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First Latino Commissioner Takes Over the NYPD

Edward Caban is sworn in as the top cop in New York City

(Newser) - Edward Caban, who joined the New York Police Department as a young patrol officer in 1991 and rose through the ranks, was sworn in Monday as police commissioner, becoming the first Latino to lead the 178-year-old department. Mayor Eric Adams administered the oath of office in front of the Bronx...

Another State May Prohibit Using 'Latinx'

Connecticut Democrat says term offends those of Puerto Rican descent

(Newser) - A group of Hispanic lawmakers in Connecticut has proposed that the state follow Arkansas' lead and ban the term "Latinx" from official government documents, calling it offensive to Spanish speakers. The word is used as a gender-neutral alternative to "Latino" and "Latina" and is helpful in supporting...

Jill Biden Slammed for Comparing Latinos to Tacos

'We are not tacos,' Hispanic journalists group responds to FLOTUS speech, blasting 'stereotypes'

(Newser) - On Monday, Jill Biden spoke in San Antonio at the UnidosUS Annual Conference, one of the Hispanic community's largest gatherings on issues such as housing, health care, civil rights, and education. But the first lady's speech didn't go over well with everyone, drawing backlash for what some...

His Friendship 'Echoed Through Generations'
His Friendship 'Echoed
Through Generations'

His Friendship 'Echoed Through Generations'

Longtime 'Sesame Street' actor Emilio Delgado dies at 81

(Newser) - He broke barriers as a rare Latino figure on American TV and went on to win an Impact Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition. But the generations of kids who grew up watching him might simply remember his warm presence and smile. Emilio Delgado, the actor and singer who...

Founder Says Dems Are 'Scared' of New Spanish-Language Network

Conservative network Americano launches on Sirius XM Tuesday

(Newser) - The founder and CEO of a new Spanish-language conservative network says Democrats are "scared" of Americano—with good reason. "Democrats took Hispanics for granted for too long, and no one thought to create a home for us in conservative media," Ivan Garcia-Hidalgo tells NBC . "There is...

After 'Reprehensible' Act at High School Game, a Firing

Head basketball coach at Calif. school is out of a job over tortilla incident

(Newser) - A San Diego-area school district voted Tuesday night to fire the head basketball coach after tortillas were hurled at a team from a mostly Latino high school, per the AP . The school board for the Coronado Unified School District voted 5-0 in a closed session to release JD Laaperi of...

UPS Driver Fired Over Rant Caught on Doorbell Cam
He Thought No One Heard
His Rant. The Doorbell Cam Did
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He Thought No One Heard His Rant. The Doorbell Cam Did

UPS driver fired after rant targeting Latino man in Milwaukee

(Newser) - UPS says it has fired an employee caught making racist remarks at the Milwaukee home of a Latino cop. The residence's doorbell camera captured the unidentified driver, a white male, ranting while writing up a "failed to deliver" notice on Dec. 17, though he apparently didn't knock...

Utah Senator Blocks National Latino Museum

And one for women, with Mike Lee saying we don't need 'separate but equal' Smithsonian museums

(Newser) - For more than 25 years, there's been an effort to establish a national Latino museum within the Smithsonian Institution's museum family. And that dream seemed closer to coming to fruition this week, with bipartisan legislation toward that end on the Senate table. Enter Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who...

Latino Student Makes DACA History
Latino Student
Makes DACA

Latino Student Makes DACA History

Santiago Potes scores an incredible academic achievement

(Newser) - Santiago Potes has made history as the first Latino DACA recipient to receive a Rhodes Scholarship—but he's far from bragging about it, CBS Miami reports. The Columbia University graduate gives all the credit to his elementary school teacher, Marina Esteva: "She was one of the biggest blessings...

Minorities Disproportionately Hospitalized With COVID: CDC

Black, Hispanic, Native Americans hospitalized at 4 times the rate of non-Hispanic whites

(Newser) - Minorities continue to be hit especially hard by the coronavirus, with hospitalizations at four times the rate of white people over eight months, according to the CDC . There were 70,825 hospitalizations reported to the CDC from March 1 to Nov. 7, reports CNN , and the age-adjusted hospitalization rate for...

