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Scapegoating Race in the London Riots

Scapegoating Race in the London Riots

The recent outbreak of riots that spread from London to cities across England may not have been race riots in the traditional sense of the term, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that race discourse has still played a prominent role as people try to figure out exactly what happened. continue reading »

Department of Justice Agrees with NHMC, Takes Action to Block AT&T’s Takeover of  T-Mobile

Department of Justice Agrees with NHMC, Takes Action to Block AT&T’s Takeover of T-Mobile

In a press conference this morning, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole said, "The Department filed its lawsuit because we believe the combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United States facing higher prices, fewer choices and lower quality products for their mobile wireless services." continue reading »

Katt Williams- Racist or Patriot??

Katt Williams- Racist or Patriot??

First, I would like to thank you for writing HS News and expressing your concerns about the content of my most recent comments. I always appreciate feedback from the readers, and I welcome any opportunity to participate in a fair and honest discussion with my fellow Latinos. continue reading »

Katt is Right

Katt is Right

It’s been a turbulent summer for comedian Katt Williams, marked with fewer laughs than his fans had hoped for (myself included). In early June, Katt was charged with felony intimidation of a witness after a bizarre standoff with a man on a tracker in Palmdale, California. Then he returned to the stage on the June 25th after a 45-month-long break from comedian, only to deliver a short incoherent performance. continue reading »

Washington Post and National Journal: GOP Losing Latino Voters With Immigration Politics

Washington Post and National Journal: GOP Losing Latino Voters With Immigration Politics

A Washington Post editorial notes that Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) is just the latest candidate to use “the usual Republican crutch to justify his position, insisting that the border must be made secure before reform is possible. But the border is more secure than it has been in decades — as measured by the soaring federal presence and plummeting rates of illegal crossings and crime on the frontier — and the GOP’s argument is looking increasingly threadbare.” continue reading »

Cowboy Perry is Just Part of the Conservative Herd

Cowboy Perry is Just Part of the Conservative Herd

Just when you thought Americans have had their fill of Texas governors, Rick Perry has become a media darling since officially declaring his 2012 presidential bid earlier this month. He’s singled out as the man to beat in the Republican primaries; continue reading »

Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes(24%) Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups

Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes(24%) Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups

Driven by a single-year surge of 24% in Hispanic enrollment, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college in the United States hit an all-time high of 12.2 million in October 2010, according to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of newly available Census Bureau data. From 2009 to 2010, the number of Hispanic young adults enrolled in college grew by 349,000, compared with an increase of 88,000 young blacks and 43,000 young Asian Americans and a decrease of 320,000 young non-Hispanic whites. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Announces: Rio de Janeiro Will Host the 2012 World Youth Day (VIDEO)

Pope Benedict Announces: Rio de Janeiro Will Host the 2012 World Youth Day (VIDEO)

Rio de Janeiro will host the next World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI announced Sunday to hundreds of thousands of young Roman Catholic pilgrims at the close of this year's event in Madrid. continue reading »

DHS: Prioritizing Enforcement and Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion

DHS: Prioritizing Enforcement and Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion

Today, the American Immigration Council hosted a briefing to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement last week that it would issue agency-wide guidance to make certain that prosecutorial discretion is exercised in a manner that ensures the agency's enforcement resources are used to remove those who pose the greatest risk to public safety. continue reading »

Cheer the President, Boo His Motives

Cheer the President, Boo His Motives

The decision made by the Obama administration this week to focus its deportation efforts on serious threats to national security should be applauded by Latinos and progressives alike. It seems that President Obama has finally expressed his support for the Latino base that helped elect him in 2008. continue reading »