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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 Raza’s funding for voter registration dropped from $7 million in 2012 to $1.5 million for this election year,

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...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth

*This article is chock-full of Latino millennial statistics: nearly half of native-born Latinos are younger than 18; one fourth of all U.S. Latinos are millennials; 44 percent of U.S. Latino eligible voters are millennials. It goes on,...

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....

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...

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