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Sociologist’s Book Discredits Negative Stereotypes of Mexican-Americans

Sociologist Jody Agius Vallejo's book, "Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class," refutes the presumption among many that Mexican-Americans are mainly poor and uneducated. continue reading »

Latino Study: Minorities Less Likely to Use Hospice Care

Minority patients with heart failure are less likely to use hospice care than whites, new research finds. Hospice provides palliative care for the terminally ill. The goal is to ease pain and discomfort, and to focus on quality of life as death approaches. Overall, use of hospice care is increasing, according to researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine. continue reading »

Latino Study: Minorities Less Likely to Use Hospice Care

Minority patients with heart failure are less likely to use hospice care than whites, new research finds. Hospice provides palliative care for the terminally ill. The goal is to ease pain and discomfort, and to focus on quality of life as death approaches. Overall, use of hospice care is increasing, according to researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine. continue reading »

Immigrant-Owned Small Businesses Contribute More to Economy Than You’d Think

In the never-ending debate over the impact that immigration has on the U.S. economy, the role of immigrant small businesses usually goes unnoticed. While mention is sometimes made of the fact that two in five Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants, the little businesses— continue reading »

Poverty in Brazil Forces Nearly 1.4 Million Children to Work

Poverty forces some 1.4 million Brazilian children ranging in age from 5 to 14 to work, according to official figures released Tuesday on the World Day Against Child Labor. The figures were made public by the National Forum for the Prevention and Eradication of Child Labor, prepared with the support of the International Labor Organization and based on Brazil's 2010 census. continue reading »

States Ignore Minorities in Climate-Related Disaster Plans

Minority populations across the south and southwest are especially vulnerable to climate change, according to a new report put out by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Local and state governments, it also found, are failing to integrate such concerns into their climate disaster plans. continue reading »

Could Hispanic Women Represent New Healthcare Marketing Target? Survey Says Yes

A new national survey commissioned by Cultur Health shows healthcare marketers should target insured Hispanic women ages 25-35. These young Latinas, representing a rapidly growing Hispanic demographic, are key healthcare gatekeepers – managing their own health needs and frequently those of their families, parents, grandparents and other relatives as well. continue reading »

New U.S. Census Report Shows More Than Half of Infants Are Minorities

For the first time in U.S. history, the majority of the population under the age of 1 are minorities, according to figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. continue reading »

Pew Profile on Dominicans in the U.S.

An estimated 1.5 million Hispanics of Dominican origin resided in the United States in 2010, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Dominicans in this statistical profile are people who self-identified as Hispanics of Dominican origin; this means either they themselves are Dominican immigrants or they trace their family ancestry to the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission: 3 Million Child Laborers in Mexico

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said 3 million minors between the ages of five and 17 work nationwide, nearly half of whom either receive no compensation or are paid in kind. Most of these youths work to cover their basic needs and contribute to household income, are forced to abandon their studies, work excessively long hours and are at constant risk of injury or illness due to poor labor conditions, the country's equivalent of an ombud's office said in a statement Thursday, citing official figures. continue reading »

Harvard’s Latino Problem: After Forty Years, a Latino Studies Center is Still Missing on Campus

This weekend’s 15th Annual Latino Law Policy and Business Conference celebrated the rise of Latinos in the U.S. and Latin America, but also revealed Harvard’s most glaring weakness: After forty years, a Latino Studies Center is still missing on campus. continue reading »

Latinos Overwhelmingly Target of National Origin Housing Discrimination in Illinois, per HUD data

While 44 years have passed since April 1968’s milestone federal Fair Housing Act, an estimated four million violations of the law continue to occur each year. And although only a fraction of those violations actually get reported—less than 30,000 according to a 2010 estimate by the National Fair Housing Alliance continue reading »

What’s a Mom Worth? Check Out Annual Salary Here

With Mother's Day less than a month away, moms are top of mind. This week, Salary.com released its yearly average for what stay-at-home and working mothers would make if they were paid an annual salary for their work. continue reading »

Hispanics Love Social Media, But Are More Reluctant to Share Personal Information

Hispanics show a greater enthusiasm than other groups for social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Google+, but are more reluctant to share personal information, according to a study released Thursday. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center: When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity

Nearly four decades after the United States government mandated the use of the terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" to categorize Americans who trace their roots to Spanish-speaking countries, a new nationwide survey of Hispanic adults finds that these terms still haven't been fully embraced by Hispanics themselves. A majority (51%) say they most often identify themselves by their family's country of origin; just 24% say they prefer a pan-ethnic label. continue reading »

Report: Latino Women Paid Less Than Black Women and Rest of U.S. Workforce

Pay below the national average persists among the majority of Latino women, who earn, on average, 40 percent less than white non-Hispanic men, according to the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. continue reading »

Texas Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Have Voter ID Law Implemented

Monday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed suit against the U.S. Dept. of Justice to seek a federal court’s approval to implement the Texas voter identification law. continue reading »