Sunday, June 16, 2024

Remembering the late Jenni Rivera: ‘La Diva de la Banda’

The tragedy that struck the Mexican music community early Sunday morning when 43-year-old Mexican singer Jenni Rivera’s plane crashed in Mexico, shortly after takeoff. There seems to be no evidence of survivors at the crash site, a ranch in the state of Nuevo León, close to Monterrey. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but her […]

US Census Brief details Hispanic Population

The Hispanic population in the U.S. accounted for more than half of the total population growth in the country outpacing other demographic groups, according to a U.S. Census Bureau brief released last week. The Census brief, Hispanic Population: 2010, shows that the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or at a rate of four times […]

California Latina Activist Receives Highest Civilian Honor

Yesterday, Sylvia Mendez, who at the age of eight became a key player in the fight to desegregate the nation’s public schools, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in Washington. When Mendez’s parents, a Mexican immigrant and his Puerto Rican wife, were barred in their attempt to enroll her and her […]