Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

What my 10-year-old son will learn about justice from Laquan McDonald’s murder

*The police shooing of Laquan McDonald in Chicago last year happened blocks from where Ray Salazar teaches, a stone’s throw from where he worked as a teenager. He wathced the video released by the Chicago PD; his dilemma is how to explain the shooting to his 10 year-old son. VL By Ray Salazar, The White Rhino

Monday, November 16th, 2015

The California student killed in Paris saw herself as a driven, independent Mexican American

*This isn’t to minimize the death toll. There were 129 people killed, more than 350 wounded in Paris. An attack of such brutality should bring us closer to our common humanity, as this attack has. But knowing that...

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Latino voters favor gun restrictions

*This survey is two years old, but it’s the most recent poll of Latino attitudes on gun control. VL By Adrian Pantoja, Latino Decisions The grim statistics and on-going stories about children, men and women killed by...

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Remembering Latinos Lost on 9/11

*Words are cumbersome, and not enough. VL By Selena Hill, Latin Post 9/11 will forever be marked as a day of infamy in American history. As millions of Americans commemorate the nearly 3,000 people who died in...

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Hispanics are less prone to crime

*The whole Donald Trump and Kelly Osbourne mess, as obnoxious as they have been, have provided an opportunity and a spotlight to correct misconceptions. I’ve seen more articles about the need to end stereotypes since Trump opened...

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Latino accused in plot to detonate bomb on Florida beach

*The suspect was arrested when he was receiving bomb making materials from a FBI informant. VL By EFE by remote control, the FBI announced Tuesday. The bureau said that Harlem Suarez, who declared himself to be a...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

More than 47,000 Hispanics Killed With Guns Over 15 Years in U.S., Study Finds

PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC — More than 47,000 Hispanics were killed with guns in the United States from 1999 through 2013, with an average of more than 3,000 gun deaths per year, according to a new study...

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Who’s at Fault for the Charleston Massacre?

*Henry Flores says the Charleston shooting was everyone’s fault for letting institutional racism get out of hand.  He says “we need politicians con ganas who are willing to step up and insist on banning hate speech, racism,...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

What’s left to say about mass murder

*Sam writes what I’ve been thinking for days.  Like Sam, I don’t know what to say any more. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog In my reporting career, I have covered seven American mass murders –...

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The Invisible Force: Latinos at War in Vietnam

*It’s not known with certainty how many Latinos died in the Vietnam War. At the time the U.S. military counted Latinos as whites; there was no official Latino count. Tomas Summers Sandoval, a professor of History and...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Here’s What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race

*What’s the story?: Pictures of the aftermath of the Waco, Texas shootout among rival biker gangs that left nine dead and 18 wounded. Why is it important?: Compared to the many pictures of the aftermath of the...

Monday, May 11th, 2015

North Carolina prosecutor won’t help Latina crime victim because her attacker was Latino

*According to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, the victims of violence who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents are eligible to apply for a U visa. This NC prosecutor refuses to certify visas...

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Family of unarmed Latino man killed by Long Beach police want federal probe

*With all the attention going to the events in Baltimore, this incident has gone mostly unnoticed. It happened on April 21, and police say they believed 19 year-old Hector Morejon was armed. VL By Veronica Rocha, The...

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Men accused of killing Latino man in Jupiter, FL, targeted him because of race, police say

*They’re calling it a hate crime becasue it wasn’t random. Police say the accused specifically targeted Guatemalans to rob and harass. VL By Kate Jacobson, Sun-Sentinel Onesimo Marcelino Lopez-Ramos, his brother and a friend were relaxing outside...

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