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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Carlos Slim Scraps Project With Donald Trump After Mexico Insults

*If being dropped by Univision and NBC didn’t faze Trump, maybe a dis from Carlos Slim will. The Mexican magnate is the second richest person in the world. Trump’s meager $4.1 billion net worth is 17 times smaller than Slim’s $71.1 billion. Shallow as it sounds, this is the kind of thing that will probably

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Fading American Dream for Texas Latinos

By Juan H. Flores and Dr. Rogelio Saenz, NewsTaco The American Dream is fading for many Latino families today and for their children tomorrow.  This is especially true in Texas where many Latinos face significant barriers to building...

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Expect immigration reform to be next

*Hopeful thinking in the momentum of Obamacare and same-sex marriage.  Barreto says it’s possible as part of an overall progressive shift. VL By Matt Barreto, New York Times A renewed debate over wages and inequality point to...

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Pivotal San Bernardino case fought discrimination against Latinos

*Every once in a while relevant history bubbles to the top of some mainstream media publication, somewhere. It’s important history that is often relegated to a shelf, where it gathers dust. This is precisely why Mexican-American studies...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired

*This was a matter of time. NBCUniversal owns Telemundo, and while it’s not Univision, it represent a very large portion of the U.S. Latino population. Not severing ties with Trump would have been bad business. VL By...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Jewish Group, with hired Latino protesters, opposes NYC Pride Parade

*A conservative Jewish organization intended to protest New York City’s Pride parade last Friday, especially in light of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage rule. But the organizations’ leaders believed that the parade scenes were inappropriate for the young...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Meet The Latino Entrepreneur Who Aims To Transform A Trillion Dollar Market

*Thus is a good story. And I wonder, there’s a need for Latino entrepreneurs to be noticed by venture capital funders, but those funders are, by and large, non-Latinos. We need Latinos to fund Latinos, that way...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Hispanic population reaches record 55 million, but growth has cooled

*While the U.S. Latino population continues to grow, there are some changes to report. The growth rate is slowing, and there is evidence that Latinos are dispersing widely across the country. VL By  Jens Manuel Kroogstad and...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Justices rule 5-4 that independent panels can draw election district lines

*Expect a rush of lawsuits across the country challenging the way electoral districts are drawn. Political parties in state legislatures used the old system of drawing districts to perpetuate their hold on power. The change is not...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Supreme Court will reconsider Affirmative Action Case

*It may be a good thing that this is happening, in Texas specifically, because it uncovers another nagging problem. The University of Texas has a 10 percent rule, where the top 10 percent of every highschool in...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Mary Gonzalez, First Openly Pansexual Legislator, Explains How She Is Changing Minds In Texas

*Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage is talked about as an end to a long struggle, but it’s also the beginning of a new, long road. Congress and state legislators will soon be tackling questions of...

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Obamacare Supreme Court Case Decision: Latinos Applaud Decision; 4.2 Million Latino Enrollees Impacted

*This piece goes through the usual list of political public statements, but it also shows how the Latino community was, in its majority, in favor of and aided by the Affordable Care Act. This Supreme Court decision will...

Friday, June 26th, 2015

LGBT Latinos Celebrate Historic Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

*This was, by far, one of the  most anticipated Supreme Court decisions in many years. For many LGBT Latinos this is a day of personal celebration. VL By Raul A. Reyes, NBC News Growing up in El...

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Univision Drops Miss USA Pageant After Trump’s Mexico Remarks

*Here’s part of the Univision statement: “At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building...

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