Sunday, January 17, 2021

Comentarios from Maria: “¿Dónde está el amor?”

Las encuestas de salida muestran que la reelección del presidente Obama se produjo por los votos de las personas jóvenes, las minorías y las mujeres. El presidente del Comité Nacional Republicano, Reince Priebus, está bajo una intensa presión para mejorar la marca republicana y atraer a más votantes mujeres y a los hispanos, pero con […]

Arturo Sandoval to Be Honored By President Obama

President Obama named sixteen people, including Grammy award-winning jazz musician Arturo Sandoval, for the Presidential Medal of Freedom today. Born in Cuba and later defecting to the U.S. in 1990, Sandoval is a well-known trumpeter, pianist and composer in both countries. As a protégé of the late Dizzy Gillespie, another famous jazz musician, Sandoval contributed […]

Immigration Reform, Guest Worker Programs and What We Can Learn From Braceros

Written By: Dakar Lanzino In his 2005 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush said  “It is time for an immigration policy that permits temporary guest workers to fill jobs Americans will not take, that rejects amnesty, that tells us who is entering and leaving our country, and that closes the border to […]

‘Dream 9’ Tactics Take Debate Beyond Halls of Congress

By Valeria Fernández,  New America Media From inside the tiny rectangular windows at the Eloy Detention Center, the Dreamers arrested in last week’s protest could see the long white banner outside that spelled their names in red letters: “Maria, Claudia and Adriana.” Dozens of people have been demonstrating outside the detention center in support of the […]

Guest Blogger: Henry Cisneros “Embers of Debt Create A Fire Hazard”

When you’re putting out a campfire, it’s the embers that you need to worry about. They may not look as impressive as a roaring fire, but if you don’t respect them they can cause a raging forest fire nonetheless. So it is, as well, with this country’s debt problems: they may not look as dire […]

Kennedy Center Honors’ Latina Trustee Creating “Dialogue” About Selection Process

By Nina Terrero, NBCLatino Giselle Fernández is a former journalist and media personality turned-political-advocate – and she is currently the only Latina serving on the Kennedy Center Honors Board of Trustees. Her role has been key in helping to revise the way in which the most accomplished and influential individuals in the performing arts are selected to be […]

Comentarios from Maria: “The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers”

Like any mother raising two young children, much of my attention is focused on their education with an eye toward their futures and the opportunities they will have as adults in the workforce. For kids, grade school is the time for fun. But, like it or not, even at early ages schools and parents are […]

Latinovations Member Featured on CNN en Español Discussing Rise of Student Interest Rates

Latinovations’s very own Jose Aristimuno was featured on CNN en Español yesterday to discuss how doubling student interest rates would be devastating for Latino students. Because nearly 67% of Latinos rely on financial aid to pay for college, the increase of interest on Subsidized Stafford loans from 3.4% to 6.8% will affect many Latino students […]

Immigration Reform Is Most Important Issue Facing Latino Community

A new poll released today suggests that 53% of Latino voters feel that immigration reform is the most important issue facing the Latino community and that Congress and President Obama should address it. The poll, sponsored by America’s Voice and implemented by Latino Decisions, wanted to survey the response from Latino voters and see how […]

Guest Blogger: Ron Blackburn-Moreno “ConnectED: Advanced Connectivity to Expand Young People’s Universes”

President Obama recently signaled his belief that government has a continuing role in making America a better place for every citizen. Just as other leaders have seen a brighter future and moved to make it happen, the president said he wants to bring “next generation broadband and high-speed wireless” to every school and library in […]