Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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 […]

Record Number of Latinos Sworn in to 113th Congress

A record number of Latinos were sworn in yesterday to the 113th Congress, with three U.S. Senators and 28 Latino House members making up the historic number. According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the 113th Congress is “the largest class [of Latinos] in our nation’s history.” Nine of these […]

Two Latinos Nominated by President Obama to Philadelphia Federal Court

President Obama nominated two Latino judges from Philadelphia to fill in vacant seats for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro and Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, along with Judge Jeffrey L. Schmeh, were nominated by the President Tuesday morning and are waiting to hear a majority vote […]

Breast Cancer Still Affects Latinas More Than Other Ethnic Groups

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and even though the death rate from breast cancer has been declining since 1990, the disease still affects Latina women at an alarming rate. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas. And even though Latinas have lower breast cancer rates than white women, they are […]

Hispanic Business Includes Maria Cardona In “Influentials” List

Hispanic Business released yesterday their 2013 “Influentials” list, where they included Maria Cardona for her work as a political strategist and expertise in the communications field. Cardona spoke with HispanicBusiness in an interview and touched on topics such as her upbringing, working as a political strategist, and how she feels being a Latina pushed her […]

Guest Blogger: Nancy Keenan “The Next Step in Standing Up for No-Cost Birth Control”

August 1 marked a momentous day for women. President Obama’s no-cost birth-control policy went into effect as part of the Affordable Care Act. This law holds some of the most important advances for women that we will probably see in our lifetimes. There are so many prevention services that women will now get at no […]

Latinas Nationwide Celebrate Launch of ACA Benefits

Press Release NEW YORK — Today Latinas nationwide celebrate access to contraception without co-pays, as well as the launch of a series of additional provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aimed at protecting women’s health. But even with these gains, millions of Latinas remain without access to life-saving care and contraception because undocumented immigrants […]