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July 2009 Blog Posts (79)

Latinitas Noticias: Award for Young Female Social Entrepreneur

The Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards: Deadline August 1

By Jon Camfield @ 2:00 PM

Youth Service America is pleased to launch the first annual Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards to recognize two young female social entrepreneurs, ages 14 to 17, whose initiatives serve the common good. The awards are created in memory of Gladys Coccia, who began her entrepreneurial career when she was a young girl in West Virginia and later became a very successful businesswoman in Washington, DC. Nominations… Continue

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Added by Cynthia Echavarria on July 30, 2009 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

Cris Brown sounds like if he really regrets what happened. He had to realize what he did was wrong after did this. It seems that what he said was really but who is sure that he wont do this again. If…

Cris Brown sounds like if he really regrets what happened. He had to realize what he did was wrong after did this. It seems that what he said was really but who is sure that he wont do this again. If i was Rehana i would forgive him because why should you hold grudges but i wouldn't go back with him. Ones you've got hit by a man mot likely it will happen again. No matter if the go to court or put a restriction order. The bad thing is that after this Cris will be mark for life for hinting women.… Continue

Added by angelica on July 30, 2009 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

The Path to College, Day V

Today is a chill day, as much as possible. When applying for college, it is important to try and not get swamped in all the work. Take a day or two to pause and think about what you're doing. Think about career choices. Do you really want to be a doctor, or are you pursuing it just because your peers want you to? Take a day just to think about yourself, your surroundings, and the impact you want to have. If you have trouble coming up with thoughts, grab a sheet of paper and a pen and just start… Continue

Added by Sara Elizabeth Sanchez on July 30, 2009 at 10:52am — No Comments

my opinion on chris brown video

I think that Chris Brown was reading off something I don’t think he ment the

Apology I think it all a lie no matter what anyone says…. Yes I do like Chris Brown but he should have known better, me knowing that he lived with domestic violence in his home growing up but still he even said it “ I wont a girl” he said that on Tyra T.v show and not even a couple of months after he beats up Rihanna. Chris knows better in the video he shows no emotion at all, which gets me more upset. I…

Added by kimberly estrada on July 30, 2009 at 10:44am — No Comments

About chris browns apology

First of all i am sad that he did this to Rihanna =[
No one really knows the real story behin his actions.
The good thing is that he apoligizes and i am sure everyone is thinking he will do it again and that he is a better person. Hopefully his fans wont lose faith in him

Added by emily on July 30, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Path to College, Day IV

These past few days have been scholarship days. Scholarships are both beautiful and repulsive. The beautiful part about them is that they are free money for college. The bad part is that you are competing with thousands of other people. But, the beautiful outweighs the bad, by a ton.

The place I have started is at They have a scholarship search that can be tailored to your every need. The number of scholarships that come up are amazing! I got close to 100 for being a… Continue

Added by Sara Elizabeth Sanchez on July 29, 2009 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Hot Topic: Chris Brown

I have to agree with Jackie that Chris Brown does not really sound too genuine. It seems obvious that he is just repeating a speech he rehearsed (that probably wasn't even written by him in the first place). He made too much of an effort to seem sorrowful. Perhaps because he seemed so out of character. If that was truly heartfelt, it would have sounded more like him.

This is not to say that he is not sorry. I'm sure that he is, but maybe for not the right reasons. His career is… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on July 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Path to College, Day III

This weekend has been stressful. Truthfully, I have had to set aside all college matters to deal with finishing The Once and Future King, a brutally long, beautifully written novel about King Arthur and everything surrounding him. I am doing this for my AP Literature and Composition class, which is a college level senior english class. I haven't even started school and I can already tell how challenging it will be!

