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  • 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
    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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: The New Audience – Attracting Diverse Americans

    The 2012 elections analyst of the elections noted how Latinos came out in record breaking numbers and very well have been the reason why President Barack Obama was re-elected. Since then members of the Democratic Party and Republican Party have branched out to sway the Latino community for future elections. This newly...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: How can Republicans win over Latino voters?

    In 2012 more than 11 million Latino voters were reported as casting their ballots in the 2012 election. For the 2016 presidential election the estimated Latino voters is expected to rise to 12.5 million. This estimated has been determined by Latino Decisions, a Latino political research firm founded by professors of political...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: The Protests of Brazil

    If citizens of a country feel their rights or livelihood are being trampled upon by their country’s ruling government an act of protest can be the one form to show their discontent. Protests, or demonstrations, can range from peaceful to violence dependent upon the interaction between demonstrators and agents of the government...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: The Real Bronx Tour not so Real

    Despite how far we grow from who we once were, sometimes our unsavory past can never escape in defying who we are to others. Recently, this idea was present within one of New York City’s five boroughs: the Bronx. Three times a week, Real Bronx Tours promised take tourists—mostly white Europeans and...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: Gov. Chris Christie Goes Latino

    With Latinos becoming a strong presence in the political world many politicians are taking notice and jumping onto this bandwagon, of sorts. The latest politician to do so is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Last Friday, Governor Christie released his first political ad for re-election in the state; a first ad that...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: Latinos fear calling 911

    When in danger the typical reaction is call 911 hoping that police officers can help you. However, for some Latinos accepting the perils of danger is far more acceptable than calling 911. Why? Because of some law enforcement becoming more adamant about immigration enforcement some Latinos fear that calling 911 may lead...

  • News & Politics
    To Be or Not to Be: The Future of San Juan’s Luis Muñoz International Airport

    Stationed in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, San Juan’s Luis Muñoz International airport is considered one of the largest international airports in the Caribbean. With this renowned title, it is understandable why the country would utilize this asset as a means to aiding the island however in doing so the country...

  • News & Politics
    President Barack Obama to visit Mexico

    Scheduled to go on a two-day trip to Mexico, President Barack Obama will not being taking any real leisure time while in the neighboring country but will be discussing the recent issue arising between the two nations. What is the issue? Mexican President Peña Nieto announcement in ending the level of access...

  • News & Politics
    Young Voices: Going Latino – The Marketing Trend

    One of the growing trends taking hold of America is various organizations, entertainment outlets, businesses, and etc. trying to appeal the rising Latino community in the United States. Recently, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or publically known as PETA, has jumped on that trend. But they aren’t out to...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: 5 Steps to free money for College

    With college costs skyrocketing and the imminent budget cuts limiting financial aid, college students seeking ways to pay for college may become harder. However, if you’re a potential or current college student you can use one traditional way of cutting costs through scholarships. In a recent study by NerdScholar—a site devoted to...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: LGBT families to be included in immigration reform?

    According to a new poll, 64% of Latinos think that lesbians and gays should have the right to sponsor a partner who may be an immigrant for residency in the United States of America. From the poll, the support for gay sponsoring of immigrant partners including voters from different religious backgrounds with...

  • Entrepreneurship
    First Latino to serve in President Obama’s second-term cabinet?

    The head of the Department of Justice’s civil rights division, Thomas Perez is expected to be President Barack Obama’s pick to serve as the next labor secretary. Sources report that Perez would be the likely pick, but the White House has declined to confirm whether the reports are true. If the appointment...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: Adolfo Carrión, First Latino New York Mayor?

    On February 26, 2013, before a rally of a hundred supporters in the Bronx former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión announced his plan in running for Mayor of New York. Launching his historic bid and running as an Independent, Carrión would become New York’s first Latino Chief Executive. With endorsements from the...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: Financial Aid System road-blocking Latino Students?

    As times get tighter economically-wise the cost for school also becomes harder. Paying for college is a heavy price felt by all, but a recent study revealed Latinos students seem to feel it more. Unable to pay out of pocket, some students rely on various financial aid programs to help cover a...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: Lack of Diversity in works of Literature

    If you’re a child who loves to read, loves to pick up a book and dive right into the world contained in-between the front and back covers, you tend to be enthralled by a story that may—in some way or form—relate you. But what if you’re a child of a diverse background...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Returning Home: President Hugo Chávez returns to Venezuela

    10 weeks after leaving his country, President Hugo Chávez returned to Venezuela from Cuba on Monday after leaving for cancer surgery. President Chávez, 58, left Venezuela back in December; his absence from his country left its citizen uncertain as to what would become of it and their cherished leader. So, his return...

  • Entrepreneurship
    Young Voices: President Barack Obama’s State of the Union and Reaction

    Last Night, President Barack Obama stood before Congress and all of America and delivered his State of the Union address. On Tuesday, President Obama discussed both economy recovery and for immigration reform. Continuing to place emphasis on the importance of reforming immigration, Obama called for Congress to send him an immigration reform...

  • Entrepreneurship
    ‘Zeke’ Montes: Advocate for Latino Literacy Passes Away

    Apart from being a businessman and publisher, Ezequiel “Zeke” Montes was an activist and advocate of the Latino community who wanted to help as many people as he could. Sadly, Montes passed away last week of respiratory failure after battling pneumonia for a few months. Founder of a Latino publishing company, Montes...

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