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  • Magulandia lands in Santa Paula • 10,000 Strong Veterans

    La Bloga
    msedano
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Michael SedanoMagu. When Magu died his many friends grieved his absence because he was so vital and so young and so alive. You can't miss him, though, because sabes que? Magu lives. There's Magu photo-bombing Eloy Torrez, resisting the urge to make rabbit ears. Always liked a good laugh, Magu did.The legendary artist, Gilbert Magu Lujan, is all over the walls in Santa Paula's Art Museum where In Search of Magulandia, this year's 21st De Colores Art Show, opened last Saturday, October 18 and will run through February 22, 2015.The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies a solidly built 1920's two-story…
  • Rick Perry's BIG OOPS throughout the Ebola Crisis in Texas

    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American
    Dee
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Texas Governor Rick Perry had the chance to be a Hero. He was not. Like most Republicans, he preaches about State's Rights. Perry bloviates about Big Government staying OUT OF TEXAS. He had the chance to prove himself right with his actions during the Ebola Crisis here in Texas. He FAILED.On Sept. 28th, when Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted as America's 1st patient to be diagnosed with Ebola, Perry had the chance to work with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. In fact, on Oct. 1,  he held a news conference, assuring the public that “there are few places in…
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    The Mex Files
    richmx2
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’m not sure if this is more an illustration of the generally more relaxed attitude towards physical contact among Latin Americans, or of the general nonchalence with which Mexicans let the law catch up with the reality of human relationships.Filed under: Real Mexico
  • Do you use Wikipedia? I love Wikipedia

    Chicana on the Edge
    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Yesterday I received an email from Wikipedia's founder that, in part, said this:We are the small non-profit that runs the #5 website in the world. We have only 175 staff but serve 500 million users, and have costs like any other top site: servers, power, programs, and people.Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind, a place we can all go to think and learn. To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We take no government funds. We survive on donations from our readers. Now is the time we ask.If Wikipedia is useful to…
  • All Eyes On Grand Avenue

    CHANFLES!
    EL CHAVO!
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    The shrine to a rich man called “The Broad” (I thought we called them dames these days?) is nearing its completion and it thinks it has “All Eyes” on it. Teary eyes. Bulging eyes. Skeptical eyes. Maybe. I just keep looking at it cuz it looks like a grand homage to a big bowl of Menudo. I mean, kinda no? The PR folks keep talking about the “Veil” that is gonna wrap around this giant concrete and metal block. They should get with the times and just call it locally sourced “Tripe.” It seems kinda odd to make that expensive monument to yourself look…
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  • Magulandia lands in Santa Paula • 10,000 Strong Veterans

    msedano
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Michael SedanoMagu. When Magu died his many friends grieved his absence because he was so vital and so young and so alive. You can't miss him, though, because sabes que? Magu lives. There's Magu photo-bombing Eloy Torrez, resisting the urge to make rabbit ears. Always liked a good laugh, Magu did.The legendary artist, Gilbert Magu Lujan, is all over the walls in Santa Paula's Art Museum where In Search of Magulandia, this year's 21st De Colores Art Show, opened last Saturday, October 18 and will run through February 22, 2015.The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies a solidly built 1920's two-story…
  • NACCS Midwest Focus: Latin@s in the Midwest: Past, Present, and Future in Kansas City

    Xánath Caraza
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Xánath CarazaFrom October 23 – 25, 2014 in Kansas City, the Latina/Latino Studies Program (LLS), University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) will host and organize the NACCS Midwest Focus: Latin@s in the Midwest: Past, Present, and Future. The conference theme-Latin@s in the Midwest: Past, Present, and Future–recognizes the rich historical and growing presence of Latin@s in this region. Our goal is to promote awareness and further develop knowledge and analysis of historic, current, and future developments that impact the Latin@ population.Keynote Presenters:Dr. Alberto Pulido:…
  • Six-Word Memoirs Rock This Blog

    Olga Garcia Echeverria
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Olga García EcheverríaWonderful things can happen while procrastinating... I was putting off writing the day I bumped into Six-Word Memoirs on the Web. http://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/index.php  I love writing, but unlike the truly disciplined who sit down at a set time everyday and go there, I struggle. I am all over the place. I have no set time to write. Nor do I have a specific format. My words end up on scraps of paper, on the computer, in journals, on the "Notes" section of my phone. Sometimes my writing time is in the middle of the week at noon. Sometimes in the…
  • Latino anthology needs your support. Now.

