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  • Latino voters in California still reluctant to embrace GOP candidates, poll shows

    09/27/2010 6:02:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 27, 2010 | By Cathleen Decker
    Latino voters, who have helped to propel California's leftward political swing over recent years, remain reluctant to embrace Republican candidates as the November general election nears, a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll shows. Registered voters who identified themselves as Latino backed Democrat Jerry Brown by a 19-point margin over Republican Meg Whitman in the race for governor. In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer held a 38-point lead over Republican Carly Fiorina among registered Latino voters, five times the lead she held among white voters. To allow a more precise look at this key voter group, the...
  • Activists say SB 1070 could boost Latino vote turnout

    09/06/2010 8:44:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review ^ | MARIA POLLETTA Cronkite News Service
    PHOENIX — Amid stacks of voter-registration pamphlets and reminder mailers, three pairs of volunteers hunch over tables in Mi Familia Vota’s Arizona headquarters, assembling voter-information packets and tallying registration numbers. The nonpartisan activist group has already registered 14,000 Latinos since June for Arizona’s Permanent Early Voting List and expects to register about 11,000 more by October, according to state director Francisco Heredia. Heredia said this will be the year Latinos, feeling the pressure of the recession and concerned about the effects of SB 1070, will flock to the polls and wield the influence of their numbers. “SB 1070 is definitely...
  • Harry Reid doesn't speak for all Latinos

    08/16/2010 6:26:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2010 | Ruben Navarrette
    I was glad to hear that the Senate majority leader is willing to relieve me and every other Latino in the United States of the crushing burden of having to think for ourselves and make our own political decisions. Reid is kindly offering to do all the heavy lifting for America's largest minority and decide whether we should vote Republican or Democrat. And, to make things easier, as far as the Nevada Democrat is concerned, there is only one choice for Latinos. Guess who? The Democratic leader of the Senate is trying to win re-election by courting Latinos in his...
  • Why do Latino Catholics support same-sex marriage?

    07/24/2010 1:48:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies ^ | 7-23-10 |
    The most notable result of the new Public Religion Research Institute survey of attitudes toward Proposition 8 is the divide between Latino Catholics and Latino Protestants. The former are more in favor of same-sex marriage than any other ethno-religious group in the survey; the former are more opposed. (That's Catholics 57-38 in favor versus Protestants 73-22 opposed.) The correlation that's caught most attention is the disproportionately high number of Latino Catholics (41 percent) who think of God as an impersonal force. Although we're unfortunately not given a number for Latino Protestants, we are meant to assume that most of them...
  • On the Washington Airwaves, Tito Muñoz Fine-Tunes A Conservative Latino Voice [Latino Limbaugh?]

    07/16/2010 9:27:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 16th, 2010 | David Montgomery
    On the Washington Airwaves, Tito Muñoz Fine-Tunes A Conservative Latino Voice Tito Muñoz takes to the airwaves He is the voice and the irrepressible personality of a new effort by some local conservative Latinos to claim a little more bandwidth in the political conversation taking place in Spanish. David Montgomery July 17, 2010 When last we heard from Tito Muñoz, he was onstage with Sarah Palin at a rally in Leesburg in the waning days of the 2008 presidential campaign, a burly guy in a yellow hard hat, trying to bellow some life into the GOP ticket. Speaking up for...
  • AZ Latino Republican Assoc. Denounces New York Court Decision Giving Latinos Six Votes in Election

    06/24/2010 1:05:19 PM PDT · by az4vlad · 13 replies
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | June 21, 2010 | Arizona Latino Republican Association
    Today the extra votes may superficially seem to benefit us as Latinos, but tomorrow a ruling on another issue could easily cut against us. The right to vote is one of our most cherished rights. To have it diluted and restricted for some is an affront to the equal opportunities our nation provides. Phoenix, AZ - ALRA Chairman, Jesse Hernandez, commented on the recent federal court decision of the State of New York. "On behalf of ALRA, we are appalled at the gigantic step backwards a New York federal court and the New York suburb of Port Chester have taken...
  • Digital Construction Sign Reads: "No Latinos"

