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Glimpse into the future: A Majority-Minority America?

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In a few years, well more like 2043, we are more likely to see a country where all racial groups will be balanced out with each other. There will not be a racial group that will make up most of the population over the others. This is being considered to be a majority-minority America in Read More

Trapped in Mexico: A surrogacy nightmare

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For some couples, the cost of parenting comes at extremely high rate. Nevertheless, it’s one dream many feel worthy of the cost. An expense worth all the pain and suffering endured. Today, the Amirehs are one such couple who have yet to have the happy ending to make their complications worth while. In Tabasco, surrogacy Read More

Eight lives lost in Amtrak derailment

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A total of eight lives were lost due to an Amtrak train derailment on Tuesday in Philadelphia. The Fire Department was on hand to save as many lives as possible, including pulling bodies that were deemed dead from the accident, as well as 140 injured sent to the hospital for treatment. Among those deaths was Read More

Workplace deaths: Disproportionately high for Latinos

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Latino men have the highest risk of death in dangerous occupations like construction, landscaping, truck driving, and agricultural work. As a whole, death at the workplace has declined over the years; Latinos should be in safer conditions while performing risky work. Immigrants are told to speak up when it comes to unsafe workplace conditions. Some Read More

Jetblue now offers flights to Cuba

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As relations between Cuba and the United States have been improving, now we see an increase in travel options. It was been announced that ferry service has been approved between Cuba and the U.S after so many years. Now, Jetblue is offering flights to Cuba thanks to  Governor Cuomo’s trade mission last month. Jetblue is one Read More

Appropriate action or overreaction? Mom slapping her son goes viral

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On Monday, April 27th, Toya Graham was captured on video grabbing and slapping her 16-year-old son, Michael after identifying him as one of the rioters on T.V. She spotted her son throwing rocks at the police, and quickly reacted. The video shows her grab her son and smack him several times, following him as he Read More

Obama announces ‘My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’

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On Monday, May 4, 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama made an announcement on the creation of a new nonprofit geared to help Latino and black youths strengthen their education opportunities for a more promising future. According to Obama, some communities have had the “odds stacked against them” and the youth in these communities could assist Read More

Sex trafficking victims rescued

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It is unbelievable to know that human trafficking is still an ongoing issue in the 21st century. It is a $32 billion industry involving 125 countries. It is a world-wide issue and unfortunately, the U.S. is a destination and transit point for victims. According to an article posted by Cindy Rodriguez with Latina Magazine, more Read More

Six officers charged in Baltimore

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Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney, has filed charges against the six police officers present in the arrest of the now deceased, Freddie Gray. Some critics stated that her quick action to charge the officers is justified, others have said it is shocking. The Baltimore police union’s lawyer, Michael E. Davey states, “The actions taken by Read More

Abuse and deportation

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Latina women are fierce, strong, independent, and intelligent. Many Latina women empower and protect each other from harm. We build each other up to reach the highest level of success and prosperity. Sometimes, this must come within ourselves because no one is around at the moment to help us achieve greatness. Women must be emotionally, physically, Read More