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  • Graciela Limón: “The crime ... demanded that I build a novel around it”

    La Bloga
    Daniel Olivas
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
     An interview by Daniel A. OlivasGraciela Limón, the daughter of Mexican immigrants and a native of Los Angeles, is best known for her much-taught novels, Song of the Hummingbird and In Search of Bernabé — the latter of which won the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award in 1994.Her long list of novels now includes a new book The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy (Café Con Leche, paperback, $15), which traces the life of the title character from Mexico during the Revolution to Los Angeles of the early 1950s.Part historical novel, part noir mystery, Limón brings all her…
  • The Days That We Longed for in January

    UMX | EL MACHETE
    nezua
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:21 pm
    THE DAYS THAT WE LONGED FOR IN JANUARY have arrived, spilling all the gold promised at our feet. The wind is warm, the rain and mildew of Winter are gone, at night, the fan sings us lullabies. One constant remains. I’m not sure where all of next month’s rent is coming from, but I’ve been making it work for a year and a half here, so I imagine I’ll do it a…19th time. You do your best and try to enjoy your moments. Because that’s what life is for. Moments of clarity, and joy. Whenever possible. Even if not, you can’t live in a state of terror, always…
  • Baja: All-Exclusive

    The Mex Files
    richmx2
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Exclusive of the rights of the citizens, their way of life, their environment, and common sense:   Sombrero tip to Scott Parks.Filed under: Baja Califonia Sur, Cabo San Lucas, Environment, Provincia, Tourism, Water
  • How does racism hurt white people?

    Chicana on the Edge
    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Ta-Nehisi Coates is a journalist and writer for The Atlantic. In this three-minute and 20-second video from PBS NewsHour's Brief But Spectacular series, what strikes me is his use of the word "luxury." He says, "You really can't be an African American in this country and see, say, a Walter Scott video and be completely amazed. You just don't have the luxury of living that way. You know, you've had interactions with the police. You know people who bad things have happened to just for being who they are."That's the blind spot for many of us: we don't recognize that we live with the luxury…
  • Huevos Rancheros: Lincoln

    CHANFLES!
    EL CHAVO!
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Randomly found this place in Pasadena doing a search for HR’s. It sounded promising even tho I figured it was gonna be one of those obnoxious foodie type places where people like to hang out and pretend to be on stage. But maybe I’d get lucky with a good dish like over at Huckleberry. No lines in any case, fuck it, let’s park and see. Aww crap, they tricked me, the line was inside! I would’ve left under normal circumstances cuz waiting for breakfast is for chumps, but the line seemed to be moving fast. Plus they have some nice looking pastries, that should tide me…
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    La Bloga

  • Graciela Limón: “The crime ... demanded that I build a novel around it”

    Daniel Olivas
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
     An interview by Daniel A. OlivasGraciela Limón, the daughter of Mexican immigrants and a native of Los Angeles, is best known for her much-taught novels, Song of the Hummingbird and In Search of Bernabé — the latter of which won the Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award in 1994.Her long list of novels now includes a new book The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy (Café Con Leche, paperback, $15), which traces the life of the title character from Mexico during the Revolution to Los Angeles of the early 1950s.Part historical novel, part noir mystery, Limón brings all her…
  • Creating Art From Diabetes: An Interview with ire'ne lara silva on _enduring azucares_

    Amelia ML Montes
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    ire’ne lara silva is fearless.  In her new chapbook collection just released, enduring azucares, (SiblingRivalry Press, June 2015) ire’ne takes on the subject of diabetes and its impact on our community, her familia, and in her personal experience with the disease.  The seven poems in the chapbook are poignant snapshots: the moment of diagnosis, loss, nostalgia, and contemplation as in this excerpt:    it took awhile but then i opened my eyesand noticed that la azucar was all around me           …
  • Quality Latino spec fiction should overwhelm the ILBA

    Contributing Bloguistas:
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    2015 already seems to be the breakout year for Latino speculative literature crashing the white ceiling of the establishment press. I just received news from Victor Milánabout his the launch party for his sci-fi novelThe Dinosaur Lords, published by Tor Books, a major publisher.Official Worldwide Launch Party for The Dinosaur LordsSun Jul 12 at Jean Cocteau CinemaMonday, Aug. 3 @ 7:00pmJean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe, NMThree days ago in Brooklyn, Daniel José Older hosted the book-release party for his YA urban fantasy, The Shadowshaper, which was picked up by Scholastic Press, a major…
  • Teatro Sin Fronteras in New Orleans

