Latinas are our nation's greatest hope

Tucson-born book editor René Alegría sees his adopted hometown of Manhattan as a hotbed of ideas and trends. But he believes the biggest influence on U.S. culture will be Latinas along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In the 2010 Census, Latina mothers accounted for 56 percent of the country’s growth.

Inspired by women like his grandmother — who guided her children to be professionals although she was born in Mexico and never mastered English — he launched Mamiverse, a bilingual website and content provider geared toward women and mothers.

The site features advice columns, stories, entertainment, self-help articles, food and sports, written by best-selling authors such as Alisa Valdes.

“We are at a point in which Latino families, Latino kids, are the future of this country,” Alegría said. “If you educate and empower a Latina mother, you educate and empower an entire family.” READ MORE

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