In The News
By Grace Bastidas | 08/03/2011 - 15:00 | 0 Comments
A new ad campaign for the New York International Latino Film Festival makes fun of Latino stereotypes in an effort to draw attention to the many clichés about Latinos in the movies. One ad features a chart with the varying roles Latinas have played in films, with “maid” beating out such categories as surgeon and judge.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2011 - 17:00 | 0 Comments
Since Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 caused a frenzy last year (and was later ruled unconstitutional), it seems as though the topic of immigration has remained in the headlines and will likely stay a hot button issue until at least the 2012 election. Some states have made headlines with...
By Amaris Castillo | 08/01/2011 - 11:45 | 0 Comments
Farmers are strongly opposed to a new bill that would require them to verify the immigration status of their workers. According to The New York Times, the bill proposed by Representative Lamar Smith...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/29/2011 - 11:30 | 0 Comments
Richard Chavez was a carpenter who helped build a movement.
While Cesar Chavez was the face of the struggle to gain fair wages and treatment for California farmworkers, his brother Richard, who died Wednesday at 81 after complications from surgery, was crucial in helping build the United Farmworkers union, both physically and...
By Adriana Rivera | 07/28/2011 - 13:45 | 0 Comments
Richard Chavez, one of the founders of the United Farm Workers (UFW), died Wednesday at the age of 81 due to complications from surgery at Bakersfield Hospital.
Chavez was born in November 1929 at his family’s farm near Yuma, Ariz. And became a migrant farm worker during the Great Depression. In the early 1960s, he left farm work to...
By Amaris Castillo | 07/28/2011 - 12:00 | 0 Comments
California has made it easier for undocumented students to receive financial aid. California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 130 into law, which makes access to privately funded financial aid easier for the population. ...
By Amaris Castillo | 07/26/2011 - 14:00 | 0 Comments
Latino families experienced the largest decline of any other racial or ethnic in wealth during the recession. These finding are based on a study published today by the Pew Foundation that used data collected by the United States Census Bureau.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/26/2011 - 10:37 | 0 Comments
Latinos must organize at the community level in order to better education while the federal government has to start considering factors outside education when it comes to figuring out how to curb the Latino dropout rate, said a panel of education activists and experts—including two Congressmen—at the National Council of La Raza’s annual conference.
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