    05/27/2010 4:58:38 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 31 replies · 639+ views ^ | Updated: 11:31 am EDT May 26, 2010
    MIAMI -- Florida Highway Patrol troopers are trying to find the vandals who made a digital construction sign flash the message "No Latinos" and "No Tacos." It happened on a Miami-area highway. The sign is owned by the Department of Transportation. They believe the vandals hacked into the system. Investigators believe it was programmed on the spot, even though the system is password-protected. Troopers are hoping someone saw the hackers at work.
  • Latino credit union founded in response to criminals preying on un-banked immigrants (profiling?)

    05/20/2010 9:19:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 196+ views
    YES Weekly ^ | 5/18/10
    Latino credit union founded in response to criminals preying on un-banked immigrantsWednesday, May 19, 2010 The Latino Community Credit Union marks its 10th anniversary in Durham on may 23. The credit union provides “a full range of affordable and accessible financial services… with a focus on latinos and other underserved populations,” according to a recent press release. Founded in Durham, the credit union has expanded to Greensboro, Winston-salem, Raleigh, charlotte, Fayetteville, Garner and carrboro over the past decade. “In the late 1990s, I remember attending many vigils for latinos who were murdered for their money,” said board chair edgardo colon...
  • Unreal. Lib Media Outraged That Arizona Will Ban Classes That “Promote Overthrow of US Government”

    05/12/2010 12:58:01 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies · 1,011+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    THE STATE-RUN MEDIA IS OUTRAGED! Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill today that bans schools from teaching classes that call for “the overthrow of the the US Government.” The democratic-media complex believes this is racist: The Yahoo headline reads: “More racial controversy for Arizona” The Politico headline reads: “Arizona bans ‘ethnic studies’” This is what the new law bans: The law prohibits the teaching of any classes that promote “the overthrow of the United States government,” “resentment toward a race or class of people,” “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead...
  • Barack Obama Plays Latino Voters For Fools On Immigration Issue

    05/06/2010 9:15:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies · 277+ views ^ | May 6, 2010 | annem040359
    President Barak Obama, once again, uses certain groups for his political gain. This time it is the Latino voting block. And as always, President Obama uses his voting blocks like a tissue then he discards them in that order.
  • Attacker yells 'Scarface' before slashing woman

    05/05/2010 2:26:16 AM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies · 722+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 5/4/2010 | Kristina Davis
    SAN DIEGO — A man slashed a woman on the face while yelling “Scarface” in an attack on the doorstep of her home in City Heights Monday night, San Diego police said. The 33-year-old woman answered a man’s knock on her door at her home on Fairmount Avenue near Dwight Street about 10 p.m. The man swiped her face with an unknown sharp object as he yelled the title of the Al Pacino gangster film before running away. The woman’s wounds were superficial, police said. Investigators said Tuesday that the attack does not appear to be random and may be...
  • Groups accuse Zebulon police of racial profiling

    04/30/2010 2:00:14 PM PDT · by rhoda_penmark · 8 replies · 486+ views ^ | 04/30/2010 | and the Associated Press
    ZEBULON, N.C. — Three civil rights groups say police in Zebulon are targeting members of a Latino church outside town at traffic checkpoints. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, the N.C. Justice Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice have asked for records of traffic stops from Zebulon police and the Wake County Sheriff's Office dating back to 2006. They say they suspect racial profiling is at work. The groups say members of Iglesia de Dios "Catedral de Jesus" have complained that checkpoints have been going on during church services for months. White and black drivers are...
  • Latino Immigrants Proud That L.A.'s Next Archbishop Is 'One of Us' [Can We Get Rid of Ethnic Pride?]

