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Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR Se Emitirá En La Cadena NBC El Viernes

Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR Se Emitirá En La Cadena NBC El Viernes

September 20, 2012
Martina McBride, artista ganadora del Premio Grammy, se presentará junto a Luis Fonsi, ganador del Premio Latin Grammy, durante los Premios ALMA® 2012 del NCLR. Este espectáculo especial se emitirá en la cadena NBC el viernes 21 de septiembre de 8:00 PM a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT). Durante este espectáculo tanto el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, como el candidato republicano, Mitt Romney, emitirán mensajes especiales. Además, los famosos Aubrey Plaza, del programa “Parks and Recreation” que se emite por la cadena NBC, y Taboo, de la banda The Black Eyed Peas, participarán junto a muchísimas otras estrellas durante un especial que promete estar lleno de energía.
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Martina McBride Performs with Luis Fonsi for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

Martina McBride Performs with Luis Fonsi for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

September 19, 2012
Grammy-winning recording artist Martina McBride performs with Latin Grammy winner Luis Fonsi at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®, airing Friday, September 21 (8–9 p.m. EDT) on NBC. The show will also feature special messages from President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Aubrey Plaza (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas join the all-star lineup of presenters for the high-energy special.
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Janet Murguía and Secretary Duncan Discuss State of Latino Education at Town Hall

Janet Murguía and Secretary Duncan Discuss State of Latino Education at Town Hall

September 19, 2012
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO Janet Murguía and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hosted a town hall meeting about Latinos and education at the Metropolitan City College in Kansas City, Mo. The town hall is the latest stop on the “Education Drives America” bus tour, a U.S. Department of Education initiative which highlights important educational issues including school reform, student retention, and early childhood education. Today’s discussion focused on Latino students, who represent 23 percent of the nation’s schoolchildren.
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Se Anunciaron Los Ganadores De Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR

Se Anunciaron Los Ganadores De Los Premios ALMA® 2012 Del NCLR

September 18, 2012
Los artistas famosos Eva Longoria y George López volverán a ser los copresentadores de los Premios ALMA 2012 del NCLR, un comienzo estelar del Mes de la Herencia Hispana que se emitirá en la cadena NBC el viernes 21 de septiembre de 8:00 PM a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT). Christina Aguilera, ganadora de cinco Premios Grammy y asesora de The Voice, popular serie de la NBC nominada a los Premios Emmy, recibirá el Premio al Mérito por su increíble carrera artística y extraordinaria labor filantrópica. America Ferrera, Michael Peña, Nicole Richie y Wilmer Valderrama estarán entre los muchos presentadores que celebrarán los logros de algunos de los latinos más prolíficos de la industria del entretenimiento, la música, la televisión y el cine.
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Eva Longoria and George Lopez Reunite to Co-Host 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

Eva Longoria and George Lopez Reunite to Co-Host 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®

September 18, 2012
Popular performers Eva Longoria and George Lopez will return as co-hosts of the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards, a star-studded kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month that will air Friday, September 21 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC. Christina Aguilera, a five-time Grammy winner and popular coach on NBC’s Emmy-nominated hit series The Voice, will receive the 2012 NCLR Special Achievement Award for her incredible career and exceptional work in philanthropy. America Ferrera, Michael Peña, Nicole Richie, and Wilmer Valderrama will be among the many presenters on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the most prolific Latinos in the entertainment industry, spanning music, television, and film.
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Presidenta del NCLR Janet Murguía se Une al Secretario de Educación Estadounidense Arne Duncan

Presidenta del NCLR Janet Murguía se Une al Secretario de Educación Estadounidense Arne Duncan

September 17, 2012
Janet Murguía, Presidenta y Gerente General del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés), se unirá al Secretario de Educación estadounidense Arne Duncan el martes 18 de septiembre de 6 a 7 p.m. en patrocino de un foro sobre la educación en el Metropolitan Community College en Kansas City, Mo.
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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía to join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Kansas City

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía to join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Kansas City

September 17, 2012
Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday, September 18, 6–7 p.m. to host an education town hall at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Mo.
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Data Shows Fewer Latinos Living in Poverty

Data Shows Fewer Latinos Living in Poverty

September 14, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau just released new data showing that nearly 300,000 Hispanics—mostly childless adults—left the ranks of the poor in 2011.
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Anunciamos la presentacion de talento de los premios alma 2012

Anunciamos la presentacion de talento de los premios alma 2012

September 13, 2012
Los actores Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Rodriguez, Zoë Saldana, Natalie Morales, Andy Garcia y Rafael Amaya y el famoso atleta olímpico Ryan Lochte son algunos de los famosos que participarán como presentadores de los Premios ALMA 2012 del NCLR.
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Talent Lineup Announced for 2012 ALMA Awards

