PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A study from Washington State University found no intentional racial bias in traffic stops by the Washington State Patrol, however it noted disparities in traffic stops involving Black and Hispanic drivers.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political boundaries are being redrawn by New Mexico's Democrat-led Legislature in a sparsely populated state where Hispanics and Native Americans account for roughly six in 10 residents.
MIAMI (AP) — The superintendent for Miami-Dade County schools is being knighted by Spain for his work in expanding Spanish-language programs.
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will be admitted into the the Order of Isabella the Catholic, an honor given to people whose work contributes to Spain and its culture.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican panel on Monday approved new boundaries for Arkansas' state House and Senate seats that creates a new majority-Hispanic district but still drew complaints that it dilutes minority voters' representation in the Legislature.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Hispanic Iraq War veteran can revive his lawsuit over a beating by two New Orleans police officers who he said called him a “fake American.”
The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that the 5th U.S.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An increased infant mortality rate among Black newborn children contributed to what Indiana health officials found was a slightly higher overall infant mortality rate in the state during 2020.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — About 50 parishioners protested outside Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in St. Paul on Sunday over what they say is the eradication of culture and tradition from Minnesota’s first Hispanic parish.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The newest mayor of the city of Sarasota is the youngest and first Hispanic official to rise to that position.
Erik Arroyo, 31, became the ceremonial mayor after being voted unanimously by fellow city commissioners, and not through a general vote.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — One wants to be an aerospace engineer, the other a labor and delivery nurse.
Both are finding paths to their goals through a program at Hillsborough Community College that takes Honors College students and turns them into agents of change.
CINCINNATI (AP) — In choosing new TQL Stadium for Friday night's World Cup qualifier against Mexico, the U.S. Soccer Federation selected a city with a 3% Hispanic population in a state that ranks 42nd among the 50 in that demographic.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker signed two bills this week that will draw new district lines for all 200 state House and Senate seats in Massachusetts.
State lawmakers who crafted the new maps said the new districts will help strengthen the political clout of Black, Hispanic and minority voters.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials have been inundated with critical letters on proposed K-12 social studies standards over the inclusion of racial identity and social justice themes in a majority Latino state where Indigenous tribes have persevered through war, famine, internment camps and boarding schools aimed at stamping out their cultures.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — FBI agents are local police searching for a suspect who tried to rob a credit union in Albuquerque while wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt with “New Mexico Lobos” on the front.
Some Spanish-speaking voters in a Pennsylvania city where Hispanics account for nearly 70% of the population are at risk of being disenfranchised in next week’s general election because of an error in Spanish-language instructions that accompanied 17,000 mail-in ballots, activists and elected officials said Thursday.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A group of Nevada lawmakers traveling the state to engage the public in the once-in-a-decade redistricting process is confronting a raft of questions about race, partisanship and rural-urban divides as they prepare to redraw the state's political maps next month.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Voting rights advocates are suing Texas again, this time with support from a former U.S. attorney general, over the state's newly redrawn congressional district maps that favor the GOP, claiming the maps dilute the vote of communities of color after growth in America's largest red state was overwhelmingly Hispanic, Black and Asian American people.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed redrawn voting maps that pave a safer path for the GOP’s slipping majority, leaving opponents hoping courts will block the newly gerrymandered districts before they can be used in the 2022 elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Friday a cross-government effort to investigate and prosecute redlining, the practice of banks discriminating against racial minorities or certain neighborhoods.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans on Saturday night closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would shore up their eroding dominance as voters peel away from the GOP in the state’s booming suburbs.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by a coalition of Black and Latino residents of Worcester who alleged that the city's system of electing school committee members dilutes the voting power of people of color and violates federal voting laws.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A replica of a mysterious pre-Hispanic sculpture of an Indigenous woman was chosen Tuesday to replace a statue of Christopher Columbus on Mexico City’s most prominent boulevard.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden touted the Biden administration’s interest in the concerns of the Hispanic community during a visit Tuesday to a school in Kansas City, Kansas.
Biden's visit to El Centro Academy, a dual-language early childhood education program, was part of a national tour during National Hispanic Heritage Month.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers who must draw new district lines for all 200 state House and Senate seats unveiled new proposed maps Tuesday that they said would help strengthen the political clout of Black, Hispanic and minority voters.
