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Shakira Gives Free Concert to Fans in New York

Shakira Gives Free Concert to Fans in New York

Shakira performed a selection of her hits during a free concert before an estimated 7,500 people at New York's Bryant Park. continue reading »

Chicago Police Arrest Thirty-Three Alleged Gang Members in City Wide Sweep

Chicago Police Arrest Thirty-Three Alleged Gang Members in City Wide Sweep

The Chicago Police along with DEA agents announced the arrest of 33 individuals thought to be members of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords in an early morning sweep. continue reading »

Activists Slam Dual Voter System Being Reviewed in Arizona

Activists Slam Dual Voter System Being Reviewed in Arizona

Activists described Tuesday as an abuse of power the idea being studied in Arizona of establishing a dual voter system, in which those who do not use the state registration form can only vote in federal elections. continue reading »

ACLU Denounces Florida Governor’s Bid to Revive Voter Purge Program

ACLU Denounces Florida Governor’s Bid to Revive Voter Purge Program

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida blasted the effort by Gov. Rick Scott to revive the voter-purge program the state sought to put in place before the 2012 elections. continue reading »

Diana Nyad to Complete 48 Charity Swim for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Diana Nyad to Complete 48 Charity Swim for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Diana Nyad, known for her long-distance swimming on the open sea, kicked off an event Tuesday during which she will swim 48 hours in mid-Manhattan to collect funds for the victims of last year's Superstorm Sandy. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Juan Jose Dominquez Latino Attorney of the Year

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Juan Jose Dominquez Latino Attorney of the Year

Recently named the 2013 Latino Attorney of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association, Juan Jose Dominguez came to the United States as a child and knew poverty firsthand, a life experience that focused him on the community and gave him a profound desire to serve the most needy in society. continue reading »

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

Hispanic leaders and activists hailed the importance for the immigrant community of the half-dozen measures benefiting them that California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law. continue reading »

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

California last week became the latest – and biggest – state to authorize driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. But most voters still strongly oppose letting illegal immigrants drive legally in their state. continue reading »

Hispanic Book Festival a Big Hit in Houston

Hispanic Book Festival a Big Hit in Houston

The 11th Hispanic Book Festival in this Texas metropolis was a resounding success despite a scheduling change that saw the event shifted from February to October, organizers said. continue reading »

Holy Cow! Catholic Burger Topped Off with Communion Wafers Being Offered in Chicago

Holy Cow! Catholic Burger Topped Off with Communion Wafers Being Offered in Chicago

A local Chicago restaurant is offering what is believed to be the first ever ‘Catholic’ hamburger and not with permission from the Vatican. continue reading »

Hundreds of Rallies and Marches Planned Across Country in Support of Immigrants

Hundreds of Rallies and Marches Planned Across Country in Support of Immigrants

More than 150 events in 41 states have been planned this weekend in support of immigrants and immigration reform. The rallies and marches are all part of the ‘National Day of Action for Immigrant Dignity and Respect.’ continue reading »

California Allows Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

California Allows Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law here Thursday a measure that will allow undocumented immigrants to acquire a driver's license in California, the 11th state to adopt such a law. continue reading »

Federal Judge Places Restrictions on Actions of Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Federal Judge Places Restrictions on Actions of Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday placed heavy restrictions on the Sheriff's Office in Maricopa County, Arizona, including placing an independent observer there to prevent racial profiling on the part of its personnel. continue reading »

Top 5 Ways New York Paid Tribute to NY Yankee Mariano Rivera

Top 5 Ways New York Paid Tribute to NY Yankee Mariano Rivera

Following 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the New York Yankees, the thirteen time All-Star player Mariano Rivera has retired. Serving as the Yankees' closer for seventeen seasons, is the current record holder for the all-time most saves. continue reading »

Inspiring Blind Mexican Motivates Fellow Disabled Immigrants

Inspiring Blind Mexican Motivates Fellow Disabled Immigrants

Mexican-born Horacio Esparza says his activism on behalf of the disabled began the day after he went blind at age 7 and from then on struggled to have his family treat him the same way his 10 siblings were treated. continue reading »