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Obama edges ahead in key state of Colorado

cartoon taped to the door of Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado's fifth largest city, depicts a young man with a clothespin over his nose. The caption says, "I registered because the economy stinks." READ FULL STORY

Added by News on October 5, 2008 at 10:26am — No Comments

'Extreme' design for El Paso teen's 15th

Like many teen girls, El Pasoan Sydny Gonzalez was dreaming of her ideal quinceañera a year ago.

What she didn't know at the time was that a television show celebrity would help her plan that dream event, set for Friday at the Camino Real Hotel.

Eduardo Xol, known for being the design expert on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," selected Gonzalez as Miss 15A of 2008. 15A, Xol's gift and planning quinceañera site online (, helped design her… Continue

Added by News on October 4, 2008 at 7:25am — No Comments

Domestic Violence Shelters in Hispanic Areas of the U.S. Receive Cash Infusion During Economic Downturn

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, dozens of domestic violence shelters in heavily Hispanic areas across the U.S. are receiving an influx of badly-needed cash during the current economic downturn. The cash infusion is coming from the foundation started by the late Mary Kay Ash. Shelters helping battered women in all 50 states are receiving a total of $3 million from the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation's (MKACF) annual grants.… Continue

Added by News on October 4, 2008 at 7:22am — No Comments

Latino Health: What the Numbers are Telling Us

With September coming to an end, it marks the end of Latino Health Awareness Month. Several events took place all across California to raise awareness and knowledge about the health issues affecting the Latino community. Many of these activities were sponsored by the Network for a Healthy California ( and included park festivals and healthy cooking demonstrations. Latino Health Awareness Month marks a time to reflect not only on your personal health… Continue

Added by News on October 4, 2008 at 7:15am — No Comments

Conflict ensues after student senate gives funds for conference

Conflict ensued Thursday at the Student Senate meeting, over the funding for Gamma Alpha Omega's Latina Awareness Conference.

Gamma Alpha Omega presented a request for $3,544 in order to fund the remaining amount of the conference's costs.

The conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 25, has an expected attendance of 200 students.

Due to the low expectancy rate, many senators expressed concerns regarding the attendance-to-amount-funded ratio, said Houston junior… Continue

Added by News on October 4, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Candid Barack Obama urges Hispanic voters to flex their muscles

Barack Obama's appeal was unusually direct. "I want you to start voting your numbers," the Democratic presidential candidate urged the crowd of 10,000 gathered in the New Mexican town of Española. "Start flexing your muscles."

Obama's entreaties reflect a cause for optimism and concern in the Democratic camp in New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada. All are targets for Obama, and all are states in which a large Hispanic population could make the difference. But turnout is the key. If the… Continue

Added by News on October 2, 2008 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Nevada's Hispanics weigh in on Decision '08

With the election 34 days away, presidential hopefuls are certainly looking to the Silver State for support.

Political experts say Nevada could be decided by a razor-thin margin, so whichever wins the Hispanic vote, could win the state.

More Hispanics are also defining their stance on the candidate's decisions on faith and finances.

Tibbi Ellis, with Latinas for (John) McCain, said she's winning over women by telling them; when it comes to teenagers and abortion,… Continue

Added by News on October 2, 2008 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Washington, D.C., American Lung Association Chapter Launches Anti-Smoking Campaigns Targeting Blacks, Hispanics

The American Lung Association of Washington, D.C., has launched two "flashy antismoking campaigns in two very different directions": one in English that targets blacks and one in Spanish that targets Hispanics, the Washington Post reports. Both campaigns include ads that attempt to prompt smokers to call the ALA QuitLine, where they can obtain nicotine patches, lozenges and counseling to help them quit. READ FULL… Continue

Added by News on October 2, 2008 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Campaign aims to reduce young Latino substance abuse

A state campaign aimed at reducing substance abuse among young Latinos has kicked off at a west Phoenix school. The campaign, sponsored by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Phoenix Union High School District, is designed to influence sound decision-making among Latino youths. "Be Smart, Be Safe and Be Alive - Piensa, Cuidate, Vive - is a campaign started at Trevor Browne High School and seeks to address alcohol, tobacco, drugs and… Continue

Added by News on October 1, 2008 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Hispanic leaders: McCain losing clout among Latinos

A small group of Hispanic leaders in Arizona who are supporting Democrat Barack Obama say Republican John McCain won't enjoy the same strong support among Latinos in his home state as he has in past elections.

