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Si se puede con l'educacion


From Hoy's editorial page 12/09/08

Rebecca Sanchez


Quienes dicen que para un inmigrante latino con pocos recursos no es posible obtener una educación y una buena profesión, están equivocados. Aunque miles llegan a Estados Unidos sin dinero, con poca educación académica, y sin profesión, todos pueden mejorar sus vidas y las de sus familias si están dispuestos a pagar el… Continue

Added by Rebecca Sanchez on December 10, 2008 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Graduating UC Santa Cruz student ready to begin term on Pomona City Council

Danielle Soto isn't wasting any time transitioning from college to a career in the family business.

The 22-year-old environmental studies senior will be sworn into the Pomona City Council on Dec. 15, two days after her last final this week. She won election Nov. 5 to a seat once held by her grandmother, Nell Soto, who went on to serve in the California Assembly and Senate, retiring this year at age 81.

Her grandfather, the late… Continue

Added by News on December 10, 2008 at 2:34am — No Comments

Fair housing laws criticized in U.S. report

Lax enforcement of fair housing laws has resulted in a disproportionate number of minorities with high-cost, subprime loans and has contributed the current lending crisis, according to a national report released Tuesday.

The 99-page "Future of Fair Housing" report is the result of a six-month-long, cross-country investigation into the state of fair housing in America, headed up by former Department of Housing and Urban Development secretaries Jack Kemp and Henry… Continue

Added by News on December 10, 2008 at 2:28am — No Comments

Avoiding the heat on immigration

Commentary: If Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano wins confirmation as secretary of homeland security, she will be responsible for enforcing the nation's immigration laws. This is a chilling thought for those of us who have witnessed up close how Napolitano can be vexed to the point of paralysis by that highly charged issue.

I met Napolitano when I was working as a reporter and metro columnist at The Arizona Republic in the late 1990s. After serving as a legal adviser to Anita Hill during… Continue

Added by News on December 10, 2008 at 2:24am — No Comments

Obama ignored Latinos for top posts

Commentary: This week, President-elect Barack Obama unveiled his national security team and continued the sorry tradition of presidents overlooking Latinos as they fill the top-tier of the Cabinet appointments. The four big posts have been filled, and there is not a Latino anywhere in the mix.

Even liberals who like to think of the Gonzales appointment as a kind of failed social experiment because it lets them off the hook for future stabs at diversity would be hard-pressed to… Continue

Added by News on December 10, 2008 at 2:21am — No Comments

California's Latinos and blacks still lag in university eligibility

Despite recent improvements, Latino and black students continue to lag behind whites and Asians in becoming academically eligible to enter California's two public university systems, according to a state report released Tuesday.

The study by the California Postsecondary Education Commission also showed that female high school seniors still do significantly better than males in taking required classes and earning grades and test scores that… Continue

Added by News on December 10, 2008 at 2:17am — No Comments

When Hispanics suffer from depression, they're often too afraid to seek help

Depression and anxiety are frequently part of the experience as immigrants adjust to a new culture separated from families, social networks and emotional support. Experts say there is a need for mental health services to help Hispanics, whose numbers are increasing because of immigration, including illegal immigration.READ FULL…

Added by News on December 8, 2008 at 3:53am — No Comments

Valley Hispanics spend big, even in tough economy

With the struggling economy, many business leaders think that when it comes to marketing it's good to think Hispanic.

That's because the Hispanic market continues to grow, not only across the U.S., but right here in Arizona.

With the struggling economy, many business leaders think that when it comes to marketing it's good to think Hispanic.

According to the Hispanic chamber of commerce, Hispanics have the ability to spend… Continue

Added by News on December 8, 2008 at 3:30am — No Comments

Latinos unhappy with Obama picks

If there is one message President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team has broadcast about Cabinet picks, it is that ethnicity and gender will not be the first considerations when filling the slots.

Credentials over tokenism, after all, was a fundamental principle of Obama’s presidential campaign that highlighted his ideas and community values over his African-American background. Still, if all goes as planned, Cabinet members with… Continue

Added by News on December 8, 2008 at 3:23am — No Comments

One Label Does Not Fit All

Geraldo Rivera -- who has gone from TV showman to defender of la raza with his new book subtitled "Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S." -- warmed up a Latino luncheon crowd the other day with the one joke he says he knows in Spanish.

