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  • *Elia Chino has opened several HIV couneling and screening offices in Houston. She’s also a mentor and coundelor on geneder trasition. VL By Alanna Nuñez, Cosmopolitan Caitlyn Jenner’s highly anticipated new reality show, I Am Cait, premiered Sunday, and while the show was a celebration of Caitlyn’s life, it was also a sobering reminder that for […]

  • *Ronald Reagan got many Democrats to cross the line and vote for him. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio may be thinking that they can pull the same trick. But what they’re thinking doesn’t match with what they’re saying. VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco If you were a political advisor to either Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz, […]

  • *Jeb Bush went on Telemundo for a 30 minute interview in Spanish. His fluency is impressive (I know, when a Latino writes those words they sound condescending …). Do you think it matters? I’m not asking if you’ll vote for him because he speaks Spanish, his approval rating among Latinos is 26 percent against Hillary […]

  • *A federal judge says Obama’s got to let 2000 detained women and children go from immigration detention centers. The judge  says a 1997 law  states undocumented children must be held in the “last restrictive setting.” The Obama administration has 90 days to appeal. VL By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune More than 2,000 undocumented women […]

  • 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 by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). Hispanic Victims of Lethal Firearms Violence in the United States is the […]

  • *This is disturbing. What’s more disturbing, and I get this from anecdotal reports, is that many Latino classroom teachers are the ones who hold low expectations for their Latino students. VL By Britni Danielle, Take Part Students of color are up against difficult odds. They are more likely to be trapped in failing, underfunded schools; more […]

  • By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco I think it is about time to drive spikes into the cracks of some of these American fabrications.  Apologists and supporters of States’ Rights and Individual Liberties or Individualism claim that these are cornerstones of the American ideal.  Well I think these concepts are at the heart of a great […]

  • By Brent Wilkes, LULAC Sometimes it’s easy to take things for granted. We may spend a Saturday with our families at a soccer game or cookout in a park, not always thinking about the peaceful setting we are in or how it came to be set aside for the public to use and enjoy. Same […]

  • *A wonderful story with a telling statistic: “approximately half of all Latino college students had parents whose highest level of education was a high school diploma or less.” You know how I look for stories that tell of how Latinos are transforming and being transformed in the U.S. This one goes straight to the matter. A […]

  • *Apparently, Latinos binge-watch more than others. That may be because Latinos are in their “binge-watching prime years.” So content providers are looking to add more Latino culture to their offerings. This could be the tipping point, where future revenue forces media to pay attention to Latinos. Or not.  VL By Mario Carrasco, MediaPost Hispanics over-index […]