(Español) El Presidente dice querer centrar parte de sus esfuerzos durante el segundo y último período de su administración, en “reducir la la desigualdad social”. La mención explícita de cómo ayudar a jóvenes minoritarios ha generado grandes expectativas entre grupos que trabajan con estos jóvenes.
This month, the White House unveiled the first ever national guidelines on school discipline, urging educators to get rid of zero-tolerance policies that harm students of color the most. Each year, high schools around the nation suspend two million students, mostly for minor offenses. Black and Latino students are the most suspended, expelled, or arrested [...]
The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is visiting the San Francisco Bay Area to hear from the public about the need for high-speed Internet access. Part of the FCC’s mission is to expand access to broadband Internet, which can provide great economic opportunities for Latinos and other communities. Currently, only about half of [...]
During the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1993, immigration to the United States and the opening of the Mexican energy sector were largely left out of the discussions. However, 20 years later, and as a result of those NAFTA rules, the United States would play a role in the amendment of [...]
In Salinas, in an agricultural valley of California, innovative teachers have managed to convert more than 200 children from poor, largely farmworking families into classical musicians. This method of teaching, known as El Sistema, uses orchestral music to keep youth and children occupied, learning to play violas and trombones, and keeping them away from a life of poverty and gang violence that is prevalent among local youth. El Sistema began in Venezuela, and it has been replicated in several other countries, such as Colombia, with promising results. Our reporter Farida Jhabvala Romero was at one of the Youth Orchestra’s concerts in the nearby city of Monterey and has this story. This feature story is part of the series Raíces: Stories About Grassroots Artists.
Almost a year and a half after Deferred Action was announced, allowing undocumented youth to apply to temporarily avoid deportation, half a million young people have received the benefit. However, it is estimated that at least one million “dreamers” have not applied. Why are so many young “dreamers” avoiding the opportunity to protect themselves from deportation? Marco Vinicio González reports from San Diego.
For more than a year now, eligible youth brought in to the country as undocumented children can apply for temporary protected status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. An expected 1.8 million so-called Dreamers could benefit from the executive order by President Obama. But so far, only a third of those young [...]
Recently, the distinguished Guatemalan, Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize, spoke to indigenous organizers in Fresno, California, and their allies. Menchú spoke about recent triumphs and celebrated the beauty of indigenous languages, among other messages. Juana Gómez, host of La Hora Mixteca on Radio Bilingüe, interviewed the well-known defender of the rights of Native peoples.
(Español) Acciones como esta del 23 de diciembre en Fresno son parte de una campaña de gira, organizada por jóvenes inmigrantes en lugares como Los Ángeles, Inland Empire, y el en condado de Orange en California.
Kevin Johansen was born in Alaska and lives in Argentina. He fuses these two poles of the continent in his music, which he describes as belonging to no genre in particular. In this special Holiday edition, Johansen talks about his new album Bi, and how his North-South identity impacts his music. Guest: Kevin Johansen, musician, [...]