Thursday, February 2, 2023

Arkansas Governor’s ‘Latinx’ Ban Could Affect the Community’s Generational Rift

One of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ first acts as Arkansas governor was to ban most state agencies from using the term Latinx, bringing up a debate that has divided Latinos over generations. Sanders called the word “culturally incentive,” and some critics viewed it as another attack by Republicans on the LGBTQ community. However, her move may […]

Rep. Ruben Gallego Announces Bid for Sinema’s Arizona Senate Seat

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego announced he’ll challenge independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024, becoming the first candidate to set up a potential three-way contest. Gallego, a 43-year-old military veteran first elected to Congress in 2014, made no secret in his interest in challenging Sinema, a longtime rival in Arizona politics. She left the democratic […]

College Admissions Expected to Change with Possible Roll Back of Affirmation Action

In 1964, Wesleyan University contacted 400 Black high school students from around the country to persuade them to apply in hopes of erasing its image as a privileged gallery for white, wealthy families. The outreach led to the enrollment of one Latino and 13 Black students, which helped establish the university’s commitment to diversity. Nearly […]

The Term ‘Latinx’ Now Banned from Official Government Use in Arkansas

The new governor of Arkansas, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has signed an executive order banning the term “Latinx” from official use in government business. At the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas meeting, director Margarita Solorzano had to redirect chatter away from the news. The executive order signed by Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders surprised Solorzano and […]

Biden Sees Pushback Towards New Immigration Policy that Restricts Illegal Border Crossings

President Biden recently announced new immigration restrictions to address one of his administration’s most politically vulnerable issues in immigration control while the nation’s focus is on the Republican disarray in the House. The restrictions will expand Biden’s authority to grant legal entry to tens of thousands of Cubans, Nicaraguans, Venezuelans, and Haitians into the country […]

The Latinx Community Remembers Walter Ulloa for his Incredible Work in Spanish-Language Media

Members of the media, business and political community mourn the death of Spanish-language media pioneer Walter Ulloa, CEO, and founder of Entravision Communication Corp. Ulloa died of a heart attack on New Year’s Eve at 74 years old. “It’s a big loss,” according to Tom Castro, the founder and CEO of El Dorado Capital, who […]

Rep. Jimmy Gomez Set to Normalize Dads While Casting House Vote With his Baby

While waiting on the House vote on Tuesday, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, having already served three terms, says the “chaos” of Washington politics is nothing new. “I have my wife, mom, siblings, their spouses, my baby, my niece and my two nephews (with me),” Gomez tells TODAY.com. “I think their heads are spinning.” Armed with enough […]

The DCCC Increases Spending on Political Ads to Focus on Latino Voters

Democrats are surprised at a South Texas district they had expected to win easily, but it began to appear less of a certainty. After the Cook Political Report changed its rating of the state’s 34th Congressional District from “lean Democrat” to “toss-up,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) began airing TV ads in English and […]

Latinos Have a Breakthrough After Midterm Elections for Congress

Democratic Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez defeated Republican Joe Kent, flipping a key Washington House seat. She credits her victory partly to support from BOLD PAC, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Gluesenkamp claims that BOLD PAC “was one of the only ones that saw the opportunity, that believed in me,” while almost no […]

Latinas Make History in Oregon Winning their Congressional District Races

Democratic state Rep. Andrea Salinas won her race to represent Oregon’s 6th Congressional District, and Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer won the state’s 5th Congressional District race, making history with the two Latinas Oregon’s first Latinx members of Congress. “No matter who you voted for or what lies ahead, I will be your champion,” Salinas said in […]