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    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    --> On Thursday, bloguista Ernesto Hogan's posted Chicanonautica: Latino/a Rising about the prospective publication, Latino/a Rising, called "the first collection of U.S. Latino/a science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative genres."  Editor Matthew David Goodwin already accepted stories by Kathleen Alcalá, Ana Castillo, Junot Díaz, Ernesto Hogan, Daniel José Older and Sabrina Vourvoulias, among others. If I can cut a story of mine down, and it makes the cut, the anthology will include my cross-genre Chicano/Mexica/alien/Diné SF/F/folklore tale, whose title doesn't matter yet.
  • Vanishing Chicano Culture and the Gentrification of Denver’s Northside

    Manuel Ramos
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Bobby Lefebre is a Denver activist, performance artist, poet, and Northsider. He is the driving force behind the We Are North Denver movement that has shined a bright spotlight on the massive changes happening to the Northside - good and bad. When racist flyers recently appeared in the neighborhood, Bobby responded with action that focused on "unity in the community." He continues to raise his concerns, and the concerns of many long-time Northside residents, in a variety of venues. He wrote the following article originally for his website, which you can find at this link. We are now sharing…
 
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    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American

  • Rick Perry's BIG OOPS throughout the Ebola Crisis in Texas

    Dee
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Texas Governor Rick Perry had the chance to be a Hero. He was not. Like most Republicans, he preaches about State's Rights. Perry bloviates about Big Government staying OUT OF TEXAS. He had the chance to prove himself right with his actions during the Ebola Crisis here in Texas. He FAILED.On Sept. 28th, when Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted as America's 1st patient to be diagnosed with Ebola, Perry had the chance to work with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. In fact, on Oct. 1,  he held a news conference, assuring the public that “there are few places in…
  • TWINS: Arpaio and Ferguson's Chief Thomas Jackson -- Why Latinos Should PAY ATTENTION to what's Happening in Ferguson Missouri

    Dee
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Latinos Be Aware. We MUST pay attention to what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri. What is happening in Ferguson has happened in ALL Minority Communities across America. The police chief of Ferguson, Chief Thomas Jackson, is the MIRROR IMAGE of Maricopa County's Joe Arpaio. That's right "Arpayaso!"Think about Arpayaso's RACIAL PROFILING crimes! He continuously attacks small Latino neighborhoods like Guadalupe, having his masked volunteers patrol the streets, attacking the children during their Confirmation Mass. Arpayaso, attacking mothers, driving their children, stealing them away, and…
  • Visualizing ANGEL FLIGHT! As I think of the Angel Children Seeking Asylum, I'm reminded of the Angel Face of Beautiful Little Selena Dancing, Learning the Cumbia! Angel Faces Seeking Refuge!

    Dee
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    As I think of Angel Flight, the beautiful Latino Children Seeking Asylum from the Vicious Drug Lords in Central American who are seeking refuge to find the American Dream -- as the Pilgrims did when America was founded, I'm reminded of the Angel Dance of Little Selena Dancing, Learning the Cumbia
  • ANGELS vs DEMONS: Meet Barbie Rogers and the MILITIA's HUMAN CHAIN/FENCE along the Southern Border

    Dee
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:44 pm
    We should all be in Fear for the Children. We are experiencing a Humanitarian Crisis along the Southern Border. Thousands of innocent children have been entering into the U.S. seeking Asylum, trying to escape from the dangers of Drug Wars/Cartels and Poverty that is running rampant in Central America and Mexico. This ANGEL FLIGHT of Children is not new. ANGEL FLIGHT has been happening for years, with an influx last year. (see "Catholic Bishops" .pdf here) However now, with the sudden media attention to their plight, the Hate Mongering Militias are up in arms. (Note: The Militias are the armed…
  • Mexican Trucker Reports: US Border Patrol Smuggling Weapons to Drug Cartels South of the Border!

