Pachanga Latino Music Festival 2015

Austin's Panchanga 2015 Latino Music Festival Rocked with Spanish, Mexican & Texan Performers

On Saturday, May 16, Austin's Pachanga Music Festival pulled off yet another successful run by bringing to the stage some top-notch Latino acts from Seville, Spain, Monterrey, Mexico, Chile, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas where the musical and cultural festival takes over Fiesta Gardens alongside Lady Bird Lake.
Latino USA

Marlon Bishop of NPR's Latino USA Discusses the Peabody Award Win, Music and Immigration

NPR's Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa, an English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective, is the recipient of the 74th Annual Peabody Awards, winning the category in Radio/Podcast for their "Gangs, Murder and Migration in Honduras" episode.
Barack Obama

President Obama 'Frustrated' With Immigration Reform Inaction, Wants Opponents to Specify Concerns

President Barack Obama revealed he was "frustrated" with the lack of comprehensive immigration reform in Congress and referred to his executive actions as "a first step" to future efforts.
Two Male Workers Assisting Migrants Likely Murdered in Mexico by Criminal Gangs; Local Police Offer No Comment

Two Male Workers Assisting Migrants Likely Murdered in Mexico by Criminal Gangs; Local Police Offer No Comment

Central American migrants, especially unaccompanied minors, traveling north through Mexico on the freight train colloquially known as "The Beast" were repeatedly assisted by two male aid workers, Adrian Rodriguez Garcia and Wilson Castro; both who were recently murdered in Mexico.
Singer-Songwriter David Garza Tours With Pearl Jam, Brings 'Texas Charm' to NPR

Singer-Songwriter David Garza Tours With Pearl Jam, Brings 'Texas Charm' to NPR

Austin-based, American singer-songwriter humbly showed off his smooth vocal chops, entranced the crowd with his piano playing and rocked the guitar alongside Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno at Joe's Pub in New York on Monday night.
America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa

America by the Numbers: A Nation Primarily Comprised of Multicultural Individuals

Previous Census projections indicated that the U.S. wouldn't reach this multicultural milestone until 2043, however the CulturEdge Countdown Clock that is featured on America Reimagined shows that the change has already occurred.
NPR national public radio

Diversity in the Workplace: NPR's Latino Employees, Audience Statistics Below US Population Average

National Public Radio's employee ethnicity rate is nearly identical to their listenership statistics. NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos disclosed the company's ethnicity data following criticism of the cancellation of its diversity-focused talk show "Tell Me More."
Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa, Host of NPR's 'Latino USA,' Discusses Undocumented, Unaccompanied Migrant Children Held in Detention Centers

Maria Hinojosa, host and executive producer of NPR's "Latino USA" and the founder of Futuro Media Group, recently aired an episode of "Latino USA" entitled "Kids!" where she spoke with an anonymous whistleblower, using the name 'K', who shared their experience as an employee at a detention center.

Latinas Love "Tandas" and Lending Circles

Tandas is a resource that many Latinas consider when dealing with financial difficulty or when someone close is struggling financially. Tandas are a no-interest, short-term loan that's arranged among friends, and can be managed in a number of ways.
Immigration

Notario Públicos and their Notorious Criminal Acts Against Immigrants

In the midst of deportations, there's misery, loss and separation; and there are some who've decided to profit off of unsuspecting undocumented immigrants who are attempting to avoid relocation.
La Chingona

Pizza Patrón Sells "Bad-A$$" Pizza

In an effort to better connect with this community, the establishment launched a new promotion that employs a Mexican slang term that means "super cool" to some, while others find the term deeply offensive. Pizza Patrón's limited time offer, an extra-spicy pizza that boosts jalapeño encrusted pepperoni, topped with even more jalapeño, is being called La Chingona.

Slavery's Effect on Latin Music and Latin People

Afro Latino music claims the voice of African and Latin people, and bellows heritage and pride. It is music that details pain, regret and difficulty. It communicates soulfulness and resiliency, broadcasting the strength of its collective people.

New York's Undocumented Become Identifiable

New York City residents will receive municipal ID cards, according to a recent statement made by New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio in his State of the City speech. The IDs will act as a tool to help undocumented New Yorkers who don't want to “live their lives in the shadows.”

NPR Poll Proves That All Latinos are Not the Same

Each Latino subgroup holds unique characteristics, a fact that is usually veiled by a desire to homogenize and create uniformity based on a common spoken language. A new poll, conducted by the fine folks at NPR, unveiled some of the factors unique to each group, which varies further depending on the number of U.S. native and immigrants to belong to each group.

Latino Poll Highlights Distinctions Between Ethnicities, Reiterates Latinos Aren't 'Monolithic'

When it comes to the growing Latino population in the United States, many want to identify trends, or zone in on different groups' wants, needs and dreams, essentially they want to figure out how to crack the code -- well it's just not that simple. A new poll of nearly 1,500 Latino Americans conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health took a closer look.

Latino Poll Highlights Distinctions Between Ethnicities, Reiterates Latinos Aren't 'Monolithic'

When it comes to the growing Latino population in the United States, many want to identify trends, or zone in on different groups' wants, needs and dreams, essentially they want to figure out how to crack the code -- well it's just not that simple. A new poll of nearly 1,500 Latino Americans conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health took a closer look.
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