DENVER (AP) — Civil rights groups on Friday filed to block Colorado's new congressional map, arguing the independent redistricting commission that redrew the state's legislative boundaries to match its population growth shortchanged Hispanic residents.
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. children orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic may be larger than previously estimated, and the toll has been far greater among Black and Hispanic Americans, a new study suggests.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Progressive mayors are seeking reelection in New Mexico’s largest city and its fast-growing state capital as voting begins Tuesday, contending with challenges from Hispanic candidates from the more conservative wing of the Democratic Party.
ATLANTA (AP) — A new photo and video project celebrates Hispanic workers in Georgia who were required to keep going to their jobs during the pandemic, even when a lockdown let many other employees stay home.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a series of events to celebrate Hispanic heritage month.
Officials with the university Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement say celebrations in past years have been inconsistent, and they want to do a better job of spreading awareness.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two Mexican museums have opened a massive show this week of 1,525 pre-Hispanic and historical artifacts, more than half of which were recovered from abroad.
Mexico has long had a problem with collectors or traffickers taking artifacts out of the country, even though that has been illegal since 1972.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans released their proposals to redraw maps for their own seats Thursday, and their aspirations for the statehouse mirrored their plans for congressional representation: Keep the party in power amid big demographic shifts.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Facing up to Texas' booming suburbs turning bluer, Republicans on Monday proposed new U.S. House maps that would fortify their slipping grip and shrink the number of seats where the majority of voters are Hispanic — even as they fuel the state's blistering growth.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the Hispanic community along the coast of Mississippi by eating food from various countries in South and Central America, listening to music and shopping.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s independent congressional redistricting commission has entered the final stretch in fashioning a map for the next decade that incorporates a new eighth district and tries to keep intact communities of interest, such as Hispanic and Latino voters and urban and rural economic interests.
PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday.
FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man was arraigned Monday on hate crime charges after authorities said he targeted three Hispanic men for attacks.
Christopher Cella, 19, of Selden, New York, was arrested after police said he separately picked up two Hispanic men on Friday at sites where day laborers gather and drove them to different locations where he assaulted them.
Rosie Goris lost two family members and a close friend to COVID-19. So it was a no-brainer that she would agree to host a vaccination clinic at her York, Pennsylvania, corner store, which serves a largely Hispanic clientele.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Health officials are frustrated after a northern Indiana county council rejected a $3 million federal grant following vocal opposition from residents tying it to a litany of COVID-19 complaints.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for his role in a violent street gang prosecutors said preyed on the Hispanic community in Annapolis over a two-year period.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison guard was arrested this week on suspicion of beating a Wells Fargo branch manager and calling him a racial slur after being asked to wear a mask inside the bank, police said.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe's incumbent entrepreneur-turned-mayor defended his handling of conflicts over historical monuments and stewardship of a COVID-battered economy at a candidate forum Monday amid stinging criticism from two Latina challengers.
MONROE, La. (AP) — In one long-buried video, white Louisiana State Police troopers can be seen slamming a Black man against a police cruiser after finding marijuana in his car, throwing him to the ground and repeatedly punching him — all while he is handcuffed.
MONROE, La. (AP) — The most violent videos languished for years, lost or ignored in a digital vault. Louisiana State Police troopers and top brass alike would often look the other way, even as officers took to official messaging channels to banter about their brutality.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has granted class-action status in a lawsuit filed six years ago that alleged the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy targeted Black and Hispanic people who hadn't committed any crime.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A nonprofit will bring more COVID-19-related resources to western North Carolina's Spanish-speaking immigrant communities.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Monday that Hola Carolina has received a $308,000 grant.
SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — It’s a Thursday evening in Somerton, Arizona, and parents and students packed inside a middle school gym are roaring for the school’s wrestling team at decibels that test the eardrum.
The amount of missing information in the 2020 census was less than feared, though it varied by state, the question asked, the type of housing and the mode in which U.S. residents answered the census form, Census Bureau officials said Wednesday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rural America lost more population in the latest census, highlighting an already severe worker shortage in the nation's farming and ranching regions and drawing calls from those industries for immigration reform to help ease the problem.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s population has become more diverse over the last 10 years and a handful of counties helped drive the state’s population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers released Thursday.
The Census Bureau on Thursday issued its long-awaited portrait of how the U.S. has changed over the past decade, releasing a trove of demographic data that will be used to redraw political maps across an increasingly diverse country.