Monday, January 25th, 2016

For Many Latinos, Race Is More Culture Than Color

*This is an old issue, but this article focuses, in part, on the political consequences of the answer. Political representation (voting districts) is divided by racial identification with the idea of equal representation in mind. But Latinos self-identify and don’t fit the government’s pre-set definitions, so how does that affect politics beyond the ballot box?

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

New Census data shows Latinos driving shift in U.S. population demographic

*This is a lot like watching food cook. We know what’s happening, it’s been happening since before the 2000 Census discovered Latinos. The growth is statistically undeniable and the yearly Census updates tell a recurring story –...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

A gorgeous visualization of 200 years of immigration to the US

*Two things I like very much here: data visualization and context. This is a very cool, interactive way to see how immigrants have come to the U.S., from all over the world. I provides good context for...

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Damien Cave: On The Way North

*I grew up where I-35 begins, at its southernmost point.  I always imagined a trip like the one Damien Cave took, straight up to Duluth, MN. I was curious about the people along the way, how they...

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Latino Whiteness? They’re Asking the Wrong Question

Victor Landa, NewsTaco Here’s a fact: In the 2010 Census many Latinos, given the option, chose to identify as “white,” as opposed to black or Asian. Other Latinos chose to identify as “other,” then wrote-in a more...

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Not Just Cubans: Many Latinos Now Call Miami Home

By Carmen Sesín, NBCNews MIAMI — After studying medicine in Caracas, Venezuela, Luis Arias packed his bags and headed to Miami for his residency, and later to Boston to complete his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. But...

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Selective Service FAQ: Important for all Latino Men

SPONSORED CONTENT By Selective Service System Getting the facts may help young men understand why it is so important that they register with Selective Service System. Who Needs To Register? All male U.S. citizens must register when...

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Mapping the Latino Population, By State, County and City

By Hispanically Speaking News The nation’s Hispanic population, while still anchored in its traditional settlement areas, continues to disperse across the U.S., according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Today, the 100...

Monday, July 15th, 2013

California’s imminent Latino plurality: How will we know when it happens?

By Leslie Berestein Rojas , Southern California Public Radio A ceremony last week outside the State Capitol marked a long-predicted milestone: the day that Latinos in California catch up with the number of whites. As far as population milestones go,...

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Snapshot of America’s future – Texas

By Ariana Montelongo de Valdivia, Being Latino The growth of U.S. Latino population is no secret, but one need only peek at Texas to get a kaleidoscopic glimpse of America’s future. Texas is one of the country’s fastest growing...

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Understanding Latino Millennials … or at least trying to!

By Juan Miret, LatinaLista They have been plugged into technology since they were babies. They are the most scheduled generation ever. They are multi-taskers, expect to have six to eight careers in their lifetime and love to embrace...

Friday, July 5th, 2013

9 Latinos Whose Families Arrived Before July 4, 1776

By Carmery Trinidad, Latina Listening to the immigration debate, you could easily get the idea that all Latinos are newcomers to this country. Nothing could be further from the truth. Latinos have had a presence in this...

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Mexican American mobility

By Helen B. Marrow and Tomás R. Jiménez, Los Angeles Times Now that the Senate has passed its immigration bill, the future of reform lies in the hands of the GOP-led House, where the debate will center...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

FBI To Categorize ‘Latinos’ In Crime Statistics

By Fox News Latino FBI will acknowledge Latinos in their crime data statistics this year as part of the agency’s new directive to track arrests by ethnic backgrounds for the first time in more than 25 years. Until...

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