Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Guest Blogger: Patrick Oakford “Out of the shadows and out of poverty: Reducing poverty through immigration reform”

The Census Bureau recently released new data on poverty in the United States. While the coverage that followed provided an overview of the new numbers, and in the case of TalkPoverty examined policy choices that would dramatically reduce poverty, there is one important issue that received little attention: the potential for immigration reform to create […]

Just Before Labor Day, a Report Shows Struggles of Latino Workers

By Griselda Nevarez, Voxxi A new report by the AFL-CIO depicts how, even after four years since the recession officially ended, Latino workers continue to be disproportionally affected by the weak economic recovery. The report released Thursday finds that as the U.S. economy recovers, Latinos are facing higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, as well as lower wages and […]

Latinos Still at Higher Risk of Diabetes than Other Groups

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and statistics reveal that Latinos develop diabetes 1.5 times greater than White Americans, making Latinos one of the top racial and ethnic groups at higher disk of diabetes. Many researchers believe that Latino Americans run a higher risk of having diabetes due to inherited genes from ancestors. In addition, poverty, […]

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 […]

Latinos Less Likely to Receive CPR than Whites

Studies suggest that Latinos are 30% less likely to receive CPR in the case of an emergency than Whites due to a lack of knowledge on how to perform the procedure. Researchers found that every year, about 300,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest, and most don’t survive. Of these victims, 80% collapse in their own homes. Dr. […]

Poverty and Hunger Strikes the Latino Community

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than one in four Latino families in the U.S. are currently facing food insecurity, while one in three Latino families with children suffers from the same, more than any other minority group in terms of poverty and hunger. Additionally, reports the U.S. Census Bureau, there are currently 13 […]

Guest Blogger: Melissa Boteach “Tackling Latino Child Hunger Will Bring Prosperity to All”

Last night San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro made an impassioned argument that investing in opportunity today leads to prosperity for all tomorrow. Telling the story of his own journey from a struggling family to the mayor of a major U.S. city, he underscored that, “My family’s story isn’t special. What’s special is the America that […]

Guest Blogger Sarah Jane Glynn: “Balancing Work and Families Hardest for Latino Workers”

Brand new data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates just how often workers struggle to cope with conflicts between their job and their family’s need for care and that access to paid leave is incredibly unequal—none more so than Latinos, who are the least likely racial or ethnic group to have access […]

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, […]

Poorest group of Children in the U.S. is Hispanic

For the first time ever in U.S. history the largest number of kids living in poverty is Hispanic, according to a new study. A record 6.1 million Hispanic children live in poverty, according to the study “Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation,” released on Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center.    White children make […]