Group member Mary Rose Wilcox said McCain's strength among Latinos has dwindled. That's primarily because he de-emphasized his support for a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and now says border security is the first immigration priority.… Continue

Added by News on October 1, 2008 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Chicago baseball: Which is better?

Q: What is your fondest Chicago White Sox memory?

A: 2005 was a hell of a year. Call it what you will, but we got a ring for it.

Q: What is your worst Chicago White Sox memory?

A: There's not one specific incident that sticks out in my memory, but watching some of our best players go through offensive struggles for extended periods of time, our bullpen show up for half a season at a time, and the fluctuation in the players' general attitudes and desire to win,… Continue

Added by News on October 1, 2008 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Affirmative-action debate continues

A new study today by an organization opposed to affirmative action concludes minorities are more likely to be admitted to the state's two public law schools than similarly qualified Anglos.

The report by the Center for Economic Opportunity shows the number of Anglos, Asians, Hispanics and blacks admitted to the law colleges at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona is pretty much in proportion to the number that apply.… Continue

Added by News on October 1, 2008 at 12:29pm — No Comments

The battle for key voters

Young people are Barack Obama's most enthusiastic supporters. According to a Pew opinion poll published on 18 September, those under 30 favour him by 60% to 31% for John McCain. Getting these young people to turn out to vote is a key challenge for the Democrats.

Mr Obama also enjoys an 8% advantage among women. Single or divorced women are most likely to back the Democratic candidate. Married women are more evenly divided, and are a key swing group in the election.… Continue

Added by News on October 1, 2008 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Hispanics decry college spokesman’s forced leave

Mt. Hood Community College’s decision to place Al Sigala, longtime spokesman, on paid leave and eliminate his position has drawn fire from college supporters.

Members of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, which represents hundreds of Latino businesses, professionals and others, were set to meet the college’s new president, John J. “Ski” Sygielski, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, to discuss their concerns.

Sigala is of Mexican descent… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on October 1, 2008 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Hispanics hit hard by subprimes

The fastest-growing segment of U.S. home buyers is also among those facing the greatest risk of foreclosure, two top federal housing officials told a group of Hispanic real-estate professionals meeting in Phoenix this week.

Poor guidance and cultural biases have forced too many Hispanics into predatory loans, they said, and in some cases their Hispanic real-estate agents helped put them there.… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on October 1, 2008 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Former Mexican president says US needs more work, not walls

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox expressed hope Tuesday that a new U.S. administration will find a mutually beneficial solution to immigration and restore America's standing in the world.

Fox said the United States and the Bush administration have been too focused since 9/11 on related issues to be the example that other democracies expected from previous administrations.

"We missed that great leadership in this nation. We need it back," Fox said.

Fox did… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on October 1, 2008 at 9:17am — No Comments

Gov. Schwarzenegger Endorses Key Education Laws for Hispanics

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is working to pass a law that will improve the education of Hispanics and other minorities in California. According to La Opinion, the law would authorize hiring more teachers in schools with low achievement levels that lack professionals to teach math, sciences and special education. READ FULL STORY

Added by HispanicPro on September 30, 2008 at 11:49am — No Comments

American Latinos increasingly pessimistic

America's largest minority is a paradox. Latinos have a reputation for being fatalistic. Yet many, especially immigrants, also share an entrepreneurial belief that people chart their own destinies. The result is 46 million Americans -- 15 percent of the U.S. population -- who vacillate between pessimism and optimism.

At the moment, pessimism has the upper hand. According to a new survey from the Pew Hispanic Center, Latinos in the United States are increasingly gloomy about their own… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on September 30, 2008 at 11:44am — No Comments

Hispanics overwhelmingly for Obama in US 'swing states'

A great majority of Hispanic voters in US swing states favor Democratic Barack Obama over Republican John McCain in the race for the White House, a Newslink poll said Friday.

Of the 684 adults surveyed by telephone in seven swing states from September 11-18, 63 percent said they would vote for the Illinois senator on November 4, against only 26 percent for the Arizona senator.

Swing voters are called as such for their unpredictable votes in an election.… Continue

Added by News on September 27, 2008 at 2:24pm — No Comments

A Worthy Goal: More Latinos At The Polls

Latinos should be a strong voice in Connecticut. After all, they represent a sizeable segment of the state's population, with an estimated 391,935 members, or 11.2 percent of all Connecticut citizens, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

So news that state efforts to register Latinos to vote have been successful is welcomed. According to the Secretary of the State's office, more than 5,800 Latinos have registered since an organized effort was launched three months ago.

The… Continue

Added by News on September 24, 2008 at 4:13pm — No Comments

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