Latino and African American Preschoolers Targeted by Fast Food Companies

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.

Latino-Centered Small Startups Often Face Difficulties

Research was recently done to investigate whether there were startups launching scalable businesses aimed to service the Hispanic community/ consumers, and surprisingly, there aren't very many.

Technology and How it Mirrors the History of Latino Growth

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.
Thomas L. Cole

Thomas L. Cole Is the First Bilingual Judge in Port Wentworth, GA

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.

Chris Christie to Gain Overall Latino Vote Beyond NJ? Both Sides of the Aisle Aren't Convinced

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.
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SNAP Cuts Hit Home and Dinner Plates For Latinos

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.
Pitbull

Mr. Worldwide Host the AMA's as the First Latino

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.
Horatio Sanz

'SNL' Has Failed Latinas with the Lack of a Latina Regular Cast Member

"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.

How National Parks Can Greatly Benefit Latinos

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.
Manana Means Heaven

'Mañana Means Heaven' Expresses the Life and Struggles of Jack Kerouac's 'Mexican Girl'

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 is Celebrated at an L.A. Organization for 40 Years

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

What is George Zimmerman's Ethnicity?

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

Killing Latinos on 'Breaking Bad'

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*

Jennifer Lopez is One of the Most Powerful Latinas, According to People en Español

'People en Español' named the singer and actress Jennifer Lopez as one of the most powerful Latino women in the United States. She topped the list which features 24 other incredible women.
Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars Changed His Last Name from Hernandez Because it was a 'Crutch'

Bruno Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez, celebrated his 28th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 8th. And, his birthday has made many revisit, with inquiry, his birth name and his ethnic background.
Speedy Gonzales

Speedy Gonzales: U.S. Latino Folk Hero Co-opted Racist Stereotypes

Speedy Gonzales, with an exaggerated Mexican accent, somehow strayed away from his animators' racist intentions to become a symbol and an icon to Hispanics in the U.S.
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