Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hispanics Driving Force Behind Texas’ State Growth Since 2010

Texas’ population is booming and Hispanic Texans are the principal driver of that population growth. On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released new population estimates that indicate that just over half of Texas’ population increase since 2010 is attributable to the growing Hispanic community. As of July 2016, the Texas population jumped to 27.9 million, […]

Arizona Court Denies In-State Tuition for Dreamers with DACA

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently overturned a ruling that allowed young DACA immigrants to pay in-state tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities. In 2015, a judge ruled that DACA recipients were considered legally present in the U.S. and therefore qualified for state benefits. “I’m so close to the finish line, I waited […]

Stanford Research: Black and Latino Drivers More Likely to be Arrested on Less Evidence

More than 20 million Americans are stopped annually for traffic violations; Stanford researchers found that Black and Latino drivers face a double standard when compared to their white counterparts. The findings come from an analysis of more than 60 million state police stops in 20 states between 2011 and 2015. “When we applied the threshold […]

Surge in Latino Homeless Population in Los Angeles

Recent figures released by Los Angeles show Latino homelessness shot up by 63% in the county last year, with an overall increase of 23% despite increasing efforts to get people off the street. Although nearly all demographics, including youth, families and veterans, saw an increase in homelessness, Latinos particularly delivered one of the sharpest rises, […]

Cubans Eager for Trump Decision on Cuba

With President Trump to make a decision on Cuba today, it is expected he will reverse Obama-era executive orders by tightening restrictions on trade and travel. The possibilities include banning U.S. trade with any Cuban entity linked to the military, a reduction in the number of categories under which Americans can travel to Cuba, and […]

As DACA Reaches 5th Anniversary, ‘DREAMers’ Fear Trump Politics

In the five years that DACA has enabled hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to work and study in the U.S., the federal government made no headway in creating a legal pathway toward citizenship for these and many other immigrants. DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a two-year renewable program that allows immigrants […]

Hispanic Turnout Lessons from the California Special Election

Last week, Jimmy Gomez was elected to replace Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), who became California’s attorney general in January. The recent special election to fill California’s empty House seat presented tough lessons about turning out Latino voters, a historically difficult task. “There were a lot of important lessons learned here for the work we’re going […]

Puerto Ricans Vote for Statehood Amid Historically Low Turnout

On Sunday, Puerto Rico residents voted in a non-binding vote for statehood, with historically low numbers. Almost eight out of 10 voters did not participate. “Eight out of 10 voters went to the beach, went to the river, went to go eat, went to go hang out, went to church, but they sure didn’t go […]

Why Marketing to Hispanics is Not Just About Speaking Spanish

Yahoo recently conducted a study with Ipsos on Hispanic millennials, and over half of the respondents said it’s about time that advertisers recognized that Hispanics shop too. Hispanic buying power has been growing exponentially, and it has become increasingly important for marketers to craft a marketing strategy that thoughtfully appeals to their specific interests. According […]

Gay Latino Community Seeks to Strengthen One Year After Pulse Nightclub Shootings

In the year following the Orlando shootings at Pulse nightclub, the men and others affected by the shootings have sought to strengthen their wounded community by forming supports groups and community organizations, seeking out seats at the tables of power, and creating a foundation to champion gays and Latinos. Prior to the shootings, many gay […]