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Recent Poll Shows Immigration Policy is Personal for Latinos

The most interesting trend from the June impreMedia/Latino Decisions (LD) poll is the personal relationship that the Latino community has with immigration policies. continue reading »

Despite Latino Population Surge, Number of Hispanics Working for Federal Gov’t Not Increasing

The Hispanic population maybe the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population but that fact is not represented in the newest employment figures for the federal government. continue reading »

New Book on Latina Teen Suicide Attempts to Uncover Reality Behind Grim Statistics

Luis Zayas’ commitment to U.S. Latinas and their struggle with suicide started in the 1970s when he encountered the pain and suffering that the teenage girls and their parents were experiencing during his work in emergency rooms and mental health-care clinics. continue reading »

Study: Stark Differences in Media Use Between Minority, White Youth

Minority youth aged 8 to 18 consume an average of 13 hours of media content a day -- about 4-1/2 hours more than their white counterparts, according to a Northwestern University report, the first national study to focus exclusively on children’s media use by race and ethnicity. continue reading »

Nashville One of Nations Top Markets For Hispanic-Owned Businesses

Nashville's Hispanic immigrant population has soared over the last eight years and with that came many entrepreneurs making Nashville one of the nation’s top markets for Hispanic-owned businesses. continue reading »

Few Adults Active at Work, Unless you Are a Hispanic Male

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that as little as 6.5 percent of all American adults are getting enough physical activity at their jobs. continue reading »

STUDY: Race or Immigrant Status Doesn’t Put You at Higher Risk for Suicide, Mental Illness Does

Native Americans may have higher rates of attempted suicide than other ethnic groups, but differences disappear when controlling for mental illness and sociodemographic factors, researchers said here. continue reading »

With Few Exceptions Hispanics Earn Less, No Matter Their Undergraduate Major

A new study confirms that Hispanics make less—in some cases, much less—than their White and Asian counterparts, no matter what their undergraduate major. continue reading »

STUDY: No Apparent Negative Effect by Providing In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Students

The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University is presented a report entitled “The Effects of In-State Tuition for Non-Citizens: A Systematic Review of the Evidence”. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanic Top Users of Mobile Tech Especially for Civic Engagement

Hispanics outpace other demographic groups as users of mobile phones and social media, according to a report released today by The Hispanic Institute. continue reading »

OVERVIEW:  Alcohol and the Hispanic Community

Research shows that drinking patterns among Hispanics are different from those of non­Hispanic Whites and other ethnic or racial groups. Understanding these differences can help continue reading »

U.S. Hispanics Driving U.S. Food Spending Growth

The food and beverage industry is counting on current research data that shows the dormant U.S. food, beverage and restaurant growth is and will be driven by the U.S. Hispanic consumer. continue reading »

Hispanic Texans Were Undercounted in Census New Lawsuit Alleges

In an effort to gain additional elected representation in Texas a Latino civil rights group has filed a lawsuit alleging that Hispanic Texans were undercounted in the 2010 census. continue reading »

Latina Victims of Domestic Violence More Likely to Experience Postpartum Depression

Latinas who endure violence at the hands of a partner during or within a year of pregnancy are five times more likely to suffer postpartum depression than women who have not experienced such violence, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities. continue reading »

Foreign Born Hispanic Grounds Workers Suffering Fatalities at High Rates

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that fatal injuries among grounds maintenance workers is disproportionately higher for Latinos born outside of U.S. but equal for U.S. born Hispanics and the general work force. continue reading »

Many Consumers Don’t Know What’s in Over-the-Counter Painkillers: Study

Lack of knowledge about active ingredients may up the risk of overdose, researchers say. Few Americans bother to read the labels on over-the-counter pain relievers, nor do they pay much attention to the drugs' ingredients, a new study says. continue reading »

Research:  Latino Purchasing Power Now Pegged at $1 Trillion

With an estimated buying power of $616 billion, Latinos of Mexican heritage represent the single most influential segment of the Hispanic market. By 2015, Packaged Facts forecasts the buying power of the Latino population as a whole will reach $1.3 trillion. continue reading »

STUDY: Stop Smoking Campaigns Aimed at Minorities Must be Respectful of Culture & Language to Work

Research finds positive media encouragement campaigns help Hispanic’s stop smoking. The American Legacy Foundation surveyed 4,067 current adult smokers on media campaigns featuring diverse characters with sympathetic stop smoking messages. continue reading »

Study: Young Latinos Without Diplomas or GEDs Will Have Even Fewer Job Opportunities by 2018

Tuesday, the National Council of La Raza has released a report showing that the school dropout rate of Latino teenagers is now 28 percent, and those who do not finish school face greater social and job-market obstacles in their future. continue reading »

Mortgages Scare for Minorities According to Most Recent Study

The report, Paying More for the American Dream V, examines the most recent home mortgage data available to the public, for New York City and six other metropolitan areas, continue reading »