    Dee
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Mexican Trucker.com is reporting: Arms Pipeline to Sinaloa Cartel – US Border Patrol smuggled weapons for “El Chapo” Guzman Today on the front page of El Universal, the declaration of a protected witness in the federal (PGR) case against El Chapo Guzman says that the US Border Patrol escorted trucks of weapons to the border, abandoned the vehicles and assisted members of the Sinaloa Cartel who then took the guns into Mexico. The declarations come from documents in the case as the witness, Javier Sandoval Interial, was assassinated in Mexico City in 2012. (read the rest of the story…
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    The Mex Files

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    richmx2
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’m not sure if this is more an illustration of the generally more relaxed attitude towards physical contact among Latin Americans, or of the general nonchalence with which Mexicans let the law catch up with the reality of human relationships.Filed under: Real Mexico
  • One that got away…

    richmx2
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    The kind of book I’d want to have published. Mercedes Olivara in the Dallas Morning News on Mexican novelist Carmen Boullosa‘s “Texas, The Great Theft” from Deep Vellum Press, which specializes in foreign works in translation: It may be historical fiction, but many of the events in Carmen Boullosa’s latest book seem as if they just happened yesterday. Texas, The Great Theft takes us back to 1859, in the years following the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo in 1848, which ended the U.S.-Mexican War. Tensions were high as one culture displaced another. Bandits were…
  • Hasta la muerte

    richmx2
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Federal Police officer Esteban Morales Santizo disappeared 3 December 2009, in Lazaro Cárdenas, Michoacán.  His mother, Margarita, like family members of other disappeared people have never received any answers, or assistance, from the government, and have been protesting for years. Margarita never did get an answer, but she wasn’t going to stop demanding one either. (Reforma.  Photo by Óscar Mireles)Filed under: Human Rights, Manifestaciones, Real Mexico Tagged: Disappeances
  • Oh, how hard it is to speak Spanish (Your Friday Night Video lament)

    richmx2
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
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  • Rural teachers were once our heroes… what happened?

    richmx2
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of my favorite films… Indio Fernandez went all out to create this extravagent twist on the western… with María Felix as the new schoolma’arm in town (personally chosen by President Manuel Avila Camacho… who appears (in shadows) about 10 minutes into the film) who ends up in a gun-fight with the villanous local caiquel (played by Carlos Lopez Montezuma) as she and the public service doctor fight ignorance, dirt, and illiteracy as they clean up the worst school district in Mexico. A shameless tear-jerker and even more shameless propaganda … presenting a vision…
 
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    Chicana on the Edge

  • Do you use Wikipedia? I love Wikipedia

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Yesterday I received an email from Wikipedia's founder that, in part, said this:We are the small non-profit that runs the #5 website in the world. We have only 175 staff but serve 500 million users, and have costs like any other top site: servers, power, programs, and people.Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind, a place we can all go to think and learn. To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We take no government funds. We survive on donations from our readers. Now is the time we ask.If Wikipedia is useful to…
  • Dip

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Two weeks into drastically reducing the sugary and starchy foods I eat, my pants fit better and my energy is good, but this past weekend my resolve took a dip and a big one. I have face blindness and no head at all for visuals, but my memory for dates is way too good. All last week I couldn't get it out of my head that the last time September 27th fell on a Saturday was in 2008, the day Bob and I celebrated our wedding.On Friday night I had pound cake and cookies for dinner. On Saturday I indulged in potatoes, breaded chicken and more cookies. On Sunday I ate frosted layer cake and potato…
  • What is it like to have bipolar disorder?