    Melinda Palacio
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
     Melinda PalacioJosé Torres-TamaWhen José Torres-Tama asked me to be a part of his Teatro Sin Fronteras, a 10 year commemoration of the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing contribution of Latinos to New Orleans, I had no idea the reading would be unlike any other in the Big Easy. What's remarkable about this series of presentations is the variety in each show. Jose likens the events to "a moveable feast" in that the venues change, there are different artistic offerings, poetry, dance, art, music, performance art, and there's delicious comida, catered by Sarita's grill.
  • A Latin@ Summer Reading List from Las Comadres

    Lydia Gil
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club's released its SUMMER READING LIST with "something for everyone!"“We are launching a Summer Reading List,” said Edith Milagros Reyes, Book Club Project Manager, "to complement our monthly Book Club meetings and Teleconferences.  Plus, it's in line with our mission to promote the work of Latina/o authors.”As their campaign states, the list features something for everyone: fiction, erotica, memoirs, classics, YA, children's, and even a cookbook."That is one feature we want to stress-- that there is something for everyone --and…
 
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  • The Days That We Longed for in January

    nezua
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:21 pm
    THE DAYS THAT WE LONGED FOR IN JANUARY have arrived, spilling all the gold promised at our feet. The wind is warm, the rain and mildew of Winter are gone, at night, the fan sings us lullabies. One constant remains. I’m not sure where all of next month’s rent is coming from, but I’ve been making it work for a year and a half here, so I imagine I’ll do it a…19th time. You do your best and try to enjoy your moments. Because that’s what life is for. Moments of clarity, and joy. Whenever possible. Even if not, you can’t live in a state of terror, always…
  • Amethyst Awarenesses

    nezua
    1 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    © patrizio di renzo HOW ARE WE TO FEEL SATISFIED in our day, when so many are hanging on by a thread? How do we remain full, in a world starving for peace? How do we find bliss when people are being gunned down in the street under color of law? How is success measured, when so many are being robbed by the very system that serves as society? The self proclaimed Powers of the world suck the rest dry, bury innocent humans under rubble all in a day’s work, all for a dollar or a myth worth half that much. Human existence on this planet is the same now as it was when I first started taking note…
  • Erotic Ordinary (A Ghost Story)

    nezua
    27 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    A MOVEMENT CAUGHT MY EYE as I approached the (open) bar. A woman was waving to me, smiling. I knew her…but I could not remember how. She was happy to see me, though; genuinely so. She had the sort of  look I once found irresistible as a young man. Blonde, white, and very cute. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! But I have changed over time, spurred by the suspicion that I had simply been subscribing to a national cultural propaganda; the face shown on so many posters and movie covers. Of course, humans are more than our race or phenotype, and my current…
  • 3, 2, 1: Transfer

    nezua
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    ON ONE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE OR ANOTHER THE OTHER DAY. Doing that thing that is done. Reading, sharing, thinking. Clicking boxes and buttons to show the world who I am, one preference or comment at a time. Someone finds and follows me. Begins reblogging a lot of my posts. After a week, or so, I imagine we are on a wavelength. Then, one day they add a long comment to a post I’d made. You know how two people can read one thing and come away with two wholly different ideas of what is in there? The details of the original post are not so important. But at one point in their writing they…
  • As it is Within, so it is Without

    nezua
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    CONSIDER ME A WHISPER. Consider me a tiny voice, as soft as a slow wind running its velvet fingers over pebbled asphalt at 2 a.m. Receive me as you would the first blush of day’s light, reflected from the eager skin of an apple. I’m a minuscule mirrored cinema. A voice that gently suggests they truly are mad, you know. Cast away your doubt, be still, and listen to them. The news barkers sharing world gore and speaking of war as if a football score. The virtual storefronts peddling doubt and self-interest. They who hog the mic, they who sell the mic. Be still and listen. Be…
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    The Mex Files

