By Viviana Hurtado | 07/19/2012 - 15:00
When George Lopez in his HBO special went on a rapid-fire tirade after “getting political,” many of us didn’t get upset because our culture has desensitized us to this kind of explicit language. Whether it’s a live comedy performance or cable shows, you would think you’re in a war zone “F bombs” are dropped that often.
By Samantha Leal | 06/27/2012 - 15:00
Marc Anthony hosted a fundraiser for President Obama Tuesday night at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, performing four songs for President Obama and rallying support for his reelection, according to thewrap.com. Around 2,300 guests were present, most paying $100 per ticket.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/18/2012 - 16:00
The Supreme Court will meet sometime this week to rule on one of the most pertinent issues affecting Latinos today – health care. The high court is set to determine whether the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) drafted by President Barack Obama’s administration is unconstitutional. A ruling of five majority votes out of the nine Justices on the bench is enough to dramatically change the future of health care in the U.S.
By Samantha Leal | 06/11/2012 - 17:00
A new national poll finds that Latino voters favor President Obama with a 43-point margin over Mitt Romney. Overall, 66% of Latino registered voters were certain or leaning towards Obama, while only 23% were certain or leaning towards Romney.
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/31/2012 - 15:49
Mitt Romney needed at least 97 delegates to reach the 1,144 needed to clinch the Republican nomination, according to the Associated Press, which will be formalized at the GOP national nominating convention in Tampa, Florida. He got 105. Soon after, the Romney campaign released “A Better America Begins Toni
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/17/2012 - 15:30
With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is honing in on a Vice President to complete the Republican ticket. This process of tapping a running mate is called the “Veepstakes”—a guessing game where bets are being placed on Twitter, cable TV and even in Vegas. Of course no one but a handful of trusted advisors and family members know the short list of names the former governor of Massachusetts is really considering.
By Sugey Palomares | 01/30/2012 - 12:27
This week’s featured Inspiring Young Latina of the Week is named Samantha Garvey. The Salvadoran-American teenager has inspired her community and our nation with her determination to succeed against all odds. In December, the New York student and her family were evicted from their home and forced to live in a homeless shelter. Despite facing this challenge, Garvey maintained a 3.9 grade point average and became a semifinalist for a prestigious science competition. We are so proud of her strength, courage, and perseverance!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/25/2012 - 11:33
When President Barack Obama gave his state of the union speech on Tuesday night, Latinos played a role in the event, whether it was POTUS’s mention of immigration reform or the key (and surprising!) Latinos in the audience. Here are five Latino moments from last night's state of the union.
1. Homeless student Samantha Garvey attends the speech
By Viviana Hurtado | 11/29/2011 - 16:30
We’re less than a year out from the 2012 Presidential Election, and Latinos are poised to determine who occupies the White House! Our growing segment of the electorate may register and vote in droves (we hope)—or, unhappy with President Barack Obama’s record on job creation and immigration reform, many may choose to sit the election out.
By Adriana Rivera | 11/01/2011 - 15:45
There is no doubt that Shakira is a superstar, so finally, she will be honored with one of her own on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On November 8, the 2.354th star on the Walk will be named for the 34 year-old Colombian singer and philanthropist. She is being recognized for her achievements in the Category of Recording. The star will be located in front of the W Hollywood Hotel at the corner of Hollywood and Vine.