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Latinos in Social Media [LATISM] Campaign Lays Foundation for Ongoing Program to Support Libraries

Latinos in Social Media [LATISM] Campaign Lays Foundation for Ongoing Program to Support Libraries

An essential part of the mission of Latinos in Social Media is to support education, one of the biggest challenge our community faces right now. continue reading »

Taking the Lead on Educating Latinos in TX- in less than 40 yrs, 1 in 4 will be Latinos

Taking the Lead on Educating Latinos in TX- in less than 40 yrs, 1 in 4 will be Latinos

In less than 40 years, one in four Americans will be Latino, and tens of millions of these Latino Americans will be young people. Those numbers represent tremendous potential: a vast and growing group of eager, responsible citizens — many from families who actively chose to be Americans. continue reading »

Yoani Sánchez  in Cuba: Layoffs and Farewells

Yoani Sánchez in Cuba: Layoffs and Farewells

She was an attorney at a business in Camagüey until the Day of the Magi, when her gift was a layoff notice. Disheartened, she took home her plastic drinking cup and the small-leafed plant that adorned her desk. continue reading »

NHMC Statement of the National Hispanic Media Coalition on the Heinous Shooting in Arizona

NHMC Statement of the National Hispanic Media Coalition on the Heinous Shooting in Arizona

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is horrified by the senseless shooting rampage that occurred over the weekend in Tucson, Arizona. Our condolences and prayers go out to the victims and their families. continue reading »

This Week in Washington by David Axelrod

This Week in Washington by David Axelrod

Yesterday, we got some good news about the American economy. 113,000 new private sector jobs were created by America’s businesses in December, the twelfth consecutive month of positive job growth in this country. continue reading »

Inflammatory. Impractical. Immoral. NCLR Call to Action

Inflammatory. Impractical. Immoral. NCLR Call to Action

2011 has already turned ugly. On Wednesday, January 5, six state legislators from Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina announced their intention to gut the American citizenship clause enshrined in the continue reading »

The 2010 Congressional Reapportionment and Latinos

The 2010 Congressional Reapportionment and Latinos

With these reapportionment changes, Latinos likely will play a larger role in national politics in the coming decade. Two states that gained seats, Florida and Nevada, have been key swing battlegrounds in recent presidential elections (having voted for the Republican nominee in 2004 and the Democrat in 2008). In both states, Latinos are a growing share of eligible voters. continue reading »

Condemnation for State Efforts to Violate the 14th Amendment

Condemnation for State Efforts to Violate the 14th Amendment

Anti-immigrant legislators seek to create permanent underclass of easily exploitable workers with no civil rights or occupational protections in perpetuity. continue reading »

Obama Signs Bill to Improve U.S. Food Safety, giving FDA New Powers

Obama Signs Bill to Improve U.S. Food Safety, giving FDA New Powers

President Barack Obama Tuesday signed sweeping new legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers to keep the nation's food supply safe. continue reading »

Defeat of DREAM Act Will Hurt Opponents

Defeat of DREAM Act Will Hurt Opponents

Republicans managed to defeat the DREAM Act, but it’s a victory that will haunt them. The DREAM Act — the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act — died in the Senate on Dec.18, just five votes away from the 60 needed to advance. continue reading »