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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

We Still Need the Voting Rights Act to Give Equal Access

By Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, NBCLatino These days, voting is largely uneventful.  You show up at the polls, check in, vote, and get your sticker. Long gone are the days of having to take a literacy test, such as that used in Alabama in 1965 that was a 68 question civics exam that I doubt most of

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Latino Joblessness Rose, But Employers Added 157K Jobs

By Fox News Latino The unemployment rate for the nation’s largest minority group rose to 9.7 percent in January from 9.6 percent in December, according to a labor report. Click on picture to read story.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

House GOP Committee Chairs Will All Be White Men

By Jennifer Bendery, Huffington Post Latino Voices WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced who will chair all of the major House committees in the next Congress. And it turns out they all have something in...

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The Racism In The Trayvon Martin Case, Voter ID Is The Same

The recent shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida led me to think more deeply about the issue of race in America today. I’m old enough to have remembered municipal buses in San Antonio, Texas having signs requiring...

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Latinos Shouldn’t Have To Pay For Power With Their Health

By Adrianna Quintero A study released by the coal industry attempts to justify dirty energy and life-threatening pollution by claiming that Hispanics and blacks will be hit hardest by energy price increases. The study by the American Coalition...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

In Florida, Voter Registration Laws Impede The Latino Vote

By Howard L. Simon and Deborah J. Vagins, ACLU With Florida’s primary recently completed, all eyes have been on the Sunshine State. And in an effort to shine a light on the state’s new regressive voting laws, the Senate...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Celebrating Black History Month By The Numbers

By The U.S. Census Bureau To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years,...

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Presidential Pardons Heavily Favor Whites Over Latinos

By Dafna Linzer and Jennifer LaFleur, Courtesy ProPublica First of two parts. Part two here. This story was co-published with The Washington Post. White criminals seeking presidential pardons over the past decade have been nearly four times as likely to...

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Full-Time Med Faculty Not Keeping Up With Diversity In Society

According to a recent study published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the diversity of full-time medical school faculty has not kept pace with students or society. The data shows while there are more women and...

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Study: Minority Students Perform Better With Minority Teachers

A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that the performance gap between minority and white college students falls by almost half when they are taught by an instructor from a similar...

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Steve Murdock: Educating Latinos Vital To Future Of U.S.

By Zach Gonzalez Austin, Texas — With a great presentation of the United States population change and immigration, renown demographer Steve H. Murdock had the opportunity to end the Texas Tribune Festival late Sunday afternoon giving the...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Minorities Receive Less Financial Aid Than Whites

Contrary to the ever-present myth that minority students receive more financial aid than their white counterparts, a new study has proven the opposite. In a policy analysis, The Distribution of Grants and Scholarships by Race, Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.org,...

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Places Not To Drive With A Confederate Texas License Plate

By Cindy Casares The Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans recently petitioned the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a license plate featuring the Confederate flag. An April vote by the DMV board wound up tied, and...

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Latinas Benefit Big From New Insurance Guidelines

By Maria Elena Pérez, Interim Executive Director National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Latinas by far disproportionately benefit in every area of the new Department of Health and Human Services guidelines that would eliminate costly insurance co-pays...

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