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All posts tagged "news and politics"

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    Protect the Taxi Drivers: New Bill proposed to protect New York City Taxi Drivers

    According to a study done by the Department of Labor, it was found that opposed to the average worker Taxi Drivers are 30 times more likely to be killed on the job. While shocking, it is understandable why taxi drivers are targeted. Known for carrying cash earned from their fares, taxi drivers...

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    Twitter Horror: Journalist’s murder revealed on Twitter by Drug Cartel

    From Facebook to Twitter these social media platforms are used by millions across the world to share personal views, insight, and thoughts in order to connect with others. While some users use these platforms merely to be funny or kill some time, some users take to the social media world in order...

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    November Elections 2014: Latinos in U.S. House expected to increase!

    While coverage over the past few days has largely been on where the Latino vote could be going, this post will look at the Latinos who could soon be entering the United States House of Representatives in the upcoming elections. While there are current Latinos preparing to take high positions within the...

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    To the Motherland: Gov. Cuomo campaigns in the Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico to earn Latino votes stateside

    With the November Elections steadily approaching, politicians across the country are hitting the ground hard in order to draw in votes before the polls open on November 5th. And as candidates hit various communities in order to win support, there is one particular community among them all that’s becoming the key constitutes...

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    First–of hopefully many–Latino nominated to U.S. Court of Federal Claims

    For Armando Bonilla becoming the first Hispanic to be nominated into the United States Court of Federal Claims is an opportunity that is truly awarded for him and for other Hispanics with dreams of entering law and politics. “As exciting as it is to be the first Hispanic to achieve something, my...

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    Where Are They? 43 Student-Teachers Missing in Mexico; Mayor may be connected

    Back on Wednesday, thousands of people took to the streets within 19 states of Mexico to take part in a protest. The protest wasn’t against to the drug-war currently plaguing the country, issues with the government, but the protest was in-response to the disappearance—and now suspected murders—of 43 student-teachers from the Mexican...

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    Unemployment Rate for Latinos Declines!

    While times may still be hard for most Americans it appears things may be getting a bit—a very small, miniature—easier for some Americans as the unemployment rate within the country decreases. According to recent statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate within the country...

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    Failing to Pull the Latino Vote: Democrats could face losses this upcoming Election

    Earlier this week, I talked about the recent issue regarding Latinos and the possibility of some who can vote and who are eligible to register to vote will forgo voting in the upcoming elections. To continue this discussion, I want to look at what will happen if Latinos choose to remain away...

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    Will they or won’t they? Will there be even more Latinos voting this upcoming election?

    Back in January of this year, National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Mi Familia Vota came together for a $5 million dollar register-by-mail campaign in hopes of persuading Latinos to empower themselves with the power of the vote. However, with the November elections drawing closer it appears that the two Latino...

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    25 Years Later – NYC awards Central Park Five $41 Million after wrongful conviction

    It’s become one of New York City’s most infamous cases of injustice, and now after twenty-five long years it seems some form of justice will be given to the Central Park Five due to a recent court settlement in a case that was started two years ago. A case started after a...

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    Issue in Silicon Valley: Hispanic Service Workers suffer from low wages

    Silicon Valley, the Southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, and the home to the world’s largest technology corporations like Apple. In-addition, it is a place where thousands of small startup companies go to because it is known for being the land of opportunity. However, within these companies...

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    The Prison Pandemic among Youth

    The general idea of the prison system is that it is a place where those who stray away from following the social norms of society and commit crimes go to in order to reform. However, for some who do go to prison the very structure no longer follows that intention. Now, as...

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    Death at Home: Migrant Children face Violence & Death if deported back

    In order to escape the hardship or violence currently existing in their country, there are more children making the long trek from South America into the U.S. However, despite their efforts to obtain a better, safer life these immigrant children are being deported right back to where they came from. And sadly,...

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    Latino Stars & Politicians get involved in the ALS Icebucket Challenge!

    From Ricky Martin to Jennifer Lopez, from Selena Gomez to Eva Longoria, from Carlos Vives to Thalia, and Alex Sensation to Daddy Yankee all these Latino superstars can now say they know what it’s like to have a bucket of ice filled water dumped onto them, but not in a bad way...

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    A Husband’s quest to solve the sudden disappearance of Salvadoran Mother and Wife

    For the last two years, the only thing Luis Fuentes has of his wife is the remembrance of her voice since her sudden disappearance when she was trying to cross the border into Texas. In those two years since her disappearance, Fuentes refuses to give up on his continuing quest which has...

  • News & Politics
    Young Latino Activist Group Honored in New York City

    Within several cities in America throughout the 1960s and 1970s, a Latino group known as the Young Lords fought for social justice for Latinos living in the country and for the independence of Puerto Rico. Due to their historical contribution to the Latino community during the civil rights era, a street located...

  • News & Politics
    Social Connectivity: Facebook page aims to connect hundreds of Mexicans living in NYC

    For most living in a large city like New York City it may be hard to find others to connect to who share similar interests. With the expansion of the online world connecting us all and the creation of social media sites this hard find to connect has lessen some. Finding others...

  • News & Politics
    New Jersey Latino fights to keep Immigrants from deporting

    With the number of immigrants being detained and then deported today, many organizations are trying to combat the deportations and help immigrants who are facing them. For Christian Zamudio his life as a social organizer began when he fought to save his father from being deported, and now he fights for others...

  • News & Politics
    New Project Launched to Help Detained Latino Children Immigrants

    Two weeks ago, the Californian town named Murrieta gained national attention in America after its residents showed how intense the immigration debate is getting in this country. When buses containing immigrant detainees were scheduled to drop them off at a local holding facility, the townspeople protested and blocked them. According to the...

  • News & Politics
    Latinos participate in New Jersey’s new bike ride initiative Passaic Pedal EA

    You can call it a social network on wheels that’s going on in Passaic, New Jersey thanks to a new initiative called Passaic Pedal EA. In order to help various members of the community and ethnic groups integrate into the city in order to unite everyone into a community. According to their...

  • Entertainment
    Jay-Z and Beyonce “On The Run” at MetLife Stadium

    We definitely felt the heat when the blazzin’ couple of Jay-Z and Beyonce brought “On The Run”...

  • Entertainment
    Detained Immigrant Children and Families from Latin America incite protests in California

    Last Tuesday, the center stage concerning how intense the Immigration debate in this country is getting was the Californian town of Murrieta. When Homeland Security buses carrying children and family migrant workers to a detainment facility located in the town, the buses were forced to leave after being met by protesters demanding...

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    The problem with Relying on the Latino Vote – Rangel vs. Espaillat

    It was supposed to be the election race that could have put the first Dominican-American into congress, however the result of last Tuesday’s primary election disproved many political analysts and quieted any hopeful Latinos of such a change and accomplishment. Most believed that State Senator Adriano D. Espaillat would win the seat...

  • Entertainment
    Why are people protesting Popular New York City Hispanic Newspaper?

    Last Thursday, more than 40 protestors gathered outside the One MetroTech Center in Brooklyn after the city’s largest and oldest Spanish-language magazine, El Diario laid off 12 employees. The firings created a controversy since El Diario’s parent company impreMedia are accused of breaking the contract workers and not providing any severance packages...

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