    04/08/2010 8:53:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 372+ views
    LATimes ^ | April 08th 2010 | Patrick J. McDonnell
    Latino Immigrants Proud That L.A.'s Next Archbishop Is 'One of Us' Many agree that such an appointment is long overdue in an archdiocese that is now 70% Latino. Jose Gomez, born in Mexico, is expected to take over next year. "It's a recognition of the numbers, basically," says Msgr. David O'Connell, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church in South Los Angeles, about a Latino's appointment to head an archdiocese that is 70% Latino. By Patrick J. McDonnell April 7, 2010 It was a weekday evening following the exhilaration of Holy Week, but St. Michael Catholic Church in South Los Angeles...
  • Poll: Close to 9 in 10 Latinos to fill out census

    04/01/2010 12:11:38 AM PDT · by Palter · 7 replies · 640+ views
    AP ^ | 01 April 2010 | HOPE YEN
    What boycott? Close to 9 in 10 Hispanics say they intend to participate in the 2010 census, with immigrants more likely to say the government count is good for their community and that personal information will be kept confidential, according to a new poll. The Pew Hispanic Center survey, being released Thursday, appears largely to put aside concerns that Hispanic discontent with the government's slow progress on immigration reform will curtail participation in the high-stakes count now underway. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders has suggested a Hispanic boycott of the census to protest the lack of...
  • Hispanics increasing Catholic numbers in US, but assimilation has downside

    03/17/2010 9:36:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 546+ views
    cna ^ | March 17, 2010
    Hartford, Conn., Mar 17, 2010 / 06:23 am (CNA).- A new study of Hispanics shows they comprise an increasingly large percentage of the Catholic Church in the United States. While immigrant influx has helped keep the American Catholic population stable, the more immigrants assimilate into American society the less likely they are to identify as Catholic.Hispanics also mirror a larger national trend towards non-identification with religion.The results come from the American Religious Identification Survey 2008 (ARIS) and were reported in a recent press release from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. The report was titled “U.S. Latino Religious Identification 1990-2008:...
  • Obama risks alienating Latinos with lack of immigration reform

    03/05/2010 5:57:09 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 397+ views
    WP ^ | 03/05/10 | Joshua Hoyt
    Obama risks alienating Latinos with lack of immigration reform By Joshua Hoyt Friday, March 5, 2010; A17 I have known Barack Obama since 1986, when we were both community organizers. I am still organizing on the streets of Chicago, and what I see in the Latino community makes me fear that the president is oblivious to the pain wrought by our broken immigration system. It could have a profound effect on the 2010 and 2012 elections. It didn't have to be this way. For a brief moment last year it appeared that Obama might realign the modern political map, cementing...
  • Why do I keep getting asked if I'm Hispanic or Latino on job applications?

    01/26/2010 8:05:10 AM PST · by clippedwing · 74 replies · 2,112+ views
    Someone please tell me why this is.... Every job application out there askes me if I'm Hispanic or Latino! Why not Black? ...or non-White?
  • Justice Department lawsuit accuses N.J. of discrimination in written police tests

    01/08/2010 6:46:08 AM PST · by heartwood · 27 replies · 1,138+ views
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | 1/7/10 | Chris Megerian
    New Jersey’s civil service test for police officers seeking a promotion to sergeant discriminates against African-American and Hispanic candidates, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday. Even African-Americans and Hispanics who pass the multiple-choice test are less likely to receive promotions because their scores are lower, according to the 10-page lawsuit filed against the state and the Civil Service Commission. The suit seeks to block the state from using the test.
  • Latinos cheer Obama's appointments

    12/22/2009 8:43:01 PM PST · by opentalk · 10 replies · 446+ views
    AP ^ | 12/22/2009 | Laura Wides-Munoz
    President Barack Obama is on track to name more Latinos to top posts than any of his predecessors, drawing appointees from a wide range of the nation's Latino communities, including Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and Colombians. That won't necessarily give the president a free pass on issues such as immigration, but it may ease Latinos' worries about whether Obama will continue reaching out to a group that was key to his winning the White House. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is by far Obama's most famous Latino appointee. Coloradans are also familiar with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, formerly a U.S....
  • Study links Latino immigrants' HIV testing to level of adaptation to U.S. culture

