Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “I am an immigrant like Alicia Machado and I have a message for Trump”

I am an immigrant, I have an accent, and my mom was a housekeeper. I spent my school breaks making beds, cleaning kitchens, and running vacuums up and down stairs in other people’s houses. And I have a message for Donald Trump: WE VOTE. For decades now, Donald Trump has shown a callous disregard for […]

Guest Blogger: Amy Hinojosa “Congress: Beware Of This Scam”

Latino entrepreneurs have emerged as a driving force for the U.S. economy, strengthening communities and inspiring future generations of Americans. While these entrepreneurs pour their blood, sweat and tears into their businesses, however, they – and consumers across the country – face threats from proposed legislation that would give pyramid schemes free reign to prey […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Latino Communities Can Bring Earth Day to New Heights”

As we celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, we are reminded of the urgent need for action to address the environmental challenges facing our nation and our world. Latinos have an important role to play given the impact environmental degradation has on our community here in the US but also on our ancestral homes. […]

Guest Blogger: Congresista Ben Ray Luján: Donald Trump llegó a la Cámara de Representantes

Después de otra ronda de victorias en la primaria republicana de este martes por Donald Trump, hoy los republicanos de la Cámara de Representantes harán todo lo posible para exceder a Trump y su retórica antiinmigrante. El presidente de la Cámara de Representantes Paul Ryan, quien tomó la presidencia prometiéndoles a sus colegas ultraconservadores o […]

Guest Blogger: Rosa Mendoza “Set-top Box Rules May Hinder Minority Programmers”

Earlier this week, all five FCC commissioners appeared at a hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, giving Congress an opportunity to examine whether the FCC’s recent actions best serve the American people. The hearing highlighted the need for the FCC to move away from burdensome regulations and return […]

Guest Blogger: Dean Obeidallah “First, Donald Trump Came for the Muslims”

OK, it’s out of control now. When a major-party presidential frontrunner says this kind of bone-chilling stuff, the joke is over. I have never truly feared for the well-being of my family or friends because of the words uttered by an American politician. But that has changed after Donald Trump’s comments over the past few […]

The Growing Political Power of Dominican-Americans in the Northeast

By Adrian D. Pantoja and Manny Matos During the 2012 presidential election, Latino voters were finally recognized as being decisive in shaping national politics. No doubt the 2016 presidential contest will once again provide a national spotlight for Latino political power. Despite the hype surrounding the power of the “Latino vote,” it is important to […]

Guest Blogger: Roberto Valdez “The Importance of Latinos and Clinical Trials”

By now it is widely known that the Latino population is growing at rapid rates in the United States. Latinos are expected to make up a third of the population by 2050, making this one of the sexiest subjects talked about. Bias included, we are all aware Latinos are by far the sexiest people in […]

Guest Blogger: Analisa Freitas “Affordable Clean Energy Solutions and the Clean Power Plan, Bridging the Energy Divide”

When it comes to climate change impacts, those with the most limited access to basic resources are taking on the largest share of the burden. In the United States, 40% of all carbon pollution comes from power plants which is directly linked to exacerbating the impacts of climate change. It is no secret that the […]

Guest Blogger: Alvaro Sanchez “California’s Smart Climate Policies Help Latinos”

Something amazing is starting in California. It’s changing Latino lives for the better all over our state, and could set a precedent for the rest of the nation. Leticia and Gerardo Ramirez live in Madera, a small town in California’s Central Valley – a corner of the state where the economy still struggles, untouched by […]