Sunday, June 20, 2021

Surge in Latino Homeless Population in Los Angeles

Recent figures released by Los Angeles show Latino homelessness shot up by 63% in the county last year, with an overall increase of 23% despite increasing efforts to get people off the street. Although nearly all demographics, including youth, families and veterans, saw an increase in homelessness, Latinos particularly delivered one of the sharpest rises, […]

Why Marketing to Hispanics is Not Just About Speaking Spanish

Yahoo recently conducted a study with Ipsos on Hispanic millennials, and over half of the respondents said it’s about time that advertisers recognized that Hispanics shop too. Hispanic buying power has been growing exponentially, and it has become increasingly important for marketers to craft a marketing strategy that thoughtfully appeals to their specific interests. According […]

Middle-Class Minorities Priced Out of Booming West Coast Markets

According to a report published last week, less than five percent of homes for sale were affordable for middle-class African-American and Hispanic families in 2016. The report zeroed in on the ever-widening homeownership gap between white and nonwhite American families. “[America] is at risk of becoming a renter nation in our largest and wealthiest metros, where […]

Poor Black and Latino Communities Tend to Have Poorer Schools

In a report by The Journal, nearly three-quarters of African American parents believe that the education black children receive is of lesser quality than that received by their white counterparts. In fact, nine in ten surveyed believe white communities get more money than the schools in black, Latino or Hispanic neighborhoods; a statistic that was […]

Eligible Latino and Asian Families Underutilizing Subsidized Childcare

According to research released by the California Budget and Policy Center, there are more than a million Latino children in California eligible to receive subsidized childcare, however, only 11 percent are actually enrolled. The same research also found more than 100,000 Asian children eligible, with only about an 8 percent enrollment rate. “Many parents who […]

Report Finds 150% Spike in Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records

In a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued report released Wednesday, the Trump administration’s push to remove all undocumented immigrants has resulted in a 40 percent increase in immigration arrests, particularly among those with no criminal record. Since the presidential executive order, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have arrested more than 41,000 immigrants […]

AFL-CIO Warns Trump Could Put Even More Latino Workers at Risk

On Wednesday, AFL-CIO released its annual job deaths report, showing an increase in Latino and immigrant workers’ deaths in 2015, while work deaths among all other groups has remained the same. As Republicans in the Senate get ready to vote on President Trump’s labor pick, AFL-CIO has issued warnings that progress in worker safety and […]

Report Finds Latinos Are More Pessimistic About Nation’s Finances

According to a quarterly study conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) that randomly selected 500 Hispanics, Latinos are expressing uncertainty about the nation’s economic long-term forecast more than ever. Hispanic consumer sentiment is down 10 points from December of last year, and 57% said they expected bad times […]

Comentarios from Maria: GOP’s Back-up Plan Against Clinton Goes Up In Flames

Political America can now exhale. FBI Director James Comey announced today that he would not be recommending any charges be brought against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, for intentionally mishandling classified information. While there is certainly a huge sigh of relief coming from Brooklyn headquarters, there’s no question that […]

Zero Rating Internet Access Essential for the Future

Earlier this week the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) hosted a panel session on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of Zero Rating Internet access and the positive impact of free data on diverse communities. The panelist provided intel from diverse fields within the industry, and discussed Free Data and Zero Rating Internet […]