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Eva Longoria

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

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

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

National Assn. of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (AP image)

Big Latino vote in Calif., but stars emerge elsewhere

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California has more Hispanics than any other state, by far, but you’d have to look elsewhere for those being talked about as ascending stars on the national political stage.

12/03/2012

Tony Bennett: Latinos 'sing with heart'

NEW YORK (AP) – Tony Bennett doesn’t speak Spanish and he was not familiar with most of the Latino artists he recorded with for his new album, “VIVA Duets.” But to his delight, the great […]

10/22/2012

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

California students' English, math scores improve

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California students posted gains in English and math proficiency for the ninth straight year, but the so-called achievement gap between black and Latino students and their white and Asian peers remains […]

08/31/2012

Sesame Street casting Latino character

(AP) – So you grew up watching Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird, and now you want to be friends with Rosita, Luis and Maria. If you are a bilingual actor or actress between the […]

08/08/2012

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