Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Latinx, Gender Inclusive or Linguistic Overstep

Pronounced “La-teen-ex,” Latinx is a gender-neutral term for people of Latin American heritage. By dropping the -o or -a ending to the root word ‘Latin,’ Latinx encompasses those that do not adhere to a gender binary of male and female.

“Yuge” Win For Hillary!

Hillary Clinton is a very happy candidate today as she wakes up to a sweeping victory in all five states that held primaries last night. Florida was the prize of the night, being the most diverse and the biggest delegate count. Clinton won the sunshine state with over 65% of the vote and Latinos played […]

Latino Voter Numbers Increase, Yet Still Significantly Lower Than Other Groups

A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center finds that a record of 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, yet still participated in less numbers than black and white voters. The research shows that while 48% of Latino eligible voters turned out to vote in 2012, 66% of black eligible voters participated […]

The Rate of Latino Enrollment in College Exceeds Whites for the First Time

        A new poll conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center indicates that for the first time, Latinos have surpassed their white counterparts in college enrollment. According to the poll, 69% of Latino high school graduates in 2012 were enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning, compared with 67% of white high […]

Experts Recommend Investing More on Latino Children

According to a census poll released this week, Latino children are the fastest growing demographic in the nation, and according to experts, they are the demographic that should most be invested in. The poll conducted by Pew Hispanic Center concludes that by 2060, Latinos will make up one in every three Americans. The children of […]

New Statistics among Latinos: Highest and Lowest Income, Poverty Rates

A recent report from the Pew Hispanic Center released that Latinos earn the largest median household income in the Washington, D.C. metro area (as high as $62,000) and earn the least in the Texas Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito metro area (as low as $28,600). Not surprisingly, the Brownsville, Texas metro region has the highest rate of poverty […]

Latinos Not At The Table

I hear it from Latinos all the time: One of the things they find galling about the mainstream media is when they turn on the television and four pundits are sitting at a table discussing Latinos or some issue that impacts Latinos—and there isn’t a single Latino present. The optics are terrible. Can you imagine […]

The Hispanic Institute calls on Governor Romney to reign in Extreme Faction

Today, The Hispanic Institute called on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to denounce a House bill that would effectively militarize America’s borders. The National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act (H.R. 1505), authored by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), would give the Department of Homeland Security expanded powers to obtain operational control of federal lands […]

Guest Blogger Series: Lisa Pino “MiPlato Makes Healthy Eating Fun for Latino Families”

Last January, a remarkable thing happened at a popular supermarket in Tampa, Florida. First Lady Michelle Obama visited to announce MiPlato and a partnership with Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. ¿MiPlato? You might be thinking. ¿Y qué es MiPlato? MiPlato is the Spanish version of the USDA food icon, […]

Guest Blogger Series: Kristian Ramos “The President’s Vision for Our Next Economy, Hispanics, and Broadband”

As Americans continue to struggle with high unemployment and underemployment at record levels, President Barack Obama has made building a stronger economy, a central theme in his re-election campaign. This should resonate with all American’s in these trying economic times. The country needs an economy built on American innovation, increased development of workers skills and […]