    11/25/2009 5:45:28 PM PST · by thecodont · 5 replies · 274+ views
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | November 25, 2009 | 4:34 pm | From the metro staff of the Los Angeles Times and KTLA5News San Diego
    Latino immigrants considered at risk for HIV are less likely to be tested or to have access to healthcare services if they are in the country illegally and have not fully adapted to U.S. culture, according to a new study. The findings underscore the need for more targeted education and prevention programs within the diverse Latino community, which accounts for a disproportionate number of new HIV and AIDS cases in the U.S., said Janni Kinsler, one of six UCLA researchers who conducted the study. “HIV is not declining, and it should be,” Kinsler said. “If you don’t know that you...
  • CA: Governor presided over birth of Latino Water Coalition

    10/08/2009 9:03:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 1,202+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 10/8/09 | Malcolm Maclachlan
    The California Latino Water Coalition, often described as a grassroots group representing the Latino community, was born in a closed-door meeting of Gov. Schwarzenegger and local officials at Selma City Hall on March 21, 2007—and was “suggested” by the governor himself, according to a coalition brochure. Orange Cove Mayor Victor Lopez said the Coalition was his own idea. He acknowledged that city funds were used to help people travel to the Coalition launch event at the state Capitol on April 23, 2007. “When we went to Sacramento, we went as citizens of the community,” Lopez said. “The city of Orange...
  • Brazil VP says country should build nuclear arms

    09/25/2009 12:28:07 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies · 891+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 09/25/09 | Staff
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil's vice president says his country should develop nuclear weapons. Jose Alencar says "a nuclear weapon has great importance" to prevent attacks on Brazil because of its extensive borders and maritime holdings. Alencar tells Brazilian newspapers that Brazil doesn't have a program to develop nuclear weapons, but should.
  • America Libre

    07/28/2009 3:20:41 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 37 replies · 953+ views ^ | 27 July 2009 | Raul Ramos y Sanchez
    "America Libre: A novel by Raul Ramos y Sanchez" "Time: The second decade of the twenty-first century. As the immigration crisis reaches the boiling point, once-peaceful Latino protests explode into rioting. Cities across the nation are in flames. Anglo vigilantes bent on revenge launch drive-by shootings in the barrios, wantonly killing young and old. Exploiting the turmoil, a congressional demagogue succeeds in passing legislation that transforms the nation’s teeming inner-city barrios into walled-off Quarantine Zones. In this chaotic landscape, Manolo Suarez is struggling to provide for his family. Under the spell of a beautiful Latina radical, the former U.S. Army...
  • L.A. Latinos celebrate the Farce of July

    07/06/2009 11:00:43 AM PDT · by AuntB · 29 replies · 4,008+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 5, 2009 | Dr. Paul L. Williams
    Goodbye, Gringo America It’s payback time for white America. “America’s Palestinians” are on the march, chanting “Ahora es la tiempo por audacia”! Thousands of Latinos are gathering this Independence Day to celebrate the Farce of July. This annual all-day concert and street fair is held on Cesar Chavez Avenue in East Los Angeles - - the heart of the barrio. The event is sponsored by the Aztlan Underground to uphold the claim that the Southwest portion of the United States had been stolen from Mexicans and Mexican Americans ...... Members of the Aztlan Movement and La Raza (of which Supreme...
  • Question for Cooks: Unfamiliar Foods

    07/03/2009 9:14:47 AM PDT · by meowmeow · 56 replies · 1,519+ views
    Self | 3 July 09 | Self
    This morning I realized I forgot to buy bread so since it was nice morning, I walked down the street to the Latino grocery store. It was actually nicer than my usual grocery store - smaller, but neat and clean, all the check-out stands were open, and I was the only white person in there. Now that isn't unusual at my regular grocery store, but there people don't stare at me. Anyway, I was blown away by the produce and meat sections. Everything looked really nice (as opposed to my regular grocery store) and I didn't know what half of...
  • Immigrant actors tell their story

