Afternoon Buzz

Monday May 7, 2012

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About North Carolina’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics (Center For American Progress):  In advance of North Carolina’s primary tomorrow, here are 10 important facts about immigrants and people of color in the state that display their significant economic, cultural, and electoral power.

Top Facts About Hispanics in Tomorrow’s Primaries (Wall Street Journal):  To mark tomorrow’s Republican primaries, the Hispanic Leadership Network released its “Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia.” Below are some interesting facts.

From ABC News and Univision, an English-Language Channel for Hispanics (The New York Times): The companies, which will each own 50 percent of the joint venture, said Monday morning that the channel — which is, as yet, unnamed — would start sometime in the first half of 2013. Ben Sherwood, the president of ABC News, said it would be “a 24/7 news, information and lifestyle network primarily in English that will serve the youngest and fastest-growing demographic in the country: U.S. Hispanics.”

Oppenheimer on Marco Rubio’s ‘pirouettes’ and rebranding. (The Miami Herald): Sen. Marco Rubio, the 40-year-old rising star of the Republican Party and among top contenders to be Gov. Mitt Romney’s running mate, is trying to rebrand himself from a right-wing Cuban-American politician to a center-right Hispanic one.

Connecticut Police Must Record Race, Ethnicity of Drivers They Pull Over (Fox News Latino):  Connecticut police office will now be required to jot down the racial makeup of every driver they stop under a bill passed by state lawmakers Monday. The law is intended to prevent the type of racial profiling that brought negative headlines to places like East Haven, where police officers allegedly waged a campaign against Latino residents.

Austin forum to explore Latinos and hunger (Austin American Statesman):  The sobering topics of hunger and poverty seem to get more and more attention as the Austin area, like much of the rest of the country, tries to crawl out from under the lingering effects of a tepid economy.

How We Got Duped: Insane-Sounding New Arizona Legislation Banning Latin Music (LA Weekly):  Recently we caught word of proposed legislation in Arizona that would prohibit”subversive Latino music” from radio play — meaning any tracks with five or more non-English words.

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