Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Guest Blogger: Xavier Morales “Latinos Should Advocate for a Healthy Future this Earth Day”

For many, Earth Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the planet, rejoice outdoors, and perhaps plant a tree. For us, however, this year’s drought has been a harsh reminder of the increasingly extreme weather patterns produced by climate change. The greenhouse gases and co-pollutants in our environment impact weather patterns and have serious public health impacts on all Californians. They also impact our economy, stifling agricultural production by reducing the available supply of water and killing crops. On this Earth Day, Latinos from all across the country are reflecting on how … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Xavier Morales “Latinos Should Advocate for a Healthy Future this Earth Day”

For many, Earth Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the planet, rejoice outdoors, and perhaps plant a tree. For us, however, this year’s drought has been a harsh reminder of the increasingly extreme weather patterns produced by climate change. The greenhouse gases and co-pollutants in our environment impact weather patterns and have serious public health impacts on all Californians. They also impact our economy, stifling agricultural production by reducing the available supply of water and killing crops. On this Earth Day, Latinos from all across the country are reflecting on how … [Read More...]

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Cesar Chavez’s Iconic Story on the Big Screen

                      Today, the much-anticipated film “Cesar Chavez,” premieres in theatres nationwide. The Diego Luna produced film tells the story of the legendary civil rights activist and labor leader, Cesar Chavez, and his pursuit for justice for labor farm workers. "This is a story of a Mexican-American, a guy who was born here, a hero of this country, a man who brought change to America, a beautiful story that everyone should hear," said Luna. The film tells the story of Chavez’s biggest … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cárdenas “6 Steps the President and Congress can Take to Help Young Men of Color”

Last Thursday, President Obama launched “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative that aims to address the profound challenges young men of color face. A long overdue and sorely needed endeavor, the President is using his bully pulpit to call on government, nonprofit, and corporate leaders to get serious about improving the life outcomes of young men of color. This initiative, coupled with the efforts to increase college access and the overhaul of the crack-era drug sentencing guidelines that disproportionately punished non-violent minority offenders, shows the administration’s efforts to address … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Kristian Ramos “Telecommunications Reforms for Today’s Digital Economy”

We live in a time when we can access information pretty much anywhere, at any time, whenever we want. The rapid deployment of broadband networks have made available a plethora of consumer services and applications in the digital age. In two short decades consumer choice has expanded from limited offerings of voice and video from wired telephone and cable companies to one stop shopping for our voice, video and data needs from wireless, cable and traditional telephone companies. According to a recent Internet Innovation Alliance report, these new communications technologies and services in … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Here We Go Again”

We've seen this movie before. Many of us at LATINO Magazine worked at HISPANIC, launched in 1988 during the so-called "Decade of the Hispanic." It certainly wasn't, and no one would make the same claim of the naughty '90s and double-barreled '00s. But here we go again... Latinos (not Hispanics!) were the decisive factor in the last election, voting 71%  for President Obama and handing him victory in swing states like Florida, Colorado and Nevada. Even an adversary as staunch as Fox News CEO Roger Ailes declared that "the contributions made by Latinos are extraordinary." It appeared that we … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cárdenas “6 Steps the President and Congress can Take to Help Young Men of Color”

Last Thursday, President Obama launched “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative that aims to address … [Read More...]

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Thanks to the Latino Vote, Arizona Can Turn Blue

            The State of Arizona is well-known to be … [Read More...]

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HNBA Pulls 2015 Convention from Arizona

            In response to the passage of SB 1062 in … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Xavier Morales “Latinos Should Advocate for a Healthy Future this Earth Day”

For many, Earth Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the planet, rejoice outdoors, and perhaps … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Roberto Valdez “2014 World Cup Campaigns”

The game of soccer, and especially the World Cup, is globally popular and specifically appeals to … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Kristian Ramos “Telecommunications Reforms for Today’s Digital Economy”

We live in a time when we can access information pretty much anywhere, at any time, whenever we … [Read More...]

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Comentarios from Maria: Equal Pay is Key to our Economy

April 8th was declared National Equal Pay Day. This date signifies that a woman has to work until April 8, 2014 (adding all the time worked in 2013) to earn the same as the average earned by a man in 2013. In addition, women still earn only 77 cents on average for every dollar earned by a man. … [Read More...]

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Sobremesa – Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on tacos, politics, cultura and the state of Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you want to get to the truth of matters in the Latino community have a conversation over a meal, the traditional sobremesa that follows a feast. It’s where our gente relaxes and speaks frankly. We invited Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for a wide ranging … [Read More...]

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Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In State of the Union, Obama is Cautious on Immigration Reform”

This week, President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to fix our broken immigration system once and for all. And although the President made the call that Congress needed to act, many have been quick to criticize him for only dedicating a short portion of the speech to talk … [Read More...]

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Latinos Redefining the American Dream

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco There’s no question that the American Dream isn’t what it used to be – if it ever was what we were told. What’s held true throughout the history of the U. S. is that the elusive dream has been defined by our nation’s newcomers. The American Dream is by default an … [Read More...]

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