Wednesday, June 26, 2019

UN warns of imminent immigration crisis as more women flee Central America

The United Nations delivered a warning to the U.S. in a new report, suggesting that the rising number of women and refugees fleeing their homes in Central America warrant urgent attention. The escalating gang violence spurring the mass, forcible migration is the same catalyst of the so-called surge of migrants that saw over 66,000 unaccompanied […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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 […]

Latinos Still at Higher Risk of Diabetes than Other Groups

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and statistics reveal that Latinos develop diabetes 1.5 times greater than White Americans, making Latinos one of the top racial and ethnic groups at higher disk of diabetes. Many researchers believe that Latino Americans run a higher risk of having diabetes due to inherited genes from ancestors. In addition, poverty, […]

FCC Data Reveals Low Number of Latino Media Ownership

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a report last week which shows that Latino-owned media outlets are low in numbers, with Latinos owning only 2.9% of full power commercial television stations. “I commend the FCC for releasing this data, but it is a day late and a dollar short. The data alone does not account […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Leader Pelosi is a Tremendous Asset for the American People”

Following House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s decision to remain in leadership in Congress, the question about her being good for the Democratic Party has been making its rounds. As a woman and a Latina Democrat, I cannot be more thrilled that she continues to be our leader in the House, and believe she is an […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Romney’s Empty ‘Binders Full of Women'”

Mitt Romney showed up Tuesday night talking about “binders full of women” being brought to him when he was governor. Sounds kind of kinky and certainly not something you want to be touting. The phrase was part of Romney’s answer to a question from an audience member at the second presidential debate about how he would “rectify […]

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 […]

Maria Cardona Hangs Out with Norah O’Donnell and Face the Nation

On Thursday July 12th, Maria Cardona, Dewey Square Group Principal and Latinovations Founder, joined a panel of experts through a Google+ Hangout virtual chat to discuss the 2012 campaign and the importance of the women’s vote. The panel was hosted by CBS’ Norah O’Donnell for Face the Nation, and was comprised of GOP Strategist Leslie […]