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Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Awareness of controversial Arizona immigration law influenced male students’ classroom behavior

*Take this as a microcosm of the effect that Trumpism will have on Latino children. There is palpable fear and anxiety in schools, the kids are being affected. VL NewsTaco EDUCATION MONDAY By PhysOrg (3.5 minute read)    U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration-enforcement bill had more

Monday, May 15th, 2017

A win for voting rights – North Carolina’s Voter ID Law Is Defeated, For Now

*Why you should read tis: Because this is what happens to red state legislatures that tried to cram voter ID laws immediately after the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Voting rights Act in 2013.  Because...

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Latinos in tech prepare for resistance as Trump takes office

*How the 6 percent Latino tech workforce could be key in resisting Trump’s announced immigration plans. VL By Marissa Lang, San Francisco Chronicle (8 minute read)   They heard him when he called them criminals, thugs, rapists....

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

This Mexican College Robotics Team Just Owned a NASA Competition

*Check out this #MexicanThing. The Mexican team saw it as a statement victory. Team member Juan Carlos Mariscal said “We have the same abilities as any other student in the world.” VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (2.5 minute...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Why Latinos Should Care about the Rules that Govern the Internet

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Broadband in America is getting better and faster.  Overall speeds increased more than 20% over 2012.  A remarkable 19 out of 20 young adults use broadband at home. Yet not everyone is sharing...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Toyota Celebrates Top Latinos in Social Media

PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Toyota will again reinforce its commitment to the Latino community by sponsoring the Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) 2013 Annual Conference, kicking off today in...

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Case Threatens Viability of an Open Internet

By Jesse Luna, NewsTaco On September 9, 2013 the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals will start hearing oral arguments in Verizon V. FCC, a “net neutrality” case where wireless provider Verizon is challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s...

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Sigmo Device Lets You ‘Talk’ in 25 Languages

By Vignesh Ramachandran, Mashable If learning a new language through Rosetta Stone proved too difficult, a new gadget offers an easier solution for real-time language translation. Sigmo, which translates speech into 25 different languages, relies on a...

Monday, July 15th, 2013

The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Like any mother raising two young children, much of my attention is focused on their education with an eye toward their futures and the opportunities they will have as adults in the workforce....

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Latinos push immigration reform on social media

By Lois Romano, Politico For forty-eight hours last week, a highly coordinated virtual “iMarch” on Washington promoting immigration reform swamped Twitter, generating thousands of tweets that landed more than a half billion times, according to organizers, making it among the...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Why the National STEM Education Fund Is So Important

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Occupations in STEM fields are the second-fastest growing in the nation, just behind health care, according to a Georgetown University study. And while the nation is expected to have more than 8.6 million STEM-related...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

My First Steps in Technology

By Jesse Luna, News Taco Technology was first baked into my brain after I graduated from Pasadena High School. I managed to graduate from high school in 1986 after only having used a word-processing enabled computer a...

Monday, May 13th, 2013

The Latinos of Silicon Valley

By Giovanni Rodriguez, Forbes What’s most striking about the emerging Silicon Valley Latino community is how it challenges one of the most prevalent cultural stereotypes:  that Latinos have little to do with one of the principle engines of...

Friday, April 26th, 2013

White House Task: FCC Focused on Digital Literacy & Diversity

By Jason Llorenz, LIN@R The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the independent agency that regulates the Internet and the nation’s telecommunications and broadcasting industries, is hiring in 2013. Two positions are to be filled – the chairmanship, which...

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