City of Kyle hosts open dialogue panel celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Kyle will host an open dialogue with an expertise panel on Friday, Oct.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
New legislation makes push to designate Blackwell as a National Historic Site – The Big Bend Sentinel
WASHINGTON –– Several lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation in both the House and Senate on Tuesday that would establish the Blackwell School as a National Historic Site and place it under the supervision of the National Park Service.bigbendsentinel.com
Biden announces 2nd round of diverse federal judiciary picks
President Joe Biden announced on Thursday another diverse group of candidates for his second round of judicial nominations, a day after some in his first slate of picks went before a Senate committee. The second round is three nominees: a woman who would be the first Asian American appointed as a federal judge to the Western District of Washington, a Latino who is currently the presiding judge of the Grant County Superior Court in Ephrata, Washington, and a woman who is a longtime labor and employment litigation attorney in New Jersey. Democrats, narrowly controlling the Senate for the first time in six years, are eager to turn the page from the Trump administration, especially when it comes to judges.news.yahoo.com
Malcolm Jenkins on racial justice and disparities in venture capital
Just 4% of venture capital partners identify as Black or Latino. NFL star Malcolm Jenkins hopes to change that with his new firm, Broad Street Ventures. He spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about his new endeavor, as well as racial justice and police reform efforts.cbsnews.com
Analysis: Trump made inroads with conservative Latina women and new Latino voters
Although President Biden won an overwhelming share of the Latino vote in 2020, former President Trump made significant inroads with the fast-growing voting bloc. Chuck Rocha, former senior adviser to both of Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaigns, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on what attracted those voters to the Trump campaign, and what Democrats failed to understand about the multiethnic bloc.cbsnews.com
Police officer fired for pepper-spraying Black and Latino lieutenant during traffic stop
Bodycam and cellphone video shows how a Virginia officer pepper-sprayed a Black and Latino Army lieutenant during a traffic stop in December. Christina Ruffini reports on the details of the stop and the lawsuit against the officers.cbsnews.com
Greenwood digital banking platform raises $40 million in funding
Greenwood digital banking platform raises $40 million in funding Greenwood, a new online banking platform geared toward Black and Latino individuals and business owners, is getting some major support. This week, some of the nation's largest financial corporations announced their partnership with Greenwood, along with athletes and celebrities. CBS News' Jessi Mitchell spoke with the minds behind the concept.cbsnews.com
In likely California recall, energizing Latino voters is key
Latino voters who have been hard hit by the pandemic could be a key group of voters in Newsom's potential recall election. “If they're successful in doing that then certainly the Latino vote could be persuaded to vote for the recall," Alvarado said. “Latino voters are incredibly important to our campaign, to Kevin personally, and to our pathway to victory,” he said. He said the campaign is partnering with community-based organizations that understand the diversity within California’s Latino communities and deploying surrogates to speak around the state. For both sides, the key will be to connect their outreach to Latino voters’ individual experiences, she said.
The pandemic accelerated job automation and Black and Latino workers are most likely to be replaced
But while futurists have long warned of "job-stealing robots," the coronavirus pandemic has heightened fears that automation will replace the jobs of workers. "What we're seeing is this significant need for massive up-skilling and retraining, especially for workers who have been laid off." Now, a new report from The Brookings Institution indicates that Black and Latino workers are among those most likely to have their jobs replaced. "Both advances in automation and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affect Black and Latino workers. "Of the five occupations that employ the highest number of Black and Latino workers, four have experienced the highest losses during the pandemic: retail salespersons, cashiers, cooks, and waiters and waitresses."cnbc.com
Roberto Clemente: More than Latin America’s baseball star
Roberto Clemente was the first Latino to be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The legacy of Roberto Clemente is still treasured today, proven nearly 50 years after his death. In fact, the Orange County School Board unanimously voted to rename the facility Roberto Clemente Middle on Sept. 21, coincidentally during Hispanic Heritage Month. Becoming baseball’s most prominent Afro-LatinoRoberto Clemente started his Major League Baseball career with the Pittsburg Pirates. The son of a sugarcane worker, Clemente began his professional baseball career just after finishing high school.
Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies say gangs targeting "young Latinos" operate within department
A CBS News investigation has uncovered allegations of gangs existing within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, possibly for decades. Current deputies out of the East Los Angeles station say the existence of gangs within law enforcement has been a problem in the area. According to the deputies, members would plant weapons on suspects to justify those shootings. "It's like Latino gangs. That targeting is what grieving mother Lisa Vargas has contended happened to her 21-year-old son Anthony Vargas, who aspired to be a chef.cbsnews.com
Democrats question why Latino men are shifting to the GOP
Democrats question why Latino men are shifting to the GOP Exit polls from the 2020 election show Republicans are cutting into traditionally Democratic margins among male Latino voters. Jennifer Medina of the New York Times spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about why some Latino men are shifting away from Democrats and why the gap is widening between men and women within the demographic.cbsnews.com
U.S. military comes to the aid of hospitals hit hard by COVID-19
In the East L.A. community of Boyle Heights, a section that's nearly 90 percent Latino, the average daily coronavirus-related death rate among Latinos soared more than 1,000% since November. At Adventist Health White Memorial Hospital, one of L.A.'s hardest-hit, there are now active duty military personnel working alongside civilian nurses trying to save lives. Begnaud asked Willard, "How much time would you normally give someone to orient?" Adventist Health sits right in the middle of Boyle Heights. So, in Boyle Heights, they will begin bringing vaccine doses door-to-door.cbsnews.com
Study shows racial disparities among food insecure families
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 11 million children lived in food insecure homes, meaning there was not enough food, or the right kind of food, to live a healthy lifestyle. Now a study reveals one factor may increase a household’s risk of being food insufficient. In fact, one in five black and Latino households with children are food insufficient. In the summer of 2020, about one in seven Black and Latino workers were unemployed compared to one in 10 white workers. Latino and Black households were also more likely to have no access to healthcare, fewer savings assets, and faced housing hardships.
