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 with people from different cultures is a huge asset, bilingual children and adults experience some significant health benefits

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

My Mom Who Loves Music: A Mother’s Day Post

A guest post by mom, Maria C. Salazar In 1962, I was fourteen years old.  I had only been in the U.S. for a few months.  I felt like Cinderella attending my first concert; it was with...

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Who’s Caring For Our viejitos? Latino Caregivers at a Glance

By John Benson, Saludify America is getting older as the baby boomer generation eases into its senior years. This naturally includes the Hispanic population, which by 2019 is projected to be the largest racial/ethnic minority in the 65 and older...

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Wealth Gap Among Races Has Widened Since Recession

By Annie Lowrey, New York Times WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans suffered a loss of wealth during the recession and the sluggish recovery that followed. But the last half-decade has proved far worse for black and Hispanic...

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Latino Fertility Just Might Mean Economic Vitality

By O. Ricardo Pimentel, San Antonio Express News Some highlights of a nuanced talk in San Antonio recently on Hispanic demography by Emilio Parrado of the University of Pennsylvania: The Hispanic fertility rate is higher than it has been for...

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Latino Children Tragically Boom in Foster Care

By Toni Castro, Voxxi A historic number of Hispanic children are in the country’s foster care system, a dramatic change brought on by immigration and the assimilation of a growing Latino population into American society. The record...

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Mainstream Media Getting It: Latino Immigrants Are Immigrating

By Ian Reifowitz, Huffington Post You may be familiar with Samuel Huntington. He’s the political scientist who, in his last years, offered dire warnings that Hispanic and especially Mexican immigrants behave profoundly differently than immigrants coming to the U.S. from other...

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Letter From Mom of Sandy Hook Victim, On Daughter’s Birthday

By Adrian Carrasquillo, NBCLatino Ana Grace Marquez-Green, the little girl who loved to sing and dance, and was killed in a brutal school shooting at Sandy Hook elementary, was remembered by her mother Thursday on aFacebook tribute page, on what would...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Latina Teens Second Birth Likely Despite Knowing Prevention

By LatinaLista The first time a teenage girl gets pregnant it can truthfully be called an accident but a second, third or fourth time? A new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that while everyone can celebrate the...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The Wonders of Promoting School Involvement From Spanish Speaking Parents

  By Esther J. Cepeda, NBCLatino CHICAGO — Something bordering on the miraculous happened at my community high school the other night: The parents who speak only Spanish were included and respected in a meeting in a way...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Cuéntame An Honest Conversation

By Cuéntame An Honest Conversation is a sober, honest, and often painful short documentary featuring story vignettes from LGBTQ Latino youth, their friends, families, and the community in general. This documentary was first published by Cuéntame. Cuéntame...

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Latinos Increasingly in Favor of Gay Marriage

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino When it comes to gay marriage and Latino public opinion, the last few years have seen dramatic changes, according to Ingrid Duran. She and her partner, Catherine Pino, are one of  the nation’s most visible – and...

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Hablan Español? Do your kids speak Spanish?

By Claudia Sermeno, Being Latino That is a question that we as Latino Americans are used to asking of representatives of educational, community, political, service and other societal entities. But is this a question that we now...

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

CA 4th Graders Unite to Bring DREAMer Classmate Home

By Diana Bohn, Berkeley Daily Planet Rodrigo was a happy nine-year-old fourth grader at Jefferson Elementary School in Berkeley, where he lived since he was two years old. On January 10, 2013, Rodrigo and his parents, Reyna...

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