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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Facts About the Selective Service for Noncitizens

SPONSORED CONTENT (NAPSA)—. It’s important to note that there are few exceptions to this law. It applies to almost all male U.S. citizens and male aliens living in the U.S. who are 18 through 25—not just citizens.  Noncitizens Almost all male noncitizens are required to register with the Selective Service, including illegal aliens, legal permanent

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Doomed by the South: Why the emerging Democratic majority may never happen

*An interesting take that challenges the popular political wisdom about how the growing Latino community represents a boon for the Democratic Party. It’s about the possible political realities of assimilation and about the changing demography within the...

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Debunking the Myth That Latinos Are Anti-Choice

*Something new to talk about, post-election. As non-Latino politicos strain to understand Latino culture and politics, they’d do well to know that with Latinos aren’t what they appear to be. Where do Latinos fall on the pro...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Right-wing xenophobes, cowardly Dems and the misunderstood Latino vote

*There’s political theater, political posturing, veiled threats, and then there’s political reality. Here’s a take on what’s really going on with Latinos and the mid-term election votes. VL By Gabriel Arana, Salon Given how hostile the Republican...

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

These Images Show #WhatLatinosLookLike

*This is what drives a large chunk of non-Latinos crazy. Latinos look like everyone. More of this kind of media could help discard obsolete racial and ethnic boxes. VL By Roque Planas and Ana Benedetti, Huffington Post...

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Latino voters helping to decide major races in Tuesday’s elections

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino Candidates finished up their final day of campaigning before Tuesday’s Election Day with Latinos helping to decide two top gubernatorial races and weighing in on city council elections. Like other voters, Latinos head into...

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Latino politics in second Obama term: still on outside looking in?

By Angelo Falcon, National Institute for Latino Policy/NBCLatino How do we characterize Latino politics at the national level in the current context of this post-shutdown period? This is significant since our current situation is still full of polarized...

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Rep. Raul Ruiz, a doctor, helps ill passenger on flight

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino On an early morning flight back to his district, Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz had to shift to his expertise as an emergency room doctor to help a fellow passenger on his flight. Ruiz was...

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Obama: Anyone still standing in way of bipartisan immigration reform should explain why

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino President Barack Obama fresh from a victory over Republicans on the government shutdown told House Republicans Thursday anyone standing in the way of bipartisan immigration reform should have to explain why. Flanked by Vice...

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Compton Latino gang members and race

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog Two Latino gang members from Compton are scheduled to plead guilty on  Thursday, Oct. 16, to federal hate crimes in attacks on black youths in a case that showed how much...

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Thousands to gather in National Mall for massive immigration rally, march

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino There might be a shutdown in Washington, but it is not stopping a massive rally in the nation’s capital to ask Congress to pass immigration reform.  On Tuesday the Camino Americano: March for Dignity...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Latinos and the environmental movement: Change is afoot

By Tony Castro, Voxxi Most days the two major state and federal highways dissecting East Los Angeles are packed with big rigs hauling hazardous materials, from poisons and explosives to radioactive agents. They pose a potential for...

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Do Hispanics Care About Hispanic Heritage Month?

By Hispanic Business Hispanic Heritage Month, which awkwardly straddles the middle of September through the middle of October, is a time to remember the contributions of Hispanics on the culture and the economy of the U.S. But...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

California activists walk 285 miles to show support for immigration reform

By Paul Harris, NBCLatino A long walk for social and political change is finally over, for now. “I am exhausted,” said Estefany Mendez. “I have never done anything like this and it was definitely hard to keep...

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