Latinos & Hispanics


Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Where Do We Stand (As We Are Able)? Latinos and the ADA 25 Years Later

*After 25 years with the Americans with Disabilities Act Latinos have come a long way, but Eduardo Diaz tells us there’s still a way to go to ensure “workplace safety, training, education, better paying jobs, access to health care, and immigration reform” VL By Eduardo Diaz, Director – Smithsonian Latino Center Born to a poor Mexican

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

I Have a Dream — That Latinos Are Seen Beyond the Prism of Immigration

*Yes! Exactly the work we’re doing at NewsTaco. If you’ve been following us long enough, you know that our work is about changing the Latino narrative. You also know that we rely on you to spread the...

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Do Latino Neighborhoods Have More to Fear from Gentrification?

*A fascinating read! It turns out that traditional Latino neighborhoods are more prone to gentrification because new white residents are less likely to move into a neighborhood that has a majority of black people. VL By Daniel...

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

The People Who Weren’t Kidding

*This is exciting! History Colorado  has included the history of the Chicano movement in Colorado in a new exhibit. It’s groundbreaking to see something of this magnitude, in a mainstream museum. The Chicano story has been ignored...

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Dances With Mexicans, Disney’s McFarland, U.S.A.

By Domino Renee Perez, Ph.D., Director – Center for Mex-Am Studies, University of Texas For two years in a row, Mexico’s native sons have taken home the Best Director Academy Award, Alfonso Curón in 2014 and Alejandro González...

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Latino Leaders Who Were Inspired By Martin Luther King And The Civil Rights Movement

*Fantastic list, fantastic legacy. VL The legacy and continued influence of Martin Luther King Jr. is undeniable, even if it has not yet fully been realized. As Latinos, we recognize the impact he had in inspiring Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez and...

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The House on Mango Street Goes to Trial: #MayaVsAZ

*This is important. The legal battle against the Arizona law used to prohibit Mexican-American studies in Tucson will come to a head on January 12, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in San Francisco. VL By...

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

11 Quotes To Remember Jorge Luis Borges On His Birthday

*It’s Borges’ birthday week -some quotes to help the celebration. VL By Roque Planas, Huffington Post Latino Voices One of the most unique literary figures of the twentieth century, Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires,...

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Being Latino Is Not a Crutch

By César Vargas , Huffington Post Latino Voices I’ll tell you what happens to a person of color once he/she “makes it.” They fall victims to the myth of meritocracy. Once they’re knighted kings and queens of the universe, they think they...

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Latino Population Maps Reveal Demographic Pattern Regardless Of Origin

By Huffington Post Latino Voices While the Latino identity may be hard to define, it seems the nearly two dozen nationalities that compose this ambiguous ethnicity do share some common ground — literally. An interactive graphic created by...

Monday, October 21st, 2013

De Leon de Vega: Bridging the gap between classical music and Latinos

By John Benson, Voxxi There are many barriers that exist growing up Latino in America, but access to classical music is one that is not often discussed. However, Santa Cecilia Orchestra (SCO) founder-conductor Sonia Marie De León de Vega has...

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Mexicans Ain’t White: The Gus Garcia Story

By Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante Spoiler alert: The life of Civil Rights lawyer Gus Garcia doesn’t have a happy ending, but the true story of our people lies between the echo of the gavel at the Supreme...

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Study: Election Officials Prejudiced Against Latinos

By Huffington Post Latino Voices Local election officials are less likely to give basic information about voting requirements to Latinos, according to a study released this month. Political science graduate students Julie Faller, Noah Nathan, and Ariel White...

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Obama’s 2nd-term Education Agenda: Where Do Latinos Fit?

By Gabriel Sanchez Zinny, Huffington Post Latino Voices Amidst all of the election-year sniping, education reform never became a major issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. Even though both candidates released their competing proposals, the closest education came...

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