Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Introducing Something Spanglish, a New Series: Nydia Gutierrez “Latinos and Community with a Texas Twist”

Something Spanglish is a new, biweekly blogging series penned by our very own Latinovations team. We aim to tap our experiences to bring insight and observations from our eyes to our readers and community. Exploring an array of topics – from Latinos and the environment to immigration to identity – Something Spanglish will opine issues, events […]

Guest Blogger: Omar Duque “Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Illinois: Untapped Economic & Job Creation Potential “

It’s no secret that Hispanics contribute significantly to the US economy, but a new report on Hispanic-owned businesses in Illinois shows Hispanic businesses face unique challenges, but have the potential to generate an additional $67 billion in revenues and create 200,000 jobs for Illinois residents. The Report, The State of Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Illinois: Untapped Economic […]

2013 CNN Hero of the Year Awarded For River Cleanup Initiative

Chad Pregracke of Illinois was one of ten recipients of the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year awards for his dedication in cleaning up the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States. “People want to see change and are stepping up to make change,” said Pregracke in a CNN video highlighting his work. […]

For Latinos, Awareness Isn’t Enough. We Need Understanding

By Steve Moya, NewsTaco Those in the communication field must always understand their job is not complete when people are moved to a basic awareness of something–say an issue. It is necessary to move people to a level of understanding. It is only then that they might act. A good example of this is education and policy-makers. They […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Win-Win Situation: An All-In Nation of Racial Equality Fosters Economic Prosperity”

If you knew you could do the right thing and personally benefit from it, would you do it? I am willing to bet most of us would. Last week, the Center for American Progress and PolicyLink released a book, All-In Nation: An America That Works for All, which argues that if we reduced racial inequalities, we would […]

American Latino Museum Advocates Reintroduce Bill

Yesterday, lawmakers reintroduced a bill to Congress pushing for the creation of the Smithsonian American Latino Museum. For two years, the advocacy group, Friends of the American Latino Museum, has raised awareness and money to urge Congress to authorize construction of the museum. However, the group would need to gain authorization from Congress and raise […]

What Latino Community?

By Hector Luis Alamo, Jr., Gozamos The Atlantic slave trade stripped many black people of their heritage to the point where they refer to themselves nowadays with the simple label “African American.” Latinos, on the other hand, know exactly where their ancestors came from, down to the city, neighborhood or even their family home. National flags, customs, […]

Latinos Are Essential to Tomorrow’s Prosperity

Written By: Jose Aristimuno In the last couple of years we’ve seen the Latino market of buyers and sellers grow at an incredible rate. By 2050, Latinos will account for 30 percent of the nation’s population. And the fact is that if companies want to succeed in the economy of the future, Latinos simply cannot […]

Latinos Shed Light on Male Sexual Abuse

Recent cases such as Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are bringing to light the prominence of male sexual abuse, even in communities where such matters are considered taboo. Sandusky, who has been charged with abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period, and against whom 8 men ages 18-28 testified, was declared guilty […]