Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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 […]

Latino Food Purchases Most Influenced By Family, Emotional Values

By Hope Gillette, Saludify While acculturation may have a significant impact on the diet of the millions of Hispanics in the country, data from The Multi-Cultural Latino Consumer study indicates the family experience is still what drives most of the Latino food purchases and choices. According to the data, though the Latino population in the U.S. is diverse, […]

Immigration Reform, Guest Worker Programs and What We Can Learn From Braceros

Written By: Dakar Lanzino In his 2005 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush said  “It is time for an immigration policy that permits temporary guest workers to fill jobs Americans will not take, that rejects amnesty, that tells us who is entering and leaving our country, and that closes the border to […]

HITN Early Learning Collaborative Provide New Tablet-Based Application for Preschoolers

  The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) Early Learning Collaborative (ELC) announced their new tablet-based Pocoyo PlaySets project yesterday that helps engage young children develop their English, reading and math skills. Yesterday’s announcement included a panel session on child development, tying into the launch of the Pocoyo PlaySets, whose mission is to “provide preschoolers […]

HITN Collaborative Launches Pocoyo® Playset™ Digital Education Tool to Boost School Readiness for Spanish-Speaking Preschoolers

The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) Early Learning Collaborative (ELC) unveiled today its mobile application for Spanish-Speaking preschoolers at Washington D.C.’s Newseum on Wednesday.  The Pocoyo® PlaySet™ application, which is funded by a grant from the Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, features Pocoyo, the main character in the popular animated television […]

Latinos See Climate Change as Serious Issue, Support Taking Action

According to a national poll conducted by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), 74% of Latinos believe climate change is a very serious problem. A total of 1,218 Latinos were polled as a response to President Obama’s comments about climate change in his State of the Union address. The Latino response was 10% higher than […]

Excelencia in Education: Placing Latinos in the Financial Aid Conversation

Excelencia in Education is using a Capitol Hill briefing today to release the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded white paper Using A Latino Lens To Reimagine Aid Design And Delivery. “This is a framing document getting people to think about what they can be doing as they develop policy regarding Latinos and federal financial aid,” Deborah Santiago, Excelencia in […]

Guest Blogger: Jody Brannon “Striking Percentage Ages 6 or Older Identify as Latino”

The desire to connect with America’s growing Hispanic and Latino audiences has marketing firms parsing data, looking to help clients make sense of shifting demographics.  With the growth in immigration and U.S.-born Hispanics and their families, the marketing firm Experian has produced an analysis concluding that 16 percent of people in the U.S. ages 6 or older […]

Rep. John Conyers: Do Not Use Term ‘Illegal Immigrants’

During the first House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform on Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) echoed what many immigrant rights advocates have been asking for years when he urged his colleagues to avoid using the term “illegal immigrants.” “I hope no one uses the term ‘illegal immigrants’ here today,” said Conyers, who is the […]

Latino Teens Less Likely to Commit Suicide than Non-Latinos

According to new data from JAMA Psychiatry, one in 25 U.S. teenagers aged 13-18 has attempted suicide while one in either has thought about it. While alarming, a previous study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that Latinos were less likely to commit suicide when compared to non-Latinos ages 15-19. “This is very complicated,” […]