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Latina Responds to Rick Ross Date Rape Song "UOENO"
Rick Ross' Date Rape Song "UOENO" - Where's the Outrage?
By Sugey Palomares | 03/28/2013 - 11:00

Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assualted. Latinas are disproportionately affected by sexual assault and rape crimes. In 2011, reported rapes among Latina students (between the ages of 12 and 24) where the highest than any other ethnic group. In addition, 1 in 7 Hispanic women have experienced rape at some point in their lifetime, according to the National Rape Response Services.


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Perez Hilton on the First Argentine Pope: "The Catholic Church Wants To Engage Latinos" (EXCLUSIVE)
By Lee Hernandez | 03/19/2013 - 14:17

The selection last week of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new Pope (the first-ever Pope from Latin America!), took some Latinos by surprise...in a good way


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Pope Francis I
The Way We Worship: Why Latinos Are Leaving the Catholic Church
By Franziska Castillo | 03/14/2013 - 11:20

More Latinos than ever are leaving the Catholic Church for other religions and spiritual practices—whether it be Pentecostalism, Islam or no spiritual practice at all. What the way we worship says about us as a changing community.


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Erica de Jesus outside the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center
A Place Called Hope
By Sandra Guzman | 02/06/2013 - 18:04

The name Sonia Sotomayor did not ring a bell for Demi Torres and Hillary Silva when they first heard it three years ago. They had been asked to help with a petition drive to change the name of the housing project where they live to honor its most famous former resident, the Supreme Court associate justice. But once the young women learned the story of the Puerto Rican girl who lived there five decades ago and is now one of the most powerful people in the country, they knocked on door after door.


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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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