- Written by: The Urban Institute
Children are the poorest age group in America with the latest Census figures showing 22 percent in poverty, the largest number (16.4 million) since 1962. In the past decade, the number of white children fell by 4.3 million while the number of Hispanic and Asian children rose by 5.5 million.
A study from The Urban Institute shows that more than one-fifth of all children under age 18 lived in poverty in 2010 and one-fourth (25 percent) of those under age...
- Written by: Suzanne Manneh, New America Media
New America Media reports that after nearly a decade of serving the Central Valley, the Spanish-language weekly El Sol De Visalia, printed its last edition in late December. The newspaper, which was published by the Gannett-owned Visalia Delta Times, had not been faring well in the economic downturn, according to Eduardo Stanley, its editor since 2006.
In the state's Central Valley, home to a large concentration of Spanish-speaking communities, El Sol's closure is not an isolated case. In the last decade, a string of corporate owned as well as smaller, independent publications have closed their doors, a phenomenon that...
- Written by: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
While the number of Californians afflicted Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AIDS has grown, many HIV-infected individuals are surviving longer with the disease and having a significantly reduced hospitalization rate according to the study,Trends in the Hospitalization of Persons Living with HIV Infection and AIDS in California, 1988 to 2008.
The report assesses...
- Author: PRWeb
The World Wide Web has become a standard part of life, and it appears that social media has become a major part of the online experience. According to a recent survey by American Pulse, The vast majority has at least one social media account; in addition, over half of Adults 18+ (54.5%) says they log in to Facebook once a day or more often, according to the February American Pulse™ Survey. Blacks and Hispanics are even more likely to log in once a day or more on Facebook as well as other online communities.
Hispanics are the most avid social media users among ethnic groups. Although Blacks report that they spend the most time online in a given day, self-reported time spent on social...
- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press
Phones at the radio studios on the outskirts of town kept ringing. Saul from Visalia lamented cuts to public education, calling in on a December afternoon to Linea Abierta, the first nationwide Spanish-language public affairs show. Miguel from Madera asked how county taxes are distributed and Manuel from Calexico wanted to know whether schools still receive lottery funds.
The public affairs show is produced daily by Radio Bilingue, the nation’s only public, non-commercial Spanish-language radio network. With seven FM stations in California and more than 100 affiliates nationwide airing its programs, the Fresno-based network reaches an estimated 500,000 Latino listeners per week.
Controlled by Latinos and run by a...