Ramon Hernandez’s collection featured at new Chicano exhibit

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Rudy “Tee” Gonzales of Rudy the Reno Bops (Courtesy Hispanic Entertainment Archive)

Music journalist and photographer Ramon Hernandez’s amazing collection of photographs and artifacts are the heart of the new exhibit at the South Texas Popular

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Latino culture celebrated at awards luncheon in Mount Holly

MOUNT HOLLY — Latino culture, food and dance were celebrated Friday as people who are making a difference in the community were honored.


Servicios Latinos de Burlington County held its “Breaking Down Barriers” awards luncheon and Cinco de Mayo celebration at Burlington County College’s Mount Holly Center. The nonprofit organization serves the Latino community in the county with immigration and assimilation services. Its office is on the second floor of the center.

This is the eighth time the organization has held an awards

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Latino entrepreneurs on the rise in Jackson – KULR 8 Billings – KULR

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Latino business owners and entrepreneurs face some hurdles when running their business or setting up shop in Wyoming.

The hurdles include expanding or finding new clients, the language barrier and stereotypes.

To help, the Jackson-based Latino Resource Center is hosting an invitation-only workshop beginning May 15.

A business expert from Mexico and a Wyoming Small Business Center representative will be on hand to help Latino entrepreneurs understand state laws governing businesses and some of the unwritten rules of running a company in the United States.

While nearly one in 10 Wyoming residents is of Hispanic or Latino origin, just 2.8%

Article source: http://www.kulr8.com/story/22161053/latino-entrepreneurs-on-the-rise-in-jackson

Ex-Iowa Slaughterhouse Manager Faces Charges Of Exploiting Immigrants

Four years after fleeing to Israel following an immigration raid, the former manager at a kosher slaughterhouse in Iowa finally appeared in a U.S. courtroom Friday to face charges that he conspired to exploit immigrant workers for profit.

His hands and feet shackled, Hosam Amara walked slowly into the federal courtroom in Cedar Rapids. Bald, short and stocky, the 48-year-old former poultry production manager at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville wore an orange jailhouse jumpsuit and a stone-faced demeanor.

Amara pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with conspiring to harbor workers who were in the country illegally and conspiring

Article source: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/05/04/ex-iowa-slaughterhouse-manager-faces-charges-exploiting-immigrants/

Alejandro Sanz Lights-Up Nokia Theatre on His ‘La Música No Se Toca’ Tour …

Alejandro Sanz graciously walked onto the stage at Nokia Theatre looking every bit ready for a voracious audience wanting, leaning and feeling his every step. They devoured his every syllable as the crooner opened his U.S. tour in Los Angeles. Fans could not, would not, sit still.
 
From the moment he hit his first notes it was clear that the singer/songwriter—known for his deep poetic verses and raspy voice—was out to win their hearts again with classics like “Corazón Partido.” He also introduced music from his newest project such as “No Me Compares,”  ”Mi Marciana” and “La Música No

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Pro Musica concert May 4 offers light, hope

ACTON — Harvard Pro Musica’s concert on May 4 is titled “Into The Light: Music For Our Times.” It will be held at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Central Street, and will include music by Benjamin Britten, Morten Lauridsen and Tarik O’Regan.

Harvard Pro Musica is a nonaudition community chorus with members from Harvard and other communities such as: Acton, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Groton, Lunenburg, North Andover, Pepperell, Tewksbury and Westford. Its members range in age from 17 to their 80s and this year includes Lauren Kuong, a Bromfield senior who is singing with the chorus and also designing posters,

Article source: http://www.nashobapublishing.com/harvard_news/ci_23164017/pro-musica-concert-may-4-offers-light-hope

Virginia Latinos Are Discriminated Against When Renting Apartments, Study Says

Latinos applying to rent apartments in Virginia receive worse treatment than white applicants, according to a new report.

More than half of Latino rental applicants in Virginia (55 percent) have been discriminated against in one form or the other. Latinos are either quoted higher rents, receive fewer incentives or specials, are offered less availability dates, fewer available apartments, and are told to have to pass more application requirements than their white counterparts, according to The Equal Rights Center based in Washington, D.C.

The national civil rights organization conducted 106 “match pair, in-person” tests where a Latino and white tester were given

Article source: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/money/2013/05/03/virginia-latinos-are-discriminated-against-when-renting-apartments-study-says/

Latino Small Business Owners Grapple With Impact Of ‘Obamacare’

Alma Molina is a 27-year-old recent Ivy League graduate and self-employed entrepreneur.

She’s also uninsured.

“I’m just hoping I don’t catch a cold,” Molina said. She is a first generation Hispanic-American and she feels it is her job to explain the 2,700-page Affordable Care Act, also referred to as ACA or “Obamacare,” to her family, including her also self-employed mother.  

Molina lost her health insurance two months ago, after the politician she was working for lost his re-election campaign. Now in the middle of starting her own marketing and digital strategy business, she cannot get coverage under her parents’ insurance because

Article source: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/money/2013/05/02/latino-small-business-owners-grapple-with-impact-obamacare/

Latino Leaders Hold Obama Accountable On Immigration, Cabinet Diversity

Latino leaders took President Barack Obama to task over the lack of diversity in his cabinet in a closed-door “listening session” this week, just before the president left for bilateral meetings in Mexico and Costa Rica.

Leaders from the nation’s top 10 Latino civic groups insisted that the president must push for immigration reform, and in particular a “non-negotiable” opportunity for the nation’s millions of undocumented immigrants to obtain citizenship.

The president did not hesitate, telling these leaders that — even though it doesn’t include all he wants —if the current bill introduced in the Senate by the “Gang of Eight”

Article source: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/05/03/immigration-cabinet-diversity-discussed-in-strategy-session-between-obama-and/

LULAC, NAACP teaming up for summit

An education summit Saturday will be a first.


It’s the first time the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the League of United Latin American Citizens have worked together on the state level, said Phyllis Jones, state NAACP education chairwoman.

“We have a lot of common interests,” Jones said.

The conference will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Temple College Pavilion, 2600 S. First St., on the east side of the TC campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Strategies will

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