For Los Angeles Worker Center Network, the widespread wage theft in Latino and immigrant-driven industries like the garment industry, house cleaning, and restaurants, among others, and the increase in homelessness are no coincidence and are closely linked to one another.
Felix Muñoz was still a teenager when Fernando Valenzuela parted the sea of fans lined up to shake his hand on Olvera Street in the 80s as the world champion beelined it towards the taquitos. He is one of the many merchants on Olvera Street, who for decades, have continued to preserve the essence of Olvera Street.
Carmona is committed to a two-year research stint with the Brookings David M. Rubenstein Fellowship program, studying the topic of wealth inequality. She is among one of the 10 early to mid-career policy professionals accepted for this fellowship. Before working with Brooking Metro, Carmona worked in the realms of public policy, communications, community outreach, politics and philanthropy, which helped make her a standout candidate for the program. CALÓ NEWS recently sat down with Carmona to talk about governmental policies and the work that needs to be done to improve Latino’s wealth.
California, particularly in Los Angeles and San Francisco, has long grappled with a housing crisis that has left millions struggling to find affordable and stable homes. In June, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released a report that indicated that the homeless population has increased. Among those affected, the Latino community bears a significant […]
Digital redlining also has profound implications for civic engagement. The internet has become an essential tool for accessing government services, participating in political discourse, and advocating for change. By depriving communities of color of reliable internet access, companies like AT&T undermine their ability to engage in the democratic process. This further marginalizes these communities, hindering their voices from being heard and their concerns from being addressed.
Following three Latinx high school students in Holland, Michigan, the documentary of award-winning Director, Cynthia Martinez’s named ” First Voice Generation,” depicts their individual journeys as first-generation Latino students preparing to be the first of their families to attend college, while struggling with their identities in a predominately Dutch community.
On Thursday, July 27th, Mayor Karen Bass led her first Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board meeting as chair. Outside of the meeting, a group made up of community organizers, youth and a wide range of LA Metro riders gathered. Approximately 120 people arrived at the LA Metro headquarters, with one goal: to remind Bass of her promise to make free transit a reality for Angelenos.
A recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that students of color are less likely to have paid internships. Researchers surveyed more than 22,000 students from 470 colleges and universities in their Student Survey Report and found that just 10% of all graduating Latino seniors have had internships, compared to 71% of non-Hispanic white students. The study also found that less than Latinos account for less than 8% of students in paid internships. While more than 90% of internships in the U.S. House and Senate are paid, just 10% of Assembly offices in Sacramento pay their interns, and none do in the state Senate.
Last month, I went to Kern Medical Hospital to have my gallbladder removed, as I had been diagnosed with gallstones and was suffering from gallbladder attacks. My anxiety was through the roof that morning. I woke up three times before my alarm. Although I am not a religious person, I have learned that in situations like this, you must have some hope. As a result, I began praying that I would make it out of surgery alive and be reunited with my family afterward. It worked.