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La riqueza latina: una conversación con Tonantzin Carmona de Brookings Metro

Tonantzin Carmona nació y creció en Chicago. De joven, vivió en el barrio La Villita (Little Village). Su familia eventualmente se mudó al de Pilsen, en el Lower West Side. Ambos vecindarios son enclaves ricos en cultura y tradiciones mexicano-estadounidenses. Carmona toma parte de una investigación de dos años con el programa de becas Brookings […]

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SoCalGas supporting Latino-owned eateries during hard times

In June 2023, 89 independently owned restaurants, including 38 in Los Angeles, received $5,000 in grants from the California Restaurant Foundation’s Restaurants Care Resilience Fund. The grants, which are partially funded by a $1,000,000 donation from the Southern California Gas Company, can be used for equipment, technology upgrades, unforeseen hardships, employee retention bonuses and employee […]

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A story of a young Latino father hustling to provide

With his mother and brothers on top of him about the importance of school, and with his father always working hard to provide a roof over their heads, the values of hard work were instilled into him early on in life. “The one thing I always take notice of is that you’ll never see a Mexican out on the street because we go out there and we work, we make it happen,” Alfred Valenzuela said.

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COMMENTARY: The forgotten victims of COVID-19

The first regulations were aimed to help renters by enacting a moratorium on evictions for those who could not pay rent because of circumstances related to COVID, like the closure of their workplaces and sometimes their children’s schools, as well as additional medical expenses.
Federal assistance for those making less than $50,000 a year and Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments stabilized finances for many households and prevented foreclosures, mortgage delinquencies and renters’ evictions. However, those benefits were denied to undocumented immigrant families.

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On Prosperity: A new CALÓ NEWS column series on Latinos and personal wealth

In 2022, only 8% of homebuyers in the U.S. were Latino barely up from 6% in 2003, according to the National Association of Realtors. That means in 20 years there has been little progress.
In 2019, in California the Latino homeownership rate was 44.1%, still 19.2 points below that of white households, according to the Public Policy Institute of California.
Latinos certainly have buying power. We are 19% of the population and have more than $2 trillion in buying power, according to Claritas.

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NEEMS JEANS, a sustainable and Latinx couple-owned customizable jeans brand

Knowing how important jeans are too many people and hoping to make the buying experience a million times better, Daniela Rodriguez, CEO, and Andre Ramirez, co-founder, founded Neems Jeans in March 2020. Neems Jeans is a Los Angeles-based, custom-made jeans brand, with two important values: to create jeans that are sustainable and environmentally friendly and to be inclusive and create pieces that fit people’s unique body types.

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MC Mayans actor RICHARD CABRAL and a partner launch Tepito Coffee

With every sip of the most popular hot drink in the world, Tepito Coffee is building cultural bridges for Latinos living on both sides of the international border which separates Mexico and the United States. For Mike De la Rocha and Richard Cabral, owners and founders of Tepito Coffee, coffee is one of the forefronts in a fight to empower their communities. Cabral is an Emmy-nominated actor, producer and writer. He is best known for his roles on the show “Mayans M.C.” (FX, HULU) and the ABC television series “American Crime.” De la Rocha is a community organizer, musician and entrepreneur.