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 […]
Driven by a passion for creating opportunities and diversity in the digital media landscape, Rafael Fernandez, Jr. has been committed to bringing positive change to the media industry. Fernandez decided to create Todo Wafi to help bring more change to the industry.
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 […]
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.
Jazmin Garcia identifies as a Mexican American saleswoman selling technology for nonprofits to grow their objectives. She was born and raised on the border between San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California. She currently lives in Chicago. Sergio C. Muñoz interviewed Garcia for his series on Latino wealth and prosperity.
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.
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.
Analia Mendez, a Mexican American executive, speaks about the idea of home in this video series called “On Prossperity.” Her Mexican parents worked on farmland in her childhood in Modesto and today she lives on farmland in her present home in San Diego.
Last year, President Biden signed an executive order directing every federal agency and department to set 15 percent as a targeting goal for contracting and doing business with Latino- and Latina-owned businesses. There are five million Latina- and Latino-owned businesses in the country, contributing more than $800 billion to the economy annually.
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.
Friday marks three weeks since Elon Musk took over the company and my guess is that it won’t make it another three weeks with the way he’s running it. He (over)paid $44 Billion for Twitter and it only took him a few weeks to run it into the ground. He must have attended the Trump University Business School.
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.