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  • Macondo Public Reading

    La Bloga
    Rene Colato Lainez
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Please join us this Friday, July 25, from 7:00-9:00pm, at the historic Guadalupe theater in San Antonio Texas for a FREE PUBLIC READING by notable "MACONDISTAS" (a group of socially engaged professional writers and participants of this year's Summer Macondo Workshop) Confirmed readers include: San Antonio poet laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero, former San Antonio poet laureate Carmen Tafolla, Gabriela Lemmons, Joe Jimenez, Jose B. Gonzalez, Ben Olguin, Rene Colato Lainez and more talented writers.About The Macondo Workshops: The Macondo workshops started in 1995 at the kitchen table of…
  • A Latino book for kids, about bullying

    La Bloga
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    25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    U.S. readers definitely need more and more diverse books. Especially for children, both Anglo and the marginalized children of color. A bilingual book by Kat Aragon, published last month, relates to that need, as well as to the U.S. sickness of bullying. Below is the publisher's description of Boy Zorro and the Bully (El Niño Zorro y el Peleón).• ISBN: 978-1-60448-027-6 • Paperback • $8.95• Ages 4 to 8 • 24 pages• Bilingual English/Spanish edition• Published: July, 2014http://www.lecturabooks.com/"Every day Benny Lopez woke up looking for a way to help people. One day he finds…
  • 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!

    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American
    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
  • World’s favorite protest song

    The Mex Files
    richmx2
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The 18th century Veracruz ditty about forced conscription into an anti-piracy naval militia is still a favorite in Mexico… Cuba… Argentina… Colombia… Africa… Australia… Europe…  Filed under: Music
  • Birthday evening

    Chicana on the Edge
    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I'm getting together with friends this weekend to celebrate my 48th birthday, but I told myself that last night I'd go home and do whatever I wanted on the evening of my actual birthday. What did I end up doing? Opening gifts my sister sent*, reading a book and watching product demonstration videos on Zappos.com. They're mesmerizing. Not only can you see photos of an item and read a description, many Zappo items also have a less-than-a-minute video that shows someone wearing it and moving in ways that show how the item will look as people admire you from afar. I love those…
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    La Bloga

  • A Latino book for kids, about bullying

    Contributing Bloguistas:
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    U.S. readers definitely need more and more diverse books. Especially for children, both Anglo and the marginalized children of color. A bilingual book by Kat Aragon, published last month, relates to that need, as well as to the U.S. sickness of bullying. Below is the publisher's description of Boy Zorro and the Bully (El Niño Zorro y el Peleón).• ISBN: 978-1-60448-027-6 • Paperback • $8.95• Ages 4 to 8 • 24 pages• Bilingual English/Spanish edition• Published: July, 2014http://www.lecturabooks.com/"Every day Benny Lopez woke up looking for a way to help people. One day he finds…
  • Review: The City of Palaces. New Books. Chicago Pics. A Random Thought.

    Manuel Ramos
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
     Review:  The City of Palaces by Michael NavaThe City of PalacesMichael NavaTerrace Books, University of Wisconsin Press, 2014Michael Nava published his first novel, The Little Death, in 1986. That book marked the debut of Henry Rios, a gay Chicano lawyer/detective who has become an iconic character in the crime fiction genre. The seven books in the Rios series, hailed as groundbreaking, have won six Lambda Literary Awards. The books recently were reissued in the Kindle format. In recognition of the excellence and popularity of Nava’s writing, he was the recipient of the 2000 Bill…
  • Chicanonautica: The Sun Still Also Rises

    ERNEST HOGAN
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    by Ernest HoganStuck in Phoenix for another sizzling July, I’m glad I can retreat into the air-conditioning and get on SanFermin.com for vicarious enjoyment the Fiesta de San Fermín (better know as the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, thanks to Ernest Hemingway). But more goes on at the fiesta than bull running and fighting. It is a religious and cultural event. And controversy spills out of the crowded streets into the rest of the world.As usual, it started with a protest from PETA that has become the unofficial opening ceremony. Why not? Start by acknowledging opposing…
  • Macondo Public Reading

