By Adriana Rivera | 06/16/2011 - 09:00
Latinos are being targeted by the TSA and other airport security at Newark Liberty International Airport.
According to New Jersey’s Star-Ledger newspaper, a recent TSA report stated, “Mexican and Dominican passengers were singled out for scrutiny of their travel documents as an easy way to drive up the number of referrals by Newark's (behavior detection officer) unit so that it would appear productive.”
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 Irasema Romero | 04/15/2011 - 15:37
In the final day of the legislative session, Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that if signed by Republican Governor Nathan Deal may become one of the toughest anti-immigration measures imposed by a state.
Similar to last year’s Arizona law, the HB87 would allow enforcement officials to verify immigration status of certain investigation suspects. CNN.com also reports that people caught working with fake documents could receive fines of up to $250,000 and be sentence to 15 years in prison.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/14/2011 - 12:15
During a revealing interview at Northwestern University School of Law last week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor admitted that she felt personally attacked at times during her Senate confirmation hearings in 2009.
By Irasema Romero | 03/10/2011 - 12:50
— Celeb couples have the same fights we do! Nicole Richie and Joel Madden recently had a little dispute over Twitter regarding $3,000 pillows. "Do you ever look at your credit card bill and ask your wife how the hell she could spend 3 thousand dollars on pillows? I do. PILLOWS!" the Good Charlotte singer tweeted, to which Richie responded, “That's why I ignore your calls.” Hahahaha!
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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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.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/23/2011 - 15:35
A new Arizona immigration bill that some have called “SB 1070 on steroids” took its first step towards becoming law when it was approved by a key state legistative committee on Tuesday night. SB 1611, one of two immigration bills passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee, squeaked by with a 7-6 vote. It will now go up to the full state Senate for vote.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/23/2011 - 09:00
UPDATE: Yesterday, February 22, Shawna Forde recieved the death sentence for her role in the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father Raul. After four hours of deliberation over two days, the jury handed down a death sentence against Forde, 43. Forde's acoomplices will go on trial later this year.
By Lourdes Medrano | 02/15/2011 - 18:05
Arizona lawmakers are continuing their push this week to deny automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants. Senator Ron Gould (R-AZ) recently called off the vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee because he believed the bill would have been defeated, but more receptive legislators are expected to again take up the agenda this week. The goal is to force the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider whether the 14th Amendment truly guarantees citizenship to such children.