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Judge: Palmdale can’t hold City Council election

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge who said Palmdale’s method of choosing its leaders discriminates against minorities has halted the Nov. 5 City Council election. Superior Court Judge Mark Mooney issued an injunction Monday. […]

10/01/2013

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

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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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In nation’s breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — On a warm spring day, farmworker Cristina Melendez was bedridden and unable to make her way back into the asparagus fields of central California for the kind of backbreaking work she’s […]

06/09/2013

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Inauguration group donates funds for Latino arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers of a gala concert and series of events celebrating Latino culture during President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are donating the proceeds to help raise the national profile of Latino arts and […]

06/07/2013

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Former LAUSD teacher Sal Castro dies

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Former LAUSD teacher Sal Castro, who joined his students in East LA school walkouts in 1968 to protest inequities in educational opportunities for Latinos and whose efforts were documented in the 2006 HBO film “Walkout,” died today.

04/15/2013

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New pope revives question: What is a ‘Latino?’

(AP) – He is being hailed with pride and wonder as the “first Latino pope,” a native Spanish speaker born and raised in the South American nation of Argentina. But for some Latinos in the United States, there’s a catch:

03/24/2013

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Rise of Latino population blurs US racial lines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome to the new off-white America. A historic decline in the number of U.S. whites and the fast growth of Latinos are blurring traditional black-white color lines.

03/18/2013

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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

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Record number of students apply for UC admission

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More students than ever are applying for undergraduate admission at the University of California.

01/18/2013

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Longoria to host Latino inaugural salute to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following an election where Latinos showed their growing political influence, a coalition of groups is coordinating a gathering of top Latino entertainers at the Kennedy Center in a series of events ahead of President Obama’s inauguration.

01/08/2013

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Kennedy Center announces review of Honors process

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center is reviewing the way it selects artists who receive one of the nation’s highest arts prizes, the Kennedy Center Honors, after a group said Latinos have been largely excluded.

01/07/2013

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