Friday, August 19, 2022

Latinos Affected by Oklahoma Tornado

        In the tornado-devasted town of Moore, Oklahoma, Latino residents Alfredo Corrales and Viviana Luna endured the storm in the bunker located under their home. “All of a sudden we were hearing some noises like some voices up above, and we were like, ‘What is that?”’ Corrales said. “So I popped the […]

DREAMers Meet With President Obama at The White House

A group of seven DREAMers were invited to speak to President Obama in the Oval Office about the toll of the current immigration system, while emphasizing how their lives have changed thanks to deferred action. According to a White House statement, “the President reiterated his commitment to passing a bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform bill this year […]

Study Being Conducted to Find If There is A Breast Cancer Gene in Latina Women

            The UMC Breast Cancer Center in Texas lead by Dr. Candy Arentz, is conducting a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health focusing on breast cancer in Latina women. The goal is to collect saliva samples from 2,000 Latina women currently or previously diagnosed with breast cancer to […]

Bipartisan House Group Announces a Deal on Immigration Legislation

        On Thursday a bipartisan group of House members declared a deal on immigration legislation. “We have an agreement in principle. We’re now going to work on finishing up the drafting of the bill,” said Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, a leader of the group. This announcement came after several months of meeting […]

The Rate of Latino Enrollment in College Exceeds Whites for the First Time

        A new poll conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center indicates that for the first time, Latinos have surpassed their white counterparts in college enrollment. According to the poll, 69% of Latino high school graduates in 2012 were enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning, compared with 67% of white high […]

Institution Offers Latino Immigrants without Bank Accounts a Safer Way to Store Money

Following a series of burglaries in North Carolina that affected numerous Latinos in the area who had the habit of storing cash in their homes, the Latino Community Credit Union opened with the intent to serve individuals without banking accounts. According to the FDIC, more than 1 in 5 Latinos and blacks living in America […]

George W. Bush’s Positive Impact on the Latino Trajectory

Former President George W. Bush’s legacy suggests he is favored much more by Latinos than any other Republican candidate in the U.S. particularly for his work on immigration. “Republicans would do very well to try to emulate President Bush’s stance toward immigrants,” says Carlos Gutierrez, former Secretary of Labor. A look back to Bush’s legacy comes […]

Guest Blogger: Rafael Fantauzzi “It is Time for Hispanic Leaders to Stand up on the National Debt”

With talks in D.C. relentlessly concentrating on the threat of a sequester, I have spent a lot of time thinking back to an event I participated in a few weeks ago. On February 6th I took part in an event that was so obvious in value, yet so rare in practice these days. I sat down […]

Guest Blogger Series: Rafael Fantauzzi “The Fiscal Cliff and the National Debt: A Hispanic Call to Action”

Our nation is just two weeks away from the fiscal cliff, the series of tax increases and automatic spending cuts that threaten to derail our fragile economic recovery. If we go over the cliff, the median Hispanic family of four would see an income tax increase of $2,200. An abrupt change like this, coupled with […]

Guest Blogger Series: Robert Deposada “La Comay Controversy: Free Speech or Instigating More Hate Crimes?”

Freedom of speech is one of the most important rights we enjoy under our Constitution, and one that we must protect at all costs. However, this right has its limits. For instance, you can’t scream “Fire!” in the middle of a crowded theatre, because of the harm it can cause others around you. And promoting […]