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Tag Results for "Hispanic News"

Illinois’ Latino Population Growth Saves a 2nd House Seat Loss

Illinois will be down a seat in the House of Representatives following the 2012 elections, according to yesterday’s US Census Bureau announcement. Analysis from the Latino Policy Forum indicates continue reading »

LULAC, NAACP File Discrimination Complaint Against Texas Curriculum

In federal court, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is alleging that social studies classes in Texas discriminate against African-Americans and other minorities. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Population Drops – Massive Emigration to U.S. Cited as Cause

The new U.S. Census figures show Puerto Rico’s population dropped by 2.2% due in great part to 489,509 individuals leaving the island to the U.S. There also was a modest drop in birth rates on the island. continue reading »

100th Anniversary of Chicago’s Stockyard Fire

In the basement of Warehouse 7 of the Nelson Morris and Co. plant in the Union Stockyards, a small fire grew into one that caused “the single greatest loss of professional big-city firefighters in U.S. history until September 11, 2001.” continue reading »

Financial Survey: Illinoisans Less Likely to Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck Than National Average

America’s first State-by-State Financial Capability Survey revealed that Illinoisans are less likely to live paycheck-to-paycheck than the national average. The findings are part of the National Financial Capability Study, continue reading »

The Mother Lode of All Lotteries – Spain’s Christmas $3 Billion Lottery

Spain likes to kick off its Christmas season in a unique way. Today the many Spaniards partake of the Christmas lottery also known as “El Gordo” (The Fat One) and with a $3 billion prize kitty it certainly is the Fat One. continue reading »

Jessica Alba and Twitter Mom Working Together on New Sitcom About What Else: Crazed Mom’s

Jessica Alba, and writer Jhoni Marchinko, has begun work on a show tentatively titled The Mother of All Something. The idea for the show comes from Twitter mom Kelly Oxford (@kellyoxford), continue reading »

Elected Leaders Urge Recognition of Latino Contribution to U.S. Population Increases

With the release today of Census 2010 reapportionment data, an analysis conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund shows that the growth in Latino numbers continue reading »

Televisa, Univision Deal Started in October Now Complete

Monday, Grupo Televisa, announced it has finally completed its $1.2 billion investment deal started in October with Univision Communications Inc. Univision is the largest Spanish-language television network in the U.S., continue reading »

Census Results in Lost U.S. House Seat for Illinois

Previously, Illinois had a total of 19 seats in the House of Representatives, but after Tuesday’s U.S. Census announcement, the state lost one due to insufficient population growth. continue reading »

Hispanics Increase Use of Cell Phones/Smartphones

According to a study from Scarborough Research, use of cell phones by Hispanic adults has increased 26 percent since 2006, compared to only 18 percent in the general public. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  U.N. Security Council and Headquarters being Evacuated

Farhan Haq, U.N. spokesperson, has announced the evacuation of the UN Security Council, General Assembly and all other individuals that were in the U.N. headquarter building. continue reading »

324 Days Later the Honorable Albert Diaz Gets Senate Confirmation to U.S. Court of Appeals

The Senate confirmation of the Honorable Albert Diaz as Judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, after 324 days, or almost 11 months continue reading »

Dr. Ana Maria Polo of ‘Caso Cerrado’ Writes First Book Sharing Behind the Scene Secrets of Hit Show

As the host of one of TV's most popular court shows, Dr. Ana Maria Polo is known for barring all secrets. Her popular Caso Cerrado presents scandalous and shocking legal battles. continue reading »

1st Annual Virtual Book Drive for Latino Children

Grupo Nelson joins efforts with LATISM (http://latism.org/) to announce the first annual Virtual Book Drive as a way for members and supporters to unite nationally and work toward a common goal to give US Latinos, and Latino children in particular, access to books. continue reading »

Faces of the Dream Act:  Bernard Pastor

Bernard Pastor of Ohio was detained over a month ago when, after a minor traffic accident, police officers discovered he was an undocumented immigrant and he was sent to immigration detention. Friday, he was finally released just in time for a last minute DREAM Act push. continue reading »

Winning the Diversity Lottery: Not Always the American Dream

When many think of someone getting the opportunity to come to the U.S. legally, they think of all the great advantages that await them in such a prosperous country, but for the winners of The Diversity Lottery, “winning” doesn’t always feel that way. continue reading »

12-year-old Dies in Likely Accidental Shooting

As a result of what police are calling an accidental shooting, a 12-year-old died early Sunday evening. Police believe Johnny Maldonado, of the 5800 block of South St. Louis Ave, shot himself in continue reading »

16-year-old Shot, Killed in Humboldt Park

A 16-year-old boy is dead after being shot Sunday evening in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Chicago’s West side. Around 6 PM, they preliminary police report stated the young male continue reading »

School Closings by North Carolina School Board Bring Up Racial Questions

The Charlotte, North Carolina school board, in response to a grim financial outlook, has voted to close a number of schools. However, all the schools up for closure are predominantly filled with Latino and black students. continue reading »