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Rick Perry Political Event Checks for Proof of Citizenship

Want to attend a Republican primary event for Rick Perry in New Hampshire? If so, make sure you bring proof of citizenship – no proof no admittance. continue reading »

Potential Latino Vice Presidential Candidates Not Well Known by Most Voters

One of the back stories of the GOP primary is whether any of the candidates vying to represent the Republican Party and challenge President Obama continue reading »

Hate Crime Rates Remain Steady, Race Hate Crimes Are Majority Reported

Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released Hate Crime Statistics, 2010 based on information submitted by law enforcement agencies throughout the continue reading »

UCLA Releases Radio Hate Speech Study

Scholars at UCLA released Tuesday the results of Quantifying Hate Speech on Commercial Talk Radio, a study analyzing content that denigrates vulnerable communities. continue reading »

Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona Running as Democratic for U.S. Senate in Arizona

Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona announced that he is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jon Kyl. continue reading »

Papal Trip to Cuba and Mexico Under Consideration for Spring 2012

Replying to questions raised by journalists, Holy See Press Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. has announced that Benedict XVI is studying the possibility continue reading »

PEW STUDY: Hispanics Make Up 28.6% of Country’s Poor, No Matter Which Measure Used

For more than a decade, the Census Bureau has been developing an alternative measure of poverty that is intended to better reflect the costs of basic living continue reading »

Predominantly Latino Church Sues City for Discrimination When Its Not Allowed to Operate

What is going on in Lynn city, Massachussetts with the Iglesia Cristina Renacer – is it racial discrimination or a simple case of bureaucracy? continue reading »

Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Hispanics with “Shoot Some Mexicans” Rhetoric

Mark Gautreau, 50, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in New Orleans for shooting two men in St. Charles Parish, La., on Aug. 20, 2006, announced the Department of Justice. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanic & Black Teens Heavily Targeted by Soft Drink Manufacturers

Yale University's Rudd Center has released an unprecedented report on sugary drink nutrition and youth-targeted marketing. The study found that young people are being exposed to a massive amount continue reading »

Having Sex While Skydiving Didn’t Break Rules Says FAA to Porn Star Alex Torres

Latino lover and porn star Alex Torres, also known as Voodoo, appears to be in the clear says the FAA after having sex with a coworker while skydiving. continue reading »

STUDY:  Hispanic Teens Least Bullied Minority in Schools, While Asian Americans Most Bullied

New data compiled by the Department of Justice and Department of Education show that Hispanic teens are the least bullied minority teens at a rate of 34.3 percent while Asian Americans the most bullied. continue reading »

Seven Members of Ecuadorian Immigrant Family Killed in IN Crash, Bodies to be Returned Home

Ten members of related Ecuadorian immigrant families were involved in a deadly crash on Indiana’s Toll road leaving seven of them dead late Thursday night. continue reading »

Halloween Reminder from Hispanic Dental Association

For many families, Halloween is pure, sweet fun. This year, the Hispanic Dental Association and Oral Health America remind families to think of their teeth while enjoying Halloween treats. continue reading »

STUDY: Since 9/11 Hispanic Immigrant Marriages to U.S. Born Rose

Marriages between Hispanic immigrants and U.S.-born natives have risen since Sept. 11, 2001, as immigrants have looked for alternative ways to stabilize their lives continue reading »

Hispanic Standout:  Eddie Bocanegra Chicago’s Own ‘Violence Interrupter’

It is not often you meet someone who says they want to make a difference and is willing to put their life on the line to do so. HS News has found such a person in Eddie Bocanegra, a Chicago native continue reading »

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Her Immigrant Roots

CNN anchor and award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien recently visited Target headquarters in Minneapolis to talk about the importance of diversity, Hispanic Heritage Month and her critically-acclaimed memoir, continue reading »

Roberto Perez: One of this Year’s Presidential Citizens Medal Recipients

President Obama recognized the 13 recipients of the Presidential Citizens Medal, one of the highest honors a civilian can receive. The award is given to Americans who have "performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens." At a ceremony in the East Room, the President praised the honorees' commitment to service: continue reading »

California Latino Lottery Winners Making a Difference for Others

A generous pledge of $700,000 from The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation has led to the creation of the Cisneros Family Endowment. The endowment will provide support for two Latino students from California to participate continue reading »

Paradise and Violence in Honduras- Hector Luis Alamo, Jr

When I visited Honduras earlier this year, it was my first time stepping foot in my maternal homeland. My mother had lived the first seven years of life in a tiny village nestled in the mountains surrounding Tegucigalpa before leaving for the United States in 1972. continue reading »