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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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NCLR se une a HUD para destacar nuevo programa de asistencia hipotecaria

NCLR se une a HUD para destacar nuevo programa de asistencia hipotecaria

July 07, 2011
Por tiempo limitado, el Programa de Préstamos de Emergencia para Propietarios de Vivienda (EHLP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de Estados Unidos (HUD) está ofreciendo a los propietarios de vivienda sin empleo o con sueldos reducidos, quienes luchan por evitar la ejecución hipotecaria o “foreclosure”, hasta $50,000 en ayuda para cubrir una porción de su hipoteca incluyendo pagos retrasados, recargos por pagos tardíos, el capital, impuestos, seguros y honorarios de abogados mientras buscan trabajo.
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Tweet Your Questions to the White House

Tweet Your Questions to the White House

July 06, 2011
Today at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the president will answer questions via Twitter during the first-ever White House Twitter Townhall. You can follow @Townhall to participate or go to this site that the White House has created for the event. You can also follow the conversation using the hashtag #AskObama.
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Still Getting it Wrong

Still Getting it Wrong

July 05, 2011
The recent data collected by the Office for Civil Rights, although appalling, are actually not very surprising at all. They represent the challenges and frustrations I frequently hear from our network of education providers across the country. Although it’s both sad and frustrating to be reminded that we have made such little progress over so much time, this country must remain steadfast in its commitment to provide every child with access to a quality education.
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What’s on Your Plate?

What’s on Your Plate?

July 01, 2011
I don’t know about you, but I don’t eat from a pyramid—I eat from a plate—and a plate is exactly what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled earlier last month: its new food icon, MyPlate.
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Charter Schools - A Piece of the Education Puzzle

Charter Schools - A Piece of the Education Puzzle

July 01, 2011
Here’s the reality about charter schools in the Latino community—for many Latino students, charter schools often provide a better educational option than the nearby traditional public schools. Our experience in working with our affiliated network of charter schools demonstrates the success of these schools in developing innovative and effective strategies for teaching Latino and English language learner (ELL) students.
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