Posts tagged "Latinos"

Latino voices highlighted at Obama's inauguration

Latino voices highlighted at Obama's inauguration
Latinos played a visible role at President Obama’s inauguration Monday and the president also recognized immigrants and DREAM Act youth in his speech. “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers... Read more »

Why Latinos support Obama's health care plan

Why Latinos support Obama's health care plan
Nearly one in three Latinos in the United States does not have health insurance. Latinos must certainly consider this fact as they examine the health care policies of the two presidential candidates. There has been considerable criticism about President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. But it will ensure that millions more people have access to health... Read more »

Latinos react to Russell Pearce recall

Latinos react to Russell Pearce recall
Politicians who think that railing against immigrants will get them elected or keep them in office should remember this name: Russell Pearce. Pearce, was the Arizona state senator behind that state’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, that generated worldwide attention. He was voted out of office Tuesday night. Pearce lost to another Republican, Jerry Lewis.... Read more »
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Maria Hinojosa spoke to women journalists at JAWS10

Photo by Michael Para from npr.org Maria Hinojosa is one of the best-known Latina journalists in the United States and she was the keynote speaker at the Journalism & Women Symposium, JAWS 2010 conference, held this past weekend in Texas. Hinojosa is anchor and managing editor of “Latino USA” on National Public Radio. She previously... Read more »

Telling Latinos, "Don't Vote" is screwed up

Campaign season is heating up but there is a group out there telling Latinos not to vote. Latinos for Reform, headed by Robert Deposada, a conservative political consultant, has made ads in Spanish and English telling Latinos not to vote because President Obama and other Democrats have not followed through on their promise to pass... Read more »

Meg Whitman wants to be California governor but the former eBay exec is taking heat for employing an undocumented housekeeper

It sounds like the plot of a telenovela. Powerful conservative businesswoman running for political office. Poor immigrant maid has a secret. She’s undocumented. And she used to work for the businesswoman. There’s a crusading lawyer too. Well this isn’t the latest plot line from a Telemundo soap opera. It’s the real-life political drama playing out... Read more »
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Puente and Obejas discuss mayoral race and Latinos on Chicago Tonight

A few weeks ago I asked the question on my blog, could Chicago elect its first Latino mayor? I discussed this topic on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight Tuesday along with author and Vocalo blogger Achy Obejas. You can link to our interview with Elizabeth Brackett here. There are now four possible Latino candidates, City Clerk Miguel... Read more »

If Randy Parraz wins Arizona Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, he could face John McCain

There is one race to watch in Arizona’s Tuesday primary. Randy Parraz is the only Latino Democrat in the entire country running for the U.S. Senate. If he defeats his Democratic opponent in today’s primary, he could wind up facing longtime Republican senator and former presidential candidate John McCain in the general election. “I could... Read more »

Blackhawks victory and World Cup should inspire more diversity in sports

The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup and now the World Cup is about to begin. It’s a little crazy to follow all this for a sports novice like myself. But I’m so happy the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup after 49 years and to see how such a victory brings together people of all backgrounds.... Read more »
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Sun-Times series Nuevo Chicago doesn't make up for ignoring Latinos the rest of the year

I read the Sun-Times series “Nuevo Chicago. How young Hispanics are reshaping the region” with great interest. I commend reporters Kara Spak, Dave Newbart and Laura Emerick for  reporting on this three-day series that wrapped up Monday. But three days of coverage of the Latino community does not go far enough. Latinos account for more... Read more »