Friday, May 24, 2024

Guest Bloggers: Celeste Carrasco y Ligia McEvoy: ‘Mes de la Herencia Hispana: Mas que una celebración, un llamado para tomar acción.’

Por Celeste Carrasco y Ligia McEvoy  En el mes de la Herencia Hispana celebramos la historia, las contribuciones y logros de los hispanos en Estados Unidos. Es un momento para honrar nuestra herencia, compartir nuestras historias y vivir nuestro Poder Hispano.  El Poder Hispano es una manera de pensar, de creer que podemos lograr lo […]

House Democrats Called on the Biden Administration to Ease Sanctions on Venezuela

A group of House Democrats called on the Biden Administration to ease sanctions on Venezuela, make more aid available, and open the conversation to re-establish diplomatic relations to alleviate the economic crisis there.  “Given the high costs of the crisis for the Venezuelan people and the hemisphere broadly, we believe the Administration must respond to […]

California Officials are Investigating a Flight of Migrants to Sacramento Made with State Funds

Sixteen migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were flown to California on a private chartered jet under a false promise of jobs. They were dropped off outside a church in Sacramento on Friday. Rob Bonta, California’s Attorney General, said that the documents presented by the migrants were administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and […]

Unemployment Rates Rise in Black and Latina Women, Labor Force Set to Increase

The unemployment rate for Black and Latino women increased in February, but the number of people looking for jobs rose, too. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. unemployment rate has increased from 3.4% to 3.6%. Women aged 20 and over have had unemployment rates rising slightly to 3.2% from 3.1%. The […]

Cancer Rates Higher in a Town in Puerto Rico due to High Levels of Contamination in the Air

Salinas, Puerto Rico, is an industrial town on Puerto Rico’s southeast coast that is considered one of the U.S. territory’s most contaminated regions. Toxic ash and harmful chemicals from coal-fired and thermoelectric power plants surround this community, and residents have complained about health problems ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s. “We’re fighting a lot of battles,” […]

City National Bank Settles $31 Million After Discriminating Against Black and Latino Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a $31 million settlement with City National Bank, based in Los Angeles, California, in a historical housing discrimination case. This settlement is the most significant redlining case investigated by the Justice Department. Redlining is a longstanding set of policies and practices prohibiting banks from approving mortgages for people […]

The Hispanic Access Foundation Wants Latino Heritage Park Sites Protected

The Hispanic Access Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes and provides resources to boost Latino civic engagement, has identified 12 parks, monuments, and wildlife refuges connected to Latino heritage that should be prioritized for protection next year. Among the Latino heritage sites is the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, which is proposed to be expanded to […]

Border Wall Construction Results in a Lawsuit Filed Against Arizona

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Arizona after a two-week standoff between protestors and construction crews building a border wall made of shipping containers. The case asks for “immediate injunctive relief prohibiting” the state from continuing work on the wall, which federal officials say is being built on federal land without required […]

Farmers of Color Outraged at Broken Promise to Help Debt Relief for the Community

A class-action lawsuit says the federal government has illegally broken a promise to pay off the debts of a group of Black farmers. The funding was dropped after a group of white farmers filed legal challenges arguing their exclusion violated their constitutional rights. The neglected farmers hope the officials will keep their promise and restore […]

Latinxs Are Better Off With The Biden Administration

America is in a peak transitional economic moment in large part because of the contributions of the Latinx community. Since the economy is critically important to Latinxs, many question when voting: are we better off today than when Democrats took power two years ago? Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinxs’ economic gains over the past […]