WIC and SNAP

My parents raised me in Huntington Park, California, which was and is known for being one of the most Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles and is part of the East Los Angeles area, but close to South Central. These parts of L.A. are portrayed in films as working-class, mostly African-American and immigrant, and seen as…

Aprobar el DREAM Act es lo correcto

Pareció que hubiera existido un instante de esperanza. Apenas unas semanas después de que el presidente hizo esfuerzos para terminar el programa de Acción Diferida, les comentó a los líderes demócratas del Congreso que trabajaría con ellos para extender protecciones a los jóvenes inmigrantes indocumentados. Un muro con México “vendrá más tarde”, dijo el presidente…

Michigan policies must create opportunity and remove barriers for kids of color, immigrants

LANSING—A new national report on child well-being released today shows that African-American children in Michigan fare worse in key indicators than in any other state in the country. The report also shows that Latino children in Michigan fall behind children of other ethnic groups on key milestones. The report, 2017 Race for Results: Building a…

National American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. In countries all over the world, new people have traveled from their points of origin the inhabit land that previously belonged to others. While we call the Americas the “New World”, the culture and history…