Bilingual film starring Eva Longoria available On Demand and iTunes July 31 before theater release

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Film

Bilingual film starring Eva Longoria available On Demand and iTunes July 31 before theater release

GritoBlast! — Actors Eva Longoria and Michael Peña star in their first Spanish-language roles in the bilingual film FRONTERA, which also features Academy Award nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. Set along the tumultuous Arizona-Mexico border, FRONTERA, follows Miguel (Michael Peña), a hardworking father and devoted husband who crosses the border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff (Ed Harris). Miguel’s pregnant wife (Eva...

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Green for All Poll: Communities of Color View Climate Change As Imminent Threat

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Environment

Green for All Poll: Communities of Color View Climate Change As Imminent Threat

GritoBlast! — JULY 28 — Green For All (GFA) released the results of a first of its kind national poll on the state of climate change among communities of color. According to the poll, 75 percent of minority voters pay attention to new information on climate change and 68 percent feel it is an issue we need to be worried about right now, not something we can put off into the future. Minority voters not only care about climate change, but support climate action: 75 percent...

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National Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor and Faith Leaders Release 2014 National Immigration Score Card

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in General

National Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor and Faith Leaders Release 2014 National Immigration Score Card

GritoBlast! — National Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander groups, along with, labor and Evangelical leaders announce unprecedented alliance and civic engagement initiative, beginning with release of the 2014 National Immigration Score Card. In the midst of a national immigration crisis and a shameful leadership vacuum on Capitol Hill, “Nowhere is the anger and disappointment with Congress more palpable than in the Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander...

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Julián Castro sworn in as 16th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Politics

Julián Castro sworn in as 16th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

GritoBlast! JULY 28, 2014 — Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro was sworn in as the 16th Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in a noontime ceremony in Washington DC. In his new position, Castro will supervise more than 8,000 employees with a budget of more than $46 billion dollars that will help meet the Department’s mission of providing housing opportunities for all Americans.

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