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According to former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, AT&T-T-Mobile Merger May Help Improve Latino Drop Out Rate

July 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Today Henry Cisneros takes the cake with his shameless shilling for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. If there ever was reaching in attributing what may help alleviate the Latino high school dropout rate, this opinion piece by the former HUD Secretary attempts to explain that consolidating cell phone providers and internet access companies will now allow Latino [...]

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Tags: Digital Divide · Education · Government Accountability · Henry Cisneros

A time to celebrate Hispanic heritage, progress and opportunities for advancement

September 10th, 2010 · 7 Comments

By Manuel Diaz In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will host a number of events next week that celebrate Latino history, heritage and the American dream.  The event will be both a significant and memorable experience as six of President Obama’s cabinet secretaries as well as his wife, First Lady [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Digital Divide · Michelle Obama · Technology

Latinos & the Net Neutrality Debate

August 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Imagine trying to get on the internet to view your favorite websites and not being able to reach the content that you typically find because certain sites  have been prioritized by your provider. Or imagine having to pay to access certain sites on top of what you already pay for monthly internet service. This gets [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Digital Divide · LULAC · MALDEF · Media · National Council of La Raza · Technology

Calculated Tactics Will Not Stand

August 18th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Preface: With the net neutrality debate heating up, I was asked if LatinoPoliticsBlog would post this piece by Jorge Bauermeister. By Jorge Bauermeister The political world was abuzz this week as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unequivocally stated, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”  Senator Reid’s comment was inarticulate at best [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Digital Divide · diversity · Media · racism

Worth reading this New Year’s Weekend

January 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Happy New Year! I will be ramping up the blogging in the next few days, but I thought that I would share some articles that I have been reading and pondering the last few days before delving into more detail and commentary in the coming weeks: Everyone should read this article in today’s Washington Post [...]

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Tags: Digital Divide · drug war · Economics

Latinos lagging in technology use – Big implications for access to resources

June 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

A new report by the Public Policy Institue of California has found that Latinos are falling behind in the digital divide. In California, just four in ten Latinos have internet access at home, while 77 percent of Asian-Americans, 76 percent of whites and 70 percent of blacks are on-line at home. The majorities of people [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Digital Divide · Education · Technology