They Fought to Make ‘In the Heights’ Both Dreamlike and Authentic

The creative team of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes and Jon M. Chu explain what it took to create a euphoric spectacle that stayed true to its cultural roots.

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Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach

A new report, in perhaps the most thorough soul-searching done by either party this year, points to an urgent need for the party to present a positive economic agenda and rebut Republican misinformation.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #collective-pac, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #hispanic-americans, #latino-victory-fund, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #third-way, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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With ‘In the Heights,’ Anthony Ramos Finds Stardom on His Own Terms

Teachers urged him to cultivate a more ethnically ambiguous image. He refused, and now he’s having a breakout moment.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #hamilton-play, #hispanic-americans, #in-the-heights-movie, #movies, #ramos-anthony-1991, #television, #theater

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Key Question in NYC Mayoral Race: Who Will Get Latino New Yorkers’ Votes?

Hispanic voters, who may account for a fifth of turnout, are considered to be up for grabs.

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Key Question in Mayoral Race: Who Will Get Latino New Yorkers’ Votes?

Hispanic voters, who may account for a fifth of turnout, are considered to be up for grabs.

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US Vaccine Rate: 70% May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests

The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #kaiser-family-foundation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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70 Percent Covid Vaccination Rate May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests

The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #kaiser-family-foundation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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How Do You Persuade New Yorkers to Be Vaccinated? Knock on Their Doors.

As demand shrinks, the city is turning to door-to-door outreach to overcome vaccine skepticism. “Nobody I know took the shot,” one man said.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Many Unvaccinated Latinos in the U.S. Want the Shot, New Survey Finds

Issues of access and fears of employment and immigration consequences have kept their Covid vaccination rates low, the findings suggest.

#hispanic-americans, #kaiser-family-foundation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Bloomberg Gives $150 Million to Help Universities Diversify STEM Doctorates

The initiative, which will benefit Johns Hopkins and six other institutions, will be named in honor of Vivien Thomas, best known for his work treating “blue baby syndrome.”

#asian-americans, #black-people, #bloomberg-philanthropies, #bloomberg-michael-r, #daniels-ronald-j-1959, #hispanic-americans, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #johns-hopkins-university, #morehouse-college, #philanthropy, #prairie-view-am-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #spelman-college, #thomas-vivien, #tuition, #united-states, #university-of-maryland-baltimore-county

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Arizona G.O.P. Passes Law to Limit Distribution of Mail Ballots

The new law, signed by Gov. Doug Ducey, will remove people from a widely popular early voting list if they do not cast a ballot at least once every two years.

#arizona, #black-people, #ducey-doug-1964, #hispanic-americans, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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‘La Bamba’ and the Lives It Changed

The actor Lou Diamond Phillips, and the writer-director Luis Valdez look back more than three decades at how the biopic did and didn’t make waves in Hollywood.

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In South Texas, Hispanic Republicans Try to Cement the Party’s Gains

Conservative Hispanic leaders, especially women, are ascendant in the Rio Grande Valley, where Republicans are trying to forge lasting bonds with voters who swung sharply to the right in 2020.

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When Wokeness Becomes Weakness

It will take policy failure, not just off-putting rhetoric, for the new progressivism to doom Democrats.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jorge Velandia Is Venezuela’s First Assistant General Manager

The Phillies’ assistant general manager is the highest-ranked executive his country has produced. He doesn’t plan to stop at assistant.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baseball, #content-type-personal-profile, #dombrowski-dave, #fuld-sam, #hispanic-americans, #philadelphia-phillies, #velandia-jorge, #venezuela

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Did the 2020 Census Undercount the Hispanic Population?

Officials from both parties say the census numbers released this week raise questions about the totals, with Democrats contending that the Hispanic population was undercounted.

#census, #census-bureau, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #population, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere.

Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.

