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All posts tagged "news and politics"

  • Entertainment
    Did Latinos vote in First Dominican-American Congressman? Is Charles B. Rangel Out?

    Despite State Senator Adriano Espaillat putting up yet another intense challenge, but it seems like New Yorkers have made their decision and have decided to grant Representative Charles B. Rangel the privilege of keeping his seat. Last night, Rangel appears to have been voted into Congress representing the the 13th Congressional District...

  • Entertainment
    Heavenly Pulpo Paul Graces GOOGLE to celebrate 2014 FIFA World Cup

    In order to commemorate the 2014 FIFA World Cup and one of its noticeable celebrities, GOOGLE has changed its logo to a doodle which pays homage to the departed Pulpo Paul, also known as the “psychic” Octopus who has been known for predicting the winners of the soccer matches. Paul the Octopus...

  • Social Issues
    Celebrating Puerto Rican Pride: The 57th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade

    Considered to be the event to kick off summer events, The 57th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade dominated 5th avenue on Sunday. One of New York City’s cultural celebration of one of the largest population of people, the Puerto Rican Day Parade was attended by hundreds of thousands of Boricuas living in...

  • News & Politics
    The Voting Power of Dominicanos!

      The 2012 Presidential Elections was important in more ways than just one. While it saw to the re-election of America’s first African-American President Barack Obama, the elections also highlighted a very interesting development in this country. The elections spotlighted the growing population of Latinos who live in this country and how...

  • Social Issues
    Undocumented Hispanic Youth Face College Roadblock

    With graduation steadily approaching, many students throughout New York State are not only celebrating an end to 12 years or so of educational hard work but are also prepping to embark on a new educational journey as they ready themselves for college. However, there are a selected many who—while they themselves want...

  • Social Issues
    Latino Family Protests 9/11 Museum

    On the morning of September 11th, 2001 a series of coordinated terrorist attacks took place involving planes that struck areas in Virginia at the Pentagon, a field located in Pennsylvania—where passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 were able to thwart the designated target—and in New York City which saw the fall of...

  • News & Politics
    Cinco de Mayo Flub: Latinos Upset with MSNBC program over insult

    Not particularly a holiday celebrated by most, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that does mean something to Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in this country. So when reporting on the holiday yesterday, MSNBC may have taken it too far when trying to cover the holiday on its morning program. During its segment on...

  • Social Issues
    Is Being Latino Positive or Negative in the Work Force?

    In America, the Latino population is on the rise. In the 2012 Presidential elections millions of Latinos came out and made their voices heard when we re-elected President Barack Obama. Since the elections politicians, companies, and various other types of business ventures have changed their target to attracting Latinos to them because...

  • News & Politics
    Fight against censorship: The Latino President vs. Ecuadorean Americans

    Since becoming president in 2006, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is steadily becoming known as the tyrant with a smile. On Capitol Hill, Correa has been referred to as a tyrant with an “irresponsible tongue” that abuses his power within his country. As president of Ecuador, Correa has used his power to stifle...

  • Social Issues
    Still Waiting: East Harlem Residents await help after explosion

    On March 12th, 2014 eight East Harlem residents lost their lives, an estimated 70 people were injured and dozens of families were displaced when a supposed gas leak resulted in an explosion that leveled two residential buildings. A month has passed since the East Harlem explosion and since then the community has...

  • News & Politics
    “Home” Father and Daughter Singers are Back! And singing for a personal and social cause!

    Four years ago, Jorge Narvaez and his daughter Alexa became internet sensations due to their cover of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’s “Home”. In 2010, the father and daughter singing duo uploaded their late night jamming session to his Youtube account which garnered the pair instant national TV attention on both...

  • News & Politics
    One Week Later: Did Latinos come out for Obamacare?

    Last week, President Barack Obama saw a victory for his Affordable Care Act aptly namedObamacare when it exceeded its goal of 7 million enrollees at the midnight deadline on March 31st, 2014. On April 1st, President Obama announced that 7.1 million people had enrolled in the program and have received coverage. However,...

