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NewsTaco's Latino News Roundup: A&M, The Alamo, Eva Longoria, Selena, Voters, College And More


by: NewsTaco

Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 02:15 PM CST


(Get your weekly NewsTaco for breakfast! Happy Friday y'all.   - promoted by Katherine Haenschen)

Undocumented Student Ran For Texas A&M Student Body President - Jose Luis Zelaya, 24, is a Honduran immigrant, graduate student in the College of Education and Human Development at  Texas A&M University, expert crocheter, and aspiring teacher, who ran for student body president. What makes his case so exceptional is the fact that he is undocumented. However, under state law, there is nothing preventing him from becoming or pursuing this position.

Revisiting History On The Anniversary Of The Battle At The Alamo - Today there are still some who prefer the myth and legends a la John Wayne version of the battle that began 176 years ago this week.

Eva Longoria Creates Foundation For Latinas In Need - Eva Longoria announced that she is creating a foundation to help Latinas through education and entrepreneurship.

Selena's Music Is Back, But It's Not Better - With a new album of posthumous duets out, will the new listeners remember Selena as a Mexican American singer who was brought up in Texas, or just as an accessory that sells even after death?

One Young Latino Hopes To Change Houston For The Better - Joseph Carlos Madden, 28, is running for a seat in the Texas legislature. As a young man, he's one of the emerging leaders in Texas that will oversee the demographic changes that will transform our state.

Activists Launch Campaign To Register 200,000 Latino Voters - Motivated by the conservative anti-immigrant rhetoric going around the country, leaders from the Hispanic community launched a national campaign on Thursday to register 200,000 Latino voters and mobilize 100,000 individuals to go to the polls in November.

Latinos With College Degrees Rises By 80 Percent - 3.8 million Latinos in the U.S. now have a bachelor's degree or higher, according to the Census Bureau, showing an 80% increase between 2001 and 2011.

2.3 Million Latino Business Owners Contribute To The Economy - Hispanic business owners play an important role in their communities that need not to be underestimated.

Fight For Mexican American Studies About The Future, Our Children - Why I am working with groups like Save Ethnic Studies, UNIDOS, and the Librostraficantes to end the ban of the Mexican American Studies program and bring the books by our historians, cultural critics, and literary greats back to our classrooms.

Bien Hecho: White House Honors Latino Housing Counselors - On Thursday, March 1, the White House will honor Ruben Andrade Jr. and Stella Matadama as part of the administration's Champions of Change initiative.

Alabama's Law Backfires, Creating A New Civil Rights Movement - Alabama's show-me-your-papers law, HB56, threatens to turn the clock back to a time when hardworking men and women were persecuted because of the color of their skin.  Now a new generation of civil rights advocates, community organizations, and faith groups are calling upon the nearly 50-year-old civil rights struggle to combat this latest attack on people of color.

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