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Friday, September 6th, 2013

Big Hair

By Zoia Zentella, Latina Voices By the time I was 16 my hair was a mess, brittle, split ends. I was told that the remedy lay in a bottle of good conditioner; but the damage from my adolescent penchant for big hair stemmed from an urgent expression of independence, a drive to establish an adolescent

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Healthy Chicas aims to help overweight Latinas in Miami

By Elizabeth de Armas, Miami Herald Every Monday, Iomara Morejon looks forward to attending Healthy Chicas, a program at Miami Children’s Hospital that is designed to empower overweight and obese Latinas to become educated about healthy eating...

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...

Friday, August 16th, 2013

More Latinas leaving home for college

By Erika L. Sanchez, NBCLatino Gaby Ramos, 21, decided to move away for college against her parents’ wishes. “Having a Hispanic family, you’re expected to stay home until you get married. I knew my parents would freak out....

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Latina Leaders: From East LA to the White House, trying to improve the health of Latinos

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Dr. Elena Rios is much more than a doctor of internal medicine. She says ever since she was a teenager in her hometown of East LA, she thought, “How can we help our Latino...

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...

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...

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