Study: Latina doctoral student seeks to interview LGBT Latina immigrant returnees to Mexico

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in General, Study Recruits

Study: Latina doctoral student seeks to interview LGBT Latina immigrant returnees to Mexico

GritoBlast! — Sandibel Borges is a doctoral student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This Latina immigrant is working on an oral history project exploring the experiences of Latin American gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. For her study, Borges is interested in interviewing women who migrated to the United States and returned to Mexico. She is also inclusive of “folks who are Afro-descedants, Indigenous, Asian-Latinos, etc.– folks who...

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College admissions expert releases one-of-a-kind book for Latino students on how to “nail” the college essay

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Book, General

College admissions expert releases one-of-a-kind book for Latino students on how to “nail” the college essay

GritoBlast! — A 2009 survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling found that 26 percent of college admissions offices felt the personal essay was of “considerable importance” in deciding whether or not a student was a right fit for their campus. In fact, some colleges take into account the personal essay more than they do a student’s grade point average (GPA). So “nailing” the personal essay is a must-do for every student...

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Upcoming Twitter chat to talk about supporting first-generation college students

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in General, Social Media

Upcoming Twitter chat to talk about supporting first-generation college students

GritoBlast! — According to a 2013 College Board report, first-generation students are underrepresented among the college-going crowd. Their classification as “first-generation” has nothing to do with their immigration status but rather: they are the first person in their immediate family to attend college the highest degree attained by either parent was a high school diploma equivalent or less they can come from low-, middle- or higher-income families Because...

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Radio documentary to create needed conversation around migrant deaths along S. Texas border

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Film, General

Radio documentary to create needed conversation around migrant deaths along S. Texas border

GritoBlast! — Deadly Divide: Migrant death on the border is a radio documentary about migrant deaths that happen along the South Texas border, and the reasons people attempt to make the crossing. Nearly 6,000 migrant deaths have been reported at the U.S.Mexico border since 2000. The true number of deaths is likely higher. Every year dozens of migrant’s bodies are found in the parched and treacherous ranch lands of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Brooks County, South...

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New Puerto Rico-based newscast to debut targeting U.S. Latinos

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Announcements, General

New Puerto Rico-based newscast to debut targeting U.S. Latinos

GritoBlast! — Starting Monday, October 27, 2014, U.S. Hispanics will be able to enjoy a new Spanish-language primetime newscast produced specifically for the U.S. market by Puerto Rico’s leading broadcast network, WAPA Television. The hour-long program, “Noticentro America,” will air live and exclusively on WAPA’s U.S. sister cable network, WAPA America, Monday-Friday at 8pm ET/5pm PT. WAPA America is available nationwide and is distributed by all...

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