  • Baja: All-Exclusive

    richmx2
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Exclusive of the rights of the citizens, their way of life, their environment, and common sense:   Sombrero tip to Scott Parks.Filed under: Baja Califonia Sur, Cabo San Lucas, Environment, Provincia, Tourism, Water
  • Eisenstein’s Mexico

    richmx2
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Better quality than the Italian television version, still not “right”… these videos are from Russian film archives.  ¡Qué viva México!   Filed under: Movies and TV, Sergei Eisenstein Tagged: Qui Viva Mexico, Sergei Eisenstein
  • The Atlanta Cartel… worst of the bunch

    richmx2
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:49 am
    It’s not “coke” that’s getting Mexican killed.  It’s Coke Via Allison Jackson, GlobalPost:   Sugar-sweetened beverages such as Coca-Cola, Gatorade and homemade drinks known as “agua fresca” kill far more people every year in Mexico than criminal gangs. A study by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University estimates a staggering 24,000 Mexicans die each year from diabetes, cancer and heart disease that are linked to sugary drinks. Compare that figure to the roughly 15,649 murders officially recorded in 2014 and…
  • Words can kill

    richmx2
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    On 11 June 2014, Teniente de Infantería (Infantry Lieutenant) Ezequiel Rodríguez Martínez received a written order from his commanding officers outlining actions to be undertaken in “Operación Dragón”, a supposedly anti-crime operation scheduled to take place in Tlatlaya, State of Mexico. On the night of 30 June (19 days later), 22 civilians were gunned down by Lieutenant Rodríguez’ troops.   Having left a survivor, it was impossible for the Army to deny having been involved in the massacre.  Initially, the action was described as an anti-drug operation (which…
  • Mr. Justice Roberts and the Aztecs

    richmx2
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:55 am
    In his dissent to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage*, Chief Justice John Roberts carped — among other irrelevancies — that: … the Court invalidates the marriage laws of more than half the States and orders the transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia, for the Kalahari Bushmen and the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians and the Aztecs… While I haven’t consulted my expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, I am reasonably sure this is the first time “Aztec” (or Mexica) law has ever been cited…
 
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    Chicana on the Edge

  • How does racism hurt white people?

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Ta-Nehisi Coates is a journalist and writer for The Atlantic. In this three-minute and 20-second video from PBS NewsHour's Brief But Spectacular series, what strikes me is his use of the word "luxury." He says, "You really can't be an African American in this country and see, say, a Walter Scott video and be completely amazed. You just don't have the luxury of living that way. You know, you've had interactions with the police. You know people who bad things have happened to just for being who they are."That's the blind spot for many of us: we don't recognize that we live with the luxury…
  • Sweet dreams

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Last night I dreamt I was eating layer cake. I scooped off the sculpted yet gooey white frosting with my finger and wrapped my mouth around it. In other dreams I've abstained from desserts or only tasted them because even in the dream, I remember that my doctor took me off sugar. I awaken from those dreams frustrated, mad at myself for not diving into the cupcakes because it was just a dream, damn it! I could have eaten it all and been none the worse.But last night I had no such hesitation. I just enjoyed that cake, piece after frosted piece, and it was good. I ate as much as I wanted with no…
  • Prosopagnosia and alerts

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:22 am
    There's a part of the human brain that processes face recognition. Being able to distinguish and recognize faces is a very specific skill that gets a region all its own because being able to tell family from friend from stranger is critical to survival. Unfortunately, this part of the brain doesn't function well for many people. We have prosopagnosia (from the Greek proso for "face" and agnos for "knowing"). It's commonly called face blindness. We can see the face in front of us and we can see that you have two eyes and a nose and nice full lips and a bunch of hair, but we can't easily…
  • Kicking a sugar addiction

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    I am in the process of trying to kick my addiction to sugar. For almost seven months, since November 2014, I've done a pretty good job of reducing my ingestion of sugar of all forms, which means I've abstained from processed and natural sugars, alcohol and fruit. I've slipped many times. I've eaten desserts I knew I wasn't supposed to be having, but that's how it goes. The key was that I kept getting back on my sugar-free diet.In the past six weeks I've reached a new level of freedom from sugar. I crave it and fixate on it less than ever before! I've done this kind of sugar-free diet a couple…
  • Give blood. Meditate.

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    I've felt frustrated because I've been using Joe Dispenza's powerful guided meditation recording for a year and a half and there's one part that just hasn't fallen into place. While I've gotten great results in general, there's one thing that has bothered me. At the end of the meditation, he guides you to ask for a sign that you've made contact with the quantum field which is now working with you to create your new reality. The sign should be completely unexpected and should totally surprise you so there's no doubt that it's the result of your meditation work. I've only received such signs a…
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    CHANFLES!