    Rene Colato Lainez
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Please join us this Friday, July 25, from 7:00-9:00pm, at the historic Guadalupe theater in San Antonio Texas for a FREE PUBLIC READING by notable "MACONDISTAS" (a group of socially engaged professional writers and participants of this year's Summer Macondo Workshop) Confirmed readers include: San Antonio poet laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero, former San Antonio poet laureate Carmen Tafolla, Gabriela Lemmons, Joe Jimenez, Jose B. Gonzalez, Ben Olguin, Rene Colato Lainez and more talented writers.About The Macondo Workshops: The Macondo workshops started in 1995 at the kitchen table of…
  • Noelle’s Treasure Tale

    Rene Colato Lainez
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Review by Ariadna SánchezWhile exploring the amazing Children’s Literature Department at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles,  a book caught my attention. Noelle’s Treasure Tale is written by the first Hispanic woman to be named BMI songwriter of the year Gloria Estefan and splendidly illustrated by Michael Garland.Noelle is a lovely and smart brown bulldog with a playful spirit. Noelle’s determination is crucial in order to search for the treasure that will change her life for good. Estefan’s brilliant and melodic verses engage children page by page for an awesome…
 
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    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American

  • 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…
  • Exposing Republican LIES about Benghazi and their LIES against Hillary Clinton.

    Dee
    26 May 2014 | 6:37 pm
    I am so tired of the Republican LIES about Benghazi! How dare them utilize the death of an American Ambassador and 3 other Americans for their own political gain. They've attacked our President, our Secretary of State, the Defense Department, and the CIA.Let's expose:THE REPUBLICAN LIE: "There was a seven hour long attack against the Ambassador at the Libyan Embassy in Benghazi. There was plenty advance warning that this would happen, yet no help was sent and 4 Americans were killed. The president was so concerned about his re-election campaign, he refused to send them help and…
  • Thinking of my Dad on Memorial Day

    Dee
    26 May 2014 | 7:43 am
    My parents had 10 children. They worked very hard to raise us. My parents grew up during the Great Depression. Dad's family travelled the country as migrant workers in pursuit of work. They travelled by crop. They picked cotton in the south and traveled to the Midwest to pick vegetables and fruit. Over the years, my Dad was hired by the State of Michigan to bring pickers up to Northern Michigan. He brought entire families there to pick strawberries and cherries in the Traverse City area. They also picked cucumbers, beets and onions.After a few years he found work at an auto factory and moved…
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    The Mex Files

  • World’s favorite protest song

    richmx2
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The 18th century Veracruz ditty about forced conscription into an anti-piracy naval militia is still a favorite in Mexico… Cuba… Argentina… Colombia… Africa… Australia… Europe…  Filed under: Music
  • Stop, you’re killing us…

    richmx2
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Via Salon and Regeneración: In the years after NAFTA, the pattern of food exchanges between Mexico and the United States changed significantly, as did the diet of Mexicans. American exports of sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, snack food, dairy products, and breakfast cereals to Mexico increased dramatically. In 1994, the United States exported about 50,000 metric tons of sugar and other sweeteners to Mexico; by 2007, this had climbed to almost 950,000 metric tons, a nineteen-fold increase. U.S. exports of corn and soybeans, the foundation of industrial processed food for both American and…
  • Pasale, pasale

    richmx2
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Meetings this week between the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations and the Vatican Secretary of State… while partially meant to set ground rules for a papal visit (officially, Francis is only a foreign head of state, but with even the left falling all over themselves to show they are not anti-clerical any more, these things get complicated), as well as to attend a conference on dealing with the refugee crisis.  The Vatican Secretary, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, released a letter from the Pope, calling for more action by the governments involved (and pointedly referring to recent events…
  • To the palace!

    richmx2
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    I’ve been invited to the Palace this evening.  Not the Palacio de Hierro (the famous department store), but the real deal… the Palacio Nacional … for a lecture on the Second Empire (Maximilian and Carlota’s “Phantom Crown”)… which makes it perfect to put up this rare photo by court photographer François Aubert… who stuck around after Max’s execution (15 May 1867) for at least a month, when he photographed the Zocalo, dolled up for the celebration of Benito Juarez’ formal return to the Capital. The “Statue of Victory” in…
  • Whatever it takes: the Bishops on the refugee crisis

    richmx2
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    An important aspect of the Declaration is the joint commitment to eradicate the structural causes who provoke the irregular migration of underage children, creating programs of social and economic development in the communities of origin… Photo: Dr. Juanita Sunberg, U of British Columbia John Donaghy of Santa Rosa de Copán has posted an unofficial translation of the “Joint Delcaration of the Bishops of the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras on the Crisis of Child Migrants”. The Bishops’ quote Pope Francis… “Inequality is the root of…
 
