Hispanic and Latino Americans

Credit : National Council of La Raza

Latino economy: Financial outlook is not as optimistic

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The country’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization released poll results today showing that while the nation’s economy is improving, many Latinos feel their own financial outlook is not as […]

07/22/2014

FILE - This June 17, 2014 file photo shows Housing and Urban Development Secretary nominee, San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Senate OKs San Antonio mayor as housing secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who’s […]

07/09/2014

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Sotomayor: Affirmative action options don’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected on Sunday the notion that alternatives to affirmative action such as income or residency could achieve similar results in diversifying the nation’s colleges and universities. When […]

06/23/2014

US-born Latinos hold more jobs than foreign-born

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in more than two decades, Latinos who are immigrants hold fewer jobs in the United States than those who are born in this country. This change is happening […]

06/19/2014

Maria Antonetty, joins others in a Spanish Easter service at the Primitive Christian Church in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

US Latinos less Catholic, more polarized on faith

NEW YORK (AP) — Latinos in the United States are abandoning the Roman Catholicism of their childhood in increasing numbers to become evangelical Protestants or leave organized religion altogether, according to a new survey released […]

05/07/2014

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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