Friday, January 17th, 2014

Appeal Ruling Due Today on Woman Convicted in 2009 Murder of 9 Year-old Brisenia Flores

By Associated Press/San Fracisco Chronicle PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court is to rule Friday on an appeal for a former border activist sentenced to death for the killings of a man and his 9-year-old daughter during a 2009 home invasion in southern Arizona. Shawna Forde was convicted in 2011 of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Latino creates an international film festival – for children

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Armando Guareño always thought he’d be a doctor when he grew up, but when it came time for college, he says he just couldn’t deny his first love — film. “I remember going to...

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Just 1 in 10 pediatricians offer autism screenings in Spanish

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Many studies have shown that Latino children are less likely to get diagnosed with autism than other kids, and according to a new study, language appropriate screenings may have something to do with it. The study, which...

Monday, August 19th, 2013

LATINA STANDOUT: Meet Mexican-American Piano Prodigy Daniela Liebman

By Hispanically Speaking News You might not know who Daniela Liebman is but to truly appreciate her you must hear her.  Liebman is a Mexican-American piano prodigy who at the tender age of 11 is getting ready for her...

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Among the tacos and Mariachis, tiny youth orchestra blossoms in Boyle Heights

By Mary Plummer, KPCC Mayte Castro’s bedroom door is decorated with stickers that read,”In a world where you can be anything, be yourself.” Three sets of butterfly wings made out of fabric hang on the wall above...

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Five times the fun: Latino family welcomes quintuplets into the world

By Alex Hassel, NBCLatino As Jose Garcia wheels his wife, Bianca, around Methodist women’s hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, the soft-spoken couple is still reeling. On July 25th, they made five additions to their family. “She had texted me...

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Throwaway kids: disciplined California teens struggle to school themselves

By Susan Ferriss, The Center for Public Integrity LOST HILLS, Calif. — On a blistering May day in California’s Central Valley, most other 13-year-olds were in classrooms down the road. But Erick Araujo was under strict orders from...

Monday, July 15th, 2013

The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Like any mother raising two young children, much of my attention is focused on their education with an eye toward their futures and the opportunities they will have as adults in the workforce....

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

A Latina mom: We must open the doors for our gay children

By Queta Rodriguez Bauer, Latina Voices When my daughter came out, some 15 years ago (she is 32 now), I didn’t know what to do, what to say or how to react. At that time I had...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

As Demographics Shift, Kids’ Books Stay Stubbornly White

By Elizabeth Blair, NPR When it comes to diversity, children’s books are sorely lacking; instead of presenting a representative range of faces, they’re overwhelmingly white. How bad is the disconnect? A report by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at...

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Let’s hear it for STEAM – not just STEM – education

By Monica Olivera, NBCLatino There has been a lot of talk over the last couple of years about the importance of STEM education. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics play a critical role in our country’s ability to compete...

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Niño prodigio michoacano estudiará Física Cuántica en Harvard

By Notimex/Animal Político Un michoacano de 11 años de edad y quien es considerado como uno de los tres niños prodigio del país, viajará a Estados Unidos para estudiar en la Universidad de Harvard. De acuerdo con un reporte del...

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Racism key factor in Latino teens behavioral problems

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Non-Hispanic black and Hispanic adolescents are more likely to suffer the negative impacts of perceived racial discrimination compared to non-Hispanic whites, indicates a study from Laura M. Bogart of the Division of General Pediatrics...

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Growing Up Bilingual is So Good For You!

By Hope Gillette, Saludify As the world we live in continues to diversify and becomes increasingly connected, individuals who are bilingual or who speak multiple languages seem to have an obvious advantage. But while the ability to communicate...

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