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Hispanic Workers Sue For Not Being Allowed to Speak Spanish At Work

Hispanic Workers Sue For Not Being Allowed to Speak Spanish At Work

Hispanic workers in Rochester, New York are suing the city, claiming harassment and discrimination, after they say they were told they could no longer speak Spanish while at work. continue reading »

MIKE TYSON and Wife Dazzle While Salsa Dancing in Argentina TV

MIKE TYSON and Wife Dazzle While Salsa Dancing in Argentina TV

The couple danced to a Chayanne tune in the popular TV Show Bailando Por un Sueño. continue reading »

Jose No Longer On List of Top 50 Baby Names

Jose No Longer On List of Top 50 Baby Names

Since 1996, Jose had been the top Hispanic name for baby boys, but now, it has fallen from the Top 50 list. Even in Texas, where it had been the top name overall since ’96, it has fallen to #2. It was nudged out of the top spot by Jacob last year. continue reading »

WOW: Interactive U.S. Map Showing Population Growth for People of Color from 1990 through 2040

PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity, has released “The Map of America’s Tomorrow,” an amazing new interactive map using time lapse to illustrate the growth of people of color in America from 1990 through 2040. continue reading »

South Carolina: ‘El Cheapo’ Squares Off With ‘Obama’ Gas Station

South Carolina: ‘El Cheapo’ Squares Off With ‘Obama’ Gas Station

A gas station in Columbia, South Carolina has a new look and a new name. Located just across the street from the El Cheapo gas station sits the newly redecorated Obama gas station. continue reading »

WATCH Los Tigres Del Norte and Paulina Rubio UNPLUGGED

WATCH Los Tigres Del Norte and Paulina Rubio UNPLUGGED

This is the first video from the new upcoming album called "Los Tigres del Norte and Friends Unplugged" on stores May 23rd continue reading »

UN: Immigrants Accelerate Development by Sending Remittances

UN: Immigrants Accelerate Development by Sending Remittances

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the role of migrants in accelerating development through remitting funds regularly to their countries of origin, noting that their economic contributions to host societies are often overlooked. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Crafty, Hot And Spicy… Watch for Pot When Making Salsa!

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Crafty, Hot And Spicy… Watch for Pot When Making Salsa!

A load of jalapeño peppers held a significant surprise for U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint, who seized more than 3,700 pounds of marijuana hidden inside it. continue reading »

Colombian Tree Rat Rodent not seen for 113 Years Reappears! (VIDEO)

Colombian Tree Rat Rodent not seen for 113 Years Reappears! (VIDEO)

Santamartamys Rufodorsalis , or Rufo, as we call this super cute rodent has not been since 1898, despite several searches. continue reading »

Nielsen’s Dissects Diversity and the Minority Consumer

Nielsen’s Dissects Diversity and the Minority Consumer

The findings show that African Americans are TV-centric, Hispanics are savvy smartphone users, and Asians/Pacific Islanders are heavily wired to the Internet. In retail, continue reading »

Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Challenges Facing U.S. Immigration Courts

Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Challenges Facing U.S. Immigration Courts

The American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center commends Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for convening today’s hearing on “Improving Efficiency and Ensuring Justice continue reading »

New York Short Film, Art Show Portrays the Struggle of the Undocumented

New York Short Film, Art Show Portrays the Struggle of the Undocumented

As part of a multimedia art show in New York called ‘We Have Come to Take Your Jobs,’ a short film portrays the struggle of undocumented immigrants who come to America in search of work, but are subject to a life without protection or rights. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanic Top Users of Mobile Tech Especially for Civic Engagement

STUDY: Hispanic Top Users of Mobile Tech Especially for Civic Engagement

Hispanics outpace other demographic groups as users of mobile phones and social media, according to a report released today by The Hispanic Institute. continue reading »

Snoop Dogg’s New Album Features Collaborations With Charlie Sheen and David Guetta

Snoop Dogg’s New Album Features Collaborations With Charlie Sheen and David Guetta

Titled “Doggumentary,” Snoop Dogg’s eleventh album sees the rapper explore different genres beyond rap and hip-hop. continue reading »

Excluded Candidates Angry They Were Not Invited to ‘Cuban-only’ Mayoral Debate

Excluded Candidates Angry They Were Not Invited to ‘Cuban-only’ Mayoral Debate

Florida International University and a number of Miami-Dade mayoral hopefuls are outraged after non-Spanish speaking candidates were excluded from a mayoral debate. continue reading »