HispanicPro's Blog – April 2010 Archive (4)

Why 'Ugly Betty' Was a Really Big Deal

The remarkable "Ugly Betty" ended its five-season, primetime run last Thursday night, and the TV landscape's a lot flatter for the loss. Say what you will about the ABC dramedy's quality over the past couple seasons.

The show featured a cast of brown-skinned characters that were unprecedented in primetime television. The series featured smart and strong Latinas, a powerful Black woman and even an undocumented father from Mexico. Not to… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2010 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Education secretary ponders how to keep Hispanics in college

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Monday that he wanted his department to help cut dropout rates and boost college enrollment for Hispanic Americans.The push for scholastic equality comes as President Barack Obama tries to improve the nation's educational system so that by 2020 the U.S. leads the world with its percentage of college graduates, as Duncan reiterated at a gathering of Hispanic college administrators.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that a quarter of the country's… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Dem Rep Gutierrez: Latinos might stay home

As we saw during the final stages of the health-care debate, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D) isn't shy about taking his complaints public (he said he was going to vote against the health bill before eventually voting for it).

And now he's taking aim at President Obama's immigration policies, suggesting that Latino voters might not participate in the upcoming midterm elections -- if the administration and Democratic congressional… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2010 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Obama falters on immigration reform promises

Advocates for illegal immigrants fear the White House is doing the bare minimum to appease Latino voters before midterm elections as it focuses on other issues.

A White House commitment to overhaul the nation's immigration system this year is collapsing, with the Obama administration undecided about the best way to proceed on an issue the president had identified as a top priority.Immigration advocates who meet regularly with White House… Continue

Added by HispanicPro on April 21, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

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