Limiting the pollution that causes climate change by getting us away from coal burning power plants and moving us towards a clean energy future is a critical step in tackling this crisis and the problems that come with it.
As the film Selma screens nationwide to critical acclaim, police from Clarke County arrested nine students on Friday evening in Athens, Georgia, for organizing the first "integrated classroom" for both undocumented and documented youth at the University of Georgia.
The country's Hispanic future is rapidly coming of age. One million new adult Hispanics in 2015 is just the latest milestone that shows us every day the growing power of their influence. Smart business and politicians will embrace this change, if they wish to seek their own growth and influence.
It's been nearly a year since Fox News personality Laura Ingraham tried to float the false idea that Puerto Ricans are not just as American as the rest of us.
Before the ink was dry on the 2014-midterm election results, talk shifted to 2016. For the first time in eight years, both parties will be nominating fresh representatives who will attempt to sell their vision to an electorate largely disenchanted with both Democrats and Republicans.
What if I told you that the cure for cancer will come from the mind of a Hispanic girl in South Central Los Angeles? Or that the invention that will replace the Internet will come from the imagination of a Black boy from Harlem?
It's time for our government to respond to Mario Cuomo's incisive critiques of an American elite that leaves the poor, young, elderly and Americans of color on the darker and dingier side of the shining city on the hill.
Beyond recklessly rolling back the financial protections of Dodd-Frank, Congress tacked on several other policy changes to the spending bill that threaten the lives and livelihoods of working families.
It's worth repeating that Latino voters across the board, including 76 percent of Republican Latinos, strongly support the president's executive order.
If November's election teaches us anything, it is that while this is a setback for the many who hoped to bring change, it is not the end of the American Dream.
Is it merely a coincidence that states are passing voter identification laws that disproportionately impact Latino voter turnout, at precisely the moment at which the Latino vote is growing more influential?
President Obama's recent speech fits a historic and racist framework through which we can describe the exclusion and banishment of people with felonies who are detained and deported. Even while some parents of citizens will be eligible for relief, parents with felonies and their families will remain vulnerable.
This is undoubtedly a tremendous win for the immigrant community and immigration reform advocates, and most importantly, it paves the way for a broader immigration reform when Congress decides to act. Here are five facts to keep in mind when assessing the potential impact.
After waiting more than 500 days for the House of Representatives to take up the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the Senate, the President called us back to those values and used his authority to protect children and parents. Thank you, Mr. President, for taking some important steps to make our nation stronger.
President Obama should be applauded for defending America's greatest values and challenging the nation to be a welcoming place for the stranger. For in the face of the stranger we see the face of God.
At stake here is the fact that the president is promoting a policy that tries to keep children and parents together, and stops the detention and deportation of parents who have U.S. citizen children. Can the GOP honestly face Latino voters and say, "We want the federal government to continue deporting parents who have young children"?