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AZ Superintendent who pushed ban on Mexican American studies loses GOP primary

On Tuesday, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal lost in the primary election. This defeat came after Huppenthal admitted to making offensive comments on blogs under a pseudonym saying that welfare recip...
by Adriana Maestas
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Georgia teens create app to document police encounters

A group of concerned Georgia high school students decided to channel their energy into creating an app to report police interactions in the aftermath of the police violence in Ferguson, Mo. According to a report at For Harriet:...
by Adriana Maestas
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Latinas Underrepresented in Films But More Likely to Appear in Them Naked

A new study by the University of California Annenberg school has revealed that less than five percent of actors in top grossing films are Latino and that Latinas are more likely than any other women of other ethnic groups to ap...
by Adriana Maestas
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Obama Preparing Executive Action on Immigration in September

With Congress taking summer recess without having passed immigration reform and President Obama indicating that he will have to act alone on the issue, people have been wondering when and what the President might do to bring re...
by Adriana Maestas
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Colorado becomes 11th state to allow undocumented to obtain driver’s licenses

Last week Colorado became the 11th state in the U.S. to begin issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The argument for allowing the undocumented to have driver’s licenses is based upon public safety. I...
by Adriana Maestas
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California Gubernatorial Candidate Pretends to be Homeless with a Camera Crew

With current California Governor Jerry Brown holding a substantial lead in the latest polls for the governor’s race, Republican candidate Neel Kashkari has found himself needing to get the public’s attention. So Kas...
by Adriana Maestas
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PETA promoting vegan diets in Detroit amid water crisis

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been making news in recent days because of its offer to pay the water bills for ten Detroit families who commit to a vegan diet for a month. PETA is even giving families wh...
by Adriana Maestas
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New poll: Latinos continue to worry about unemployment & face economic challenges

Last  week a new poll was released by the National Council of La Raza and Latino Decisions showing that Latinos are still feeling the effects of the recession even though the economy has been improving. Despite their worry abo...
by Adriana Maestas
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Obama Meets Central American Leaders and Considers Border Plan

Today President Obama met with the Presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras regarding the humanitarian crisis with refugee children who have left their homes in Central America to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border. The...
by Adriana Maestas
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Feds investigate Newark school reorganization plan for discrimination

Newark is planning a school reorganization plan, and parents are claiming that it discriminates against African American students. According to The Star-Ledger: “Parents and a local education advocacy organization¬†filed ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Report: Obama administration warned of Central American refugee crisis

Over the weekend, the Washington Post published an article detailing the extent that the Obama administration was warned of the surge of child refugees from Central America. The upshot is that the administration treated the inc...
by Adriana Maestas
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Rep. Luis Gutierrez supportive of Obama request for extra funds for humanitarian crisis

On Friday, Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez voiced support for President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion supplemental request to handle the humanitarian crisis at the border. This comes just weeks after the Democratic...
by Adriana Maestas
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President Obama turns to the private sector in nomination for V.A. chief

President Obama has turned to the private sector in attempting to clean up the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in announcing that the former CEO of Proctor and Gamble, Bob McDonald, would be nominated to head up the troub...
by Adriana Maestas
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President Obama to call for more resources to ramp up deportations of children

On Sunday, President Obama announced that he would be asking Congress for $2 billion in emergency funds to deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors that have been crossing the border without documentation. According to Thin...
by Adriana Maestas
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Thousands left without water service in Detroit

Folks in Detroit who are behind on their water bill are facing forced water shut offs as the summer begins. Citizens, frustrated with the city and a private company takeover of the water supply, are appealing to the United Nati...
by Adriana Maestas
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