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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, though, comes from Pew. VL By Katherine Martinko , Tree Hugger  (2.5 minute read) Every year the Pew Research

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...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

New Study Reveals ‘Hollywood Is An Epicenter Of Cultural Inequality’

*What’s that saying about “the more things change the more they remain the same?” Only 5.3 percent of speaking roles went to Latin@s. VL By Caolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) Hollywood’s 2015 diversity report card...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

With No Latino Moderator, Trump Shapes Presidential Debates

*Which Latin@ journalist (excluding Jorge Ramos bacause of his public feud with Trump) would you like to see moderating a presidential debate? VL By Raul  A Reyes, NBC News (4.5 minute read)  Donald Trump has won. That...

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Urban Heat Islands amplify global climate change impacts for Latinos

*Take away: “place matters in identifying the most vulnerable populations” to climate change. Read this piece. Inner cities, where most U.S. Latinos live and work, are heat islands, paved-over, radiating heat. The effects of climate change are...

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