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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Health Challenges Facing Latinos

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Health Challenges Facing Latinos

July 19, 2011
The 2011 NCLR Annual Conference—which will be held July 23–26 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel—will feature a number of events focused on the challenges that the Latino community faces regarding their health and well-being. The Conference will bring together experts, policymakers, and activists in the health field to discuss crucial topics, such as diabetes prevention, HIV/AIDS prevalence, childhood hunger and obesity, and the impact of health care reform on Latino families. The workshops and health town hall meeting are all open to the public and are free of charge.
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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops to Address Immigration, Economy, Education, Housing, Health

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops to Address Immigration, Economy, Education, Housing, Health

July 19, 2011
Anti-immigrant legislation, foreclosure prevention, higher education, and job quality are just some of the topics that will be discussed in the more than 50 workshops that are open to the public during the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference, set for July 23–26 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The Conference will bring together experts, policymakers, and activists in these fields, as well as in health care, housing, community organizing, women’s issues, legislative policy concerns, and other areas of priority for the Latino community. The workshops are all open to the public and are free of charge.
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You’re Invited to the Home for Good Blog Carnival!

You’re Invited to the Home for Good Blog Carnival!

July 18, 2011
Today, NCLR launched the Home for Good blog carnival for all bloggers to add their voice to the growing commentary on the homeownership crisis. This carnival, along with a postcard campaign and other calls to action, helps shed light on the disproportionate effect that the crisis has had on the Latino community and minority populations as a whole. It also reminds decision-makers that the crisis is far from over for our families.
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Say Hello to the 2011 Líderes Summit Staff

Say Hello to the 2011 Líderes Summit Staff

July 18, 2011
The Líderes Summit brings together nearly 500 youth from across the nation to engage in a four-day program aimed to stimulate their minds, hone leadership skills and teamwork abilities, support discussions focusing on issues that plague the Latino community and help them examine ways to become more active and empower others in their communities.
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Naturalization Ceremony to Open NCLR 2011 Annual Conference

Naturalization Ceremony to Open NCLR 2011 Annual Conference

July 18, 2011
The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School will host a special naturalization ceremony on Friday, July 22, at 10:00 a.m. Thirty residents from Virginia who come from 18 countries will take the oath to become United States citizens. The event will launch the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference, to be held July 23–26 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the District of Columbia.
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Meet NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Scholarship Recipient, Isabella Giraldo

Meet NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Scholarship Recipient, Isabella Giraldo

July 15, 2011
NCLR's final scholarship recipient is Isabella Giraldo. Isabella will be attending Lenoir-Rhyne University where she intends to major in International Business.
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NCLR Testifies on Capitol Hill to Protect Homeownership

NCLR Testifies on Capitol Hill to Protect Homeownership

July 14, 2011
Homeownership is one of the cornerstones of the American Dream and the linchpin of economic stability and opportunity. Yesterday, NCLR's Janis Bowdler, Director of the Wealth-Building Policy Project, testified at a congressional hearing on the impact of new changes to the nation's mortgage laws.
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Meet NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Scholarship Recipient, Lucero Sifuentes

Meet NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Scholarship Recipient, Lucero Sifuentes

July 14, 2011
Today's scholar is Lucero Sifuentes, who will be attending the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
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NCLR Joins Call for More Diversity in News Industry

NCLR Joins Call for More Diversity in News Industry

July 14, 2011
The 2012 election cycle is heating up and the media has already started its nonstop coverage of the political horserace. The NCLR communications team can certainly attest to this; we receive numerous requests each week from members of the press interested in hearing what our leaders have to say about a number of issues as they relate to the election.
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When “Enough” is Never Enough

When “Enough” is Never Enough

July 13, 2011
It seems the state of Alabama wants its complete intolerance of undocumented immigrants to be crystal clear. Just last week, Rep. Mo Brooks (R–AL) told his constituents in a town hall meeting that he would, “…do anything short of shooting them, anything that is lawful.” These comments came on the heels of the state’s passage of a new immigration law, HB 56, which is even more severe than Arizona’s now infamous SB 1070.
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Meet NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Scholarship Recipient, Max Frequez

