Balikbayan boxes are a traditional shipment Filipino immigrants send to help family members in their home country of the Philippines. According to the 2016 U.S. Census, more than 10,000 Filipinos live in Washoe County.
Falsehoods online spread six times faster than the truth, according to a recent MIT study. For a Hispanic community specifically, the falsehoods and “fake news,” both online and off, tend to center around immigration issues and include false reports of ICE targets, or raids, seeking to arrest undocumented immigrants.
When the mention of diversity pops up, many often look towards different races, genders, and sexualities, but diversity in backgrounds is rarely considered. We all grew up differently and after my meeting with Dr. Pathak, I knew that the differences in how we grew up can affect the perspective we have when working on projects.
Mexicali, Baja California, is a desert valley on the U.S.-Mexican border. Its population of about one million people identify themselves as Cachanillas, or Mexicali natives. Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez spoke with Cachanillas who resettled in Reno, Nevada.
Practicing brujeria gives Mara and Ruelas a closer connection to their past and Latin and indigenous-Central-American heritage.
Robert Apiyo, also known as Prince Nesta, moved to the United States six months ago on a five-year visa to pursue a Master’s Degree at the Reynold’s School of Journalism on a scholarship.
For one day in January, cities across the country hold a point-in-time count to survey the homeless population in their county. In Reno, organizers recently hosted an event to county homeless youths, specifically. They found that the number of 18-to-24 year-olds without a home is on the rise.
Keyla Vega, a mother of two, moved to Reno, Nev. one week after hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico and in lieu of focusing on its aftermath, Vega plans to settle into a new life on the mainland.
According to the Migration Policy Institute, the United States is home to about 1.7 million Filipino immigrants, making them the second-largest immigrant group in the United States after Mexican immigrants. According to the 2016 U.S Census, Washoe County has the second largest Filipino population in Nevada.
Family-owned businesses have a significant influence on the U.S. economy. According to the Conway Center for Family Business, family businesses account for 64 percent of the country’s gross domestic product and produce 62 percent of jobs.