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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 the polls battered by the federal government shutdown – about 8 percent of federal workers are Latinos  –

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Gov. Chris Christie Nominates Latino To New Jersey Supreme Court

By Fox News Latino Gov. Chris Christie, who has battled the Democrat-controlled state Senate over Supreme Court nominations, has picked a county judge who, if confirmed, would be only the second Latino in New Jersey history to...

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Jersey City Mayor Blames “Latinas” for Naked Photos

By Ken Thorbourne, The Jersey Journal Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy’s newly expanded version of how he came to be photographed naked on his stoop shortly before the November 2004 special election insults Hispanics, the mayor’s political...

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Latino Powerball Winner Could Have Rocky Road Ahead

  By Fox News Latino His son says his father will “do something good with the money.” And they will not shutter the Passaic, N.J. bodega the Quezada family has run for years. They may even open...

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Christie: Latinos, Wait 10 Years to Sit on NJ Supreme Court

By Juan Cartagena, LIN@R America knows Gov. Chris Christie by now. They heard his name in the swirl of presidential hopefuls before the primaries got serious. They saw him stumping for Mitt Romney. They revel or wince...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Immigrant Lives Devastated in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco As usually happens, news stories about natural disasters and their aftermath in the U.S. miss the devastating effect that storms and earthquakes and such have on the communities of undocumented workers. There is no blame to be...

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

U.S. Latina Denied Student Grant Because Of Undocumented Parents

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This story comes from the New Jersey Star-Ledger, and it caught my attention for several reasons: first because this is still happening in our country and second because it points out the obstacles...

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Top Facts About Latinos In Today’s Primaries

PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On the eve of the Republican primaries in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota, the Hispanic Leadership Network released its “Top Facts about Hispanics.” Below are...

Monday, February 13th, 2012

How To Dismiss Civil Rights History: A Lesson From NJ

By Marc Morial, Many prominent conservative politicians are making outrageous statements targeted at minority citizens this campaign season. They’re saying spurious things, like implying that African Americans prefer food stamps over paychecks, or that black people use...

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Feeling LA Nostalgia In New Jersey

I now realize how naïve my left-sided, LA politics have made me. They do not mean much outside of California, particularly when it comes to gay marriage. I learned this the hard way on a recent trip to the...

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

“Mexican Hunters” Profiled Latinos At New Jersey Airport

Screeners for the Transportation Security Administration, TSA, spent about a year from 2008 to 2009 routinely profiling “Hispanic male passengers, especially Mexicans and Dominicans, to see if they had proper visas or passport stamps.” It was so...

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The Top 10 States With The Largest Latino Populations

Looking at the most recent Census data allows us to obtain a clearer picture of how, precisely, Latinos are growing as a population in this country. However, looking at this data in graphic form can often be...

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

NJ Sen. Bob Menendez On Redistricting, 2012 And Leadership

New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez sat down with News Taco this week to talk about a few key issues pertaining to Latinos. He spoke to us about the importance of Latino voter participation — from the...

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

New Jersey Man Goes To Jail For Threats To Latinos

A New Jersey man who sent threatening emails to Latino organizations from anonymous email accounts received a sentence of 50 months in prison and a fine of $10,000. We wrote about the case previously and the following...

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