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NCLR Urges Congress to Confirm CFPB Director

NCLR Urges Congress to Confirm CFPB Director

August 31, 2011
Earlier this summer, President Obama nominated former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to lead the recently opened Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the first federal entity solely devoted to fighting financial crime on behalf of Americans. The CFPB will be an especially crucial ally for Latino families who commonly are targets of fraud and deception through financial products such as mortgages, credit cards, money transfers, payday loans, and much more. However, until a director is appointed, the CFPB will not have the full authority to protect consumers from abusive financial products.
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Report Finds Barriers to Quality Preschool Education for Hispanic Children

Report Finds Barriers to Quality Preschool Education for Hispanic Children

August 31, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education recently released the “Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge” application, marking a $500 million investment to improve the quality of early learning programs for children across the country. NCLR (The National Council of La Raza) applauds this effort, but urges policymakers to address the significant barriers to preschool education for young Hispanics, which continue to place them at an academic disadvantage to their non-Hispanic counterparts. NCLR has released “Preschool Education: Delivering on the Promise for Latino Children,” which provides recommendations to ensure that young Latino children enter school on track for academic success.
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NCLR Talks About Puerto Rico Kids in Live Twitter Chat

NCLR Talks About Puerto Rico Kids in Live Twitter Chat

August 29, 2011
Last Thursday, NCLR held its first-ever live Twitter chat! We talked with Nayda Rivera-Hernandez, a NCLR senior research analyst and the author of the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book–Puerto Rico report. You can follow Nayda @nayda4prkids on Twitter. NCLR publishes the Puerto Rico report with generous support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
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Se anunciaron los nominados para la categoría de película favorita de los premios alma® 2011 del

Se anunciaron los nominados para la categoría de película favorita de los premios alma® 2011 del

August 29, 2011
Se han revelado los nominados para la categoría de Película Favorita de los premios ALMA 2011 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza). Por primera vez, los fans podrán votar por su película favorita, y se dará a conocer al ganador durante el programa especial de una hora en horario estelar que se emitirá en NBC, el viernes 16 de septiembre de 8:00 a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EST).
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The Nominees for Favorite Film for the 2011 NCLR Alma Awards® Announced

The Nominees for Favorite Film for the 2011 NCLR Alma Awards® Announced

August 29, 2011
The nominees for Favorite Film for the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® were revealed. For the first time, fans will be able to vote for their favorite movie, and the winner will be revealed during the one-hour prime-time special airing Friday, September 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.
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Connecting the Dots:  Community Safety and Latino Child Nutrition

Connecting the Dots:  Community Safety and Latino Child Nutrition

August 26, 2011
When NCLR asked José, age 20, to describe how his family, friends and neighbors shop for food in Washington, DC, the primary challenges he noted had to do with neighborhood safety and transportation. What does safety have to do with healthy eating? Everything, as José notes.
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NCLR Welcomes The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial To The National Mall

NCLR Welcomes The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial To The National Mall

August 25, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined with millions of Americans across the country today in celebrating this weekend’s dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington; it is the first monument in our nation’s capital to honor a civil rights leader. Below are remarks from NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía, which she made at a luncheon—Honoring Civil Rights Leaders Past, Present, and Future—held today at the Washington Convention Center:
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Economic Policy: It’s Personal

Economic Policy: It’s Personal

August 25, 2011
The economic meltdown battered many Americans, but women and communities of color have long sustained the impact of an imbalanced financial market. Hard working women are deeply familiar with the enormous racial and gender wealth gap in America.
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Play Games, Have Fun and Build Financial Prowess

Play Games, Have Fun and Build Financial Prowess

August 24, 2011
Are you playing Angry Birds on your smartphone? Have you taken a break from work to play some Tetris or Bejewelled? Stopped by FarmVille while on Facebook?
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Delivering Quality Instruction without ZIP Codes

Delivering Quality Instruction without ZIP Codes

August 24, 2011
Variety can be a good thing, but inconsistency and lack of clear goals is another matter altogether. Imagine, for instance, if restaurants never used menus. Chefs would prepare meals with whatever they had in the refrigerator.
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Nuevo Informe Revela Que Los Niños De Puerto Rico Están En Peor Situación Que Los Niños En EE.UU