  • Huevos Rancheros: Lincoln

    EL CHAVO!
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Randomly found this place in Pasadena doing a search for HR’s. It sounded promising even tho I figured it was gonna be one of those obnoxious foodie type places where people like to hang out and pretend to be on stage. But maybe I’d get lucky with a good dish like over at Huckleberry. No lines in any case, fuck it, let’s park and see. Aww crap, they tricked me, the line was inside! I would’ve left under normal circumstances cuz waiting for breakfast is for chumps, but the line seemed to be moving fast. Plus they have some nice looking pastries, that should tide me…
  • Huevos Rancheros: The Highland Cafe

    EL CHAVO!
    31 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I guess its time to check out this place in HLP. I didn’t really want to come here but when I found out they had HR’s I felt obligated. It’s probably gonna be one of those places where the newbies like to hang out to be seen, for a cup of what they call “community.” Ugh, here goes. Yup, it was one of those places, full of people seeking local identity. Whatever, that’s just life in modern Capitalism, I can’t blame them for their alienation. But the place looks nice inside and you order up front and sit down, easy enough. Sure, it took about half an…
  • Huevos Rancheros: Chico’s

    EL CHAVO!
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    I thought I had done an HR review of this place, a long time ago. Google sez no. I find it strange mostly because I was a frequent visitor to this spot in HLP for many years and I could have sworn I had reviewed them there Huevos Rancheros. But no, I had not. I stopped eating here a long time ago due to, uh, issues. The food was never great, always just acceptable. And then it got worse, like they lost their old cook and hired someone without olfactory senses. The food went from okay to really crappy. And then one of my friends found one of those Combat roach bait discs in the bottom of his…
  • ¡Cuando Vengas!

    EL CHAVO!
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    ¡Cuando Vengas! A la case de DIOS Desconectate del Celular Y de Facebook Y Conectate Al CORAZON De DIOS I guess most people would rather be on Facebook cuz the church by the pet store was quite empty on Easter Sunday. Good. Hey lady, get back to the word and stop looking at the doorway!
  • Drive-by Karaoke

    EL CHAVO!
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:53 pm
    It’s always good to roll down your windows to hear some of the nice sounds of Lincoln Heights. I guess this is another karaoke option?
 
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  • Renowned Texas Chicano Artist Jesús Moroles Dies in Vehicle Crash

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    By Steve Bennett for MySARenowned Texas sculptor Jesús Moroles died in a vehicle crash late Monday night. He was 64.Jesús Moroles Jesús Moroles and Professor Ann Marie Leimer Jesús Moroles and Professor Ann Marie Leimer Jesús MorolesClick photos to enlargePhotos taken March 26, 2015 in Houston, TX (studio visit)by Jesús Manuel Mena Garza. All rights reserved.Moroles, who was born in Corpus Christi in 1950 and lived and worked in Rockport, was driving on Interstate 35 when he was involved in a crash north of Georgetown, according to the Rockport Pilot, which…
  • Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    7 May 2015 | 8:37 pm
    By National Public Radio | May 4, 2015Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor a joint U.S. Special Forces training taking place in Texas, prompting outrage from some in his own party. (AP Photo)Since Gen. Sam Houston executed his famous retreat to glory to defeat the superior forces of Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Texas has been ground zero for military training. We have so many military bases in the Lone Star State we could practically attack Russia.So when rookie Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was ordering the Texas State Guard to…
  • Roberto Rodriguez, PhD – Write in Candidacy for the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Chair-elect 2015

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    It’s not that I am declaring my write-in candidacy, but rather, this is at least the second time I’ve been nominated, but have been deemed to be ineligible by the NACCS board and its leadership. As a result, I have chosen to contest those rulings via the only recourse available: a write-in candidacy for Chair-elect for 2015. The following reasons are why I accepted the nomination from Josie Mendez-Negrete, past NACCS chair and professor at UTSA.I have been committed to Raza Studies virtually since its beginnings. I was a member of MEChA since high school (1969-1972) and a member of…
  • Another Documentary Photography Exhibition

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Just finished installing a photography exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library. The 31 black and white photos will be up until April 30, 2015. You are invited to a reception the evening of April 14. I look forward to seeing you.Click photo to enlargeA very short video
  • Banal or Brilliant: Photographing Wichita Falls and Surrounding Communities

