McDonald's, Subway, Wendy's, Burger King, KFC, Checkers, Taco Bell, Starbucks and companies just like these are guilty of profiting off of black and Hispanic youth, nay, children, putting them at high risk of diabetes, obesity and other related diseases. Fast Food FACT 2013, issued by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, has released a new report that addresses fast food restaurants, the quality of that food, and the way that the food and beverages are marketed toward minority children and teenagers.
Latinos are not belated when it comes to utilizing electronics and handheld devices. And, Pew Research Center’s recent analysis of three of their surveys supports this claim, stating that a majority of Latinos own smartphones and other mobile devices, access the Web, and visit social networking sites from remote gadgets at a higher rate than other groups of Americans.
The language barriers that Spanish-speaking Latino immigrants face whenever they enter a school hospital or courtroom, particularly in the South, is concerning. Very often, there are no interpreters present to answer questions or to respond when these individuals need to communicate with a teacher, a doctor or a judge, leaving them vulnerable and at the mercy of those individuals with whom they need to communicate. Nonetheless, things may be changing in one small city in Chatham County, Georgia.
Republican Governor Chris Christie may have appealed to Latinos in the Democratically-driven state of New Jersey to gain him his second gubernatorial victory, but both Democrats and Republicans are saying that doesn't mean he can win them over across the country in a 2016 presidential bid.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides food assistance to the impoverished individuals of a certain income - including millions of Latino families, will suffer a $5 billion cut to their budget this coming Friday.
The American Music Awards, which was created by the late Dick Clark in 1973, will be hosted by the first Latino in the history of the show, Cuban rapper Pitbull. Mr. Worldwide's hosting debut was announced this past Tuesday. Born Armando Christian Perez, Pitbull will be the first host of the show since 2008.
"Saturday Night Live," who continues to receive admonishment for their lack of female cast members, is receiving a second round of tongue lashings after it has been realized that the show has never, not once, had a Latina as a regular cast member. And, it has only held one Latino as a regular cast member on the long-running show.
Springtime, also known as camping season, may be some time away, but it's already on the minds of many, including Latino leaders who are involved with national parks and historic sites. Latinos, on average, don't utilized national parks, greatly due the fact that camping isn't a cultural practice.
Jack Kerouac, the famed American novelist, wrote the postwar Beat Generation novel, "On the Road," which documented his travels as he journeyed across America. One chapter in the book focuses on Kerurac’s sexual relationship with a Latina farm worker, who Kerouac called “Terry, the Mexican girl,” a woman who was fleeing from an abusive husband and left her two children behind to do so. Novelist, performance artist and poet Tim Z. Hernandez uncovered “the Mexican girl’s” true identity, Bea Franco, and created his own work, "Mañana Means Heaven," about Franco’s life.
Día de los Muertos artworks, crafts and exhibitions are being brought to many Los Angeles residents by a non-profit art center in East Los Angeles, having done so for the last 40 years. These services are being made available to the public until Nov. 2.
George Zimmerman, the "innocent" man who is best known for his part in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, is having his ethnic identity questioned, as many immediately classified him as "white" before and during his trial, and some are now referring to him as "white Hispanic."
Breaking Bad, one of television’s most critically-acclaimed crime dramas, gained quite the reputation for violence during its five season stint. And, a great deal of that violence was inflicted upon its Latino characters. *SPOILER ALERT*