The Democratic Party’s Latino Voter Problem

Given the political stakes as well as the stakes for Latino families, Democratic leaders must do better.

#democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #midterm-elections-2022

10 Miami Bakeries That Showcase a World of Flavors

The area’s culture revolves around a good pastry and coffee from the diverse selection of bakeries, many of which draw inspiration from the Caribbean and Latin America.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #cakes, #croissants, #desserts, #hispanic-americans, #miami-fla, #pastelitos

Corporate Board Diversity Increased in 2021. Some Ask What Took So Long.

Some executives say corporate boards have often overlooked qualified women and nonwhite people. That may be changing.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #boards-of-directors, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

Readers react to a guest essay that was critical of the remake of the movie. Also: Newark’s homeless; helping grieving children

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #homeless-persons, #kushner-tony, #newark-nj, #romeo-and-juliet-play, #shakespeare-william, #spielberg-steven, #west-side-story-2021-movie

Expanding the Scope of ‘Latin American Art’

Eight not-to-be-missed shows offer scores of creators and local art traditions from New York, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.

#americas-society, #art, #calderon-manhattan-ny-gallery, #dimas-marcos, #el-museo-del-barrio, #faria-henrique-gallery-manhattan-ny, #hispanic-americans, #hunter-college, #hunter-east-harlem-gallery-manhattan-ny, #institute-for-studies-on-latin-american-art-manhattan-ny, #latin-america, #new-york-city, #puerto-ricans, #taller-boricua-puerto-rican-workshop

Democrats Find Urgent New Reasons to Worry About Latino Voters

Two reports shed light on the issues driving Hispanic voters and why their support of the Democratic Party is eroding.

#democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

In a Small Kentucky Town, the Candle Factory Was a Lifeline for Its Workers

Eight people were killed when a tornado struck a Mayfield Consumer Products building. Now, amid acrimony over whether managers could have done more to keep employees safe, there is worry about lost jobs.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #hispanic-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #mayfield-ky, #mayfield-consumer-products, #tornadoes

In ‘With Love,’ Gloria Calderón Kellett Comes Home for the Holidays

For her first show as a sole creator, Calderón Kellett writes love stories for a family that looks a lot like her own.

#calderon-kellett-gloria, #content-type-personal-profile, #hispanic-americans, #lear-norman, #machado-justina, #one-day-at-a-time-tv-program, #race-and-ethnicity, #television, #with-love-tv-program, #writing-and-writers

Rita Moreno and Ariana DeBose on ‘West Side Story

The two actresses explain what the new “West Side Story” gets right, what the original lacked and why playing the role they’re both known for is so gut-wrenching.

#actors-and-actresses, #debose-ariana, #hispanic-americans, #moreno-rita, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #west-side-story-2021-movie

How Hispanics Became Swing Voters

Republicans see an opportunity. Democrats have a lot of work to do.  

#border-barriers, #bush-george-w, #central-america, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexican-americans, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #tea-party-movement, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The ‘West Side Story’ Remake We Didn’t Need

We need the resources to craft our own stories, not more accurate retellings of narratives that weren’t even meant for us.

#black-people, #hispanic-americans, #puerto-ricans, #puerto-rico, #spielberg-steven

Buñuelos: A Christmastime Treat and Common Street Food

The sweet, fried dough is a common street food year-round, but the dessert is especially popular during the Christmas season.

#anise, #bunuelos, #cinnamon-spice, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #cuba, #hispanic-americans, #martinez-mely, #mexico, #pelaez-ana-sofia, #presilla-maricel-e, #yuca-vegetable

The Words Democrats Use Are Not the Real Problem

The whys of American politics have much more to do with the ever-changing currents of race, religion and economic production than they do with political messaging.

#hispanic-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-apprentice-tv-program, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Justice Dept. Files Voting Rights Suit Against Texas Over Map

The department said the state’s redistricting plan would violate the Voting Rights Act by discriminating against minority voters.

#black-people, #discrimination, #federal-state-relations-us, #garland-merrick-b, #gupta-vanita, #hispanic-americans, #justice-department, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965

How Much Are Latinos Shifting Right?

So far, the data remains mixed. And the defection of Ryan Guillen, a Texas state lawmaker, to the G.O.P. may not have been driven solely by ideology.

#guillen-ryan, #hispanic-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

With ‘Encanto,’ Stephanie Beatriz Finds Yet Another Voice

The actress, also featured in “In the Heights” and on the series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” discusses her lead role as Mirabel in the latest Disney animated film.

