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Asian American, Pacific Islander Latinos in the US see exponential growth, new analysis says

May. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

The number of people of both Latino and Asian American or Pacific Islander heritage has more than doubled in the last 20 years yet it remains an often ignored demographic, researchers at UCLA said Wednesday. The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute analyzed Census Bureau data...

Taxpayer costs for profiling verdict over Joe Arpaio’s immigration crackdowns to reach $314M

May. 20, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Seven years after Joe Arpaio was ousted as sheriff of Arizona’s most populous county, taxpayers are still footing the bills from a racial profiling verdict over his signature immigration crackdowns – and those costs have been getting heavier since. The tab for...

Latinos found jobs and cheap housing in a Pennsylvania city but political power has proven elusive

May. 17, 2024 01:25 AM EDT

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — Latinos seeking jobs and affordable housing have transformed Hazleton, Pennsylvania, in recent decades, but a federal lawsuit argues the way representatives are elected to their local school board is unfairly shutting them out of power. Nearly two-thirds of...

Luis Miranda Jr. reflects on giving, the arts and his son Lin-Manuel in the new memoir 'Relentless'

May. 07, 2024 09:09 AM EDT

Luis A. Miranda Jr. was just 19 years old when he arrived in New York City from a small town in Puerto Rico, a broke doctoral student badly needing a job. It was 1974 — decades before “Hamilton,” the Tony Award-winning musical created by his son Lin-Manuel, became a sensation...

Loved ones await recovery of 2 bodies from Baltimore bridge wreckage a month after the collapse

Apr. 26, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A wooden cross is laden with Miguel Luna’s personal belongings — his construction uniform and work boots, a family photo, the flag of his native El Salvador — but his body remains missing after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. More than a month...

Why you might have heard Paul Simon’s ‘The Sound of Silence’ at Spanish Mass

Apr. 26, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

(RNS) — One song has stuck with Julio Cuellar Gonzales for practically his entire life. Among his first memories of church in the 1970s in Villa Serrano, a town in the Bolivian region of Chuquisaca, Cuellar remembers singing a specific version of the Our Father. At the time,...

Lawsuits under New York's new voting rights law reveal racial disenfranchisement even in blue states

Apr. 20, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Weihua Yan had seen dramatic demographic changes since moving to Long Island's Nassau County. Its Asian American population alone had grown by 60% since the 2010 census. Why then, he wondered, did he not see anyone who looked like him on the county's local...

Racial diversity among college faculty lags behind other professional fields, US report finds

Apr. 09, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

Despite gains in faculty diversity at American universities over the last two decades, Black and Hispanic professors remain underrepresented compared to their students and to professionals with advanced degrees in other fields, according to a federal report released Tuesday. Black...

Latino voters are coveted by both major parties. They also are a target for election misinformation

Apr. 08, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — As ranchera music filled the Phoenix recording studio at Radio Campesina, a station personality spoke in Spanish into the microphone. “Friends of Campesina, in these elections, truth and unity are more important than ever,” said morning show host Tony Arias....

Portland, Oregon, schools and after-school program sued after a 9-year-old girl is allegedly raped

Apr. 05, 2024 19:56 PM EDT

A young girl and her guardian have sued an Oregon nonprofit organization, Portland Public Schools and Multnomah County for $9 million, alleging they were negligent when male classmates sexually abused her at school and raped her during an after-school program when she was a 9-year-old third grader....