Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

New EPA Standards will Cut Carbon Pollution to Fight Climate Change

By Latinovations Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they would push for regulations outlined by President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to “cut carbon pollution from new power plants in order to combat climate change and improve public health.” This proposal would limit power plant emissions of carbon dioxide, which is said to account for 40% of

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

More Latinas Gaining Independence with Higher Education

By Latinovations Recent reports revealed that Latinas are obtaining a higher education more than ever, but graduate researcher Andrea Gomez Cervantes found that while Latino families encouraged their daughters to attend college, they are often expected to...

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Los retos de la comunidad hispana

By Julio Fuentes, Latinovations Son muchos los desafíos que enfrentamos los latinos hoy en Estados Unidos. Desde el bajo rendimiento académico hasta los altos niveles de desempleo, hay una serie de obstáculos que los latinos tenemos que...

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Unlawful NY ‘stop and frisk’ Mainly Affected Latinos

By Latinovations A federal judge ruled the NY ‘stop and frisk’ practice unconstitutional Monday after finding the NYPD violated the civil rights of more than 4.4 million New Yorkers in between 2004 and 2012 – 80% being...

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Arturo Sandoval to Be Honored By President Obama

By Latinovations President Obama named sixteen people, including Grammy award-winning jazz musician Arturo Sandoval, for the Presidential Medal of Freedom today. Born in Cuba and later defecting to the U.S. in 1990, Sandoval is a well-known trumpeter,...

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Embers of Debt Create A Fire Hazard

By Henry Cisneros, Latinovations When you’re putting out a campfire, it’s the embers that you need to worry about. They may not look as impressive as a roaring fire, but if you don’t respect them they can...

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Simon Rosenberg: “Immigration Reform Is Very Much Alive”

By Simon Rosenberg, Latinovations Contrary to recent news accounts, we are closer to passing a meaningful immigration reform bill than at any point since John McCain and Ted Kennedy introduced their bill in 2005. Consider: The Senate...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Michelle Obama Gives Keynote Address at NCLR Conference

By Latinovations At the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama took the opportunity to discuss immigration and childhood obesity — an issue that affects the Latino community greatly....

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Latinos Are Essential to Tomorrow’s Prosperity

By Jose Aristimuno, Latinovations In the last couple of years we’ve seen the Latino market of buyers and sellers grow at an incredible rate. By 2050, Latinos will account for 30 percent of the nation’s population. And...

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, July 12th, 2013

Latinos Key in Next Midterm Elections

By Latinovations A new poll by Latino Decisions revealed that despite a lack of support on the GOP’s issues, 52% of Latino voters said theywould be more likely to support the GOP in the 2014 elections if...

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...

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Thomas E. Perez Expected to Face Tough Questions over Past Record

By Latinovations During his confirmation hearing today, Secretary of Labor nominee Thomas E. Perez is expected to face tough questions from Republican critics about his tenure as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Perez’s actions...

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Congress Steps Up with National STEM Competition

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Former Astronaut Jose Hernandez makes a strong case for expanding opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and computer science fields in a recent op-ed saying “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist...

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