latinos

Soy americana de verdad. Soy inmigrante

Posted on 09/27/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEl escritor dominicano Junot Díaz asegura que nunca ha dejado de sentirse como un inmigrante a este gran país. De hecho, en entrevista reciente promocionando la versión en español de su colección de cuentos Así es como la pierdes, el autor dice no creer que ningún inmigrante pueda dejar de sentirse extranjero. Y habla del mito que supone que ser inmigrante es una “deficiencia” que habría que superar, una falta, una mancha contra la pureza de la nacionalidad, ¿si acaso …

Los latinos estamos en todas partes

Posted on 09/9/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolNosotros, los hispanos, vivimos mayormente en lugares de siempre: California, Texas y Florida, pero en realidad estamos en todas partes y seguimos movilizándonos. Esto es lo que dice una investigación muy interesante del Centro de Estudios Pew. Analizando cifras del censo, según el centro:  Más de la mitad (55%) de la población hispana en el país vive en tres estados: California, Florida y Texas. Solamente en un condado —Los Ángeles— vive el 9% de hispanos de todo el país. Y …

Time to Transubstantiate?

Posted on 04/23/2013 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeIt’s not enough that Latinos are primed to “take over” California,  the United States and America’s institutions of higher learning by the sheer growth of their numbers, now they’re threatening to take over evangelical Protestant churches. Sort of. My earlier blogs have noted that Hispanics have become the largest ethnic minority group in the nation and that by next year, we will outnumber California’s Anglo population for the first time in history. Well, add to that a report by the …

Helping Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Posted on 08/30/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

Your LifeThe end of summer is near and that means one thing: Parents are going through the motions to send their kids back to school or maybe start college. From that group of parents, there are approximately 2.4 million who are grandparents raising their grandchildren. For this segment, it is very important to be budget-conscious when going through expenses and to look for ways to ameliorate the big impact on their finances when supporting their grandchildren. As the great Bill Cosby …

Latinos: Don’t Let your Guard Down Against Cancer

Posted on 04/30/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

Personal HealthA few nights ago, I was riding the train on my way back home from a New York City trip and I had the chance to read an interesting article explaining the reasons why more Americans are surviving their struggle against cancer, published in the April/May issue of AARP: The Magazine. New drugs, targeted treatments and continuous research have increased the chances of cure and survival. I was glad to read the good news but I began to wonder if …

4 Areas Where Latinos Can Step Up their Community Service

Posted on 02/23/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

VolunteeringFamily means the world to Latinos. Many of us dedicate our lives to care and provide for our loved ones. But we also realize that our responsibilities do not end there. As conscientious members of society, we care about providing aid to our “extended families,” such as our neighbors, fellow churchgoers and friends. At AARP we believe there’s nothing better than going the extra mile for those in need – because compartir es vivir (sharing equals living). Learn about four …