Friday, July 19, 2024

Comentarios From Maria: With Victory In Mind

We’re moving closer each day to knowing the candidates for each party for president of the United States. On the Republican side, Donald Trump came out the winner after last week’s Super Tuesday, winning the states of Florida, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina, and accumulating the necessary delegates needed to win the nomination. Governor John […]

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 […]

East Coast Continues Feeling the Ripple Effects of Hurricane Sandy

As of Thursday morning, Hurricane Sandy has caused 75 deaths in the United States, while cutting off power to more than 7 million people and businesses, many of whom have no timeline for when it will be restored. Even though all regions that come into contact with the storm will be affected in a negative way, some […]

NC Student Activists Wrestle for the DREAM

In order to raise awareness of North Carolina’s Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, the bill that would legalize a large number of undocumented students, student activists in that state are using Mexican-style freestyle wrestling. The North Carolina Dream Team is composed of 15 young females, some undocumented and some not, and […]

Obama Campaign will Target Hispanic Voters

A crucial game-winning piece to keeping the White House in 2012, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign says it will focus on the Hispanic voting bloc. “Hispanics could very well decide this election,” an Obama adviser on the campaign said. Campaign organizers say their strategy is to focus on increasing Hispanic voter turnout in battleground states […]

US Census Bureau says Hispanic Population now over 50 Million

Hispanics are now officially the largest minority group in the country numbering over 50 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. That number translates to 16.3% of the nation’s population and means that 1 out of every 6 Americans is a Latino. Interesting trends have also emerged; revealing the country’s low overall growth […]

Anti-immigrant Proposal by North Carolina Republican Fails

Earlier this week, a scaled-back version of an anti-immigrant proposal by Bill James, a Republican on the Mecklenburg County Commission in North Carolina, which includes the largest metropolitan area in the state, was rejected by the county board. James’ original proposal asked that commissioners direct the Department of Social Services to “ignore state and federal […]