Tuesday, March 5, 2024

On World Mental Health Day, We Can Learn How to Show Up for Each Other

On October 10th,  we commemorate World Mental Health Day, which presents an opportunity for people and communities to raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right. There is a lot to celebrate about the Latine community, and one of those things is how close we are […]

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 […]

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 […]

19 Children, 2 Teachers Killed at Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

This Tuesday, at least 19 children and two teachers were killed when a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.  Multiple survivors are being treated at regional hospitals; many are still missing. It was the state’s deadliest school shooting in modern history and the nation’s third mass shooting within weeks. Uvalde is […]

Two women detained for speaking Spanish win lawsuit against Trump administration

Two years ago, two Latina women, Martha Hernandez and Ana Suda, were detained for speaking Spanish outside a convenient store in Montana. They filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, which, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), decided to settle. In May 2018, Martha and Ana were chatting in Spanish at a convenient […]

Can Local Latino candidates help Democrats in midterms?

Raquel Terán is running for State Legislator in Arizona’s District 30, spanning from Central Phoenix to Glendale on the west side. Her district has over 50 percent Latino voters and since August her outreach efforts have helped outpace Republicans by 160 percent in new registered voters. In raw numbers, that is 400 precious new voters that […]