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All posts tagged "news and politics"

  • News & Politics
    Mayor Bill De Blasio says “Not Attending” to St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

    It’s the one day of the year that it is okay to be decked out in all green to celebrate your inner Irish pride, and New York City is the place to be to broadcast your Kiss me I’m Irish pins or shamrock attire for the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. No...

  • Entertainment
    The Board of Six: Puerto Rican Day Parade Board Members Set to Lose Positions

      After a ten month probe led by the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau against the six board members of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc. a decision will soon be made on whether some or all six members will be removed from the organization for its handling of sponsor deals and...

  • Entertainment
    The “Un-American Ad” of Coca-Cola’s Truly American Superbowl Ad

    So, what was the most—well, so far—controversial ad to be shown during the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII? Well, that award according to some on Twitter goes to Coca-Cola. Why? Because the Coke commercial entitled “It’s Beautiful” decided to showcase numerous Americans singing along to the heartfelt anthem America the Beautiful. But the...

  • Entertainment
    Giving a Voice to millions of Voiceless Latinos through the power of Voting

    Did you know that in the 2012 election, that saw to President Barack Obama’s re-election AND strong voter presence nationally amongst Latinos, there was an estimated 12.2 million Latinos who actually voted? Did you also know that in 2012 an estimated 14.7 million Latinos were registered to vote? With only 12.2 million...

  • Entertainment
    The Neglect of Latino-Aimed News Media

    It comes as no surprise there is a renovated interest in all things Latino in the United States of America. It started back in the late 90s during the 1999 Grammys when Ricky Martin took the stage and performed his sizzling, break-through song La Copa de la Vida that enamored all non-Latino...

  • Entertainment
    Fueling the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Fueled by his Christian beliefs, Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr transformed from being an American Pastor, to activist, to humanitarian, and became the leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. With the fundamental idea of civil disobedience, MLK changed the social standing of this country back in the 60s and enabled the...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: The Immigration Detention Quota

    I don’t know about many outside of New York City, but it’s not uncommon to see the following scenario: You see a cop–or parking meter attendant–walking down a street and checking the parking meters as they pass to see if any of the cars which stand beside them have expired the allotted...

  • Entertainment
    A Latina Is The New Chancellor of New York City Schools: Carmen Fariña

    A Latina Makes History in NYC Education!

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: Why are Latinos not signing up for Obamacare?

    Passed back in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or what has commonly become known as Obamacare, is a law which required millions of uninsured American’s to take part in enrolling into a program to browse through insurance marketplaces for healthcare plans and register in order to become insured. While...

  • Entertainment
    Actress Eva Longoria makes statement about voting for a Latino Presidential Candidate

    On Piers Morgan Live last night, Latino actress Eva Longoria made it clear that while she is a humanitarian and supporter of fellow Latinos from the Latino community she will not base her vote solely on race if the next Presidential candidate is Latino. Sitting across from the British journalist, Piers Morgan...

  • Entertainment
    Young Voices: President of the People

    President Barack Obama has been said to be the President of this generation, and one who has the interest of his citizens at heart. And while this may very well be true, there is another president who has his people in his heart. This president holds office purely for his citizens so...

  • Entrepreneurship
    The Day After: New York City and New Jersey Election Results

    Yesterday many people across the country went out and acted on their civil duty and voted. As we all should know November 5th is Election Day and people took to voting booths to either re-elect or put in new representatives they feel were worthy of their votes. According to Observers of this...

  • Entertainment
    Local Organization reminds their South Bronx residents to Vote

    This Tuesday is Election Day where we will be heading to the voter booths to select new or re-elect already sitting officials to represent us. Ensuring that many know the importance of this day, local community organization known as the Heart of the South Bronx is making a grand effort this weekend...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Luis Quintana: First Latino Mayor of Newark

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

  • 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
    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...

  • 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
    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...

  • 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
    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
    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
    Pope Francis thankful for Brazil after World Youth Day

    To outsiders World Youth Day has been viewed as a rock festival of sorts for Catholics of the Christian faith. Organized by the Catholic Church and started back in the 80s under Pope John Paul II the event is an annual youth were bishops and their dioceses from all over the world...

  • News & Politics
    Ongoing push to build the National Museum of the American Latino continues

    In an ongoing bid to get a bill passed to build a national museum honoring the history of Latinos in the United States entitled the National Museum of the American Latino has yet to be supported by the House of Representatives and the Senate. That is until the effort to get the...

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