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October is Hispanic Heritage month, a bittersweet time for a second-generationer.

Prejudice enjoyed its heyday when my father was younger. Consequently, we were raised to hide our heritage, both in the world and at home. 595 more words


Obama: health care law problems no excuse to stall on immigration reform

President Barak Obama said Thursday the political fallout from his signature health care law will not hurt his push to get immigration reform legislation to his desk. 643 more words


Judge overturns NYC’s controversial sugary drink ban opposed by Hispanic group

A judge has overturned a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks in New York City, just one day before the law was to take effect as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s… 659 more words


NYC mayor says Latino group has 'sold its soul' over drinks issue

NEW YORK  — Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the Hispanic Federation has “sold its soul” by joining a court fight against New York City’s size limit on sugary drinks. 249 more words


Opinion: Why New York City's soda ban deserves to fizzle out

Yesterday a New York State Supreme Court judge heard arguments on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on the sale of large servings of soda.  His plan would limit the size of sugary drinks that can be sold to no more than 16 ounces.   654 more words


Minority rights groups NAACP and Hispanic Federation join lawsuit against NYC big soda ban

NEW YORK — The city defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks Wednesday as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to help health. 994 more words


Latino group joins fight to stop NYC's large sugary drinks ban

NEW YORK (AP) — The city’s limit on the size of sugary drinks is an “extraordinary infringement” on consumer choice, a lawyer for the American Beverage Association and other critics said in court on Wednesday. 694 more words