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PASSING THE TORCH

From The Atlantic: 2016: The Year Latinos Saved America?

James Fallows, The Atlantic – Nov 5, 2016 Two of my long-time, politically well-experienced friends have been in Nevada recently, doing get-out-the-vote work. Independently, each has just sent me a note saying that their experience and observations match what the Jon “the sage of Nevada” Ralston has been reporting: Namely, a huge surge in early voting among ...
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From Fox News Latino: The year of the Latinos: Hispanic Voting Surge Shaking Up Presidential Election

Andrew O’Reilly, Fox News Latino – Nov 7, 2016 It’s one of the questions that has been asked again and again this election year: Will the sleeping giant that is the Latino vote wake up this time and play a crucial role in deciding who the next president of the United States will be? Early voting data from a number ...
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From Latino Magazine – Nely Galán: “Our Silence is Killing Us”

Sept, 2016, Nely Galán – Latino Magazine It was early one morning and I was on a press tour, just about to launch my now New York Times best­-selling Book, SELF MADE: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant and Rich in Every Way. My first scheduled appearance was on the Fox News morning show, Fox and Friends, because according to ...
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From NBC News: Bilinguals Have Better College Outcomes, Labor Advantages

Griselda Nevarez, nbcnews.com – Oct 14, 2015 Children of immigrants who can speak, read and write in both English and the language spoken at home have an advantage in the labor market, a new report released Tuesday finds. The report by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Educational Testing Service, a nonprofit testing organization, shows that individuals with immigrant backgrounds ...
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From the Latin Post: Latino Entrepreneurs More Likely to Leave Business to Family, Friends

Nicole Akoukou Thompson, latinpost.com – Aug 31, 2015 Latino-owned businesses have grown at twice the national rate, and a majority of Latino business owners plan to leave their businesses in the hands of their children, according to a new report. Community and family are key ingredients for the success of Latino-owned businesses. Approximately 80 percent of Latino respondents indicated they intended to pass ...
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From NBC News: How To Pay For College – 6 Tips From Latino Experts

Griselda Nevarez, nbcnews.com – Jul 31, 2015 Angelica Melendez said no one guided her through the process of applying and paying for college. She couldn’t turn to her parents because they never went to college and didn’t know the process either. As a result, she made costly mistakes. She took out more student loans than she needed. She put herself at risk of ...
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