#air-pollution, #asian-americans, #black-people, #bullard-robert-d, #california, #census, #environmental-protection-agency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #roads-and-traffic, #science-advances-journal, #united-states

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Eric Adams Endorsed by Top Bronx Leader, Giving Him Lift With Latinos

The endorsement from Ruben Diaz Jr., the Bronx borough president, could help Mr. Adams reach Latino and Bronx voters in the New York City mayor’s race.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #democratic-party, #diaz-ruben-jr, #endorsements, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses

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Laura Aguilar Turned Her Searing Lens on Herself, and Shaped the Future

A powerful voice for marginalized groups, Laura Aguilar frankly and poetically portrayed Latino and lesbian communities.

#aguilar-laura-1959-2018, #content-type-personal-profile, #hispanic-americans, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #leslie-lohman-museum-of-art, #photography

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The ‘New Redlining’ Is Deciding Who Lives in Your Neighborhood

If you care about social justice, you have to care about zoning.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #fair-housing-act-1968, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #presidential-election-of-2020, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #zoning

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If You Care About Social Justice, You Have to Care About Zoning

The Biden administration is off to a good start on housing, but there is much more it could be doing.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #fair-housing-act-1968, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #presidential-election-of-2020, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #zoning

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U.S. Suicides Declined Over All in 2020 but May Have Risen Among People of Color

Despite dire predictions, the number of suicides fell by 5 percent over all. Still, smaller studies suggested the trends were much worse among nonwhite Americans.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #unemployment, #whites, #your-feed-science

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My Child’s Egg Donor Is Latin American. Does That Make Him Latino?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what forms our identity and the importance of informed consent to medical procedures.

#artificial-insemination, #content-type-service, #ethics-personal, #hispanic-americans

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‘A Sense of Belonging’ for Hispanic Children, With Puppets

“Club Mundo Kids,” a new TV series debuting on April 10, is the latest result of a push for programming that uses Spanish to reach Latino audiences.

#children-and-childhood, #club-mundo-kids-tv-program, #hispanic-americans, #language-and-languages, #lee-isaac-1971, #los-angeles-calif, #puppets, #romina-puga, #spanish-language, #telemundo-communications-group-inc, #television, #united-states

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Minority Entrepreneurs Struggled to Get Small-Business Relief Loans

A year after the Paycheck Protection Program started, studies show how its design hurt Black- and other minority-owned businesses.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #paycheck-protection-program, #race-and-ethnicity, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #stimulus-economic

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Trump’s Latino Support Was More Widespread Than Thought, Report Finds

While Latinos played a major role in Democratic victories last year, Donald Trump’s outreach to them proved successful in states around the country, not just in certain geographic areas.

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It’s Not Too Early to Start Courting Latino Voters

Democrats will need their votes to keep control of the Senate and House after the midterms.

#hispanic-americans, #libre-initiative, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Mariachis Play On, Their Music Unsilenced by the Virus or the Deaths

Even as the birthday parties and weddings grew scarce during the pandemic, the musicians were increasingly hired to play at funerals, including those of band members.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #hispanic-americans, #mariachi-los-camperos-de-nati-cano, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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N.H.L. Hopes to Extend Its Reach to Latino Audiences

The league’s recent agreement with ESPN grants the network media rights in Latin America, and some teams already regularly broadcast games on the radio in Spanish.

#arizona-coyotes, #chicago-blackhawks, #florida-panthers, #foley-william-p-ii, #hispanic-americans, #hockey-ice, #los-angeles-kings, #lozano-hector, #matthews-auston-1997, #national-hockey-league, #nijjar-michael, #rivera-francisco-x, #vegas-golden-knights

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Von Diaz’s Essential Puerto Rican Recipes

The journalist and cookbook author, who grew up traveling between Atlanta and Puerto Rico, collects dishes that tell stories about life on the island, and the flavors that bring her back to it.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #hispanic-americans, #plantain-vegetable, #pork, #puerto-rico, #rice, #yuca-vegetable

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California’s First Latino Senator, Alex Padilla, Wants an Immigration Overhaul Now

Senator Alex Padilla, the Democrat who was appointed to fill Vice President Kamala Harris’s seat, is pressing for a pathway to citizenship for five million unauthorized immigrants who are essential workers.

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Clergy Preach Faith in the Covid Vaccine to Doubters

With widespread immunity essential to ending the pandemic, priests, imams, rabbis and swamis are successfully urging their congregations to get the shots. Many people trust them more than they trust health officials.

