Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Aspiring Latino Farmers Face Struggles Starting Farms

*Latino farmers get little, if any, recognition. But their struggle is difficult in an already difficult field. This story is from Nebraska where the number of Latino farmers is dwindling. The problem is the difficulty in getting funds. VL By Anastasia Champ, NBC Nebraska due to high initial costs among many other reasons. “If we have

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Do Latino Neighborhoods Have More to Fear from Gentrification?

*A fascinating read! It turns out that traditional Latino neighborhoods are more prone to gentrification because new white residents are less likely to move into a neighborhood that has a majority of black people. VL By Daniel...

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs; Unemployment at 5.3%

*The unemployment numbers are out a few days earlier than usual this month due to the Fourth of July holiday. , the May number was 6.7. . There were 1.3 million Latinos who remain on the labor...

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...

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Surviving the Drought in California: Farm Workers Struggle to Put Food on the Table

*”If there’s no water, there’s no work. This is huge problem for a mother.” – Enedina Bibanco, California farmworker. VL By Dyan Ruiz and Joseph Smooke, New America Media We went to the heart of the Central...

Monday, June 8th, 2015

California Farmworker: Picking Peas Should Bring a Better Life

*I hope you read beyond the headline. It’s a worthy read, a first person account of working in the fields, picking peas, for a miserable wage. Rosalia Martinez is a Triqui native, from Oaxaca, Mexico. VL  ...

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Economy added 280,000 jobs in May, Latino unemployment at 6.7 percent

*This appears to be good news on almost all counts. The overall unemployment number increased slightly, to 5.5 percent, but economists see it as a positive development because it includes a higher number of people who have...

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Thousands of Farmworkers in California Can’t Make a Living

*”In northern San Diego County, many strawberry pickers sleep out of doors on hillsides and in ravines.” This is beyond reprehensible. VL By David Bacon, New America Media NAM editor’s note: California farmworkers once made a decent living...

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Latinos, African-Americans in retail jobs paid less and promoted less frequently than whites

* VL By Associated Press/Fox News Latino WASHINGTON (AP) –  African-American and Latino cashiers, salespeople and first-line managers are paid less, are less likely to be promoted off the floor and more likely to be poorer than...

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Big Gap In Latino Home Ownership: New Study

*The salient statistic in this report is that 4 million Latinos say they want to own a home, but only 1.4 millon can afford one. VL By Maria Eugenia Alcón, NBC News Bienvenido a mi casa –...

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Study: Each new immigrant creates 1.2 new jobs

*Becasue the U.S. is primarily a service economy, and becasue in such an economy people create jobs, and given that immigrants are people (cosnsumers and providers of services), it makes sense that immigration creates jobs. Here’s a...

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

What Latino voters care about more than immigration

*Latinos lost more wealth and jobs during the meltdown of 2008 and the Great Recession than any other group. Latinos want an opportunity to regain what they lost. VL By Patrick Gillespie, CNN Money Over 11 million...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

How Do College-Educated Latinos Fare On Personal Finance? New Report

*What is the story?: A TIAA-CREF Institute study found that six-in-ten college educated Latinos have difficulties covering their expenses or saving for the future. Why is it important?: Latinos continue to be affected by the financial meltdown...

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Unemployment Rate 2015: Latino Jobless Rate Slightly Increased in April

*While the employment rate, in general, continues to bring good news, that’s not the case for Latino employment. It’s a small increase, from 6.8 percent to 6.9 percent, but it continues a disturbing trend. Since December of...

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