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Monday, August 5th, 2013

U.S. Latinas Changing America’s Consumption Landscape

By Hispanically Speaking News Women are the key factor in the buying power of the Hispanic population, integrating the Latino and American cultures into their decisions, according to a study released Thursday by Nielsen. The study, entitled “Latina Power Shift,” found that 86 percent of Latino women make the main purchasing decisions in their households,

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

How immigrant’s dream of opening gym for Latino children in L.A. became reality

By Erika L. Sánchez, NBCLatino Bertha Antaramian, owner of Twister Gymnastics in Los Angeles, was a physical education teacher and gymnast in her native country of Mexico before she came to the United States. Twenty years ago, she...

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Latina college student finds her own path

By Rocio Ortega, Latina Voices I could hear the crowd cheering, the backstage crew telling me to get ready and finally, it was my turn to step on stage. Before I knew it, there I was, standing...

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Needed: Latinas to help change lives

By Marcela García, The Boston Globe GROWING UP in Puerto Rico surrounded by a large, supportive family, Eneida Román learned to believe in the power of role models. As a girl, she wanted to be like her female cousins:...

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Upstart director rides Hollywood’s chase of Latino audiences

By Michael Martinez, CNN Hollywood, California (CNN) — In Hollywood’s chase for America’s new No. 2 demographic — Latinos — Carmen Marron stands front and center. Marron is an upstart director with an improbable rags-to-film-festival-success story that begins in...

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Texas’ war on Latinas

By Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, NBCLatino The Lone Star state jumped into the spotlight this week – a movie-worthy filibuster by Wendy Davis, a flood of demonstrators taking to the capitol, and a ramped up war of words...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Marvel-illosa

By Natalia Avilez, Latina Voices When it comes to comics, this Latina is a marvel. Working as the host for Marvel.com, Alexa Mendez provides fans with a weekly show, the “Weekly Watcher,” where she talks about everything going on...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

USDA Appoints Judith Canales as State Executive Director for TX Farm Service Agency

PRESS RELEASE (COLLEGE STATION, TX) -May 30, 2013– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed Judith Canales as the new state executive director (SED) for the USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA). Canales is a native of Uvalde,...

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

For Latinas, a Guide to Success at Work

By Valeria Fernández, New America Media Editor’s Note: Rose Castillo Guilbault, celebrated author of the memoir, “Farmworker’s Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America,” has just released a new work with co-author Louis E.V. Nevaer, entitled “The Latinas Guide to Success...

Friday, June 14th, 2013

At Fifteen, Latina High School Scientist Is Making World-wide History

By Joe Mayfield/Milton Torres, Popular Hispanic Meet Samantha Marquez, junior at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, a magnet high school in Richmond, Virginia. With a career in scientific research that started in...

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Pay gap tied to minimum wage; Latinas hit hardest

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino The fact that women’s wages lag behind men’s is nothing new, but a new report is showing that the minimum wage may have something to do with it. According to a study by the National Women’s Law...

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...

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

California’s Mental Health System Targeted Latinas For Sterilization

By Annie-Rose Strasser, Think Progress Latina women in California’s mental health system were disproportionately targeted for forced sterilization for seventy years, according to new research by the University of Michigan. Between 1909 and 1979, Latina women made up between...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The Science of “Latina’

Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA Dominican-American author Raquel Cepeda went on a search to find out about her heritage and identity. How? Through ancestral DNA testing. María Hinojosa speaks with Cepeda about her memoir, “Bird of Paradise: How I...

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