Sheila E/Nicole Richie
EXCLUSIVE: Sheila E. On Nicole Richie: “She’s Mexican—It’s In Her Blood”
By Lee Hernandez | 11/28/2011 - 15:10

Because Nicole Richie was raised by an adoptive father (soul singer Lionel Richie), and his then-wife Brenda Harvey—but her biological parents are musician named Peter Michael Escovedo and her Aunt Sheila Escovedo's then executive assistant named Karen—people always wonder if the socialite/reality star identifies as Latina.


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New Redistricting Plan Marks Victory for Latinos in Texas
New Redistricting Plan Marks Victory for Latinos in Texas
By Amaris Castillo | 11/28/2011 - 14:00

After an arduous battle surrounding a controversy over the state’s congressional redistricting, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) released a statement recently about a new court-proposed plan that promises Latinos increased electoral opportunity in Texas. According to MALDEF, a new redistricting plan was released by three federal judges in San Antonio that will improve the representation for Latinos in Texas.


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70 Reasons To Love Being Latina in 2011!
70 Reasons To Love Being Latina in 2011!
By Latina Staff | 11/24/2011 - 13:21

It's Thanksgiving so we figured it was the perfect time to take a look back at the moments and people in 2011 that made us the most proud and thankful to be a part of the beautiful, diverse and brilliant community of Latinos in the United States. Click through our special flip book presentation online and then download it to share with your family & friends!


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10 Latinas Give Thanks Today
10 Latinas Give Thanks Today
By Amaris Castillo | 11/24/2011 - 10:00

In the spirit of Thanksgiving today, we asked Latina’s readers on our Facebook page to tell us what they’re most thankful for. We all have something in mind. The outpouring of stories was both overwhelming and touching – thanks to those who responded.

While we couldn’t pick everyone’s comment, here's what ten Latinas had to share:


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Latino College Enrollment Skyrockets
A New High for Latinos in College
By Amaris Castillo | 11/03/2011 - 11:00

Great  and hopeful news for Latinos across the country; the numbers of Latinos enrolling in college have spiked to unparalleled levels across California and the U.S!

Pew Center Report: Record Number of Latino Kids in College


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J.Lo Is Bringing Latina Laughs to MTV
Jennifer Lopez Producing New Latina Comedy for MTV
By Amaris Castillo | 11/02/2011 - 13:00

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV has ordered a half-hour comedy developed by Boricua superstar Jennifer Lopez.


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Star Tracker: Selena Gomez, Vicente Fernández, Christina Aguilera, and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 11/02/2011 - 12:00

— Even with her crazy schedule, our October cover girl Selena Gomez always squeezes in time to stay looking gorgeous. Just Jared Jr. reports that the part-Mexican teen star got dolled up recently for the STARS 2011 Benefit Gala, which honored Rich Ross, the chairman of the Walt Disney Studios.


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Sofia and Oscar
Sofia Vergara & Oscar De La Hoya Launching Health Website for Latinos
By Amaris Castillo | 11/02/2011 - 10:30

Would you want to get health tips from Sofia Vergara and Oscar De La Hoya? The Colombian actress and Mexican American former pro-boxer have reportedly teamed up to work on launching a health website for Latinos.


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EXCLUSIVE: 'The War We Are Living' - An Afro-Colombian Story
EXCLUSIVE: 'The War We Are Living' An Afro-Colombian Story
By Amaris Castillo | 11/01/2011 - 13:30

In Colombia’s Pacific southwest region, gold is abundant. So much so that it has helped sustain the livelihoods of the region’s Afro-Colombians for generations. But now, gold has become the center of friction between local people and militias in the area. The tension has been captured in a new PBS special called The War We Are Living, premiering tonight on PBS at 10 p.m. ET.


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Hayley Orrantia
EXCLUSIVE: Hayley Orrantia: “It Would Be So Great To Be Called The First Latina to Win 'X-Factor'"
By Lee Hernandez | 11/01/2011 - 11:15

There’s only one Latina on Simon Cowell’s new show, The X-Factor—but Hayley Orrantia (AKA Hayley O), says that’s all we need. The part-Mexican singer, who was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and is a member of the girl group Lakoda Rayne—says she wants to win the whole enchilada for Latinos!

We’re so excited to have a Latina on The X-Factor! Tell us about your Latin roots.


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