By Lee Hernandez | 03/22/2011 - 12:30
American Idol contestant Scotty McCreery’s recent revelation that he’s part-Puerto Rican made more than a few jaws drop – but not ours. We’ve always known that Latinos come in all shapes, sizes and complexions.
By Lee Hernandez | 01/21/2011 - 13:41
We don't know if you are watching OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, but you should be, if only to support Elizabeth Espinosa a contestant on Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star (Fridays at 9/8c).
By Mariela Rosario | 11/08/2010 - 12:28
Demi Lovato should be comforted by the fact that she is not the only teenage Latina to struggle with emotional issues. Unfortunately, as we reported in Sound the Alarm, written by Christina Hernandez for the March 2010 issue, suicide is an increasingly alarming trend among young Latinas.
One in seven Latina teenagers will attempt suicide. More Latina high school students will attempt suicide than black non-Hispanic (9.9 percent) and white non-Hispanic (7.7 percent) teen girls, reports the CDC.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/22/2010 - 14:00
Mexico's bloody drug wars have come to this: The new police chief in Pradexis Guadalupe Guerrero, Mexico, in the border state of Chihuahua, is Marisol Valles Garcia, a petite 20-year-old college student who stepped up when no one else would. Here’s what you need to know about this brave chica:
Who She Is: Born and grew up in Ciudad Juarez, which has the highest murder rate in Mexico, so she’s no stranger to violence. She is a fighter: a single mom to a toddler boy and a college student studying criminology.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2010 - 10:40
Marisol Valles Garcia is one brave Latina. The 20-year-old criminology student and mother was hired just this week as the newest police chief of Guadalupe, Mexico—a farming town located just miles away from the border in a region that has been riddled by cartel violence and drug trafficking.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/20/2010 - 10:30
A recent study by the National Center for Health Statistics revealed some interesting data regarding the ethnic breakdown of wireless data users.
Do you still have a landlines or do you rely on your cell phone and other wireless technology for most of your communication and information needs? Take a guess at our poll question below. We'll be back at the end of the day to update with the actual data, but for now, we want to know what you think!
By Stacey Rivera | 10/18/2010 - 09:40
Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor revealed to the The Fordham Law Film Festival Sunday night that the movie 12 Angry Men was key to her pursuing law. “It sold me that I was on the right path,” she told the audience.
The justice answered questions following the movie for an hour and revealed that she was “probably the most disappointed person in the room” because the movie’s director, Sidney Lumet, was unable to attend the screening as planned due to illness.