We Heard You President Obama! A Guide to Educational Resources for Latino Families
We Heard You President Obama! A Guide to Educational Resources for Latino Families
By Erika Ramirez | 03/29/2011 - 22:03

Something that resonated loud and clear to us from President Obama’s appearance on last night’s Univision town hall broadcast on Latino education was that if we don’t improve education, specifically for Latinos, then “we won’t succeed as a nation.”


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How You Can Help Stop Latinos from Being Bullied In School
By Latina Staff | 03/09/2011 - 14:51

As Latina contributor Franziska Castillo reported in the March 2011 issue of Latina, while bullying cuts across all social and ethnic groups, some recent studies show a disturbing trend: Our niñas and niños are currently among the most bullied students.


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WATCH: Daniel Hernandez Receives Standing Ovation at Tucson Memorial Service
WATCH: Daniel Hernandez Receives Standing Ovation at Tucson Memorial Service
By Mariela Rosario | 01/13/2011 - 08:30

At the memorial last night for the shooting victims and survivors of the horrific shooting in Tucson, the intern credited with saving the life of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Daniel Hernandez, earned a standing ovation for his passionate speech. Telling the crowd that he must "humbly reject the title of hero," a clearly overwhelmed and emotional Hernandez gave a short but touching speech about reserving that title for public servants and those who have dedicated their lives to helping others.


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Latino Repubs Crossing Line to Support DREAM act
Latino Republicans Crossing Line to Support DREAM Act
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2010 - 15:22

Some Latino Republicans are planning on crossing the aisle in order to support a vote on the DREAM act that Sen. Harry Reid, President Obama and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus want to push through during the lame-duck congress.

Republican U.S. Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL) called upon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring the DREAM Act to a vote. Republican congressman-elect David Rivera of Miami has also demonstrated support for the DREAM act.


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DREAM Act
Obama & Congressional Hispanic Caucus Push for DREAM Act
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/18/2010 - 15:45

The hundreds of undocumented students have held marches and sit-ins nationwide to pressure congress to pass the DREAM Act may be getting their wish—if President Obama and three high-profile Latino politicians have anything to say about it.


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Sylvia Mendez
Education Activist Sylvia Mendez to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2010 - 10:11

Sylvia Mendez learned about discrimination at a very young age. When she was just eight years old, her parents attempted to enroll her in a local all-White school, but were refused and told to take their daughter to the all-Mexican school in their California community. Her parents refused, especially when they witnessed the abundance of resources at the all-White school.


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Election Day!
Election Day!
By Stacey Rivera | 11/02/2010 - 08:44

After months of politicians courting our vote, and in some cases urging us not to vote, Election Day is finally here. While the outcome of the elections is unclear, what is clear is that these elections will be more influenced by Latinos than ever before. Still unsure who to vote for, or even if you are voting today? Read our election coverage here.

Republicans Urge Latinos Not to Vote in Nevada


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Election 2010: The Latino Vote
Election 2010: The Latino Vote
By Mariela Rosario | 10/26/2010 - 10:30

With the Hispanic community making up such a crucial number of voters in tight midterm election races all across the country, it seems like everyone is scrutinizing us.


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Obama Reaches Out to Latinos
By Stacey Rivera | 10/22/2010 - 12:04

As part of a $1 million campaign by the Democratic National Committee aimed at getting out the Latino vote, President Obama is in a new TV ad asking for help “defending what we started.”

The ads will run nationally on Univision, with Obama speaking in English while the narrator speaks Spanish.

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Obama Admin Considers Further Lift on Travel Bans to Cuba
Obama Admin Discusses Further Lift on Travel Bans to Cuba
By Elayne Fluker | 08/19/2010 - 16:00

The Obama administration is planning to further ease restrictions on travel to Cuba, which has been subjected to US sanctions since John F. Kennedy's presidency. According to recent reports, the announcement could come as early as next week, but no final decision has been made yet.


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