The New Politics of Abortion

The pro-life movement needs to learn the art of the possible.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #florida, #georgia, #hispanic-americans, #kemp-brian-p, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

Pushing an Immigration Conspiracy Theory, While Courting Latinos

Blake Masters, a top candidate in Arizona’s Republican primary for the Senate, has accused Democrats of plotting to “import” new voters. That poses a challenge in a state where a third of the voters are Hispanic.

#arizona, #conspiracy-theories, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #laxalt-adam, #masters-blake-1986, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada

Too Many New Yorkers Can’t Swim. It’s Time to Change That.

New York City is letting down its residents by nixing swimming lessons.

#adams-eric-l, #asian-americans, #beaches, #black-people, #bronx-river-bronx-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #education-department-nyc, #education-department-nys, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hispanic-americans, #hochul-kathleen-c, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #oceans-and-seas, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #summer-season, #swimming-pools, #whites

Justice Dept. Will Investigate Environmental Racism in Houston

The inquiry, part of an administration-wide racial justice initiative, came amid claims that the city has ignored illegal dumping in Black and Latino areas.

#black-people, #discrimination, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hispanic-americans, #houston-tex, #justice-department, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government

MLB Union Short on Latino Voices Ahead of International Draft Deadline

A deadline looms on an international draft, but players from Latin America, who would be affected more than anyone, are largely absent from union leadership.

#baseball, #collective-bargaining, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #hispanic-americans, #latin-america, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #organized-labor

Americans Are Hungry for Change, So Get Ready for More Turmoil

For the White House in 2024, think outsider and unconventional.

#democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #whites

The G.O.P.’s ‘Wildest Dream’

The election of Mayra Flores, a Republican and an immigrant, helps explain how Latino voters are shifting to the right.

#flores-mayra-1986, #hispanic-americans, #internal-storyline-no, #republican-party, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Rise of the Far-Right Latina

Representative Mayra Flores is one of three Republican Latinas vying to transform South Texas politics by shunning moderates and often embracing the extreme.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #de-la-cruz-monica, #flores-mayra-1986, #hispanic-americans, #republican-party, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas, #trump-donald-j

Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado Fends Off Challenge From Left in N.Y. Primary

Mr. Delgado overcame his late entry into the race, benefiting from millions of dollars spent on campaign ads and mailers in the last weeks before the primary.

#archila-ana-maria, #delgado-antonio, #democratic-party, #elections-lieutenant-governors, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #reyna-diana

A Machete, a Shower of Pork and Other Magic in a Bronx Trailer

The Times’s star ratings return as our critic visits La Piraña Lechonera, a weekend party where one man serves up the rich flavors of Puerto Rico.

#food-trucks-and-vendors, #hispanic-americans, #la-pirana-lechonera-bronx-ny-restaurant, #mott-haven-bronx-ny, #pork, #restaurants

Will Kathy Hochul’s Low-Key Primary Come at a Cost? Allies Fear Yes.

Gov. Hochul is expected to handily win next week’s primary. But some allies worry her campaign is failing to energize key voters for November’s election.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #hispanic-americans, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses

‘The Cheech,’ a Game Changer for Chicano Art, Opens in Riverside

As the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture debuts, its founder hopes to inspire a renaissance in a region of California lacking public arts funding.

#almaraz-carlos-1941-89, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #hispanic-americans, #marin-cheech, #museums, #national-museum-of-the-american-latino, #restoration-and-renovation, #riverside-calif, #romero-frank-1941

Summer Camp for All

It’s hard to imagine a more ideal escape for young people living through an extraordinary time of grief, loneliness and upheaval.

#american-camp-assn, #bank-street-college, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #poverty, #psychology-and-psychologists, #summer-season, #youth

New Mexico Wildfire Rips Through a Hispanic Bastion

One of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s history is raging through a region where the culture stretches back longer than the United States has existed.

#albuquerque-nm, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #hispanic-americans, #new-mexico, #wildfires

Women Flock to Abortion Clinic on Texas Border

In the Rio Grande Valley, women seeking abortions navigate the complex challenges of religion, culture and a new Texas law.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #hispanic-americans, #mcallen-tex, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #texas, #whole-womans-health

Seven Lessons Democrats Need to Learn — Fast

Retooling the party for an age of disorder.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #inflation-economics, #national-debt-us, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

In a Georgia Mill Town, Soccer Presents a New Opportunity

Dalton, Ga., has not always welcomed the Mexican immigrants who came to work in its carpet mills. But the community is united behind its powerhouse high school soccer teams.

#coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #dalton-ga, #foreign-workers, #georgia, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #interscholastic-athletics, #mexican-americans, #mohawk-industries-inc, #soccer

How Young Latinos’ Online and TV Habits Offer Political Clues for 2022

A new report exploring young Latinos’ views on immigration sheds light on one of the most important voter groups in the midterm elections, and found a noteworthy gender divide.

#computers-and-the-internet, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #internal-sub-only-nl, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

On the Border, Buying Clothes by the Pound at Ropa Usada Shops

Like thrift shops on steroids, giant used-clothing stores are part of the culture and economic life along the border with Mexico.

