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