Meet NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Scholarship Recipient, Max Frequez

July 13, 2011
In case you missed it, yesterday we introduced you to Marcos Montalvo. Our next scholar comes to us, from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico. Max Frequez will be attending New Mexico Highlands University in the fall where he intends to major in Pre-engineering.
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2011 All-Star Game Tainted by SB 1070

2011 All-Star Game Tainted by SB 1070

July 12, 2011
On Tuesday night, millions of Latino baseball fans will watch with pride as players with names like Gonzalez, Ortiz, and Reyes take the field at the 82nd Annual All-Star Game. But as the camera pans across Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, it will also be a painful reminder that when he had the chance, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig failed to stand up for his Latino players, coaches, and fans by not speaking out against Arizona's war on the Hispanic community.
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Meet NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Recipient, Marcos Montalvo

Meet NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Recipient, Marcos Montalvo

July 12, 2011
Yesterday we told you about our Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship recipients. Today you get to meet them! We wanted to get into the minds of tomorrow’s leaders, so we asked each of our award recipients to tell us a little bit about themselves.
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NBC transmite la entrega de los premios Alma® 2011 Del NCLR

NBC transmite la entrega de los premios Alma® 2011 Del NCLR

July 12, 2011
En celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, Comcast y NBC se complacen en anunciar que NBC transmitirá los premios ALMA 2011 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) el viernes 16 de septiembre de 8:00 a 9:00 PM EDT (hora del este). La transmisión seguirá la ceremonia de premiación para homenajear a los artistas latinos de la nación que promueven una imagen precisa y positiva de los hispanos en el mundo del entretenimiento. Eva Longoria y George López serán los anfitriones del programa especial de una hora durante el horario de mayor audiencia.
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NBC to Broadcast 2011 NCLR Alma Awards® As Primetime Special on Friday, September 16, 2011

NBC to Broadcast 2011 NCLR Alma Awards® As Primetime Special on Friday, September 16, 2011

July 12, 2011
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast and NBC are pleased to announce that NBC will broadcast the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards on Friday, September 16 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT in a ceremony celebrating the nation’s Latino performers who promote accurate and positive images of Hispanics in entertainment. Eva Longoria and George Lopez will co-host the one-hour primetime special.
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Meet the Emerging Leaders of Tomorrow

Meet the Emerging Leaders of Tomorrow

July 11, 2011
Last month, we announced the recipients of the fifth annual NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship Program. The scholarship program awarded $25,000 to four students who were selected based on their academic achievements, leadership, and involvement in the Latino community.
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Deafening Silence

Deafening Silence

July 11, 2011
It has now been more than a year since Arizona began its assault on civil rights with the racial profiling law, SB 1070. In that time, dozens of Major League Baseball (MLB) players, members of the business community, and civil rights leaders have spoken out against the law.
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Alabama Congressman’s Offensive Statements Highlight Dangers of Hateful Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Alabama Congressman’s Offensive Statements Highlight Dangers of Hateful Anti-Immigrant Legislation

July 08, 2011
Things are getting ugly in Alabama. Last month, the Cotton State became the fourth state to pass a draconian anti-immigrant, anti-Latino law, one even harsher than Arizona SB 1070.
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NCLR Condemns Legislative Proposal to Back Down Civil Rights Protections in Education

NCLR Condemns Legislative Proposal to Back Down Civil Rights Protections in Education

July 08, 2011
Yesterday’s introduction of the “State and Local Flexibility Act” (H.R. 2445) by Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., is of grave concern to NCLR (National Council of La Raza). This bill allows states and school districts to use federal education dollars in an unrestricted manner, essentially gambling with funding for English language learners (ELLs) and low-income students.
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NCLR Partners with HUD to Highlight New Mortgage Assistance Program For Unemployed and Underemployed

NCLR Partners with HUD to Highlight New Mortgage Assistance Program For Unemployed and Underemployed

July 07, 2011
For a limited time, the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed and struggling to avoid foreclosure with up to $50,000 in help to pay a portion of their monthly mortgage including missed mortgage payments or past due charges including principal, taxes, insurance and attorney fees while they search for a job.
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