By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/03/2011 - 14:30
Following up on a White House meeting about the vital role of U.S. Latinos in America’s future that included celebrities like Eva Longoria, Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Rosario Dawson last week, the White House on Monday announced a series of nationwide community conversations on the topic and announced a new web page dedicated to Latino issues and initiatives: whitehouse.gov/Hispanic.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 04/15/2011 - 00:20
With cuts to health care programs and education grants and changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food program, the federal 2012 budget proposed by House Republicans would be devastating for Latino families, said officials at the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda on Thursday.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.