At Inclusive Action for the City, Rudy Espinoza serves as the Executive Director and advocates for neighborhoods, entrepreneurship, and financial empowerment. The majority of Espinoza’s work involves identifying profitable investment opportunities within low-income communities, building private/nonprofit partnerships, and training working-class communities to participate in neighborhood revitalization. It is among the groups that took the lead in supporting and promoting the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign. The organization also sponsors a bill regulating street vendors throughout California.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced his five appointments to the Commission on the State of Hate, one of them being Trans Latina activist and community leader, Bamby Salcedo. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the TransLatin@ Coalition (TLC), Salcedo guides the nationally recognized organization which advocates for Transgender and Gender nonconforming and Intersex (TGI) immigrant women in Los Angeles.
I recently returned to the U.S. after spending 14 months in Mexico. At first, the excitement of being back after 22 years in America made me overlook the dangers of being there. While I grew concerned about my safety over time, nothing out of the ordinary happened to me for months. But that changed a week before I returned to the States. August 9th was a normal day at my parents’ house in Irapuato. At 7:30 p.m., a loud explosion interrupted one of our usual long evening chats. An armed command attacked and burned to ashes a convenience store located two-and-a-half blocks from us. That night, drug cartel members set fire to 25 convenience stores, cars and trucks in Guanajuato and Jalisco.
In March, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced the complete lists of grantees that, with this money, could provide direct services and support to victims of hate incidents and facilitate hate incident prevention measures in their prospective cities/regions.
Many families, especially Latino families, are struggling. We need solutions whether they are short-term checks or universal basic income.
The United We Stand Summit, which is scheduled for September 15, aims to counter the “corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy and public safety,” as well as to highlight and address the Biden-Harris Administration’s response to these dangers, and “put forward a shared vision for a more united America,” as stated by the White House.
California’s Civil Rights Department also is launching the ‘California vs Hate’ initiative, a resource line and network to support victims, and to increase awareness around what is a hate crime and how to report them when they occur.
Researchers at UCLA’s Latino Policy & Politics Institute released a report this month that analyzed appointees across California’s executive branch, including those on the state’s governing boards, commissions and departments. The report found that Latinos make up 18% of appointees from the governor and legislative leaders even though Latinos are 39% of the state population. Whites are over-represented at 36% of the state population but 48% of all appointees.
The government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said the government does not attack journalists and the crimes are being committed by criminal groups.
It’s naive to think that some of these crimes against journalists, or against the citizens of Mexico, have nothing to do with government actors such as police, the military or elected officials.
There’s been a recent privatization of the electric company and huge rate increases, which led to residents protesting this summer in San Juan. There also are concerns about gentrification of the island with mainlanders coming in and buying up property.
Thee VISION Act prevents immigrants from being subjected to perpetual punishment and unequal treatment by prohibiting local and state agencies from conducting immigration arrests and from assisting or facilitating immigration arrests, which includes prohibiting ICE transfers
In 2020, several platforms banned the #plandemic hashtag, associated with
a viral video espousing false COVID-19 conspiracies. But users continued
spreading misinformation on the platforms using #plandemia — the Spanish version — for many