Meet "Los Americans" - the Spanglish webcast of a middle-class Mexican-American family and soon to be the first telenovela aired on Metro buses across Los Angeles.
The melting pot that fuses the unique characteristics of newcomers into a diverse America seems to be cooling — at least when it comes to Latinos. Or should I say Hispanics? Chicanos?
Latino teens who share knowledge from the classroom, new media and information technology among immigrant families function as "civic information leaders," a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder shows. Their role helps family members assimilate to American culture and also represents a powerful channel through which to campaign to immigrant parents.
One of the changes to emerge from the 2010 census, which showed an explosion in respondents of Hispanic descent who also identified themselves as American Indians. 70% of the 57,000 American Indians living in New York City are of Hispanic origin, according to census figures.