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaLike my tastes in food and fashion, I prefer tried and true formulas. A simple meal and a basic pair of jeans works for me. When I look through my camera lens I want to capture the glorious details of the everyday. The simple is more elegant and less fussy than the pretentious.Since I shoot a lot of everyday scenes I ask myself, at what point does the banal become esoteric or artistic? When I see my final edited photograph I posit,  did I produce a glorified snapshot or something more valuable?So at what point does a simple photograph transform into fine art?
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  • Hood County Clerk prepared to force her religious beliefs onto her employees in the name of 'relgious freedom'

    CouldBeTrue
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    WTF? She did back off forcing her beliefs on her employees, but decided that she didn't have to provide the service she is paid to do, was elected to do and swore on the bible to do.Attorneys for a same-sex couple are preparing to sue Hood County Clerk Katie Lang after the couple was unable to obtain a marriage license.
  • Donna ISD's $1M oversight

    CouldBeTrue
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:25 am
    WTF? The Texas Education Agency found that the Donna school district omitted over $1 million in their financial statements last year, prompting the termination of their auditor and an internal investigation of the business office.School district officials received a letter from the TEA on May 22, concerning the district’s compliance review for fiscal year 2014. The letter stated there were three findings including discrepancies in financial statements, and a deficit in their fund balance, according to the district’s Chief Financial Officer David Robledo.
  • Oligarchy in action denying public ability to contest permits

    CouldBeTrue
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Gotta love how the republicans love their billionaires. Public welfare? Nope.A new state law aimed at speeding up permitting of industrial projects is predictably winning few friends among environmental groups, including the Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club.Senate Bill 709, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on May 23, curtails contested-case hearings, a process by which the public can challenge industrial permit applications to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
  • Read a TPA blog post while we're gone

    CouldBeTrue
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:21 am
    The Texas Progressive Alliance is binged out on the Women's World Cup as it brings you this week's roundup.Off the Kuff tries to predict how County Clerks and AG Ken Paxton will react to a SCOTUS ruling in favor of marriage equality.Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos and contributing to Daily Kos spanks the Texas Republican Party for its ideological and spiteful decisions that cheat Texas taxpayers, robbing them of paid for services. Wake up voters. TX GOP: Spite Cheats Texas Taxpayers.A few people predicted Leticia Van de Putte's close loss in the San Antonio mayor's race, and PDiddie at Brains and…
  • Gone fishin'

    CouldBeTrue
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:20 am
    Be back sometime in July.
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    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective

  • Wounded veterans combat child exploitation and become HEROs in the process

    Latina Lista
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Wounded veterans combat child exploitation and become HEROs in the process by Latina Lista By Natalie Bobadilla La Prensa SAN ANTONIO, TX — Ill and injured veterans are using their skills and mindset to hunt the enemy in a battlefield much closer to home. Through the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child-Rescue Corps, wounded veterans are given the opportunity to chase the bad guys and save lives once again. Only now instead of carrying rifles, they…
  • National Parks offer 12 fun ways to beat summer heat & remind visitors to not forget those selfies

    Latina Lista
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. National Parks offer 12 fun ways to beat summer heat & remind visitors to not forget those selfies by Latina Lista LatinaLista Summer finally arrived, bringing with it soaring temperatures and a stifling grip on the forecast. But it also means the kids are out of school, vacation requests are being put in, and the longer days can be filled with exciting ventures in national parks! Some of this nation’s best playgrounds are preserved within the National Park…
  • Tacos and lucha libre: How one Dallas festival put Latino culture in the spotlight

    Latina Lista
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Tacos and lucha libre: How one Dallas festival put Latino culture in the spotlight by Latina Lista By Obed Manuel LatinaLista There was a special feeling at the end of the night as the first ever Taco Libre festival in Dallas came to a close. Even as the bright red stage lights flashed on the dancing mass of people and the members of Grammy-winning Ozomatli jammed out on the stage and urged the crowd to sing and jump, that feeling was not the bass emanating from…
  • Crowdfunder: Computer Education for Nicaraguan Students in Need

    Latina Lista
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Crowdfunder: Computer Education for Nicaraguan Students in Need by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Campaign: Computer Education for Nicaraguan Students in Need The students of Colegio Cristiano Presbiteriano (CCP) in Managua, Nicaragua need computer skills to have any hope of lifting themselves out of poverty. Funds are needed for a computer teacher and to provide internet service for the school over the next three years. The families of the Hialeah neighborhood are…
  • Delaware’s governor signs law granting driving privileges to undocumented residents of the state

