Sunday, December 15, 2019

Comentarios from Maria: “Why the National STEM Education Fund Is So Important”

Occupations in STEM fields are the second-fastest growing in the nation, just behind health care, according to a Georgetown University study. And while the nation is expected to have more than 8.6 million STEM-related jobs available in 2018, as many as three million of those jobs might be unfilled, warns the National Math and Science Initiative. At […]

Supreme Court Hears Case for Voting Rights Act Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week involving the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Section 5 of the Act is being challenged by Shelby County, Alabama, saying that the provision was necessary in 1695 when there was voter suppression to African Americans, but that discrimination is “non-existent today.” Supporters of the protection of the Voting […]

Census Considers Putting ‘Latino’ in Race Category

Sparked by the historic growth in the U.S. Latino population according to the 2012 United States Census, the entity is considering making Latinos an option on their own in the race category. Latinos now make up 16.7% of the population, surpassing Blacks as the largest minority group in the U.S. Their decision to make a […]

Guest Blogger: Dr. Evelyn Montalvo-Stanton “In Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath, Let’s Prepare Better For Storms’ Impact on Health”

For me, the most memorable impacts of Hurricane Sandy arrived at my door after the floodwaters receded. In Newark, New Jersey where I work as a pediatric pulmonologist, the floods gave way to a rapid growth of mold and other lung irritants, and my patients are feeling the strain with every breath they take. In these predominantly […]

Historic Latino Support for President Obama Secures Second Term

Claiming the highest Latino support that any presidential candidate in U.S. history has enjoyed, President Barack Obama was re-elected last night with a decisive 303 electoral votes and 50.3% of the popular vote. According to Latino Decisions exit polls, 75% of Latinos voted for President Obama, surpassing the 67% support he enjoyed in the 2008 […]

Presidential Election gets Little Funding from Latinos

Even though Latinos have been an important target audience for the Presidential Election and could very well be the deciding factor, the Associated Press finds that Latinos have contributed less than 4% to the campaigns. As previously reported on La Plaza, candidates seem to still be struggling to reach out to Spanish speaking voters. Of […]

Education Achievement Gaps Widen Among Latino Students

A paper released by Formar Foundation claims that many socio-economic issues, such as low poverty levels, lack of language skills, and other social barriers, have a negative effect on the quality of education among Latinos in the United States, widening the gap for educational achievement. The research reports that Latino students are less likely to be enrolled in […]

Maria Cardona Hangs Out with Norah O’Donnell and Face the Nation

On Thursday July 12th, Maria Cardona, Dewey Square Group Principal and Latinovations Founder, joined a panel of experts through a Google+ Hangout virtual chat to discuss the 2012 campaign and the importance of the women’s vote. The panel was hosted by CBS’ Norah O’Donnell for Face the Nation, and was comprised of GOP Strategist Leslie […]

Hispanics Become Largest Minority Group in Metro Areas

The 2010 Census figures indicate increased diversity from 366 metro areas in the U.S. and showed that Hispanics now outnumber the number of blacks, becoming the largest minority group in 191 metro areas. The data is significant because it could influence the political maps that are drawn during the restricting process and possibly shift the […]