    06/29/2009 12:43:31 PM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies · 806+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 29, 2009 | Jennifer Bleyer
    ....The two men are normally part of the vast corps of immigrant day laborers who gather by the thousands on street corners and curbs across Los Angeles every morning..... As members of Teatro Jornaleros Sin Fronteras – Day Laborer Theater Without Borders – they are part of a Spanish-language theater troupe of day laborers who perform for their fellow workers ..... "In our culture, some guys have never seen a play," said Juan José Mangandi, a Salvadoran laborer who serves as the troupe's director. In the final skit, a group of day laborers were shown hanging around a job site...
  • Clergy urge boycott of census (If undocumented immigrants are valuable enough to be counted

    06/10/2009 7:28:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 635+ views ^ | June 10, 2009 | ELIZABETH LLORENTE & Herb Jackson
    If undocumented immigrants are valuable enough to be counted in the Census, then they ought to be legalized. That’s the argument being made by a national group of Latino evangelical clergy, led by a Ridgefield Park pastor, that wants undocumented immigrants to boycott the 2010 Census unless immigration reform is passed this year. The group also plans to expand the call in December to Latinos who are U.S. citizens and legal residents if Congress does not pass reform legislation by then, said the Rev. Miguel Rivera of Ridgefield Park, president and founder of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and...
  • RAT RIPPED OFF FELLOW SOLDIERS: FEDS (deserter fled to Dom/Republic)

    06/08/2009 3:23:07 AM PDT · by Liz · 20 replies · 1,699+ views
    NY POST ^ | 6/8/09 | PHILIP MESSING
    SPC Reynaldo Jimenez, 31, an Army deserter compromised military computer systems to reroute soldiers' pay to Dominican Republic bank accounts he opened with fake NY drivers' licenses....... DOD traced the scam to Jimenez computer trespassing at Bronx Community College. Jimenez enlisted in 2005 and was trained on military myPay computer systems. He went AWOL March 2008, fleeing to the Dominican Republic......he pleaded guilty April 2009.
  • 10 People Killed in SUV Rollover in Arizona

    06/07/2009 5:29:58 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 53 replies · 2,380+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sunday, June 07, 2009 | Associated Press
    <p>SONOITA, Ariz. — Ten undocumented immigrants "stacked like wood" in the back of a sports utility vehicle crammed with at least 22 people were killed when the driver lost control and rolled over on a remote southern Arizona highway, authorities said Sunday.</p>
  • Will La Raza Repudiate Judge Sotomayors “Wise Latina” Statement?

    06/03/2009 9:55:17 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 9 replies · 480+ views
    Sonia Sotomayor -- President Obama’s nomination for the supreme court of the United states -- is a member of the National Council of La Raza, (‘the race’) a controversial group that purports to speak for Latino’s and people of Hispanic descent… a rather large swath of the population by anyone’s measure. La Raza ( claims to be “the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.” They also claim to reach “millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia…” Now “millions of Hispanics” is a big number… and IF...
  • Senator Graham Says Sotomayor Is No Racist

    06/01/2009 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 62 replies · 1,685+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | June 1, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    Stating flatly that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is no racist, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) gave a clear indication that the first Hispanic nominee for the Court will have smooth sailing in the Senate, even from Republicans. According to The Hill, Graham provided this interesting exchange which depicts his clear-as-mud thinking on this issue:
  • Obama Comfortable with Sotomayor's Views

    05/31/2009 8:15:25 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies · 534+ views
    Though Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s record has raised some eyebrows, President Barack Obama rose to her defense saying “we are essentially on the same page on important policy matters.” Two items of major concern are Sotomayor’s statements contending that “Latino women make better judges than white men” and that “courts are where public policy is made.” Critics have argued that the first of these statements is racist and the second misconstrues the role of the judiciary in our government. “Imagine if President Bush’s nominee Samuel Alito had said that white men make better judges than Latino women,” wrote former...
  • Priest who broke celibacy vow joins Episcopal Church