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Americans have a great fear of what we think bipolar disorder is. We imagine bipolar disorder means unpredictably violent, unreliable or irrational. We also misuse the term. I can't STAND it when someone calls going back and forth between strong opinions bipolar, as in "He was completely for the resolution last month, but now he's totally against it. What is he? Bipolar?" That reference to bipolar disorder is completely ignorant of the reality of the disease.Bipolar disorder doesn't mean someone is dangerous or unable to make up their mind. It's a mood disorder that -- wait, don't read my…
  • Cutting carbs like my life depends on it

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    I recently had some blood work done. On September 11th, my doctor told me my blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides were high. I do NOT want diabetes, heart disease or any of the other health problems associated with high blood sugar, so this is my call to action. I've done a lot of reading on the causes of high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high triglycerides, so I'm putting a certain theory to the test. The theory is that the cause of these problems is excess consumption of carbohydrates, not fat.On September 12th, I drastically cut down on starchy and sugary foods and sweetened…
  • Gina Rodriguez

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Gina RodriguezThis is what I've been waiting and planning for. A woman named Gina Rodriguez is poised to become a household name. She's an actress from Chicago, born to Puerto Rican parents, who plays the character Jane Villanueva in the new series Jane the Virgin. I don't know how likely success is for a series in which a young Miami Latina becomes accidentally artificially inseminated during a pelvic exam (plus this series will air on the CW network), but I have faith that even if Jane the Virgin isn't a hit, this Gina Rodriguez will make her way into the mainstream."Gina Rodriguez"…
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  • All Eyes On Grand Avenue

    EL CHAVO!
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    The shrine to a rich man called “The Broad” (I thought we called them dames these days?) is nearing its completion and it thinks it has “All Eyes” on it. Teary eyes. Bulging eyes. Skeptical eyes. Maybe. I just keep looking at it cuz it looks like a grand homage to a big bowl of Menudo. I mean, kinda no? The PR folks keep talking about the “Veil” that is gonna wrap around this giant concrete and metal block. They should get with the times and just call it locally sourced “Tripe.” It seems kinda odd to make that expensive monument to yourself look…
  • Huevos Rancheros: Huckleberry

    EL CHAVO!
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    For reasons of exploration and adventure and discovery, I ended up in this up and coming neighborhood far from my usual terrain, a place they call Santa Monica (pronounced Sandthah Moneyyeeka or something like that, I couldn’t understand the local accent) that is super close to Los Angeles but totally a world away. It is a strange but friendly world of Regular people, an ethnic group mostly located outside of LA County, but they are welcoming and will usually take the time to figure out our shared language issues. “Cool-man!” (I hope I got that right!) And this enclave in…
  • Huevos Rancheros: Casa La Doña

    EL CHAVO!
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I saw this place mentioned online with some favorable reviews. Plus I was hungry and getting bored of my usual lunch places so why not give it a go? Maybe it’ll be a more affordable downtown option. Not sure what urban mex means but I am here to find out. I was going in for something more lunchy but then I saw the ad for HR’s which specifically mentioned “tortillas doradas” (that’s my idea of proper huevos rancheros) and they serve breakfast all day. Damn it! I guess I have to try them now. $9 a plate is a bit much for this basic working person breakfast dish,…
  • 99 cent District Gets New Window Display

    EL CHAVO!
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Things are looking up on N. Broadway! With the arrival of the new 99 store at the Ugliest Building in LH the landscape is changing back into a utilitarian wonderland with useful things to buy at affordable prices. Plus they’ve even hired designers to take charge of the display windows and have transformed them into lavish and sexy displays of commodities we all want. Look at all these colorful panties at working people prices! Victoria’s Secret for discriminating proles. Why, I might even be able to afford one for every day of the week. I was recently in Uptown Whittier and I saw…
  • Goo Puddles bring Art Experience to LH Residents

    EL CHAVO!
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    A friend recently told me about some new toy loan over by Chapalita, a project based on those wacky book nook ideas that seem better suited to a rural environment rather than an urban area with a nice library nearby. I forgot to check out the toy loan but I did see some of that handiwork down N. Broadway today, looks like they decorated phone booths with some of that cool looking goo. I like the pattern on this one. This goo puddle has some Chinese characters in it, not sure what it means but it looks like cool art, that’s for sure. A sign discourages people from stealing the community…
 
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  • 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    The Friends of the American Latino Museum is a proud partner of this year's NCLR ALMA Awards! Catch the ALMA Awards LIVE hosted by our honorary board co-chair, Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez this Friday, October 10 at 10 PM Eastern, 7 PM Pacific on MSNBC!Click to enlargeThis year’s awardees include:Guillermo del Toro, Award for Industry Excellence presented by Zoe Saldana“Orange is the New Black” Cast Members Selenis Leyva and Dascha Polanco, Special Achievement in Television“Cesar Chavez,” Special Achievement in FilmPitbull, Special Achievement in MusicSpecial Tribute…
  • On the Macho Motorcyclist

