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Report: Austerity Policies Worsen Racial Economic Inequalities, Hit Blacks and Latinos Hardest

Report: Austerity Policies Worsen Racial Economic Inequalities, Hit Blacks and Latinos Hardest

The official unemployment rate is 15.8 percent among Blacks and 13 percent among Latinos; Blacks earn only 57 cents for each dollar of White family income, Latinos earn 59 cents; and Blacks have only 10 cents of net wealth while Latinos have 12 cents to every dollar of net wealth that Whites have. continue reading »

What Does Health Reform Repeal Mean for Americans? (VIDEO)

What Does Health Reform Repeal Mean for Americans? (VIDEO)

Which Americans would be most affected by a repeal of health reform? How would repeal affect the economy? Are conservatives likely to succeed in repealing reform? continue reading »

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 »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez : Make This a Dream Act Christmas

Rep. Luis Gutierrez : Make This a Dream Act Christmas

This holiday season in Congress, the Democrats have provided the Republicans with a gift-wrapped opportunity to change their tune on the immigration issue. By bringing the DREAM Act to the floor in both chambers, Democrats have offered up a most sympathetic and deserving cohort of young people for protection from deportation. continue reading »

U.S. Should Learn a Lesson from Texas, and pass the DREAM Act

U.S. Should Learn a Lesson from Texas, and pass the DREAM Act

The quality of Texas' future will be determined by our state's ability to educate the next generation of students. Fortunately, Texas has enacted important legislation that recognizes the contributions of all students. It's now time for Congress to follow suit. continue reading »

It’s Time for Public Housing Bureaucrats to Stop Acting Like they’re Prison Wardens

It’s Time for Public Housing Bureaucrats to Stop Acting Like they’re Prison Wardens

As a former, long-term resident of East Los Angeles' notorious Ramona Gardens housing project, I'm appalled by the local housing authority's Big Brother control over the residents - mainly poor Latinos and African-Americans. continue reading »