Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Labor Secretary Endorses Clinton, Signaling Strong Support From Latinos, Labor

Hillary Clinton is set to receive the backing of a major union and Latino influencer on Friday in Iowa when U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, the third Obama Administration Cabinet official to do so, announces his endorsement of her campaign for president. In a statement, Perez said “progressives believe in making progress, which is why […]

Latinos Face Higher Food Insecurity

The nation’s Latino households face nearly twice the level of food insecurity as the national average according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which could have implications for healthy eating plans and diabetes management, found that 22.4% of Latino households were considered food insecure. The study shows that nearly 20% (19.2%) […]

Hispanic Farmers Reject Billion Dollar Settlement from Federal Government

A lawyer representing Hispanic farmers alleging discrimination by the United States Department of Agriculture over a number of years called the $1.3 billion settlement offered by the government on Friday “unacceptable.” The group of farmers, which also includes women farmers, claims the USDA favored white farmers for years by giving them preference for loans and […]