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    By Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaMoto Foto AdventurerI love motorcycles and photography. I get a visceral response to each endeavor. Both "loves" are filled with fanatics. They profess that their camera or bike is the absolute best – no question. Such is life in the First World. American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson (Aka: Hog) is known for their cruiser bikes. They have a following around the world. Their riders and their bikes seem to be getting fatter and larger. All the while, Asian and European companies are still focused on middleweight or smaller bikes. If you were in…
  • The Chicano Dream Ends?

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    You still have several weeks left to view several of Jesús Manuel Mena Garza's black and white documentary photographs on exhibit in Bordeaux, France. They are all part of the Chicano Dream show.June 27 to October 26, 2014Musée d'Aquitaine20 Cours Pasteur33000 in Bordeaux, FranceIf you happen to go ... tell me what you think. Thanks.
  • Jerry Brown Hands United Farm Workers a Setback

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    By Dan Waltersdwalters@sacbee.comPhoto courtesy of the OC RegisterWhat goes around comes around.Jerry Brown devoted much of his first governorship to seeking other offices, so his record of accomplishment was scant.He’s often touted a 1975 deal to give farmworkers, excluded from the National Labor Relations Act, union rights in California, supposedly settling years of strife between the United Farm Workers Union and growers.However, it merely ignited decades of new strife, which continues with Brown’s recent veto of a new farm labor bill.Brown erred 39 years ago…
  • Daniel del Solar Interview: April 4, 2007

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
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  • Texas republicans want more ozone in the atmosphere, not less

    CouldBeTrue
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Because, a) Texas republicans are love oligarchs and crony capitalism b) Texas republicans hate science aka facts c) all of the above.At the state agency responsible for protecting Texans from pollution, a cadre of scientists is now marshaling its arguments to fight tougher federal standards on ozone levels — even as the overwhelming majority of the scientific community heads in the other direction.Led by the state's chief toxicologist, the group has spent months fleshing out its position that ozone levels in cities across Texas, and the United States, aren't harmful to human health now.
  • VOTE! Hidalgo early voting locations

    CouldBeTrue
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Courtesy of The Monitor and Hidalgo County.
  • KRIS plays role of stenographer to voter id lies

    CouldBeTrue
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    KRIS dutifully jots down whatever the republican operatives say.Supporters of the [photo-id] law claim this will not have any effect on voter turnout.When something is demonstrably false, you would think that an investigative reporter would mention it. Look it up. Do some reporting. Nope. Just report what the liars have to say. This baldface lying got really bad under George W. Bush. That was 14 years ago folks. When will you do your job?It’s sometimes helpful when an independent analysis, released by an objective source, confirms what should already be obvious.States that toughened their…
  • Can Corpus Christi hide dangerous chemical info from residents?

    CouldBeTrue
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    KRIS says Corpus Christi wants to d just that.
  • VOTE! A list of Cameron County voting places

    CouldBeTrue
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Courtesy of the Brownsville Herald and Cameron County.
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    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective

  • New federal data reveals there’s a reason why more Latinos and Blacks aren’t realizing the dream of home ownership

    Latina Lista
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. New federal data reveals there’s a reason why more Latinos and Blacks aren’t realizing the dream of home ownership by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Diversity is a concept everyone understands but it’s a practice that (surprisingly) is getting more pushback these days than ever before. From Silicon Valley to mainstream media newsrooms, diversity is increasingly having a polarizing effect on people rather than being seen as a stepping stone to a more…
  • Colombia-Ecuador border earthquake sparks concern of possibly imminent volcano eruption

    Latina Lista
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Colombia-Ecuador border earthquake sparks concern of possibly imminent volcano eruption by Latina Lista By Emil Foget Colombia Reports Authorities in southwestern Colombia have raised alert levels on Tuesday after a 5.6M earthquake hit the border region, sparking concerns that two nearby volcanoes might erupt in a matter of days. Colombia’s Geological Service have changed the alert level of two volcanoes from yellow to orange. The two volcanoes are Cerro Negro…
  • Crowdfunder: Bringing solar showers to the remote Inca in Markuray, Peru

