By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/26/2011 - 11:37
Latinos must organize at the community level in order to better education while the federal government has to start considering factors outside education when it comes to figuring out how to curb the Latino dropout rate, said a panel of education activists and experts—including two Congressmen—at the National Council of La Raza’s annual conference.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/25/2011 - 10:16
Eva Longoria is already busy filming the eighth season of her hit ABC show, Desperate Housewives, but the Mexican actress still found time to attend the National Council of La Raza’s annual conference in Washington D.C. on Sunday.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/23/2011 - 12:45
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) and others introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Wednesday that would require the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country to register with the government and would strengthen border security and worksite enforcement while proposing tougher penalties for misuse of social security numbers.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/07/2010 - 09:07
Although we can't be there to support the vigils being held across the country for the DREAM Act Day of Action organized by the National Council of La Raza today, we wanted to be sure that you have all the information you need to know about this key bill.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/05/2010 - 18:30
The National Council of La Raza has called for Tuesday, December 7, 2010 to be a day of action in support of the DREAM act. Many believe that a vote will come to congress this week regarding this legislation, which aims to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented youth.
By Lee Hernandez | 11/18/2010 - 08:35
Latina.com has the exclusive scoop on what is going on with the Alma Awards this year and it’s not good news. The awards normally air every fall and honor the positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field. But don’t hold your breath this year, because they are not being broadcast in 2010.
"Unfortunately, we’re not doing the [ALMA’s] this year," said Delia de la Vara, one of the producers of the show, and the Vice President of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).
By Grace Bastidas | 10/20/2010 - 17:00
R-E-S-P-E-C-T means a lot to multi-culti band Ozomatli, so much so that the U.S. cultural ambassadors released a bilingual song titled “Respeto” encouraging Latinos to stand up and get to the polls during November’s midterm elections. The track is part of the National Council of La Raza’s Vote for Respect campaign, a call-to-action spurred on by the economic crisis and the anti-immigrant and anti-Latino climate plaguing the United States.
By Yuliana Gomez | 06/01/2009 - 18:00
Our what-the-heck-are-they-thinking news of the day: Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor continues to be attacked by the conservative right, this time by former Colorado Representative and one-time presidential nominee Tom Tancredo. On Rick Sanchez’s CNN show last week, Tancredo attacked Judge Sotomayor for a snippet of a quote from a 2001 lecture given at a conference at UC Berkeley, calling the judge a racist and criticizing her association with the NCLR, which he likened to “a Latino KKK without the hoods or the nooses.”
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