    Latina Lista
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Delaware’s governor signs law granting driving privileges to undocumented residents of the state by Latina Lista El Tiempo Hispano DELAWARE — Finally, on June 29, after much anticipation, by a vote of 22 in favor and 15 against, Senate Bill 59 was passed by the State House of Representatives and signed immediately by Governor Jack Markell. Many Hispanics turned out in support of this bill sponsored by Sen. Bryan Townsend with bipartisan support. Delaware…
 
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  • Good Question

    reenee
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Ana Navarro is a Republican strategist and commentator. She was also the national Hispanic campaign chairwoman for John McCain in 2008, national Hispanic co-chair for Jon Huntsman's short-lived 2012 presidential campaign and is supporting Jeb Bush's candidacy for 2016. I have no idea why she, as an immigrant from Honduras would support a GOP candidate, given their rabid anti-immigrant agenda, but then it's not my job to understand her. Everything about the GOPs and their usual stance on things has always made me run in the opposite direction. I'm not all that thrilled with the Democrats…
  • Link dump

    LeeSee
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This week's link dump.Let's start out with garbage men, in San Diego that has been privatized and more than likely all across America, that's one less headache for city municipalities to worry about.We the consumer (so to speak) have to pay higher prices because it is now a business.In Portugal, this war is being waged as we speak.In an effort to combat privatization, "binmen"as they are referred to, are on strike and delivering garbage to the banks.Nicely played garbage men.As Bin Men Strike Portugal Delivers Its Trash To The Banks PORTUGAL’s Bin Men are rebelling against plans to…
  • What took them so long?

    reenee
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Wow. I'm impressed. The U.S. Justice Department is putting Sheriff Joe Arpaio on trial next month for being an asshole. They however, are calling it civil rights violations. The trial will focus on how Arpaio investigated and criminally charged people who crossed him from 2007 until 2010.The cases included officers leading a judge out of his chambers and arresting newspaper executives and protesters who were critical of him. In addition, a county supervisor embroiled in a feud with the lawman was charged with dozens of felonies.Each of the investigations collapsed, and county taxpayers had to…
  • Things we know nothing about...

    LeeSee
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    ..and yet we still have opinions that are not based in facts.But being a person who tells stories with out the burden of facts, I totally get that.Ask my family.Anyway, here is a factual story that need no further embellishment.Mid-air crow-lision: Cheeky crow takes a rest on the back of a bald eagle – who doesn’t even flinch and just keeps flying Both birds were having an early-morning flight over Seabeck, Washington The opportunist crow spotted chance for a rest and jumped on the eagle Amateur photographer Phoo Chan was stunned when he saw the birds He admitted: 'You…
  • What the hell?

    reenee
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.The reason they've got their chonies in a bunch is that several of the clown car passengers have brushed off the bigoted, racist's comments while others have ignored them. It's an uncomfortable moment for Republicans, who want more votes from the surging Latino population.And it could be a costly moment if more candidates don't go beyond their Donald-will-be-Donald response and condemn him directly.Alfonso…
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  • Review: Personalized Cookie Cuttters

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    I love to bake. Cupcakes, cakes, and some breads are my thing. And come Christmas time it is all about the cookies! Especially cut out cookies that I make using a recipe my mom treasure from a cookbook that she got when she was a little girl. The making of the dough, the rolling out, cutting and then decorating is like a meditation on love. Yes this feminist loves to bake!That is why I jumped at the chance to test out a personalized cookie cutter from Cookie Cutter Kingdom. I scrolled through all their options and decided on the doxie. Now this is where I found a shortcoming...You are limited…
  • POV returns on June 22nd with "Out in the Night"

    22 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    In 2006, under the neon lights of a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City, a group of African-American lesbians were violently threatened by a man on the street. The women fought back and were later charged with gang assault and attempted murder. The tabloids quickly dubbed them a gang of "Killer Lesbians" and a "Wolf Pack." Three pleaded guilty to avoid a trial, but the remaining four — Renata, Patreese, Venice and Terrain — maintained their innocence. The award-winning Out in the Night examines the sensational case and the women's uphill battle, revealing the role that race, gender…
  • Former Child Grooms Say "I Do Not"

