By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/23/2013 - 11:20
Two East Haven, Connecticut police officers have been found guilty of violating the civil rights of Latinos living in the town.
According to The New York Times, Dennis Spaulding and David Cari were found guilty on Monday of conspiracy, false arrest, excessive force and obstruction of justice. The officers would stop and harrass Latinos, handcuff them, and sometimes even punch and kick them while handcuffed.
By Cristina Arreola | 09/26/2013 - 11:34
Dolores Huerta, who has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to defending the human rights of Hispanic workers , still believes that Latinos in the United States have a “long road” to travel to reach equality in government, politics, and everyday life.
By Cristina Arreola | 09/18/2013 - 13:08
Now here's some good advice: Cesar Chavez’s oldest son, Fernando Chavez, spoke some words of wisdom as the honored guest at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday.
He recalled his father, a civil rights icon, telling him and his eight siblings: “Once you’re educated, nobody can take that way from you.”
By Samantha Leal | 08/26/2013 - 12:32
On the fifieth anniversary of the historic March on Washington, which culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech", Latino leaders took a stand to call for civil rights for Hispanics.
By Samantha Leal | 03/27/2013 - 10:32
As the Supreme Court hears arguments to decide the fate of marriage equality, including the fate of Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriages in California, a number of Facebook users have changed their profile pictures to a red image featuring an equal sign. But what's this all about?
Turns out, it's the red version of the Human Rights Campaign logo, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The group posted the red logo on its Facebook page Tuesday morning and called for others to adopt the image in support of marriage equality.
By Samantha Leal | 11/14/2012 - 12:23
There may be one more roadblock for conservatives trying to woo Latino voters -- Latino voters are more likely than the electorate in general to support gay marriage, according to exit polls reported by ABC News. The poll shows that the Latino population may play an important role in the expanding of legalized gay marriage across the country, reports the Huffington Post.
By Fox News Latino | 06/30/2011 - 15:30
First New York, now Brazil.
Just days after New York passed gay marriage, a Brazilian judge has approved what is apparently the South American nation's first gay marriage. Sao Paulo state judge Fernando Henrique Pinto says he has ruled that two men can convert their civil union into a marriage.
By Johanna Ferreira | 05/17/2011 - 16:18
On Sunday, legendary guitar God Carlos Santana was given the Beacon of Change award before the Atlanta Braves played their fifth annual Civil Rights Game.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/04/2011 - 11:09
She was a civil rights hero at age 8, a Rosa Parks before Rosa Parks whose struggle to end school segregation is still shockingly little known by the public, but nevertheless inspired a postal stamp. At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sylvia Mendez will receive an even bigger honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award given by the commander in chief. If there was ever a reason to watch a live stream of White House event (at whitehouse.gov/live), this is it.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2010 - 11:00
The failure to address immigration reform and, more specifically, the DREAM Act, may backfire miserably on both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion on Tuesday to vote for closure on the DREAM Act, essentially forcing Congress to bring the debate to an end and put the bill up for a legislative consideration.