By Samantha Leal | 01/22/2013 - 11:12
The 2013 Presidential Inauguration weekend was a momentous occasion – and a hugely significant one for us! From the first Latino inaugural poet to the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice swearing in Vice President Biden, Latinos took center stage and a more prominent role in Obama’s second inauguration. Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments of the weekend.
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/21/2013 - 10:59
I had to get "celebrity-ready" to work my first red carpet at the Latino Inaugural Ball at the Kennedy Center.
Miss Texas hair. Check.
Photographer extraordinaire Tricia O. Ortiz. Check.
By Kamren Curiel | 01/09/2013 - 13:34
There’s no doubt about Latinos impact on last year’s election—we made up a historical 10% of the electorate—which is why President Obama chose avid supporter Eva Longoria to co-chair his presidential inauguration events at the Kennedy Center.
By Samantha Leal | 11/15/2012 - 15:22
Uh oh. News outlets are reporting that Mitt Romney told a group of donors that Barack Obama won because of ‘gifts’ to Latinos, blacks and young voters, including health insurance and help with college loans, “amnesty” for children of undocumented immigrants and free contraception, reports NBC Latino.
By Samantha Leal | 11/15/2012 - 12:55
An analysis of poll data reveals that young Latinas were among the biggest supporters of Obama in the election, reports Fox News Latino. Both young Latinas and black women were largely representative in the voting group between the ages of 18 and 29.
By Sugey Palomares | 11/14/2012 - 16:28
President Barack Obama addressed the nation and reporters during his first press conference, since winning his reelection campaign against Mitt Romney, earlier today. Obama couldn’t avoid questions regarding the Gen. David Petraeus controversy, the nation’s fiscal cliff, immigration and the Latino vote.
By Dolores Prida | 11/14/2012 - 14:49
Are your ears ringing? Is your cell phone buzzing? Got lots of texting inviting you to the prom? Any flowers and candy yet?
With the tremendous role the Latino vote played in last week’s presidential election, the courting has begun for next time around. All of a sudden, after being bullied for years, we are the most popular girl in high school.
By Samantha Leal | 11/09/2012 - 21:43
Latino voters turned out in record numbers for the election this year, helping to decide key races in states like Colorado, Nevada, Massachusetts and Texas. In a column for The Daily Beast, actress and activist America Ferrera voices her pride on the Latino voter turnout, but also stresses the need for continued engagement.