Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Clinton Won Puerto Rico, Now Here Comes California

Hillary Clinton had some great wins in the Caribbean this weekend which put her on the cusp of claiming the Democratic presidential nomination and sending rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, back to Capitol Hill. Yet, despite her wins in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Clinton’s attention on Sunday night was focused on […]

Latino Lawmakers Act to Reverse a History of Anti-Immigrant Legislation

In California, a new generation of Latino lawmakers is intent on erasing anti-immigrant laws from the history books. Legislation like Proposition 187, which withheld services like healthcare and education from undocumented immigrants, is chief among these laws. The law has since been struck down as unconstitutional, after it passed with 59% voter approval in 1994. […]

Guest Blogger: Hilda Solis “Climate Change Must Be A Priority In 2014”

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of family trips to the San Gabriel Mountains for hiking, picnicking and breathing fresh, clean air — a welcome escape from the smell of the Puente Hills Landfill, near our home. Those trips offered temporary respite, as well, for my father, who contracted lead poisoning after working in […]

Guest Blogger: Hilda Solis “Nuestra mamá tierra”

Por Hilda Solís Sabemos que la contaminación global del carbono está causando que el clima cambie y este año alcanzó el mayor nivel de concentración en la historia humana Para mí y mi familia, no solo esta es una época de reflexión y celebración, también es una oportunidad para agradecer por todas nuestras bendiciones.  Aunque suele […]

Latino Voter Numbers Increase, Yet Still Significantly Lower Than Other Groups

A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center finds that a record of 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, yet still participated in less numbers than black and white voters. The research shows that while 48% of Latino eligible voters turned out to vote in 2012, 66% of black eligible voters participated […]

Migrant Head Start Program Reaches Out To Latino Children

A new Head Start program in California is reaching out to migrant children, who statistically enroll in early education programs at a lower rate than their peers. Through bilingual and interactive education, the Hughson Center aims at academically preparing migrant children for elementary school in Hughson, a small agricultural community nine miles southwest of Modesto, California. […]

Experts Recommend Investing More on Latino Children

According to a census poll released this week, Latino children are the fastest growing demographic in the nation, and according to experts, they are the demographic that should most be invested in. The poll conducted by Pew Hispanic Center concludes that by 2060, Latinos will make up one in every three Americans. The children of […]

Increase in Deferred Action Applications after Obama Re-Election

With President Obama re-elected into office and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) secure, there has been an increase of interest and applications from undocumented students. “I’ve seen an increase in three ways,” says Jose Peñalosa, an immigration lawyer in Phoenix and a worker for No Dream Deferred. “In my office and through the […]

First Lady Promotes Healthy Food at Site of Future California Latino Supermarket

As part of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign, an initiative to boost healthy foods and fitness, Mrs. Obama recently made a two-day visit to the Los Angeles area. While there, she visited the site of a future Northgate Gonzalez Market in Southern California. Mrs. Obama believes that the implementation of a new supermarket in […]

Economic Concerns Cause Sharp Drop in Latino Birth Rates

The birth rate among Latinos decreased by 11% since 2007, according to preliminary 2010 data released earlier this month. The decline is attributed to the dwindled economy and a general downward fertility trend in the U.S. Last year, less than 1 million babies were born to Latinos. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that […]