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Friday, June 24th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Friday morning brief

José Landaverde, an Anglican Catholic priest and community activist, has begun a protest walk that will take him from his from his Guadalupe Church parish in Chicago’s Little Village to the Cleveland, Ohio, site of the Republican National Convention. The 350 mile journey is done to “raise the consciousness and awareness of the American people

Friday, June 24th, 2016

SCOTUS Upholds Use of Race in Texas College Admissions

*The supreme court ruling on affirmative action was  a surprise. Diversity is still a goal in higher education, and race (Latino race?) is still a factor in achieving that goal. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Argentinian piano prodigy Martha Argerich among Kennedy Center honorees

*This is good, there should be more. VL By Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News Latino (4 minute read)  For the second year in a row a Latin artist will receive the nation’s highest honor for the...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Minority babies are the majority among the nation’s infants, but only just

*The day minorites become the majority in the U.S. is already here, among babies younger than 1-year-old. We’re not surprised. VL By D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center Factank (3 minute read) The U.S. is projected to have...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Advocates Say Court Decision Will Hurt Immigrants

*Very good summary of the Supreme Court’s immigration stalemate. It’s by our partners at Public News Service. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (1.5 minute read) AUSTIN, Texas — Immigration rights advocates in Texas and other...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Pueblo County commissioners recognize 1st pot scholarship recipients

*I love this story. The tax on marijuana in Pueblo, Colorado, goes to 25 scholarships for Latino students. Light it up for education! VL By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain (3 minute read) Janet Calzadillas Chavez received...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Supreme Court Tie Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Order

*This was not good news for President Obama or for the 4 million undocumented people who will be affected by the ruling. This doesn’t mean that DAPA or an extension of DACA are finished. But it does...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds UT-Austin’s Affirmative Action System

*There was a good news and not so good news today from the U.S. Supreme Court. This was the good news, and this is a good explanation of what happened. VL By Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune (5 minute read)...

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Soccer club sues Costa Mesa’s Vanguard University, alleging racism played role in school ending contract

*Too many noisy Mexicans, apparently. VL By Kelly Puente, Orange County Register (2.5 minute read) A youth soccer club is suing Vanguard University, alleging the Costa Mesa Christian college broke a contract over use of its athletic field...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Warren, Kaine, Castro on shortlist as Clinton’s VP search intensifies

*The Democratic convention is a mere 5 weeks away, and Julián Castro is still on the Veep shortlist. What do you think, is  it real, for show, does Castro have chance? VL By Associated Press/Chicago Tribune  (6 minute...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

You need to read Sonia Sotomayor’s devastating, Ta-Nehisi Coates-citing Supreme Court dissent

*I love that Judge Sonia (I feel I can call her that, ’cause she’s one of us) is making the Supreme Court cool. She writes a scathing dissent about unreasonable searches and seizures and wins the internet!...

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

More than 80 percent of Hispanic women say they will vote in November

*Watch out! Here come the Latinas, and they’re PO’d at The Donald. VL By Fox News Latino (2 minute read) A new poll has found that an overwhelming majority of Latina voters under the age of 40 in...

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Farewell, my Grand Old Party

*The general reaction to this piece has been “this is huge!” It’s an accurate descriptor, with a dig at the GOP presumptive nominee to boot. I did a podcast with Lionel Sosa about a month ago. It...

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The Latino daily – Your Friday morning brief

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award winning writer and star of the Broadway musical hit “Hamilton,” says he’ll be leaving the show on July 9. His immediate next gig will be to drive Latino voters to the polls...

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