Nuevo Informe Revela Que Los Niños De Puerto Rico Están En Peor Situación Que Los Niños En EE.UU

August 21, 2011
El deterioro del crédito, la caída de la bolsa y el estancamiento político han dominado el discurso público de este país últimamente. No cabe duda de que estos son temas importantes, pero no son los únicos que nos preocupan.
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Through Great Lengths—The Predicament of Eating Healthy

Through Great Lengths—The Predicament of Eating Healthy

August 19, 2011
“Healthy eating is privilege of the rich,” proclaimed a recent Associated Press headline. The University of Washington study behind the article shows that what’s best for you is often what’s worst for your pocketbook. Researchers found that increasing just one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) four recommended nutrients to meet the standards of the Thrifty Food Plan would cost more than $380 per year.
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NCLR Lauds DHS Policy That Puts Public Safety First In Enforcing Immigration Laws

NCLR Lauds DHS Policy That Puts Public Safety First In Enforcing Immigration Laws

August 19, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) praised the announcement made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding important steps that the agency will be taking to better focus immigration enforcement resources to enhance public safety. Like all law enforcement agencies, DHS has limited resources that should be used in the most effective way possible, and the process outlined today will allow the department to focus on community safety.
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NCLR Mourns Passing of D.C. Latino Leader Saul Solorzano

NCLR Mourns Passing of D.C. Latino Leader Saul Solorzano

August 18, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) mourns the passing of Saul Solorzano, the President and longtime Executive Director of CARECEN (Central American Resource Center) in the District of Columbia.
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Latino Losses Jeopardize America’s Economic Future

Latino Losses Jeopardize America’s Economic Future

August 18, 2011
Hispanic families are faring the worst during the current economic meltdown. According to a recent study released by the Pew Research Center, Latinos experienced the single largest decline in wealth of any other group. This development could severely alter the economic future of our nation as Hispanics will constitute more than a quarter of the U.S. population by 2050.
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Play to Win and Increase Your Financial IQ

Play to Win and Increase Your Financial IQ

August 17, 2011
Are you concerned about debt bunnies? Does your vampire retirement keep you up at night? It might sound like a long shot, but financial entertainment could be the key to enticing individuals to tackle complex money concepts.
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New Report Shows That Puerto Rico’s Kids Fare the Worst of All U.S. Kids

New Report Shows That Puerto Rico’s Kids Fare the Worst of All U.S. Kids

August 17, 2011
Credit downgrades, tumbling stock prices, and political gridlock have dominated the public discourse in this country lately. These issues are important, to be sure, but they are not our only concerns. One of the largely unexplored stories is the plight of children in this particularly harsh economic climate.
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NCLR Taps Online Gaming as New Tool for Financial Education

NCLR Taps Online Gaming as New Tool for Financial Education

August 17, 2011
A new partnership between NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund proves that learning how to protect your investments and save up for the future can be fun. NCLR and D2D are excited to launch a national Farm Blitz Tournament today, inviting participants to play this popular online game to help players improve their financial knowledge and enter them to win fantastic prizes. The game is available in both Spanish and English and the tournament will run through mid-September.
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El libro de datos kids count 2011 revela el impacto de la recesión en el futuro de los niños de pu

El libro de datos kids count 2011 revela el impacto de la recesión en el futuro de los niños de pu

August 16, 2011
Según los datos divulgados por la Fundación Annie E. Casey en el libro de datos 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, los niños de Puerto Rico enfrentan mayores riesgos que los de los Estados Unidos en los indicadores clave de salud y bienestar infantil.
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2011 Kids Count Data Book Reveals Impact of the Recession on Puerto Rico’s Children

2011 Kids Count Data Book Reveals Impact of the Recession on Puerto Rico’s Children

August 16, 2011
According to data released by the Annie E Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Puerto Rico’s children face greater risks than children in the mainland United States in key indicators of child health and well-being.
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