Saturday, May 18, 2024

The U.S. Latino Children Population Has Increased, According to U.S. Census

  In the last decade, the number of Latinos under 18 years has increased to 18.8 million. This represents an increase of 2.6% in the past few years and it makes up 25.7% of all U.S. children under 18. Florida was the state with the largest gain of underage Latinos, followed by New Jersey and […]

American Latinos Struggled with Identity in 2020 Census, Census Bureau Numbers Shows

Almost 60% of the 54.6 million Americans identified as Latino reported belonging to one racial group, such as white or Black. However, over a third (35.5%) of Latinos chose the “Some Other Race” category, which is not currently recognized as a race by the federal government. The Census Bureau said 43.6% of Latino Americans reported […]

Biden Administration Proposes New Census to Help Identify Latinos and Hispanics

The Biden Administration is working on updating census forms to update how it identifies Americans’ race and ethnicity for official use. The administration is collecting publican feedback on its Jan. 27 proposal to change the choice for people who identify as Hispanic or Latino or a version of those. For the next census in 2030, […]

El Paso residents outraged that Trump didn’t mention Latinos in his speech

President Trump condemned white supremacy from the White House yesterday, but left Latinos out of his speech. It’s a significant omission and a stark difference from the written document that has been linked to the 21-year-old gunman who allegedly opened fire on weekend shoppers Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The shooter’s alleged document […]

Lack of Diversity Still a Major Concern in English- and Spanish-Language Media

Latinos actors continue to remain less visible in the mainstream media than their white counterparts, with Afro-Latino actors lagging behind substantially in Spanish-language media, according to Columbia University’s Media and Idea Lab. It is true that Latino actors rank among the most influential: Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, and Javier Bardem, just to name a few. […]

The GOP “Latino Problem,” in One Snapshot

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco One picture, posted Thursday by John Hudak on Twitter, explains in a moment’s flash the Republican “Latino problem.” It has nothing to do with Latinos. Hudak is the editor of the Brookings Institution’s FixGov blog. While reporting on this year’s CPAC (the nation’s largest conservative political confab) he attended a panel on GOP outreach into minority […]

Sobremesa – Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on tacos, politics, cultura and the state of Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you want to get to the truth of matters in the Latino community have a conversation over a meal, the traditional sobremesa that follows a feast. It’s where our gente relaxes and speaks frankly. We invited Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte for a wide ranging conversation about old […]

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In State of the Union, Obama is Cautious on Immigration Reform”

This week, President Obama urged Congress in his State of the Union address to fix our broken immigration system once and for all. And although the President made the call that Congress needed to act, many have been quick to criticize him for only dedicating a short portion of the speech to talk about immigration […]

What is Net Neutrality? It’s a Big Deal for Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Not a lot of attention has been given to the issue of Net Neutrality in Latino news circles. But it’s an important issue that took a decisive turn last week and it could affect Latinos and their increasing use of the internet. Here’s the short take: The FCC had a set of rules […]

Latinos Redefining the American Dream

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco There’s no question that the American Dream isn’t what it used to be – if it ever was what we were told. What’s held true throughout the history of the U. S. is that the elusive dream has been defined by our nation’s newcomers. The American Dream is by default an […]