Thursday, March 26th, 2015

TV Binge Viewing Is The New Normal Among Hispanic Consumers

*I thought this was interesting for a specific reason. Not because of binge watching or because of what television producers and marketers may or may not say, but because of what it says about Latinos in a larger view. If binge watching is a new and transformational trend in media, and if Latinos – especially

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Right-wing xenophobes, cowardly Dems and the misunderstood Latino vote

*There’s political theater, political posturing, veiled threats, and then there’s political reality. Here’s a take on what’s really going on with Latinos and the mid-term election votes. VL By Gabriel Arana, Salon Given how hostile the Republican...

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Latino politics in second Obama term: still on outside looking in?

By Angelo Falcon, National Institute for Latino Policy/NBCLatino How do we characterize Latino politics at the national level in the current context of this post-shutdown period? This is significant since our current situation is still full of polarized...

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Rep. Raul Ruiz, a doctor, helps ill passenger on flight

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino On an early morning flight back to his district, Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz had to shift to his expertise as an emergency room doctor to help a fellow passenger on his flight. Ruiz was...

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Obama: Anyone still standing in way of bipartisan immigration reform should explain why

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino President Barack Obama fresh from a victory over Republicans on the government shutdown told House Republicans Thursday anyone standing in the way of bipartisan immigration reform should have to explain why. Flanked by Vice...

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Thousands to gather in National Mall for massive immigration rally, march

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino There might be a shutdown in Washington, but it is not stopping a massive rally in the nation’s capital to ask Congress to pass immigration reform.  On Tuesday the Camino Americano: March for Dignity...

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

LATISM13 conference: harnessing social media to improve Latinos’ lives

By Maria Camila Bernal, NBCLatino In less than five years, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) has been able to unite thousands of Latinos in the nation in hopes of helping advance their social, civic and economic status. Over the years,...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

California activists walk 285 miles to show support for immigration reform

By Paul Harris, NBCLatino A long walk for social and political change is finally over, for now. “I am exhausted,” said Estefany Mendez. “I have never done anything like this and it was definitely hard to keep...

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Latinos, Blacks More Optimistic Than Whites

By Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press/NPR WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up as a black teen, John Harris III says he wasn’t always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. But the 23-year-old, now part of the first...

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

CALIFORNIA PRISON HUNGER STRIKE: How one prison-gang member sees it

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog The hunger strikes in California prisons lately are motivated as much by prison gang maneuvering as by concern over human-rights violations. That’s the opinion of one veteran gang member I spoke...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

A look at economic inequality, through a Latino lens

By Claudio Iván Remeseira, NBCLatino President Obama has been taking to the road urging action to reduce wage disparities.  In a recent interview for the New York Times , he worried that “years of widening income inequality and the enduring...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

After historic Senate immigration vote, the pressure is on for House Republicans

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino The proverbial ink was not dry on the historic Senate immigration bill when the focus was already moving to the next group – the Republican-led House, who now has to vote on a...

Friday, April 26th, 2013

White House Task: FCC Focused on Digital Literacy & Diversity

By Jason Llorenz, LIN@R The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the independent agency that regulates the Internet and the nation’s telecommunications and broadcasting industries, is hiring in 2013. Two positions are to be filled – the chairmanship, which...

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Rubio’s Coy Immigration Play

By Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, NBCLatino Senator Marco Rubio got cold feet this Saturday. This weekend the Senator protested that the immigration negotiations were proceeding too hastily and that things were just moving too fast. Much like...

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