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As Salazar and Solís Leave, Obama’s Cabinet Left Without Latinos

Jan 18, 2013

Image: Secretary of the Interior Ken SalazarThe Secretary of the Interior announced this week that he will leave his cabinet-level post in March. Ken Salazar’s declaration came approximately a week after Hilda Solís’ announced departure from the Department of Labor,...

Jenni Rivera and the Cultural Gap

Dec 20, 2012

In his latest column, Univision anchor and commentator Jorge Ramos writes that the death of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera illustrated the massive disconnect that exists between English-language and Spanish-language media.The recent death of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera underlines an enduring...

DREAMers Call on Kris Kobach to Resign

Nov 20, 2012

Undocumented young people from across the county are marching today in Topeka, Kansas, asking for the resignation of Kris Kobach, Kansas’ Secretary of State and former immigration advisor to Mitt Romney. DREAMers are rallying in front of Kobach's office, calling...

Jesse & Joy Big Winners at Latin Grammys

Nov 16, 2012

Mexican brother-sister duo Jesse & Joy took home four awards at the 13th Annual Latin Grammys Thursday night in Las Vegas, including best song and best recording for their hit single, “Corre!” Other winners included Colombian rocker Juanes, who won...

Right to Translator of Choice Invigorates Houston Voters

Nov 01, 2012

 HOUSTON – While accompanying her mother to the polls on the first day of early voting in Houston, the Latina woman was told by a poll worker that her presence was illegal. “She went in with her mom to try...

La Opinión Endorses Obama

Oct 23, 2012

An editorial in Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión argues that "there is no clearer choice for Hispanic voters than to re-elect President Barack Obama."Come November 6, there is no clearer choice for Hispanic voters than to re-elect President Barack Obama.The comparison...

Hidden Harvest: Rescuing Produce to Feed the Hungry

Jul 22, 2012

COACHELLA, Calif. — Inspired by the mass quantities of food Americans throw away, Christy Porter decided to tackle the hunger problem in the Coachella Valley over ten years ago.“(With) 27 percent field waste and 30 percent plate waste,” says Porter,...

In Defense of the Census

Jun 01, 2012

The House of Representatives voted last month to end the American Community Survey. Now the Senate will take up the measure. But according to an editorial in Impremedia/La Opinión, the attack on the Census Bureau's annual survey comes out of...

Ala. Governor Signs Revision of Immigration Law

May 18, 2012

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday signed a new law that revises and expands some parts of the state's immigration law HB 56, considered to be the toughest in the nation. The new law, House Bill 658, requires the state Department...

Minority Birthrate Highlights Need for Education Reform

May 18, 2012

This situation had already been predicted. People can complain as much as they want and long for the past, but demographic changes are irreversible. In reality, this is good news if it is accompanied by the actions needed for generational...

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