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U.S. Sailors, Marines Clash With Latino Youths in the Zoot Suit Riots in 1943

Today in Latin American history, white U.S. Navy sailors & Marines clashed with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots in 1943. They were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that broke out in Los Angeles, California, between white sailors and Marines stationed throughout the city and Latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits they favored. Mexican Americans and military servicemen were the main parties in the riots, and some African American and Filipino-American youth were involved as well. continue reading »

Grammy-Nominated Artist Gustavo Galindo Shows Support for Latino Youth, DREAM Act

Singer Gustavo Galindo, who was nominated for a Grammy for his disco debut, came out on Tuesday in favor of the DREAM Act after meeting with a group of Hispanic students in Chicago. continue reading »

Latino Youth Urged to Vote by Evangelical Christian Leadership

Hispanic evangelical leaders on Tuesday issued an urgent call for "comprehensive and fair" immigration reform and encouraged young Latinos to register to vote and participate in the U.S. presidential election in November. continue reading »

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Pushes Youth Summer Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced a new website aimed at helping young Americans aged 16 to 24 to obtain summer jobs. The website iswww.dol.gov/summerjobs. continue reading »

National Latino Children’s Institute Elects New Leadership and Affirms Its Course

The National Latino Children's Institute (NLCI), whose mission is to focus the nation's attention on the contributions and challenges of young Latinos, recently met to elect its new leadership and develop their strategic priorities for the new term. continue reading »