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 it’s not all that big a deal to some members of the community. “I don’t even think Hispanics

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...

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

On civil rights march anniversary, immigration reform takes center stage

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Almost fifty years after the March on Washington, a different kind of civil rights battle is taking center stage. As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A...

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Just 1 in 10 pediatricians offer autism screenings in Spanish

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Many studies have shown that Latino children are less likely to get diagnosed with autism than other kids, and according to a new study, language appropriate screenings may have something to do with it. The study, which...

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Chiles en Nogada: The Dish of a Revolution

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T If you have the good fortune to be in Mexico late in the fall, you will likely find chiles en nogada appear on many menus. Literally “peppers in walnut sauce”, this seasonal delicacy...

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Latinos, Blacks More Optimistic Than Whites

By Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press/NPR WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up as a black teen, John Harris III says he wasn’t always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. But the 23-year-old, now part of the first...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

A look at economic inequality, through a Latino lens

By Claudio Iván Remeseira, NBCLatino President Obama has been taking to the road urging action to reduce wage disparities.  In a recent interview for the New York Times , he worried that “years of widening income inequality and the enduring...

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Sequestration hits Hispanic families hard

By Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post YONKERS, N.Y. — The only ones left in Room 5 at the Whitney Young Head Start Center are the two turtles thrashing around in a small aquarium. The reading nook is empty. The...

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Latinos Outlive Whites in the U.S. by Four Years

By Elizabeth Flock, US News & World Report Latinos outlive non-Hispanic whites in the United States by four years on average, and the disparity is even more striking in some states, according to a new report from Measure of...

Friday, July 12th, 2013

A beatdown for GOP from Hispanic media?

By Greg Sargent, Washington Post House Republicans claim they see no urgency whatsoever about acting this summer on immigration reform, and just might get around to it some time this fall. And it’s probably true, as many have...

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Snapshot of America’s future – Texas

By Ariana Montelongo de Valdivia, Being Latino The growth of U.S. Latino population is no secret, but one need only peek at Texas to get a kaleidoscopic glimpse of America’s future. Texas is one of the country’s fastest growing...

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Climate change is making private heat islands for Latinos, people of color

By Susie Cagle, Grist As if climate change weren’t enough of a huge jerk, now we find out that it’s racist, too — or at least it’s following America’s lead. A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives digs...

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Are Latinos waiting longer to get married, or do we just love living with mami?

By Lissette Díaz, Being Latino Most unmarried Latinas over the age of 25 have heard that fateful question from their abuelitas at some point:  “Mijita, y cuando tu te piensas casar?”  (“Sweetie, when do you plan to get married?”)  Generation after generation...

Friday, July 5th, 2013

9 Latinos Whose Families Arrived Before July 4, 1776

By Carmery Trinidad, Latina Listening to the immigration debate, you could easily get the idea that all Latinos are newcomers to this country. Nothing could be further from the truth. Latinos have had a presence in this...

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