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    Chicana on the Edge

  • Birthday evening

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    I'm getting together with friends this weekend to celebrate my 48th birthday, but I told myself that last night I'd go home and do whatever I wanted on the evening of my actual birthday. What did I end up doing? Opening gifts my sister sent*, reading a book and watching product demonstration videos on Zappos.com. They're mesmerizing. Not only can you see photos of an item and read a description, many Zappo items also have a less-than-a-minute video that shows someone wearing it and moving in ways that show how the item will look as people admire you from afar. I love those…
  • Just an image, but lovely

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    A friend sent me this photo as part of a birthday greeting and I'm posting it just because I love it.Pink is my favorite color and cake is my favorite thing...
  • My 48th Birthday

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today I am 48 years old. I'm also a middle-aged woman with an edgy haircut.OH, yeah. This is edgy.Please note that I'm turning 48 years old on the 24th. It's a mathematical birthday!
  • Reasons it's great to be 50 years old

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:19 pm
    This Thursday, July 24th will be my 48th birthday. I'm excited about it because I like patterns and 48 is twice 24. I'm also partial to multiples of 12 and have been waiting for this birthday ever since I turned 36. (Anyone familiar with the Chinese Zodiac knows that every twelve years your Chinese animal sign comes around. This is the year of the horse and I'm a horse.)I enjoy birthdays for a few reasons: I like getting together with friends, I like eating cake and I like getting older. When I was a child, people taught me that adult women don't like getting older or letting people know…
  • Judgment after divorce

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Even though I'm divorced, I'm Catholic (actually I'm an atheist, but just follow me here), so I know that on the Day of Judgment when we all rise from the dead, there I'll be, standing next to my only groom. In the eyes of God our marital bond will be unbroken, and at that time I will turn to my eternal spouse, point at him and say: "Ha, ha! You're my husband!"
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    CHANFLES!

  • Huevos Rancheros: Albert Mexican Food

    EL CHAVO!
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    I had the day off, nowhere really to be and just a few errands to run, let us head over in this direction. I remembered seeing this new spot at a shuttered Popeye’s. Plus I’ve heard of this chain, a ver que tal. It’s one of those affordable places where you look at the menu overhead and order up front. Wasn’t sure if they would have HR’s but they did. Plus, they serve breakfast all day! And look at that bargain price, only $4.75. Also, they have a lil’ salsa bar up in front. Pos que mas quieres? This day is starting to go my way. This place is in that weird…
  • World Cup 2014

    EL CHAVO!
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Back when I first started this stupid blog I did a bunch of posts about futbol and World Cup. I haven’t really kept that up but that doesn’t mean I am no longer a fan, far from it. Actually, I haven’t kept up much about this blog so it just fits in with the pattern. I’ve been trying to work on a final post about Grand Central Market, in which I just give up on the fresh pile of poop it has become but it fills me with so much anger that I don’t want to touch it. Anger and poop, not something I want to deal with after a full day at work. And since I work downtown,…
  • ALZA Jesus

    EL CHAVO!
    16 May 2014 | 1:36 pm
    I don’t go up to Highland Park as much anymore; too many fancy new restaurants and nowhere to eat. Huarache Azteca is still an occasional draw, decent for a meal even though better huaraches can be had elsewhere. I hadn’t seen this update to the ALZA mural on Ave 56, a big ol’ Jesus Christ in some sort of “what’s up?” pose. Its nice. I especially like the fine detail in the crucifixion holes. I like how they kept the cartoon veg and fruits and they hover over him as a holy vitamin-packed halo. Bam! Two religious images for the price of one. Part that water…
  • Huevos Rancheros: Perch

    EL CHAVO!
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Someone I like thought it would be a good idea to treat me to this experience. I’m down with going up– so here we go! It’s smart to make reservations: the gaggle of Bros that showed up this fine Saturday morning expecting to get a table in the nice part ended up sitting at the bar, inside. And I think the whole appeal of this place is the outdoor seating. Pretty much their raison d’etre. It is kinda neat to see El Centro from a different perspective, removed from the street level hostilities of lawyers talking about lawyering or the poor folk forced to public urination…
  • Just Some Recent LH Pics

