Tips for Utilizing Reports

SCANNING is a VITAL SKILL in today’s information-packed world. Learning to be a good scanner will help you throughout your life. These reports are designed for easy scanning. You determine what is interesting and/or useful.

Just scanning this page will help you be informed. However, deeper reading is nice as well. It is up to you.

Each item has a number of elements including a headline with link to the original that will open in the same tab/window, the domain or site it came from, the country or US state the item is relevant to (if applicable), an open/close excerpt link, a link to open the item in a new tab, excerpts and sometimes media.

Excerpts & Media Most items have excerpts and some include media like video, audio, or screenshots. You can open and close ALL of them by clicking on the link right above the first headline. Also you can open and close each individual one by clicking the open or close link below each headline. Please note that clicking on an individual excerpt with close another you may have open. Here is a shortcut link to: View this report with excerpt of each article (like Google) .

Note about Media: videos, screenshots and other media don't always fit perfectly within the report's design. This is a known issue especially on mobile devices.

Tabs Trick: Opening a link in a new tab in the background while you stay on the same page is a great way to augment your scanning. Scan the headlines and click while holding down a key (Windows: ctrl+click Mac: cmd+click) to do this. You don’t break your scanning and can then later go through the tabs you have opened at your own pace.

Saving Articles: You could of course bookmark articles but I highly recommend either of these for saving the articles you want to keep or read later: or Stash. Either way organization is key.

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October 16th, 2017 Menu:
Hightlights : The Arts & Entertainment : Education : Business : Food & Drink : Health : Latina

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Congratulations to UWD’s Cristina Jiménez, 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Grant Recipient from

Cristina Jiménez Moreta, a co-founder of United We Dream, was announced today as one of 2017’s MacArthur “Genius” Fellows, and the immigration advocacy world is celebrating the recognition of one of our own. It’s a very impressive honor for one of our amazing friends. The MacArthur Foundation, every year, recognizes the creative contributions of individuals across a wide variety of fields, and previous fellows have included Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ta-Nahisi Coates. Individuals cannot nominate themselves, and must be nominated and selected by an anonymous committee of experts. Fellows receive $625,000, paid out over five years, to spend any way they choose; this year’s winners include scientists, historians, photographers, and community leaders.

This Is What It's Like To Be A Latina In The News - Interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera from

Refinery29 broached this subject with CNN anchor Ana Cabrera, who is part of a wave of prominent Latinas who are leading TV journalism. The Denver-born reporter grew up in a family that celebrated diversity, so it's no mistake that she ended up in an industry that exposes her to people from all walks of life. Since March, she anchors the weekend primetime edition of CNN Newsroom. But being a reporter that happens to be Latina can bring its own set of unique challenges — from being in an homogenous newsroom to staying calm when experiencing brushes with ignorance, in the newsroom and in the field. For example, when she was a young reporter in Spokane, WA, Cabrera was called a derogatory term while covering a wildfire. She was getting ready for a live shot when a nice local man came up to her to chat, and asked her what her name was.

Mexico's largest state rocked by slayings of women from : Mexico

Sevilla's gruesome death was part of a wave of killings of women plaguing the sprawling State of Mexico, which is the country's most populous with 16 million residents and surrounds the capital on three sides. The crisis of femicides — murders of women where the motive is directly related to gender — prompted the federal government to issue a gender violence alert in 2015, the first for any Mexican state, and has recently prompted outcry and protests. Sometimes the deaths are caused by domestic abuse. Other killings appear to be opportunistic, by strangers. Often the bodies are mutilated and dumped in a public place — which many read as a message to other women: There is no safe place, time of day or activity.

In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy? from : Latin America

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts for many of the 17. 1 million unsafe abortions performed globally each year, according to a new report in The Lancet, published jointly with the Guttmacher Institute, a research and policy group. Though worrying, this fact is unsurprising in a region where six countries ban abortion under all circumstances: the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua and Suriname. Such complete criminalization, even when fetal termination is necessary to save a woman’s life, exists in only two other places in the world: Malta and the Vatican.

