Tuesday, November 29, 2022

L.A. City Councilman De Leon Refuses to Resign Amidst Uproar of Leaked Recordings

Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin De Leon said he would not resign amid an uproar over a leaked recording of Latino officials making crude, racist remarks and plotting to expand their political power. The scandal has already led to the resignation of City Council President, Nury Martinez, to resign from her position. De Leon told […]

Tensions High in Los Angeles Following the Leaked Recording of City Council Members Making Racists Remarks

With the help of cross-cultural coalitions in Los Angeles politics, Black and Latino politicians in Los Angles have made it to top leadership roles in the racially diverse city. Unfortunately, with the leaked recording of the City Council President making racist comments about their Black peers, political tension exists between the two communities. Nury Martinez, […]

Rochelle Garza, The First Latina Running for Texas Attorney General, Is Looking to Break Even More Barriers

Before starting her race for Texas Attorney General, Democrat Rochelle Garza halted a Trump Administration’s attempt to stop a detained migrant teenager from getting an abortion. In 2017, the incumbent attorney general, Ken Paxton, backed the past administration on that case, warning in a brief that “Texas must not become a sanctuary state for abortions.” […]

L.A. City Council Members in Deep Water for Uttering Racist Remarks in a Leaked Conversation

Los Angeles city leaders face reprimand and shame after an audio recording of racist remarks at a private meeting surfaced. City Council President, Nury Martinez, compared a colleague’s son, Black and two years old, to an animal and implied that the county’s progressive district attorney shouldn’t be supported because he may be popular with Black […]

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 […]

Guest Blogger: Jimmy Gómez, Congresista Demócrata, ‘El perdón de la deuda estudiantil y el impacto en los latinos’

This column was originally published in La Opinión. Esta acción ayudará a más de la mitad de los estudiantes universitarios latinos quienes han invertido en su educación para poder lograr el sueño americano Cada 30 segundos un joven latino cumple 18 años, poniéndolo a él o a ella, en una posición de tomar una de […]

The Biden Administration’s Justice Department Requests Psychological Tests For Parents of Separated Children

The Biden Administration has requested that parents of children separated by the Trump-era family separation policy undergo another round of psychological evaluations to measure their level of trauma. The request comes in response to a lawsuit by migrants seeking compensation after being separated from their children by the Trump Administration. Many children have yet to […]

Undocumented Immigrants Paid Taxes, But Now They’re Aging Without Retirement and Health Benefits

In 1998, Noe Ramirez came to the United States from Mexico, hoping to work and earn enough money to buy a new taxi to replace the decadent one he drove in Mexico City. The part-time musician started construction work in Houston, often playing guitar on the weekends. One day, while driving his bike to work, […]

Texas Sheriff Opens Criminal Investigation into Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Actions to Relocate Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

On Monday, a Texas sheriff announced that his office has opened an investigation into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ actions to move nearly 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, last week. The Bexar County Sheriff, Javier Salazar, clarified that the investigation is in its early stages and declined to name any possible suspects. However, he has […]

DNC Announces New $500k Bilingual Ad Campaign for Hispanic Heritage Month

On Thursday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced a $500,000 ad campaign for Hispanic Heritage Month in Spanish and English. The campaign will include ads on Spanish-language radio stations and print, as well as bilingual digital ads. “The Hispanic and Latino community is an important thread of the fabric of the American story and we […]