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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Why term ‘la raza’ has complicated roots in US

*Maybe NCLR changed its name becasue it was too hard to explain outside the Mexican-American community. They could have used this article years ago. VL By Russell Contreras, The Associated Press (4.5 minute read)  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The National Council of La Raza announced this week that it was changing its name to UnidosUS,

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Latino Republican congressman calls on Trump to keep his kids out of White House

*Well, there’s a good idea. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune (3 minute read)   WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, a Bryan Republican, called on President Trump to eject his children from the White House in...

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The moment Florida cops pull over an Afro-Latina and find she’s the State Attorney

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Patrol cops in  Orlando, Florida, stopped a white sedan recently becasue they ran the tags and didn’t get a return, plus, the tint on the windows was “too dark.” The driver, and Afro-Latina...

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

*I hope you weren’t holding your breath for this. Latinos “remain conspicuously absent” from primetime Emmy awards. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  What does Gina Rodriguez have to do to nab an...

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Trump voting panel tells states to hold off sending data while court weighs privacy impact

*Remember Trump’s Voter Integrity Commission? It got hit with a load of lawsuits, so now the whole thing is on hold. VL By Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post (5 minute read)   President Trump’s voting commission on...

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

School Lunch Shaming: A ‘Hidden’ Type of Bullying for Latino Kids

*The story tell us that “Latino kids comprise about 1 in 4 of the kids participating in the National School Lunch Program.” That’s why this report is important. Read it, share it before the next school year...

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Ride Like a Girl

*Do yourself a favor. Give this a read. It’s one of the toughest and mot beautiful of the Mexican traditions. VL Women riders take the reins in the macho world of charrería. By Rose Cahalan, Texas Observer...

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Immigrants Cost Taxpayers, Then Pay More Than Most

*This is a conversation-changer. Yes, immigrants cost more at the beginning, but they more than make up for that cost in the long-term.  The adult children of immigrants contribute more than the average to federal, state and...

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Seated next to Mexican leader, Trump says he wants Mexico to pay for wall

*¿Otra vez con la misma canción? You’d think that by now he would have told us how he intends to pull that off.  VL By Rafael Bernal, The Hill  (2.5 minute read)  President Trump said Friday he “absolutely” wants Mexico...

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Latino Support Grows for Same-Sex Marriage

*Acceptance of same-sex marriage has grown since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor. VL By Edwin López Moya, Al Día (3 minute read)   US society support for same-sex marriage reached its highest point in 20...

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Defunding women’s health clinics worsened Latina disparity in preventive care

*Ever since Texas and Wisconsin defunded abortion clinics, Latina preventive care has decreased. VL By Medical Express   (3.5 minute read)   Defunding women’s health clinics in Texas and Wisconsin aimed at reducing abortions has decreased the...

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Henry Cisneros: Why Can’t Americans See Latinos Are Country’s ‘Saving Grace’?

*Good question. I think it’s because we’re not the ones telling our story. We need to fight for our narrative. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News (1.5 minute read)  SAN ANTONIO — Former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros...

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Recipe: Mazapán Mexican Candy

*As always from Adán, not just a recipe but historic and cultural context as well. Let me know if you tried the recipe. VL NewsTaco FOOD FRIDAY By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog (2.5 minute read)  Mazapan Mexican...

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Vietnam War veteran fears he could be deported

*This Vietnam veteran, born in Mexico, was awarded two Purple Hearts and given U.S. citizenship after his service. He’s misplaced his documents and after paying $345 the government wants more proof that he is who he says...

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