Talent Lineup Announced for 2012 ALMA Awards

September 13, 2012
Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Lochte, Robert Rodriguez, Zoë Saldana, Natalie Morales, Andy Garcia, and Rafael Amaya will be presenters at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®, along with Devious Maids cast members Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez, and Edy Ganem.
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NCLR Registers Over 65,000 Latino Voters

NCLR Registers Over 65,000 Latino Voters

September 11, 2012
On the heels of the Republican and Democratic conventions, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced today that it has registered over 65,000 Latinos to vote in the upcoming 2012 elections through its Mobilize to Vote (M2V) campaign, a multi-state effort aimed at encouraging Latino civic participation.
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NCLR Inscribe a más de 65,000 Votantes Hispanos

NCLR Inscribe a más de 65,000 Votantes Hispanos

September 11, 2012
Siguiente la clausura de las convenciones Republicana y Demócrata, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy que ha inscrito a más de 65,000 Latinos para votar en las próximas elecciones del 2012 a través de su campaña Movilizados al Voto (M2V), un esfuerzo multi-estatal con propósito de promover la participación cívica latina.
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NCLR and YWCA El Paso Launch the ‘Effective Money Management’ Program

NCLR and YWCA El Paso Launch the ‘Effective Money Management’ Program

September 07, 2012
In order to manage their finances successfully, families need not only access to banking services but the information and education to understand them.
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NCLR Deeply Dismayed by Decision to Allow Racial Profiling Provision in SB 1070 to Take Effect

NCLR Deeply Dismayed by Decision to Allow Racial Profiling Provision in SB 1070 to Take Effect

September 06, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is extremely disappointed by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton’s decision yesterday to allow the ‘show me your papers’ provision of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law to go forward. This law requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop whom they suspect to be undocumented immigrants. Although Bolton declined to block the provision, she underscored the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the law may be challenged after it goes into effect.
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NCLR Applauds Federal Court Decision to Strike Down Texas Voter ID Law

NCLR Applauds Federal Court Decision to Strike Down Texas Voter ID Law

September 04, 2012
NCLR applauded the decision of a federal three-judge panel to strike down the Texas voter ID law which threatened to disenfranchise millions of minorities just months from the upcoming presidential election.
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NCLR, Families USA Town Hall Highlights Health Care Benefits and Dispels Myths for Latinos

NCLR, Families USA Town Hall Highlights Health Care Benefits and Dispels Myths for Latinos

August 31, 2012
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Families USA were joined today by Leon Rodriguez, Director of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a panel of health policy experts to answer questions from the community on key provisions of the health reform law.
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NCLR Applauds Florida Judge’s Ruling to Remove Voter Registration Restrictions

NCLR Applauds Florida Judge’s Ruling to Remove Voter Registration Restrictions

August 30, 2012
NCLR applauds the U.S. District court’s ruling to permanently remove the harsh restrictions on third-party voter registration groups, which have made it difficult for organizations such as NCLR to register potential voters in the state of Florida.
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Los latinos se preocupan de que el presupuesto de Ryan

Los latinos se preocupan de que el presupuesto de Ryan

August 30, 2012
Con las convenciones presidenciales, las próximas elecciones que se avecinan, y la selección del representante Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) como candidato republicano a la vicepresidencia, el presupuesto de Ryan continua llamando la atención y se ha convertido en tema de discusiones.
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Latinos Worry Ryan Budget Will Hurt Low-Income Families While Giving Tax Cuts to Wealthier Americans

Latinos Worry Ryan Budget Will Hurt Low-Income Families While Giving Tax Cuts to Wealthier Americans

August 28, 2012
With the presidential conventions and the upcoming elections looming, and the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, the Ryan budget will continue to receive attention and be the subject of debate.
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Las estrellas favoritas de Hollywood Eva Longoria y George López se reunirán por tercera vez

Las estrellas favoritas de Hollywood Eva Longoria y George López se reunirán por tercera vez

August 27, 2012
Los artistas famosos Eva Longoria y George López volverán a ser los copresentadores de los Premios ALMA 2012 del NCLR, un comienzo estelar del Mes de la Herencia Hispana que se emitirá en la cadena NBC el viernes 21 de septiembre de 8:00 PM a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT). Christina Aguilera, ganadora de cinco Premios Grammy y asesora de The Voice, popular serie de la NBC nominada a los Premios Emmy, recibirá el Premio al Mérito por su increíble carrera artística y extraordinaria labor filantrópica. America Ferrera, Michael Peña, Nicole Richie y Wilmer Valderrama estarán entre los muchos presentadores que celebrarán los logros de algunos de los latinos más prolíficos de la industria del entretenimiento, la música, la televisión y el cine.
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