Tag: Hispanic

Latinas need access to contraception

Latinas need access to contraception
Latina teenagers have the highest birth rate of all racial and ethnic groups in the United States. It is estimated that 52 percent of Latinas in the United States will become pregnant at  least once by the age of 20. So access to contraception and birth control are issues that matter to Latina women. Nobody... 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 »

Obama and Romney fear losing Latino voters

Obama and Romney fear losing Latino voters
Now that the debates are over it’s time to decide who to vote for. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pulled ahead with his debate performances and the presidential race is neck and neck. Both candidates know that in several states Latino voters can make all the difference. President Obama told the Des Moines Register that... Read more »
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Latino voters will be key in this election

Latino voters will be key in this election
On Wednesday, President Obama and Mitt Romney will have their first debate. Time is running out if you need to register to vote. It is especially important for Latino and African-American voters who have seen a decline in voter registration nationally. According to the Washington Post, voter registration was down among these two groups by... Read more »

Julian Castro, a Latino Obama?

Julian Castro, a Latino Obama?
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday night. In doing so, he made history becoming the first Latino to address the convention in the keynote role. His speech evoked a young Barack Obama when he was the convention keynoter in 2004. He made... Read more »

Could we have a Latino president? President Obama thinks so.

Could we have a Latino president? President Obama thinks so.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that in his lifetime we could see a Latino president. “I am absolutely certain that within my lifetime we will have a Latino candidate for president who is very competitive and may win. Just look at the demographics,” Obama told a group of Latino journalists who asked questions from Latino... Read more »
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A Grinch stole computers from Pilsen arts program; help with a Christmas donation

Photo from Pros Arts Studio of former computer lab. A Grinch stole 14 computers from a community arts program in the Pilsen neighborhood last weekend. Now Pros Arts Studios,  a nonprofit that has helped thousands of youth and families in Chicago since 1978, is raising funds so they can purchase new equipment and software. “There... Read more »

Luis Gutierrez's work on immigration reform is more important than running for mayor of Chicago

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez I have to say I was shocked to hear that U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez will not run for mayor of Chicago. In a speech Thursday at the University of Illinois at Chicago the congressman announced his decision not to run. He stated that his commitment to push for immigration reform in... Read more »

I walked into a Tea Party protest in New Mexico

The Tea Party people used Tax Day to rally across the country. I’m in New Mexico this week for a board meeting of women journalists (JAWS) and in Santa Fe I stumbled upon a Tea Party protest. It’s interesting that in a state the Census shows is almost 45 percent Hispanic and almost 10 percent... Read more »
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According to the U.S. Census, I can be Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, Mexican-American. But I'm also "some other race."

I am “some other race.” That’s what I checked on the U.S. Census form I mailed in last week. You see according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the races you can select from on the form are white, black, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, (for which they provide a long list, including Chinese, Filipino, Japanese,... Read more »