Karen Bass is the first woman and Black woman elected mayor of the city of Los Angeles. Rex Richardson is the first Black person elected mayor of Long Beach. Three U.S. cities with the largest numbers of Latino residents, New York, Los Angeles, Houston – all have Black Mayors. Besides Bass in LA, Eric Adams is mayor of New York and Sylvester Turner is mayor of Houston.
The CALÓ News Editorial Board is making endorsements on the state propositions and county or city wide measures that will have the biggest impact on the Latino community in Los Angeles.
Bass has addressed issues that Latinos care about, the rise in homelessness, the lack of affordable housing, immigration, abortion rights and more. She also committed to represent our community as mayor.
The CALÓ NEWS opinion editor reached out to both candidates running to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. Businessman Rick Caruso sent us a statement on why he wants to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
The CALÓ News opinion editor reached out to both candidates running to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass answered our questions on why she wants to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
If there is a lesson to be learned from the recent racist controversy that has rocked Los Angeles, it is that we need new Latino leadership on the City Council. Nury Martinez has resigned. Ron Herrera, the leader of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, who also was part of the racist conversation, resigned. City Council Members Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon, who were part of the racist dialogue, have refused to resign. We need Latino leaders who want to build up our community and also support the diverse and working people of Los Angeles. We need leaders who won’t condone or stay silent when bigoted and racist comments are made.
Nury Martínez has resigned, shamefully without an apology. Now Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo must also resign from the Los Angeles City Council. Councilman Bonin was correct when he stated this week that the shameful trio should have resigned first and then apologized.
Latinas hold just 1% of board seats on the 2020 Fortune 500. Among women, Latinas hold the least percentage of board seats at Fortune 500 companies at 3.8% Latina compared to 78.7% white women, 11.8% Black women and 5.7% Asian women. This is not acceptable when you consider Latino economic power.
Hate crimes against Latinos are on the rise. The Texas shooting should be prosecuted as a hate crime.
We are announcing the official launch of our website at https://calo.org/
In honor of our heritage we would like to pay homage to Latino firsts, the first Latino/a/x people to break barriers in their fields.
Between 2010 and 2020, the suicide rate among Latino adults increased by more than 70%, found a study published this August in the Journal of Community Health.