    EL CHAVO!
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:18 pm
    I miss not having the time to explore our beautiful Lincoln Heights. Some of my favorite times in this neighborhood have been while unemployed, being able to walk or peddle around all the different corners of our isolated part of the city. Step out your front door and the doldrums are banished. You can just stand on a corner and listen to people for awhile and it is mostly always interesting. Certainly better discussions than the insipid conversations I overhear downtown, usually lawyers talking about cases, older suburbanites discussing consumer strategies, while the young offspring of those…
 
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    Elenamary

  • people I learn from

    elenamary
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:25 pm
    A month or so ago I went to the 60th birthday party of a good friend of mine.  She gave me a great piece of advice and said “Elena, remember the Mae West quote ‘You are only as young as the man you feel’ ” she tossed back her redhead and laughed but she was somewhat serious.  I like to think I have surrounded myself with a variety of people, and that they all help me feel alive. A lovely, young friend (maybe I’ll get to feel that young soon enough) taught me this week how to push my body to physical extremes for triathlon and that it was mostly mental, he…
  • always lube

    elenamary
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:12 am
    they looked worse a few days ago ;-) Always lube. More importantly for me, always lube the boobs. I need to remember that. A couple weeks ago I did a sprint triathlon and chaffed a tad in the boobs and thought “man, I should’ve lubed”. This past Sunday I did an olympic distance triathlon (a longer distance), I didn’t lube.  I remember thinking, “meh, it will be okay”. It wasn’t okay I chafed the hell out of my boobs this time. When I saw my doctor Monday, she asked during the breast exam if my partner had done that to me or if I’d done it to…
  • gender differences

    elenamary
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:46 pm
    I’ve 226 draft emails …they are mostly thoughts, or experiences, things I needed to jot down to remember in the future.  Accidentally, just opened this email gem and it made me smile: I overheard Lonnie tell Quincy that he couldn’t tell or ask him if he had been working out nor that he had lost any weight. I was shocked by their interaction and then Quincy responded “What? I’m not a woman.  I don’t need lied too”.  The two began to explain that men could be more honest more straight forward, it was more clear cut even when asking about working out.
  • love letters

    elenamary
    5 Jun 2014 | 4:08 pm
    I was trying to find an old identification card from when I would visit the federal prison in Mexico.  The ID was in a box of old letters.  Letters from friends, birthday cards, love letters from one boyfriend in particular—I’d forgotten how often he would mail me postcards, send me letters, and leave me little notes, and I didn’t realize I had so many of them.  It was wonderfully nostalgic to read through them. These old letters from the ex, are a reminder of the lesson to accept the present.  I didn’t realize how much my now ex loved me, thought of me, cared for…
  • Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

    elenamary
    28 May 2014 | 8:37 am
    Dr. Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman Many women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my…
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    ¿Chicano y que?

  • Two Free 2015 Calendars by Jesús Manuel Mena Garza

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    2015 is just around the corner. Why not get a fabulous calendar to share. It is very simple. Click either or both images to download. The files are in the form of a large PDF. Print on letter, legal, tabloid or other size paper. Print via a basic black and white laser printer or high end photo printer. It is your choice.Another option, you can copy the file to a CD, thumb drive or download to a retail website such as CVS, Walgreens, Costco, etc. Trim the image and you are set. If you have any questions please give me a call or send an email.Print extras. They make great (cheap)…
  • UCLA Chicano Photographers

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    On September 25, 2011, I loaded my vintage 35mm Nikkormat camera with TMax 400 (black and white negative film) and photographed Oscar Castillo and Harry Gamboa, Jr. at UCLA. The two Los Angeles photographers were talking about their photographs taken several decades earlier. I felt incorporating the anachronism that is now film photography would celebrate and bring context to the historic event. Feel free to send me your comments.Click photos to enlargeHarry GamboaHarry GamboaOscar CastilloOscar CastilloUCLA#OscarCastillo #HarryGamboa #UCLA #Chicano…
  • Photographers Conundrum

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    By Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaLike Henry David Thoreau, I long to abandon waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs. A pastoral realm that integrates both nature and culture.Lately, I have imagined a simpler life. Then I acknowledge I am a photographer. Photography requires acquiring and mastering certain technologies. Not so simple.Today, I exist on the margins. A place where nature has been stripped and replaced by a layer of human infrastructure. Still I imagine leaving this artifice behind and assimilating back into the natural realm.Copyright 2014 Jesús…
  • Chicano Dream at Musée d'Aquitaine

