Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Sincere Belief in Economic Relief with Sebastian and Iago

By Oscar Barajas, NewsTaco Independence was a running theme in my household when I was younger. There was no such as privacy when I was growing up. Telephone calls were measured because they somehow affected the electric bill. At that point, we lived in a two bedroom house. My uncle slept in one room and

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

A Latino Nerd’s Burden: How To Deal With Professional Stress?

By Eres Nerd I work using my mind, instead of my hands. I am paid to think about problems and find solutions. The ability to think and use my intelligence classified me as a nerd during elementary school,...

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Latinos Still Underrepresented In Federal Employment System

A report released by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), this week found some gains in the number of minorities being hired to federal positions. The report, “Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part II: Work...

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Latinos Are Optimistic, Despite Tough Economic Times

Despite being hard hit by the recent recession, a recent poll reported that 65 percent of Latinos believe the next generation will be better off than they are. When it comes to median household wealth, the Fox...

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

How I Helped To Gentrify East LA

In the fall of 2005, I started working weekend nights as a doorman at a neighborhood bar called The Boulevard. In many ways, The Boulevard was ahead of its time in the sense that it rode a...

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I’m Successful But My Partner Has Zero Ambition

Dear Martha: I’m a successful professional but my partner is always in and out of different jobs. His lack of ambition is extremely frustrating to me. What should I do? –Reluctant Breadwinner Dear Reluctant Breadwinner: You really...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

What’s A Credit Union And Why Should I Switch From My Bank?

By Patrick Keefe, Vice President of Communications for the Credit Union National Association  Should I transfer my personal financial business from a bank to a credit union? Many consumers are asking themselves that, right now, particularly as they...

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Latinos Are Practically Absent From Corporate Leadership

Despite the whole $1 trillion buying power, despite being 1 in 6 Americans, Latinos are largely absent from roles of corporate leadership. Several studies and a report from Poder360 found that Latinos are neither present in any...

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Despite What You’d Think, Working From Home Can Suck

So, now that I’m about to round out my first week as a full-time blogger, let me tell you something I know we’ve all wondered: no, working from home is not all bliss. It’s not that there...