    05/28/2009 5:09:04 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 26 replies · 1,264+ views ^ | 05/27/09 | Staff
    (CNN) -- Father Alberto Cutie, an internationally known Catholic priest who admitted having a romantic affair and breaking his vow of celibacy, is joining the Episcopal Church to be with the woman he loves, he said Thursday. "I will always love the Catholic Church and all its members," he said at a news conference. "But I want to start today by going into a new family. "Here before this community where I have chosen to serve and where I live, I am going to continue to proclaim the word of God and my love for God," Cutie said. Cutie (pronounced...
  • Exclusive: The Truth About 'La Raza' ( And Sotomayor is a member )

    05/28/2009 8:59:51 AM PDT · by kellynla · 47 replies · 3,097+ views ^ | 04/07/2006 | Charlie Norwood
    The nation's television screens many days recently have been filled with scenes of huge crowds carrying the colorful green and red flag of Mexico viewers could well have thought it was a national holiday in Mexico City. It was instead, downtown Los Angeles, Calif., although the scene was recreated in numerous other cities around the country with substantial Mexican populations. Hordes of Mexican expatriates, many here illegally, were protesting the very U.S. immigration laws they were violating with impunity. They found it offensive and a violation of their rights that the U.S. dared to have immigration laws to begin with....
  • Survey delves into high birth rate for young Latinas

    05/19/2009 3:44:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies · 1,028+ views ^ | May 19, 2009 | By Moni Basu
    According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, more than half -- 53 percent -- of Latinas get pregnant by their 20th birthday, nearly twice the national average. "There's a big disconnect between pregnancy rates and what Latina families want and value," said Ruthie Flores, senior manager of the National Campaign's Latino Initiative. Of the 759 Latino teens surveyed, 49 percent said their parents most influenced their decisions about sex, compared with 14 percent who cited friends. Three percent cited religious leaders, 2 percent teachers and 2 percent the media.
  • Black-Latino advocates alarmed by sheriff's talk (Greensboro Republican *GASP* enforces the law?)

    05/05/2009 8:39:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 916+ views
    Yes Weekly ^ | 4/29/09 | Jordan Green
    Latino advocates alarmed by sheriff's talkBy Jordan Green Wednesday, April 29,2009 Sheriff BJ Barnes, considered by some to be the most powerful Republican politician in Guilford County, has found himself at odds with a black-Latino coalition led by clergy and lawyers over his plans to implement the controversial 287(g) program, which delegates federal immigration enforcement authority to local deputies. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is reviewing the program for possible civil rights violations, as members of Congress, including Rep. David Price, the Democrat who represents parts of the Triangle, demand stronger guidelines and accountability. Barnes’ description of his plans for immigration...
  • How to Stop Black, Latino Kids From Dropping Out (Mitch Daniels, Indiana, HEA 1479)

    04/29/2009 7:45:05 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 36 replies · 818+ views
    DiversityInc ^ | 29 Apr | Canessa
    A quick search of the term "racial diversity of teachers" on Google yields pages of results. But only one result offers a concrete diversity initiative to ensure that teachers from underrepresented groups end up in public-school classrooms. Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana recently signed a bill (HEA 1479) that will require school districts in the state to recruit educators from traditionally underrepresented populations. The bill will also require: · A web site to provide information on scholarships and resources for prospective teachers/education majors who are Black, Latino and Asian American · The development of research to address challenges faced by...
  • Taking on Education (includes Pres__ent's remarks on Education to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)

    03/10/2009 2:13:17 PM PDT · by cc2k · 5 replies · 410+ views
    White House web site ^ | Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at 10:32 am
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 at 10:32 am Taking on Education In the opening of his speech today at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the President met critics head on who complain of too much change, too fast:Every so often, throughout our history, a generation of Americans bears the responsibility of seeing this country through difficult times and protecting the dream of its founding for posterity. This is a responsibility that has fallen to our generation. Meeting it will require steering our nation’s economy through a crisis unlike any we have seen in our time. In the short-term, that means jumpstarting job creation, re-starting lending,...
  • Illegals targeted sheriff as gang initiation

