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Foundation-giving to Latino Community Stuck at Mere 1 Percent for Decades- Now 16% of Pop

Foundation-giving to Latino Community Stuck at Mere 1 Percent for Decades- Now 16% of Pop

Just when I was beginning to have some hope that philanthropy was getting better at meeting the needs of communities who have been underserved or marginalized in some way, a preview of a new report hit me like a slap in the face. continue reading »

2011 CA Legislation Aids Immigrant  Integration; Further Contrasting CA From Neighboring AZ

2011 CA Legislation Aids Immigrant Integration; Further Contrasting CA From Neighboring AZ

With the recent end-of-session bill signings by California Governor Jerry Brown, 2011 has proven a good year for laws that further distinguish from neighboring Arizona and other states that have recently enacted virulently anti-immigrant laws. A continue reading »

Tensions Between Blacks and Latino Immigrants

Tensions Between Blacks and Latino Immigrants

For the past several years, an ongoing debate has been raging between my friends and I over racism and discrimination in America. At the crux of the discussion lies one specific question: which is worst, racism toward Blacks or racism toward Latino immigrants? continue reading »

What to Do When You’re Diagnosed with Breast Cancer -New Spanish-Language Website

What to Do When You’re Diagnosed with Breast Cancer -New Spanish-Language Website

Breastcancer.org is the number one online resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support, with over 1,000 pages of expert-reviewed medical information on breast cancer – spanning all aspects of the illness, from symptoms and diagnosis through treatment and side effects. continue reading »

A Record-Setting Decade of Immigration: 2000-2010

A Record-Setting Decade of Immigration: 2000-2010

New data from the Census Bureau show that the nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal), also referred to as the foreign-born, reached 40 million in 2010, the highest number in American history. continue reading »

LGBTQ and Immigration Reform: Two Movements Joined at the Heart

LGBTQ and Immigration Reform: Two Movements Joined at the Heart

Late last month, Congressmen Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL, 4th) and Mike Quigley (D-IL, 5th) met with leaders of the Chicago's LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition, an emerging alliance between members of the LGBT and immigrant communities who find themselves in a political struggle for basic rights. continue reading »

Where Do 2012 Republican Candidates Stand on Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law?

Where Do 2012 Republican Candidates Stand on Alabama’s Anti-Immigration Law?

Though the 2012 Republican presidential field continues to tack hard right on immigration, the candidates have thus far stayed silent on the topic of Alabama’s devastating new immigration law. continue reading »

Left Behind by Deportations—Growing Up Poor in The Bay Area

Left Behind by Deportations—Growing Up Poor in The Bay Area

In the last 24 months Maria's father and brother were deported to Mexico leaving Maria, her mom and siblings to survive off of one fast food paycheck in Oakland, Calif. continue reading »

If You Oppose the DREAM Act, You’re No Moderate on Immigration

If You Oppose the DREAM Act, You’re No Moderate on Immigration

Perry and Rubio Say they Support In-State Tuition But Oppose the DREAM Act. Position Defies Logic, Alienates Latinos While immigration has emerged as a flashpoint in the Republican presidential primary, the fact remains: not one of the leading candidates supports the DREAM Act. continue reading »

Why are Progressive Latinos Abandoning Obama?

Why are Progressive Latinos Abandoning Obama?

When Barack Obama was elected the first Black president of the United States in 2008, it was with 67 percent of the Latino vote that turned out in record numbers (10 million Latinos, 9 percent of voter turnout). continue reading »