Post Tagged with: "Mitt Romney"

A man passes by the top of a tree which was blown down by the heavy winds of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Opinion: Stop Giving Wimpy Names to Killer Storms!

Environment, Featured Posts, New York, Opinion November 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

What’s in a name? Plenty. Nobody knows what any given storm will turn into. Therefore, says Dolores Prida in her column in El Diario La Prensa, they should not give teenage nicknames to something that may destroy a city and kill you.

(Photo by Flickr/ouiji via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Podcast: Not Just Immigration for Latino Voters

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics October 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Feet in 2 World’s John Rudolph talks with Chung-Wha Hong of the New York Immigration Coalition and Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Hispanic Center about issues of vital importance to Latino voters.

Jovita González outside Leonard Covello Center in El Barrio. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via EDLP)

Women, Latinos part of Romney’s 47%

Elections 2012, New York, Politics September 25, 2012 at 10:53 am

Mitt Romney’s supporters might have wanted to distance themselves from the “47 percent” remark but some in the community and ethnic media embraced it, declaring that their constituencies are part of the 47 percent.

Liliana Armendáriz and José Chepe, Photo via EDLP

Mexicans Appalled by Romney’s Comments

Elections 2012, Latino September 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Mitt Romney’s crack about having a higher chance of being elected if he had Mexican ancestry has not made many Mexicans in New York laugh, reports El Diario La Prensa. And if he had Mexican blood, it wouldn’t help him either.

Voices in Focus: GOP Convention Coverage in the Ethnic Press

Elections 2012, Politics September 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm

As the Democratic National Convention gets into full swing, here is a sampling of coverage from the ethnic media of last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

WNYC Highlights Ethnic Press Coverage of Ryan, Deferred Action

Elections 2012, Immigration, In the News, Politics August 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Voices of NY’s Indrani Sen appeared on WNYC this afternoon to discuss reactions from the ethnic and community press to Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, Paul Ryan, and coverage of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan.

President Barack Obama (Justin Sloan via Flickr)

Polish-American Entrepreneurs Balk at Obama’s Comments

Business, Elections 2012, Politics July 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm

President Barack Obama’s recent comments on the making of businesses success at an appearance in Virginia caused a stir when some took them as an affront on American entrepreneurship. The comment did not play well among Polish-American entrepreneurs, reported Nowy Dziennik, which also offered a fuller version of the quote.

Car Wash workers in Jamaica, Queens, demanded better treatment and wages. (Photo by EDLP / Gloria Medina)

Voices in Focus: Obama Scores With Jewish and Indian-American Voters

Labor, Politics May 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Some good news for President Obama from two ethnic communities; South-Asian supporters of the Rutgers student accused of anti-gay bullying plan a rally; car wash workers in Queens protest their work conditions; and a record-breaking fundraiser by an Irish-American charity organization.

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Voices in Focus: Racial Disparity and Racial Profiling

Crime, Politics March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mitt Romney finds a friendly crowd at a fundraiser held by Greek-American supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis; the MS-13 gang makes inroads in New York City; a racial disparity for homeless families; and a study finds that racial profiling of South Asians continues in NYC.

Voices in Focus: America’s Gap in Health Coverage, Youngsters Addicted to Caffeine, and a Gyrating Candy

Voices in Focus: America’s Gap in Health Coverage, Youngsters Addicted to Caffeine, and a Gyrating Candy

Culture, Education, Health, Immigration, Opinion, Politics February 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

Teenagers addicted to energy drinks, John McCain’s evolving position on immigration, and sexy M&Ms are on our radar this morning.

Leno’s Remark Stirs Debate in Sikh Community

South Asian February 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm

The NBC host and comedian Jay Leno’s wisecrack last month, in which he showed a photo of Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the Golden Temple, while poking fun at the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s millions, has met a mixed reaction from the American Sikh community.

Romney’s Mexican family

Immigration, Mexican, Politics, Video January 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has officially invoked his father’s Mexican roots. It came during campaigning for the New Hampshire primary. And no sooner had he invoked his Latino cred, Univision sent reporter Edgar Munoz to Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, where some 50 of Romney’s cousins call home.