Sunday, December 15, 2019

JLo and Shakira to perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2020

One has hips that don’t lie and the other has had us waiting for this night for years: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez have announced that they’ll be performing during the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in February 2020. Last week on Thursday, the iconic singers shared the news that they’d be sharing the stage for […]

Latino candidates in North Texas bringing diversity to the state’s politics

When North Texas voters head to the polls this May, they will elect more than 100 mayors, city council members, school board trustees and other public officials, including, possibly, the first Latino mayor in Dallas history. Unlike cities with large Latino populations, such as Los Angeles or San Antonio, Dallas has never had a Latino […]

Two Latinas might make history in Texas

The big news story out of the Texas primary: The state is virtually certain to send its first two Latinas to the U.S. House of Representatives. Experts say their victories could be used to help boost fellow Democrats in some of the state’s most competitive races. Sylvia Garcia, a Texas state senator and Veronica Escobar, […]

Young Bicultural Latinas Gaining Consumer Power

According to new data, there are 28 million Hispanic females living in the U.S. who are gaining consumer power and influence. Latinas are now in the driver’s seat of U.S. growth. “Marketers are looking at a new Latina,” explains Stacie M. de Armas, vice-president of Strategic Initiatives & Consumer Engagement at Nielsen. “While she is […]

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Retirement from Congress

After more than three decades in elected office, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has announced she will be retiring from Congress at the end of her term next year. Her retirement potentially paves the way for Democrats to take her congressional seat in the 2018 elections. “It’s been such a delight and a high honor to serve […]

Unprecedented Number of Latinos Running in California US House Race

Xavier Becerra inherited his congressional seat from a barrier-breaking Latino, Edward Roybal, and now, in the special election being held to replace him, a record number of Latinos are vying to take his place in Congress. With Latinos representing sixty-seven percent of District 34, the race has no fewer than 15 Latinos, including 8 Latinas. […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “I am an immigrant like Alicia Machado and I have a message for Trump”

I am an immigrant, I have an accent, and my mom was a housekeeper. I spent my school breaks making beds, cleaning kitchens, and running vacuums up and down stairs in other people’s houses. And I have a message for Donald Trump: WE VOTE. For decades now, Donald Trump has shown a callous disregard for […]

White House Addresses Latinos to Sign Up For the Affordable Care Act

In this week’s White House weekly address, Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, discusses the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on Latinos, urging them to sign up and to help others sign up for health care coverage. In a Spanish language video, Muñoz, the highest-ranking Latino in the Obama Administration, urged […]

Obama Nominates First Latina as OPM Director

            President Barack Obama declared his nomination for Katherine Archuleta, a former top campaign aide, as the next director of the Office of Personnel Management making her the first Latino to lead the federal personnel agency. “Katherine brings to the [OPM] broad experience and a deep commitment to recruiting and […]

DREAMers Meet With President Obama at The White House

A group of seven DREAMers were invited to speak to President Obama in the Oval Office about the toll of the current immigration system, while emphasizing how their lives have changed thanks to deferred action. According to a White House statement, “the President reiterated his commitment to passing a bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform bill this year […]