This class leads me to my next piece of advice for college:… Continue

Added by Sara Elizabeth Sanchez on July 28, 2009 at 9:28am — No Comments

BeginUIW Blog 2

So far, this week seemed to go by a lot faster than the first. I almost did not want to go home for the weekend, but I still missed my mom so I had to see her. Family values was the lesson of the week and I learned so much about how society can make or change or break family values. The main idea I had to embrace was the idea that society, government, or the media is ourselves so we, as people, can't point the finger at other "reasons" when we are the ones who make society what it is, who… Continue

Added by Anna-Alizette on July 27, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

HOT TOPIC Chris Brown

Someone needs acting classes..... We have to realize that Chris Brown is an entertainer with millions of dollars at stake. Obviously, he regrets getting caught because now the thousands of girl fans he had might give him the cold shoulder by not buying concert tickets and not buying his merchandise. I'm sure his publicist and managers spent a lot of time working on this speech. Unfortunately I don't think it was well thought through. The Oprah show, The View or Good Morning America would have… Continue

Added by Jackie Jaime on July 27, 2009 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Q&A: Kristinia DeBarge is “Exposed”

Q&A: Kristinia DeBarge is “Exposed”


by Grace Bastidas | 07.24.2009

Meet pop singer Kristinia DeBarge. As the daughter of James DeBarge, the 19-year-old hails from a big family of music makers responsible for '80s hits like “Rhythm of the Night.” Now it's her turn to shine: The half-Mexican beauty’s new album, Exposed, drops on Tuesday and she’s opening for Britney Spears’s Circus tour starting in August. I caught up with the rising star to talk… Continue

Added by Latinitas Intern on July 25, 2009 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Latinitas Hot Topic: Weekly Blog Question

Hey Latinitas! Express yourself & post a blog. Share your thoughts with other chicas. Click on the ADD BLOG POST button to respond to this week's hot topic: "WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CHRIS BROWN'S APOLOGY? "

Chris Brown has released an apology video statement about the domestic dispute that occurred between him and Rihanna this February. After pleading guilty to striking her, he has reached a deal with the court… Continue

Added by Latinitas on July 25, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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411: Summer Fun

Latinitas have a cure for summertime boredom. Find out how you can make this summer the best one ever!

FUN: The Throwaway… Continue

Added by Latinitas on July 24, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Latinitas Noticias: American Born Teenager May Be Deported to Guatemala

American Born Teenager May Be Deported to Guatemala

by Samantha Leal | 07.22.2009 | 1:00pm | 1 Comment

This article was taken from

A 13-year-old boy is caught up in court in Atlanta, pending a decision on whether he will stay in the U.S. or be deported to Guatemala—a country he has never visited before in his life. The boy (whose name can not be revealed since he is a minor) was born to illegal immigrants in the United States. His mother abandoned… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on July 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

latest movie i seen

the latest mov\ie i seen is Transformers it was an really awesome movie i really don want to say too much cause i don want to ruin it for any of you but all i got to say is it is a really great movie :)

Added by kimberly estrada on July 24, 2009 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

Interracial Dating

To me, color of your skin does not matter. Its what is on the inside that counts, such as personality and honesty. It is things like this that make you fall in love with a person, not the shade of their skin! People have to understand that it is not the old days anymore! There is no need for racism or discrimination, People have feelings and they shouldn't be hurt.

Added by emily on July 24, 2009 at 10:35am — No Comments

Family and grace

I'm the mum of the blue-eyed very white boyfriend...

and after I finished reading Marisa's post, I knew I had done at least one thing right in my life...I raised a boy who could find his soul mate.

Family is what matters in this life and you have to know your family's stories...I am very proud of my son and I am very grateful to my Lord that Marisa loves my baby.

That is all that matters to me. Their love. We will always tell our stories and know where we came from. Always. But I… Continue

Added by Cindelyn G. Eberts on July 24, 2009 at 6:57am — No Comments

interracial dating

what i think about interracial dating is that its ok as long as both male n female respect eachother and love one another is all that matters and thats ma thoughts :)

Added by kimberly estrada on July 23, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Hot Topic: Interracial and Interethnic Dating

I've been thinking about this hot topic all week, trying to figure out how to respond.

I have never been opposed to interracial and interethnic dating. In fact, I have several members of my family who have married outside of the culture. We have white, black, and even asian members of our family. Interethnic marriage, as far as I know, wasn't too big of a deal in my family--and I never thought of anyone as "white aunt" or "black cousin," just simply as my aunt or cousin. I love my… Continue

Added by Marisa Cano on July 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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