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    I have several prints on exhibit at Bordeaux, France’s Musée d’Aquitaine. The “Chicano Dream” show runs for several months. Go check it out. Tell me what you think.The Poster The venue My photo on the leftMy three photos on the rightSome info The openingJesus Barraza inspects my work
  • Movie Mañana

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Text and photographs by Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaClick Photo to enlargeCopyright 2014 Jesús Manuel Mena Garza. All rights reserved.Tomorrow is a big day. A movie about César Chávez will be shown across the USA. I feel it will be a great teaching tool. An opportunity to explore the transcendent nature of the UFW movement and its charismatic leader. For many of my generation, Chávez was a source of inspiration. Living in San José I had many opportunities to meet the soft-spoken leader. His modest dress and easy going manner made him approachable. He often asked the community…
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    South Texas Chisme

  • Real people on the border expecting solutions to real problems

    CouldBeTrue
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    From the humanitarian side:More than a dozen Rio Grande Valley leaders, led by Sister Norma Pimentel, visited Washington, D.C. on Thursday to discuss the so-called crisis on the border.In a meeting with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and six other members of the Congress, the Valley delegation announced they firmly oppose any lessening of due process rights for unaccompanied children from Central America and Gov. Rick Perry’s recent deployment of National Guard troops in South Texas.“This humanitarian crisis is an opportunity to share our American values; let us not forget that…
  • Eliot Shapleigh writes letter to Des Moines Register blasting Perry on border efforts

    CouldBeTrue
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    "On Border issues, Rick Perry’s sole motivation is to pander to extremists in the Republican Party," Shapleigh wrote. He said Perry's deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops on the South Texas border during the run-up to the Iowa caucuses was just "plain pandering." But, republicans love pandering to their basest instincts. That's a feature not a bug in today's republican party.
  • Rightwing columnist sees hypocrisy in Perry's militarized border

    CouldBeTrue
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Nobody likes bashing when it's your group getting the hits.But if we look closer at Perry’s home turf and the humanitarian crisis involving child refugees that is turning South Texas upside down, and define the world as including Mexico and Central America, the governor seems ready to fold on the idea that America has the duty to be not only tough but compassionate. What about the promise beneath the Statue of Liberty to serve as a safe haven for desperate souls who honor us by seeking refuge under our roof?So, as Perry sorts through this inconsistency over the next few months, which creed…
  • Texas business community should welcome local gay marriages

    CouldBeTrue
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Everybody should, actually.Texas could add $180 million to its economy over three years if it allowed same-sex couples to marry, according to a study from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law released Wednesday.The study predicts that more than 23,000 same-sex couples in Texas would marry within three years if the state allowed them to. The legalization of gay marriage would mean a surge in gay weddings, the study estimates, creating a nearly $15 million boost to sales tax revenue over three years. The economic impact would likely be greater if Texas extended marriage rights to…
  • Greg Abbott has crony capitalism bona fides with insurance companies

    CouldBeTrue
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    As Texas neared the end of a decade-long legal fight over homeowners’ insurance rates with Farmers Insurance Group in December, the company's employees PAC gave $50,000 to the gubernatorial campaign of Attorney General Greg Abbott — the top lawyer in the state’s case against the company.The contribution took Abbott's receipts in his race to succeed Texas Gov. Rick Perry to more than $75,000 since 2013 from the PAC of his courtroom opponent — a company the state alleged in a 2002 lawsuit had deceived and discriminated against Texas homeowners.Critics of Abbott and of a still-in-dispute…
 
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    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective

  • Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Unitá – the safe driving app

    Latina Lista
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Today’s Crowdfunding Campaign: Unitá – the safe driving app by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Campaign: Unitá – the safe driving app An android driving app designed to reduce distractions caused by smart phones. “At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.” (NOPUS) “Engaging in…
  • New book featuring Latino role models strives to inspire students to be all they can be

    Latina Lista
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. New book featuring Latino role models strives to inspire students to be all they can be by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Aside from parents and teachers, role models are an essential part of every student’s learning experience. The Latino community is lucky to have many inspiring role models and next month more students will get the chance to learn about these accomplished individuals in a new nonfiction book geared to ages 8-12 titled Portraits of Hispanic…
  • In El Paso, Limbs Intl innovates prosthetic devices

