By Fox News Latino | 09/25/2013 - 12:00 | 0 Comments
For many a teenage girl in Latin America, a "quinceañera" party is a cherished rite of passage, a traditional coming-out celebration for 15-year-olds.
Not all families can afford the colorful gowns and other niceties for such parties, though. So for each of the past five years, Nicaragua's Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with...
By Celia Fernandez | 08/08/2013 - 12:42 | 0 Comments
The Las Vegas Metro Police Explorers put together two car washes this past weekend in order to raise money to cover funeral costs for a fellow Explorer who was killed last Thursday in a car-motorcycle accident.
Angel Velasquez, 19, died Thursday evening at Sunrise Hospital after a hit-and-run incident.
By Samantha Leal | 05/01/2013 - 10:21 | 0 Comments
Plan B, or the morning after pill, will now be sold as an over-the-counter drug and will be available for those 15 or older. While the pill used to be available for teens, the contraceptive was sold to those 17 or older, and only with a prescription. With the new law in place, those wishing to buy the pill can do so without seeing a pharmacist. ...
By Michelle Rivas | 08/28/2012 - 14:00 | 0 Comments
An alarmingly high number of Latina teens are attempting suicide and the number continues to increase. Latina teens report some of the highest rates of depression, attributed to their family relationships, lifestyle expectations and bi-cultural differences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every seven Latina teens...
By Samantha Leal | 07/02/2012 - 11:39 | 0 Comments
Two teens were shot in a park in Portland, Texas on June 23, one of them fatally. Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Kristene Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a nature area park in Portland by a couple that Saturday morning, reported ...
By Sugey Palomares | 06/26/2012 - 15:00 | 0 Comments
Alyssa Vera Ramos is the inspiring Latina of the week for her strong passion for theater and teaching. The Chicago native and Northwestern University graduate is a facilitator for the non-profit organization, For Youth Inquiry, a performing health collective, which helps inspire and educate inner-city teens. We...
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