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Shifting Our Approach in Arizona

Shifting Our Approach in Arizona

September 20, 2011
Last week, my organization, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), along with The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Human Rights and the Asian American Justice Center, announced the suspension of our participation in the economic boycott of Arizona.
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Failing Schools—Not Just a Label, a Fact

Failing Schools—Not Just a Label, a Fact

September 19, 2011
Last Thursday, Senators Lamar Alexander (R–TN), Johnny Isakson (R–GA), Richard Burr (R–NC), and Mark Kirk (R–IL) introduced a series of five bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
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Coming Together to Combat Health Disparities

Coming Together to Combat Health Disparities

September 19, 2011
A health insurance card may be your ticket in to the doctor’s office, but it may not always guarantee the care and treatment that you need. If you are Latino—or hail from another community of color—you have a greater chance of suffering from a serious health condition in your lifetime.
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The Fight to Save Social Security Goes to Miami!

The Fight to Save Social Security Goes to Miami!

September 19, 2011
As the nation anticipates the recommendations of the congressional supercommittee charged with negotiating a long-term solution for the federal budget, millions of seniors are worried about potential cuts to Social Security.
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A Celebration of Latino Entertainment

A Celebration of Latino Entertainment

September 16, 2011
This week marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is proud to help kick off our community's celebration with the NCLR ALMA Awards® airing tonight at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.
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Wellness for All:  Supporting Latino Children’s Health and Nutrition in Schools

Wellness for All:  Supporting Latino Children’s Health and Nutrition in Schools

September 16, 2011
Clarissa, mother of one of our students at La Fe Preparatory School (LFPS) in El Paso, Texas, works very hard to teach her young children about healthy living.
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A Best Practices Exchange Project Helps Create Better Early Childhood Education Programs

A Best Practices Exchange Project Helps Create Better Early Childhood Education Programs

September 16, 2011
To support the improvement of services to Latino children and families, NCLR facilitated the exchange of best practices among a number of organizations providing early childhood education (ECE) services across the United States.
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Richard Cordray is the Right Choice for Latino families

Richard Cordray is the Right Choice for Latino families

September 15, 2011
A strong leader at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is critical to protecting our community from predatory and unsustainable loans. Yet 44 Senate Republicans had vowed to deny the CFPB a strong leader even before a nominee was selected.
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Disadvantaged from the Start: Why Latino Students Need Early Childhood Education

Disadvantaged from the Start: Why Latino Students Need Early Childhood Education

September 15, 2011
Ten years ago this September I started my first job as a novice bilingual kindergarten teacher in Houston, Texas. It was the first of day school, and for many of the children in my classroom, it was the first time they had ever left their homes and stepped foot into a formal school setting.
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People En Español and NCLR Host the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards® Official After-Party

People En Español and NCLR Host the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards® Official After-Party

September 14, 2011
The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards capped off the star-studded show taping with the official People En Español/NCLR VIP Post-Party on Saturday, September 10 at the Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, California. This is the second year that People En Español and NCLR teamed up to present the official after-party to congratulate and celebrate the evening’s ALMA Awards winners.
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Weak Economy a Key Factor in Growing Poverty among Hispanics Throughout 2010

Weak Economy a Key Factor in Growing Poverty among Hispanics Throughout 2010

September 14, 2011
Data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal significant increases in poverty among Latinos during 2010, reflecting the weak economic recovery and continuing unemployment crises, according to new analysis by NCLR (National Council of La Raza). These data show the need to focus sharply on policies that improve the economy and reduce joblessness while helping people most affected by unemployment weather the storm.
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Los premios ALMA® del NCLR, presentando a las estrellas más famosas del momento

Los premios ALMA® del NCLR, presentando a las estrellas más famosas del momento

September 14, 2011
Los premios ALMA® 2011 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), fue un evento estelar grabado el sábado 10 de septiembre en el Auditorio Cívico de Santa Mónica, y dio lugar a la noche más importante en la televisión dedicada al talento artístico latino. El programa de la entrega de premios se transmitirá en NBC este viernes 16 de septiembre de 8:00 a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT).
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Foro comunitario tratará el tema del seguro social

Foro comunitario tratará el tema del seguro social

September 14, 2011
En respuesta a la creciente amenaza de posibles recortes al programa del Seguro Social, un programa conjunto, que provee una red de seguridad financiera a muchos ancianos y personas discapacitadas en el país, NCLR (El Consejo Nacional de la Raza), Latinos por un Retiro Seguro (LSR) y AARP llevarán a cabo un foro abierto sobre la importancia del programa para miles de familias hispanas y para el estado de la Florida. El foro, que será conducido en español, comenzará a las 10:00am el miércoles, 21 de septiembre, en el Dade County Auditorium, ubicado en 2901 W. Flagler St. en Miami. El evento es gratuito y abierto al público, y contará con la participación del Alcalde Tomas Regalado, y panelistas de NCLR, AARP, y el Consejo Laboral para el Desarrollo Latino Americano, como también otros expertos en el tema.
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Town Hall to Address Latinos and Social Security

Town Hall to Address Latinos and Social Security

September 14, 2011
As concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR), and AARP will host a town hall on Social Security and its importance to Latino families and the state of Florida. The Spanish-language forum will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Dade County Auditorium, located at 2901 W. Flagler St. in Miami. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Mayor Tomas Regalado and speakers from NCLR, AARP, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and others.
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Achieving Educational Success Requires an Early Start

Achieving Educational Success Requires an Early Start

September 13, 2011
Hispanics account for an increasingly large population in the United States, but our unequal access to and enrollment in quality education leads to a disproportionate achievement gap. This gap is especially apparent when it comes to early childhood education (ECE). Although Latino children make up the majority of children under the age of five, they continue to have a lower enrollment in ECE programs.
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The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®, Featuring Today’s Hottest Stars, Airs Friday, September 16 On NBC

The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®, Featuring Today’s Hottest Stars, Airs Friday, September 16 On NBC

September 13, 2011
The 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards taped a star-studded event on Saturday, September 10 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, delivering the biggest night on television showcasing Latinos. The awards program will air this Friday, September 16, 8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.
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The Space Between

The Space Between

September 09, 2011
This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. That fateful day forever changed America in so many profound ways, not the least of which is our entry into a war with Afghanistan, the longest war in our country’s history.
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Saving Jobs, Saving Homes, and Building a Better Future

Saving Jobs, Saving Homes, and Building a Better Future

September 09, 2011
In this era of budget slashing, some cuts just don’t make sense, particularly when they push families further away from achieving the American Dream of homeownership and threaten our nation’s economic and job stability.
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What Parents Should Look for As States Implement the Common Core State Standards

What Parents Should Look for As States Implement the Common Core State Standards

September 09, 2011
Where goals and consistency in education are concerned, the past two years have brought positive developments. For the first time, education standards across the majority of states will provide our young people, parents, and teachers with a clear understanding of what students need to know in order to be successful at the end of high school, regardless of where they live.
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Climbing the Mountain Together:  Culturally Appropriate Approaches to Health Care and Nutrition

Climbing the Mountain Together:  Culturally Appropriate Approaches to Health Care and Nutrition

September 09, 2011
The patients who walk through the doors of La Clínica del Pueblo every day have many mountains to climb. Most of our patients are Limited English Proficient (LEP) and work two or three low-wage jobs. Many are supporting two families—one here and one back in their home country.
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