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U. of Puerto Rico Students Protest Additional Fees; Other College News

U. of Puerto Rico Students Protest Additional Fees; Other College News

Students at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras protested against a special fee last week. The $800 fee is “intended to compensate for the university’s budget deficit.” A two-month tudent strike took place last spring and shut down the entire university until an agreement was made, which stated that the university would not demand the fee until January 2011. continue reading »

Celebs Love Interracial Dating More Than Blow and Swag Combined

Celebs Love Interracial Dating More Than Blow and Swag Combined

I got this letter the other day that read, “Dear Racy JC, love your book and your site! I am a white male, but I am fascinated by interracial relationships. What are your opinions of celebrity interracial couples like Heidi Klum and Seal, and other white supermodels who date interracially? Thank you.” continue reading »

Just Plain Nuts

Just Plain Nuts

House Republican Budget Proposals Put Forth in the Most Haphazard Manner Imaginable continue reading »

Anchor’s Away! A look Inside the 14th Amendment and the Politicians Who Love to Hate It

Anchor’s Away! A look Inside the 14th Amendment and the Politicians Who Love to Hate It

If you have a baby, be ready to prove your own citizenship to government bureaucrats before applying for a US passport for the darling apple of your eye. continue reading »

Latinos and Redistricting in the Northeast

Latinos and Redistricting in the Northeast

Over 100 Latino voting rights advocates from throughout the Northeast gathered on Saturday in New York City to develop strategies for promoting Latino community participation in the redistricting process throughout the region continue reading »

Racy JC- Latinos, Commitment, and the Governator

Racy JC- Latinos, Commitment, and the Governator

Dear Racy JC, I've been seeing Ranulfo now for 3 months and I am ready to commit. He seems to be resisting the idea, even though I can tell he feels very strongly about me continue reading »

New Report Underscores Folly & Costs of Mass-Deportation Approach to Immigration

New Report Underscores Folly & Costs of Mass-Deportation Approach to Immigration

Pew Hispanic Center Report Reveals Limits of Enforcement-Only Agenda: Costs to Taxpayers Will Surge as Undocumented Will Burrow Further Underground continue reading »

Memo to the GOP:  Courting Latino Voters Requires a Real Conversion on Immigration Reform

Memo to the GOP:  Courting Latino Voters Requires a Real Conversion on Immigration Reform

This week, the Republican-backed Hispanic Leadership Network is hosting a conference in South Florida to “provide a unique opportunity for center-right leaders to speak with—and more importantly listen to—the Hispanic community,” according to conference co-chair Jeb Bush. continue reading »

Know Your Rights: What To Do If You’re Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI (VIDEO)

Know Your Rights: What To Do If You’re Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI (VIDEO)

We rely on the police to keep us safe and treat us all fairly, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion. Comedian Elon James White speaking on behalf of the ACLU explains your rights in the event that you get stopped by police. Note: Some state laws may vary. Separate rules apply at checkpoints and when entering the U.S. (including at airports). continue reading »

National School Choice Week Captivates Nation; Advocates Say Push for Educational Options Growing

National School Choice Week Captivates Nation; Advocates Say Push for Educational Options Growing

With the first-annual National School Choice Week (www.schoolchoiceweek.com) drawing to a close today, organizers say that parents and advocates are more energized than ever before to fight for enhanced continue reading »

Wired Latina Looking for Love Online

Wired Latina Looking for Love Online

According to Match.com 1 in 5 relationships now begin on an online dating site. I set out to see if I could become part of that statistic using some of the top dating sites out there: Match.com, eHarmony & PlentyofFish.com. continue reading »

Unconstitutional and Costly: The High Price of Local Immigration Enforcement

Unconstitutional and Costly: The High Price of Local Immigration Enforcement

A handful of local communities across our nation enacted unconstitutional, discriminatory, and costly immigration controls in recent years in an effort to chase away undocumented immigrants and their families and friends, many of whom are American citizens. continue reading »

Social Security Administration Online Retirement Estimator—Available in Spanish Too

Social Security Administration Online Retirement Estimator—Available in Spanish Too

Social Security, which has a wealth of information in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov, has launched its first interactive online service in Spanish: the Retirement Estimator. To publicize the website and the new Spanish-language service, Social Security has enlisted the help of the widely popular and well-respected host of Sábado Gigante, Don Francisco. continue reading »

Thank you to Nebraska Senator Council for Introducing Nebraska Compact!

Thank you to Nebraska Senator Council for Introducing Nebraska Compact!

Nebraska State Senator Brenda Council introduced a resolution in support of the Nebraska Compact guidelines in legislature continue reading »

Challenges Facing Stateside Puerto Ricans in the 21st Century

Challenges Facing Stateside Puerto Ricans in the 21st Century

The Puerto Rican population living stateside has, according to the latest figures from the Census, grown to 4.2 million, compared to 3.5 million in Puerto Rico. We were able to document the size of the stateside community growing larger than that of the Island for the first time in 2004 when we published the Atlas of Stateside Puerto Ricans. During the first decade of the 21st Century, this is the first time since 1910 that Puerto Rico’s population has declined, while the stateside boricua population has continued to increase, reflecting an outmigration from Puerto Rico perhaps as great as that of the 1940s. continue reading »