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New cable programming highlights nation’s need to uphold affirmative action

LatinaLista — On a day that the Supreme Court has agreed to decide on whether the University of Texas’ race-conscious admission policies violate the rights of white applicants, there is some hopeful news that not all diversity initiatives are under attack. Today, Comcast cable company announced the launch of four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV

New report shows Latinos have unprecedented success in lawncare and landscape industry — but for how long?

LatinaLista — Every bad joke you’ve ever heard about Latinos being in the lawn care and landscaping business is about to multiply courtesy of a report released today by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce titled “The Economic Impact of the Landscaping and Lawn Care Services Industry on U.S. Latinos.” According to the report’s authors,

Alabama Arrest of German Mercedes-Benz executive under immigration law underscores how little history changes

LatinaLista — The fallout from Alabama’s harsh anti-immigration bill H.B. 56 just keeps raining down. Last Friday, one of the latest consequences of the legislation, and one that had some in the “Heart of Dixie” suffer cardiac arrest, was when a German executive, who worked at a Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Alabama, was pulled over

New report reveals Latino and black homebuyers with good credit were targets of subprime lenders

LatinaLista — At the height of the subprime mortgage crisis, the blame for it and the subsequent housing bubble bust were laid directly on the doormat of Latino and black homebuyers. “Buying more home than they can afford” was the popular soundbite pundits and commentators echoed while trying to make someone accountable for the worst