Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Paloma Goni’s ‘stop shaving’ revolution challenges cultural taboo

By Paloma Corredor, Voxxi Over the course of the last couple of weeks, a post written by the Spanish journalist Paloma Goñi is creating controversy and conversation all over the Internet over her decision to stop shaving. Goñi defines herself as “a very hairy woman” who one day got tired of the “hair removal torture”

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Latina state Senator fights Texas abortion bill: “This is about women’s health”

By Alessandra Hickson, NBCLatino One week after an 11-hour fillibuster by Texas Senator Wendy Davis, round two of an intense fight over proposed abortion legislation gets underway  in Texas. Governor Rick Perry called another special session so state...

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 25th, 2013

Documentary Investigates Sexual Exploitation at Farms Across the U.S.

By Neil Genzlnger, New York Times Plenty about the ways that much of our food is raised and processed is dismaying. Tuesday night’s “Frontline” on PBS, “Rape in the Fields,” makes the picture considerably darker, exploring persistent allegations that...

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

When a curvy body is healthy: Latinas as ideal of beauty and health

By Martha Garcia, Saludify Size 2, size 8, size 12 — what is the size for “healthy”?  Latinas are often known for their voluptuous and curvy bodies. Just think Jennifer Lopez and her robust booty or Sofia Vergara...

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...

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Lawsuit: Mother Murdered in Mexico After Wrongful Deportation

By John Michaelson, Public News Service MERCEDES, Texas – The murder of a young woman following her deportation to Mexico in 2009 has led to a civil rights lawsuit against the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol as well...

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Obama Picks Former Campaign Official Katherine Archuleta as OPM Director

By Jordan Fabian, ABC News/Univision President Obama will nominate former campaign official Katherine Archuleta as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on Thursday, according to a White House official. Archuleta served as national political director...

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Angel Cordero: Unsung Hero In Freeing Abducted Women In Cleveland

By Huffington Post Latino Voices While Charles Ramsey has become an Internet phenomenon for his role in saving the three women abducted and allegedly raped for years in a Cleveland home, another hero’s efforts have passed by...

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Will Women Be Required to Register With the Selective Service?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It took more than 200 years for the United States to allow women to serve in the front lines of military combat. It might not take that long to require women to register...

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Minorities Wait Longer For Breast Cancer surgery

By Genevra Pittman, Reuters/Chicago Tribune NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among young women diagnosed with breast cancer, black and Hispanic patients were more likely to wait weeks for treatment, in a new study from California. Researchers found...

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Gender Wage Gap is Harsher for Immigrant Women

By Erika L. Sánchez, NBCLatino It’s no secret that Latinas are the hardest hit by the gender wage gap. A recent analysis from the National Partnership for Women and Families showed that Latinas are paid 55 cents for every dollar paid...

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Dolores Huerta Inducted Into California Hall of Fame

By The Bakersfield Californian Labor leader and human rights activist Dolores Huerta was inducted into the California Hall of Fame during a ceremony Wednesday night at The California Museum in Sacramento, according to a press release. She is part...

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Mother Faces Deportation for Having Barking Dogs

By Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California and Axel Caballero, Cuéntame  Where would you expect to find half-a-dozen patrol cars on New Year’s Eve?  In Bakersfield, California, ranked in the highest ten percent of the most violent cities...

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