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  • iConomy
    Luis Quintana: First Latino Mayor of Newark

    After winning his bid for Senator of New Jersey and once he is certified on November 5th,...

  • Celebrity News & Gossip
    Robert Rodriguez’s favorite 8 Classic Cult movies

    From classic cult movies like Rolling Thunder, An American Werewolf in London, The Hitcher, and Escape From New York, Mexican American Film Director Robert Rodriguez lists the eight classic cult films that may have been an inspiration for his own work. “All my movies, whether it’s a kid’s movie or an action...

  • Featured
    Young Voices: How can we better the lives of minimum-waged workers?

    Currently American citizens are feeling the burden of our troublesome economy forcing many to figure out a way to stay afloat. Some who are trying not to drown have taken jobs where the pay is not truly sufficient. Minimum-waged jobs are not appealing but if they are available they are snatched. The...

  • Featured
    LGBT-Identified Latinos on the rise in America

      In a new report by UCLA Williams Institute, an estimated 1.4 million of Latino adults living in America are identifying themselves as Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, or Transgender. The study was conducted to provide a socioeconomic analysis of the LGBT Latino population and couples to understand the community’s situation amongst the populace....

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    Congressmen Charles Rangel Arrested in Washington, D.C

      Yesterday, an estimated 200 people were arrested in Washington D.C when protesters blocked a main street near the Capital. Among the arrested were at least eight Democratic Members of the House including Congressman Charles Rangel. Congressman Rangel and the other arrestees were taking part in a massive rally that was aimed...

  • Featured
    PBS honors Latino Americans with Historical Documentary

      Call it perfect timing that PBS has aired a serial documentary highlighting the history of Latinos in America. The six one-hour long documentary entitled Latino Americans began at the end of September and continues into the beginning of October around the annual National Hispanic American Heritage Month.     The documentary...

  • Featured
    What does the Shutdown of our Government mean?

    Currently, if you have not noticed, the American Government has shut down. But what does that mean? Are we no longer a country? Do we no longer need to abide to laws and whatnot? Well, here’s a brief run through on what the government shut down means.   The American Shutdown of...

  • News & Politics
    Guillermo Del Toro “horrifies” The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror XXIV

    To honor the upcoming Halloween celebration, writer and director of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim Guillermo Del Toro joins up with one television show that always celebrates. Taking his talents in horror and science fiction, Del Toro designed a 2 minute and 45 second opening sequence to FOX’s The Simpsons. Known...

  • News & Politics
    Master Your Card: Oportunidad – Plan To introduce Latinos into Financial Mainstream

    With there being an estimated 52 million Latinos living in the United States, half of the 52 million are reported as living under-served when it comes to financial banking. Due to a possible fear of rejection because of their racial background, Latinos are resorting to financial services like payday lenders, check cashiers,...

  • News & Politics
    Two Latina Detectives on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

      Yesterday night FOX premiered one of its newest fall television shows called, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The half-hour cop comedy centers on a group of diverse and talented detectives who are a bit too carefree and childlike which they must quickly turn around with they receive a new captain who plans to turn...

  • News & Politics
    Ocean Salt hurting Puerto Rico? How?

      Located in the Caribbean the island of Puerto Rico would make for a wondrous getaway; especially with the chilly autumn season making its way in and the frigid winter season steadily behind it. However, the island located by a massive body of ocean may have found a negative feature. The salty...

  • News & Politics
    Kennedy Center Honors to commemorate two Latino Superstars

      Last year at the Kennedy Center Honors held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., stars Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, and Led Zeppelin were honored for being successful artists in their specific genre of entertainment. This year two Latinos will take...

  • News & Politics
    More Latinos Attending College, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

      Although enrollment into college for the year 2012 was down by half-million students across America, the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that the enrollees of Latino students attending college have increased.   In the study Latinos were not among the trend of declining trend increasing in the population of college students from...

  • Celebrity News & Gossip
    The return of a mature Xtina, Christina Aguilera’s new look

    She’s not exactly returning to her Xtina days, but for a recent Maxim issue Latina Music superstar Christina Aguilera graces the magazine showing off her new look.   The 32-year-old coach and judge of The Voice appears in the magazine wearing nothing but sultry lingerie showcasing her recent slimmed-down body. On the...

  • Celebrity News & Gossip
    #1 Box Office Film is a Spanish-Speaking Film!…Kind of.

      Usually the #1 film listed after a weekend would be from one of the top studios featuring one or a few of Hollywood’s biggest stars. But that is not the case this weekend. The hit movie this weekend was not an American film, nor was it even in English.   The...

  • News & Politics
    Largest Social Security Disability Fraud ring discovered in Puerto Rico

      One of the highest rates of fraud involving federal disability benefits has been discovered in Puerto Rico after an investigation initially started in 2009 didn’t gain more momentum until a shocking 2011 article. Back in 2011, The Wallstreet Journal reported that the largest number of people receiving Social Security disability benefits...

  • News & Politics
    Vin Diesel receives star on Walk of Fame & Debuts Family

      The 46-year-old actor has been in such films, apart from the street-racing franchise, like The Chronicles of Riddick and xXx which have warranted the action star the coveted plaque.   Yesterday, the Fast and Furious star received the honorable recognition becoming the 2,504th star to receive a star on the Walk...

  • News & Politics
    The dwindling value of Latin America’s currency

    Enduring a troublesome economic slump, South American countries are finding that the value of their currency is steadily dropping. In countries like Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela the currency of the three Latin countries are falling in comparison to the United States after the latter’s value reached a low level during the financial...

  • News & Politics
    Twitters: Latin World Leaders among the highest users of Twitter

    Since its debut back in 2006, Twitter has become a 140 character-based social media outlet that connects everyone to almost everyone. Since going online the site has introduced such phrases as “tweets” and “hashtag lingo” into our lives where it has become some day-to-day speech. From high-schoolers, to professional business men and...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: Puerto Rico progressive effort to become more Gay and Gender friendly

      Earlier this summer, Gay American citizens across America were given the long awaited right to marry and since this pivot event countries all over have been addressing laws that permit civil rights to their Gay civilians. While some countries have seemingly stepped backwards, Puerto Rico is on a progressive track forward...

  • News & Politics
    And the nominees are…

    The Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be the meeting point of the music industries finest when on August 25th 2013 when the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards takes over. Amongst such music artists like Lady GaGa, Justin Timberlake¸ and Katy Perry to name a few who will be attending the award show....

  • News & Politics
    10 year anniversary of 2003 Northeast Blackout

      This week marked the ten-year anniversary of The Northeast Blackout, a power outage that occurred along the entire northeast of the United States and parts of Canada back on August 14th, 2003. The blackout started at 4pm on August 14th, and lasted for an estimated 31 hours in New York City...

  • News & Politics
    Latinos highest users of social media networking!

      Whether its instagram, tumblr, facebook, or twitter there is only one group that’s more socially connected to the world of social media, and that group is Latinos.   According to a new report released by Pew report, “Today, social networking site use is a major activity for internet users from a...

  • News & Politics
    New York Yankees Star suspended for 211 regular-session games

    A decision came down today regarding the fate of Major League Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez regarding allegations that Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs. The MLB decided to suspended the New York Yankee player for 211 regular-season games, meaning Rodriguez will be out for the remainder of this season and the 2014 season. Rodriguez’s...