When night falls, it's pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops.
Protest chants for justice for Michael Brown echo over from a block away.
The three have heard them for over a week. And on occasion, gunshots. Tear gas mist had filled Ellison Drive on many nights, stinging their eyes and noses and sending them running indoors.
"It was so foggy down here; it was foggy here every...Read more
Last Friday, August 15th, marked two years since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) entered into force.
Since then, the Embassy of Mexico and the network of 50 consulates in the United States have engaged in an effort to take care of the essential needs of young Mexicans who meet the requirements to apply for this program.
When DACA was announced, the Mexican Government deployed ongoing outreach and legal assistance campaigns that have helped 427,653...Read more
Approximately 2.6 million Hispanics are in need of alcohol use treatment according to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, but new research suggests that, for Mexican American men, where you live makes a big difference in how likely you are to suffer from alcoholism.
Experts from Baylor University and the University of Texas Medical Branch found that older Mexican American men are less likely to engage in problem drinking as residents of...Read more
While the voices of those in office have risen to the forefront of the border crisis, the child migrants and their families are the ones actually being affected by the shifts in policy, and ultimately, any decision made impacts their future first and foremost.
These children chose to leave their home countries in Central America because they were fleeing poverty, violence and, in some situations, death.
“I am afraid to go back to Guatemala because I am...Read more
The results of a small** survey from the Pew Research Center illustrate a sharp divide between black and white respondents when it comes to what’s happening in Ferguson. If you pay attention to racial dynamics, some of the results aren’t too surprising: Blacks and whites have sharply different reactions to the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., and the protests and violence that followed. Blacks are about twice as likely as whites...Read more
Whoever is elected as the next Arizona governor will have a difficult time repairing a damaged relationship with Latinos, political experts contend.
In Arizona, it’s no secret that Republican Gov. Jan Brewer is not well liked among many Latinos in large part because of her tough stance on immigration.
She is one of the only two governors in the United States to deny driver’s licenses to undocumented young immigrants who’ve received temporary work permits and deportation reprieve through President...Read more
Standing on the precipice of the Republican Party's demographic demise, deep in denial about the damage done with Latino voters, many right-wing analysts seek to brush away the GOP's serial attacks against American Latinos as minor matters with no political transcendence.
In the latest attempt at Photoshopping Latinos' deep and wide loathing of the Republican Party, National Review's Reihan Salam informs his readers that "Immigration Reform Is Not the Key to the Latino Vote."
Just a few...Read more
President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies.
If Obama takes the broadest action under consideration…
As Ferguson, Mo., has become a flashpoint for fury and distrust between the black community and law enforcement after the death of Michael Brown, Latino organizations on Friday began to come out and express solidarity with the Brown family and…
Lights, camera, struggle? A recent study from the University of Southern California made headlines after concluding Latinos continue to be the most underrepresented group in Hollywood films. The report only confirms what Latino actors, producers, and advocates already know: It…
On Thursday, the first Texas National Guard troops arrived at the U.S. border as part of Operation Strong Safety, Gov. Rick Perry's (R) unilateral border-security mission. And before rallying the border-bound troops at Camp Swift outside Austin on Wednesday, Perry…
Standing on the precipice of the Republican Party's demise, deep in denial about the damage done with Latino voters, many right-wing analysts seek to brush away the GOP's serial attacks against American Latinos as minor matters with no political transcendence.
The Obama administration’s effort to end one political crisis during the 2014 Obamacare rollout may have sown the seeds of another controversy: potential double-digit rate hikes in 2015.
If insurers have their way, some residents in politically key states like Florida,…