A Big Biden Worry Grows Larger: Latino Voters
A Big Biden Worry Grows
Larger: Latino Voters
the rundown

A Big Biden Worry Grows Larger: Latino Voters

Trump is making headway, especially in Florida

(Newser) - A slew of new stories on the November race have a familiar theme: Joe Biden is in trouble with Latino voters. The issue is especially prominent in Florida—where Biden will appear on Tuesday—but polls suggest that Trump is making big headway among Latinos nationwide. Coverage:
  • Nationally: Biden led

Trump Escalates Goya 'Food Fight'
Trump Escalates
Goya 'Food Fight'
the rundown

Trump Escalates Goya 'Food Fight'

He poses with products as critics call for a boycott

(Newser) - Last week, the CEO of Goya Foods publicly praised President Trump. That led to calls for people, especially Latinos, to boycott Goya's beans and other products, and videos on social media of people dumping their Goya goods. The Trump camp is pushing back, however, and, as Marc Caputo of...

CEO Says US Is 'Blessed' to Have Trump, Spurs Boycott

#Goyaway started trending soon after Robert Unanue's remarks at White House

(Newser) - President Trump held a roundtable at the White House Thursday, which included a signing of an executive order on his Hispanic Prosperity Initiative. Among the Latino supporters in attendance was Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, said to be the largest Hispanic/Latino-owned food company in the US—and it's...

Bloomberg Isn't Done Spending
Bloomberg Shells Out
Another $500K

Bloomberg Shells Out Another $500K

He donates $500K to group registering Latino voters

(Newser) - "We need to make sure that Latinos who are eligible to vote are registered and we get them to the polls," Mike Bloomberg said Thursday in announcing a $500,000 donation to the effort. The billionaire said the money would go to Voto Latino, a group co-founded by...

Latinas Catch White Men on 2018 Pay Wednesday

Farmworkers and domestic employees are most vulnerable, advocate says

(Newser) - Government figures show that on average, Latinas in the US are paid 54 cents for every dollar that a white, non-Hispanic male makes. That means it takes Latinas one year, 10 months and 20 days to match the yearly income of those male workers. A coalition of nongovernmental organizations is...

White Progressives, Enough With 'Latinx'
White Progressives,
Enough With 'Latinx'

White Progressives, Enough With 'Latinx'

Giancarlo Sopo says it's actually offensive to many Latinos

(Newser) - "Latinos" and "Hispanics"? OK. "Latinx?" We'll pass. That's pretty much what Giancarlo Sopo argues in USA Today about an increasingly popular progressive term. "What began in the 2000s among activists has now gained currency among marketers, media personalities and progressives," he writes....

Biden Pushes His Latino Website. One Problem
Biden 2020

Biden 2020 Makes Website Gaffe

Candidate pushes Latino page, but Trump campaign gets domain name first

(Newser) - Joe Biden's campaign has a new initiative to reach Latino voters called Todos Con Biden, or All for Biden. This week, the candidate talked it up and encouraged people to check out the website of that name. But ABC News points out a monumental oversight: Even as Biden was...

Jane the Virgin Star Has Unusual Use for Her Emmy Cash

Gina Rodriguez sets up scholarship for student's 4 years at Princeton

(Newser) - Right now, Gina Rodriguez could be spending the money doled out to her by CBS Television Studios to promote her Emmy run. But the Jane the Virgin star decided to use the cash for something else instead: setting up a college scholarship for an undocumented Latinx immigrant. Today and the...

Potential Trouble for GOP: Huge Clinton Lead in Florida Latinos

Politico: She's up 30 points, which one pollster sees as 'terrifying' for Republicans

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton might have a problem among black voters in Florida , but she certainly does not among Latinos, a bipartisan poll suggests. It shows Clinton with a 30-point lead over Donald Trump, 60% to 30%, among 800 likely Hispanic voters in the Sunshine State. Trump leads among Cuban-Americans, who historically...

Now World's No. 2 Rich Guy Spurns Trump

And Mexico won't be sending a contestant to Miss Universe pageant

(Newser) - Suffice it to say that Latinos don't love Donald Trump : The second richest guy on planet Earth has joined the burgeoning list of Latino-affiliated groups jumping ship in the wake of the candidate's derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants. Carlos Slim announced yesterday that his Ora TV would back...

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