December 2009 Blog Posts (25)

Big challenge for Obama: retain Hispanic support

Barack Obama has erased George W. Bush's inroads among Hispanics, with these influential voters consistently giving the president exceptionally strong marks and the White House employing an aggressive strategy to keep it that way.

Obama's challenge is to ensure that Hispanics pledge allegiance to the Democratic Party for the 2010 elections and keep supporting him through his own likely 2012 re-election race while he tackles the divisive… Continue

Added by News on December 7, 2009 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Dropout rate for Hispanics 19.1% in Va.

Lorena Diaz and her 20-year-old twin sister, Milena, entered Meadowbrook High School three years ago when they arrived from Colombia.

They repeated their sophomore year at the Chesterfield County school. This fall, they would have been juniors for a second year because their English-language skills held them back.

But their mother, Dora Agudelo, who has been without a regular job for a year and just found out she's pregnant, asked her daughters to drop out and get jobs to… Continue

Added by News on December 7, 2009 at 9:48pm — No Comments

White House Hispanic Outreach director warns Latino education is in "crisis"

Ida Eblinger Kelley called Hispanic (she used the term interchangeably with "Latino") education "the civil rights issue " of our time.

Hispanic students -- at OCPS and nationwide -- are the largest minority group in schools, yet they consistently lag behind in test scores as well as graduation and college entrance rates.

As the Obama administration undertakes what it calls a massive education reform effort, those issues can no… Continue

Added by News on December 7, 2009 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Who needs Hispanic Republicans?

It seems that it would be essential to attract young people and people of color to a political party, especially if you want to grow a political party in a rapidly demographically changing state like Texas. However, the McLennan County Republican Party seems to believe that there is no need to adapt to these demographic changes because of the success they have enjoyed in the past. Latina Lista posted a blog that summed up the situation in McLennan County:

"The big question since the… Continue

Added by News on December 7, 2009 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Birthdday Bash & Toy Drive

Papi Perez Thanks to be to God, Stafff (Club E , L A Riders & all the performers, band & Djs...etc) and friends plus Guests that came tonight, to make this event Birthday Bash & Toy Drive great!!! Plus special Guest "Deidre Baumann for Judge" I love you more::)))

Added by Papi Perez on December 6, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

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