Alina Falcón named SVP of Daytime Programming at Telemundo from

Alina Falcón assumes a new role as Senior Vice President of Daytime Programming for Telemundo network, after spending the past year as EVP, FIFA World Cup Programming. In her new role, she’ll head the growth strategy for the network’s daytime programming, including shows “Un Nuevo Día” and “Suelta La Sopa. ”

Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" Is the Longest-Running No. 1 By a Solo Female Rapper from

That means an Afro-Latina and dominicana is responsible for the longest-leading no. 1 song by an unaccompanied female rapper, an accomplishment that is historic for women in hip-hop. It’s obvious that women have faced longstanding challenges breaking into mainstream rap and battling sexism in the music business for equal exposure and radio play. But the achievement is even more commendable, given the continuing erasure of Afro-Latinas in pop culture, and particularly in hip-hop. Cardi’s accomplishment is one worth celebrating.

14-Year-Old Latina Artist With Down Syndrome Tackles Stigma from : Virginia

A young Latina artist has become the creative director of her company at only 14 years old. But Sophia Pineda's age is not the only interesting part of her story -- she also has Down syndrome. Pineda creates her pieces in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her family hopes her artwork will provide her independence and continued excitement, and that it will help reduce the stigma surrounding disabilities in the Latino community.

Los Angeles County Issues First Cannabis License To Latina Woman from : California

Yvonne DeLaRosa Green was awarded the first cannabis business license for Los Angeles County for her dispensary 99 High Tide Collective in Malibu. The city and county of Los Angeles are expected to become the capital of cannabis once the state of California’s regulated adult-use market is up and running. While Denver, Colorado, may have grabbed all of the early attention, California’s market numbers will be hard to top.

Denver Chicana Artist Arlette Lucero Talks Art Before Museo de las Americas Exhibit from : Colorado

The Chicano art community runs deep in Denver, and Arlette Lucero has been on the front line for decades, quietly educating children in the arts and illustrating storybooks, while also painting powerful women, using imagery rooted in mestizo culture with modernized focal points.

Annette Taddeo Sworn Into Senate After ‘Long Journey’ from : Florida

Two weeks after pulling off a major victory in a special election, Annette Taddeo was sworn in Tuesday as the first Hispanic Democratic woman to serve in the Florida Senate.

As a Single, Career-Driven Latina, the Struggle Is Real from

Have you ever felt like you were inches from breaking that glass ceiling only to find yourself stopping short of reaching the last level? All because you don't fit neatly into the cultural stereotypes and gender norms that often curtail a woman's desire to be more than a wife and homemaker. This is the reality I face as a single, career-driven Latina.

A 16-Year-Old Girl Was Strip Searched By Border Patrol Agents, And Her Father Is Seeking Justice from

CBS8 San Diego reports that on September 5, the teen and her two older sisters, who are 20 and 18 years old, were crossing the U. S. -Mexico border from Tijuana into the U. S. through the San Ysidro Port of Entry after visiting their grandmother. When a K-9 unit alerted officers in the general direction where the sisters were standing in line, they were taken to secondary inspection for questioning by U. S. Customs officials. The 16-year-old was separated from her sisters, taken to another room alone by two female Customs agents where her father, Scott Catlin, claims she was touched throughout her body. When agents detected a maxi pad on her, they performed a strip search on the teen to, as Catlin described to CBS8, “make sure the pad they already touched was not contraband or had contraband. ”


Rita Moreno Claims 20th Century Fox Production Head Buddy Adler Harassed Her from

Rita Moreno said tonight that Buddy Adler, the powerful one-time production head of 20th Century Fox and Academy Award-winning producer, pursued her and made her uncomfortable when she was a 19-year-old actress starting out in Hollywood.

