The federal government's failure to pass any kind of meaningful immigration reform has encouraged states and municipalities to act as immigration regulators and craft their own misguided anti-immigrant policies.
For years, there has been an ongoing dispute surrounding the use of the term "Hispanic" or "Latino." What's the big deal, some might say? After all, these are just names used to identify certain ethnicities, and what's really in a name anyway?
Kathleen Brown was on her third campaign manager, and things weren't going well. She had begun as the toast of the East Coast-based national media, with a big lead in the polls over incumbent California Republican Governor Pete Wilson.
During an interview with a Florida radio station about the dangerous working conditions for undocumented Latino workers, the story of one of the listeners who called in got us all on the edge of our seats.
Latinos carry an immense amount of power when it comes to using social media as a tool to advance issues that are important to us. And we are social creatures by nature, which makes social media the perfect tool to engage us and drive us to contribute towards a greater cause.
With dozens of states recovering from Sandy, Nemo, tornadoes, and other extreme weather, a new report out last month provides a clear-eyed assessment of what our nation has in store if it doesn't address climate disruption now.
The Smithsonian's Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture and Latino Center, in collaboration with units around the Institution, is engaged in several initiatives by, for and about the diverse resident Latino population.
Arizona's "show me your papers" provision represents the wrong approach to the challenges America faces at present. It diverts us from our real priorities and sends a message that targeting Latino residents, immigrants and citizens is fair game.
Thinking about my deteriorating mental health in the context of my parents' hardships made me feel like a real asshole. How could I feel such despair when my father had glue burns on his arms from the machines at the factory? What kind of brat was I?
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.
The bill, or rather this legislative outrage, would keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from adopting guidelines to keep pesticide discharges out of our waterways. And to make matters worse, they called it "The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act."
Poverty is the biggest problem in my neighborhood. In fact, it's a problem in all of Denver. This reality really hit home when I happened upon two Latino mothers foraging in the dumpsters behind my house.
Latino children are in the midst of a nutrition crisis. New food data released by the USDA show that for the third year in a row, Hispanic children make up the largest share of children living in hunger nationwide.
As the Census Bureau prepares to report the reapportionment count, a new challenge awaits the Latino community: redistricting. Redistricting is the redistribution of power, and power is not given away, it is taken
Arizona's immigration law is creating a wave of Latino social network activism. Following the signing of S.B. 1070, one of the most anti-immigrant laws in the country, Latinos have chosen to mobilize online in numbers rarely seen before.