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January 2011 Archives

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 »

Vast Majority of Americans Uncomfortable with Roe’s Legacy, Seek Return to Traditional Values

Vast Majority of Americans Uncomfortable with Roe’s Legacy, Seek Return to Traditional Values

As the country remembers the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a recently released book presents polling data that shows Americans' are increasingly at odds with that Supreme Court decision's legacy of unrestricted abortion. continue reading »

Gay Marriage – A Priority For Immigrants?

Gay Marriage – A Priority For Immigrants?

Governor Andrew Cuomo, during his first state of the state address, called for “justice for all” through the passage of a marriage equality bill this year. A majority of New Yorkers now favor equal rights for gay couples continue reading »

This Week in Washington – Health Care Bill Repeal and What it Means to You (VIDEO)

This Week in Washington – Health Care Bill Repeal and What it Means to You (VIDEO)

Thursday the House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, landmark health reform legislation that President Obama signed into law last March. continue reading »

Democrats Respond to GOP Health Care Repeal Vote- Repeal This!

Democrats Respond to GOP Health Care Repeal Vote- Repeal This!

Yesterday, House Republicans voted to repeal the new health insurance reform law. Even though they know the law won’t actually be repealed--because Democrats hold the White House and the Senate--they voted anyway in order to appease their Tea Party base. continue reading »

No Wonder They’re Angry: 13.7 Million Birds are Dying Every Day in the U.S.

At the beginning of this month when about 5,000 red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky in one night in Arkansas, biologists were called on to put a damper on public speculation about pesticides and secret military tests by reminding everyone how many birds there are and how many die. They often do so as a result of human activity, but in far more mundane and dispiriting ways than conspiracy buffs might imagine. continue reading »

Racy JC’s Top 5 Challenges of Interracial Dating (and Their Solutions)

Racy JC’s Top 5 Challenges of Interracial Dating (and Their Solutions)

As the author of the definitive guide to intercultural dating you could say that interracial dating has been my life (and even more so in the last couple years). Researching my book I found that, although old-school racism towards interracial couples has gotten better, they still face a lot of challenges. Including, but certainly not limited to my Top 5 continue reading »

Think Again: The Hate We Tolerate

Think Again: The Hate We Tolerate

Between Beck’s television program and his even less restrained daily radio broadcast, Fox is supporting the spreading of some genuinely worrisome, potentially violence-inducing arguments against America’s president continue reading »

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 »