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Thursday, May 5th, 2016

A Cinco de Mayo story you probably didn’t know

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco On May 5th, 1862, a contingent of soldiers on the American continent encountered an enemy rearguard along a road that led to the enemy fortification. The contingent attacked but was repulsed.  The enemy counterattacked and closed in on the contingent’s flank, when help came from a supporting brigade. Together the contingent

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Latino Survival In (a Regressing) American Society: Three Components To Increasing Latinos’ Collective Influence

*I often remark about how the stories and issues that affect the Latino community today are in many ways the same issues of the past, repackaged and popping-up anew. Case in point is this Midy Aponte piece...

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

How decades-old discrimination against Latino kids continues today – and what you can do about it

“. . . in at least 35 districts in 14 states, hundreds of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been discouraged from enrolling in schools or pressured into what advocates and attorneys argue are...

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Latinos will outspend millennials by 2020

*Millennials? ppfftt . . . Check it out. VL By Tonya Garcia, Market Watch , Morgan Stanley analysts said Monday. Hispanics should grow their “share of consumer wallet,” otherwise known as retail spending, by 1.6 percentage points...

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Is there a place for the Mexican flag in U.S. political protests?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco “Protesters chose to bring out the Mexican flag to demonstrate their culture and not their nationality.” -David B. Villanueva, 23, of Chicanos Unidos in Santa Ana, quoted in the Los Angeles Times. The group...

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Latino activists vow more Trump protests as tensions heighten

* Well, that’s ominous . . . The California primary is June 7, so there are 5 weeks for protesters to organize. If the past is prologue, it’s going to be intense. VL By Cindy Carcamo, Richard...

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Koch network’s organization accused of exploiting Latinos

*One of the claims is that the Koch brothers are funding events – turkey giveaway’s, flu shots, English classes – in order to gather Latino voter data. VL By Rafael Bernal, The Hill A liberal group on...

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Diluting the Latino Vote in CA’s Central Valley

*It’s an uphill battle without a strong Voting Rights Act. But MALDEF, chips away at gerrymandering one district at a time. VL By Marcus Castro, South Kern Sol/New America Media  BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – One of the nation’s leading...

Friday, April 29th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Friday morning brief

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 Good morning Taquistas! It’s always good news when the fight against teen pregnanciy scores a win. We’ll start with that this morning. ►Friday’s numbers 38 – The number of pregnancies per 1000 Latinas...

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Writing from the Trunk of the Latino Tree

*What do you do when the state of Arizona bans a number of classic Chicano literature books? You publish an anthology of Chicano literature, because you can. and why Chicano? Because Mexican=-Americans are 66 percent of the...

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The effect racist rhetoric has on young Latinos, and why all Americans should care

*The important thing, I think, is the “why all Americans should care” part. Latinos know the effects of racism on our youth, it’s non-Latinos who need the knowledge. Why? Apart from moral decency, Latinos are Americans and...

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Harriet Tubman and America’s Immigration Hypocrisy

*I loved the parallel made between Harriet Tubman and today’s immigrants. It takes the writer about six paragraphs to get to the point, but once she does, it’s a good one: “Tubman stood up for her rights...

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Thursday morning brief

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 Good morning Taquistas! Here’s your morning news to get your day started. ►Thursday’s numbers 11.5 – The percentage of less likelihood that U.S. Latino workers will have access to paid sick days, compared...

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Trump can’t get to the White House without the Latino vote

*As Donald Trump solidifies his place as the GOP presidential nominee, let’s keep this in mind. VL By Enrique Acevedo, Fusion Over the past two decades the Latino vote has grown into an influential force in presidential politics....

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