The 2014 Latin Grammys may have shared the spotlight with President Barack Obama on Thursday night, but it didn't mean the awards show shone any less brightly as it celebrated its quinceañera.
At Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, Latin music's biggest names gathered to celebrate 15 years of honoring the best within the industry. Calle 13 set a record for most Latin Grammy wins with a new total of 21, but it was Enrique Iglesias'...Read more
All but drowned out by Republicans’ clamorous opposition to President Obama’s executive action on immigration are some leaders who worry that their party could alienate the fastest-growing group of voters, for 2016 and beyond, if its hottest heads become its face. They cite the Republican Party’s official analysis of what went wrong in 2012, the presidential-election year in which nominee Mitt Romney urged Latinos here illegally to “self-deport.”
“If Hispanics think that we do not want...Read more
President Obama announced on Thursday evening a series of executive actions to grant up to five million unauthorized immigrants protection from deportation. The president is also planning actions to direct law enforcement priorities toward criminals, allow high-skilled workers to move or change jobs more easily, and streamline visa and and court procedures, among others. Who could be affected?
The president’s plan is expected to affect up to five million of the nation’s unauthorized immigrant population, currently...Read more
Student debt seems on its way to becoming a significant political issue, for better or worse. When a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll asked people about a long list of domestic and foreign policy proposals, none received more support – 82 percent – than reducing the cost of student loans. When the 2016 campaign gets underway, candidates will most likely come forth with various plans to address the issue.
So it’s a good time for...Read more
The Puerto Rican duo, Calle 13, have always been supportive of improving societal issues.Group members René “Residente” Pérez Joglar and José “Visitante” Cabra Martínez want to help the youth with their issues in hopes of a brighter future. The duo already hold the record for most won Latin GRAMMY Awards in one night, but this year they could possibly top that.
But their focus isn’t on their potential record breaking night but on a rather larger, global issue;...Read more
Latinos should think long and hard before embracing President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform. There is no doubt that immigration reform is long overdue. However, it needs to be done in a lawful manner and through the legislative assembly. That is the way that the Constitution mandates that major issues be resolved in our country.
Obama’s constitutionally questionable presidential decree will not really resolve the immigration status of those facing deportation. Instead, it will further...Read more
In light of the refusal by the Republican House of Representatives to pass the Senate's bipartisan immigration reform bill, I urge you to take executive action to fulfill the critical goals of that comprehensive bill, which passed the Senate on a bipartisan vote of 68-32 on June 27, 2013.
In doing so, you will be following in the tradition of past presidents of both parties. Eleven presidents have used their executive authority at least 40 times...Read more
Members of The National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) spoke out this week at New York City Hall about the de Blasio Administration's abysmal record of hiring Latinos for his government, saying it is the most underrepresented group.
NiLP's research shows Latinos account for only 11 percent of Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration appointments, when the city's Latino population is 29 percent. Their findings, based on appointments publicly announced by the Administration, also show hirings of...Read more