Thursday, October 13th, 2016

The forgotten history of how Latinos earned the right to vote

*The battles for equal educational rights for Latinos go back many, many generations. And many of those historic battles started in Texas. This is a good read for perspective, context, truth. VL By Caitlin Cruz, Fusion (8.5 minute read) So many of these stories start in Texas. Since the days of a shifting Southern border in

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

6 Ways Latino Advocacy Has Shaped Our Education Policies

*This is very good. My recommendation for your lunch break read. It’s an 11.5 minute investment. VL By Raul A. Reyes, NBC News (11.5 minute read) Did you know that the nation’s first successful school desegregation case centered...

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Latinos in the 113th Congress

By Silvia Manzano, Latinovations The 113th Congress includes a record number of thirty-eight Latinos elected officials. These notable numbers have both policy and political implications for the future of Latino politics in the United States.  First though,...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Reforming Govt Policies To Drive Innovation

By David Goldstein The anti-clean-energy echo chamber has been publicizing the bankruptcy of Solyndra, a manufacturer of solar energy panels, arguing that the President’s clean energy job creation program is ineffective. But most of this criticism is...

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Common Sense Missing From Obama Admin Immigration Reviews

By Matias Ramos, Now that the electronic shackle is off, it’s really nice not having to listen to the eerie computer-voice commands regularly broadcast from its plastic speaker. [Matias Ramos, right, shows the ankle monitoring device...

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

New Immigration Policy Prioritizes Criminals Over DREAMers

On Friday, a working group from the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department began its review of approximately 300,000 deportation cases currently in our system to distinguish between those who pose a threat to our...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Obama’s Latina Staffer Defends Secure Communities

By Cecilia Muñoz, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs As too often happens in the debate over immigration, anger and heated rhetoric from all sides dominate while the facts tend to get lost along the way. So it’s important...

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Wait, Not All Immigrants Are From Mexico?

By Michael B. Maine The latest discussion on immigration has largely focused on the illegal immigration of people crossing over into the United States from Mexico. After taking a backseat into issues regarding our financial crisis, healthcare...

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

News Taco To Go: Green Energy, Latino Cities, McCain & China

Latino Politician Takes Lead On Green Energy Policy The Top 10 Cities With The Largest Latino Populations Sinvergüenza Spotlight: Mexicans & McCain Mexico Buys American and the U.S. Buys Chinese