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  • In Virginia and New Jersey, Progressive Groups Work to Rally Latino Voters

    11/06/2017 11:02:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 6, 2017 | by Stephen A. Nuńo
    Progressive organizations scrambled over the weekend to give Democrats a boost in Tuesday's New Jersey and Virginia elections by rallying against Republican candidates who used ads linking gang crimes to Democratic candidates and immigration policies. Organizations such as CASA in Action, America's Voice, and others have been focusing on Latino voters in Virginia, knocking door to door trying to remind Hispanics to vote on Tuesday. In a press release issued by Prospero Latino, the coalition of organizations claims to have knocked on fifty thousand doors and have texted over twenty thousand voters. "The Virginia GOP and Ed Gillespie have run...
  • Paterson Mayor Will Leave Office After Pleading Guilty to Conspiracy

    09/23/2017 2:45:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    NBC New York ^ | September 22, 2017
    Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a corruption case sparked by an I-Team investigation in 2016.  Torres will spend up to five years behind bars, resign as mayor and pay restitution to the city of Paterson as part of a plea deal with prosecutors over the alscheme to steal from taxpayers by ordering city workers to do construction on a relative's would-be beer business
  • Chicago police arrest 81 in overnight raids, mostly for drug and weapons offenses [Feds to Help]

    02/25/2017 6:00:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    ABC ^ | Feb 25, 2017, 4:24 AM ET | By David Caplan
    The Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids from Thursday into Friday that resulted in 81 arrests, mostly for drug- and weapons-related offenses, Supt. Eddie Johnson said Friday. The raids, focused on the city's South and West Side neighborhoods, were "focused on the underlying source of crime in these areas: the sale of narcotics," Johnson said at a press conference Friday afternoon. Of the 81 people arrested, Johnson said 61 are previously convicted felons, 49 are documented gang members, 19 have previously been arrested on gun charges, 14 are currently on parole, and 65 have been previously identified...
  • Latinos set to toast tequila to Trump

    01/14/2017 9:31:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2017 | Hector Barreto
    Next week, a group of patriots, who happen to be Hispanic, will gather to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. It will be the kind of moment that runs counter to the narratives of the political and the media elite, but to those of us in the room, our celebration makes perfect sense. If news of our inauguration party surprises you, recall that 29 percent of the Hispanic vote went to Trump. Remember, too, that Latinos are feeling the sharp pain of economic adversity that Trump has convincingly promised to change. Remember also that one of the great...
  • Why Are Italian-Americans Not Considered Latin(o)s?

    12/23/2016 9:00:01 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 68 replies
    Self | December 23, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    One thing that has always amused me is why Italian-Americans are not considered Latins or Latinos (which also means "Latin" in Italian). To get an idea of how absurd this is, Italians (or their ancestors) were the original Latins. On top of that Italians are definitely more Latin than the residents of many countries considered to be populated by Latinos. An example is Mexico where folks entirely Indian or Mestizo are considered Latino in this country but Italian-Americans are not. I'm figuring this has strictly to do with affirmative action programs. Still, it is amusing that the original Latin people...
  • Why People Are Using The Term Latinx

    12/21/2016 8:15:20 AM PST · by dccomix · 41 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Tanisha Love Ramirez, Zeba Blay
    The word “Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) has been used more and more lately. And, yet, while many people are using the term and identifying as Latinx, there are still others who may look at the word with skepticism and confusion.
  • Telemundo Solves Riddle Of Latino Trump Voters Through Actual Journalism

    12/20/2016 5:43:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 20, 2016 | Jorge Bonilla
    The question hangs heavy over our domestic Spanish-language news media: "Why did Hispanics vote for Donald Trump?" As the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States continues to approach, our two leading networks took widely divergent approaches to this question. Univision has chosen to treat the question as if it were an unsolvable enigma- not unlike a 17-sided Rubik's Cube delivered straight from the bowels of hell. Anchors and hosts alike have been utterly confounded as to the reasons why a vast number of Latinos would reject the network's messaging (not to mention the network itself). Anchor Jorge Ramos simply wrote...
  • Exclusive: The Scoop On America, Marvel's New Queer Latina Superhero Series

    11/20/2016 9:24:45 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 20 replies
    refinery29 ^ | Nov 18 2016 | Yael Kohen
    We’ve got the goods on America Chavez, Marvel’s latest genre-busting superhero helping to transform the comic book business into the entertainment industry’s most surprising mecca of diverse leading characters. Chavez is the queer, ass-kicking Latina...We sat down with America Chavez writer Gabby Rivera, who first garnered fame as the author of Juliet Takes a Breath, a YA novel about a Puerto Rican lesbian...Gabby Rivera: "I work at an LGBTQ non-profit called GLSEN as a youth programs manager. I got an email from Marvel when I was at work. And I was like, whaaat?...America is from this Utopian dimension where I...
  • Hollywood Latinos ‘Devastated’ and Even Bedridden as Trump Era Beckons

    11/20/2016 5:03:44 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    The Wrap ^ | November 17, 2016 | Meriah Doty
    Hollywood Latinos ‘Devastated’ and Even Bedridden as Trump Era Beckons “It’s a warning sign,” an insider tells TheWrap Meriah Doty | November 17, 2016 @ 3:24 PM Yannina Diaz gave birth to her son soon after President Obama’s election, and thought the world had changed. But it changed for her again when Donald Trump was elected. “Now I fear for my child and I fear for myself,” said Diaz, publicity director at the Jim Henson Company. “That he will have the same obstacles I did.” Few in Hollywood were happy about Donald Trump’s victory. But for entertainment-industry Latinos like Diaz,...
  • CNN Investigates Why Latinos In Florida Voted For Trump: "Silent Majority Has Won"

