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First LGBTQ+ mariachi group is paving the way for the next generation

Across the American Southwest, mariachi musicians perform in colorful trajes de charro – ornate equestrian outfits and boots - and in the LGBTQ-friendly enclave of West Hollywood, an emerging group has added rainbow bow ties to the traditional mariachi attire. ... Read more»

As COVID vaccinations slow, parts of the U.S. remain far behind 70% goal

The nation fell just short of the White House’s goal to give at least a first dose to 70% of adults by Independence Day, with 67% of adult Americans receiving vaccines, yet the picture varies widely at the regional level, and from state to state.... Read more»

Pandemic imperiled non-English speakers more than others

Hospitals across the country have reported more hospitalizations and deaths of Black and Latino patients than of whites, and lower-income communities with patients who didn’t speak much, or any, English had a 35% greater chance of death.... Read more»

Anti-immigrant vitriol complicates vaccine rollout in southern states

Even as Republican leaders, emboldened by the Trump administration’s four years of anti-immigrant vitriol, denounce unauthorized residents as criminals and call for more limited paths to citizenship, clinic directors in many Southern states say rolling out vaccination plans in immigrant communities is a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.... Read more»

Small farms immune to safety investigations, even when a worker dies

In 1976, a few years after OSHA was created, Congress attached a rider to the agency’s budget that exempted farms with 10 or fewer employees from enforcement. It shields farm owners from accountability when their workers die in preventable accidents.... Read more»

Poll puts Biden firmly leading in Arizona

A new poll of Arizona voters gives former Vice President Joe Biden a sizable lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the state’s March 17 primary and suggests Arizona could be in play for the Democrats come the November general election. ... Read more»

Latin stereotypes prevalent in film, TV. Will Disney’s new princess be another?

Disney introduced a new princess to its Magic Kingdom this month, but the public’s response was about much more than the style of her dress or what type of animal friends she will have. Princess Elena of Avalor will arrive to the Disney Junior network in 2016 as the first Latina princess and her character is spurring conversations on what it truly means to represent a Latin American in pop culture.... Read more»

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Obama on immigration reform: Mañana

President Obama has been very vocal about immigration reform for the last ... six years... Read more»

Analysis

Latino voters make their mark

Latino voters had a lot to be steamed about in this midterm election. Immigrant bashing reached a new low this campaign season and Latino voters reacted, causing significant reverberations. ... Read more»1

'Ya es hora'

Latino participation in census pushed

To get its fair share of federal funding and congressional representation out of the U.S. census, Arizona must alleviate fears and generate interest among Latino residents, Democratic leaders and community activists said Friday.... Read more»