Immigrant homeless in Chicago denied government help depend on community efforts to survive: ‘I’m still faithful’
In Chicago, there were more than 1,500 people sleeping in the street, including in encampments, at the time of the latest yearly count of the homeless population. City statistics don’t show how many of those who live on the street are Latino immigrants without legal status. Although some in the area said that the number of Latino homeless in Pilsen has decreased in recent years, Sigcho-Lopez said the overall issue of homelessness has worsened because of the pandemic, which has disproportionately hit Black and Latino communities.chicagotribune.com
Julián Castro on Latino and youth vote in Georgia Senate runoffs
Julián Castro on Latino and youth vote in Georgia Senate runoffs Former Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is campaigning on behalf of Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock ahead of Georgia's two Senate runoffs on Tuesday. Castro joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss why the Latino and youth vote are crucial to Democrats' victory.cbsnews.com
Alex Padilla to replace Kamala Harris in Senate, becoming California's first Latino senator
Alex Padilla to replace Kamala Harris in Senate, becoming California's first Latino senator Governor Gavin Newsom tapped California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill the U.S. Senate seat that's soon to be vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Padilla will become the first Latino to represent California in the Senate. Sacramento Bee political reporter Sophia Bollag joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" with more on the pressure Newsom faced in making his decision.cbsnews.com
Alex Padilla to replace Kamala Harris in Senate, making history as California's first Latino senator
Alex Padilla to replace Kamala Harris in Senate, making history as California's first Latino senator California Governor Gavin Newsom will name Secretary of State Alex Padilla to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate. Padilla will be the first Latino senator to represent California, the nation's most populous state, which also has the largest Latino population in the country. CBS Los Angeles has more.cbsnews.com
Federal eviction ban's expiration expected to hit Black and Latino households harder than others
Federal eviction ban's expiration expected to hit Black and Latino households harder than others Millions of renters face evictions at the end of the year unless Congress extends protections put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Black and Latino households are expected to be hit especially hard in the possible wave of evictions. Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.cbsnews.com
What you need to know about Texas Latino voters and nonvoters
Their research, commissioned and funded by the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, sought to better understand Latino voters and nonvoters in Texas. Latino voters in Texas have been characterized as a “sleeping giant” that’ll wake up one day and show up at the polls. What are some of the things that Texas Latino voters said they care about? At a national level, we imagine Latino voters purely as immigrants or children of immigrants. They're seen as one-dimensional voters with one entrance — immigration — and that's the only time Latino voters get engaged.
Biden’s Homeland Security nominee could seek more immigrant right protections, political science professor says
SAN ANTONIO – President-elect Joe Biden has made history by choosing the first Latino and immigrant to head up the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If confirmed, Alejandro Mayorkas’ new job would include making decisions regarding immigration and border security. The Trump administration made many changes to immigration policies, including policies that separated children from their parents at the border to curb immigration. Flores said Mayorkas’ experience and background would play a significant role in his policymaking. “(Mayorkas has) developed a very unique perspective, and he understands the life of immigrants and the stresses and pressures that they’re under,” Flores said.
Projections indicate record Latino voter turnout nationally
WCVI is the research arm of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, named after its founder and voting rights pioneer, the late Willie Velasquez. “I believe the numbers that I projected are accurate,” said Lydia Camarillo, WCVI and SWVREP president. WCVI projected a record number of Latinos would be registered to vote, 17.9 million. She said WCVI has analyzed a 46-year pattern of substantially increasing Latino voting and registration, especially when deciding the next U.S. president. Latino voter registration grew 20% and voting was up by 24% since 2016, Camarillo said.
AP VoteCast: Trump makes inroads with Latinos in key states
But it also showed that candidates can't always take traditional supporters for granted, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate. Nationally, Biden earned support from roughly two-thirds of Latino voters, while Trump got the backing of about a third. But Latino voters are not a monolithic bloc, given their vastly different cultures, and many U.S.-born Latinos have few cultural ties to Latin America. AP VoteCast also found South Americans made up 3% of the electorate, and they split about evenly between the two candidates. Trump voters remain adamant that the economy is in good shape: About three-quarters call national economic conditions excellent or good.
