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Wage theft

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Walmart, Schneider, McDonalds, FedEx, DoubleTree, Forever 21, baseball’s San Francisco Giants, Subway, Farmer’s Insurance, various contracting agencies, and the list can go on but does it need to? These companies are under investigation for wage violations or have already been cited over the past several years. Kim Bobo, a Chicago workers’ rights advocate and author Read More

Online Love

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How many of us have ever thought of dating online? I know I’m not the only one. There are too many single men and women out there that never get married because they feel like the train passed them by. They feel it’s too late for them, especially the ones who are over 40 years Read More

Labor Day and Latinos

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To most people, Labor Day is just an extra day to relax and sleep in. For others, Labor Day holds true meaning. Labor Day was created to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers. But as Raul A. Reyes wrote, “Latino officials and labor leaders state Hispanics increasingly represent the workforce of the Read More

Latinos in the newsroom

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Journalism groups have been pressuring news outlets to hire more Latinos. This is nothing new. These journalism groups have been arguing this for decades and it is starting to pay off. As of 2014, 10 percent of BuzzFeed’s editors and writers are Latino. Most might say this is a low percentage. Some might say not enough Read More

The days of remembering passwords are over

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Passwords are like the keys to our home. There are numerous websites, that we are all affiliated with, and a password is a way to log into our profiles to connect with the virtual world. You’ve all been in that situation before when you forgot your password and you must create one for the tenth Read More

Mexican oil: New decisions

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Oil, and being an oil producing country, has been a world wide issue for many years. It continues to be an issue for not only the United States, but also for Mexico. Recently Mexico announced that they want to open their oil reserves to private investors. This is a new development for a country that has self Read More

From picking crops to running the farm

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When it comes to farming it’s almost impossible for the word “immigrant” not to come to mind. In the United States, Latino immigrants seem to be the popular choice of migrant worker. Most take this an opportune situation to take advantage of those in a dire situation. Sadly, these farms don’t exactly encourage legal migration. Read More

Speed of Life with Cox Communications & Phoenix Influencers

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This article was written as part of a collaboration with Cox Communications. What would you do if internet went at the speed of life? Cox Communications and Being Latino partnered with Phoenix influencers to answer just that question and spread the word about Cox Communications One GIG Internet speed.  Through a series of Vines, blog Read More

MSNBC to Encourage Diversity

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Phil Griffin, MSNBC President, once again apologized at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention, for a discriminatory and offensive skit portrayed on the Way Too Early show on Cinco de Mayo. The skit showed a correspondent of the MSNBC Morning show drinking tequila, wearing a sombrero, dancing and shaking some maracas. More important than Read More

Upscale and affluent Latinos are tech savvy, bilingual, and big spenders

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The number of wealthy Latinos is on the rise. The number of Latinos with a household income of over $75,000 has been on a steady incline since 2002 (doubling by 2010), while non Latinos’ households are not seeing the same steady growth. This phenomenon has caused marketers to take note of this new clientele: the Read More