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. They saw the taco-bowl tweet on Cinco de Mayo and listened as he sought to discredit a federal

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...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Google searches reveal how obsessed Hispanic voters are with this election

*This is new territory, folks who hadn’t been interested and hadn’t voted before are doing so now, so it’s hard to draw definite conclusions. A Google search doesn’t equal a vote. But it’s a good omen and...

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Clinton-linked Latino group has email hacked

*Funny thing, the Latino Victory Project emailed people to tell them about the email hack . . . They wrote: don’t open our email. VL By Rebecca Saransky, The Hill A Latino political advocacy group with links...

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Venture Capital Doesn’t Invest in Blacks and Latinos – But That’s Changing in Oakland

*Here’s a refreshing idea, venture capital investment that asks “who benefits if this tool actually works?”  They’re not talking about investors. They’re talking about Latino startups that  benefit Latino communities. VL By Anna Challet, New America Media OAKLAND,...

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Facebook, ‘Trump effect’ may boost Latino impact on election

*What’s cool about this column from the Dallas Morning News’s Mercedes Olivera is that as you read it you’re proving her point. Check it out. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News (2.5 minute read) Ever since this...

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

California, Nevada, Texas more racist, sexist than Arizona?

*This either means that Arizonan’s aren’t as bigoted as other people, or that they aren’t into social media.  Except when it comes to anti-Latino posts, where Arizona is in the top five, behind Texas and California. VL...

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Voto Latino Launches Voter Registration App

*Here’s something new. An app that scans your ID and automatically populates your voter registration form. That’s it, no more excuses. I want to get this app and use it to register as many people as I...

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Latino, black boys an untapped population in tech world

*There is an emphasis in tech to recruit, mentor and foster girls and young women toward careers in technology. But while Latino and black boys and men have higher rates of  incarceration, unemployment and poverty, they’ve been...

Friday, July 31st, 2015

CareCloud & CodeLLa Partner to Inspire Young Hispanic Girls to Learn Code and Entrepreneurship

*Congratulations to Taquista Josie Goytisolo! I remember conversations when CodeLLa was an idea and a dream, and now it’s doing the good work, fighting the good fight. ¡Enhorabuena! V MIAMI, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CareCloud, a leading...

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Obama pushing broadband for low-income households

*It’s a HUD pilot program that harnesses the energy of the biggest names in the tech corporate world, matches it with selected city governments and provides vital access to children and their parents. VL By David McCabe,...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Why Hispanics hold the key to the Comcast merger

*This headline is misleading in many ways. First, Latinos don’t hold the key to anything in the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. Unless you qualify a point of argument as a key. Lets be honest, this is not...

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Mr. Quintanilla Wants to Clarify that the Selena “Hologram” Won’t Be a Hologram

*So the Selena “hologram” isn’t really a hologram. It’s something else, kinda like a hologram, but not really. Because a hologram is a recording, and this thing is a “next-level,” clone, Arcovert. Got it? It gives a...

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Mexico’s Tarahumara Tribe is Getting the Video Game Treatment

*The developers, based in Chihuahua, Mexico, say they built the game to bring the lore of the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) people  into the digital world. Here’s what they said:  “We believe games are a potential tool to change society...

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