A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.
With less than 10 weeks to the elections, Republicans and Democrats who assess this fall's midterm contests say the power of incumbency — the decennial process of...Read more
As the nation celebrates Labor Day, Latino officials and labor leaders state Hispanics increasingly represent the workforce of the future – as well as the future of the labor movement.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez believes that the best way to honor workers on Labor Day is to give them a raise. “President Obama’s opportunity agenda is about rewarding hard work with a fair wage,” he said. “That’s why we’ve fought so hard for...Read more
Choices: We make them every day, every second. We choose what to wear, whom we affiliate with, how we act and react. Most people don’t seem to realize it, but where you are in your life as a young adult is no longer from the trickle effect of the hand that you were dealt as a child.
It is the direct result and culmination of all the choices that you have made up until this point in...Read more
Hispanic subgroups have some of the highest diabetes rates in the United States, and as a collective whole, Hispanics see a rate of diabetes at 16.9 percent compared to the rest of the U.S. population which see an 11.3 percent prevalence rate.
Despite the numbers, new research shows Hispanics and other minorities living with diabetes, such as positive psychological well-being, better quality of life, and a feeling of empowerment when it comes to their metabolic disease...Read more
International students enrich U.S. colleges and universities, but “only recently, however, have local leaders begun to appreciate that students from fast-growing foreign economies can also be important anchors in building global connections between their hometowns abroad and their U.S. metropolitan destinations,” said Neil Ruiz, author of a new report released today by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, The Geography of Foreign Students in the United States: Origins and Destinations. As Ruiz said, “With knowledge of both...Read more
President Barack Obama won’t forestall upcoming executive actions on immigration amid Republican threats of another government shutdown, the White House said Wednesday.
Obama is currently weighing ways to make changes to the immigration system on his own after Congressional action on the issue stalled. Some GOP lawmakers have suggested holding up a bill funding federal agencies if Obama takes unilateral action as promised.
“It would be a real shame if Republicans were to engage in an effort...Read more
Some of the biggest banks -- including JPMorgan Chase -- were recently hacked. The attackers used never-before-seen malware to break into the banks' computer systems, according to someone with direct knowledge of the investigation. And the hackers got in deep enough to delete or manipulate bank records.
Does this affect me?
As a consumer, not yet. Customer bank accounts are often insured by the bank in the event of a cyberattack. Check with your bank.
But business...Read more
Corporate America has a Latino problem.
By now, it almost a cliché – but the numbers continue to back it up. Across the nation’s Fortune 500 companies, there are just 10 Hispanic CEOs and only 3 percent of Latinos serve on…
Call it irony or call it a nightmare, but the “crisis” of Central American children crossing the US-Mexican border, which lasted for months amid fervent and angry debate, is now fading from the news. The media stories have been legion,…
Pennsylvania agreed to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, joining 26 states and the District of Columbia.
Federal regulators accepted a modified proposal from Gov. Tom Corbett (R) that will offer an estimated 500,000 low-income individuals subsidies to…
I had nine different jobs by the time I was 23. I didn’t know if I was doing something wrong and I could not stand the stigma that surrounds being a Millennial job hopper. I never left a job because I…
Hundreds of miles separate their plights, but when violence erupted on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., Latinos in the New Orleans area who have been part of a high-tech local and federal law enforcement dragnet understood.
"It is something we are…
An obvious way for everyone to help right the wrongs of Ferguson is to oppose voter ID laws, which are designed to suppress the black vote nationwide.
When a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson,…