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Woman And Two Children Murdered After NYPD Failed To Translate Police Report
By Cristina Arreola | 02/21/2014 - 09:59

A woman and her two children were brutally murdered by her ex-husband -- even after the woman submitted a police report to the NYPD, informing them that she feared for her life.


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1 in 5 Latinos Have Personally Experienced Discrimination, Study Finds
1 in 5 Latinos Have Personally Experienced Discrimination, Study Finds
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 16:02

According to a new survey released by the Pew Research Center, one in five Latinos say they have personally experienced discrimination. This study was released to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, and chronicles what American's think about race relations and Martin Luther King's dream.


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'The Bachelor' Discrimination Lawsuit Dismissed
By Samantha Leal | 10/16/2012 - 10:24

The lawsuit filed in April against ABC and the production companies responsible for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette has been dismissed, reports Fox News Latino.


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Former Univision Exec Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Former Employer
By Samantha Leal | 08/07/2012 - 09:59

A lawsuit against Univision claims that a (now-deceased) CEO ridiculed a Latino executive's accent, complained about her age, paid her less than other senior-level executives and then fired her in 2008 without a work-related cause, reports the Huffington Post.


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Key Parts of Alabama Immigration Law Stand
By Fox News Latino | 09/29/2011 - 16:00

A federal judge refused to block key parts of Alabama's immigration law on Wednesday, which some call the nation's toughest, including a measure that requires immigration status checks of public school students.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn, appointed by Republican President George H.W. Bush, wrote in her 115-page opinion that some parts of the law are in conflict with federal statutes, but others aren't.


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Immigrant Woman Forced to Give Birth While Shackled
By Latino Voices | 09/21/2011 - 14:15

"When I was in bed, I was begging the sheriff, 'Please let me free— at least one hand,' and he said, no, he didn't want to," Juana Villegas said in an interview with a local Nashville television station. She was describing the experience of being shackled to her hospital bed as she went into labor. Villegas gave birth in the sheriff's custody, after she was stopped by local police while driving without a valid license.


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Our Reproductive Health Under Attack: How a New Bill Would Affect Latinas
By Grace Bastidas | 03/10/2011 - 18:11

Politicians have been waging a war against women across the country, pushing an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood and other free or low-cost clinics vital for our reproductive health. The amendment has already made it past the House of Representatives and could go even further if U.S. Representative Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who introduced the amendment, has his way. We talked to Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, deputy director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), to find out how this would impact us directly.


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Apple's 5 Most Racist iPhone Applications
Apple's 5 Most Racist iPhone Applications
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/04/2011 - 15:00

Sometimes it feels like Apple approves its apps in an utterly random way. Example: Apple once rejected an app by a prize-winning political cartoonist on the basis that it “ridiculed public officials,” yet approved Baby Shaker, in which users shook their iPhones until a digital baby died (it was pulled after complaints). So maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised by all the racist apps Apple has given the green light too.

Check out our list of five of the worst offenders.

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Murderers of Luis Ramirez Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison
By Mariela Rosario | 02/23/2011 - 17:49

The young men convicted of murdering Luis Ramirez by ruthlessly beating him in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania on July 12, 2008 were finally sentenced today, more than two years after the fatal beating.


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