Tag: Latino

debt, student, gap

Student Debt a Large Contributor to Racial Wealth Gap, Study Finds

A study by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) found student debt disproportionately affects Black people, leading to the large wealth gap between Black and white people. The report, authored by Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede, Thomas Shapiro and Fernanda Escobar found that 20 years after starting college, the…

HOA Frances Santiago Puerto Rican flag Homeowners Association Rolling Hills

A Kissimmee HOA Tries To Force Army Vet to Remove Puerto Rican Flag from Her Property

Proud Boricuas Frances and Efraín Santiago flew their Puerto Rican flag high over their Kissimmee, Fl., home in support and honor of protesters in their home country. Homeowners in their subdivision launched complaints against them with the Homeowners Association (HOA). An unidentified associate  from the Rolling Hills Estates Homeowners Association…

death, men, police

Police Brutality a Leading Cause of Death Among Young Men

A new study from Rutgers University-Newark has found that police are a leading cause of death among young — especially Black — men in America today. The study, which compiled data on police-involved deaths in the U.S., estimated the risks of being killed in a law enforcement encounter by age,…

premature births

Risk of Premature Birth in Latina Women Higher After 2016 Election

Hispanic and Latina women have not fared well in terms of health after the 2016 presidential election. A study published Friday using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that there could be correlations between President Donald Trump’s election and premature births, worsening cardiovascular health, sleep problems, anxiety…