Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Latino Uptick Fueling National Increase in Foster Youths

*This is surprising at first glance. But it makes sense. A Latino population surge is going to be felt in all areas of society. This is an important story with present and long term consequences. VL By John Kelly, Chronicle of Social Change In a story last year, The Chronicle reported on research out of

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

The Invention of Hispanics

*There is little that gets Taquistas (and Latinohispanicschicanosmexicanospuertoricanscubanosandonandon ) riled-up like the word “Hispanic” does. There is no consensus on the term, for or against, except for the fact that the word was invented and imposed. And...

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The Invention Of Hispanics

*This brings two things to mind. One is the fact that the “Hispanic” term is invented; another is that the inventors had a specific agenda in mind when they did it. Since then, the term has run...

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

I say Hispanic. You say Latino. How did the whole thing start?

*Hispanic of Latino? It helps to know where the terms come from. There’s a general agreement that both terms are imposed, not chosen, and that opens the door for the creation of a new narrative. Isn’t that...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Latino Concern Should Expand to Include Climate Change

*Immigration, jobs and education are are top concerns for Latinos, and for good reasons. And climate change should be as well. It’s a top concern at NewsTaco. Congress’ slow action is frustrating, but changes at the local...

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Evangelical pastor continues 40-day immigration fast as House set to leave

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino House Speaker John Boehner plans to close for business Friday, the same day the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez hits his 40th day of a fast for immigration reform. Other activists who staged a 21½ day  fast on...

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Health care politics seeps into Latinos’ re-election races

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino Republicans have not moved on immigration reform. The public put much of the blame on the GOP for the government shutdown. Yet three Latino Democratic lawmakers who are expected to have competitive election races next year broke...

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Latino creates an international film festival – for children

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Armando Guareño always thought he’d be a doctor when he grew up, but when it came time for college, he says he just couldn’t deny his first love — film. “I remember going to...

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Latino voters helping to decide major races in Tuesday’s elections

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino Candidates finished up their final day of campaigning before Tuesday’s Election Day with Latinos helping to decide two top gubernatorial races and weighing in on city council elections. Like other voters, Latinos head into...

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Not giving up – Mexican whose feet were cut off to ride bike 670 miles

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Two years ago Carlos Gutierrez lived in his native Chihuahua, Mexico and had it all — a wife, two young children and a lucrative beverage and snack concession company. Then in late September...

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

RNC hires Hispanic state and field directors in 7 states

By Monica Suarez, NBCLaino In an effort to build a ‘grassroots infrastructure,” the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Monday it is adding Hispanic field and state directors in California, Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. “We...

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

On Hispanic Heritage Month, a spotlight on Chicano authors

By Claudio Iván Remeseira, NBCLatino In 1970, when Chicano hit the bookshelves, there was just one similarly themed novel published by a major U.S. imprint: José Antonio Villareal’s Pocho. The author of Chicano, Richard Vásquez (1923-1990), was a third-generation Angelino who...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Latino Or Hispanic? How The Federal Government Decided

By Grace Flores-Hughes, Voxxi It’s that time of the year when celebrations are held throughout the country to herald the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans. But, it’s also the time of the year when persons of Hispanic origin revisit...

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Just 1 in 10 pediatricians offer autism screenings in Spanish

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Many studies have shown that Latino children are less likely to get diagnosed with autism than other kids, and according to a new study, language appropriate screenings may have something to do with it. The study, which...

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