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Goodwill Ambassador & Track Star Carl Lewis to Visit Dominican Republic Focusing on Ending Hunger

Goodwill Ambassador & Track Star Carl Lewis to Visit Dominican Republic Focusing on Ending Hunger

Nine-time Olympic gold medallist and United Nations advocate Carl Lewis will embark tomorrow on a visit to the Dominican Republic and Haiti to meet with national leaders and visit forestry and agricultural projects. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxer Juan “El Puma” González Vázquez Killed in Hometown

Puerto Rican Boxer Juan “El Puma” González Vázquez Killed in Hometown

Puerto Rican Boxer Juan “El Puma” González Vázquez was shot on Tuesday night in his hometown of Tao Baja. The 21 year old was riding his motorcycle with his friend Javier Joel Pérez Santana, 25, continue reading »

5 Members of Mexico’s National Team Suspended After Doping Tests Come Back Positive

5 Members of Mexico’s National Team Suspended After Doping Tests Come Back Positive

Five players from Mexico’s national soccer team have been suspended after they failed drug tests taken on May 21, just before the start of the CONCACAF’s Gold Cup. continue reading »

Education Not Deportation: A Guide for Undocumented Youth in Removal Proceedings

DREAMActivist.org has created a really useful guide titled, "Education Not Deportation: A guide for undocumented youth in removal proceedings." This guide is meant to serve both youth facing deportation and their attorneys. continue reading »

Ouch:  Child Born in 2010 Will Cost $226,920 to Raise

Ouch:  Child Born in 2010 Will Cost $226,920 to Raise

The Department of Agriculture today released its annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, finding that a middle-income family with a child born in 2010 can expect to spend about $226,920 ($286,860 continue reading »

New Book on Latina Teen Suicide Attempts to Uncover Reality Behind Grim Statistics

New Book on Latina Teen Suicide Attempts to Uncover Reality Behind Grim Statistics

Luis Zayas’ commitment to U.S. Latinas and their struggle with suicide started in the 1970s when he encountered the pain and suffering that the teenage girls and their parents were experiencing during his work in emergency rooms and mental health-care clinics. continue reading »

UN Official Commends Mexican Human Rights Reform Efforts

UN Official Commends Mexican Human Rights Reform Efforts

A top United Nations official has lauded Mexico’s enactment of constitutional changes on human rights as a positive reform that will pave the way for greater protection of internationally recognized rights in that country. continue reading »

USDA Meets with Hispanic Farmers in CA to Discuss Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims

USDA Meets with Hispanic Farmers in CA to Discuss Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims

As part of continued efforts to close the chapter on allegations of past discrimination at USDA, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Fred Pfaeffle held a series of outreach meetings this week with farmers and ranchers to talk about the process that has been continue reading »

Report Shows Employment of Blacks Trailing That of Hispanics and Whites

Report Shows Employment of Blacks Trailing That of Hispanics and Whites

The Labor Department released "The Black Labor Force in the Recovery" on Monday, the latest report in a series examining the situations of women and minorities in the American economy since the recession that began in 2007. In 2010, the unemployment rate for blacks was 16 percent – significantly higher than those of both whites and Hispanics. continue reading »

LA City Council Votes 11-1 to Ignore Homeland Securities Program- Secure Communities

LA City Council Votes 11-1 to Ignore Homeland Securities Program- Secure Communities

The Los Angeles City Council voted overwhelmingly in support of legislation that would allow them to opt out of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Secure Communities Program. continue reading »

Federal Agencies Announce National Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams

Federal Agencies Announce National Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams

The U.S. government unveiled today a multi-agency, nationwide initiative to combat immigration services scams . The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are leading this historic effort. continue reading »

Latino Gang Tried to Rid Entire California City of Its African-American Residents

Latino Gang Tried to Rid Entire California City of Its African-American Residents

Unsealed Tuesday, a federal racketeering indictment reveals that a Latino gang was working towards ridding a town in southern California of it’s black residents. continue reading »

Interview With Marc Anthony Goes Awry When Sex Tape Questions Arise (VIDEO)

Interview With Marc Anthony Goes Awry When Sex Tape Questions Arise (VIDEO)

The visibly annoyed Puerto Rican artist cut the interview short after Burma Rivers asked about the Jlo’s old sex tape with first hubby, Ojani Noa. continue reading »

“The Guardian” Says Best Goal of The European Soccer Season, Scored By Colombian (VIDEO)

“The Guardian” Says Best Goal of The European Soccer Season, Scored By Colombian (VIDEO)

Not Messi, Not Pedro. Porto’s Fredy Guarín scored the best goal of the season from about one hundred feet away, against Marítimo. continue reading »

Highly Skilled Immigrant Workers Now Outnumber Lower Skilled Immigrants

Highly Skilled Immigrant Workers Now Outnumber Lower Skilled Immigrants

According to a new study, a change 30-years in the making has resulted in more highly skilled immigrants living in the U.S. than lower-skilled immigrants. continue reading »