By Amaris Castillo | 06/14/2013 - 10:18
Once again, Sebastien De La Cruz sang the national anthem on Thursday night – the same song that brought him a flood of racist sentiments on social media earlier this week. Introduced by San Antonio’s mayor Julian Castro, the adorable 11-year-old mariachi singer sang the patriotic anthem again during Game 4 of the NBA Finals, complete with a traditional mariachi outfit.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/13/2013 - 17:50
Sebastien De La Cruz has spoken out about the flood of racist comments made about him during his recent national anthem performance. As the 11-year-old Mexican American mariachi singer belted out the patriotic song before Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Heart and the Spurs, some Twitter users began to spew racial slurs and ant-Latino sentiments about him.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/11/2013 - 17:55
East Hampton High is a school with a small community of about 900 students. In an area where many who are economically comfortable have lived, a new population is on the rise -- the poorer Latino. This economic divide has had a serious affect on the students.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/04/2013 - 16:26
The abortion debate was shaken to its core this week after a Salvadoran woman’s pregnancy found itself at the center of great controversy. The ill 22-year-old (known only as Beatriz to protect her identity) had asked courts in El Salvador for – and been denied – an abortion because of her high-risk pregnancy. Abortion is banned in El Salvador, as well as in many other areas of Latin America.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/15/2013 - 11:22
The movement for same-sex marriage in the U.S. took a promising turn after President Obama’s endorsement earlier this year (the first sitting President to do so), but petitions have also flooded in by state opponents who prefer for the institution of marriage to only include heterosexual unions.
Despite their protests, gay rights continue to become questioned and challenged nationwide.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/10/2013 - 11:35
Latinos are enrolling into college more than ever. According to a Pew Research Center analysis, a record seven out of ten (or 69%) of Latino high school graduates enrolled into college during fall 2012. In contrast, the results are 2% higher than non-Hispanic whites and 6% higher than African Americans.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/10/2013 - 10:09
Yes, Zoë Saldaña is Latina. But that doesn’t mean her ethnicity inspires her for every role she tackles.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/08/2013 - 15:17
According to a new study, many Latinos admit they are less likely to report crimes because local police are more involved in enforcing immigration laws, which has led to an increase in deportations. Over 2,000 Latinos in major cities including, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix were surveyed over telephone for the report titled, Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement.
By Kamren Curiel | 05/02/2013 - 12:41
The Plan B debate continues after the Food and Drug Administration approved over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive for women 15 and older on Tuesday, sparking beef on both sides of the issue.
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 04/30/2013 - 19:34
Think all Americans have been equally affected by the Recession? Think again...
A new report by the Urban Institute reveals that Americans are not all equally affected by the recession and that Blacks and Hispanics have been hit harder than whites.