By Fox News Latino | 09/25/2013 - 13:00
For many a teenage girl in Latin America, a "quinceañera" party is a cherished rite of passage, a traditional coming-out celebration for 15-year-olds.
Not all families can afford the colorful gowns and other niceties for such parties, though. So for each of the past five years, Nicaragua's Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Cancer and Leukemia has put on a quinceañera for girls from poor, rural families — teens who have the added burden of dealing with cancer.
By Celia Fernandez | 08/08/2013 - 13:42
The Las Vegas Metro Police Explorers put together two car washes this past weekend in order to raise money to cover funeral costs for a fellow Explorer who was killed last Thursday in a car-motorcycle accident.
Angel Velasquez, 19, died Thursday evening at Sunrise Hospital after a hit-and-run incident.
According to witness statements and evidence at the scene, Velasquez was traveling East on Sahara Avenue in a 2013 Honda motorcycle when the driver of a 2013 Volkswagen struck him as he was approaching Van Patten Street.
By Samantha Leal | 05/01/2013 - 11:21
Plan B, or the morning after pill, will now be sold as an over-the-counter drug and will be available for those 15 or older. While the pill used to be available for teens, the contraceptive was sold to those 17 or older, and only with a prescription. With the new law in place, those wishing to buy the pill can do so without seeing a pharmacist. cashiers will be responsible for age checks.
By Michelle Rivas | 08/28/2012 - 15:00
An alarmingly high number of Latina teens are attempting suicide and the number continues to increase. Latina teens report some of the highest rates of depression, attributed to their family relationships, lifestyle expectations and bi-cultural differences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every seven Latina teens attempts suicide.
By Samantha Leal | 07/02/2012 - 12:39
Two teens were shot in a park in Portland, Texas on June 23, one of them fatally. Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Kristene Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a nature area park in Portland by a couple that Saturday morning, reported Corpus Christi Caller Times. Olgin, whose father is Hispanic, was found dead.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/26/2012 - 16:00
Alyssa Vera Ramos is the inspiring Latina of the week for her strong passion for theater and teaching. The Chicago native and Northwestern University graduate is a facilitator for the non-profit organization, For Youth Inquiry, a performing health collective, which helps inspire and educate inner-city teens. We got a chance to chat with Alyssa about her community work and love for the arts. Check it out below!
What inspired you to pursue a career in the drama arts?
By Sugey Palomares | 06/26/2012 - 13:51
Naya Rivera knows how to work it for the cameras as the infamous Glee character Santana Lopez, and now she's shining some of light on fresh-faced hopefuls for The Glee Project on the Oxygen channel.
The reality series prepares industry rookies for an audition of a lifetime for the FOX hit musical comedy Glee, and the winner gets the opportunity to star in seven episodes of the upcoming season. First, the aspiring stars will have to win Naya over and pass her critical training session.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/19/2012 - 12:00
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