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3 November 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Black and Latinx enrollment in clinical studies has nearly doubled in HIV vaccine clinical trials due to the HIV Vaccine Trials Network in Cleveland implementing an engagement model that addresses community distrust t...
22 October 2020
Under 800 Words
Civic and advocacy groups fight disinformation targeted at Latinx voters and conduct voter registration and education outreach. Voto Latino encourages young people to help older relatives spot disinformation and train...
9 October 2020
Fresno, California, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Latinx politicians hold 48% of all elected positions in Fresno County, gains made possible by the California Voting Rights Act. The law calls for local governments to use district elections instead of citywide races i...
5 October 2020
California, United States
In California, two laws have helped to open opportunities for less experienced candidates to win state and local offices, which has increased representation among people of color. A 1990 law set term limits for the st...
19 August 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States
Alimentando el Pueblo (Feeding el Pueblo) is a pop-up food bank, started because of Covid-19, that stocks the food staples of Latinx dishes. There is a Mexican, a Central American, and a Caribbean box to choose from a...
10 July 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
The Latino Task Force emerged in response to Covid-19 and has effectively provided services to the Mission District’s Latinx community. Formed by longtime grassroots activists turned influential community leaders, the...
18 June 2020
Washington, United States
Employees at 7 Yakima Valley fruit packing plants, who are predominately Latinx, went on strike to protest inadequate protection and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic. Agricultural workers accounted for nearly one-fift...
2 March 2020
Texas, United States
Texas voter registration initiatives are aimed at Latino voters, where less than 41% of eligible Latinos voted in 2016. Voto Latino focuses on college campuses, registering 15% of all new Texas voters in 2018. Southwe...
22 April 2019
El Paso, Texas, United States
For undocumented youth who commute between El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico for school, finding a community to connect with and feel safe in is especially challenging. The Christian youth organization Young Life is t...
9 July 2018
San Antonio, Texas, United States
A San Antonio art exhibition challenges the prevalent myth that the Alamo was a selfless Anglo sacrifice for independence by using historical records, past Chicano art, and contemporary art to show the battle was to p...
13 June 2018
Tucson, Arizona, United States
In 2014, Tucson schools found that performance and graduation rates improved dramatically when students completed classes in Mexican-American studies - the achievement gap closed within a matter of a few years. Now, a...
23 May 2018
Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
After an incident where a Latino teen was hurled into the ground by white teenagers, and they put a noose around his neck, Tamara Parson jumped into action. She started by organizing town halls with panels made up of ...
Boyle Heights Beat
14 September 2017
Los Angeles, California, United States
Two Latina entrepreneurs in Los Angeles teamed up to build Shop Latinx, an Instagram and web platform that makes it easy to support Latinx-owned businesses. The platform has amassed over 13,000 followers in its first ...
26 April 2017
Undocumented immigrant youth are turning to activism to find their voice. Across the nation, young undocumented high school students are finding support within activism groups and fighting for change. “I started to se...
16 March 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Students who have experienced trauma, most common in high-poverty areas, are more likely to benefit from counseling and support rather than punishment. However, most large U.S. school districts with high poverty rates...
3 November 2016
Around 2 million Columbians are enrolled in a government funded program aimed at helping people forgive one another. Former guerilla fighters, militants, and victims of violence get together to talk to each other. “I ...
18 May 2016
Brownsville, Texas, United States
In an attempt to address liver disease, diabetes, obesity and other health issues, Brownsville has launched a comprehensive, cohesive approach to promoting health, being named a model for other communities across the ...
16 May 2016
El Paso, Texas, United States
Hepatitis C is a deadly disease that has yet to be eradicated in the United States (and worldwide). Organizations in El Paso and across the country are working to get people tested and treated for the virus.
15 May 2016
El Paso, Texas, United States
Liver disease is killing El Pasoans at an alarming rate and draining resources as sick patients end up in hospitals and emergency rooms – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Liver disease’s three main causes are preve...
11 July 2015
Provo, Utah, United States
The life-saving vitamin folic acid is added to flour in the United States, but Hispanics tend to eat little flour. Adding folic acid to corn flour would reduce birth defects in Hispanic women in the U.S.
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