Monday, December 11, 2017

Latinos Detained Unlawfully by Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Can Now Seek Compensation

In 2011, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that Arizona Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s traffic patrols unjustly targeted Latinos, and consequently ordered Sheriff Arpaio to stop his profiling. The patrols continued and so did the profiling of Latinos, however, until late May 2013. Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt of court for continuing the patrols.

Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif) is Expanding the Latino Presence within the Democratic Party as He Continues to Exceed Fundraising Expectations for Candidates

In 2016, six additional Latinos joined the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate welcomed its first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate. All were backed by the Hispanic Caucus’ political action committee – BOLD PAC.

Latinas are Reshaping our Classrooms by Becoming Teachers Across the Country

According to Glenda Flores, a sociologist in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Irvine, Latina teachers are reshaping our classrooms and our children’s education.

Rep. Gutierrez (D-Ill.) Eyes 2020 President Run

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection to Congress, and confirmed that he will be pursuing another move: testing the presidential waters.

GOP Tax Plan Hurts Latinos

Having made its way through the House, the tax bill is scheduled to go before the Senate for a vote in the coming days. If adopted, the tax bill could mean major setbacks for Latinos in health and income inequality.

Coco, The Movie That’s Getting Latino Culture Right

“Coco” is getting the Latino community right.

Congress Approaches Shutdown over DREAMers

Concern is growing in both parties that a clash over the fate of Dreamers will trigger a government shutdown this December.

The Latino Community: Hollywood’s Multibillion-dollar Goldmine is being Ignored

The Latino community is almost completely shut out of Hollywood, both in front of and behind the camera.

Racial Bias Might Have Spared Communities of Color from Opioid Epidemic

Research shows that doctors are far less likely to prescribe prescription opioids to their black and Latino patients, making them less vulnerable to develop an addiction to those drugs, said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of opioid policy research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Dropout Rates Fall as College Enrollment Sores to Record Highs in the Latino Community

The Latino high school dropout rate has fallen by 6% — to 10% in 2016, from 16% in 2011 — among Latino students aged 18 to 24. That drop has been accompanied by record-high college enrollment amongst the same demographic, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.