    17 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    The past few years have brought increased attention to child brides and the dangers of young girls marrying so young. And if you are like me, you picture an older man marrying a child. But CARE, a global humanitarian organization that fights poverty by empowering girls and women, is shining a spotlight on the fact that in some parts of the world child brides marry child grooms.Just as we know that child brides end their education far too young, child grooms lose education as well:Pannilal Yadev can’t remember much about his wedding other than the carriage he was carried in to meet his…
  • GIVEAWAY & Review: Coloring Flower Mandalas by Wendy Piersall

    11 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    I've been coloring various pages from Coloring Flower Mandalas: 30 Hand-drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation by Wendy Piersall for a solid month now. And I gotta say, I don't think I've ever been so popular! Everyone wants to chime in on the grown-up coloring book trend. "Oh, I read about that!" "WOW! That's a great pattern." "What do you use?"To answer that last question, I've bought myself a fresh pack of color pencils. And I carry them practically everywhere I go. And here's what I've discovered...Instead of peeking at my phone while my mind thinks it needs something to do, I pull out my…
  • Support Women's Sports....Join TakePart.com

    10 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    As you all know, I'm a big sports fan. I started a Facebook community for people who pledge to attend just one women's sporting event a year during the 2008 Winter Olympics. Since then the issue of supporting women's sports continues to grow, but still a conundrum. I noticed last year Chicago's local ABC outlet began to regularly give our Chicago Sky's (WNBA) score in the highlights. And while other stations do as well, ABC is more likely to show a game clip too. So they are getting the props here today. Occassionaly, our NPR station will mention women's college hoops scores or the Chicago…
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  • Podcast with Susan Deehan, chairwoman, Tim Deehan, president, Actionable Intelligence Technologies, about how white collar crime goes largely unsolved

    Elena del Valle
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Susan Deehan, chairwoman, Actionable Intelligence TechnologiesTim Deehan, president, Actionable Intelligence Technologies Photos: Actionable Intelligence Technologies A podcast interview with Susan Deehan, chairwoman, and Tim Deehan, president, Actionable Intelligence Technologies, is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, they discuss how white collar crime goes largely unsolved with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast. Susan and Tim are cofounders of Actionable Intelligence Technologies. She has…
  • Hedge consultancy executive discusses Cayman Islands options

    Elena del Valle
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Cayman EdgePhotos: cover Alex Nereuta, author Hans van der PostInvestors looking for opportunities that don't follow the mainstream market trends sometimes choose independently managed private funds. That is one reason to buy into an offshore fund. Diversity is another, according to Gordon Casey, managing director of hedge fund consultancy Front Shore.“While everybody is hoping for returns that are higher than the market, the truth is that there is great value in having an investment that is completely independent from the regular investment options,” Casey said by email when asked…
  • Survey indicates low media trust of public relations workers

    Elena del Valle
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
     Survey: How often PR workers mislead media - click to enlargeA recent report from a digital media and blogger placement company indicates that the relationship between public relations workers and media is poor. According to The Media Influencers Report of digital journalists, 90 percent of digital journalist respondents said they have been misled by public relations workers. Almost a quarter of them said such behavior happens often.On average three out of four respondents said they use third party video. The highest percent among media channels, perhaps not surprisingly, was television…
  • Retired executive shares his secrets to success

    Elena del Valle
    12 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Behind the Mask Photos: Xlibris Publishing Before retiring Donald F. Hastings led international conglomerate The Lincoln Electric Company out of a severe financial crisis into record sales and profits. He is convinced his success is due to unexpected strategies of sharing the risk, respect and wealth with all employees. In Behind the Mask: Embrace Risk and Dare to Be Better (Xlibris Publishing, ) a 207-page softcover memoir penned by his daughter Leslie Anne Hastings, he discusses his career path, shares his opinions about good management strategies, and challenges the modern views of…
  • US, Austria study finds news media may influence racial bias

    Elena del Valle
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Temple Northup, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of HoustonPhoto: University of HoustonTwo academics who studied the effects of media in the United States and Austria believe longterm exposure to news may influence racial bias. The results of their three studies were recently  published in a 20-page article titled Effects of Long-Term Exposure to News Stereotypes on Implicit and Explicit Attitudes in the International Journal of Communication.Temple Northup, assistant professor at the University of Houston's Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, conducted the United States portion…
 
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