By Samantha Leal | 10/16/2012 - 15:00
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is pushing for ID cards for immigrants, which would give them access to city services including a bank account, reports the Huffington Post.
"It will be an official ID," Villaraigosa said. "It will be as strong an effort as San Francisco's."
By Sugey Palomares | 10/10/2012 - 13:00
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
By Samantha Leal | 10/01/2012 - 18:00
The global human rights organization Breakthrough has released a short film titled "The Call," seeking to bring to light the tough choices that many immigrant women find themselves making -- such as reporting abuse or keeping their families safe.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/25/2012 - 10:20
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Hispanic media network Telemundo and the bipartisan non-profit Voto Latino have joined forces along with the United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to make sure an estimated 25.6 million Latinos are prepared to rock the polls in November.
By Sally Mercedes | 09/24/2012 - 18:00
Although Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are both courting Latino voters in this year's election (now less than two months away!), a new study by civil rights organization The Advancement Project indicates that there may a problem in that plan. Because of voter ID laws and registration policies in 23 states, more than 10 million Latino citizens could be deterred from registering to vote or getting to the polls on Election Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.