While the President’s tax plan is facing considerable opposition from Democrats in Congress, this opinion written by Jerry Natividad, President of the AFL Main Group, demonstrates that some Republican Hispanic business leaders are raising their voice in support of the plan. Mr. Natividad explains why in the opinion below. How POTUS’s Tax Cuts Will Help Hispanic Families This… Read More

Thank you from Think Freely Latino! TFL Friends, I want to take this opportunity to thank you – Think Freely Latino’s (TFL) independent-minded champions, contributors, and new subscribers. Thank you for joining the conversation and for sharing your stories and opinions with us – those that help inform and inspire our community “so that more… Read More

Think Freely Latino recently sat down with Raul Cisneros – entrepreneur, volunteer, and children’s book author. If you meet Raul in person, the first thing you will notice about him is his warm smile and genuine enthusiasm for life and serving others. Sure, he’s always had a career and full-time job, but his heart is… Read More

When I first entered public service at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), I wanted to improve how it served veterans— veterans like my mother and father, who each served in the U.S. Air Force, where they first met and had me. How the VA provided home mortgages to veterans, one of which bought the… Read More

From the notebook of Sandra Pedroarias: Google today premiered an animation of the late Mexican-American singer Selena to “celebrate [her] life and legacy.” In the article cited below, Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead for Google Doodles and project manager for the Selena Quintanilla Google Doodle, talks with Billboard exclusively about the women who inspired her to thrive… Read More

As we get ready to wind down the nation’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, a proposed bill unveiled in late September presents eligible undocumented children and young adults, who were brought to the United States as children, with a new path toward legalization. Here are ten things you should know about The SUCCEED Act: SUCCEED stands for:… Read More

Jose Antonio Tijerino, influencer and champion of Hispanic and Latino youth in America, is also the man responsible for stewarding the Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards – “established in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America.” Serving as president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) for… Read More

This article was first published in The Hill on September 12, 2017. This year, the U.S. will usher in Hispanic Heritage Month with renewed assurances that a wall costing a mind-boggling $10 billion to $21.6 billion will be erected along our southern border — a physical structure further dividing two neighbors and vital trade partners. This… Read More

This week, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law a bipartisan bill creating a tax credit scholarship program. The bill also establishes a charter funding equity. The legislation is poised to empower more Hispanic and Latino parents and children in Illinois with greater school choice and quality education. In the U.S., education remains a top… Read More

The escalating racial tensions and hate-filled rhetoric that have tragically led to the death of innocent citizens in our own country these past weeks, and over the course of this past year, should give all Americans pause. For those who truly aspire to become agents of positive change and help heal our nation, these tragic… Read More