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A Disappointing Television Season for the Latino Community

Janet Murguía | Posted 07.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

There's a lot of talk by the networks about reaching out to the Latino audience, but little action. Networks need to be brave enough to pick up shows with Latinos in starring roles. Learn from what works and what doesn't work, then try again until you succeed.

Failing Schools--Not Just a Label, a Fact

Janet Murguía | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Janet Murguía

Let's not shy away from real education reform out of fear of attaching labels to schools. Instead, let's continue to have high expectations for all of our nation's children, and put politics aside to take our public schools from "failing" to "great."

A Celebration Of Latino Entertainment

Janet Murguía | Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

If we want to see more Latinos in front of and behind the camera, we need to vote with our pocketbooks. We must support diversity in Hollywood until it reflects the diversity of our great nation.

Peck's Remarks on Immigrants and Feral Hogs Offensive to Kansas -- Offensive to America

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Kansas State Representative Virgil Peck might think he was being funny Monday, but to Hispanics everywhere his comments are no joke.

Latino Youths Have Their Say on Arizona and SB1070

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Janet Murguía

NCLR researchers spoke with the Hispanic teenagers -- most of whom are college students and second-generation Americans from across the nation -- at its youth leadership convening, the Líderes Summit.

What's the Matter with Arizona? Text BOYCOTT to 62571

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

With the 2010 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference under way in San Antonio, many have asked what the most important issues are for La...

200,000 Is Just the Beginning

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Yesterday, I stood in front of 200,000 very hopeful people who were in Washington asking the president and Congress to restore order and common sense ...

Pssssst. Has Someone Told The Times About Latinos?

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard M. Benjamin

For the Times -- and most of the media -- "Race Relations" means "Are white and black people chatting along fine at the office water cooler, the Pilates class, and the corner bar?"

Weekly Immigration Wire: Legalize the Undocumented, Help Fix the Economy Immigration NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger The dialogue on immigration has, historically, been contentious and cyclical. There are times when hysteria peaks, an...