#beatriz-stephanie, #content-type-personal-profile, #encanto-movie, #hispanic-americans, #movies

Colorism and Racism Belong to the Same Family

The relative decline of whites in the population does not guarantee racial progress.

#asian-americans, #black-people, #census, #hispanic-americans, #pew-research-center, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

Can Progress on Diversity Be Union-Made?

In Boston, setting a goal for a racially diverse construction work force is one thing. Meeting it has proved more difficult.

#black-people, #boston-mass, #building-construction, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity

Republicans Are Going to Use Dog Whistles. Democrats Can’t Just Ignore Them.

Liberals have to forge an effective counterattack on race.

#atwater-lee, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #mcauliffe-terry, #new-jersey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #virginia, #voting-and-voters, #whites

Aida Rodriguez Wants You to Laugh at the Pain

The Dominican American comic hopes to broaden the way Latinos are represented in comedy. She’s finally getting her chance.

#comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #hispanic-americans, #rodriguez-aida-1977

BIPOC or POC? Equity or Equality? Debating Words on the Left

For those pushing for changes in society on race and other issues, words matter. They can also muddle.

#black-people, #discrimination, #english-language, #gender, #hispanic-americans, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states

This Special Election Is Testing Republican Efforts to Court Latino Voters

The contest to fill a vacant State House seat in South Texas has exposed the vulnerabilities of a Democratic stronghold.

#democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #lujan-john, #ramirez-frank, #republican-party, #san-antonio-tex, #state-legislatures, #texas, #voting-and-voters

A 100-Year-Old Priest Was Nudged From His Parish. He Has No Plan to Retire.

The Rev. Luis Urriza arrived in Beaumont, Texas, nearly 70 years ago and founded the thriving Cristo Rey parish. His religious order has now called him back to Spain.

#age-chronological, #beaumont-tex, #hispanic-americans, #priests, #roman-catholic-church

How ‘Maya and the Three,’ ‘Encanto’ and ‘Vivo’ Animate Latinidad

A warrior princess, an enchanted family and a kinkajou musician are changing how Latino stories are told — at least in animation.

#animated-films, #encanto-movie, #gutierrez-jorge-r-1975, #hispanic-americans, #maya-and-the-three-tv-program, #movies, #television, #vivo-movie

How the Young Lords Changed Public Health Care

The Young Lords took over Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx on July 14, 1970. Their demand? Accessible, quality health care for all.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lincoln-hospital, #south-bronx-bronx-ny, #young-lords

Hispanic Heritage Gets Meme Treatment: ‘Mordida, Mordida’

Young Hispanic people on Twitter are sharing memes reminiscent of childhood, heritage and assimilation.

#hispanic-heritage-month, #hispanic-americans, #social-media

In ‘Alma’s Way,’ a Young Latina Thinks for Herself, Like Her Creator

Set in the Bronx, the new PBS Kids’ show from Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on “Sesame Street,” promotes diversity and critical thinking.

#actors-and-actresses, #aguirre-jorge, #almas-way-tv-program, #bronx-nyc, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #doherty-ellen-television-executive, #hispanic-americans, #manzano-sonia-1950, #pbs-kids, #public-broadcasting, #television

Why Texas Republicans Are Proposing a New Congressional Map

Rather than trying to make significant gains in the state, where Democrats have been increasingly ascendant in recent years, Republicans appear to be trying to bolster their existing congressional delegation.

#hispanic-americans, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Black and Hispanic Millennials Are Looking Outside of 401k’s for Investing

Some Black and Hispanic millennials are looking to alternatives like real estate or entrepreneurship, or to trading stock on their own.

#401k-403b-and-457-plans, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #discrimination, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #race-and-ethnicity

Democrats Continue to Struggle With Men of Color

The idea of always playing defense and never offense is, well, offensive.

#black-people, #california, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #hispanic-americans, #men-and-boys, #newsom-gavin, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why the SAT May be the Best Option

As long as schools brag about their low admission rates, campus diversity initiatives will always be about tweaking around the edges.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #california, #community-colleges, #hispanic-americans, #internal-sub-only, #minorities, #sat-college-admission-test, #university-of-california

Latinos Shape California. Why Are So Many Sitting Out the Recall?

As Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall election, he has struggled to connect with Hispanic voters, who make up nearly a third of the electorate.

#california, #democratic-party, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #hispanic-americans, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government

50 Years Later, the Pirates’ Lineup of Color Still Resonates

Fifty years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates started a game using only Black and Latino players. It was a first in the National or the American League, and it still manages to stand out.

