There are thousands of Hispanic-owned businesses that have opened across the state and hundreds of them are located in West Michigan, according to the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
One of the areas that has seen a lot of growth over the years is the Hispanic supermarket industry.
“Within the last 10, 15 years, we have seen a tremendous growth of supermercado, mexican supermarkets. Salvadorians, Guatemalans, so we have an influx of choices for our community,” said Jorge...Read more
Three in four Latinos say they have a negative view of Donald Trump, and more than half believe that his comments about Mexican immigrants were racist and inappropriate, according to a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal/ Telemundo poll.
The poll of 250 Latinos found that 75 percent view the real estate mogul and GOP presidential front-runner unfavorably, with 61 percent saying that their view of him is "very negative." Just 13 percent of respondents said...Read more
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suggested at a gathering of civil rights activists on Friday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) can't credibly claim to support the advancement of minorities and the poor given his positions on Medicare, the minimum wage, education and voting rights.
Clinton made her comments at a National Urban League conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, shortly before Bush, who is running for the Republican nomination, took the same stage. She...Read more
Donald Trump’s immigration views may be divisive among candidates vying for the GOP presidential nomination, but the bombastic billionaire remains at the top of the polls. Former presidential candidate and conservative pundit Pat Buchanan credits Trump’s rise in part to his willingness to address one of the country’s hottest issues.
Appearing July 26 on NBC’s Meet the Press, Buchanan said people are feeling the "conquest of the West by massive third-world immigrations coming from refugees and border jumpers and all the rest of...Read more
Puerto Rico will miss a payment on debt due Aug. 1, the governor's chief of staff said on Friday, an event that will be considered a default by investors as the commonwealth lurches towards what could be one of the largest U.S. municipal debt restructurings in history.
The island faces a number of debt payments that day but had signaled in recent weeks that it may miss the $58 million payment on Public Finance Corporation (PFC)...Read more
Few aspects of policing attract more scrutiny than an officer's use of force. And as people around the nation continue to voice concerns about the sometimes contentious relationship between citizens and law enforcement, it's become clear that police and the policed often have drastically different interpretations of the same incidents.
In some cases, this disagreement may stem from an honest difference of opinion. Police violence -- and violence in general -- typically looks repulsive, whether you're...Read more
The Democratic front-runner maintains a 12-point lead over the Republican candidate nationally, while tying with Bush and Walker.
Donald Trump likes to say he's the only one of the 17 Republican presidential candidates who can beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, but a new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that job may be better suited to one of Trump's rivals.
The real estate mogul gets support from just 36 percent of registered voters nationwide in a hypothetical match-up against Clinton, while the former secretary of...Read more
"The Cycle," "Now With Alex Wagner" and "The Ed Show" are canceled as the shakeup continues.
MSNBC has canceled "The Cycle," "Now with Alex Wagner" and "The Ed Show" with Ed Schultz as the network reconfigures its afternoon line-up to focus more on breaking news, according to a Thursday memo obtained by The Huffington Post.
MSNBC president Phil Griffin said in the memo that changes are being made to "build a new daytime lineup with the best live,...Read more