Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

New Census Data Show US Becoming More Diverse

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minue read)   This may be why the Caucasian voters at Trump rallies have become angry-white voters: The county is getting browner. At least, that’s what the latest U.S. Census numbers tell us. The Census released its annual count of the U.S., population – updates, really, of the formal decennial

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained

*Vox has a very good summary of the Republican Healthcare plan. I share it because I’m a fan of bullet points. But also because it goes on to a lengthier explanation of what the GOP bill contains....

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Literal Whitewashing of Chicago’s Latino Murals

*For some this is progress, for others it’s displacement. At a deeper level it’s erasing culture. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Andrea Penman-Lomeli, Citylab (3.5 minute read)   Iconic images—of Frida Kahlo, Emiliano Zapata, Subcomandante Marcos, and...

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Latinos could start to change Trump’s rural America

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (2 minute read) The disgruntled rural and small town voter has gotten a lot of attention since Trump was elected president. They’ve become the cautionary tale, the voting segment that Democrats forgot in...

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Only 1 In 5 New Board Appointees At Fortune 500 Companies Are Not White

*It’s not close to where is should be, but 6.4% Latinos in Fortune 500 company boards is better than 4%. VL By Stacie Jones and Grace Donnely, Fortune (2.5 minute read)  After slipping for two years, the...

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

I’m the first House Democrat elected since Trump. Here’s what my party should do.

*The first Democrat elected to congress after Trump is Latino, He says the first order of business should be getting past the midterms. Then, communicate. VL By Jimmy Gomez, Washington Post  (4.5 minute read)   I’m Latino,...

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

What is Health Equity and How Can We Achieve It?

*Everything is connected. Poverty is a health issue, education is a health issue. VL NewsTaco HEALTH TUESDAY By Eric Moreno, Salud Today (2.5 minute read)   Health equity can be a hard-to-understand concept. A new report has...

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Trump nods to Cuban exiles, rolls back ties: Experts react

*The only people who seem to benefit from the Trumpian Cuba roll-back are the entrenched anti-Castro Cuban exiles in Miami. And aside from some travel restrictions, not much has changed from the Obama roll back – except...

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Latinos Need a Voice, Where Is It?

*We’ve had this conversation for years. Do we need a national Latino leader? This piece makes the case that a leader is what Latinos need in the Trumpian era. Are we ready to have this conversation again?...

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Trump Administration Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Government

*While we’ve all been gawking at the Russia fiasco, Trump has been dismantling civil rights. We need to pay attention to this, because mainstream media is obsessed with the Russia thing. VL By  Jessica Huseman and Annie...

Monday, June 19th, 2017

New Study Finds Latino Parents Feel Strongly Against Using Student Loans to Afford College

*Researchers think it’s odd that Latino parents are optimistic about their children’s future, but don’t want them to take out education loans.  They don’t understand that Latino optimism is about resourcefulness. VL NewsTaco EDUCATION MONDAY By Mike...

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Trump Ditches His Promise to ‘Terminate’ DACA

*It was the right thing to do. VL By Priscilla Alvarez, The Atlantic (3 minute read)   Donald Trump will keep the Obama-era program in place that shielded millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the United...

Friday, June 16th, 2017

“Taco Trucks at Every Mosque” Celebrated Latino and Muslim Unity

*This is perfect! It should be done everywhere. VL NewsTaco FOOD FRIDAY By Denise de la Cruz, OC Weekly (4 minute read)   Orange County’s Muslim and Latino communities broke bread—or rather, tortillas—last night at the second...

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Effort to Create American Latino Museum on National Mall Gets Push in Bipartisan Bill

*This is yuuge! . . .  and about time. (*note to self, it’s not a museum, it’s an infrastructure project that happens to be a National Latino Museum.) VL By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News (1.5 minute read) ...

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