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Breaking News: Immigration Overhaul Passes in Senate
Breaking News: Immigration Reform Passes in Senate
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/27/2013 - 16:42

The moment has finally arrived. Today the Senate approved the most significant immigration overhaul - the bill drafted by the "Gang of Eight" to offer undocumented immigrants a ton of opportunity.


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ADHD
Why Are Fewer Minority Children Diagnosed with ADHD?
By Amaris Castillo | 06/26/2013 - 16:13

Latino and black children are half as likely to be diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as their white peers, according to a new study backed by Pennsylvania State University.


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LGBT Community Rejoice! Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
LGBT Community Rejoice! Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/26/2013 - 10:30

It's a historic time for the LGBT community! The Supreme Court struck down on a provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8, this morning.


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LGBT Family Acceptance
Family Acceptance is Main Concern for LGBT Latino Youth
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/21/2013 - 15:34

Being a young LGBT is not easy, but being an LGBT Latino is probably even harder! According to an article by the Huffington Post, the biggest concern for LGBT Latino youth is family acceptance.


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Shocked Latina Mom
The 20 Worst Things You Can Tell Your Latina Mom
By Amaris Castillo | 06/21/2013 - 09:09

If you're Latina, you're with me. There are just some things you can never tell your mami - unless of course you want to throw her into cardiac arrest. Throughout my life, I've been conditioned to learn of the kinds of statements that are better left unspoken in a Latino household - the list seems endless.


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Lawmakers See Breakthrough On Senate Immigration Bill
Lawmakers See Breakthrough With Senate Immigration Bill
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/20/2013 - 13:45

The first major compromise on the immigration bill currently being debated by the Senate has been reached.

Fox News Latino reports that the tentative agreement would stiffen the bill's border security requirements without delaying legalization for those living in the country unlawfully.


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Latina graduate
In NYC, More Latinos are Graduating High School
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 15:24

It's a good day in the world of education, at least in one part of the country. More Latino high school students in New York City are graduating at a higher rate than ever before, although sadly, the number of English Language Learner graduates still lags.


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Sebastien De La Cruz Sings National Anthem
WATCH: Sebastien De La Cruz Talks Racist Comments On 'Despierta América'
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 11:32

Little Mexican-American cutie Sebastien De La Cruz is not sweating his haters one bit. As a matter of fact, De La Cruz says the racist outpour on Twitter after he performed the National Anthem at Game 3 of the NBA Finals has actually helped him.


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Juanes at the 2013 Grammy Awards
WATCH: Juanes Takes On HIV Awareness for the Young Latino Community
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 10:12

Latinos account for approximately 21 percent of all new HIV infection cases in the U.S. According to statistical reports by the Centers for Disease Control, that's nearly three times the rate of infection for whites. Juanes has now taken this statistic and decided to run with in order to help build awareness for the young Latino community.


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Abigail Fisher
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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