    02/26/2009 4:27:11 AM PST · by appleseed · 36 replies · 2,444+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2009 | Jerry Seper
    The attempted assassination of a South Carolina deputy sheriff was a gang initiation carried out by three illegal immigrants including a 15-year-old boy who was supposed to "kill a cop" in order to be admitted as a member, according to a confidential Department of Homeland Security advisory. Lexington County, S.C., Deputy Sheriff Ted Xanthakis and his K-9 police dog, Arcos, were attacked by the three illegals armed with a 12-gauge shotgun during a Feb. 8 incident in West Columbia, S.C., shortly after 3 a.m. The deputy and his dog survived. Two of the men were identified in a U.S. Immigration...
  • Latino churches push for immigration reform

    02/26/2009 10:52:51 AM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 509+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 25 Feb 2009 | ANDRIA SIMMONS
    Rally to be held Saturday in Norcross Eric Tabora burst into tears as he remembered his wife being hauled away by federal immigration officials. The 33-year-old independent contractor said his wife was arrested when they returned to their home in Powder Springs Wednesday morning after driving their 11- and 7-year-old sons, both U.S. citizens, to school. Now it could be months or years before the boys see their mother again. She is being deported to Honduras for overstaying her visa. “If she leaves, what are we going to do?” Tabora said, hunching over as he cried. Pastors in the Latino...
  • American Dream: Helping Hispanics keep their homes (BARF)

    02/21/2009 8:07:44 AM PST · by IbJensen · 41 replies · 843+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/21/2009 | FROMA HARROP
    Open most any urban newspaper to the foreclosure notices, and you'll find the list heavy with Hispanic names. Times are tough for Americans of every demographic, but for Latinos they are grimmer still. Is this the end of the Latino-American Dream? The answer, in Spanish, is No. President Barack Obama has just unveiled a $75 billion plan that includes helping homeowners who are behind in their monthly payments but could keep up if their mortgage terms were eased a bit. Many Latinos would fit this category. Almost one in 10 Latino homeowners reported missing a mortgage payment -- or being...
  • Over Weight Kids in California

    02/08/2009 9:25:32 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 34 replies · 870+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 02/08/2009 | JONDI GUMZ
    Sixty one percent of the kids at Watsoville High (Watsonville, California) are eligible for free breakfast or lunch provided by the taxpayers but instead head off for the local convenience store or fast food joint. Still it's all our fault that they are fat. Watsonville faces a growing number of overweight children By JONDI GUMZ Posted: 02/08/2009 01:30:41 AM PST WATSONVILLE -- Too often, children in Watsonville are eating food that is not good for them, and it shows. About 31 percent of Watsonville's children are obese by age 8, and another 23 percent are overweight, a study for the...
  • Illegal Immigrants Arrest Numbers (Bend, Oregon)

    01/31/2009 10:13:39 AM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies · 996+ views
    KOHD News ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Doug Johnson
    Two illegal immigrants have been arrested in Deschutes County for two different crimes this week. 22-year old Francisco Garcia for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. And 21-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez-Diaz for allegedly drunk and reckless driving. They're not alone. "In 2007 we had 238, illegals that immigration put a hold on, in 2008 we had 172," says Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton. The Sheriff's Office says it doesn't aggressively pursue illegal aliens. Deputies don't check for documentation at work sites, and often those driving without a license will not be put in jail. However, when crimes such as drunk driving, rape...
  • Report from Palestinian - Reconquista Meeting

    01/18/2009 1:11:14 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 19 replies · 1,339+ views
    Location 2100 Maple Los Angeles, CA INTERESTING POINTS: 1. Interesting that this group has the recourses to rent a permanent facility. (even if it is in downtown) 2. Note the mural there is a man holding a Palestinian flag, leading a group of Hispanic people. 3. This facility just opened this month. Downtown Los Angeles is unbelievably dirty. Trash everywhere and just dirt. Very few light posts so it is dark and creepy. The meeting was supposed to start at 6:00 but at 7;15 a gang looking crowd was developing and since I was alone, I thought it best to...
  • CA: Rep. Joe Baca riled by Latino lending accusations (Hogar housing program initiative under fire)

