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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Latinos stand with Democrats, and will shape nation’s political future

* I’m going to hold my judgement of the Democratic Party until I see some change. Remember the GOP “autopsy?” The one that said they needed to be more inclusive, then they tossed it out the window? By José Aristimuño, The Hill (3 minute read)   There is no doubt that the victory of Donald

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

A Member on Trump’s Transition Team Spent 55 Pages Explaining How Latinos Already Make America Great

*We’ve been referring to the study mentioned in this piece all week on NewsTaco. Our Taquista friends at the Latino Donor Collaborative, who sponsored the study, sent us a copy early in thew week. What we didn’t...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The Media Cometh

*If you read nothing else on NewsTaco today, read this. Jesse get’s it. It’s what we’re about. VL By Jesse Treviño, HispanicLatino I often am asked to identify the most important issue facing the Hispanic/Latino population that...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Who are the non-readers of America?

*Sadly, it’s Latinos. I’m not sure who or what the “Tree Hugger” publication is – but I’ve known to hug a tree or two in my life and I suppose this is a pro-environment publication. The data,...

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Poll Shows Latinos are More Cautious about Holiday Spending and the Economy

*First, it’s been a steady 80-degress-plus in South Texas, hard to get in a holiday mood.  Second, the calendar says otherwise. Third, the Trump election dampened many Latinos’ plans for spending this Christmas – at least that’s...

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Did Trump’s election expose ‘secret’ divisions among Latino voters?

*Secret Latino divisions? Like Mexican vs Cuban, like that? Whats’ your read? VL By Rebekah Sager, Fox News Latino (2.5 minute read) Following last week’s presidential election, many people in the Latino community are looking back to...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Economic fights highlight wealth gap for Hispanics

*The bottom line is that wealth is power, to fund our own politics, culture and storytelling. VL By Rafael Bernal and Mike Lillis, The Hill (5.5 minute read)  Hispanics chasing the American Dream have seen their fortunes rise...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

*With Trump’s election immigrant communities have gone from hopeful anticipation to circling the wagons. Many are preparing for the worst. VL By Elena Shore, New America Media (7 minute read) SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Donald Trump’s...

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Latino Boomers Report Having Positive Outlook on Health

*The trick is don’t sweat pequeñeces. (that and tequila). VL By Business Wire (4 minute read) A new survey of Hispanic Baby Boomers conducted by health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) revealed that despite notable...

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The History of Donald Trump’s Definite Article

*When you add the word “the” before you mention a group of people – like Donald Trump does with “the Mexicans” – they are no longer individual, they aren’t people, they are problems that must be dealt...

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Why Donald Trump says “the” before “Latinos” and “African Americans”

*How Trump uses language to separate white voters from “others.” VL By Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox (5 minute read)  When Donald Trump talks about black and Latino people, he does something unusual — he uses the word “the”...

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Wells Fargo Faces Angry Questions About Profiling Latinos

*This is a strange story. Wells Fargo is embroiled in a controversy about bank employees opening accounts and charging fees without customers’ consent. Further investigation has found that those employees targeted Latinos. VL By Jeff Green JeffAGreen, Laura J...

Friday, October 14th, 2016

North Carolina Latinos left homeless by Matthew await help

*The good news is that a group of Latino residents of nearby Raleigh arrived in Newton Grove this week with emergency supplies. VL By EFE/Fox News Latino (2 minute read)  Around a hundred Hispanics have been sleeping...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

NCLR Latino Voter Registration Money Fell from $7 Million to $1.5 Million

*The-importance-of-the-Latino-vote trope has been louder this year than in years past. But looking at the numbers above you begin to see how it’s been baseless wind. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News  The National Council of La...

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