Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A record of 42 Latinos will serve in Congress

A record 42 Latinos are set to serve in Congress next year following Tuesday’s midterm elections, the most representation ever reached by the demographic on Capitol Hill, according to an AP analysis. Thirty-three Latino Democratic candidates and seven Republican candidates won their races this week, with only one race remaining undecided as of Thursday evening. Democratic House […]

Record Number of Latino Voters and Candidates Poised to Shape Outcome of Midterm Elections, Says NALEO

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) recently reported that there has been an 18 percent increase in the number of registered Latino voters since the 2010 midterm elections, bringing the total to 7.8 million. This growing electorate and an increase in the number of Latino candidates running in this year’s national […]

Prominent Television Host Ray Suarez Asserts Link Between U.S. Prosperity and Prosperity of Latinos

The 37th Annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHCI) Public Policy Conference began with a powerful reminder of the inextricable link between the prosperity of the country and the prosperity of Latinos in the U.S. During conference’s opening plenary session entitled, Underrepresented – Where are the Latinos?, Al-Jazeera America Host Ray Suarez , asserted that as a […]

Latinos: The Most Underrepresented Group in Movie Industry, Study Finds

A new study conducted by the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism found that Latinos comprise just 4.9 percent of actors in Hollywood’s top grossing films, making Latinos the most underrepresented group in the industry. This number stands in stark contrast to the number of Hispanic moviegoers who account for roughly a quarter of […]

Immigrants Facing Deportation in NYC to be Provided with Lawyer

Marking the first time a jurisdiction has voted to provide attorneys to immigrants who cannot afford one, New York City recently approved $4.9 million dollars to fund the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP). The program received only $500,000 in funding last year, but has grown to accommodate the numerous immigrants who still cannot […]

AT&T Receives High Rating for Inclusion of Hispanics

The leading Hispanic advocacy group HACR has recognized AT&T’s inclusion of Hispanics in the workforce, supply chain, community and governance. AT&T has received the highest rating for all telecommunication firms on the 2011 Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s Corporate Inclusion Index (HACR CII).  AT&T was one of only two companies to achieve a 95 rating, […]

Guest Blogger Series: Sylvia Manzano “New Census Data Show Fundamentals of Democracy Require Addressing Latino Interests”

Today the US Census bureau released the Texas state file including race and ethnicity details.  Latinos now account for 38% of Texas population (up from 32% in 2000) and grew by over 100% in 17 counties.  While demographers and casual observers knew the Texas numbers would be big, the details are still striking to see: […]