Wednesday, November 20, 2019

For Latinos, Awareness Isn’t Enough. We Need Understanding

By Steve Moya, NewsTaco Those in the communication field must always understand their job is not complete when people are moved to a basic awareness of something–say an issue. It is necessary to move people to a level of understanding. It is only then that they might act. A good example of this is education and policy-makers. They […]

GOP Leaders Look to Rebrand Their Message in Spanish

Republican leaders are organizing their party and speakers to become more knowledgeable in communication with Latino audiences and are arranging more appearances in Spanish-speaking outlets. “We’ve been absent from the conversation with Hispanic media for so long, anything can set back that progress we’ve made in the last eight months, so we are aggressive, just […]

US is 5th Largest Spanish-Speaking Country; New Census Interactive Map

By Claudio Iván Remeseira, @HispanicNewYork /NBCLatino The U.S. Census Bureau released an interactive, online map pinpointing the vast array of non-English languages spoken in homes across the nation. In addition to Spanish, the map shows the national distribution of speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, French Creole, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. After selecting one […]

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 […]

New Study Suggests Lifelong Bilingualism Improves Cognitive Activity

A new study from The Journal of Neuroscience suggests that seniors who have been bilingual since childhood are faster at switching from one task to another than monolingual speakers. The study finds that lifelong bilingual speakers show different patterns of brain activity when making the switch of tasks. As people age, the ability to adapt […]

Latinos Celebrate Bilingualism At Home

Statistics from the Pew Hispanic Center have consistently found that the percentage of Spanish-speaking and bilingual Latinos in the U.S. is very high. The survey finds that 38% of all respondents are Spanish dominant, and 38% are bilingual. Findings show that about 1 in 5 children speak a language other than English at home, and […]

East Coast Continues Feeling the Ripple Effects of Hurricane Sandy

As of Thursday morning, Hurricane Sandy has caused 75 deaths in the United States, while cutting off power to more than 7 million people and businesses, many of whom have no timeline for when it will be restored. Even though all regions that come into contact with the storm will be affected in a negative way, some […]

Robert Rodriguez Changing the Way Hollywood Makes Movies

It was on the wide margins of his grade school Spanish-English dictionary where film director-writer Robert Rodriguez discovered his passion. Instead of listening to his teacher in class, he would sketch cartoon figures that would come to life with the turn of a page. And it was that same fast pace and animated approach to telling a […]

Latinos More At Risk While On the Road

A study by researchers at the University of Michigan reveals that Latino infants and toddlers are 10 times less likely to wear seat belts in cars compared to those of white children. A separate study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2007 found that many black and Latinos have negative attitudes about […]

How Music Helps Shape Latino Identity

Jorge Andrés Herrera, an adjunct professor at California State University – Fullerton, says that music plays an important role in shaping Latino identity, and can transform and affect Latino culture. Herrera, who teaches Chicano Studies courses and is a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA, studies ethnomusicology, the study of how music influences and affects culture, and […]