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Latinos concerned about economy, doing better financially

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  Trying to find consensus in the Latino population can get quite complex due to the variety found in the culture, originating from different national roots and the amount of diversity within the ethnic group. There is also complexity within the family setting, some members are here illegally, have a visa to reside here permanently Read More

Tools for a successful college career

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  College readiness programs are an ideal tool to help high school students transition into college. Getting an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree  is a great achievement. The only way to reach this goal is to think positively and have the support of family and friends. Most importantly, a college readiness program includes having Read More

Maite Perroni and Pantene Beautiful Lengths Invite the Country to Donate Eight Inches of Healthy Hair

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Did you know that, according to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1.6 million people in the United States diagnosed with cancer in 2014? 810,320 of those cases will affect women. As if the diagnosis of cancer isn’t life altering enough, the hair loss relating to the cancer treatment can deeply affect Read More

Hispanic vs Latino: Revisited

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  Are you Hispanic or Latino?  That’s a question that most of us who live in the U.S. have never been asked.  But what does it mean to be Hispanic or Latino? Hispanic refers to language and points to your ancestry whereas Latino refers to geography.  Hispanic is used to refer to anyone who was Read More

An open letter to Ken Alpern

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  Dear Ken: I read your article The Most Racist Statement of All: Latinos Are Incapable of Following the Law several times and I’m still a bit unclear about its message. As a professional communicator, I realize the power of provocative headlines and sensational copy, but I’m also in the camp that after the headline, Read More

A new protest in Spain

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  Protest demonstrations have been key to big movements for centuries now. Whether it be for woman rights or better pay, protestors have showed that they will stand up for what they believe in. Recently in Spain a unique protest took place involving shepherds and their sheep. They where defending ancient grazing, droving, and migration Read More

Border deaths drop

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The tally of those who have died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has been the lowest in 15 years with the combination of many turning themselves in, fewer taking the risk, and the help of rescue beacons. The  Rio Grande Valley in Arizona had 307 deaths, the lowest number since 1999. Arizona has had Read More

A Teacher Whose Drive Has Changed Many Lives

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FiOS has done an excellent job highlighting the achievements of Latinas/Latinos who have made a significant impact in their communities through their series #CreaFuturo. One of the pieces that impacted me directly was a story about Zara Marselian. Zara Marselian founded La Maestra Community Health Centers: an organization that cares for the health of Hispanic Read More

Forgotten children of deportations

reuters.com

It’s no secret that many deportations happen every year. In 2012, almost 450,000 undocumented people of Mexican origin were apprehended according to Homeland Security. When deportations happen, it doesn’t only affect the deportee, it affects the entire family. Journalist German Gonzalez and writer Arturo Garcia captured the stories of children who have lost one or Read More

Cuba joins the US in the fight against Ebola

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It is very unlikely to hear of Cuba joining forces with any country for a greater cause, considering the fact that the country is run by  communist party members. But according to Fidel Castro, former leader of the country, Cuba will do just that. The country is ready to join American troops in West Africa Read More