Latest Hispanics News

New approach to teaching race in school divides New Mexico

Jan. 20, 2022 09:53 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s social studies standards has stirred debate over how race should be taught in schools, with thousands of parents and teachers weighing in on changes that would dramatically increase instruction related to racial and social identity...

Lawsuit says new majority Latino district in WA a 'facade'

Jan. 19, 2022 21:02 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Latino civil rights organization and others filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that says new political maps in Washington state approved by a bipartisan redistricting panel intentionally dilute Hispanic voters' influence. The legal action in the U.S. District Court...

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs competing redistricting maps

Jan. 19, 2022 17:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Wednesday weighed which map they should order enacted to set political boundaries for the next decade in the battleground state, with competing partisan interests arguing why theirs was the best option. The daylong hearing...

Tracking Biden's 1st-year progress delivering on promises

Jan. 19, 2022 08:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in progress or dependent on Congress...

Judge to decide lawsuit alleging admissions discrimination

Jan. 18, 2022 15:17 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An elite public high school in northern Virginia discriminated against Asian American families when it overhauled its admissions policies amid a push to increase Black and Hispanic representation at the school, lawyers argued Tuesday. A federal judge in...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump seeds race animus with COVID falsehood

Jan. 16, 2022 11:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to white people because of their race. The former president seeded racial resentments in remarks that twisted the facts on public-health policy and...

Chicago union leaders OK plan to resume in-person class

Jan. 10, 2022 23:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Students are poised to return to Chicago Public Schools after leaders of the teachers union approved a plan with the nation's third-largest district late Monday over COVID-19 safety protocols, ending a bitter standoff that canceled classes for five days. While...

Nonprofit serving Charleston area’s Hispanic community

Jan. 10, 2022 00:08 AM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Patricia Jimenez dreamed of working in media. Growing up in Mexico, she was inspired by her godfather, a radio broadcaster, who used his platform to discuss important community issues. Family obligations prevented Jimenez from reaching...

Rehoboth athletic director donates marrow to man in Spain

Jan. 09, 2022 10:04 AM EST

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — In the weeks leading up to the holidays, while many of us were focused on gift-giving plans and the new year, Adrian Pete was recovering from giving a life-saving medical donation to a stranger across the world. Pete, the athletic director for Rehoboth Christian...

First Hispanic director of the Census Bureau sworn in

Jan. 05, 2022 13:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Santos was sworn in Wednesday as the head of the nation's largest statistical agency, becoming the first Hispanic director of the U.S. Census Bureau. The former chief methodologist and vice president at the Urban Institute became the bureau's 26th director....