By Sugey Palomares | 11/20/2012 - 15:24
Juan Agudelo has an art portfolio rich with hand drawn pieces of artwork that proves the value and strength and determination. The 20-year-old artist from Colombia was born without legs or arms, and has achieved exceptional skills despite his disability.
Born with an underdeveloped forearm and one finger, Juan started to create sketches at the age of six. Over the years, the LaGuardia Community College student has perfected his own technique for drawing still life and hopes to become an architect someday.
By Latina Staff | 11/06/2012 - 17:00
Today, on election day, we want our readers, our chicas, to be as well informed about the candidates as possible when they head to the polls. To that end, Latina.com will be bringing you the BEST Latino elections coverage from around the web all day long! The story below was recently published on the Univision News/ABC site.
By Samantha Leal | 10/27/2012 - 15:00
With the Hispanic Scholarship Fund recently hosting its gala and a tech CEO creating a scholarship fund for undocumented students, scholarship talk and opportunities seem to be everywhere and for every type of student. But which should young Latino students apply for? Here are some great scholarships geared specifically toward Latino students.
By Samantha Leal | 10/16/2012 - 15:00
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is pushing for ID cards for immigrants, which would give them access to city services including a bank account, reports the Huffington Post.
"It will be an official ID," Villaraigosa said. "It will be as strong an effort as San Francisco's."
By Sugey Palomares | 10/10/2012 - 13:00
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
By Samantha Leal | 10/01/2012 - 18:00
The global human rights organization Breakthrough has released a short film titled "The Call," seeking to bring to light the tough choices that many immigrant women find themselves making -- such as reporting abuse or keeping their families safe.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/25/2012 - 10:20
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Hispanic media network Telemundo and the bipartisan non-profit Voto Latino have joined forces along with the United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to make sure an estimated 25.6 million Latinos are prepared to rock the polls in November.
By Sally Mercedes | 09/24/2012 - 18:00
Although Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are both courting Latino voters in this year's election (now less than two months away!), a new study by civil rights organization The Advancement Project indicates that there may a problem in that plan. Because of voter ID laws and registration policies in 23 states, more than 10 million Latino citizens could be deterred from registering to vote or getting to the polls on Election Day.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/13/2012 - 15:29
Since the Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Zoe Saldana would be playing the legendary Nina Simone in her upcoming bio-flick, Nina, people have reacted, well, strongly. Social media posts, blogs, and petitions, express concern and often disdain over a light-skinned actress playing the soulful singer.
By Sugey Palomares | 08/29/2012 - 17:00
Latinos may be the largest minority group enrolled in 2-year and 4-year colleges, according to a recent Pew Research Center study, but a new report highlights that Latino college graduates are having a hard time entering the workforce with high-earning positions.