How ‘High Mija’ Shatters Stereotypes About Pot-Smoking Latinas from

The term “pothead” elicits thoughts of burnouts like Cheech and Chong, slackers like the fellas of “Half-Baked” or criminal Black and brown drug dealers wreaking havoc in inner-city neighborhoods – rarely cannabis-loving Latina academics, tías, professionals, hairdressers, movement leaders, bikers or artists. Enter Tahnee Udero, a Chicana from Albuquerque, New Mexico whose zine High Mija is using coming-of-age stories, pop culture GIFs and feminist memes to dispel negative connotations of stoners while encouraging other weed-loving muchachas to come out of the smoky shadows.

7 Tips From A Latina CEO Who Doesn't Want You To Ignore The Aha Moment That Could Change Your Career - Audrey Ponzio from

Before Audrey Ponzio made the decision to become an entrepreneur, she spent close to a decade rising through the ranks at Edelman. Ponzio started as an Account Supervisor and worked her to Senior Vice President overseeing multicultural communications. Her career had found its footing in the multicultural space and it was a client she worked closely with then that paid it forward in a significant way.

A Mexican immigrant awed by the abundance of American grocery stores from : Illinois

Elizabeth Franco, 31, moved to Chicago from Mexico City in 2015. She returned to Mexico that same year but moved back to Chicago in 2016 and has been living in Pilsen ever since. She's now a legal resident and works at Casa Michoacan, an educational nonprofit in Pilsen that promotes cultural activities and works to advance immigrant rights. This interview was conducted in both English and Spanish and translated from Spanish by the interviewer.

Latina knew she had skills to make an impact in Rochester early on from : New York

Most teenagers don’t figure out their career path or what they are truly meant to do until they get older. That was not the case with Yversha Roman. From her very first job at the age of 15 as a peer educator and outreach worker for Action Front Center providing HIV/AIDS prevention and education, to her current role as senior relationship manager and Latino leadership development program coordinator for the United Way of Greater Rochester, Roman has always been focused on two things: helping others and enacting change.

Lilliam Rivera’s debut novel highlights love for YA genre - The Education of Margot Sanchez from

Margie Longoria was immediately drawn to the cover of “The Education of Margot Sanchez,” which features a young Puerto Rican girl looking serious with her arms crossed and big curly hair. Longoria, a Mission High School librarian, picked up the Young Adult novel during a visit to a bookstore and read the author’s name — Lilliam Rivera.

Tequila CEO Bertha González Nieves Knows Where to Get Great Salsa from : New York

As the co-founder and CEO of Casa Dragones tequila, Bertha González Nieves spends much of her day drinking on the job. “Does it sound like I’m drinking all day long?” she jokes. “I try to limit it. ” She makes sure to balance it out with hearty meals, and this week, that included duck carnitas at Cosme, toro hand rolls at EN Japanese Brasserie, and cacio e pepe scrambled eggs at Empire Diner. (Plus, a few glasses of sake and wine, for good measure. ) Read all about it in this week’s Grub Street Diet.

Chasing away Mexicali Blues with tostadas from

More than 5,000 kilometres from Halifax, Mexicali is a bustling border city with more than a million people. It is known outside of Baja California primarily for its agriculture, its maquiladoras (factories), its Chinatown (la Chinesca), its tostadas and that Grateful Dead song Mexicali Blues. (Is there anything a man don’t stand to lose?) It’s also where Columbian-born Cristina Gomez called home before moving to Halifax. Of all the things she misses the most about her home in Mexico, aside from the hustle and bustle of big-city life, it’s the access to fresh food on every street corner, from taco stands to mariscos (seafood) street carts.

From Cuba to Capitol Hill: One RNC staffer's journey to the US from

For more than 10 years, Yali Nunez has kept the backpack. It's small and black, with three pockets, so it doesn't take up much room. She keeps it because that little Mike Mike backpack is a constant reminder of a monumental change in her life. Nunez bought the backpack in Honduras when she and her family arrived there in 2003, and it has traveled from there to Guatemala, across the country's northern border into Mexico, and, finally, to the United States.

WLTV 23 adds Sosa as digital journalist from : Florida

María Alesia Sosa has joined WLTV Univision 23 as a digital journalist. She’ll be producing digital content for the Miami station website.