    Latina Lista
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Crowdfunder: Bringing solar showers to the remote Inca in Markuray, Peru by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Campaign: The Into Shower Project High in the Andes live the poverty-stricken descendants of the Incas. They are an indigenous group with one foot steeped in their unique history and the other foot struggling to keep up with modern-day conveniences and technologies. One such convenience is showers. Water for hygiene and drinking literally means the difference…
  • Immigrants miss deadline, lose federal healthcare

    Latina Lista
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Immigrants miss deadline, lose federal healthcare by Latina Lista The Venture Scores of immigrants across the country have lost their insurance coverage obtained through the Affordable Care Act after failure to meet a federally imposed September 5th deadline to verify their immigration status. Obamacare and immigration advocates scrambled to help applicants provide the necessary paperwork to retain coverage but thousands still had not provided the Federal Health…
  • New survey shows most teens and young adults stay too long in abusive relationships

    Latina Lista
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. New survey shows most teens and young adults stay too long in abusive relationships by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Young love can be a beautiful experience — unless one person in the relationship is an abuser. And even then, according to a new Mary Kay study, teens would rather suffer abuse in the name of “love” rather than call it quits. In the 2014 Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey, 500 young men and women anonymously shared their stories of…
 
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    Hasta Los Gatos Quieren Zapatos

  • The GOP dirty tricks. Again and again and again.

    reenee
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    It seems that every day I'm happier than the next that I don't live in Texas. The latest ignorance coming from that redneck desert is voter suppression. Clearly, the browning of America is causing the Republican party to crap their drawers, bite their fingernails and dissolve into fits of apoplexy.This past weekend, the Supreme Court backed them up and shit all over the poor, the brown and the black people. How? Well, they allowed Texas to apply new stringent voting restrictions to the upcoming midterm elections, which will more than likely  disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters…
  • Apparently we are not getting anywhere...

    LeeSee
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    ..according to this dude it may be a cold day in hell before anything changes.If white people believe they're the put upon race, they're the long suffering scapegoats, how in the hell will we ever reach common ground?Well, in short, we won't.No one likes to be blamed for situation they feel they didn't create. No one likes to be the pariah or the bad guy.All this talk about white privilege sets off the white people to no end and further pisses them off because many believe they are blame free.In today's America many believe equality has been reached because Obama is the president.Really.Any…
  • Yet another idiot

    reenee
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Summerville IdiotSomehow, back in 2010, Jim Summerville, age 66 and still an idiot, managed to get voted into office as a Republican State Senator in Tennessee. After losing his bid for re-election in a primary last August, he resigned his membership in the GOP Caucus.I guess that showed them, eh?Still pissed, he sent a "kiss my ass" letter to the GOP Caucus Chairman sharing that he would now be an independent member of the Senate for the remainder of his term.Well, evidently that didn't keep him busy enough since he was arrested twice over the weekend over incidents involving his…
  • This is incredibly depressing...

    LeeSee
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    ...this is what I spend my day doing every day all day.To read here that it may not make a difference is really getting my goat.OK, to be fair, any kid who goes to college is just going to do better period, that's what being middle class is all about.However, here is the rub: rich kids have a better chance of remaining in the richest categories simply because of connections and a huge head start.In other words their advantage is very powerful, almost exactly like white privilege.I suppose that the piece that really gets my goat.So, no, this is not good news.Even When They Go to College, the…
  • Elizabeth Warren knows what time it is.

    reenee
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts is once again preaching to the choir. While some of us already know what the GOPs have done along with their other devious plans to fuck wide swaths of the population, some people will never get it. They won't get it because they're either too dense, or worse, they don't want to get it.While campaigning for Senator Al Franken, a Minnesota Dem, Warren accused Republicans of having "rigged" the system against average Americans. She said, "The game is rigged, and the Republicans rigged it." Warren, one of the most progressive members of the…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • Review: "They Came Together"

