Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Unaccompanied minors: How about some perspective

*The unaccompanied minor story constantly changes. Here’s the latest chapter, in the form of Homeland Security statistics that show how the number of unaccompanied minors has dwindled to half of what it once was. There’s more of a reason now to focus on the minors, and not on perceived border security and politics. VL By

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...

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...

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...

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Latino Kids as Pawns in the Soda Wars

By Tony Castro, Voxxi Are Latino kids being unfairly targeted as study subjects for obesity in youth and the relationship to drinking a lot of sodas? There is now a growing controversy over the cottage industry of...

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...

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Not a Lack of Latino Lit for Kids, But a Lack of Awareness

By Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal Librarians who serve children in predominantly Latino communities were shocked this past December to read a New York Times article claiming that there is a dearth of Latino characters in books written for young readers—a...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

One Step Ahead: San Antonio Invests in Early Education for Latinos

By Salud Today San Antonio business officials, educators, residents, and government officials have invested in free preschool for thousands of low-income, mostly Latino children, PolicyLink reports. Voters approved a one-eighth penny increase in sales tax to pay for...

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Puppets and Peers for Latino Obesity Prevention

By Salud Today Check out this great video about the Hispanic Health Council’s (HHC) comprehensive approach to the prevention of childhood obesity, through promoting healthy eating physical activity and access to healthy affordable food. HHC uses community-based research, evidence-based...

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Latinos Shifting Black-White Paradigm in Memphis Schools

By Stan Washington, New America Media MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hispanic parents in this city care about the education of their children just as much as any other ethnic group, declared one Hispanic mother, Marta Lopez, during a recent...

Friday, March 1st, 2013

U.S. Sequester Cuts Would Harm Latino Babies

By Khalil Abdullah, New America Media WASHINGTON, D.C.–Thousands of unborn Americans have no say on whether the process of across-the-board federal budget cuts – the so-called “sequestration” — should move forward after officially going into effect today. Although...

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

MacArthur Foundation: A New Digital Divide That’s Hard to Cross

By Mike Cassidy, San Jose Mercury News This divide isn’t about who has computers and who doesn’t; or who does and doesn’t have Internet access. This divide is between kids whose families have the means and know-how to...

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