Over the next four decades, Latinos are projected to account for more than two-thirds of this country’s population growth. Yet the current Latino unemployment rate remains unacceptably high at 11.3 percent. The President and I agreed that Congress must act now to help the nearly one million Latinos who’ve been looking for a job for six months or more.
Universal City-based mun2, the bilingual, youth-oriented cable TV network, has ranked the top cities for young Latinos and Latinas, and the list is a bit of a shocker.
The administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, in a blunt acknowledgment that thousands of young black and Latino men are cut off from New York’s civic, educational and economic life, plans to spend nearly $130 million on far-reaching measures to improve their circumstances.
The Máximo report, conducted by Latino media and marketing firms found that “New Generation Latinos” want to see content in which “they are the star”—i.e., to have their lives and interests represented on television.