Monday, January 30, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meg Medina is the First Latina Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

The Library of Congress named Meg Medina the national ambassador for young people’s literature for 2023-24. Medina is the first Latina named to the position, which will have her flying around the country to libraries and classrooms to encourage reading. Medina, 59, said she hopes she can spread to parents, families, children, and their caretakers […]

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 […]

Hundreds of Migrants Cold and Waiting to Cross the Border with no Shelter

In El Paso, Texas, migrants are cold and searching for their loved ones to return to them, like María. She wore a coat not appropriate for freezing temperatures, jeans, and sneakers, with a light blanket while she kept her eye on the bus station to find her husband, whom she hadn’t heard from in three […]