    01/12/2009 12:25:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 477+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 1/12/09 | Ben Goad
    WASHINGTON - Inland Rep. Joe Baca disputed criticism from a housing advocacy group and another lawmaker that he and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus added to the national housing crisis through overzealous support of programs that enabled unqualified buyers to purchase homes. Baca, D-Rialto, said he has worked to increase responsible homeownership among minorities. He rejected an advocacy group's assertion that the Hispanic caucus was warned about lenders targeting Latino buyers with risky subprime and adjustable rate loans. Baca also denied any link between a $25,000 donation to his own foundation and his decision to co-sponsor housing legislation pushed by the...
  • Gangs claim their turf in Iraq

    05/01/2006 4:58:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies · 11,069+ views
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | May 1, 2006 | Frank Main CHICAGO GANG-BANGERS LEAVE MARK ON IRAQ Gangs claim their turf in Iraq May 1, 2006 BY FRANK MAIN Crime Reporter The Gangster Disciples, Latin Kings and Vice Lords were born decades ago in Chicago's most violent neighborhoods. Now, their gang graffiti is showing up 6,400 miles away in one of the world's most dangerous neighborhoods -- Iraq. Armored vehicles, concrete barricades and bathroom walls all have served as canvasses for their spray-painted gang art. At Camp Cedar II, about 185 miles southeast of Baghdad, a guard shack was recently defaced with "GDN" for Gangster Disciple Nation, along with the...
  • Slain Teen Supposed To Be at Sleepover (NM)

    12/31/2008 9:15:29 AM PST · by CedarDave · 41 replies · 1,989+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 31, 2008 | Jeff Proctor
    Raylene Jaramillo was supposed to be sleeping over at a friend's house early Saturday ... not attending a party where alcohol was being served and older boys were packing guns — a party where she was fatally shot at point-blank range. Police say Efrain Valenzuela shot Raylene, 14, after Jaramillo or another girl made a comment about his nickname during a party in Southwest Albuquerque. Valenzuela, 19, has a criminal history that includes convictions for being a minor in possession of alcohol in 2007 and marijuana and paraphernalia possession in April, court records show. He also has a case pending...
  • Activists working on solidifying Latino bloc - Focus on voting shifts to census

    12/15/2008 9:42:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 266+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 12/15/08 | Hiram Soto
    In the past two years, community organizations across the United States mobilized like never before to help Latinos become citizens, register to vote and go to the polls. Now, many of these organizations plan to use that structure to advance the interests of Latinos on issues such as the economy, education and immigration. “The work has just begun,” said David Valladolid, who headed regional efforts to establish Viva Obama clubs and form a coalition with San Diego County's African-American population. The National Association of Latino Elected Officials worked with Spanish-language media and community groups in a get-out-the-vote effort, and it...
  • 15 suspected gang members arrested ( Latino gang MS-13 the target of raids )

    12/13/2008 10:14:04 AM PST · by HollyButler · 8 replies · 987+ views
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | December 12, 2008 | Martin Rozenman
    Columbus police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrested 15 gang members today, saying they had cast fear over the Latino community. The arrests of 14 men and one woman were made between 3 and 7 p.m. on the North Side. Tamarack Circle and areas around I-71 and Rt. 161 were targeted, officials said. All 15 are in custody at the Franklin County jail and elsewhere, said Cmdr. Jeffrey Blackwell of the Columbus Police Strategic Response Bureau. Their names weren't available late tonight. Everyone arrested today was an illegal immigrant and affiliated with the MS-13 gang, which originated in...
  • A Lawless Nation: Government Helps People Break Law

    11/16/2008 8:57:20 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 16 replies · 1,048+ views
    Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- November 14 "They're using identities of American citizens and the IRS is allowing it to happen." Casey Wian: More than 1,300 illegal aliens near Greeley, Colorado, have been using either stolen or phony Social Security numbers to receive at least $2.5 million in tax refunds, according to local law enforcement officials. (unbelievalbe video clip) Chief Jerry Garner, Greeley PD: These folks that are here illegally are victimizing American citizens by stealing their identity. Very, very often they are victimizing American citizens who are Latino. John Cooke, Weld County Sheriff: They're using identities of American...