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Improving STEM Opportunities for Hispanics/Latinos is Vital to the US Economy

By 2044 Hispanics and Latinos will become a majority-minority here in the United States; and by 2050 the size of the population will have doubled in size. Presently, Hispanics and Latinos make up about 17 percent of the total U...
by E.R. Barnette
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2015 Job Prospects Look Bleak for African Americans

As 2014 comes to a close and we begin to write down those 2015 goals, for some African Americans the list hasn’t changed from last year: Get a Job. While the country is heralding President Obama for the lowest unemployment ra...
by E.R. Barnette
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Black Buying Power Does Not Translate to Silicon Valley Hiring Practices

There are 43 million African Americans in the United States, and by next year black buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion. In an Atlanta Black Star article, “5 Industries Black People Should Dominate Based On Our C...
by Politic365 Staff
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Wal-Mart and Others Answer the Challenge of Food Insecurity in African American, Latino, Elderly Communities

According to Feeding America African American households are more than twice as likely to be food insecure as white, non-Hispanic households.  More than one in three African American children (36%) live in food-insecure househ...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Ready. Set. No: Staggering Student Loans Impede Progress

Some still living with their parents, others with multiple roommates and definitely renting, so many well-educated young people can’t move forward with their American Dream of marriage, starting a family and owning a home. Th...
by Charlyn Stanberry
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Fast-food workers across country protest for higher wages

Fast food workers engaged in protest today across the country asking for a raise. According to The Los Angeles Times: “Police took 10 people into custody after the protesters linked arms and sat down in front of a McDonal...
by Adriana Maestas
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How Paul Ryan’s Proposal will Limit Opportunity for Communities of Color

By Jailyn Gladney Late last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) presented a plan–Expanding Opportunity in America–to entirely restructure our nation’s safety net. His plan demands that federal a...
by Guest Contributor
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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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