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Latino Vote Surged in 2022 Elections, Experts Say

Latinos made up about one in 10 of the votes cast during the 2022 midterm elections, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Roughly 35 million Latinos were eligible to vote, representing 14 percent of the electorate.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

2022 Elections: Latinos See Gains, But Many Races Still Too Close to Call

Latinos were running for top offices across 44 states, with political observers predicting a “historic” rise in Latino representation. Some elections have yet to be called, but even still, Latinos have made clear gains throughout the government.

  • Nov 9, 2022
  • 12:43 PM

Narsiso Martinez: Depicting Farmwork in Art (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode, Oaxacan-born artist Narsiso Martinez takes us through his solo exhibition titled “Reimagining Essential” at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, and we hear the stories behind the materials he uses and the realities he depicts.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 11:55 AM

‘We Need to Be Seen’: Record Number of Latinos Running in 2022 Elections

Tuesday’s midterm elections will likely see a “historic” rise in Latino representation in Congress, statewide offices, and state legislatures, according to a study conducted by NALEO. Latinos are running for top offices in 44 states.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • 5:02 PM

News from the Latino Liberal Bubble (OPINION)

I’m straddling two separate Latino worlds — one where people celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and know all about what’s going on with the Los Angeles City Council, and another where people observe Columbus Day and have never heard the name Nury Martínez.

  • Oct 17, 2022
  • 1:08 PM

Nury’s Comments Represent the Worst of Us (OPINION)

Nury Martínez and everyone else on that tape should have known better than to denigrate Black people and the Indigenous people of Oaxaca. And as leaders, they needed to be better, especially in L.A., where unity among Blacks and Mexicans is not a default condition.

  • Oct 14, 2022
  • 2:14 PM

Racism and the LA City Council

Latino Rebels Radio: October 13, 2022

  • Oct 13, 2022
  • 5:04 PM

LA’s Indigenous People Hurt, Betrayed by Racist Remarks

Nury Martínez resigned from her Los Angeles City Council seat Wednesday and offered her apologies, but the disparaging remarks still deeply hurt the city’s immigrants from Oaxaca, which has one of Mexico’s largest Indigenous populations.

  • Oct 13, 2022
  • 10:06 AM

LA Council Faces Uncertainty Amid Furor Over Racist Remarks

Three of its members —including the former Council president— are facing calls from President Joe Biden to resign after a recording surfaced of them participating in a closed-door meeting in which racist language was used to mock colleagues while they schemed to protect Latino political strength in Council districts.

  • Oct 12, 2022
  • 10:21 AM

Latino USA: Live From L.A. (A Latino USA Podcast)

host Maria Hinojosa is joined by actor and L.A. icon Danny Trejo, who talks about building his taco empire and reflects on his decades in Hollywood. Salvadoran-American comedian Marcella Arguello also hits the stage to talk about creating space for women in a male-dominated industry and growing up as the child of immigrants.

  • Sep 9, 2022
  • 12:16 PM

Women’s Equality Day: Latinas Have Far Way to Go, Need More Investment

We now have the opportunity to build up the power of a movement that can uplift all communities by cultivating and strengthening Latina leadership. Imagine what we could accomplish if Latinas received equitable support.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 10:05 AM

Reclaiming the Outdoors With Hike Clerb (A Latino USA Podcast)

‌In this episode of Latino USA, we go on a hike with Evelynn Escobar-Thomas and some of the women of Hike Clerb, to talk about the benefits of being in nature and how these women of color are reclaiming and enjoying the outdoors.

  • Aug 23, 2022
  • 11:49 AM

California Names First Latina Chief Justice of Supreme Court

California Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated Justice Patricia Guerrero to serve as the next chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court, which will make her the first Latina to fill the position.

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • 2:07 PM

Tyga Apologizes for ‘Ay Caramba’ Video, Then Real Controversy Begins

When Tyga removed his latest music video, “Ay Caramba,” following criticism from Gil of the American Cholo podcast, a clip of a guest using anti-Black rhetoric quickly shifted the online discussion to Latino racism and Black xenophobia.

  • Aug 8, 2022
  • 4:08 PM

US Pauses Plans for New Border Wall at Oceanfront Park

The Biden administration on Thursday agreed to pause plans for a double border wall that critics say would effectively destroy a 51-year-old oceanfront park that symbolizes the friendship between the United States and Mexico.

  • Aug 5, 2022
  • 12:55 PM

Lucha Legend Rey Mysterio Celebrates 20-Year Reign With WWE

Although he shows no sign of stopping just yet, Rey Mysterio is known everywhere as a legend in the world of professional wrestling.

  • Aug 2, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Undocumented and Unhoused (A Latino USA Podcast)

In collaboration with the local media outlet El Tímpano, Latino USA brings you the stories of undocumented Latinos and Latinas who had to leave their homes during the pandemic, and how COVID-19 has made the community more vulnerable to ending up on the streets.

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • 11:11 AM

Brown and Unaddressed: Margaret Garcia’s ‘Arte Para La Gente’

VENTURA, California — Arte Para La Gente (Art for the People) is Chicana artist Margaret Gracia’s first retrospective exhibition. For Garcia, at 70 years of age, the exhibition is a lifelong dream come true. Running from November 22, 2021 to May 22, 2022 and curated by Anna Bermudez, the selection of artwork on display at […]

  • Apr 29, 2022
  • 9:23 AM

Doris Anahi Muñoz Chooses Herself (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, singer Doris Anahi Muñoz walks us through the pivotal moments that took her from behind the stage to the very front and delves into how finding her voice was a way to choose herself. Doris Anahi Muñoz was growing up in a Christian household in San Bernardino, California when, […]

  • Apr 26, 2022
  • 12:02 PM

Southern California’s Placita Dolores Huerta a Model Affordable Housing Community (OPINION)

The rest of Southern California, and indeed the rest of the state and the nation, should view Placita Dolores Huerta as an example of how to make communities stronger through collaboration and innovation.

  • Apr 5, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Judge Confirmed as 1st Latina on California Supreme Court

A San Diego appeals court judge who is the daughter of Mexican immigrants was confirmed Tuesday as the first Latina to serve on the California Supreme Court. Patricia Guerrero, 50, grew up in the agricultural Imperial Valley and has worked as prosecutor, law firm partner and Superior Court judge and is on the state’s 4th District Court of Appeal.

  • Mar 24, 2022
  • 10:52 AM

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