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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Facebook, ‘Trump effect’ may boost Latino impact on election

*What’s cool about this column from the Dallas Morning News’s Mercedes Olivera is that as you read it you’re proving her point. Check it out. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News (2.5 minute read) Ever since this presidential election year got underway, we’ve been seeing more stories on Latino voters and the impact they may

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

California, Nevada, Texas more racist, sexist than Arizona?

*This either means that Arizonan’s aren’t as bigoted as other people, or that they aren’t into social media.  Except when it comes to anti-Latino posts, where Arizona is in the top five, behind Texas and California. VL...

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Voto Latino Launches Voter Registration App

*Here’s something new. An app that scans your ID and automatically populates your voter registration form. That’s it, no more excuses. I want to get this app and use it to register as many people as I...

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Latino, black boys an untapped population in tech world

*There is an emphasis in tech to recruit, mentor and foster girls and young women toward careers in technology. But while Latino and black boys and men have higher rates of  incarceration, unemployment and poverty, they’ve been...

Friday, July 31st, 2015

CareCloud & CodeLLa Partner to Inspire Young Hispanic Girls to Learn Code and Entrepreneurship

*Congratulations to Taquista Josie Goytisolo! I remember conversations when CodeLLa was an idea and a dream, and now it’s doing the good work, fighting the good fight. ¡Enhorabuena! V MIAMI, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CareCloud, a leading...

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Obama pushing broadband for low-income households

*It’s a HUD pilot program that harnesses the energy of the biggest names in the tech corporate world, matches it with selected city governments and provides vital access to children and their parents. VL By David McCabe,...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Why Hispanics hold the key to the Comcast merger

*This headline is misleading in many ways. First, Latinos don’t hold the key to anything in the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. Unless you qualify a point of argument as a key. Lets be honest, this is not...

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Mr. Quintanilla Wants to Clarify that the Selena “Hologram” Won’t Be a Hologram

*So the Selena “hologram” isn’t really a hologram. It’s something else, kinda like a hologram, but not really. Because a hologram is a recording, and this thing is a “next-level,” clone, Arcovert. Got it? It gives a...

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Mexico’s Tarahumara Tribe is Getting the Video Game Treatment

*The developers, based in Chihuahua, Mexico, say they built the game to bring the lore of the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) people  into the digital world. Here’s what they said:  “We believe games are a potential tool to change society...

Friday, March 27th, 2015

El teléfono

By Antonia Cereijido, Latino USA Seventy-two percent of Latinos over eighteen own smartphones – almost ten percent more than the national average. We try to answer why Latinos use phones at higher rates and what mobile technology...

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Here are the first lawsuits to challenge the FCC’s net neutrality rules

*The FCC’s open internet order hasn’t even been published in the Federal Register, and already challenges to the net neutrality action have been filed. It’s a technicality, but opposing companies and agencies can do that. The basic...

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Austin Landlords Demolish Piñata Store for SXSW, Call Mexican Tenants ‘Roaches’

*So much about Austin, gentrification and the unprecedented growth of SXSW in this piece. Everything about Austin and Southby had a patina of cool, but locals, especially Latino Austinites, knew that beneath the thin veneer there was...

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Will the FCC’s Net-Neutrality Rules Hurt Minorities?

*The battle over net neutrality isn’t over. The Recent FCC ruling will come under Congressional review and I expect legal oppostion from internet carriers. But this battle has revealed a schism among Latino community organizations, along with...

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For ‘Open Internet’

*It’s done! *high 5* VL By Bill Chappell, NPR The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will...

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