Nov 27, 2014

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Water or leche?

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As I walk into the Latino hair salon/barbershop where I get my hair done, I observe a sweet scene: a young Latino dad feeding his son a biberón of milk while he talks to his buddies and waits for his turn to get his hair cut. When I take a second look at the scene, […]

College Prep: Starting Early (iVillage Post)

College Prep

Getty Images In January, colleges and universities across the country experienced record-breaking numbers of college applications. UCLA reported a stunning 61,498 applications, and Columbia University received a record 34,587, a 32% increase over last year. The increasing cost of a college education and the struggle to pay for those four years are clearly not slowing […]

New Latina Spotlight: Andrea M. Gutierrez, “Knowledge is Power”

Andrea Gutierrez

Degree(s) :: College/University: B.A. in Visual Arts :: University of The Pacific. Current Job/Professional Title: I am currently an Education Specialist at Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi, CA. I develop educational programming and curriculum for school groups, assist in animal care, coordinate major events. I also coordinate our private and public summer, fall and spring zoo […]

Being a Young-Looking Mother

Tara Trinity

“Ay pobrecita, she’s so young to have a child!”  Those comments come on a daily basis, whether I’m sitting on Amtrak, waiting for the bus, or at the pediatrician’s office.  The stereotypes fly as soon as my son is in tow.  I’m automatically placed in the she-must-be-a-poor-single-Latina-mother category.  These thoughts are not just assumptions, as […]

Homeschooling Your Kids Bilingual!

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What do you do when the schools in your community fail to meet your academic expectations?  Well, there’s private schools, of course, although they’re costly and vary in their academic rigor.  You can move to a “better” school district and pray that the schools are, indeed, better.  Some parents go as far as borrowing addresses […]

Bring Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez to the BlogHer 2011 Conference!

Generación Y, Yoani Sanchez

Being LatinaSmart is about expressing yourself and being couragous.  Today, we’re spreading the word on a smart Latina who’s using the blogosphere and social media to express herself and her fellow Cubans.  I hope her story will inspire you to use your blog to bring Yoani to the BlogHer 2011 conference, this summer. Here’s the […]

Who Inspires Me? Sonia Sotomayor’s Mother, Celina Sotomayor

Celina Sotomayor

Celina Sotomayor Watch Angélica Pérez-Litwin, publisher of New Latina, Jennifer Pons, Lauren Hand and Kelly Wallace on the iVillage Turbo Talk, speaking candidly about the women who inspire them (Hint — one is related to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor!); how they find that elusive balance so many of us are constantly seeking and whether a […]

Spotlight on Johanna Torres, Multi-Media Lifestyle Expert!

Johanna Torres, Multi-Media Lifestyle Expert!

Current job/professional title: Multi-media Lifestyle Expert/Editor/Blog Creator Company’s name: Mi Blogazine, Inc. Country of origin or family heritage? I was born the second of five children (as the oldest daughter) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. College studies brought me to Boston, MA, and the rest is history. Even though I have spent my adult years […]

LATINA-AT-HEART: Tracy Lopez: Una Gringa Bien Latina

Tracy Lopez

Latina-at-Heart  is a very special column here at New Latina.  This is where we celebrate and embrace our amigas who feel Latina, despite not being of Latino descent. They are invested in our culture and/or language, and fully understand what it means to be Latina. It is my pleasure and honor to put the spotlight […]

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