The Latina Adolescent Suicide Prevention Campaign was launched this week at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., to help inform young Latinas about how to seek help and prevent suicide in their community, reports El Diario/La Prensa. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among young people between 10 and 24 years of age in the United States. Research shows that adolescent Latinas have the highest rate of attempted suicides among groups of teenagers in the nation: 21 percent of Hispanic… Continue
Added by News on December 2, 2008 at 1:31am —
Nearly 1 million Mexican migrants living in the U.S. are expected to head home for the holidays, but relatively few are returning loaded down with gifts and cash this year.
Many are simply moving back after losing their jobs in the U.S. economic crisis, a disappointing turn for an annual journey that has become a cherished tradition in towns and villages across Mexico.
In many impoverished hamlets, migrants are usually welcomed home with lavish festivities. Townspeople… Continue
Added by News on December 2, 2008 at 1:27am —
Barack Obama's inauguration is still nearly two months away, but you can already hear the thawing sound over the Florida Strait. Latin America experts anticipate that Obama will quickly make good on his campaign promise to "immediately" revoke the restrictions imposed by George W. Bush in 2004 that severely limit Cuban-American travel and remittances home. Obama has also vowed to shut the Guantánamo Bay prison, long a gringo thumb in the eye to Cubans (and all Latin Americans).… Continue
Added by News on December 2, 2008 at 12:55am —
Hold the pavochón, the pasteles and the pumpkin flan.
In at least one Latino household in the city, this Thanksgiving will turn into a scene out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
The reason? The election of Barack Obama, and the born-again patriotism it has inspired even in the most cosmopolitan of New Yorkers.
“It’s cool for us to be gringos now,” says Vanessa Arce, 33, laughing. “It’s a bit of a joke, but it’s a joke… Continue
Added by News on November 26, 2008 at 1:08pm —
When he was growing up in Mexico, Cesar Vera was fascinated with Thanksgiving, which he had heard about from television but otherwise knew nothing about. Today, having been in the United States for years, he has embraced the holiday wholeheartedly.
“For us, it is great, there is no religion involved and we are just grateful for it. We are completely converted. We look forward to this holiday. It’s a well-deserved break. We just go for it all the way, the traditional Thanksgiving,”… Continue
Added by News on November 26, 2008 at 1:05pm —
May you enjoy this thanksgiving holiday al lado de todos sus familiares y otros seres queridos and don't forget to give thanks for all that you have been bless with this past year specially health and work. Pidan por la reunificación familiar a través de una reforma de inmigración justa para todos. God Bless and don't forget to laugh a lot it's good for the soul!
Added by Maggie Rivera on November 26, 2008 at 12:20pm —
A disporportionate number of black and Latino students are stuck in the city's worst schools, a Daily News analysis shows.
About 30% of students in schools given "report card" grades last month are African-American, yet blacks make up 41% of the classroom rosters in schools rated D or F.
Similarly, Latinos are 39% of the population in the graded schools - but they make up 47% of the kids in those with the lowest rankings.… Continue
Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:45pm —
President George W. Bush couldn't fix it. Neither could several sessions of Congress.
But several groups in the Bay Area are already sending their immigration policy suggestions to President-elect Barack Obama, hoping he can break the stalemate that for years has prevented lawmakers from enacting comprehensive immigration reform.
"Immigration is going to be kind of sticky, but I know he's going to do something," said the Rev. Marvin Webb of Richmond's Bethlehem Missionary… Continue
Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:41pm —
Barack Obama's election as U.S. president has provoked a rise in hate crimes against ethnic minorities, civil rights groups said on Monday.
Hundreds of incidents of abuse or intimidation apparently motivated by racial hatred have been reported since the November 4 election, though most have not involved violence, said the Southern Poverty Law Center.
White supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Council of… Continue
Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:38pm —
Barack Obama borrowed more from the immigrant labour movement than just a slogan.
Just as Latinos historically had marched for worker rights to the chants of "Yes, we can," ("Si, se puede"), they organised and stumped by the thousands this year to help elect Obama.
