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Latino Population Catching Up With Whites, But Politics Lag Behind
Latino Population Catching Up With Whites, But Politics Lag Behind
By Kamren Curiel | 01/24/2013 - 11:39

Last week, the office of California Gov. Jerry Brown released a section of the state's budget report, revealing that by July, California’s Latino population will make up about 39%, which is the same as the state’s non-Hispanic white population. By the end of December, Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California.


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Richard Blanco and Eva Longoria
Our 5 Favorite Latino Moments from the Presidential Inauguration
By Samantha Leal | 01/22/2013 - 11:12

The 2013 Presidential Inauguration weekend was a momentous occasion – and a hugely significant one for us! From the first Latino inaugural poet to the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice swearing in Vice President Biden, Latinos took center stage and a more prominent role in Obama’s second inauguration. Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments of the weekend.


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Viviana Hurtado & Prince Royce, Inauguration and the Arts in Washington D.C.
Políticos: Latinos Celebrate the Inauguration and the Arts in the Nation's Capitol
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/21/2013 - 10:59

I had to get "celebrity-ready" to work my first red carpet at the Latino Inaugural Ball at the Kennedy Center.

Makeup. Check.

Dress. Check.

Miss Texas hair. Check.

Photographer extraordinaire Tricia O. Ortiz. Check.


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Eva Longoria speaks at the Democratic National Convention on September 6, 2012
Eva Longoria to Co-Chair Obama Inauguration Events
By Kamren Curiel | 01/09/2013 - 13:34

There’s no doubt about Latinos impact on last year’s election—we made up a historical 10% of the electorate—which is why President Obama chose avid supporter Eva Longoria to co-chair his presidential inauguration events at the Kennedy Center.


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Florida Senator Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio Says Homosexuality Is a Sin
By Samantha Leal | 12/06/2012 - 16:41

Senator Marco Rubio answered a question that many people had been wondering about the conservative politician who had been trying to draw moderate voters: Does he think homosexuality is a sin? 


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Marie Lopez Rogers
Obama-Praised Latina Is Living the American Dream
By Amaris Castillo | 12/04/2012 - 16:42

Marie Lopez Rogers has come a long way since childhood, often spent in the cotton fields of scorching Arizona.


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Mitt Romney on Election Night
Romney: Obama Won Due to "Gifts" he Gave Latinos, Blacks and Young Voters
By Samantha Leal | 11/15/2012 - 15:22

Uh oh. News outlets are reporting that Mitt Romney told a group of donors that Barack Obama won because of ‘gifts’ to Latinos, blacks and young voters, including health insurance and help with college loans, “amnesty” for children of undocumented immigrants and free contraception, reports NBC Latino.


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Young Latinas Were Among Obama’s Biggest Supporters
By Samantha Leal | 11/15/2012 - 12:55

An analysis of poll data reveals that young Latinas were among the biggest supporters of Obama in the election, reports Fox News Latino. Both young Latinas and black women were largely representative in the voting group between the ages of 18 and 29. 


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President Barack Obama at a press conference at the White House
President Obama Talks Latino Vote and Immigration at Press Conference
By Sugey Palomares | 11/14/2012 - 16:28

President Barack Obama addressed the nation and reporters during his first press conference, since winning his reelection campaign against Mitt Romney, earlier today. Obama couldn’t avoid questions regarding the Gen. David Petraeus controversy, the nation’s fiscal cliff, immigration and the Latino vote.  


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COMMENTARY: The New Face of America is Browner, Younger and More Female
By Dolores Prida | 11/14/2012 - 14:49

Are your ears ringing? Is your cell phone buzzing? Got lots of texting inviting you to the prom? Any flowers and candy yet?

With the tremendous role the Latino vote played in last week’s presidential election, the courting has begun for next time around. All of a sudden, after being bullied for years, we are the most popular girl in high school.


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