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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Google searches reveal how obsessed Hispanic voters are with this election

*This is new territory, folks who hadn’t been interested and hadn’t voted before are doing so now, so it’s hard to draw definite conclusions. A Google search doesn’t equal a vote. But it’s a good omen and good fodder for political scientists and sociologists to dissect after the election. VL By Matt McFarland, CNN Money (1.5 minute

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Smithsonian Collecting Items to Show Baseball’s Impact on Latino History

*They’re looking for everything – photos, newspaper clippings, old gloves, uniforms, balls – from little league memorabilia to business sponsored leagues, to minor and major league baseball. Latinos have had a large influence in U.S. baseball and...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Groups Gather In Mexico City To Watch US Presidential Debate

*There’s been an unusually high interest from Mexico in the U.S. election. I was at the UNAM in August, participating in a two-day symposium on the U.S. election. They’re watching closely. VL By Rodrigo Cervantes, Fronteras (2.5 minute read)...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

REPORT: EPA is Failing to Protect Low-Income Communities of Color

*This is distressing. In 2008 4.7 million Latinos were diagnosed with asthma, most because of environmental causes. VL By Yessenia Funes, Colorlines (1.5 minute read) The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report Friday (September 24) on the...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

From Boycotts to Banda: 20 Latino PBS Movies You Can Stream for Free During Hispanic Heritage Month

*Follow the links this month to stream free PBS movies with Latino themes. They’re all good! VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (11 minute read) Well folks, it’s September again, which means a whole year has passed since...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Mexican Candy Made by White People Only

*I love leche quemada con nuez. This history is fascinating. VL By Adán Merdrano, Adán’s Blog WHAT? The Mexican candy advertisement above is from around 1915’s -20’s. The candy shop was owned by Clyde Corrigan, according to...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Why Young Latino Voters Are More Important Than Ever

*Watch this. Share it. VL By Tanisha Love Ramirez, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) A new PSA from Voto Latino is urging Latino voters to help deliver the vote this November. The PSA, titled “Ganas” (Spanish...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

The Mexican peso says Hillary Clinton won the first US presidential debate

*Looking for a different way to see who won last night’s debate? Check out the Mexican peso. VL By Eshe Nelson, Quartz (1.5 minute read) For the best polling on the US presidential election, watch the Mexican peso....

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tuesday’s numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Latino daily subscribers get a daily dose of Latino numbers – about the economy, education, health, census, immigration –  in their inbox as part of their daily Latino morning brief. Here’s a...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Latino voters heard nothing new in last night’s presidential debate

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read) This is the picture everybody will be talking about today. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump side-by-side in the first presidential debate of 2016. Most of the post-debate commentary held to...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Latinos Have Low Expectations of Trump in Monday’s Debate

*Join us tonight at the NewsTaco debate watch party. Use #NTdebate on Twitter and Facebook starting at 7:45 pm CT. VL By Stephen A. Nuño, NBC News (2.5 minute read) In the newest release of data from a...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Texas Music Museum preserves musician histories from the past of Tejano

*This is awesome! VL By Grace Speas, The Daily Texan (3 minute read) Legendary Tejano accordionist Bruno Villarreal was sitting in a nursing home, blind, unable to walk and without his instrument. But when social work professor Clayton...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

National Book Festival Highlights Prominent Latino/a Authors

*From the article: “Among the more than 120 authors were Latino writers from the United States and a variety of Latin American countries, including some who specialize in ‘crossborder’ themes.” VL By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News (4.5...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The Story of Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Is One of Courage

*Fernández’s death is shocking and sad. Miami’s fan base and the entire MLB mourns today. VL By Jason Page, NBC News (2.5 minute read)  Imagine arriving in the United States as a teenager without a grasp of...

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