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Black Women from Latin America Get Ready to Face Challenges Ahead

 07/26/2017 - 06:31
Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD) Southern Cone coordinator Vicenta Camusso speaks during a press conference held on July 25, 2017, in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss the organization's 25th anniversary. EFE/Federico Anfitti

The main task ahead for Afro-descendants is to "make definitive progress to close the economic gap since, in Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty has a face and a color, according to the coordinator of the Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:18am
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Black, Latino Communities Spending Almost Half Their Incomes on Rent

 03/31/2017 - 06:17
 In cities like Los Angeles, renters in white communities spend 50 percent of their income on rent — well above the recommended 30 percent, but still far less than renters in Hispanic neighborhoods, who pay a premium of 63 percent.

Renters living in predominantly Hispanic or black neighborhoods have to spend more of their income on rent than those in white communities. Devoting nearly half of one’s income to rent each month makes economic mobility that much harder as well.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00am
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Nueva York tomará medidas para incorporar minorías en el gobierno del estado

 03/27/2017 - 09:00
Vista nocturna de la ciudad de Nueva York. EFE/EPA/ALBA VIGARAY

El gobernador del estado de Nueva York, Andrew Cuomo, anunció hoy medidas para incrementar la diversidad en el empleo público, como reformar la legislación para acelerar la contratación de personas cualificadas que pertenezcan a minorías o ampliar el acceso a la preparación de exámenes estatales.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 9:00am
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[OP-ED]: Despite how the Census Bureau now treats it, ‘Hispanic/Latino’ is not a race

 03/16/2017 - 09:26
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The U.S. Census Bureau has been experimenting with alternate versions of the race and ethnicity section of its National Content Test Research Study. The bureau hopes that by the next census in 2020, it can more accurately tally Hispanics and other newly prominent minority groups.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:15am
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