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 on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in 2015 shows that median household incomes for all race and

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, February 3rd, 2012

January Jobs Report: Latino Unemployment Remains High

Despite the U.S. economy’s addition of 243,000 jobs in January, the Latino community is still struggling with an unemployment rate of 10.5%. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s January report, the country is experiencing its strongest job growth...

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Latino Academics Can Be Enterprising Independent Consultants

Latino academics can apply their expertise directly in the community as highly paid independent research consultants while local businesses, non-profit organizations and initiatives for traditionally underserved populations benefit from their services. I myself spent the spring of...

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Broadband Internet Can Level The Playing Field For Latinos

The White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics was originally helmed by the administration of President George H.W. Bush to address the disparity in education rates between Latinos, whites, and African-Americans. In October of 2010, the...

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

New app brings clarity to Census numbers on nation’s racial-ethnic make-up

Have you ever wondered where the hacks that seep through the social media cracks get their information? You now the one’s I’m talking about, the one’s that re-post or link to their favorite blogger out of a...