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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The ugly truth behind the palatero GoFundMe campaign

*The ugly truth is that Latino elderly are not prepared or retirement. VL By Jorge Rivas, Fusion (4 minute read)  Joel Cervantes Macias says he took this now-famous picture of the 89-year-old popsicle vendor because he saw an “elderly man struggling to push his paleta cart.” “I respect this man to the fullest,” Cervantes wrote

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

New Census data show strong 2015 earnings with Latinos seeing fastest growth

*The good news? That Latino earnings are up to $62,950. The bad? That 28.9 percent of Latinos younger than 18 live in poverty. VL By Valerie Wilson, Economic Policy Institute (7 minute read) Today’s Census Bureau report...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The Obvious Consequence Of Trump’s Immigration Policy That No One’s Talking About

*No one is talking about the fact that 60 percent of ag workers are immigrants. If they leave food prices will increase, farmers will chose to change their crops, agriculture imports will increase as well. Your diet-conscience...

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Latino unemployment rose slightly in August

Victor Landa, NewsTaco There was more riding on today’s unemployment numbers than in months past. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tell us that we’ve just been through two of the biggest jobs growth months in years. June...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Historic Farmworker Overtime Bill Awaits Governor Brown’s Nod

*Do yourself a favor. Check you calendar and realize that it’s 2016 and this is just now happening. VL By Viji Sundaram, New America Media (2.5 minute read) After decades of pushing for fair pay, California farmworkers will...

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Latino unemployment rate drops to 6.3 percent

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its December employment numbers this morning, and economists are calling the report stellar. It was enough of a change to drop the month-to-month Latino unemployment rate from 6.4...

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Job Growth for Hispanics Is Outpacing Other Groups

*Can’t deny that this is good news for Latinos, who were among the hardest hit by the Great Recession. Where does this leave issues like minimum wage, job safety laws, earned income tax credits and immigration reform?...

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Finalists revealed: VL Innovators Challenge

*Check it out, this is transformative energy. Nine Latin@ project finalists that use tech to change lives and futures. The winners will be awarded $500,000.00 in grants. Look through the list, you may see someone you know....

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Latino Influence & the Politics of Immigration in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections

*Good piece, as always, from Latino Decisions. It’s a good read if you’re into political minutiae – x’s and o’s. Cutting to the chase, Damore says Latinos didn’t have a significant impact on the 2014 midterm election...

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Latino unemployment stays under 7 percent for third month in a row

*Good news on the jobs front. Latino unemployment dropped from 6.8% to 6.6%. It’s still not as good as the overall unemployment rate.  At least it’s moving in the right direction. We’ll be able to parse that...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The US economy just hung up a giant “help wanted” sign

*Good news, kinda. All the indicators are up, except the hiring part. There are several theories as to why, meanwhile Latino employment remains low. VL By Matt Phillips, Quartz American companies want workers—they just aren’t actually hiring them yet....

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Losing Your Job and Taxes

SPONSORED CONTENT By Alan Kalman, AARP A significant number of individuals have lost their job over the last few years. Some of you will lose your jobs over the next few years. In a two-part series, I...

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Immigration is saving the US from an aging crisis

By Gwynn Guilford, Quartz Old people are taking over—and not just in well-known grey zones like Japan and South Korea. By 2050, one in every three or so Spaniards, Italians and Germans will be 65 and older (pdf, p.6), according...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Why Latinos Should Care about the Rules that Govern the Internet

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Broadband in America is getting better and faster.  Overall speeds increased more than 20% over 2012.  A remarkable 19 out of 20 young adults use broadband at home. Yet not everyone is sharing...

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