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Latino Voices

‘Victory’ of Kamala Harris Celebrated in ‘America United: An Inauguration Welcome’

Among the guests, many of them from Latino advocacy and civil rights organizations, was Deb Haaland, former chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico; and Claudette White, who shared a traditional tribal song. The overarching theme was the celebration of Joe Biden and the “victory” that is Kamala Harris…

‘Ted’s been cancelled’: Cruz’s 2024 ambitions hobbled by Capitol riot, but he could rebound in Biden era – The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON Backlash against Sen. Ted Cruz continues to mount over the shocking spectacle of a riot at the Capitol, and the deadly episode has cast a dark shadow over his ambitions. Already reviled by the left, the Texan has been targeted in the past week with petitions demanding he resign…

Women’s Representation: U.S. Political Dysfunction Is Due To an Antiquated Voting System. It’s Time for Electoral Reform

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation in politics, on boards, in sports and entertainment, in judicial offices and in the private sector in the U.S. and around the world—with a little gardening and goodwill mixed in for refreshment! Commerce secretary nominee and Rhode…

‘SNL’ And ‘Second City’ Announce Scholarships For Diverse, Emerging Comic Talent

Kaili Turner, Morgan Van Dyne, Alexi Bolden and Gabriela Castillo receive SNL/Second City scholarships. Mindy Tucker; Stephanie Simpone, Karla Janette Figueroa; Ian Mclaren/SNL/The Second City Saturday Night Live and The Second City comedy enterprises have announced the recipients of a new training scholarship for diverse, emerging talent. From a pool…

Latinx Voters Confident About Incoming Biden Administration; Pandemic & Economic Recovery Among Top Priorities, According to New Research

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ahead of the January 20th inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, Latinx voters are confident in the incoming administration, but want the pandemic brought under control and the economy rebuilt, according to a new poll released today from Voto Latino and Change Research. The new research…

Florida groups call out Spanish-language radio shows for spreading lies, misinformation

Over 20 Latino leaders from progressive groups in Florida have signed a letter calling on Spanish-language and Latino-focused media outlets in Miami to stop spreading misinformation “that emboldens conspiracy theories.” “Spanish-language media should be a lifeline for native speakers who need to understand the issues impacting them. Yet throughout the…