Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump’s U.S. Treasury Pick to be 7th Latina Treasurer

President Trump has nominated Jovita Carranza for U.S. Treasurer, making her possibly the 7th Latina to hold that position since the Nixon administration. Once confirmed, Carranza’s signature would be on American’s paper money and she would oversee the U.S. Mint, Bureau of Engraving and Fort Knox, and serve as a liaison to the Federal Reserve. […]

40 Young Latinos Travel to Washington to tell the President to Stop Deporting Undocumented Immigrants

On Monday, forty Latino and African American children and teens, from ages 2-18, departed Miami on a bus to Washington, DC to tell President Donald Trump to stop deporting undocumented immigrants. Upon arriving to the nation’s capital, the group from Miami will be joined by a similar group of more than 100 youthful activists from […]

Hispanics Among Minorities at Risk for Heart Disease at Normal Weight

According to a study published this week by the Annals of Internal Medicine, people of Hispanic, African American, and Asian descent could be at a higher risk for heart disease, even if they are not overweight or obese, in comparison to their non-minority counterparts. The research concluded the likelihood was 80 percent greater for Hispanics […]

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. […]

Comentarios from Maria: Say No to the Separation of Innocent Families

First they came for the Muslims, and we did not remain silent. Now, our community is under attack by the Trump administration, which is fulfilling its promise of massive deportations and we will not remain silent. Last week, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began enforcing, under the President’s order, the massive deportations […]

Comentarios from Maria: Un Año Para Seguir Luchando

!Feliz año amigos!  Al final de este año y a comienzos del próximo, me parece justo y necesario que analicemos cómo nos fue en el 2016 y pensar como queremos enfrentar el 2017. Los ciclos electorales como lo fue el 2016 ponen a prueba el tipo de nación, pueblo y personas que queremos ser y […]

UCLA Study Shows That Latinos Age Slower

UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinos in the United States live an average of three years longer than Caucasians, with a life expectancy of 82 versus 79. At any age, healthy Latino adults […]

Florida Latinos: “Time To Get Out The Vote”

Florida is one of the most important swing states in presidential elections and it is also one of the most diverse states. It is home to the most diverse population of Latinos and they have grown even larger in size and diversity since the last presidential election. Another group which has since seen an increase […]

Comentarios From Maria: Is The Right To Bear Arms More Important Than The Right To Life?

In light of the tragic events of last week in Orlando, with the massacre at Pulse Night Club, where most of the victims were Latino and LGBT community, this week I want to give up my blog space to my colleague who was touched by that dreadful massacre, Dakar Lanzino: “The massacre at Pulse Night […]

Latinos Are Still Registering to Vote, Due To Donald Trump’s Campaign

Out of all American racial or ethnic groups, Latinos have the lowest turnout rate when it comes to voting. There are also plenty of missing votes that could come from the millions of Hispanic permanent residents who are eligible for citizenship but have not applied for naturalization. Raising the numbers of voting Latinos has been […]