Friday, July 19, 2024

Today: Google + Hangout“ Climate Change’s Impact on the Latino Community”

Voces Verdes and the Environmental Protection Agency will be hosting a Google +  Hangout titled “Climate Change’s Impact on the Latino Community” today at 3:30 PM EST. The live discussion will feature EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy who will be joined by our own Maria Cardona, Dr. Tomas Morales from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and […]

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuño “Venezuela’s fight is far from over”

Ever since Venezuela’s National Youth Day on February 12th, students in the coutry of Venezuela have been protesting their frustrations with the country’s national government and their incapicity to deal with the country’s problems such as record high levels of insecurity, record inflation levels (estimated to be close to 56.2%), a corrupt legal system and […]

State of the Union Address Creates Optimism for Immigration Reform in 2014

            At Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address, President Barrack Obama emphasized that 2014 is a year of action and he expects immigration reform to be finalized. “If we are serious about economic growth, it is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, and […]

Latino Organizations Target Unregistered Latino Voters

              On Thursday, the National Council of La Raza and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund announced that they are launching a campaign to register Latino voters. Both organizations are hoping and have a goal of registering more than 180,000 voters, the number of registered Latino voters for their 2012 campaign. […]

Health Services Available for Latinos to get covered

            With the Latino community being the largest uninsured group of all minorities in the United States, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is assigned to take care of this issue quickly.  According to a study conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, some Latinos will […]

Cultural Competency Vital to Healthcare for Minorities

          The biggest issue concerning minority healthcare is a lack of services which are culturally competent with the patients being treated. Although the lack of services exist, according to JAMA Internal Medicine, minority patients are primarily being treated by minority doctors. “The fact that minority physicians are much more likely to […]

Latina Entrepreneur Attributes Culture to her Success

            Ivette Mayo, owner of Yo Soy I am, LLC, has become an example for all Latinas in this country on not only entrepreneurship, but how to make their dream a reality while staying true to their Latina culture. “When you face great challenges and constant change, you develop survival […]

Just Before Labor Day, a Report Shows Struggles of Latino Workers

By Griselda Nevarez, Voxxi A new report by the AFL-CIO depicts how, even after four years since the recession officially ended, Latino workers continue to be disproportionally affected by the weak economic recovery. The report released Thursday finds that as the U.S. economy recovers, Latinos are facing higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, as well as lower wages and […]

Excelencia in Education: Placing Latinos in the Financial Aid Conversation

Excelencia in Education is using a Capitol Hill briefing today to release the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded white paper Using A Latino Lens To Reimagine Aid Design And Delivery. “This is a framing document getting people to think about what they can be doing as they develop policy regarding Latinos and federal financial aid,” Deborah Santiago, Excelencia in […]

Rep. John Conyers: Do Not Use Term ‘Illegal Immigrants’

During the first House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform on Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) echoed what many immigrant rights advocates have been asking for years when he urged his colleagues to avoid using the term “illegal immigrants.” “I hope no one uses the term ‘illegal immigrants’ here today,” said Conyers, who is the […]