#baseball, #black-people, #clemente-roberto, #hispanic-americans, #oliver-al-1946, #pittsburgh-pirates

What the ‘Majority Minority’ Shift Really Means for America

The census should collect data about race. But we should stop obsessing over it.

#census, #census-bureau, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

Overweight Adults Should Be Screened for Diabetes at 35, Experts Say

Nearly one in seven Americans now has diabetes, a record rate. The condition also raises the risk of severe illness after coronavirus infection.

#black-people, #diabetes, #hispanic-americans, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #obesity, #united-states, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force, #weight, #your-feed-science, #youth

Workers, in Demand, Have a New Demand of Their Own: A Career Path

More low-wage employees want opportunities to grow. Big companies are making more promises to help them.

#bank-of-america-corporation, #black-people, #careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #merit-america, #npower, #per-scholas-inc, #vocational-training, #wages-and-salaries, #year-up

Racial Inequities Persist in Health Care Despite Expanded Insurance

A series of studies in an influential medical journal takes a close look at longstanding gaps in medical care.

#black-people, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hispanic-americans, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #infant-mortality, #jama-journal-of-american-medical-assn, #medicare, #minorities, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites, #your-feed-science

Why the Census Reported an Increase in Multiracial Americans

Families across the country have grown more diverse. A design change in the census form also allowed the government to report people’s identity in greater detail.

#black-people, #census, #census-bureau, #hispanic-americans, #population, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #whites

‘Fantasy Island’ Returns, Now With a Ms. Roarke

Roselyn Sánchez leads this Fox reboot of the beloved ABC series, playing a grandniece of Ricardo Montalbán’s white-suited steward of a mystical isle.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #fantasy-island-tv-program, #fox-broadcasting-co, #hispanic-americans, #montalban-ricardo, #puerto-rico, #sanchez-roselyn-1973, #television

How Racist Is America?

Bigotry and discrimination have not killed the American dream for all groups.

#black-people, #discrimination, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

Boston Overhauls Admissions to Exclusive Exam Schools

A new policy will increase representation of Black and Latino students in the prestigious public schools, which serve as a gateway to elite colleges.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #black-people, #boston-mass, #boston-latin-school, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-and-examinations

It’s Hard to Search for a Therapist of Color. These Websites Want to Change That.

A number of new organizations aim to digitally connect patients with mental health providers who value and understand different cultures.

#ayana-therapy, #black-people, #hispanic-americans, #innopsych-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Biden Can Promote Environmental Justice

His appointment to a federal energy panel will test his pledge to protect minority communities from environmental hazards.

#air-pollution, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #brownsville-tex, #corpus-christi-tex, #discrimination, #environment, #federal-energy-regulatory-commission, #hispanic-americans, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #port-arthur-tex, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Progressives’ Urgent Question: How to Win Over Voters of Color

A yearslong challenge for the left was starkly illustrated this week as its hopes faded in the New York mayor’s race.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

Why Democrats Are Reluctantly Making Voter ID Laws a Bargaining Chip

While party leaders have long worried about the discriminatory effects of such laws, many now see other restrictive voting measures pushed by Republicans as a more urgent threat.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #hispanic-americans, #identification-devices, #law-and-legislation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #senate, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Basketball Coach Is Fired After Tortillas Are Tossed at Visiting Team

Students at Coronado High School, near San Diego, threw the tortillas at players from the predominantly Latino Orange Glen High School on Saturday.

#california, #coronado-calif, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #interscholastic-athletics, #san-diego-calif, #school-discipline-students

Many Parts of the U.S. Needed Persuading to Get Vaccinated. Not South Texas.

In the Rio Grande Valley, it is people’s exposure to death and disease, not offers of free beer or million-dollar prizes, that is driving vaccine rates higher.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why More American Women are Delaying Motherhood in their 20s

The birthrate is falling for American women in their 20s, especially in places where the local economy is booming.

#birth-rates, #careers-and-professions, #families-and-family-life, #hispanic-americans, #population, #states-us, #women-and-girls

Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses ‘In the Heights’ Casting Criticism

Since the film’s release last week, there have been complaints about the lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latino actors in prominent roles.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #chu-jon-m-1979, #hbo-max, #hispanic-americans, #in-the-heights-movie, #miranda-lin-manuel, #movies, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

How the Virus Unraveled Hispanic American Families

Deaths in Santa Clara County, Calif., highlight a terrible disparity of the pandemic: Covid-19 killed many Hispanic Americans at younger ages.

#age-chronological, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-jose-calif, #santa-clara-county-calif, #your-feed-science