Latino

  • Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival 2019: Latino Film Highlights

    Arturo Hilario El Observador For film fans and the technology-curious alike, Cinequest Film Festival, now named Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, brings a yearly opportunity to delve into the worlds of cinema, technology, and art within the setting of vibrant downtown San Jose locations. Every year, patrons have the...
  • Latino Leaders Condemn Texas Efforts to Intimidate Naturalized Voters from Participating in Elections

    National Hispanic Leadership Agenda   WASHINGTON, DC — The board of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 45 of the nation’s most preeminent Latino advocacy organizations, adopted a resolution last Monday condemning attempts to deter naturalized citizens from voting in Texas.  The action was passed in response to...
  • Midterms Spotlight Rising Latino Power

    Roberto Lovato Ethnic Media Services The full tally of the Latino vote on the mid-term election is not in yet, but the available information makes one thing clear:  Latino power is rising. Preliminary reports indicate that Latinos eligible to vote now number a record 29 million (12.8% of all...
  • Report: CA Public Colleges Shortchanging Black, Latino Students

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s most selective public colleges still admit far too few black and Latino students, according to a new report which was released on November 13, 2018. Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found that six out of 100...
  • Latino Conservation Week Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

    Eric Tegethoff California News Service LOS ANGELES – The fifth annual Latino Conservation Week kicks off this Saturday with events in California and across the nation. The celebration starts with a launch event hosted by the group Nature for All, cleaning up part of the Los Angeles National Forest....
  • Latino Groups Push Back on Citizenship Question for Census

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Latino groups are praising a protest letter sent to the Trump administration by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra and leaders from 17 other states opposing a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The Department of Justice recently asked the Census Bureau to add...
  • A Look At LATINX

    Latinos Finding Identity in A Word That Means a Lot Arturo Hilario El Observador Language is an interesting thing. It evolves, and is manipulated by the people that use it wherever they may exist. The English Language sprouted from Anglo-Saxon Britain around the 5th century. The Spanish language came...
  • CONTINUING TO IMPROVE LATINO SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INFLUENCE

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR No one is against the improvements within the low-income communities, especially the Latino community. One exception is those who currently profit by exploiting disadvantaged communities. During this 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) it is appropriate to examine the determinants which permit...
  • National Latino Media Council on 2017 Emmy Awards Failing to Recognize Latino Talent 

    This past Sunday, the Emmy Awards acknowledged and celebrated outstanding television performances. Of the top one hundred acting nominations, only two Latinos were nominated and only one took home an award. The numbers below tell the story of the top 100 acting nominations and wins: White: 74 nominees/ 11 wins...

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