La Raza

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La Ra·za

 (lä rä′sä)
Mexicans or Mexican Americans considered as a group, sometimes extending to all Spanish-speaking people of the Americas.

[Mexican Spanish, literally, "the Race" (from shortening of la raza cósmica, the cosmic race, term used by José Vasconcelos Calderón (1882-1959), Mexican revolutionary writer and educator, in his 1925 essay La raza cósmica to designate the future global community developing from the mixture of the diverse ethnic groups of the world, a process that he believed had begun in Latin America) : Spanish la, the + raza, race (from Old Spanish, fro + raza, race (from Old Spanish, from Old Italian; see race).]
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The Galeria de la Raza responded by removing the display and boarding up the outside wall with black plywood.
LOS ANGELES -- impreMedia, the Leading Hispanic News and Information Company, reports impressive double-digit growth in readership for its weekly publications, El Mensajero, La Raza and La Prensa.
La Raza had leverage on the matter--a national convention slated for 2009 that could have brought over $5 million in economic impact to the city.
Your allegiance is to La Raza, the Chicano movement,' say the members of my race.
The National Journal's Jonathan Rauch recently profiled Nueva Esperanza Academy, a charter school serving Philadelphia's Latino community and one of as many as fifty such schools being developed by the National Council of La Raza.
In May, the National Council of La Raza announced a voter-registration campaign in the Midwest and the Southwest Voter Registration Project launched a $1 million voter campaign.
Nowhere was that more evident than at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza in Kansas City, where from July 11-14 an estimated 7,000 attendees participated in workshops, town halls and other events geared toward this base's key political concerns.
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh straight year, Amtrak is supporting the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, taking place July 19-22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Hernandez says it took doctors at the La Raza Medical Center in Mexico City 10 hours to remove the tumor on June 14.
El efecto de la raza Brahman tuvo influencias favorables sobre la ganancia diaria de peso y sobre el peso ajustado a los 210 dias.
Officials with Multicultural Education, Training and Advocacy, the National Council of La Raza and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials said the Race to the Top applications didn't explicitly ask states how they would close the achievement gap for English language learners.
The information presented about the organization the National Council of La Raza, quoted from the John Birch Society Bulletin, appears to be inaccurate, however.