Saturday, January 16, 2021

UPS Driver Fired After Making Racist Comments When Delivering to a Latino Household

While delivering a package to a Latino household, a UPS driver went on a racist rant days before Christmas. The video was caught by the home’s doorbell camera, which shows a white man wearing a UPS uniform on the porch holding a package and writing what appears to be a “failed to deliver” note. In […]

Joe Biden Picked Xavier Becerra to Lead Health & Human Services

Yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden picked Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, and created  brand new senior White House positions intended to produce a more aggressive response to COVID-19, which includes addressing the impact on Black people and Latinos. Becerra has served 12 terms in the House of […]

Another Step Forward for the National Latino Museum

Just yesterday, Thursday December 3rd, the senate committee passed legislation which would jumpstart the National Museum of the American Latino. On unanimous vote, the Senate committee agreed to pass the museum proposal, thus, giving the museum a chance of getting a final vote for President Trump to sign into law. When interviewed, Senator Bob Menendez, […]

Nevada’s First Openly Gay Latino Mayor

Daniel Corona becomes the first openly gay Latino in West Wendover, Nevada.  This is Corona’s second term, he was first elected in 2016 after winning by only 100 votes and becoming the youngest mayor in the state. The win is not something that he ever expected in a rural, northeastern Nevada city in Elko Country, […]

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, […]

Supreme Court blocks Trump Administration’s effort to end DACA

Today the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to dismantle the program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, a reprieve for nearly 650,000 recipients known as DREAMers. The 5 to 4 decision was written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and joined by the court’s four liberals. It was the […]

Latinovations Statement: Latinos must stand with Black Lives Matter

During these dark times that sweep our nation, Latinos cannot turn a blind eye to what is happening. We cannot turn a blind eye to what our black brothers and sisters are experiencing. We cannot pretend this is not our issue and that there is nothing for us to do. Quite simply, it is the […]

Democrats gear up to fight back against GOP senators on DACA

Democrats and Latino-focused outside groups are preparing to use the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling on the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program against vulnerable Senate Republicans. The high court is poised to rule any week now on whether President Trump’s termination of DACA was lawful. If the justices come down on […]

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 […]

Latino communities lag in 2020 census response rates amid COVID pandemic

Latino communities are lagging behind in 2020 census response rates, raising fears of low participation that could limit the reach of federal programs in those areas for the next decade. The country’s most heavily Latino congressional district, California’s 40th, had a response rate of 49.5 percent as of Tuesday, compared with the state’s 60.1 percent […]