Latino http://tpr.org en The Source: Cultural Identity And Academic Success http://tpr.org/post/source-cultural-identity-and-academic-success <p>Mexican-American studies courses were pushed to the back of the line; sometimes having no curriculum, as here in Texas, or being outright banned in states like Arizona.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:35 +0000 Paul Flahive 30141 at http://tpr.org The Source: Cultural Identity And Academic Success SBOE Takes Next Step In Creating Mexican-American Studies Class http://tpr.org/post/sboe-takes-next-step-creating-mexican-american-studies-class <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last Thursday, April 10, the Texas State Board of Education approved the creation of a new state elective course, which includes a class in Mexican-American studies.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The board is now calling on book publishers to submit new textbooks for these courses.</span></p><p>School districts already had permission to create these special interest courses, but many districts wanted to give these courses some teeth.</p><p>Marisa Perez, an SBOE member from San Antonio, said that started with the creation of course standards.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:55:56 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30010 at http://tpr.org Group Protests President’s Deportation Record At Civil Rights Summit http://tpr.org/post/group-protests-president-s-deportation-record-civil-rights-summit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday an immigration rights group marched across the University of Texas at Austin campus and took up post in the front of the Civil Rights Summit at the </span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presidential Library, voicing their protest for the rate of deportation during President Barack Obama’s presidency.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:47:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29891 at http://tpr.org Group Protests President’s Deportation Record At Civil Rights Summit Who's Boosting Box Office Numbers? Report Says Latinos http://tpr.org/post/whos-boosting-box-office-numbers-report-says-latinos According to a <a href="http://www.mpaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/MPAA-Theatrical-Market-Statistics-2013_032514-v2.pdf">recent report published by the Motion Picture Association of America</a>, Latinos went to the movies in 2013 way more often than other ethnic groups in the U.S. relative to their population<a href="http://www.mpaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/MPAA-Theatrical-Market-Statistics-2013_032514-v2.pdf"></a>.<p>Last year, Latinos made up 17 percent of the population but accounted for 32 percent of frequent moviegoers (that is, folks who went to more than one movie a month). Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Kat Chow 29487 at http://tpr.org Who's Boosting Box Office Numbers? Report Says Latinos For Latino Parents, Bilingual Classrooms Aren't Just About Language http://tpr.org/post/latino-parents-bilingual-classrooms-arent-just-about-language Right now, across the country, parents are in the midst of trying to get their children enrolled in bilingual classrooms for next September.<p>The motivation is usually straightforward. Parents want their kids to learn a foreign language. The thinking is that a second language will bring significant cultural and economic advantages.<p>But for many Latino parents (and others as well) there is something more at play; namely, it can feel like the family language is at stake. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:05:04 +0000 Kelli Korducki 29435 at http://tpr.org For Latino Parents, Bilingual Classrooms Aren't Just About Language Latinos Live Longer But Struggle To Save Enough For Retirement http://tpr.org/post/latinos-live-longer-struggle-save-enough-retirement Many American workers find themselves financially unprepared for retirement. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:04:11 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 29063 at http://tpr.org Latinos Live Longer But Struggle To Save Enough For Retirement For Actor Michael Peña, A Transformative Role As Cesar Chavez http://tpr.org/post/actor-michael-pe-transformative-role-cesar-chavez The new film <em>Cesar Chavez </em>brings to life the famed civil rights leader, who organized farm laborers and fought to secure a living wage and better working conditions in the fields. He founded the United Farm Workers union in California in 1962, and his work inspired millions of people in the U.S. and internationally. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:01:50 +0000 Tell Me More Staff 29022 at http://tpr.org For Actor Michael Peña, A Transformative Role As Cesar Chavez Pizza Chain That Markets To Mexicans Says New Promotion Isn't Profane http://tpr.org/post/pizza-chain-markets-mexicans-says-new-promotion-isnt-profane <em><strong>EDITOR'S NOTE: Fair warning - this story is about and includes the use of a Spanish-language word that some consider a profanity. </strong></em><p>Pizza Patrón is a Dallas-based chain that's generated a lot of media buzz over the years for advertising aimed at its core customer base, Mexican immigrants. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:47:42 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 28336 at http://tpr.org Pizza Chain That Markets To Mexicans Says New Promotion Isn't Profane Selling Health Care To California's Latinos Got Lost In Translation http://tpr.org/post/selling-health-care-californias-latinos-got-lost-translation <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOuyJLtUfOk</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:03:00 +0000 editor 27784 at http://tpr.org Selling Health Care To California's Latinos Got Lost In Translation Supreme Court Will Not Hear Farmers Branch Immigrant Housing Case http://tpr.org/post/supreme-court-will-not-hear-farmers-branch-immigrant-housing-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from the City of Farmers Branch regarding an ordinance that would have made it illegal to rent or provide housing to immigrants in the country without documentation.</span></p><p>Since its passage, civil rights group like the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund have taken issue with the ordinance, which was designed to keep undocumented immigrants from renting apartments and homes in the Dallas suburb.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:56:23 +0000 Ryan Poppe 27630 at http://tpr.org Supreme Court Will Not Hear Farmers Branch Immigrant Housing Case