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Hispanic Americans

5 Things Hispanics Born in America Want You to Know

Elizabeth Mandy Coreas | Posted 10.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Elizabeth Mandy Coreas

While being part of two cultures is in many ways rewarding, especially when you consider the benefits of being raised with dual languages, there are also several unique hurdles that are faced only by Hispanic Americans.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Through Our National Parks

Nidhi Thakar | Posted 09.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Nidhi Thakar

Today, 54 million Hispanics and Latinos live in the United States, and Latinos are one of the fastest growing ethnic minorities in the country. But less than one-percent of all national historic landmarks and only roughly 4 percent of all national park units are dedicated to the Latino community.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and the Inclusive Future Of American History

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Ian Reifowitz

If people see their ancestral experience integrated -- not just mentioned in a checklist kind of way, but fully integrated into the larger narrative -- then they are far more likely to see that larger narrative of American history as something that speaks to them.

Many Rivers to Cross: Giving Up on Bridging the Racial Divide

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Even with a black man in the White House, we're still training our black boys how to be careful out there. I'm sure they're aware of the danger, having watched how some white people have treated that black president for the past few years.

Improving Our Nation's Health, Community by Community

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

While heart disease and stroke are major threats for all Americans, certain segments of our population are hit the hardest.

New Report: Second-generation Immigrants Successfully Integrating

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I do believe it is vital that America has a unifying national identity and that immigrants feel a sense of community with their fellow Americans -- and vice versa. And by no means is everyone who expresses concerns about how well we're doing on those fronts is a bigot or a demagogue.

What Does Cinco De Mayo Mean?

Ryan Craggs | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

First, it's not Mexican Independence Day. So throw that idea out. There are a couple of ways to approach the question, "What does Cinco de Mayo me...

GOP Presidential Candidates Don't Know How to Connect with Hispanic Voters

Glenn Llopis | Posted 12.19.2011 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

The GOP Presidential Candidates need to be careful. While they are being strategic about what to discuss - they must stop ignoring the future of America. Every time they do not genuinely address the Hispanic community - they are slowly weakening our nation.

Chambers & Businesses... A New York Perspective

Juan Guillen | Posted 12.11.2011 | Latino Voices
Juan Guillen

I happen to be a fan of constructive criticism; it's how one grows. As a community, we need to stop being so critical of each other. Let's show a little bit more love for one another -- there is enough room for all of us to love each other, and still be in business for ourselves.

WATCH: Arianna On Upward Mobility And The Immigrant Experience

Huff TV | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna attended the 2011 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) on Sunday to deliver a speech on upward mobility and the immigrant experience in America....

Are Hispanics the New American Reality? Claro Que Si! But Will They Get Their Own Museum? Quien Sabe.

Guy Garcia | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Guy Garcia

The closer you look at Hispanics, the more American they seem -- and vice versa. Which is why the prospect of a National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C., is both a no brainer and such a hard sell.

Georgia: On Immigration, Speeding Down a Dead-End Street

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

The anti-immigration bills in Georgia suffer from many of the same problems as those in Arizona. They would open up the state to lawsuits if a private citizen feels that they failed to use employment verification.

Latinos and the Census: A $1 Trillion Business Game-Changer.

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roberto Ramos

Politicians should not be the only ones addressing this demographic game-changer, so should companies looking for growth opportunities.

Chicago Sun-Times Series, Nuevo Chicago -- Right on Point

Juan Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Juan Rangel

Too often, the Hispanic community is beset by stereotypes. One side portrays them as "minority" victims, the other as selfish consumers of entitlements and social services.

Obama Naming Hispanics To Top Posts At Record Pace

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — President Barack Obama is on track to name more Hispanics to top posts than any of his predecessors, drawing appointees from a wide rang...

Universal Health Care Is Top Priority For Latino Voters

ImpreMedia | Pilar Marrero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Latino voters in the United States see health care reform as the most important priority for the country and a solid majority expresses support for un...

RNC's Spanish Press Release For Hispanic Heritage Month Riddled With Errors

The Wonk Room | Andrea Nill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a statement from Chairman Michael Steele announcing the release of a new video in celebration ...

Sam Stein

Major Hispanic Group Launches 'Hate Speech' Campaign Targeting Dobbs, Beck | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The country's leading Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization is set to begin a campaign targeting several newscasters and presidential candid...

2 Hispanic Surnames Now Among The Top 10 Most Common In US

New York Times | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Step aside Moore and Taylor. Welcome Garcia and Rodriguez. Smith remains the most common surname in the United States, according to a new analysis re...