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Problems for Latinos with NYPD

Several days ago it was announced that New York City Police Department’s highest ranking Latino will retire after 44 years of service. NYPD, First Deputy Police Commissioner Rafael Piñeiro will retire at the end of October. His retirement has Latinos questioning the reasoning behind his retirement and the state of diversity within NYPD. Some sources Read More

Enjoying National parks

Mr. Rod Torrez, recently wrote an article for the Huffington Post about Latinos and their love for nature, specifically the love of hiking.  I have to agree.  I grew up in New Jersey and we went to parks, reservations, estates, and national parks all the time.  As children, we looked forward to it, and our Read More

Same sex couples in Arizona

The subject of homosexuality among Latinos is extremely touchy and educating those from different generations is very necessary. This is exactly what a couple in Arizona is doing. Narda Rivera and Alejandra Gerardo have been together for more than four years and have two children. The word love has a very special meaning in their Read More

Verizon Heritage of Tomorrow Influencer


It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and while we tend to focus on celebrities and others who have made names for themselves in various fields, we may sometimes overlook a very important group of people who deserve recognition for their contributions to society; Tomorrow’s influencers. Kids who have shown the will and determination to succeed and give Read More

Strides made away from poverty

Latinos are showing promising signs of being part of the economic recovery when the poverty rate dropped last year, for the first time since 2006. The labor market has improved with driving the decrease from 14.5% to 15%, being the highest level in a generation according to the Census Bureau. Last year, the number of Read More

Border security and women

The ongoing sexual assault problem that Central American women and teens face is a reality that people turn away from. Most people in the United States perpetuate the tendency to worry only about themselves, protect their families, and earn a salary that can cover living expenses. One attribute that should be practiced by American citizens is Read More

Nuestra Familia Gang

Some people may know of Monterey County from John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath”, and because of the book have visited Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, or the Lone Cypress Tree. Yet among the tourist attractions, there sits a gathering of cities awaiting their fate every day. In the relaxed city of Salinas, California an Read More

Toyota Hosts Teen Driver Safety Clinics


Did you know that 20% of teens get their licenses without even completing a driver’s education course? A disconcerting stat considering that teens have higher death rates than any other age range, and crash risks for teens increase incrementally with each mile per hour over the speed limit. You may think that it’s a good Read More

Preserving our heritage

With so much history being created on a daily basis, it is important to make sure that Latinos have their history preserved so future generations learn about the experiences and perseverance of their ancestors. Some people trying to preserve our heritage include Tony Hernandez, Marta Moreno Vega, Lionel Sosa, Ramona Hernandez, and Joe Cardona. Tony Read More

Domestic violence, front and center

In what has unfortunately become an all too common theme in the last few weeks, there is a new personality involved in a domestic violence incident.  Music star Don Omar was detained early Wednesday morning at his home in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico.  The incident happened around 1:00am when the reggaeton star was detained for Read More