Latinos among the record turnouts during early voting
Henry Flores, a longtime political scientist and professor emeritus at St. Mary’s University, said data he’s seen indicates a large percentage of Latinos have been voting early. “I don’t think there’s a lessening of support, but I don’t really see it increasing for President Trump,” Flores said. “Because he seems to be associated with all of that, Latinos are voting against him because of that,” Flores said. But not Johnny Delgado, an electrician and business owner who is among “Latinos for Trump,” who voted for him in 2016. Flores said thanks to more voter registration efforts nationally, many more Latino voters are choosing between the two candidates.
Texas voters have to wear masks while voting despite Gov. Greg Abbott's exemption, federal judge rules
Voters cast their ballots at the Performing Arts Center at Texas State University in San Marcos. Texas voters should be required to wear face masks when casting ballots during the pandemic, a federal district judge ruled Tuesday, invalidating an exemption for polling places that Gov. Greg Abbott had included in his statewide mask mandate. The argument for a mask mandate at the polls was first raised in a much broader lawsuit filed against Abbott and the Texas secretary of state in July by Mi Familia Vota, the Texas NAACP and two Texas voters. “Under these conditions, Black and Latino voters must choose between not voting or risking their lives or the lives of their loved ones to vote.
Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays
This image shows a party game focused on Latino pop culture. the Tragos Stay Home Pack and includes such activities as showing off your best moves to Bad Bunnys Yo Perreo Sola dance and taking your best shot at duplicating Cardi Bs coronavirus howl. Half the proceeds of the set go to The Immigrant Worker Safety Net Fund. Options in Spanish and English, both digital and in a box, are now widely available. (Tragos Games LLC via AP)
What is Latinx?
Latinx is a term that seems to be popping up more often in the last couple of years, but research reveals that still very few Latinos identify with it. A recent Pew Research survey revealed that only 3% of the U.S. Hispanic population use the term Latinx and only 1 in 4 have even heard of it. Even if few Hispanic people know what it means, Latinx is now a part of the culture, so here’s everything you need to know about the term. In 2018 Latinx was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary and is defined as a gender-neutral alternative to Latino or Latina. Any Latino can identify with the term but according to Pew Research, the LGBTQ community and younger generations identify as Latinx more than others.
JPMorgan puts $30B toward fixing banking's 'systemic racism'
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – JPMorgan Chase said Thursday it will extend billions in loans to Black and Latino homebuyers and small business owners in an expanded effort toward fixing what the bank calls “systemic racism” in the country’s economic system. “Systemic racism is a tragic part of America’s history,” said JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon in a statement. Citigroup announced last month it is committing $1 billion toward closing “the racial wealth gap” in the United States, including $550 million toward homeownership programs for racial minorities. He noted that there’s a 30% gap between Black and white homeownership, amounting to about 4.5 million households. JPMorgan was one of 27 major New York-based companies that joined a program to recruit 100,000 workers from the city's low-income, predominately Black, Latino and Asian communities over the next 10 years.
New California reopening rules require 'equity' measure
A man wearing a face mask walks past a mural Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in South Central Los Angeles. California's plan to safely reopen its economy will begin to require counties to bring down coronavirus infection rates in disadvantaged communities that have been harder hit by the pandemic. It allows counties to incrementally reopen businesses as they meet more rigid state standards for both numbers for two consecutive weeks. The equity measure will require that positive test rates in its most disadvantaged neighborhoods, where rates are often much higher, do not significantly lag behind the county overall. “We think it needs to go beyond that because if you don’t have savings, you cannot stay home and not work.
New PBS film probes construction boom on Latino workers
This undated photo provided by Panda Bear Films/Latino Public Broadcasting shows Latino construction worker stands outside a Dallas construction site. (Moyo Oyelola/Panda Bear Films/Latino Public Broadcasting via AP)RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Since the Great Recession, cities like Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Hobbs, New Mexico, have seen construction booms. “Building the American Dream,” a new VOCES/PBS documentary, examines the effects of this construction boom in the American Southwest on Latino workers by telling the stories of those erecting buildings in Texas. The film dives into the lives of one Mexican immigrant family in Texas after their construction worker son dies while on the job. The film, though a partnership with Latino Public Broadcasting, is scheduled to begin airing on most PBS stations on Tuesday to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States.
Spike in hate crimes against Latinos, Jewish people prompts federal bipartisan bill
The most recent FBI report on hate crimes shows an 11.7% rise from last year in the number of violent hate crimes committed. The number of victims in anti-Latino or Hispanic hate crimes rose over 21% in 2018. Yet, even in a city like San Antonio, hate crimes exist. Through the Department of Justice, the bill will issue grants to empower state and local governments to improve hate crimes reporting. In exchange for receiving grants, state and local governments must provide additional information pertaining to hate crimes in their jurisdiction.
Spanish films, iconic performances, desegregation: More interesting facts about SA’s Alameda Theater
SAN ANTONIO – The Alameda Theater is one of the last symbols of San Antonio’s Golden Age for grand movie palaces. (Images of the historic Alameda Theater.) (Images of the historic Alameda Theater.) (Images of the historic Alameda Theater.) “The time they went with friends to to enjoy an amazing event, an amazing movie, a performance.