By Soledad O'Brien | 04/12/2012 - 16:02
The lightning-rod issue—and what politicians plan to do about it—is a major concern for Latinos, regardless of their own residency status.
The sun struggles against the thick fog rolling in from the ocean as I go to air in Jacksonville, Fla. It’s the day after a Republican debate, and I am having breakfast at a beachside diner with political pundits on my CNN morning show, Starting Point. We’re discussing the critical role Latino voters will play in the Florida GOP primary.
By Jesus Trivino | 04/02/2012 - 15:47
It was a peaceful, breezy spring day in Brooklyn, New York in 1994. It wasn’t cold enough for a coat, yet it was perfect for a light hooded sweater. I wore a tan Timberland hoodie over my Catholic school uniform to disguise my preppy getup. This day I took the long way home; I wanted extra time to listen to A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Midnight Marauders, on my portable Walkman (Yes! Cassettes!). I put on my hoodie, popped on my headphones and let Q-Tip and Phife dole out ear candy.
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/29/2012 - 14:17
When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was named the chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Twitter-verse buzzed with ¡órales! and 'way to go’s.' This makes the charismatic mayor one of the most high profile Latinos in President Barack Obama 2012 re-election campaign, although not the first Hispanic to chair a political party’s nominating conference.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/21/2012 - 14:00
The Latino vote means more than ever for the upcoming 2012 Election, and presidential candidates like Mitt Romney have softened their rhetoric towards the Latino community to help obtain more support at the polls.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/20/2012 - 17:50
Blame it on the never-ending "Sh*t People Say" video series that hit the web with full force a couple of months ago. "El Smosh" is the latest video parody featuring two young Caucasian guys, Ian and Anthony (of popular YouTube Smosh fame), dubbing comedy skits like "I Lost My Hair!" in Spanish.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/19/2012 - 15:11
Mitt Romney managed to make a clean sweep during the presidential primary in Puerto Rico. Romney garnered a total of 98,000 votes – or about 83% of the total GOP vote, according to CNN. Rick Santorum collected 8% of votes, while Newt Gingrich obtained 2% of votes in the island.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/16/2012 - 15:37
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is under immense scrutiny after publicly insisting that Puerto Rico should only earn statehood if they made English their main language. Santorum expressed to the San Juan publication El Vocero this week, “As in any other state, you have to comply with this and any federal law.
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/15/2012 - 11:16
Mitt Romney’s problem may not be the strong challenge to his “inevitable” GOP Presidential nomination Rick Santorum is presenting. The former Senator from Pennsylvania swept the Mississippi and Alabama primaries, providing proof that southern Evangelical voters don’t believe Romney is conservative enough. “We did it again!,” triumphantly declared Santorum to cheers on Tuesday night.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/12/2012 - 14:29
A new report titled “Finding The Workforce: The Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos,” highlights the best colleges for Latinos in the U.S. The study comes in light of new pew study results that emphasize the growing Latino population and an increase in the amount of high school students who are entering the world of higher education.