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In a world of "Scary Movie" sequels skewering horror flicks, it was great to read earlier this year that Amy Poehler would take on the genre of romcoms. I was really looking forward to seeing this film that I let out a squeal when I was offered a review DVD copy of "They Came Together." While I laughed a lot, I was also a bit disappointed. The high points: The characters practically talked to the camera to point out which rom-com trope they would enacting. Especially the way Amy and Paul Rudd described each other in the opening scene. It was a brilliant piece of writing and acting. Then…
  • Space Camp: Post-landing thoughts about Day One

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    There is the proof! I made it to Space Camp and it was awesome folks. I could write for the rest of my life and not fully describe how awesome it was to be there. As I have said before, I was inspired to be an astronaut after the Challenger explosion so the shuttle means a lot to me. Thus being this close to Pathfinder, even if it was never built for space, was freaking awesome. Advance apologies for over using "awesome" in this post. Pathfinder does include two solid rocket boosters, genuine space shuttle main engine nozzles and a genuine external tank. So there's that.I seriously was so…
  • Further Thoughts on Sparkle Science

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    I'll be talking Sparkle Science on The Morning AMp on Vocalo and then The Afternoon Shift on WBEZ on Wednesday.  From deviantart.comOn Monday I threw in my two cents on the "Sparkle Science" debate via an op-ed published by USA TODAY. Overall I've received positive feedback and more "thank yous!" than I expected. But in the midst of writing on deadline, I missed a few things, but I want to address the only push back I've read...so far.The first is that I framed the conversation in too much of a bifurcation of girlhood/femininity. I should know better as my daughter is certainly a…
  • Quick Hit: Selfie the TV Show

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Because I launched the #365FeministSelfie project, I have been asked a few times what I thought of "Selfie," the new TV show on ABC. And I finally had a chance to watch it tonight, after a fairly boring episode of "Once Upon A Time," we'll discuss that show's fall from awesomeness another time. Back to "Selfie."As most of the comments at "The Mary Sue" said, the first half of the show was sooooo hard to get through. It was seriously painful to watch as I could not feel anything for any of the characters. But the last half...now this is where we were able to see some real action. There were a…
  • Book Review: Jenni Rivera: The Diva of Banda Music

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Mexican-American music scene hit repeat the night of Dec 8, 2012. Another rising star was taken away from their fans. Jenni Rivera was the Queen of Banda, a regional type of Mexican music. At the time of her death, I had heard of her, but it was mostly connected to her reality TV show. Given my bias against most things reality TV, I ignored additional news of her...that was until that night. Chicago Public Media journalist, Michael Puente, has crafted a nice "fan" book of Rivera that serves as a 101 for those of us who missed her rise to fame. I had the chance to chat with Puente about…
 
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  • Addressing project failure

    Elena del Valle
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Rescue the Problem Project Photos: Visibility Strategist For years Todd C. Williams was the informal go to person when a problem project needed attention. He would discuss the project issues with the team in charge and pass his ideas back to the decision makers. They would in turn review them and eventually, if he succeeded in convincing them, approve them. In time, he fine tuned his process and went up the ranks. Now he is president and executive consultant at eCameron, Inc., a project rescue company based in the state of Washington. In his book, Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide…
  • Introvert explains how he overcame poor public speaking skills

    Elena del Valle
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Emote Photos: Career Press As manager of a team of engineers at Shell Oil Company Vikas Gopal Jhingran, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained engineer and researcher with a Ph.D., had demonstrated his engineering competence frequently, he says; but when it came to client presentation he was out of his comfort zone. A combination of his introverted personality and his immigrant status made public speaking a challenge hard to overcome until he determined to apply himself to improve his verbal communication skills. By 2007 he became Toastmasters International World Champion of Public…
  • Online hub maps poverty in America

    Elena del Valle
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Talkpoverty Map - click to enlargeMap: TalkPoverty.org Rising stocks lifted household wealth 1.7 percent, according to the Federal Reserve, to $81.5 trillion between April and June of this year (see Household Net Worth Has Rebounded, The New York Times September 19, 2014 and Americans' net worth climbs to record high, Associated Press, September 18, 2014). The numbers don't account for inflation. They were adjusted for the change in the Consumer Price Index. Household wealth reached a record high, 4 percent above the 2007 figures. The improvement in household wealth is especially evident…
  • Advanced, emerging economies expanding, says OECD

