Thursday, April 2, 2020

Today, Census day, Univision releases Spanish-language ‘anthem’ to get Latinos to participate

Uforia, Univision’s Latin music multimedia channel, launched a Spanish-language census “anthem” today to persuade U.S. Latinos to participate in the decennial count. The song’s theme centers on the importance of participating in the census, despite the fear of many Latinos to engage with government. “Who said fear?” begin the song’s lyrics, recapturing a common Mexican […]

Latinos in New York City are disproportionately losing their jobs because of coronavirus

A survey published yesterday found that job losses related to the coronavirus pandemic have disproportionately affected Latinos in New York City. Experts who surveyed 1,000 city residents found that 41 percent of Latinos said that either they or someone else in their household had lost their jobs in the last two weeks, according to the report […]

Trump says undocumented immigrants can get tested for coronavirus and not fear being deported

Yesterday President Trump said undocumented immigrants should be able to get tested for coronavirus without fear of arrest or deportation. “The answer is yes, we will do those tests,” Trump said during a White House briefing. “You could say illegal alien, you could say illegal immigrant, you could say whatever you want to use your definition of […]

Latino groups issue coronavirus guide in Spanish after Trump administration fails to do so

The president’s latest advice on slowing the spread of coronavirus was not available online in Spanish as of Tuesday, alarming some Latino groups. A banner in English stamped across the coronavirus page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website links to the latest administration guidance for preventing coronavirus. The guidelines published by the […]

Biden campaign trying to make up ground with Latinos

The morning after Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday romp, one of his top House endorsers, California Rep. Tony Cardenas, called the campaign with an urgent plea: Fix the problem with Latino voters. Fast. “Now that you have the resources, are you going to put them into the Latino voting community?” Cardenas said he asked a top […]

LULAC denounces voter suppression on Super Tuesday

The country’s oldest Latino civil rights organization denounced voter suppression incidents today in areas with large minority populations during Tuesday’s primary elections in 14 states. “Latinos have become the largest minority voting bloc in 2020, and our community is at the heart of the voting base in states like California and Texas. Yet, it is […]

These are the Latinos Trying to Get Latinos to the Polls

A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote this November and democrats are still figuring out how to get them in the party to turn out. Latinos come from more than two dozen countries, and are of varying races, religions and cultures. Trying to find a cohesive message for such a […]

‘Party Of Five’ reboot features Latino family and sheds light on immigrant families

The creators of the original 1990 drama “Party Of Five” found a new opportunity to bring back the iconic show in a timely, reinvented manner with a star-studded Latino cast. In the original show, written by Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, centered on a white family of five siblings who raise each other after their […]

Julián Castro endorses Warren for president

Former presidential candidate Julián Castro, who dropped out of the race last week, threw his support behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren today. Castro, who was Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Obama, made the announcement in a video. He said he and Warren “share a vision of America where everyone counts. An America where people — […]

As California prepares for next debate, the state still has millions of unregistered Latino voters

Millions of Latinos in California are still not registered to vote despite the state’s efforts to make voting easier. In the 2018 midterms, Californians experienced a surge in voter registrations, so that some 20.34 million are now registered, including 5.3 million Latinos, according to Political Data Inc. The latest report from California Secretary of State […]