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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Aug. 4, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class...

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a lifetime achievement award on Aug. 6 in Salzburg, Austria. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)

Placido Domingo to receive lifetime award in Austria

Jul. 31, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Placido Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a lifetime achievement award in Austria next week. The famed tenor will receive the honor on Aug. 6 in Salzburg by the organization behind Austria’s Music Prize at an...

FILE - In this March 28, 2012, file photo, then-LULAC New Mexico state director Ralph Arellanes speaks at a rally in Albuquerque, N.M., calling for a federal probe of the Albuquerque Police Department following a number of officer-involved shootings. Arellanes, now the executive director of New Mexico LULAC, called the University of New Mexico, on Monday, July 20, 2020, to end its support for Chicano and Native American Studies because he's upset the state is taking down monuments connected to Spanish conquistadors. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

Leader, civil rights group part after Ethnic Studies flap

Jul. 30, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Hispanic activist upset about the removal of Spanish conquistador monuments and who demanded the state's largest university remove some Ethnic Studies classes is no longer a leader in the nation's oldest Latino civil rights group. Fred Baca, the newly named League of...

Group founded by a Latina welder aims to empower other women

Jul. 26, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis nonprofit group founded by a Latina welder is offering training workshops to help others long underrepresented in the filed venture into welding. Consuelo Poland, 31, was the only woman and the only woman of color in her class when she got a welding certificate seven...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, Eduardo Cabra, of Calle 13, arrives at the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Cabra killed off his

Visitante, half of Calle 13, is no more. Meet Cabra.

Jul. 18, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Calle 13's Eduardo Cabra is shedding his Visitante persona in a graphic new video that serves as a launch for his solo career and new record label. The artist will now be known simply as Cabra. The debut is not without some bloodshed. In “La Cabra Jala Pal Monte,” filmed...

Latino groups sue to stop Iowa absentee ballot procedure law

Jul. 14, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

Two Latino advocacy groups on Tuesday sued the state of Iowa over a law that prohibits county election officials from using information readily available in the voter registration database to fill in information that's missing from a voter’s absentee ballot request. The law pushed through by Republican...

Lawsuit pushes court to order mail-in ballot applications

Jul. 13, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group of minority voters filed a petition Monday urging Massachusetts’ highest court to order the state to send applications to request a mail-in ballot to voters this week. The petition was brought by a group of Black, Latino and Asian-American voters and the organizations Common...

Latino group launches $10M campaign to boost voter turnout

Jul. 9, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A national organization is announcing a $10 million campaign to turn out Hispanic voters in several of this year's battleground states. Mi Familia Vota, based in Phoenix, said it will spend $7 million on get-out-the-vote measures and an additional $3 million on digital and television ads,...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, center, speaks to Stacie Ritter, right, and her son, Jan, during a meeting with families who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act in Lancaster, Pa. Biden is hoping to capture Florida and other pivotal states by pushing Latino turnout rates higher than when Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

1 ad, 3 accents: How Democrats aim to win Latino votes

Jul. 6, 2020 6:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish-language ads for Joe Biden used the same slogan to contrast him with President Donald Trump — “los cuentos no pagan las cuentas,” a play on words that roughly means “telling stories won't pay the bills.” But the narrator for the version that...

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2017 photo, singer Prince Royce poses for a photo in New York. Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now wants to try and wake others too. The Latin star told The Associated Press on Thursday that he is recovering from the virus. He says he decided to speak up out of a growing frustration with seeing people going out and gathering without protection. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Prince Royce gets a wake-up call with COVID-19

Jul. 3, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bachata singer Prince Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now he wants to try and wake others too. Royce revealed that he is recovering from the virus in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. Royce, 31, said he decided to speak up out of a growing...