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Latinos Part of High Level Post Inaugural Rumor Mill

Latinos Part of High Level Post Inaugural Rumor Mill

One of the interesting things about being in Washington DC for a few days after a presidential inaugural is the sifting through the residual rumors. It’s a lot like walking a shoreline after a storm, all sorts of things catch your eye. continue reading »

Denis McDonough Named As Obama’s New Chief of Staff

Denis McDonough Named As Obama’s New Chief of Staff

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday named Denis McDonough, who had been serving as deputy national security advisor, as his new chief of staff. continue reading »

Miriam Martinez Looking to Become Texas’ First Latino Governor

Miriam Martinez Looking to Become Texas’ First Latino Governor

Miriam Martinez, a Mexican-born journalist and activist who became a U.S. citizen barely two years ago, wants to make history in 2014 as the first Latino woman to become governor of Texas. continue reading »

In Case You Missed It: Richard Blanco’s “One Today” from President Obama’s Inauguration

In Case You Missed It: Richard Blanco’s “One Today” from President Obama’s Inauguration

On Monday, Cuban-American Richard Blanco made history when he read his poem "One Today" at President Barack Obama's inauguration. Blanco, 44, was the first Latino and the first openly gay poet to recite one continue reading »

Reverend Samuel Rodriguez Delivers Keynote Address at MLK Service (VIDEO)

Reverend Samuel Rodriguez Delivers Keynote Address at MLK Service (VIDEO)

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance Annual Commemorative Service, a major event during the King Week celebration, scheduled for Monday, January 21, will feature keynote speaker the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez , President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), who King Center CEO, Elder Bernice A. King, called "an electrifying orator" and continue reading »

President Obama Inauguration Speech:  U.S. Must Find Way to Welcome Immigrants

President Obama Inauguration Speech:  U.S. Must Find Way to Welcome Immigrants

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States must find a way to welcome immigrants. continue reading »

President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration - Watch it Live (VIDEO)

President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration - Watch it Live (VIDEO)

Historians Robert Caro, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Douglas Brinkley, and Michael Beschloss speak on the historical significance of a Presidential Inauguration and a President's s continue reading »

Latinos in the President’s Cabinet? It’s Not Just About “Optics”

Latinos in the President’s Cabinet? It’s Not Just About “Optics”

I have a problem with pundits and commentators calling President Obama’s lack of diversity in his cabinet a matter of “optics.” As if the President were an optometrist and his cabinet were a set of lenses. As if the president’s cabinet were not so much a working kitchen cabinet but a china cabinet, where things are placed to be seen and seldom used. continue reading »

President Obama’s Inauguration to Take Place Monday

President Obama’s Inauguration to Take Place Monday

On Inauguration Day, the President-elect and Vice President-elect swear in and take office. Visit USA.gov's President Barack Obama page for information about Inauguration Day events. You can also learn about inaugural history, download the 57th Presidential Inauguration mobile app, and view a video about the ceremony location. continue reading »

Voto Latino Celebrates Obama’s Inauguration

Voto Latino Celebrates Obama’s Inauguration

Non-partisan voter registration organization Voto Latino, their celebrity coalition, elected officials and media will come together for an intimate celebration to commemorate President Obama's Inauguration and to honor Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on January 20th. continue reading »