Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Four Months into the Vaccine Rollout, Ethnicity & Racial Data Collection Continues to Lag

Despite the continued efforts of President Biden’s administration to vaccinate communities of color, the U.S. has made little progress in collecting COVID-19 vaccination data by race and ethnicity. As of last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had recorded race and ethnicity data for only half of the country’s vaccinations, a figure […]

Latinos Face Fear & Language Obstacles when Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine

From elderly Cuban Americans in Florida to farmworkers in California, Latinos are facing obstacles to getting the covid-19 vaccine, creating risks for public health as the coronavirus mutates and spreads. Rigoberto Montesinos, a veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba, was worried about the side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine that he wasn’t […]

White Americans are getting Vaccinated at a Higher Rate than Black & Latino Americans

Black and Latinos are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at lower rates than White Americans, a disparity that health advocates blame on the federal government and hospitals for not prioritizing equitable access. A CNN analysis of data from 14 states found vaccine coverage is twice as high among White Americans on average than compared to Black […]

Mixed-Status Families Eligible for New Covid-19 Relief Package

The new Covid-19 relief package is expected to pass Congress very soon and this time households with people of mixed immigration status will be eligible. This is a significant change from the previous relief package because it excluded millions of people in mixed-status families in a pandemic in which immigrants are among the front-line workers. […]

COVID-19 Causing the Homelessness of Black and Latinos to Increase

According to health expert, Robert Blendon, Harvard Opinion Research Program Director and Professor, Black and Latino Americans are currently facing horrible financial problems due to COVID-19 and the recession that it has caused. The COVID-19 pandemic not only has affected communities of color at a higher rate than white Americans, but it could prolong the […]

COVID-19 Forcing Latino College Students to Drop-Out

Generally, White non-Latino students have had the highest college enrollment rates in the United Sates but, recently we have seen the number of Latinos attending college rocketed. From 2000-2018, the number of Latinos attending college increased from 1.4 million to 3.4 million, making this the largest growth in all races and ethnic groups. However, things […]

Latinos continue being the most affected by COVID-19

As the cases of COVID-19 keep rising in the U.S., so do the cases among Latinos. As of Saturday, November 14 there were 62,945 positive COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S., and 32,006 of those cases were Latinos. Also, out of 921 COVID-19 reported deaths, 457 were Latinos. When interviewed, Roberto Alcantar, Chief Strategy Officer, […]

Business groups and experts on both sides of the border concur: Mexico’s new laws targeting sale of certain foods will not solve COVID-19 infections and deaths – only real investments will

Last week the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) in collaboration with a coalition of border business leaders, expressed serious concern for proposed laws prohibiting the sale of certain foods and beverages to minors, effectively targeting the manufacturing industries in Mexico. USHCC believes these laws could not only negatively affect trade, but also affect […]

Latino lawmakers criticize Trump White House meeting with Mexico’s López Obrador

Latino lawmakers and a national Latino group are blasting President Trump for scheduling a visit of Mexico’s president to the White House amid rising coronavirus cases and despite policies that have targeted Mexican and Central American migrants. Mexico President Andres Manuel López Obrador left his country yesterday for the meeting with President Trump today. The […]

AT&T creates a free online “externship” program for college students amid COVID pandemic

As we all experience a roller coaster of emotions because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, college students may be experiencing a bit more. Today, thousands are realizing their summer internships are no longer available. They are wondering whether they will still graduate on time, and they are contemplating the impact COVID-19 will have […]