute reveals that Americans are not all equally affected by the recession and that Blacks and Hispanics have been hit harder than whites.


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Dolores Prida
Adiós, Dolores: Celebrating The Life And Work Of The Extraordinary Woman Behind 'Dolores Dice'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/26/2013 - 12:07

These pages were supposed to host a virtual quinceañera — a celebration of Dolores Prida’s 15 years as Latina’s advice columnist, with a special piece by the veteran writer herself. It was to be a toast to her witty, on-point, irreverent and unabashedly feminist advice on everything from getting rid of cheating boyfriends to reconnecting with Latin culture.


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Family Picnic in the Park
Earth Day 2013: For Latinos, It’s Our Nature To Care About El Planeta!
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 04/22/2013 - 13:12

Every day is Earth Day for Latinos. Caring and tending to the earth and our community is the only way of life for us. It goes deeper than any talk of CFC’s, holes in the Ozone Layer and climate change (even though we can agree that all of those things are important).


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In Support of Legalization: 5 Reasons Pot Is Okay With Latinos
In Support of Legalization: 5 Reasons Pot Is Okay With Latinos for 4/20
By Latina Staff | 04/18/2013 - 18:00

Happy (almost) 4/20! A recent Pew Research poll suggests that most Americans agree with the legalization of marijuana. Support for this move has increased over time, but now we see an 11% spike in approval since 2010. Even more surprising are the amount of Latinos who support the move a - a whopping 51%. Here are five reasons Latinos may be okay with the legalization of pot.


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Carlos Arredondo helping Jeff Bauman after the Boston Marathon bombing
Meet Carlos Arredondo: Boston Marathon Bombing Hero Helps Wounded Victim
By Sugey Palomares | 04/17/2013 - 10:10

While some describe him as the man in a cowboy hat, others simply refer to him as a hero. Carlos Arredondo, 52, ran from the bleachers as soon as he heard the horrifying blast during the Boston Marathon. Photographers from the Associated Press snapped the Costa Rican immigrant rushing to people’s aid, including a man who lost his legs after the tragic blast and was being rushed in a wheelchair.


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Associated Press office in New York City
AP Officially Drops 'Illegal Immigrant' Term from Stylebook
By Sugey Palomares | 04/02/2013 - 16:28

The Associated Press, which is known as 'the world's oldest and largest news-gathering organization,' will no longer include the term 'illegal immigrant' in their Stylebook. The Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll confirmed the news in a blog entry and explained the motive behind the decision.


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