-- from AllAccess.com:
NPR’s LATINO USA, in its 20th year, is expanding to a full hour, effective FRIDAY (9/6). The show, produced by FUTURO MEDIA GROUP, is hosted and executive produced by MARIA HINOJOSA. With the expansion, comedian and "THE DAILY SHOW" correspondent AL MADRIGAL, LOS ANGELES daily LA OPINION reporter PILAR MARRERO, NEW YORK TIMES reporter JULIA ORESTON, writer MARIA MORENO VEGA, and poet JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA will join the show.
-- from The Huffington Post:
The Latino population is booming across the United States -- and nowhere more so than in the South.
All but one of the top 10 states with the fastest-growing Hispanic populations from 2000 to 2011 were located in the South, with Alabama topping the list, according to data released last week by the Pew Hispanic Trends Project.
-- by Ronald Grover, Reuters:
"Instructions Not Included," a Spanish-language film with English subtitles, generated $10 million in ticket sales over the four-day Labor Day weekend, a record for a Spanish film in the United States and a sign of the potential the Hispanic market represents for Hollywood.
-- by Griselda Nevarez, Voxxi:
A new report by the AFL-CIO depicts how, even after four years since the recession officially ended, Latino workers continue to be disproportionally affected by the weak economic recovery.
-- by Mary Aviles, Voxxi:
The lack of enough Latinos graduating with engineering degrees and the few with an entrepreneurial talent are one of the biggest frustrations for the Hispanic organizations.
-- from Pew Research, Hispanic Trends Project:
The nation's Hispanic population, while still anchored in its traditional settlement areas, continues to disperse across the U.S., according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
Today, the 100 largest counties by Hispanic population contain 71% of all Hispanics. Los Angeles County alone contains 4.8 million Hispanics, or 9% of the nation's Hispanic population. But the share of all Hispanics who live in these counties has fallen from 75% in 2000 and 78% in 1990, reflecting Hispanic population growth outside of these 100 counties.
About half of these counties are in three states - California, Texas and Florida. Along with New York, Illinois, Arizona,New Jersey and Colorado, these eight states contain three-quarters of the nation's Latino population. But with the dispersal of the U.S. Latino population across the country, this share too is down from 79% in 2000 and 83<% in 1990.
The Hispanic population's diversity is reflected in its geography. Across the largest U.S. metropolitan areas by Hispanic population, the mix of Hispanic origin groups varies. In the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area, and in most metro areas in the border states, Mexican-origin Hispanics are the dominant group. The composition differs along the east coast. In the New York-Northeastern New Jersey metropolitan area, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans are the dominant Hispanic-origin groups, Cubans are the dominant Hispanic group in Miami-Hialeah and Salvadorans are the dominant group in the Washington, DC metro area. Nationally, Mexicans are the largest Hispanic-origin group, making up 64.6% of all Hispanics.
-- by Michael Bowman, Voice of America:
-- from Fox News Latino:
Latinos have varied the most among Americans in their view over the years of President Barack Obama’s job performance, a new Gallup poll shows.
-- from The Associated Press:
When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.
Now, as the crowds come together to mark the 50th anniversary of that seminal event in the civil rights movement, those issues have been joined by others, including one, immigration reform, that wasn’t nearly on the political radar then like it is today.
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