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Biden Under Fire After Saying “Poor Kids” as “Bright and Talented as White Kids”

Biden Under Fire After Saying “Poor Kids” as “Bright and Talented as White Kids”

In the U.S., former vice president and 2020 hopeful Joe Biden is coming under fire after he contrasted “poor kids” with “white kids” at an event hosted by the Iowa Asian & Latino Coalition. Joe Biden: “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright […]

Flower Branch Three Years Later

Flower Branch Three Years Later

Three years ago today ( August 9th) we lost seven members of our community and many more were injured during the fatal gas explosion that took place at the Flower Branch apartment complex.  “That night was the beginning of a never-ending nightmare filled with injustice and trauma.  Not only did we lose our loved ones and […]

Sens. Sanders and Warren Tout Progressive Vision for 2020

Sens. Sanders and Warren Tout Progressive Vision for 2020

Ten candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination took the stage in Detroit last night in the first of a two-night CNN-hosted debate. The evening was billed as the first showdown between the two leading progressives in the race—Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—but the two agreed on all major issues and instead fended off […]

Soldier and Advocates To Start Community Patrols To Protect Immigrants from Unlawful ICE Raids 

Soldier and Advocates To Start Community Patrols To Protect Immigrants from Unlawful ICE Raids 

Staten Island, NY — Cesar Vargas, New York’s first undocumented attorney and Soldier in the U.S. Reserve, along with community advocates from Dream Action Coalition, La Colmena Community Job Center, and the Above Ground Railroad will start organizing community patrols throughout Staten Island to alert of ICE presence and protect immigrants from unlawful raids and arrests.    Derived from a military concept called “Fire Guard Duty” where two […]

El gobernador de Puerto Rico renuncia en medio de protestas masivas

El gobernador de Puerto Rico renuncia en medio de protestas masivas

El gobernador de Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, anunció el miércoles que renunciará a su cargo, menos de dos semanas después de que se dieran a conocer mensajes de texto impactantes que mostraban al gobernador y sus ayudantes burlándose de las víctimas del huracán María; bromeando sobre dispararle a la alcaldesa de San Juan, Carmen Yulín […]

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Efforts to Deny Bond Hearings to Asylum Seekers

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Efforts to Deny Bond Hearings to Asylum Seekers

SEATTLE, July 22, 2019— Today, a federal appeals court ruled that asylum seekers must continue to receive bond hearings while the court considers the Trump administration’s appeal to deny bond hearings with procedural protections to asylum seekers. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Trump administration’s bid to arbitrarily jail asylum seekers without a bond […]

Who are Americans?

Who are Americans?

By Yenny Delgado Yazmin Juárez, a Guatemalan asylum seeker, traveled to the United States to provide a better life for herself and her daughter. After crossing into the country, she was detained by Customs and Border Enforcement. REUTERS/Erin Scott While in custody her daughter got sick from the inhumane conditions and lack of medical attention. […]

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 30 Years

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 30 Years

Drug Kingpin was Convicted of Running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges Including Murder Conspiracies.   WASHINGTON – Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases, including “El Chapo” and “El Rapido,” was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan to a life term of imprisonment plus 30 years to run consecutive […]

Happy Coincidence

By Isaac Cohen*                   Federal Reserve President Jerome Powell, last week in congressional testimony, said the central bank may have to increase interest rates. The reason is because, in his own words quoted in The Wall Street Journal 07/11/19), “uncertainties around trade tensions and concerns about the strength of the global economy continue to weigh […]

Dash American

Dash American

By Yenny Delgado  Yazmin Juárez, a Guatemalan asylum seeker, traveled to the United States to provide a better life for herself and her daughter. After crossing into the country, she was detained by Customs and Border Enforcement. REUTERS/Erin Scott While in custody her daughter got sick from the inhumane conditions and lack of medical attention. […]

Headwinds

By Isaac Cohen*                   The labor market in the United States rebounded in June with the creation of 224,000 new non agricultural jobs, which contrasted with the revised figure of only 72,000 new jobs created in May. This shows that conclusions should not be drawn based on one month figures. For instance, average monthly job […]

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