Latinos are growing in power and influence. Census numbers show Latinos are the nation's largest minority population, moving front and center in U.S. political discourse, innovation, and pop culture.
The number of Hispanics in poverty in the United States dropped by 1.2 percent from 2010 to 2011 - the largest drop of any group - but overall 1 of 4 Latinos remain stuck among America's poorest.
For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., but demographers believe the Latino population boom may have peaked thanks to a longer-term decline in immigration.
As the fastest-growing population group in the U.S. during the last decade, Hispanics seemed poised to have a huge impact on the 2012 presidential and congressional campaigns.
The most recent report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that 12.8 million persons are unemployed . And the unemployment rate for Hispanics is at a 10.5 percent.
The downturn is 'pervasive' and could hurt future growth, but major metropolitan gateway areas are less affected, analysis of Census data shows.
A USC analysis of changes since 1990 finds that a large majority of cities in five counties have significant populations of at least two racial or ethnic groups.
They have significant economic, cultural, and electoral power in the state.
Latinos, like all immigrant groups before them, are changing the face of this country — for the better.
More than 18 million Latinos checked the “other” box in the 2010 census, up from 14.9 million in 2000. It was an indicator of the sharp disconnect between how Latinos view themselves and how the government wants to count them.
An Ecuadorean woman who resides in Georgia is an example of how living more means we have to live better.
America needs people like Rayden Llano. As an accomplished Latino interested in a healthcare career, it is critical that young people like him make an impact in our country.
The Hispanic vote represented a mere 9 percent of all ballots cast in the 2008 presidential election, but the peculiarities of the United States electoral system makes the presence of those votes in certain states crucial for the national result.
There are many, many top executive Latinas in the entertainment industry, which is why this list is particularly worrisome as it perpetuates the idea that there are no qualified candidates to be considered for the honor.