    Elena del Valle
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Rintaro Tamaki, deputy secretary general, OECD Photo, graphic: OECD/Michael Dean Most major advanced and emerging economies are experiencing a moderate if uneven expansion across regions; and growth is weak in the euro area, which may suffer prolonged stagnation unless something happens to boost demand, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) most recent Interim Economic Assessment. In the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, the researchers believe growth will be cause unemployment to drop. In Japan, where unemployment is already low, the…
  • Nutrition expert, educator discuss whole food plant based diet advantages

    Elena del Valle
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Whole: Rethinking the Science of NutritionPhoto: BenBella Books T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. has spent a lifetime studying nutrition, and Howard Jacobson, Ph.D. is a health educator and ecological gardener. They believe a whole food plant based diet without added fat, salt, or refined carbohydrates (such as sugar and white flour) is the essential foundation for a healthy life. In Whole Rethinking the Science of Nutrition (BenBella Books, $16.95) they explore the evidence to support their conclusions, including their belief that people's eating habits haven't changed despite the availability of…
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  • Latino Vote:  Latinos Expected to Vote for Democrats In Spite of Failed Immigration Reform

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    21 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    Hispanic voters will favor Democratic candidates in the Nov. 4 mid-term elections despite President Barack Obama’s inaction on immigration, according to a Latino Decisions poll of 600 registered Hispanic voters across the country. The survey, commissioned by the pro-immigration reform group America’s Voice, found that 34 percent of people interviewed said they would vote for a Democratic candidate, while another 25 percent said they leaned toward Democrats. Only 19 percent of people in the poll said they would vote for a Republican candidate, while another 6 percent leans toward a…
  • Mexico Said to be Facing Its Greatest Human Rights Abuse Case with Missing Students

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    20 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Mexico is experiencing its worst human rights crisis since the October 1968 massacre of student protesters in this capital’s Tlatelolco square, the Americas director of Human Rights Watch said in an interview published here Monday. “The crisis that is sweeping Mexico since the (2000-2006) term of (President Felipe) Calderon is, I would say, the most serious ... since the times of Tlatelolco,” HRW’s Jose Miguel Vivanco told El Universal newspaper. He cited the case of 43 young people who have been missing since Sept. 26 after police attacked students from Ayotzinapa…
  • REPORT:  Latinos 26 Times More Likely to be Asked for Identification at Border Crossings

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    20 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    A report prepared by a group of U.S. citizens living near the border with Mexico says that Latinos are 26 times more likely to be required by the Border Patrol to identify themselves than Anglo-Saxons. “For more than 1,000 hours, our group documented the actions of border agents at the checkpoint,” Peter Ragan, a member of the People Helping People group in the border zone, told Efe on Monday. According to the report released Sunday by the group, passengers of Latino origin are 26 times more likely to be asked for their identification by a federal agent at the checkpoint than…
  • Argentina for First Time Grants Refugee Status to Russian Immigrant Fleeing Gay Bias

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    20 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The Argentine government granted the “condition of refugee” to a young Russian gay man who escaped from his country where he was the victim of discrimination and violence because of his sexual orientation, something the South American country had never done before, the Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals, or Falgbt, told Efe on Monday. Argentina’s National Refugee Commission (Conare) accepted the petition after acknowledging in a report the harassment suffered by the 28-year-old man and the lack of government protection for sexual minorities in…
  • Venezuelan Government to Use Drones to Reduce Violence

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    20 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    The Venezuelan government’s public safety plan will include radars sensitive to gunfire and drones equipped with video cameras, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez announced Monday. The devices will be put into operation starting in April 2015, when Venezuela “will have 50,000 cameras installed to monitor spaces with high concentration of people with the aim of strengthening ... public safety,” the minister told private broadcaster Canal I. Rodriguez said that the cameras on the unmanned aircraft “will be integrated into the 911 emergency (telephone) system,” just…
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