Monday, October 14, 2019

Regina Romero likely to become the first Latina and the first woman to serve as Tucson’s mayor

Regina Romero, a councilwoman in Tucson, Arizona, beat back two Democratic challengers to become the party’s mayoral candidate and be in position to potentially become the first Latina and the first woman to serve as the city’s mayor. Romero, 44, who was also the first Latina elected to the city council, will face an independent […]

Actress Gina Rodriguez wants to make a difference in young women’s lives

Gina Rodriguez made headlines when she lent her Golden Globe dress to a girl for her high school prom, and then again when she used her Emmy campaign stipend to fund a college scholarship for a young undocumented woman, now the “Jane the Virgin” actress wants to help even more young women by helping to provide […]

A 28-year-old Latina just beat long standing congressman in New York

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district last night. “The reason I was able to do that is because we have built a legitimately strong grassroots movement of organizers here to hold it down for 24 to 48 hours,” she said, […]

Sobremesa – Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on tacos, politics, cultura and the state of Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you want to get to the truth of matters in the Latino community have a conversation over a meal, the traditional sobremesa that follows a feast. It’s where our gente relaxes and speaks frankly. We invited Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for a wide ranging conversation about old […]

Are Hispanic Girls Hitting Puberty Earlier As A Result of Childhood Obesity?

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Hispanic girls are hitting puberty at an average age of 9.3 years, a younger time frame compared to non-Hispanic white girls and girls of Asian descent, according to data published in the journal Pediatrics. Only African American girls were found in  the research to have an earlier puberty onset–at approximately 8.8 years. The […]

Guest Blogger: Jody Brannon “Striking Percentage Ages 6 or Older Identify as Latino”

The desire to connect with America’s growing Hispanic and Latino audiences has marketing firms parsing data, looking to help clients make sense of shifting demographics.  With the growth in immigration and U.S.-born Hispanics and their families, the marketing firm Experian has produced an analysis concluding that 16 percent of people in the U.S. ages 6 or older […]

Latino Teens Less Likely to Commit Suicide than Non-Latinos

According to new data from JAMA Psychiatry, one in 25 U.S. teenagers aged 13-18 has attempted suicide while one in either has thought about it. While alarming, a previous study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that Latinos were less likely to commit suicide when compared to non-Latinos ages 15-19. “This is very complicated,” […]

Change in U.S. Armed Forces Policy Allows Women in Active Combat Roles

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s Wednesday announcement that women in the U.S. Armed Forces will be allowed to be dispatched directly into active combat roles will affect the roughly 12.2% enlisted U.S. military Latinas. The new shift in policy overturns a previous 1994 rule “prohibiting women from being assigned to small ground combat units.” […]

Guest Blogger: Laura Pereyra “Latinas with Associates Degrees: 4 Steps to a Higher Salary Career”

With the new year right around the corner and with doubts floating about whether higher education is a worthy pursuit due to rising costs, Latinas still see the high value of investing in higher education, especially associate’s degrees. Female Latinas make up a whopping 62% of the 112,000 Latinos obtaining associate degrees. Overall, Hispanics make up approximately 13% […]

Latina Pregnancies in the U.S. Hit Record Low

According to a report by Pew Research, both immigrant and native-born Latinos experienced steeper birthrate declines from 2007 to 2010 than other groups, including non-Latino whites, blacks, and Asians. The report details that in 2011, the overall American birthrate hit a record low, with 63 births per 1000 women ages 15 to 44. The decline […]