Monday, October 15, 2018

Most Latinos believe Kavanaugh should withdraw from nomination

The country’s eyes are on Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh and after four weeks of follow-up and surveys, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) has released figures demonstrating the growing opposition of Latino voters to the nomination of Kavanaugh. According to NALEO executive director Arturo Vargas, “as the (confirmation) process has continued, an overwhelming […]

New poll reveals that two thirds of Latinos want Democrats in Congress

Just a quarter of Latinos approve of the job Trump is doing as president, and Latinos prefer a Congress controlled by Democrats rather than by Republicans by a three-to-one margin, according a new NBC News/Walls Street Journal/Telemundo poll. But Latinos also still report less interest in the upcoming midterms than the electorate as a whole, […]

Trump Administration targeting Texas Latinos by questioning their citizenship

The Trump administration is engaging in an immigration crackdown in South Texas against people who have birth certificates showing they were born in the United States. According to a Washington Post report published Wednesday by Kevin Sieff, immigration lawyers in the area are reporting that “hundreds, even thousands” of Latinos born near the border are being […]

Actress Zoe Saldana launches platform to promote positive Latino representations

Despite being the fastest-growing ethnic population, Latinos remain underrepresented in the media and actress Zoe Saldana has taken upon herself to fight against the lack of representation in the entertainment industry, where Latino film and television actors in major roles are rare and where negative stereotypes of Latinos persist. “Mainstream media misrepresents and omits positive […]

The Growing political power of the Latino community

A few key statistics make it clear: The political power of the Latino electorate is big, and it’s only going to get bigger. In the 1996 presidential election, 4.7 percent of voters were Latino, in 2016, 9.2 percent. Latinos are the nation’s youngest ethnic group with a median age of 27 years, more than a […]

With Obama’s support young Latino Arab-American hopes to win a House seat

A young Democratic congressional candidate of Latino and Arab descent who is running against an incumbent in a traditionally Republican district, got a boost from his old boss, former President Barack Obama. Campa-Najjar, 29, is one of nearly 100 Democrats across the country who were endorsed Wednesday by Barack and Michelle Obama. The former first […]

Film studio promises to work on Latino representation both on and off screen

After criticism from two media watchdog groups, Paramount Pictures said yesterday that it is making progress on the issue of Latino representation in its movies. “We recently met with NHMC in a good faith effort to see how we could partner as we further drive Paramount’s culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging,” a studio spokesperson […]

Despite little support, Latino lawmakers continue pushing for Smithsonian Latino museum

Latino members of Congress are renewing their call for a national museum devoted to Latino history and culture, urging the passage of legislation to cover some of the costs. Rep. Tony Cardenas, a California Democrat, said Thursday, “If we don’t take charge, another decade is going to go by, another decade is going to go […]

The future for Latino Republicans is uncertain

When Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, a Republican who didn’t vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in 2016, considers helping deliver the key state of Florida to his party’s nominee again in 2020, he sighs. “Oh, that’s a long time away,” he says. When asked about the lasting impact to the Republican Party’s support […]

According to study Latino and Black millennials own fewer homes which will increase wealth gap

Angely Mercado, 26, who has a Master’s degree in journalism, makes a living as a freelance writer; she hopes to land a full-time job at some point. The New York resident was clear when she was asked where home ownership stood on her list of priorities. “I wish it could be higher, but it’s not […]