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Midfielder Pause Named Fire’s New Captain

It didn’t take long for Logan Pause to take advantage of his new pulpit. The Chicago Fire midfielder – who was named team captain last Saturday – held court over reporters after the team’s first open practice on Tuesday, candidly discussing his thoughts on his new role over the course of a 20-minute, impromptu press conference. continue reading »

New York City Officials Confirm 3 Cases of Cholera All Contracted in Dominican Republic

The city of New York’s health department is reporting three confirmed cases of cholera from New Yorkers that recently traveled to the Dominican Republic for a wedding. New York City typically reports one case a year of cholera. continue reading »

Super Bowl: Magnet for Child Traffickers, Sex Slaves from Latin Amerca

There really is a dark side to everything, even the Super Bowl. As Dallas is trying to cater to the rush of people headed there for the Super Bowl this weekend, their looking for another 10,000 strippers said TMZ. continue reading »

Bruno Mars Cops to Plea Deal on Cocaine Charges, Only Mutters “Yes Your Honor”

Peter Hernandez, better known as the Grammy nominated singer Bruno Mars, was in court today entering his plea deal on cocaine charges. continue reading »

U.S. Family Still Missing, May Be in Mexico. Foul Play or on the Run?

One year ago today, a California family completely vanished. For the family members left behind, there are many questions, and almost no answers. Joseph McStay, his wife Summer, and their two young sons have been missing since February 2010, continue reading »

Ciudad Juaraz Sees Coldest Weather Since 1951

Not since 1951 has Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez seen such wintery weather as it did on Wednesday. Feeling the coldest weather they’ve had in 60 years, the border city sent dozens if not hundreds of people to shelters as many were homeless or lived in homes just not made for cold weather. continue reading »

Struggling Undocumented Students “Not Giving Up” on Higher Education

Anyone applying for college knows it can be a stressful experience, but for undocumented immigrants, wanting to move on to higher education can seem like an unwinnable battle. continue reading »

Unemployed Minorities More Likely to Be “99-weekers”

According to a new report from the Congressional Research Service on people called “99ers” – people out of work for more than 99 weeks – those most likely to be in this group are older, married, and members of a minority group. continue reading »

43.6 Million Americans on Food Stamps

A new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture puts the number of Americans on food stamps at approximately 43.6 million. In state’s like Mississippi and Washington D.C. more than a fifth of all residents are on food stamps; these states have the highest rate of food stamp use than anywhere else in the country. continue reading »

Contracting Program for Women-Owned Small Businesses Goes Live Friday

First Contracts Expected to be Awarded through WOSB Program. Women-owned small businesses can begin taking steps to participate in a new federal contracting program on Friday, Feb. 4, continue reading »

Take Safety Precautions in the Snow, Ice

Winter weather may put many at risk for injuries, experts stress. The huge winter storm producing up to two feet of snow Wednesday in some sections of the United States could also cause a blizzard of injuries continue reading »

Colorado Hispanic Genealogy Society Keeps the Community Connected to the Past

In much of the Southwest, ancestry and family history information is only available from the elders of the community, as written history is either lost, or was never written in the first place, but the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America is trying to change that. continue reading »

41% of Americas Give President Obama Good Marks on His Handling of Egypt’s Crisis

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the way the Obama administration has responded to the situation in Egypt as good or excellent. Twenty-two percent (22%) view the administration’s response so far as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.) continue reading »

Group Urges Honduran Gov. to Investigate Transgender Murders

In Honduras, a group called Human Rights Watch (HRW) is urging the government to investigate the killings of six transgender women that have all been murdered in the last two months. Though the government has spoken out against the slayings, HRW is claiming officials have failed to prosecute the attackers of transgendered people. continue reading »

U.S. to Become Country with the Most Spanish-Speakers by 2050

Academics from the Association of Spanish Language Academies are predicting that thanks to immigration, continuously low opportunities in Spanish-speaking countries, and the increasing economic clout of Spanish speakers – the U.S. will become the country with the most Spanish speakers by 2050. continue reading »

Hispanic Women Have Highest Rate of Cervical Cancer

The Pap test and HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer. Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. continue reading »

Hispanic Women Have Highest Rate of Cervical Cancer

The Pap test and HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer. Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. continue reading »

Minority Programming Seals the Deal on Comcast-NBC Universal Merger

Comcast can thank minority programming for getting them federal approval and sealing their merger deal with NBC Universal. continue reading »

Hispanics are Most Likely Than Anyone Else to Own Smartphones with No Preferred Brand

A smartphone market survey released by Nielsen today shows and Hispanic an Asian U.S. mobile consumers are most likely to own a smartphone versus any other type of mobile device. continue reading »

First Hispanic In 20 Years to Head NAACP New Jersey Chapter

When J. David Alcantara was a young boy in Honduras, his mother, a seamstress, often had a hard time making ends meet, but when things got especially rough one year, a black family helped the Alcantara’s out, and he’ll always remember that. continue reading »