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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 »

Dispatch From Mexico—Reynosa, a City Under Siege

Dispatch From Mexico—Reynosa, a City Under Siege

It takes 30 minutes to reach Reynosa, Mexico, from McAllen, Texas. But it only takes 30 seconds to realize that it’s a town under siege. It’s a regular business day but most of the businesses are closed or empty. continue reading »

Hispanics in the Pews, Not on the Altar

Hispanics in the Pews, Not on the Altar

Over the last several years, priestly ordination classes have gotten younger and more diverse, according to a 2011 study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate out of Georgetown University. There are more Asian and black vocations. Asians are actually overrepresented, making up 4 percent of the U.S. Catholic population and 10 percent of the ordination class. continue reading »

The Borderland Becomes Comic Book Fantasy as Gunslingers and Vampires Stalk the High Desert

The Borderland Becomes Comic Book Fantasy as Gunslingers and Vampires Stalk the High Desert

The blazing sun was so hot here Saturday that the mean old Texas gunslinger Dallas Stoudenmire could have strutted right out of pages of the western comic book Hell Paso into the desert morning in a barrage of gunfire. continue reading »

President’s Plan Would Create 70,000 Jobs in New York City

President’s Plan Would Create 70,000 Jobs in New York City

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) today unveiled a new report detailing how the President's recently proposed "American Jobs Act" would boost job growth in New York City. continue reading »

SSA: Make Sure You Get the Right Amount

SSA: Make Sure You Get the Right Amount

At Social Security, our goal is to make sure you are paid the correct amount, on time, every month. Some things have made that job easier over our more than 70 years of paying benefits, such as direct deposit and electronic application systems. continue reading »

Obama Approval Sinks to New Lows Among Hispanics, Whites

Obama Approval Sinks to New Lows Among Hispanics, Whites

President Barack Obama earned the lowest monthly job approval rating of his presidency to date in August, with 41% of U.S. adults approving of his overall job performance, down from 44% in July. He also received term-low monthly job approval ratings from both Hispanics (48%) and whites (33%) and tied his lowest rating from blacks (84%). continue reading »

On Immigration & Latino Voters, GOP 2012 Contenders Just Don’t Get It

On Immigration & Latino Voters, GOP 2012 Contenders Just Don’t Get It

The reviews continue to pour in about last week’s Republican presidential primary debate and the consensus is clear – the GOP’s continued mishandling of the immigration issue threatens their chances in the general election, especially with respect to reaching the 40% threshold with Latino voters. Among the new reactions to the debate and other developments from over the weekend: continue reading »