"The only difference among us Hispanics is the color of our beans," he said in Spanish, to appreciative chuckles. "We're all in this together."… Continue

Added by News on December 8, 2008 at 3:03am — No Comments

Alone among us

Sharon Salyer and Alejandro Domínguez’s reporting on the mental health challenges faced by Hispanics is part of a health journalism program offered through the Annenberg-California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, administered by the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication. READ FULL…

Added by News on December 8, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

Wall Street isn't the only street hit

When a large white van slowed near Kennedy Park on a recent sunny -- but very cold -- November day, about six men didn't wait for it to stop before they opened the doors and jumped inside.

They were day laborers -- most were Ecuadorean immigrants -- and they were hoping for some work.

The contractor, who was building a house, only needed two workers that day. "Take me, take me," some of the nearly 20 men who gathered around his van shouted.

Wall Street may get… Continue

Added by News on December 2, 2008 at 1:37am — No Comments

European ancestry increases breast cancer risk among Latinas

Latina women have a lower risk of breast cancer than European or African-American women generally, but those with higher European ancestry could be at increased risk, according to data published in the December 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

"We need to study the possible factors that are placing Latina women of high European ancestry at greater risk," said Laura Fejerman, Ph.D., a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of… Continue

Added by News on December 2, 2008 at 1:33am — No Comments

New Program to Prevent Suicide Among Latinas

The Latina Adolescent Suicide Prevention Campaign was launched this week at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., to help inform young Latinas about how to seek help and prevent suicide in their community, reports El Diario/La Prensa. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among young people between 10 and 24 years of age in the United States. Research shows that adolescent Latinas have the highest rate of attempted suicides among groups of teenagers in the nation: 21 percent of Hispanic… Continue

Added by News on December 2, 2008 at 1:31am — No Comments

Mexicans in U.S. return home for holidays with less

Nearly 1 million Mexican migrants living in the U.S. are expected to head home for the holidays, but relatively few are returning loaded down with gifts and cash this year.

Many are simply moving back after losing their jobs in the U.S. economic crisis, a disappointing turn for an annual journey that has become a cherished tradition in towns and villages across Mexico.

In many impoverished hamlets, migrants are usually welcomed home with lavish festivities. Townspeople… Continue

Added by News on December 2, 2008 at 1:27am — No Comments

Cuba eagerly awaits Obama

Barack Obama's inauguration is still nearly two months away, but you can already hear the thawing sound over the Florida Strait. Latin America experts anticipate that Obama will quickly make good on his campaign promise to "immediately" revoke the restrictions imposed by George W. Bush in 2004 that severely limit Cuban-American travel and remittances home. Obama has also vowed to shut the Guantánamo Bay prison, long a gringo thumb in the eye to Cubans (and all Latin Americans).… Continue

Added by News on December 2, 2008 at 12:55am — No Comments

Thanksgiving 'a la americana' is back

Hold the pavochón, the pasteles and the pumpkin flan.

In at least one Latino household in the city, this Thanksgiving will turn into a scene out of a Norman Rockwell painting.

The reason? The election of Barack Obama, and the born-again patriotism it has inspired even in the most cosmopolitan of New Yorkers.

“It’s cool for us to be gringos now,” says Vanessa Arce, 33, laughing. “It’s a bit of a joke, but it’s a joke… Continue

Added by News on November 26, 2008 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Latinos embrace American Thanksgiving traditions

When he was growing up in Mexico, Cesar Vera was fascinated with Thanksgiving, which he had heard about from television but otherwise knew nothing about. Today, having been in the United States for years, he has embraced the holiday wholeheartedly.

“For us, it is great, there is no religion involved and we are just grateful for it. We are completely converted. We look forward to this holiday. It’s a well-deserved break. We just go for it all the way, the traditional Thanksgiving,”… Continue

Added by News on November 26, 2008 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Happy Safe Thanksgiving to All

May you enjoy this thanksgiving holiday al lado de todos sus familiares y otros seres queridos and don't forget to give thanks for all that you have been bless with this past year specially health and work. Pidan por la reunificación familiar a través de una reforma de inmigración justa para todos. God Bless and don't forget to laugh a lot it's good for the soul!

Added by Maggie Rivera on November 26, 2008 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Bad New York City schools trap many minorities, study says

A disporportionate number of black and Latino students are stuck in the city's worst schools, a Daily News analysis shows.

About 30% of students in schools given "report card" grades last month are African-American, yet blacks make up 41% of the classroom rosters in schools rated D or F.

Similarly, Latinos are 39% of the population in the graded schools - but they make up 47% of the kids in those with the lowest rankings.… Continue

Added by News on November 24, 2008 at 8:45pm — No Comments

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