Although they initially leaned more toward Hillary Clinton, Latinos threw support to Obama by 67% nationwide, increasing their turnout, delivering several key states and gaining clout in the Democratic party.… Continue
Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:33pm —
Yolanda Cuevas is living proof that the American dream is obtainable.
Founder, president and CEO of Cuevas Distribution Inc., a laboratory, medical and safety supply distribution company in Fort Worth, Cuevas is recognized as a pioneer in her industry and has captured nearly every top honor for her business acumen. Region III of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have… Continue
Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:28pm —
The smell of spicy meat permeates the tiny grocery store on Main and Racine streets.
Brimming shelves offer canned goods with brand names such as “Goya” and “La Morena,” along with spices and produce you don’t find at your average grocery store.
Customers murmur “perdoname” or “excuse me” as they squeeze through the narrow aisles to order chorizo sausage from the butcher or pick up some fresh tomatillos.
Soccer jerseys… Continue
Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:07pm —
An informative brochure about breast cancer, written in Spanish and English, has been produced to reach a growing young Latina audience in Marin County.
The effort is a collaboration between Zero Breast Cancer, a Marin-based nonprofit organization, and the Novato Youth Wellness Collaborative.
The target audience, said Zero Breast Cancer's Susan Schwartz, is Latina students and young women who might not know about preventative… Continue
Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:00pm —
With the election of former Democratic Sen. Barack Obama as president of the United States with overwhelming support from communities of color – 95 percent among Black voters and over 65 percent among Latinos – many Black Republicans, in contemplating their future, also are reflecting on their place in a party that critics say has always marginalized them.
Leading the way is former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele who has decided to run for chairman of the Republican National… Continue
Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 7:59pm —
More than three-fourths of young women, those ages 18-29 and known as Generation Y, want incoming President Barack Obama to make civil rights and racial justice top priorities of his administration, a survey says.
While Obama's election as the nation's first black president was interpreted by many as a sign of racial progress, findings in the survey done for YWCA USA suggest that much work remains to be done.
The survey, which was to be formally released Monday, also found… Continue
Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 7:56pm —
In a Pennsylvania coal-mining town last July, four high-school football players were accused of shouting ethnic slurs at a Mexican immigrant before a brawl erupted and Luis Ramirez, 25, was killed.
Three of the teens were charged with ethnic intimidation, and the attack became part of a growing category of crimes reported in the U.S.: hate attacks against Hispanics.
Attacks on Hispanics grew 40 percent from 2003 to 2007, outpacing the estimated 16 percent increase in the… Continue
Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 7:52pm —
Michigan has the highest outbound migration of any state in the country, and at 8.5 percent claims the nation's highest average annual unemployment. Commerce overall has posted dramatic losses, yet business within the state’s Hispanic community is flourishing. READ FULL STORY
Added by News on November 20, 2008 at 11:51am —
19 de noviembre, 2008
Barack Obama no es aún el Presidente de Estados Unidos, pero las especulaciones ya crece sobre las decisiones que tomará. El país no sólo se encuentra en una de las crisis económicas más graves de su historia, sino que también está entre dos guerras.
Los demócratas llevan ocho años esperando volver a liderar el Gobierno y remediar el desastre que dejó el presidente George W. Bush. Empezarán por la economía y la política fiscal, la guerra de Irak, el… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sanchez on November 19, 2008 at 8:00am —
We all know someone like Marcelo Lucero—an immigrant who was working hard, sending money home to help his family in Ecuador, dreaming of returning to the country he left but already long settled and accustomed to a nation that has benefited from generations of men and women like him.
This was lost on the gang of youths that hunted for “a Mexican,” as reported, surrounded Lucero and who one of them killed last Saturday in Patchogue, Long Island.… Continue
Added by News on November 19, 2008 at 1:09am —
They're soldiers like any others, enduring the grind of military life and sometimes risking their own as peacekeepers in hot spots like Afghanistan. But these troops defend a flag that is not their own.
Spain has struggled to recruit soldiers since it abolished the draft in 2000 and created an all-professional army.
At one point it even lowered the IQ threshold for enlistees, although it later raised it again, and eventually opened up the military to… Continue
Added by News on November 19, 2008 at 1:04am —