#discount-selling, #fashion-and-apparel, #hispanic-americans, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #shopping-and-retail, #thrift-shops

‘BIPOC’ Is Jargon. That’s OK, and Normal People Don’t Have to Say It.

Vocabulary imposed from on high sometimes just can’t catch on.

#butler-judith, #hispanic-americans, #internal-sub-only-nl, #jackson-jesse-l, #minorities, #podcasts, #polls-and-public-opinion, #south-asia, #winfrey-oprah

While Democrats Debate ‘Latinx,’ Latinos Head to the G.O.P.

The Democrats’ problem with Latinos.

#arizona, #california, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #new-mexico, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Latinos Aren’t Leaving the Democratic Party. The Party Is Leaving Them.

The Democrats’ problem with Latinos.

#arizona, #california, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #new-mexico, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Lauro Cavazos, First Hispanic Cabinet Member, Dies at 95

A sixth-generation Mexican American, he served briefly as secretary of education under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

#bush-george, #cavazos-lauro-1927-2022, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #education, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-politics-and-government

Making the SAT and ACT Optional Is the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

Intended or not, it sends a message that some students of color are less capable.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #hispanic-americans, #internal-sub-only-nl, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-and-examinations, #university-of-north-carolina

Why Republicans in Nevada Are Targeting Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s Seat

Seizing on signs that suggest Democrats are losing support among Hispanic voters nationwide, Republicans are targeting Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s seat.

#democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #internal-sub-only-nl, #las-vegas-nev, #laxalt-adam, #masto-catherine-cortez, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Encanto’ May Be Accurate, but Can It Carry a Whole Country?

The filmmakers behind the Disney hit worked for cultural accuracy. Some Colombians and Colombian Americans are looking for more.

#bush-jared-1974, #colombia, #encanto-movie, #hispanic-americans, #howard-byron, #miranda-lin-manuel, #movies, #walt-disney-company

Oscar Rewind: When Rita Moreno Made History and Thanked No One

The actress explains why she gave one of the shortest Academy speeches ever when she became the first Latina to win an acting Oscar 60 years ago.

#academy-awards-oscars, #actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #crawford-joan, #debose-ariana, #hispanic-americans, #moreno-rita, #movies, #west-side-story-2021-movie, #west-side-story-movie

2020 Census Undercounted U.S. Population by Nearly 19 Million

The Census Bureau said it had undercounted Black, Latino and Indigenous people and overcounted white and Asian Americans.

#black-people, #census, #census-bureau, #hispanic-americans, #native-americans, #population

How Air Pollution Across America Reflects Racist Policy From the 1930s

A new study shows how redlining, a Depression-era housing policy, contributed to inequalities that persist decades later in U.S. cities.

#air-pollution, #area-planning-and-renewal, #berkeley-calif, #black-people, #california, #discrimination, #environment, #global-warming, #great-depression-1930s, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hispanic-americans, #houston-tex, #nineteen-hundred-thirties, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-california-berkeley, #urban-areas

Some Texas Hispanics Drawn to Republicans Share Immigration Grievances

Former President Donald J. Trump’s brand of populism has been widely viewed as an appeal to white voters. But similar grievances have resonated in the Rio Grande Valley in a profound way.

#border-patrol-us, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas, #trump-donald-j

Progressive Jessica Cisneros Challenges Rep. Cuellar in Texas

In her second run for Congress, Jessica Cisneros has moved from pitching progressive policies to attacking the incumbent Democrat, Representative Henry Cuellar.

#cisneros-jessica, #cuellar-henry, #hispanic-americans, #justice-democrats, #laredo-tex, #midterm-elections-2022, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government

In a Texas Border Town, Democratic Officials Are Becoming Republicans

Democrats have long held local offices in Sanderson, a West Texas town of fewer than 1,000 people. Then top officials decided to leave the party.

#democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #republican-party, #terrell-county-texas, #texas

Maternal Deaths Rose During the First Year of the Pandemic

Deaths during pregnancy and the first six weeks after childbirth increased, especially for Black and Hispanic women, according to a new report.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #maternal-mortality, #national-center-for-health-statistics, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

How the Fight Over Abortion Rights Has Changed the Politics of South Texas

In the Laredo region, long a Democratic stronghold, that single issue appears to be driving the decision for many voters, the majority of whom are Catholic.

#abortion, #cisneros-jessica, #cuellar-henry, #democratic-blue-dog-coalition, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-state-legislature, #hidalgo-county-tex, #hispanic-americans, #laredo-tex, #lucio-eddie-jr, #mcallen-tex, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zapata-county-tex

Esteban Torres, Congressional Advocate for Latinos, Dies at 91

A California Democrat who for a time served as chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, he dedicated himself to fighting poverty.

#california, #congressional-hispanic-caucus, #deaths-obituaries, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #organized-labor, #torres-esteban-e, #united-states-politics-and-government

When It’s Winter in Miami, It’s Time for Churros and Hot Chocolate

The combination has roots in Spain — but here the union has a distinct Floridian flair.

#beverages, #chocolate, #churros, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #hispanic-americans, #miami-fla, #restaurants, #snack-foods

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