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Latinos Disproportionately Affected by High Rate of Hunger & High Food Prices

Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today released a landmark study, "Map the Meal Gap," providing insight for the first time about t continue reading »

USDA Creates Minority Farmer Advisory Committee

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Thursday announced the appointment of members to the Minority Farmer Advisory Committee to advise him on implementation of outreach and assistance efforts continue reading »

Mexico’s Drug Violence Has Displaced 230,000 People

As the drug war rages in Mexico, the violence continues, and according to the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, around 230,000 people have been displaced in Mexico. continue reading »

Dallas’ “D Magazine”: Be a True “Dallasite,” Hire a Day Laborer

Seemingly trying to be light-hearted, yet informative, D Magazine released a list of “Things Every Dallasite Must Do” to call themselves a Dallas local. One thing on the list however, stood out. Hire a day-laborer. continue reading »

The Ol’ Twin Switcharoo. Jose Canseco Sends Twin Brother Ozzie to Boxing Match

Adding to his list of less-than-normal activities, Jose Canseco reportedly didn’t feel like participating in a Celebrity Boxing match. However, rather than completely bailing on the event, he stole an idea from bad television. He sent his twin brother in his place. continue reading »

On National Medal of Honor Day Country Urged to Remember 700 Recipients Were Immigrants

March 25 was National Medal of Honor Day, a date set aside each year to pay tribute to the recipients of our nation’s highest award for valor. Since the first Medals of Honor were presented during the Civil War, continue reading »

Dept of Justice and Education Reach Settlement with AZ to Ensure English Learners Get Services

The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights today entered into a settlement agreement with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to ensure that Arizona’s English Language Learner (ELL) students receive the educational services that they need. continue reading »

Mother Sues to Get Baby Back After She Says Adoptive Parents Stole Her

A New York mother who gave her child up for adoption is now suing the adoptive parents to get the child back. Vilma Ramirez, 35, from Brentwood, Long Island is now saying that Andrew and Kelley Grant stole her baby continue reading »

Community Wants Miami Police to Answer for Hispanic Officers Shooting African-American Suspects

A familiar pattern is once again showing itself in Miami as shootings by police officers are being questioned due to the fact that all involved Hispanic officers killing African-American suspects. continue reading »

Univision May Be Embracing English-language News

Univision seems to be rethinking their Spanish-only policy these days in hopes of reaching the ever-growing U.S.-born Hispanic population. Though it has not been publicized yet, earlier this month, Univision launched an English-language Twitter feed continue reading »

50.5 Million Hispanics in U.S., Exceeding Estimates - Making Up 16% of Entire Population

The U.S. Census Bureau released today the second in a series of 2010 Census briefs, Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010, which looks at our nation's changing racial and ethnic diversity continue reading »

Prosecutors Apologize For Comments Comparing Seminole Indians to al Qaeda

Guantanamo prosecutors have apologized for documents in which they related Seminole Indians in Spanish Florida to al Qaeda as they attempted to justify military actions at Guantanamo Bay prison. continue reading »

Number of Iowa Workers, Mostly Immigrants, Not Being Paid Wages Increasing

The number of claims that Latino workers are not being paid wages is increasing, particularly in one Midwest state. Since October, the Iowa’s Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) continue reading »

Congress’ Puerto Rico Delegate was 2010 Big Spender

A non-partisan group has taken a look at office accounts for each member of the U.S. House and its committees and found that $1.36 billion was spent in 2010, and the delegate from Puerto Rico spent the most. continue reading »

66 Percent of U.S. Latinos Living in Poor Air Quality Areas Throughout the Country

Today the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief, “Why the EPA Is Important for Latino Families,” by Jorge Madrid and Valeri Vasquez. continue reading »

Community Mural Unveiled Honoring Latino Babies in Los Angeles

Pampers, today announced the unveiling of a mural that honors Latino babies with real-life miracle stories as told by their families. The community mural is part of the brand's "Every Little Miracle" continue reading »

Parts of the Willis Tower Could Become Solar Farm

North America's tallest building and Chicago's very own Willis Tower (yes, I still call it the Sears Tower too) could soon be turning some of its surface area into a vertical solar farm. continue reading »

Comcast-NBC Fills its National Hispanic Advisory Council with Many High Profile Hispanics

Comcast Corporation/NBC Universal, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, today announced it has created a Joint External Diversity Advisory Council continue reading »

Dept. of Transportation Report Could Put Holes In Obama’s US-Mexico Trucking Solution

Those opposed to President Obama’s proposed deal with Mexico regarding the re-opening of U.S. borders to Mexican trucks to increase trade believe that a recent report from the Department of Transportation shows a substantial jump in trade with our southern neighbors without the border being completely opened. continue reading »

Hispanic and Black Workers Have Less Access to Paid Sick Days

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has found that black and Hispanic workers do not get the same amount of paid sick days as their white counterparts, though both employees and employers have considered the days non-negotiable. continue reading »