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Thursday, September 15th, 2011

How Not To Treat Your Latina Maid

By Marlen Castañeda Iʼm looking through Craigslist, as I usually do each day after checking e-mails and such. Iʼm browsing and decide to look at the gigs, under domestic. House cleaning seems to be something a lot of people want these days — but they donʼt just want anyone cleaning their house. They want a very detailed cleaning,

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Obama Talks Transportation Jobs On Labor Day

After one grueling August, President Obama tried to re-inspire voters in a Labor Day speech in Detroit yesterday, previewing elements of his address to Congress planned for Thursday.  While many Americans used the day as a well...

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Profile Of Hilda Solis Highlights Her Labor Roots

The Washington Post profiled Labor Secretary Hilda Solis this week. In the interview Solis shared some memories about her childhood near LA which seem to point to the fact that, ever since she was a child, she...

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Latino Youth Among Last Child Laborers In U.S.

Earlier this month, “The Harvest,” a film about underage farmworkers debuted in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Following three workers ages 12-16, the film documents their daily lives in which they wake before sunrise, skip...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Being A Latino Family Affected By The Great Recession

I believe in the power of neighborhoods and barrios. I believe public institutions devoted to our leisure, education, and civic engagement are sacred spaces. The people make the place, but the place defines the people. And, I...

Friday, August 5th, 2011

One Recession, “Two Societies”

By Ralph De La Cruz, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting Everybody’s hurting. But, as usual, the level of hurt isn’t quite equal. Last week, the Pew Research Center released a study that looked at how white, black and Hispanic households have...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Bien Hecho: Latina Conductor Makes Classical Music Accessible

Sonia Marie De León de Vega is a Latina conductor in California whose mission it is to bring classical music to the Latino community. She was recently honored by Latina Style magazine for her contributions as a...

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

5 Reasons We Need Migrants

The Wall Street Journal reported an interesting list recently, “Five Reasons to Embrace Migrants” and we wanted to re-share that list here, in a nutshell the gentleman who wrote the piece, Ian Goldin, derives from his forthcoming...

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

The Border As An Economic Engine For The U.S.

There’s more to the border than drugs and violence, says Noel Poyo, executive director of the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders. On the contrary, Poyo told News Taco, the border is a place where a...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Bien Hecho: Latinitas Inspires Girls With Media, Tech

Latinitas Magazine started off in 2002 as a way to help empower young Latinas with media and technology. By allowing young women to participate in school programs, teen internships, Saturday and summer camps, special events, and the an...

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Latina Students Fight Pesticides In California

And now for a great story out of California, where a group of young Latinas and other high school students organized to protect their families from a harmful pesticide, convincing the Watsonville city council to adopt a...

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Mexican Immigrants Make Dreams Come Through With Ice Cream

Carlos Flores went from being a doctoral student in Mexico to pushing an ice cream cart to selling shaved ice out of a truck to being the successful owner of two businesses in San Antonio, Texas that...

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

News Taco To Go: Hilda Solis, English Only & Memorial Day

Remembering Latinos On Memorial Day Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Talks Benefits Of Immigration North Carolina Diner: “No Speak English. No Service.”

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Talks Benefits Of Immigration

U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis is accustomed to highlighting issues that, for others, are easily forgotten. At a town hall at East Los Angeles College Friday, Solis participated in a conversation that lasted 90 minutes and...

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