By Samantha Leal | 08/02/2012 - 09:49
To add to the not-so-smart things that people do, we've got another one: an adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female lawmaker sent an antagonistic, anti-Obama tweet that has set into motion calls for her resignation, according to the Huffington Post.
By Samantha Leal | 07/26/2012 - 09:30
President Barack Obama retains his popularity with Latinos, according to new data from the NBC-Wall Street Journal-Telemundo poll. The key voting bloc favored the president, with 67 percent voting for him over Republican Mitt Romney, reports MSN.
By Samantha Leal | 07/24/2012 - 09:46
A new poll shows that President Obama's stance concerning immigration and law hasn't reached as many Latinos as one might think.
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/19/2012 - 15:00
When George Lopez in his HBO special went on a rapid-fire tirade after “getting political,” many of us didn’t get upset because our culture has desensitized us to this kind of explicit language. Whether it’s a live comedy performance or cable shows, you would think you’re in a war zone “F bombs” are dropped that often.
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 09:47
As her husband President Barack Obama tries to win reelection, Michelle Obama aired her thoughts on immigration to Univision, saying "there is nothing more critical than keeping families together." This comes after Michelle participated in an internet-broadcast discussion with six Hispanic mothers and their thoughts on health care reform and other topics of interest -- including immigration.
Immigration reform, Michelle assured, would be one of the "top priorities, and it's essential."
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/12/2012 - 14:42
Dear Mrs. Romney,
Like millions of women, I watched First Lady Michelle Obama rock it as she sat down with Latina mothers for a chat sponsored by the Hispanic mom lifestyle-focused website Mamiverse. I thought, when will your husband’s campaign start to aggressively reach out to Hispanic voters?
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/05/2012 - 15:00
About one year ago, I was advocating for more mainstream news coverage of the Latino vote. The 2010 U.S. Census confirmed what most of us who are Hispanic knew: our population had grown to 50 million or 16 percent of the general population and is expected to increase to 25 percent by 2050.
By Samantha Leal | 06/27/2012 - 15:00
Marc Anthony hosted a fundraiser for President Obama Tuesday night at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, performing four songs for President Obama and rallying support for his reelection, according to thewrap.com. Around 2,300 guests were present, most paying $100 per ticket.
By Viviana Hurtado | 06/21/2012 - 15:00
Latinos’ enthusiasm and energy after President Obama announced young student or military illegal immigrants would not be deported could have powered a small city for a month. Now the devil is in the details: how is the policy going to be rolled out? What guidance will be given to those charged with executing the President’s vision such as law enforcement and government lawyers? What if Governor Mitt Romney beats President Obama – will those who come forward be thrown out of the country or left to languish for months in immigration clinks?
By Sugey Palomares | 06/18/2012 - 16:00
The Supreme Court will meet sometime this week to rule on one of the most pertinent issues affecting Latinos today – health care. The high court is set to determine whether the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) drafted by President Barack Obama’s administration is unconstitutional. A ruling of five majority votes out of the nine Justices on the bench is enough to dramatically change the future of health care in the U.S.