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Latinas More Likely to Have Multiple Teen Pregnancies

April 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came out with some new data showing that Latinas are more likely than their black or white peers to have multiple teen pregnancies. Overall, the teen birthrate has been declining. About one in five teen births are repeat births. For young women between the ages of [...]

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Tags: health care

President Obama Addresses NALEO: Defends Immigration Decision

June 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Today President Obama addressed the same crowd of Latino elected officials that Mitt Romney did yesterday. The President basically touted his domestic accomplishments and then defended his administration’s decision to let DREAM eligible youth stay in the country. He also took an opportunity to remind the audience that Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Education · health care · Immigration · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

I’m In, Should You Be?

April 18th, 2011 · 9 Comments

By Matt Stieglitz For those who have avoided a computer for the past few weeks, President Obama’s social media team is gearing up for his 2012 run with his ‘Are You In?’ campaign on Facebook. Essentially, one clicks that they’re “in”, gets bombarded with options to help with the campaign, and it’s off to the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Cuba · Democratic Party · Education · GOP · health care · Immigration · Republican Party

Refusing to Toe the Company Line: Lessons from a Year Researching US-Cuba Policy

April 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

By Matt Stieglitz For the past year, I have been entrenched in thesis research on US-Cuba Policy, analyzing the embargo’s evolution from the perspective of the US presidency. (Before the haters slam that because of the US presidency angle, please note I was bound by fellowship guidelines to study the policy as it relates to [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Cuba · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · Government Accountability · health care · Latin American Foreign Policy

Why Does Arizona Have Issues?

February 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

By Matthew Stieglitz I facetiously wrote in a previous piece that Arizona was making a daily case for exile from the union, which I now find myself entertaining as an intriguing notion. Birthright citizenship, something no one thought would ever be an issue, is currently being broached because of supposed, “anchor babies”. On top of [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Education · health care · Immigration · racism

Repairing the Latino Image: How Latino in America Failed Us

February 9th, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz As I peruse the Latino landscape in this country, I can’t help but come to back the same thought: Soledad O’Brien let me down. As many of you will recall, last year Soledad filmed Latino in America, the Latino version of Black in America. Refusing to miss the program, I got my [...]

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Tags: Education · health care · Immigration · Latino History · Media · teen pregnancy · Univision

Healthcare Professionals & Telemundo: Observations from a Hospital Room

January 31st, 2011 · 8 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz This past holiday season was one of great difficulty for my family. Two weeks before Christmas, our matriarch, my Abuela, fell and broke her hip, marking the second time in four years this has happened to her. Despite being in excellent physical condition for an eighty-one year old, her surgery and subsequent [...]

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Tags: diversity · Education · GOP · health care · Media · Republican Party · Telemundo · Univision

The Democratic Party’s Latino Leadership Call – Bringing Out the Political & Star Power

October 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments

On Tuesday evening, there was a Latino leadership call hosted by the DNC with former Secretary of Transportation and Energy Federico Peña, the chair of the DNC Tim Kaine, actress/activist Eva Longoria, and President Obama. The overall message was to push the Latino Get Out the Vote (GOTV) message. The call began with Federico Peña [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democratic Party · Federico Peña · GOP · health care · Immigration · Republican Party