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National Council of La Raza

It's About Respect

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

It is undeniable that in the 2008 general election, Latinos were an essential factor in the equation. Three weeks out from the 2010 election, Latinos...

One Nation March: Sometimes Size Doesn't Matter

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

The One Nation Working Together march did not draw as many people to the Washington Mall as Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally a few weeks prior. A...

Liberal Groups Aim To Revive Enthusiasm, Compete With Tea Party With 'One Nation' Rally

The Washington Post | Krissah Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liberal groups hoping to revive enthusiasm before the midterm elections are encouraging members to show up on the Mall on Saturday for a rally that th...

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.

Should Getting Sick Mean I Lose My Home?

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

Below is the fourth installment in a five-part series, Too Little to Save, in which the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) highlights a family and des...

287(g): It's Broken. Don't Fix It, Get Rid of It.

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Rodriguez

Compelling evidence shows that the same poorly conceived and badly implemented enforcement strategies that have led to national outrage around Arizona...

Press One to Save Your Home and Family

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

Below is the third installment of a five-part series, Too Little to Save, in which the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) highlights a family and desc...

Latino Consumers Have Much to Celebrate in New Banking Bill

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Rodriguez

Early this morning, lawmakers finalized the banking reform bill. The "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" is a great victory for cons...

Bank Reform that Means Recovery for Families

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Rodriguez

Banking reform will mean little if the bill fails to include provisions that speak to the daily struggles of average Americans.

Hate Crimes Against Immigrants in a Post-Racial Society

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Earlier this week jurors returned a guilty verdict in a trial on Long Island. The teenage defendant was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime in ...

A Portrait of Unemployment, Foreclosure and Family Discord

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

Unemployment, foreclosure, and a sense of hopelessness entirely derailed the Nunez family from a prosperous path and provoked the unraveling of their family bonds.

Foreclosure: Dismantling Family Ties

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

Today, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) launched a five-part weekly blog series titled Too Little to Save. Each installment will spotlight a fa...

Who's Afraid of the Bark? We Need Some Bite!

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

We had rules of the road during the bubble years, but there was no reliable enforcer. Regulators sat on their hands while consumers were put through the wringer.

Who's Buying Bipartisanship?

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

The elusive butterfly of partisanship is even harder to find in a Democratic Party more concentrated in the big metropolitan areas... and an even tougher goal in a shrunken Republican Party.

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 ...

Auto Dealers Stalled: Senate Chooses to Invest in Families

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

Last night's passage of the "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" (S. 3217) in the Senate was remarkable for many reasons, but what may...

Sam Stein

Nation's Largest Hispanic Advocacy Group Opposes Reform As Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nation's largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization has announced it will oppose the health care bill being considered by Congress un...

When the "Greater Good" Comes at Your Expense

Jennifer Ng’andu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Ng’andu

The argument that everyone should support health care reform because it's for the "greater good" has given national leaders an excuse to brush off th...

Hispanic Women Bring Home the Bacon as Families Tighten Their Belts

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Murguía

As breadwinners and caretakers, many Hispanic women -- Latinas -- have been dealt a harsh blow by the bad economy.

More Than Two Years into the Foreclosure Crisis, Homeowners Are Faced With the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Janis Bowdler

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said, "It's time to get serious about fixing the problems that are hampering our growth. One place...

Immigration Reform Activists' Plan To Boycott Census Takes Center Stage In Colorado

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As a proposed national Latino census boycott receives increased media attention, many Latino and immigrant organizations in Colorado say they're thank...

After Fatal Beating, Racial Tension, and Police Corruption, Shenandoah Inches toward Justice

John Amaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Amaya

In the case of the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez, a federal grand jury recently delivered indictments that included the commission of a hate crime, obstruction of justice, official misconduct, and extortion.

Fear, the Abuse of Power, and the Need for Immigration Reform

John Amaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Amaya

Many of my law enforcement contacts have been struggling with this issue: How can they effectively protect the public from real threats when a certai...

NJ Law Enforcement Appear to Contradict Dobbs' Version of Gunfire Incident

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Isabel Macdonald

New Jersey state police appear to be contradicting CNN Host Lou Dobbs' account of a gunfire incident near his Sussex County, New Jersey, house.

Jobs for Latinos and Blacks: The Reality of Our Struggle

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Having helped big business and the financial industry, it is now time for the president and the administration to get serious about helping the American worker.