Hispanic and Latino Americans

This screenshot made Nov. 26, 2013, shows the Department of Health and Human Services' web page for the Spanish language version HealthCare dot gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Latinos being left behind in health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on […]

03/24/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham is helping initiate a public service campaign encouraging Hispanic families to read, sing and talk more to their young children so they’re better prepared for school.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Clinton encourages reading in Hispanic families

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined forces Tuesday for a cause dear to both, initiating a public service campaign encouraging Hispanic families to read, sing […]

02/04/2014

A person stands in front of the painting "The Death of Ruben Salazar" by artist Frank Romero during a tour of the "Our America: The Latino Presence in America Art" exhibit, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Report: US Latinos optimistic amid challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos in America are generally optimistic about the future, despite still facing challenges such as discrimination and concerns over job security and personal finances, according to a report released Tuesday. NPR, the […]

01/21/2014

Actress/singer Rita Moreno discusses the documentary film "Latino Americans" at the PBS Summer 2013 TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Actors say Latinos deserve award-worthy roles

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Rita Moreno says she has a ready answer for those who ask why more Latinos fail to receive Hollywood honors. It’s because Hispanic actors aren’t cast in the […]

08/07/2013

Jennifer Lopez (AP Photo)

Jennifer Lopez: ‘We’re realizing our power’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jennifer Lopez says Latinos in the United States are starting to realize their power in politics and media, and that makes the timing good for her latest undertaking: Lobbying for greater diversity […]

06/12/2013

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Children of immigrants more Democrat than parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — A study finds that U.S.-born children of Hispanic immigrants are more likely than their parents to say they are Democrats as they integrate into American life.

02/07/2013

Attorney: NC sheriff won't settle profiling claims

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – An attorney for a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally arresting Latinos without probable cause to boost deportations says the lawman isn’t interested in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. […]

09/26/2012