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Communities of Color Hardest Hit, Slowest to Recover from Recession

Communities of Color Hardest Hit, Slowest to Recover from Recession

The Great Recession had dire consequences for Americans’ economic well-being. Communities of color in particular ended up with much larger losses during the recession than whites continue reading »

NASCAR’s ‘Drive for Diversity’ Announces its 2011 Line Up

NASCAR’s ‘Drive for Diversity’ Announces its 2011 Line Up

NASCAR and Revolution Racing announced the 2011 driver lineup -- the eighth season for the Drive for Diversity program -- during the annual Media Tour at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG :Aeromexico Flight Caught With 80 Kilo’s of Drugs- Airline Staff Suspected

NARCO BLOG :Aeromexico Flight Caught With 80 Kilo’s of Drugs- Airline Staff Suspected

In a statement issued by the Ministry of National Defense, it has been announced that a seizure of nearly 80 kilograms of drugs, has occurred in the Guadalajara International Airport. continue reading »

Spanish and Mexican Land Grant Descendants in TX Hope to Gain Millions

Spanish and Mexican Land Grant Descendants in TX Hope to Gain Millions

A 12-page bill called The Unclaimed Mineral Proceeds Act, is expected to be introduced at the Texas Legislature this year. The bill would release millions of dollars in royalties to descendants of Spanish and Mexican land grant holders, authorities say. continue reading »

Two Haitian Nationals Accused of Killing Four-Yr Old of “Extreme Alcohol Poisoning”

Formal charges are pending against the Haitian father and aunt of a four-year old girl who died from “extreme alcohol poisoning” this past Saturday. continue reading »

Costa Rica Dismantles Cocaine Smuggling Ring Using Local Fishermen

Costa Rica Dismantles Cocaine Smuggling Ring Using Local Fishermen

The defense ministry of Costa Rica has announced it has dismantled a cocaine smuggling ring using local fishermen and their fishing vessels. continue reading »

Juju, 8-Year-Old Saudi Girl, Lectures Egypt’s President Mubarak (VIDEO)

Juju, 8-Year-Old Saudi Girl, Lectures Egypt’s President Mubarak (VIDEO)

Introducing Juju, an 8 year old Saudi girl who has some words of advice for Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. continue reading »

California Latinos Protesting Arizona’s Push to Abolish Birthright Citizenship

California Latinos Protesting Arizona’s Push to Abolish Birthright Citizenship

As the state legislature of Arizona considers an end to birthright citizenship guaranteed under the 14th amendment, California Latinos joined Arizonian Hispanics to protest the measure. continue reading »

“Gun Hill Road” Picks Up Distributor and Much Praise at Sundance Film Festival

“Gun Hill Road” Picks Up Distributor and Much Praise at Sundance Film Festival

The independent Latino-themed movie by writer-director, Rashaad Ernesto Green, “Gun Hill Road” starring Esai Morales and Judy Reyes has acquired a worldwide distributor and was well received at the Sundance Film Festival. continue reading »

NFL Players Association Creates New Ad Campaign To Spread Awareness of Potential Lockout

NFL Players Association Creates New Ad Campaign To Spread Awareness of Potential Lockout

Here we are, The Super Bowl, the biggest event in sports, and an NFL Lockout looms very large. As the NFL celebrates its most successful season ever, NFL owners are preparing to lock out continue reading »

Guerrero Mexico Votes for New State Governor Today

Guerrero Mexico Votes for New State Governor Today

Just one day after a mutilated body was left in Acapulco, thousands find their way to the polling stations in the heat to vote for either the incumbent part or the opposition, PRI. continue reading »

Cuba Approves 178 Private Sector Jobs, Everything from Dandy to Mule Driver to Umbrella Repairer

Cuba Approves 178 Private Sector Jobs, Everything from Dandy to Mule Driver to Umbrella Repairer

The Cuban government has announced 178 private-sector jobs that its citizens can seek or create. These jobs are part of the country’s partial movement from government controlled employment to a larger private sector economy, and one that generates tax revenue. continue reading »

Egyptian Demonstrations a Little Calmer on Sunday (VIDEO)

Egyptian Demonstrations a Little Calmer on Sunday (VIDEO)

Although Egyptian military tanks blocked roads and F-16 fighter jets flew over downtown Cairo, thousands marched in protest. continue reading »

Tortilla Flats Founder , Trumpeter ‘Ham’ Guerrero Dead ( VIDEO TRIBUTE)

Tortilla Flats Founder , Trumpeter ‘Ham’ Guerrero Dead ( VIDEO TRIBUTE)

Trumpeter Tony “Ham” Guerrero who founded the band Tortilla Flats, died in Texas at the age of 66 this weekend. continue reading »

Bruno Mars, aka Peter Hernandez, Agrees to Plead Guilty to Felony Cocaine Charges in Las Vegas

Bruno Mars, aka Peter Hernandez, Agrees to Plead Guilty to Felony Cocaine Charges in Las Vegas

The Grammy nominated pop singer and song writer, Bruno Mars, has cut a deal with Las Vegas legal authorities on his cocaine possessions charged from last September. continue reading »