The Artist Behind 'Veteranas y Rucas' Talks About Her Place In Boyle Heights' Battle Against Gentrification from : California

Boyle Heights, a neighborhood just east of downtown Los Angeles, is the epicenter of a gentrification battle that shows no signs of letting down. For years, the tight-knit community has fought tooth and nail against developers who they believe are only interested in installing high-priced residences and businesses in the area, which would lead to higher rents and a more expensive cost of living, resulting in the displacement of many people who live currently there. Activists have protested against the development of luxury apartments, a trendy coffee shop and retail/medical buildings near Mariachi Plaza.

The “First Lady of Tequila” Provides an Insider’s Guide to San Miguel de Allende from : Mexico

When Casa Dragones cofounder Bertha González Nieves launched the high-end sipping tequila label eight years ago in the central Mexico city of San Miguel de Allende, she says it was the independent spirit and courage of the city’s legendary Dragones cavalry that drew the brand there. (Some background: The cavalry played an integral role in precipitating Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1810. )

I'm Blonde, Blue Eyed & Tired Of Defending My Latina Identity from

It was the second week of my sophomore year of high school. I was feeling triumphant — a little cooler than my freshman self, since I was no longer the new girl at my New York City private school. During a free period, my friends and I were sitting in a quiet hallway doing algebra homework. And then, from the murmurs at the end of the hall, I heard one word come from the mouth of one of my white, male classmates: “Spic. ”

This Latina Tattoo Artist Is Taking On A Male-Dominated Industry And Killing It from

Meet Michelle Santana. Whether you've been looking for your next tattoo inspiration or simply scrolling through your Instagram feed, chances are you've probably seen some of Michelle's amazing tatts. Her portfolio boasts an eye-catching collection of delicate lines and lettering that pleases our aesthetic-loving corazones.

7 Latinas Get Real About Body Image and Their Insecurities from

We got seven Latinas to open up about their insecurities and how they learned to love and embrace their bodies – despite the beauty standards that are constantly thrown in their faces. Check them out and be inspired!

Wells Fargo welcomes a new Latina leader from

For Tiffany Tavarez, there are a number of reasons why she chose to pursue becoming part of the philanthropic side of a major corporation. One is that philanthropy helped her to build her own career, noting that donors such as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (link is external) and the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust (link is external) helped fund her college education, providing her the wherewithal to become the first woman in her Dominican family to earn a university degree, graduating magna cum laude from Temple University.

Nathalie Kelley On Playing a Latina on 'Dynasty' Reboot from

In 2017, Dynasty has returned on the CW — with a newly diversified cast that includes Blake Carrington’s gay son, Steven (James Mackay), as well as black actor Sam Adegoke playing chief Carrington rival Jeff Colby. Most intriguingly, Krystle is now Cristal Flores, a Venezuelan director of PR for the Carrington Atlantic energy empire. As played by Nathalie Kelley, a Peruvian-Australian veteran of shows like Unreal and The Vampire Diaries, Cristal is smart, savvy, confident and mysterious. In other words, she’s a soap star.

Hundreds of students attend forum with Ana Navarro from : Florida

Maria Pardo-Vera didn’t know what to expect as she lined up to hear political commentator Ana Navarro. The 21-year-old said she decided to go at the last-minute with her roommates, hoping to be inspired. The event, which took place in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. , was held as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Navarro was paid $20,000 for speaking, said Kendra Blandon, the director of the forum. About 400 students attended. Pardo-Vera, a UF psychology senior, said he related to Navarro’s conversation about the diverse Hispanic community and believing in your principles.

First Latina Fortune 500 CEO: Here's What Should Be Done About DACA from

As a refugee from Cuba, the ongoing debate about DACA—or what to do with children of undocumented immigrants—hits close to home for PG&E CEO Geisha Williams. Speaking at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D. C. on Tuesday, Williams was confident that a compromise could be reached among lawmakers. “We can figure out the immigration issue,” she said. “Main Street Republicans, moderate Democrats: There’s a lot of common ground there,” she said. “It’s about removing the rhetoric. ”