Friday, October 20, 2017

Sessions’ DACA Announcement Today

Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a news briefing on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The scheduled briefing was announced late Monday amid mounting pressure over President Trump’s decision on whether to end the Obama-era program. The White House said that an announcement would be made Tuesday as Trump […]

Despite Poor Diversity Record CBS Praised by National Latino Groups

Despite recently being under fire for lack of diversity progress in leading and key roles, CBS is now being praised by two national Latino organizations as a “leader” in the inclusion of Latinos in prime-time television. On Tuesday, Heads of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the National Latino Media Council said in a statement […]

Latino Millennial Home Ownership Key to Housing Market Growth

According to “The State of the Nation’s Housing” study by the Joint Center for Housing at Harvard University, minorities are expected to drive three-quarters of the gains in the U.S. households in the decade of 2015-2025, and Hispanics will account for one third of those gains. The future of home ownership in America will be […]

Community Leaders Help Black and Latino Young Men Succeed

On Friday, the My Brother’s Keeper program held an all-day event highlighting the group’s achievements since the group was formed in 2014. The program convened a discussion on how to talk solutions, not problems, to help black and Latino young men in Boston succeed. “This is a pretty emotional day for me,” said Mayor Martin […]

Comentarios from Maria: Say No to the Separation of Innocent Families

First they came for the Muslims, and we did not remain silent. Now, our community is under attack by the Trump administration, which is fulfilling its promise of massive deportations and we will not remain silent. Last week, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began enforcing, under the President’s order, the massive deportations […]

Comentarios from Maria: Nuevas órdenes ejecutivas se enfocan en los inmigrantes

Ha pasado un poco más de una semana desde que Donald Trump fue inaugurado como el presidente de Estados Unidos y ya está cumpliendo su promesa de atacar y marginar a las comunidades de color. La semana pasada, el presidente Trump firmó una serie de órdenes ejecutivas de inmigración que incluyen la aceleración de deportaciones para criminales y […]

Comentarios from Maria: The GOP delusion on ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood

So Republicans plan to repeal ObamaCare. Now. Like this week. This is not a surprise given that is what they have been harping on for the past eight years. But what they haven’t done (or had to do until now) is present a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and give Americans confidence they […]

Latino Artists are Front and Center for the Golden Globe Awards

When the nominees for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced, a couple of prominent Latinos in the TV industry graced the list. Actor Gael García Bernal, actress Gina Rodriguez and Chilean director Pablo Larraín are all part of the talented list of film and TV stars and creators nominated for the prestigious award. […]

Connecticut Latino LGBT Conference Speaks on Openness

Vilma Canales clearly remembers the day her son, Jorge, decided to tell her that he was attracted to men. It was late into 2011 and he had recently turned 18. Canales recalls the emotions that overwhelmed her after her son left the room in tears. Being a nurse, the single mother said she had seen news reports of gay teens […]