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Are Latinos Making the Grade in Higher Ed?
Are Latinos Making the Grade in Higher Ed?
By Sally Mercedes | 02/24/2012 - 11:00

There are new stats out on Latinos in higher education and ... well ... do you want the good news or the bad news?

Let's start with the good news: There are now more Latinos earning their bachelor's degrees. In 2001, 11.1% of adult Latinos had a degree and that number grew to 14.1% in 2011. That's a good jump for 10 years, so it's certainly something to be proud of.

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Pew Reports
Study Shows Latino Youth Population Is Growing At a Higher Rate Than Non-Latinos
By Sugey Palomares | 02/23/2012 - 14:41

Results from the 2010 U.S. Census previously noted that Latinos make up for 16% of the population, but new information highlights exactly why those numbers have increased at such a high rate.

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Election 2012: El Record de Mitt Romney
Election 2012: Based on His Record, Will You Vote for Mitt Romney?
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/23/2012 - 10:12

Mitt Romney’s main campaign message is “Restore America,” specifically by growing the U.S. economy and creating jobs.  He argues that he is the leader who can accomplish this goal because of his experience as a political and business leader.  So how did this Republican presidential nominee hopeful do when he ran a state, an Olympics, and a company?  Based on his record, could he be a better President than Barack Obama?

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Time Magazine Says: Latinos Will Pick the Next President
Time Magazine Says: Latinos Will Pick the Next President
By Sugey Palomares | 02/23/2012 - 09:38

Two powerful words adorn the latest Time Magazine cover related to Election 2012 - “Yo Decido” (“I Decide”). The cover story’s symbolic headline, accompanied by a montage of Latino headshots, reveals the importance of the Latino vote. The piece written by Michael Scherer especially zooms in on Arizona’s primary elections taking place Feb.

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Racist Teens
WATCH: Racist Cuban Teen Forced To Leave School And Apologize For Hateful YouTube Video
By Sugey Palomares | 02/22/2012 - 15:47

Two racist teens, including a half-Cuban student, are suffering the backlash of producing a xenophobic video about African Americans. The girls have been asked to leave Gainesville High School in Florida and apologize to their community and fellow peers. In the video that lasts about 15 minutes, the girls make hurtful comments like, "You can understand what we are saying, our accents, we use actual words. Black people do not."

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Election 2012: Can Barack Obama Run On His Record With Latino Voters?
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/15/2012 - 10:50

Is our country headed in the right direction?  That’s the question millions of voters are asking themselves. The answer will mean re-election--four more years--for Barack Obama or becoming a “one term” President if his still-to-be-named Republican challenger wins. We decided to take a look at the President’s major achievements and failures, so Latinas can make the best decision when they go to the polls in November.

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Proposition 8
California Court Deems Proposition 8 "Unconstitutional"
By Sugey Palomares | 02/07/2012 - 15:03

Many opposing the Prop 8 bill are celebrating a victorious win in the justice system. The federal appeals court overturned Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, today in California. The decision was made nearly four years after the ban was passed.

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Mitt Romney
UPDATE: Mitt Romney Clarifies 'Very Poor' Comment
By Sugey Palomares | 02/03/2012 - 12:53

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is charging into damage-control-mode after making the shocking statement about ‘not being concerned’ for the lower class American population. During an interview with CNN, Romney, 64, declared, "I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.

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6 Black Latinas Making A Difference
6 Afro-Latinas Who Are Changing the World!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/02/2012 - 11:48

When it comes to being valued, appreciated, or even recognized as part of the 50 million Hispanics in the country, Afro-Latinas have come a long way and still have a ways to go. Whether they are activists who work to spread awareness, business professionals blazing a trail in their field or celebs who make a difference just by being on the A-list, in honor of Black History Month we're taking a look at a few Afro-Latinas who are at the forefront of the fight.

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Study: Undocumented Hispanics Vacate 80,000 Jobs in Alabama
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/02/2012 - 10:47

Alabama’s immigration law, considered the toughest in the country, has come at a high price for the state, according to a new study.

A cost-benefit analysis by a University of Alabama economist estimates that the crackdown, begun in June, meant that undocumented Hispanics vacated some 80,000 jobs, costing the state’s economy up to $10.8 billion.

The vacated jobs also meant that Alabama lost up to $264.5 million in state sales and income taxes, and some $93.1 million in lost city and county sales taxes, the study said.

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