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Nina Simone and Zoe Saldana
The Nina Simone Bio-Flick Controversy: What Does It Say About Race?
By Sugey Palomares | 09/13/2012 - 15:29

Since the Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Zoe Saldana would be playing the legendary Nina Simone in her upcoming bio-flick, Nina, people have reacted, well, strongly. Social media posts, blogs, and petitions, express concern and often disdain over a light-skinned actress playing the soulful singer.


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College Graduates
College-Educated Latinos Struggle to Find High-Earning Jobs
By Sugey Palomares | 08/29/2012 - 17:00

Latinos may be the largest minority group enrolled in 2-year and 4-year colleges, according to a recent Pew Research Center study, but a new report highlights that Latino college graduates are having a hard time entering the workforce with high-earning positions.


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Jennifer Lopez in Maid in Manhattan
Study Claims Latinos Are Most Affected By Ethnic Stereotypes
By Sugey Palomares | 08/22/2012 - 19:00

We all know ethnic stereotypes carry be quite negative, but a new study claims that the stereotypical Latino roles of maids, sexy vixens, and criminals we see in Hollywood may play a huge role in how the mass population views Latinos.


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College Graduates
Latino College Enrollment Exceeds 2 Million - What the Stats Really Mean
By Sugey Palomares | 08/21/2012 - 17:00

While students across the U.S. prepare for fall semester, a new study by the Pew Research Center confirms that Latinos are now the largest minority group enrolled in 4-year colleges. According to the center’s evaluation of the 2010 Census results, over 2 million Latinos (between the ages of 18-24) enrolled in higher education institutions in 2011.

Not only that, but 76 percent of Latinos finished high school last year, a 3 percent increase from 2010.


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Latino College Students
Nearly 1.8 Million Undocumented Immigrants Could Avoid Deportation, According to Group Estimate
By Samantha Leal | 08/08/2012 - 10:35

The Migration Policy Institute now states that 350,000 more undocumented immigrants could qualify for deferred deportation when President Barack Obama's new policy takes effect August 15. This estimate raises the number of possible undocumented immigrants able to avoid deportation to just under 1.8 million, according to the Associated Press.


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President Barack Obama
New Immigration Scams Target Undocumented Youths
By Samantha Leal | 08/06/2012 - 14:00

Undocumented youths are being targeted by scams, claiming to put them on a priority list for application approval of deportation reprieve, reports the Huffington Post. The reprieve, announced by President Obama in June, will be awarded through application. Application materials will not be released until August 15.


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gun control
Election 2012: Should Gun Control Become a Campaign Issue?
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/26/2012 - 15:00

The senseless violence in Aurora, Colorado after James Holmes allegedly shot and killed twelve people at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises has many Americans calling for drastically stricter gun laws. Except President Obama and likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney.


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President Barack Obama, GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney
Many Latinos Still Don't Know Where Obama & Romney Stand on Immigration
By Samantha Leal | 07/24/2012 - 09:46

A new poll shows that President Obama's stance concerning immigration and law hasn't reached as many Latinos as one might think.


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Sad Mother and Child
Deportations Physically & Emotionally Traumatizing Children, Says New Study
By Samantha Leal | 07/20/2012 - 14:00

A new study shows that children bear the greatest burden of U.S. deportation policies, which cause many of them to exhibit signs physically and emotionally, reports Fox News Latino. These symptoms include loss of appetitie, increases in crying and upset behavior, sleeplessness, clingy behavior, an increase in fear and anxiety and a general fear of law enforcement officials. 


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Michelle Obama speaks in Miami Lakes, Florida in July 2012
Michelle Obama on Immigration Reform: "There is Nothing More Critical Than Keeping Families Together"
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 09:47

As her husband President Barack Obama tries to win reelection, Michelle Obama aired her thoughts on immigration to Univision, saying "there is nothing more critical than keeping families together." This comes after Michelle participated in an internet-broadcast discussion with six Hispanic mothers and their thoughts on health care reform and other topics of interest -- including immigration. 

Immigration reform, Michelle assured, would be one of the "top priorities, and it's essential."


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