Saturday, November 25, 2017

Latino Youths Outpace Their Peers In Employment Gains Following Recession

  The Latino youth in America has made a significantly better comeback following the economic downturn and the Great Recession, making the biggest gains in unemployment than their peers in other demographic groups. That is according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Jens Manuel Krogstad, one of the authors of the Pew […]

Texas Health Advocates Target Latinos

            In Texas, where Latinos account for nearly two-thirds of the more than 6 million Texans without health insurance, advocates are developing community-based strategies to ensure that Latinos do not miss out on insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act. Since the Oct. 1 rollout of the Affordable Care […]

Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

          PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent, Ray Suarez, has taken upon the task to share with America, the history of its fastest growing minority. He is the author of, “Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation,” a documentary series, chronicling the history of Latinos in the United States. Suarez is […]

Hispanic Media Perceives the Fate of Immigration Reform Lies in John Boehner’s Hands

        In light of the Immigration Bill getting passed to the House of Representatives, Hispanic media has identified House Speaker John Boehner as the individual responsible for the fate of the comprehensive reform. “Like it or not, the Hispanic media perceives that approving or rejecting immigration reform is in the hands of […]

Immigration Bill Heads to the House for Approval

          After the immigration bill passed through the Senate yesterday, it advances to the House of Representatives for approval. “Today, the Senate did its job. It’s now up to the House to do the same,” President Obama said in a statement. At the heart of the Senate bill is the 13-year […]

Final Vote on Immigration Bill Passage In Senate Tomorrow

          Tomorrow, a final vote in the Senate on the immigration reform bill could send the issue to the House of Representatives. “Now is the time to do it…I hope that we can get the strongest possible vote out of the Senate so that we can then move to the House […]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Law, Proposition 200

          This morning, the Supreme Court struck down Proposition 200, an Arizona law that requires people to submit proof of citizenship when they register to vote. Citizenship is a requirement to vote in any federal election. When voting, people are required to state that they are American citizens with the understanding […]

Preschool Enrollment Can Minimize Latino-White Achievement Gap

        In an address to reporters, Education Secretary Arne Duncan concluded that the formula to closing the achievement gap between Latino and white students could be enrolling children in preschool. “Less than half of Hispanic children attend any kind of preschool – that’s kind of staggering,” said Duncan. “This is the fastest-growing […]

Latino Entrepreneur Honored at “Champions of Change” Ceremony

          John Herrera, a Costa Rica native and co-founder of the Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) in North Carolina, was honored at the White House “Champions of Change” ceremony on Wednesday among 11 other foreign-born entrepreneurs. The ceremony aimed to focus attention on immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs who play a role […]

Latinos Affected by Oklahoma Tornado

        In the tornado-devasted town of Moore, Oklahoma, Latino residents Alfredo Corrales and Viviana Luna endured the storm in the bunker located under their home. “All of a sudden we were hearing some noises like some voices up above, and we were like, ‘What is that?”’ Corrales said. “So I popped the […]