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Praying For Votesnew

As more Latinos gravitate to evangelical churches, does that mean a boon for Texas Republicans on election days? Not necessarily.
The Texas Observer  |  Michael May  |  12-23-2010  |  Elections

La Santa Cecilia, an 'It' Band and L.A.'s Next Big Genre-Bending Latinonew

Every couple of years, a Latino band emerges from this area who match their neighborhood and times, who transcend Latino L.A. to become a regional crossover hit. La Santa Cecilia is next.
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano  |  12-08-2009  |  Music

Photos: La Nueva Generacionnew

Santa Cruz's Beach Flats neighborhood is a community in transition. The older generations, having immigrated mostly from Mexico, South and Central America, have started new families. Through their children, they are both changing the way that they’ve lived for decades and changing the way that the rest of Santa Cruz lives today.
Good Times Santa Cruz  |  Curtis Cartier  |  09-16-2009  |  Immigration

White Man's Burden: A Dallas Suburb Struggles With its Sudden Diversitynew

Like many suburbs, Irving is becoming much less white. According to the latest Census Bureau figures, in 2007 Latinos made up about 41 percent of Irving’s population. Yet one place in Irving remains unchanged -- city hall. Anglos make up 35 percent of the population, but the mayor and all eight City Council members are white.
The Texas Observer  |  Dave Mann  |  08-26-2009  |  Politics

Looking for a Latino Uprising in Community Leadershipnew

Hispanics comprise Colorado Springs' largest minority, 12.7 percent of the population, but why is a search for a local Hispanic/Latino/Chicano movement difficult to find?
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  07-23-2009  |  Race & Class

Jon Wilkman Talks About His PBS Doc 'Chicano Rock'

PBS documentary traces the music of the Mexican-Americans who ride up and down Whittier Blvd.
NUVO  |  Marc D. Allan  |  12-04-2008  |  TV

The Latino Factor: How Ethnic Bias Distorts Texas Electionsnew

There is compelling evidence that ethnic bias skewed Texas' 2008 statewide judicial election results. Some voters, with little else to go on in these low-profile races, appear to have cast a vote against Latino surnames. You've heard of the Bradley Effect. Call this the Latino Factor.
The Texas Observer  |  Forrest Wilder  |  12-03-2008  |  Politics

The Blame Game Erupts Over Prop. 8new

With one exit poll showing 70 percent of blacks and 53 percent of Latinos supporting California's same-sex marriage ban, blacks and Latinos are being blamed for helping put Prop. 8 over the top. Only the Mormon Church has been slammed harder, by loud and passionate crowds.
L.A. Weekly  |  Patrick Range McDonald  |  11-14-2008  |  LGBT

Strip Clubs and Massage Parlors Aimed at Latinos are Thrivingnew

News of the Latino-targeted Chicas' opening comes as the Valley has also seen 15 massage parlors staffed mostly by Latinas open in the last six months, like so many lupine flowers popping through desert sand after rain. What is going on here?
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Timothy Pratt  |  11-10-2008  |  Performance

Dirty Secrets of the Real Estate Collapsenew

There's lots of blame going around for this economic crisis. How we got here was simple: too much credit and too much debt for too many years. But why are hard-working people, many Hispanic, losing their houses?
Reno News & Review  |  Madeline Zook  |  11-07-2008  |  Housing & Development

Ask a Mexican: Will Mexicans Queer the Deal on California's Prop. 8?new

Gentle readers: Most of you know Mexicans who live in California. Please, por favor, please tell them to vote no on Proposition 8, a resolution on California's ballot that seeks to ban gay marriage.
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano  |  11-04-2008  |  Comedy

A Former GM of Hoy Bets on New Mag for Next-Generation Chicago Latinosnew

Café bills itself as a "Latino lifestyle magazine," and the first issue came off the presses last week. It's a free bimonthly that the founders hope will go monthly next spring.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  10-27-2008  |  Media

Filmmakers Turn Lens On Baltimore's Growing Latino Populationnew

Viva El Cine Latino, a Latino short film festival, is a long-overdue examination of Baltimore's Latino culture through language and how linguistic misunderstandings can lead, through pain and confusion, to growth and catharsis.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Robbie Whelan  |  10-14-2008  |  Movies

San Juan Capistrano's School Colorsnew

In San Juan Capistrano's schools, white kids are painted into one corner, Latino kids into another. How did this happen?
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  09-09-2008  |  Education

The Browning of the Green Partynew

Despite conflict between environmentalists and the immigrants' rights movement, congressional candidate Omar Lopez thinks the Greens could supplant the Democrats as Latinos' party of choice.
Chicago Reader  |  Kari Lydersen  |  08-18-2008  |  Politics

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