  • News & Politics
    Common Core Exams: Harming or Helping students of New York?

    Identified as being a set of high quality academic standards in both Mathematics and English language arts, the Common Core exams are given to students to determine they have learned necessary skills associated to their grade at the end of each grade year. The Common Core initiative is aimed at ensuring that...

  • News & Politics
    The Obama Legacy Project: Latino Groups launch project to save President Obama’s legacy before it is ruined

    It’s been about a year since President Barack Obama stood within a high-school auditorium and declared the “Time is Now“ for immigration reform in this country. However, since last January the efforts to make any changes to the country’s immigration policies have not made any significant accomplishments. While the attempt to reform...

  • Entertainment
    Recap Mayor’s Roundtable

    Thursday morning I was able to sit in and participate in a discussion at the Mayor’s Roundtable....

  • Leadership
    Latinas Represent: National Latino Groups mobilize to get more Latinas into Politics

    Of the estimated 7,000 state senators and representatives and about 2% of members of Congress who hold office to represent all in our nation, only 1% of our represented officials are Latinas. This one percent is shocking considering there is an estimated 25 million Latinas who live in the United States of...

  • News & Politics
    Countdown to Affordable Healthcare: Latinos highest among the uninsured

    March 31st is a significant day for President Barack Obama and his administration. It marks the deadline for registration for the Affordable Care Act and whether or not it is a success. Needing to have 6 million Americans sign up for health insurance through the act, numbers are not looking good. Because...

  • News & Politics
    The Progressive Congressman-to-be: State Senator Adriano Espaillat to become first Dominican-American Congressman?

    If at first you don’t succeed. Try, try, try again. And for State Senator Adriano Espaillat the proverb by English writer William Edward Hickson couldn’t be more true. Last month, before his supporters and news media, Espaillat announced that he would be running a second time against Harlem Representative and Congressman Charles...

  • News & Politics
    School Bullying: Charter School Propaganda Campaign against Mayor Bill de Blasio

    Is Mayor Bill de Blasio trying to help New York City school children or is he trying to actually harm them? Well, according to recent magazines, newspapers, and news programs it appears so. From Fox News to MSNBC or the Wall Street Journal to the New York Post, the new Mayor of...

  • News & Politics
    President Obama the “Deporter-in-Chief” or “Champion-in-Chief of Comprehensive Immigration Reform”?

    Well, according to a well-known Latino advocacy group our Commander-in-Chief President Barack Obama is the “Deporter-in-Chief” due to his administration’s high deportation rate. The head of the National Council of La Raza, Janet Murguia has bestowed President Obama the new nickname because of the deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants. The nickname...

  • Entertainment
    Time Warner Cable donates $500,000 to Boys & Girls Club of America for new Summer STEM program

    In an effort to prepare young Americans, Time Warner Cable (TWC) and the Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) have announced a collaboration that will try and help prepare American youth for their future and become more interested in science, technology, engineering and math—(STEM)—subjects through an innovative summer program. Launching this...

  • Entertainment
    The Venezuelan Blame Game: Protest turns violent but who is to blame?

    A protest in Venezuela against its government quickly turned into chaos on Wednesday which left dozens injured and three people dead. The chaos erupted after anti-government protesters clashed with the Venezuelan law enforcement. According to Attorney General Luisa Ortega, 23 people were injured and vehicles belonging to both government and private citizens...

  • News & Politics
    U.S. Postal Services to offer Banking and Financial Services? The latest idea to help struggling Americans

    What would you say to being able to pay your bills, cash your checks, or even take out small loans at your local U.S. Postal Office? If this thought is appealing to you, you are not alone. According to recent polls there are many Americans who have shown support for the U.S....

  • News & Politics
    Parade Limbo: No Puerto Rican Day Parade for New York City?

      One week ago, LatinTRENDS reported that a decision would soon be made regarding the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau probe into the financial handling and other issues regarding six board members of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade also known as the NPRDP. While Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is still preparing to...

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