#clergy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #imams, #jews-and-judaism, #medicine-and-health, #ministers-protestant, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #rabbis, #religion-and-belief, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Democrats Are Anxious About 2022 — and 2024

The fretting starts with the party’s declining share of the Hispanic vote, but it doesn’t end there.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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Los Angeles Schools Remain Closed and Families Wonder: How Much Longer?

Even amid signs of a deal with the teachers’ union, the district is still probably a month or more from resuming in-person learning.

#beutner-austin, #black-people, #california, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin

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A Vexing Question for Democrats: What Drives Latino Men to Republicans?

Several voters said values like individual responsibility and providing for one’s family, and a desire for lower taxes and financial stability, led them to reject a party embraced by their parents.

#arizona, #democratic-party, #florida, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus

A dense population of vulnerable citizens set the stage for a frightening epidemic.

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Residents of a Texas Border City Long Felt Overlooked. The Storm Made It Worse.

Del Rio residents, searching for fresh food and water, said that government aid has been sparse. “When they’re running for office is when we see them,” one man said of politicians.

#del-rio-tex, #food-banks-and-pantries, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #power-failures-and-blackouts

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New Findings on 2 Ways Children Become Seriously Ill from the Coronavirus

A large study found that young people hospitalized with acute Covid-19 infection have symptoms and characteristics that differ from those with a Covid-linked inflammatory syndrome.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #multisystem-inflammatory-syndrome-in-children-mis-c, #your-feed-science

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New York Times Calls for Workplace Changes in Diversity Report

“The Times is a difficult environment for many of our colleagues,” the report found. People of color described “unsettling and sometimes painful day-to-day workplace experiences.”

#baquet-dean, #black-people, #guild-amber-r-1977, #hispanic-americans, #kopit-levien-meredith, #minorities, #new-york-times, #race-and-ethnicity, #ryan-carolyn, #sulzberger-a-g, #workplace-environment

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Why Biden Is Tackling Immigration Now

With polls showing broad support for reform, Democrats want to pass major legislation — before 2022.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The 4 Great Migrations

America as we have come to know it is most likely a thing of the past.

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Covid Causes Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy

American life expectancy fell by one year, to 77.8 years, in the first half of 2020. It may rebound as the pandemic’s end approaches.

#age-chronological, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

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Along the Southwest Border, Trump’s Wall Is Only One of the Insults He Left Behind

Here’s what Biden should do about the poverty, discrimination and environmental destruction.

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Albor Ruiz, a Journalistic Voice for Latinos, Is Dead at 80

As a columnist for The Daily News, he wrote passionately about the issues facing immigrants and lobbied for the U.S. to lift its trade embargo of his native Cuba.

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How Stable Is the Democratic Coalition?

The party may control the elected branches in Washington. But it may be facing some slippage in support from minority communities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roman-catholic-church, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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Dying of Covid in a ‘Separate and Unequal’ L.A. Hospital

Inside an overwhelmed facility in the worst-hit part of California, where the patriarchs of two immigrant families were taken when they fell sick.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #los-angeles-calif, #martin-luther-king-jr-community-hospital

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After a Rocky Start, Novavax Vaccine Could Be Here by Summer

Even with two other vaccines authorized, Novavax is having no trouble recruiting volunteers for its U.S. trial. If all goes well, the U.S. could see 110 million doses in June.

#black-people, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #hispanic-americans, #novavax-inc, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health

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‘Anything for Selena’ Examines a Singer’s Legacy and Latino Identity

While the podcast is a biography of the Tejano star, it also weaves in the personal story of the host and examines why the singer has had a lasting effect on culture.

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Even in Poorer Neighborhoods, the Wealthy Are Lining Up for Vaccines

Officials acknowledge that the coveted shots are disproportionately going to white people and that planners’ efforts to course-correct are having limited effect.

#black-people, #city-councils, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #hispanic-americans, #medicine-and-health, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whites, #your-feed-healthcare

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How New York’s Vaccine Program Missed Black and Hispanic Residents

Vaccination rates lag in some of the communities that have been the hardest hit by the virus.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #race-and-ethnicity, #vaccination-and-immunization

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