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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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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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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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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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