    11/11/2016 12:17:28 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 11-11-2016 | Ian Schwartz
    CNN's Randi Kaye goes to a Cuban diner in Orlando to get the Latino reaction to a Trump victory. CNN found that Latinos in Florida have a problem with people illegally entering the country, one legal immigrant said, "I came through the front door." One person interviewed expressed excitement for a border wall while another and declared "the silent majority" has won. The stunned CNN anchor said Florida Latinos "loved that he isn't politically correct." "The bottom line is that they broke the law. When I came to this country, I came through the front door," Juan Torres, a Trump...
  • First Stage of Grief — Denial: La Raza Disputes Trump’s Latino Support

    11/10/2016 3:35:41 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2016 | Caroline May
    The National Council of La Raza says there is no way more Latino voters supported Donald Trump than supported former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012. According to exit poll data, Trump received 29 percent of the Latino vote, compared to the 27 percent Romney received in 2012. While Trump lost the Latino vote Tuesday night, his 36 percentage point margin of defeat among Latinos was also smaller than Romney’s 44 percentage point loss to Barack Obama. La Raza, however, says that exit poll data is incorrect. ...more...
  • Trump won because college-educated Americans are out of touch

    11/10/2016 11:22:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2016 | Charles Camosy
    As the reality of President-elect Donald Trump settled in very early Wednesday morning, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes summed up an explanation common to many on the left: The Republican nominee pulled ahead thanks to old-fashioned American racism. But the attempt to make Trump’s victory about racism appears to be at odds with what actually happened on Election Day. Consider the following facts. Twenty-nine percent of Latinos voted for Trump, per exit polls. Remarkably, despite the near-ubiquitous narrative that Trump would have deep problems with this demographic given his comments and position on immigration, this was a higher percentage of those who...
  • Obama on voter suppression: The truth is, if you really want to vote, you can vote

    11/07/2016 6:13:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 7, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Skip to 3:50 below for the key bit. Good lord. He’s about as far off-script from the usual Democratic message as you can get. After all the Democrats' concern about voter suppression, this is an interesting response from Obama to Al Sharpton in a new interview pic.twitter.com/9qrJ3riT6a— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) November 4, 2016 I assume the left will walk this back after the election by claiming that O deliberately underplayed the impact of voter-ID laws and fewer early-voting hours in order to boost morale among minority voters. If he had complained loudly here about “voter suppression,” it might have backfired...
  • Composition of the Hispanic/Latino population in in Florida

    11/05/2016 3:13:35 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 11 replies
    11-5-16
    Not all Florida Latinos think and vote alike. The various groups do not even necessarily like each other.
  • National Poll: Trump Surges Among Latinos, African-Americans

    09/08/2016 7:42:08 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 28 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has some favorable ratings among both Latinos and African-American voters, according to results of the latest Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll. The poll's demographic breakdown showed that by combining voters who were "very favorable" and "somewhat favorable" to Trump, the billionaire developer got a positive rating from 35 percent of Hispanics and 24 percent of African-Americans. A Breitbart analysis of the poll notes Trump would not win with either group because 49 percent of Hispanics and 69 percent of African-Americans still have a "very unfavorable" view of him. Hispanic support would help Trump in Florida,...
  • How Reducing Immigration Will Boost GOP Latino Support

    09/07/2016 4:13:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 7, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The amnesty wing of the GOP has traditionally offered a false choice between legalizing millions of illegal aliens or losing the Hispanic vote. Their argument was that to be competitive with the growing numbers of Hispanic voters, Republicans had to get on board with amnesty. The numbers for that argument never made any sense.
  • Latino support for Donald Trump at 40% in New York: poll

    08/14/2016 10:00:25 AM PDT · by orchestra · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/14/2016 | Kathianne Boniello
    New York’s Hispanic voters may have a secret soft spot for Donald Trump. A new poll pegs support for Trump at 40 percent among Latino registered voters in the Empire State. The results would be a major break from recent electoral history. Barack Obama took 89 percent of that demographic in his 2012 victory. And, in a sign of continued electoral turmoil, 20 percent of registered Democrats plan to vote for Trump — while 21 percent of registered Republicans say they will go for Hillary Clinton. Obama held on to 95 percent of New York’s Democrats in the last election....
  • Fox News Latino poll: Clinton holds 46-point lead over Trump among Hispanics

    08/12/2016 7:04:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11, 2016 | Andrew O'Reilly
    With less than four months to go before Election Day, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a commanding 46-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump among Hispanic voters, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday by Fox News Latino. The poll found that 66 percent of registered Latinos would head to the ballot box to vote for Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, compared to only 20 percent who would pick the ticket of Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
  • Latino radio host tells Hillary — his family’s voting for Trump!

    06/21/2016 8:51:19 AM PDT · by Arcy · 29 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | June 21, 2016 | OLAF EKBERG
    While Latino syndicated radio host Enrique Santos gushed over Hillary Clinton during his interview with her this morning, he confessed his family doesn’t feel the same. Speaking to Clinton on the phone, Santos told her, “My father’s voting for Trump because he says he can’t trust you. My mother says you’re a crook and my brother says you should go to jail. (video of interview at link)
  • Big data reports Latino support for Trump on the rise at 37%

    06/08/2016 11:59:42 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 42 replies
    http://latino.foxnews.com/ ^ | 6/8/16 | Lili Gil Valletta
    It is evident that Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of political campaigning, leaving the so- called experts, analysts, journalists and even the GOP itself puzzled by the power and effectiveness of his approach. Whether you agree with him or not, his rise and political success is undeniable. He has activated a sentiment in people that appeals to the raw emotion of Washington frustration. On the other hand, he has also set a tone in which public labeling, divisive rhetoric and racially charged comments are “OK” in the public eye, and has unraveled a whole new way of freedom of...