Latest Hispanics News

Attorney: Process behind census question 'rotten'

Feb. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The process behind Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' decision to ask about people's citizenship status on the 2020 U.S. census was "rotten to its core" and failed to consider that the question would cost California a substantial amount of money and at least one Congressional seat, an...

The Latest: Attorney defends citizenship question on Census

Feb. 15, 2019 7:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments in lawsuits before a U.S. judge in San Francisco challenging the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census (all times local): 4:30 p.m. An attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice says Commerce Secretary...

MLB says no evidence to support allegations against Mariners

Feb. 6, 2019 5:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball's independent investigation found no credible evidence to support claims of disparaging comments and discriminatory treatment by members of the Seattle Mariners front office. MLB said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation found the Mariners did not violate...

Iowa corrections lawyer alleges racial bias in pay dispute

Feb. 6, 2019 12:14 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The longtime top lawyer for the Iowa Department of Corrections alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that he has suffered workplace discrimination and unequal pay because of his age and Hispanic ethnicity. Michael Savala, 54, alleges that the department's recently retired director,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on unemployment for blacks, Latinos

Feb. 5, 2019 10:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump's statements from his State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: "African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded." THE FACTS: What...

The Latest: Booker wants to keep private health insurance

Feb. 1, 2019 10:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the announcement by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that he's running for president in 2020 (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says he wants universal health insurance coverage in the U.S. But the New Jersey senator says he doesn't want to...

Gloria and Emilio Estefan to receive Gershwin song prize

Feb. 1, 2019 5:22 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Gloria Estefan didn't think she'd get married. Her focus was on attending the Sorbonne in Paris. But Emilio Estefan "landed in her lap" and music became her career. The native Cubans will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in May. They are the first...

AP Explains: Anti-assimilation claims haunt Latinos, Asians

Jan. 28, 2019 10:38 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — NBC's Tom Brokaw drew strong criticism for saying that Hispanics needed to work harder at assimilating and learning English. Megan Neely, a Duke University graduate studies director, also sparked anger for warning international Asian students in an email against speaking Chinese in...

Meg Medina wins Newbery medal, Sophie Blackall the Caldecott

Jan. 28, 2019 4:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Meg Medina, the latest recipient of the John Newbery Medal, wrote her prize-winning children's book with a special intensity. "There are so many negative characterizations these days of Latino families and what it is to be an immigrant," said Medina, a Cuban-American author whose "Merci...

Brokaw says he feels terrible commentary offended Hispanics

Jan. 27, 2019 8:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Tom Brokaw says he feels terrible that his comments on "Meet the Press" Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation "offended some members of that proud culture." The former "NBC Nightly News" anchor tweeted in response to a social media backlash to what he had said...