Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Clinton Surrogates are Focusing on the Latino Vote

Last month, Joaquín Castro went to Center City and down to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia to choose Hillary Clinton as this year’s Democratic presidential nominee. Before he did so, though, Castro went to the Caplan Center for Performing Arts on South Broad St. where he addressed a group of potential voters who […]

Latino Super PAC Adds Three Big Name Co-Chairs for 2016

Adding political heft to an organization with an ambitious agenda for the 2016 general election and down-ballot races, the Latino Victory Fund, dedicated to increasing the number of elected Latinos in the United States, named three new Co-Chairs to it organization-Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and New York City Council […]

Rep. Joaquín Castro rises up the ranks of Democratic leadership

As the newly minted Chief Deputy Minority Whip in the House, sophomore Texas congressman Joaquín Castro elevates his status from relative newcomer to legitimate party leader, thanks to a recent promotion today by Democratic Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD). The new role provides Castro an influential platform from which to voice his concerns, but also […]

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 […]

Kennedy Center Honors’ Latina Trustee Creating “Dialogue” About Selection Process

By Nina Terrero, NBCLatino Giselle Fernández is a former journalist and media personality turned-political-advocate – and she is currently the only Latina serving on the Kennedy Center Honors Board of Trustees. Her role has been key in helping to revise the way in which the most accomplished and influential individuals in the performing arts are selected to be […]

Record Number of Latinos Sworn in to 113th Congress

A record number of Latinos were sworn in yesterday to the 113th Congress, with three U.S. Senators and 28 Latino House members making up the historic number. According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the 113th Congress is “the largest class [of Latinos] in our nation’s history.” Nine of these […]