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Sunny Anderson Reveals Brooklyn Cupcake Best-Seller Recipe On 'Home Made In America' (VIDEO)

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | October 5, 2012 | Black Voices
The spotlight may be on Jay-Z rapping at Brooklyn's spanking new Barclays Center this week, but Food Network host Sunny Anderson is out to give some shine to another New York native -- baked-goods startup Brooklyn Cupcake. "In every nook and cranny of this country are people that...

Betsian Carrasquillo Penaloza Charged With Prostituting Daughter, 14

David Moye | October 5, 2012 | Crime
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Federal agents have arrested a woman suspected of prostituting her 14-year-old daughter in Puerto Rico. Authorities filed a federal criminal complaint charging Betsian Carrasquillo Penaloza with taking her daughter and two other girls to the Sheraton Hotel at the San Juan Convention Center after meeting...

Archaeologists Uncover 50 Skulls In Sacred Aztec Temple In Mexico (PHOTOS)

Samreen Hooda | December 5, 2012 | World
MEXICO CITY — Mexican archaeologists said Friday they uncovered the largest number of skulls ever found in one offering at the most sacred temple of the Aztec empire dating back more than 500 years. The finding reveals new ways the pre-Colombian civilization used skulls in rituals at Mexico City's Templo...

'Sabado Gigante' In English? Don Francisco Says It's Possible

Carolina Moreno | July 28, 2014 | Latino Voices
By Michael Lopez Despite rumors to the contrary, Sábado Gigante is alive and well. And 50 years in, Don Francisco is ready to bring it to the states. According to the legendary host, Sabado may be getting an English-language makeover in the very near...

Latino And Black Unemployment Rates Fall At Faster Clip, Boosting Obama's Election Chances

Janell Ross | November 8, 2012 | Latino Voices
While Friday's news that the overall unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent generated headlines and unfounded conservative allegations that the monthly jobs report had been rendered rosy in a conspiracy to improve Obama's election chances, two little-reported measures do indicate that Obama's odds may be improving....

Jon Hubbard, Arkansas Legislator, Says Slavery May 'Have Been A Blessing' In New Book

John Celock | October 8, 2012 | Politics
Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book in which he says slavery was "a blessing" for African-Americans, among other questionable statements. Hubbard, a first term Republican from Jonesboro, Ark., makes a series of racially charged statements in the self-published book,...

Friendly Fire Killed Border Agent? Union Boss Says It's A Possibility In Death Of Nicholas Ivie

Simon McCormack | December 5, 2012 | Crime
PHOENIX — A preliminary investigation has found friendly fire likely was to blame in a shooting that killed one federal agent and wounded another along the Arizona-Mexico border, the FBI said Friday, shaking up the probe into an incident that reignited the political debate over border security. "There are strong...

True The Vote, Tea Party Voting Group, Targeted By Congressional Inquiry

Trymaine Lee | October 5, 2012 | Black Voices
A Democratic congressman has launched an investigation into True The Vote, a conservative Tea Party group that has attempted to purge thousands of registered voters from voting rolls across the country ahead of the November presidential election. The organization is pursuing an aggressive ground...

Killer Women: Sofia Vergara To Executive Produce English-Language Version Of 'Mujeres Asesinas'

Carolina Moreno | October 5, 2012 | Latino Voices
Sofia Vergara is having a killer year. Within the last three months the Colombian actress has celebrated her 40th birthday in Mexico (with 108 of her closest family members), become engaged to beau Nick Loeb, been named TV’s highest paid actress, launched a...

Chipotle, CIW Finally Reach Accord To Support Florida Tomato Pickers' Rights

Joe Satran | October 8, 2012 | Food
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Thursday that it had finally reached an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to join the Florida tomato picker group's Fair Food Program. That makes the burrito chain the 11th major corporation to commit to purchase Florida tomatoes grown only on farms...

Latino Unemployment Falls To 9.9 Percent, Lowest Rate Since 2008

Miguel Ferrer | November 9, 2012 | Latino Voices
The U.S. unemployment rate for Latinos fell to 9.9 percent in September, the lowest jobless rate in nearly four years, and the lowest level since President Barack Obama first took office. Latino unemployment has hit a 45 month low as September marks the first time the Latino jobless rate has...

Rosario Dawson Talks The Untapped Power Of Latino Voters On The Gavin Newsom Show (VIDEO)

Aaron Sankin | October 5, 2012 | San Francisco
When it comes the political power of Latinos, the question essentially falls to the issue of turnout. Nearly 70 percent of Latino voters checked the box for Barack Obama in 2008, and current polling indicates a similar percentage will vote for him again in November. Even though

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Takes A Stand Against Federal Immigration Policy

Reuters | December 5, 2012 | Los Angeles
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday unveiled plans to refrain from handing over undocumented immigrants arrested for low-level offenses to federal authorities for potential deportation. The move by Beck represented a victory for immigrant rights activists just days after...

Paul Ryan: 'We Should Not Shy Away From Class Warfare'

Jason Cherkis | October 5, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Republicans have long accused President Barack Obama of engaging in class warfare, citing his effort to scale back the Bush tax cuts for the nation's wealthiest. Frustrated defenders of the president have long called on Democrats to make the case that the true class warriors are the ones...

'Lady Snake Lord' Tomb Discovered: Mayan Warrior Queen Believed Found In Guatemala (VIDEO)

Ron Dicker | October 5, 2012 | World
All hail Lady Snake Lord -- at least what's left of her. Archeologists believe they have discovered the tomb of the great Mayan warrior queen in Guatemala, according to National Geographic. Her Snake-ness ruled the Wak kingdom for her family, the Kan or "Snake" dynasty, between A.D. 672...

Mastodon Tooth: Davy Villanueva Finds Ancient Molar In San Antonio River

Andrea Stone | October 5, 2012 | Science
Davy Villanueva hoped the fish would be biting when he went out to the San Antonio River a few weeks ago, but he never imagined he'd see a tooth bigger than the size of his two fists. The Karnes City, Texas, fisherman found what he believes is a tooth from...

Mayan Ball Court At Chichen Itza Was Celestial Marker, Experts Say

Melissa Cronin | December 5, 2012 | Science
MEXICO CITY — Mexican archaeologists say they have determined that the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices, and they said Friday that the discovery adds to understanding of the many layers of ritual significance...

Yoani Sanchez Arrested, Reports From Cuba Say (UPDATED)

Roque Planas | October 6, 2012 | Latino Voices
UPDATE: Saturday, Oct. 6 12.10 p.m. EST -- Cuban authorities released Yoani Sánchez and Reinaldo Escobar late Friday night, along with another half-dozen dissidents briefly taken into custody, Reuters reports. PREVIOUSLY: Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has been detained by police, according to several reports circulating through the...

Affirmative Action Supreme Court Hearing: Does The Practice Violate 'Equal Protection' Under 14th Amendment?

Emmeline Zhao | December 5, 2012 | Education
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Abigail Fisher was one of the more than 17,000 high-school seniors from around the country...

Vieques Cleanup: Island at Odds With U.S. Government Declaration That 400-Acre Bomb Site Cleanup Is Complete

Miguel Ferrer | October 5, 2012 | Latino Voices
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The U.S. government has a new fight in Vieques, the Puerto Rican island that was used as a Navy bombing range for decades. An extensive cleanup of the eastern portion of Vieques is years from being finished, but the government says it is ready to...
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