Kassandra Ramirez, 17, stretches before her b-boy class at the Hip Hop School of Arts.
On the corner of Holt and Gary Avenues in downtown Pomona rises a massive, 24-thousand-square-foot cobblestone building. It once protected the savings and investments of Pomona residents, but now it serves a different purpose.
Spray-painted graffiti and images of hip-hop moguls decorate the walls of the former PFF Bank & Trust. A life-sized boom box has replaced the teller-counter. Walls that read,...Read more
At Smith College commencement on Sunday, Juliet García, the first Hispanic woman to run an American college or university, talked about how she found her strength.
García, who stepped down last year after two decades as University of Texas-Brownsville's president, was named one of Time magazine's 10 best college presidents in 2009. Under her watch, she said, the school's physics department added more and more Latino students. Now, the school ranks in the top five among universities...Read more
Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.
The Housing and Urban Development secretary accused GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of "very intentionally trying to manipulate this witch hunt to play politics."
"That's unfortunate and it's one of the reasons Congress has a 19% approval rating," Castro told CNN's Jim Acosta Sunday on "State of the Union."
A trove of Clinton's emails from...Read more
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has named prominent DREAMer and immigration activist Lorella Praeli as Latino Outreach Director, a Clinton campaign official told NBC News. Praeli, who was undocumented for almost 13 years and became an outspoken advocate during that time, will be the Clinton campaign's main point person with Latino communities around the country. She will also be one of the campaign's surrogates with the press on Latino issues, including immigration.
Praeli's appointment sends a...Read more
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that it has acquired The Root, the leading online news, opinion and culture destination for African-Americans. In joining UCI, The Root will leverage UCI's extensive digital production facilities and publishing infrastructure, while its editorial team will retain its voice and stay true to its mission, which has made it successful throughout its history.
“Like Univision, The Root aims to serve a significant segment...Read more
As 2016 campaigns heat up, Republicans are working to boost their momentum among Latino voters, and the numbers make it easy to see why.
The Koch network is funding Spanish-language driver's test review sessions in Nevada, as NPR's Tamara Keith reported this week. And Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are both feverishly courting Hispanic voters in their recent appearances, as the LA Times reports.
The U.S. Hispanic population, which made up nearly 17 percent of the population...Read more
It is dawning on the GOP that snatching health insurance away from millions of helpless victims is not quite as rewarding as expected.
Last summer, two Republican-appointed federal judges ruled, against the furious dissent of the Democratic appointee, in favor of what had theretofore been viewed as an outlandish lawsuit designed to blow up Obamacare. The unexpected progress of the lawsuit, hatched by anti-Obamacare activists at a right-wing think tank, filled conservatives with sudden Schadenfreude. They...Read more
Fox News is hurting the Republican Party, according to a study conducted by a top official in the first Bush administration.
The study, authored by Bruce Bartlett, who worked in the Treasury Department under George H. W. Bush and was also a domestic policy adviser to Ronald Reagan, found that Fox viewers tended to be less informed about current affairs than people who watch mainstream news -- and even people who don't watch the news at...Read more