Latino http://wunc.org en Estampas De La Raza: Prints For The People http://wunc.org/post/estampas-de-la-raza-prints-people <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Mexican-American and Latino printmaking has strong roots in political activism. In the sixties, printmaking was used primarily to make posters, graphics and cartoons that would convey political messages and assist with community organizing.&nbsp;</font></div><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:45:45 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 37558 at http://wunc.org Estampas De La Raza: Prints For The People Governor's Office Eliminates Latino Affairs Office http://wunc.org/post/governors-office-eliminates-latino-affairs-office <p>Governor Pat McCrory's office says it no longer has a staff member devoted to Hispanic affairs.&nbsp; The governor's staff says the duties of the state's Latino office will go to another office that handles all contact with state residents.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:05:11 +0000 Will Michaels 13019 at http://wunc.org Governor's Office Eliminates Latino Affairs Office Left Off The Path: Latinos And High School Graduation http://wunc.org/post/left-path-latinos-and-high-school-graduation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Educators don’t often get a chance to celebrate publicly, so it was understandable when State Superintendent June Atkinson stood up at a news conference last fall and bragged a little about North Carolina’s 80 percent high school graduation rate.</span></p><p>“This is excellent news for our state and one more step toward ensuring that all of our students graduate from high school career, college, and citizenship ready,” said Atkinson.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 12294 at http://wunc.org Left Off The Path: Latinos And High School Graduation What Does The New Papacy Mean For Latino Catholics In The Triangle? http://wunc.org/post/what-does-new-papacy-mean-latino-catholics-triangle <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, Pope Francis officially became the </span>266th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pope for the Catholic Church, and the first representative of the New World. The 265 men who served before him were all European, but Pope Francis was born in Argentina, where he continued to serve until the church tapped him for the top job in Rome.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:02:20 +0000 Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 12277 at http://wunc.org What Does The New Papacy Mean For Latino Catholics In The Triangle? El Futuro Prepares Mental Health Community To Serve Latinos http://wunc.org/post/el-futuro-prepares-mental-health-community-serve-latinos <p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:12:16 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 9119 at http://wunc.org Immigration Discrimination http://wunc.org/post/immigration-discrimination <p>A two-year Department of Justice investigation has concluded that the Alamance County Sheriff, Terry Johnson, and his department have been carrying on a routine of discrimination against Latinos. Johnson denies the allegations, and the Alamance County Board of Commissioners is asking the DOJ to present its evidence. Host Frank Stasio talks about immigration discrimination in Alamance County with WUNC Greensboro Bureau Chief <a href="http://wunc.org/portal_reporters_tool/jeff-tiberii">Jeff Tiberii</a>.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 3772 at http://wunc.org Alamance County To Respond To DOJ http://wunc.org/post/alamance-county-respond-doj <p><span>Alamance County is expected to respond to the US Department of justice today, following the findings of an investigation and alleged racial profiling by the Sheriff's Department.<br> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 1779 at http://wunc.org Alamance County Reacts To Racial Profiling Charge http://wunc.org/post/alamance-county-reacts-racial-profiling-charge <p>Last week, the US Department of Justice released findings following a two-year investigation into alleged racial profiling by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Department. The D-O-J says the department targeted Latino drivers, installed unnecessary checkpoints in Latino neighborhoods and abused its power as a county taking part in the controversial 287 (g) deportation program. Alamance has since been removed from the program, but the local Sheriff says these accusations are completely false.<br> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 1714 at http://wunc.org Orquesta GarDel http://wunc.org/post/orquesta-gardel <p><a href="http://www.orquestagardel.com/" target="_blank">Orquesta GarDel</a> is a lively group with a Latin core but a diverse offering of members. Thirteen artists with experience in Latino music as well as African- and Anglo American jazz make music perfect to dance to. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:15:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Stella Strohmeier 4260 at http://wunc.org Orquesta GarDel "Unbanked" Consumers at Greater Risk for Theft http://wunc.org/post/unbanked-consumers-greater-risk-theft <p>New research shows getting so-called "unbanked" people into the formal banking system can be good for the community. Alejandro Sanchez works for the Latino Credit Union in Durham. He says the study from the University of Virginia listed several advantages to bringing banking to previously unserved areas.<br> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 8545 at http://wunc.org