    Latina Lista
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. In El Paso, Limbs Intl innovates prosthetic devices by Latina Lista By Sara Inés Calderón Más Wired Limbs International has been innovating the way that amputees can be mobile since 2004. Originally just a program for students of Limbs’ President Dr. Roger Gonzalez to work on a prosthetic knee, the program has since expanded to include feet and arms, as well as serving more countries. According to Limbs’ website: In early 2011, LIMBS became an independent…
  • Workers celebrate, businesses oppose San Diego’s minimum wage increase

    Latina Lista
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Workers celebrate, businesses oppose San Diego’s minimum wage increase by Latina Lista By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego Last week, San Diego became the largest city in the United States to pass a minimum wage hike and earned sick days policy, but workers’ groups say it is not enough while business-owners say it is too much. During the Monday, July 14th, San Diego City Council meeting, the city council voted 6-3 in favor of an ordinance that will set San…
  • Guest Voz: Philanthropy Must Step Up Action to Help Children Crossing the Border

    Latina Lista
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Guest Voz: Philanthropy Must Step Up Action to Help Children Crossing the Border by Latina Lista By Diana Campoamor LatinaLista Diana Campoamor is the president of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), the parent organization of the crowdfunding platform HIPGive (and a partner of Latina Lista). In an effort to address the humanitarian border crisis, HIP launched an emergency HIPGive campaign. The campaign is meant to support the work of those agencies on the ground…
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    Hasta Los Gatos Quieren Zapatos

  • Why morons should not be allowed to have children

    reenee
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    David Beatty, 28, of Aliquippa, PA was taking care of his two daughters. He heard a loud crash in another room, but was evidently too busy scratching his ass to check. When he finally finished taking a shit and went to check what the noise was, he discovered the two girls, ages two and three under a 124 pound dresser.  2 year old Brooklyn died shortly after the dresser fell on her, while 3 year old Ryeley died two days later in a Pittsburgh hospital.This jackass has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter because he didn't immediately check to see if his daughters were…
  • Blistering take down of the NFL

    LeeSee
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    ..and you know what?Keith Olbermann is right once again.Why is he only on the ESPN channel?Oh yeah, he pissed off the other news outlets. I sure miss him from mainstream TV.
  • Television today

    reenee
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Yes people, the choices we are given do in fact come from a festering cesspool of putrefied shit.
  • Caption contest over at Jezebel yesterday...

    LeeSee
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    ..I'm putting this on for you so you can enjoy a nice photo of "Swingen" at a Hollywood premiere sometime this past week.No sign of Woo.In either case, go on over to the site and enjoy the hilarious captions some creative readers have come up with, you feel better after you read the post.Really.My favorite captions has to be: "The Rock! The Rock, the Rock, the Rock. THE RRRROOOOOOCK!"
  • Happy Birthday!

    reenee
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    You are a fabulous and amazing young woman who makes me proud every day in every way.You've blessed me with more than I could havehoped for when you first came into my life.Thank you for bringing so much kindness, compassion and joy to so many.We are all better for knowing you.
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  • Apply today for the FOCUS black women in tech Fellows program

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Did you know that there is a program to help support black women kick start their innovations? The digitalundivided FOCUS Fellows program is an intensive weeklong program that has a impressive track record of success: Over 30 percent of the black female startup founders who participated in the program have raised at least $50,000 in venture or angel funding and 10% have raised more than a half of million dollars. In contrast, studies have found that less than one percent of startups backed by tech investors were founded by African-Americans. The FOCUS Fellows program takes place in New York…
  • Summer of Feminista: One Good Friend

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Today Summer of Feminista welcomes Lisa Quinones-Fontanez. She is an award winner blogger. Her blog, Atypical Familia, is a personal blog and family lifestyle site with a focus on autism parenting and work/life balance. Her writing has been featured on several websites including Huffington Post Parents, Yahoo Shine and KatieCouric.com. Lisa is also a contributing writer at Parents.com and Babble.com.“All you need is one good friend,” my mother used to say. But as a teenager, I liked being surrounded by friends. Going out in groups to the movies, the mall or just hanging out in the park…
  • I'm turning 40 this year and here's my birthday wish...

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    To finally make it to Space Camp!And when I let friends know they asked how they can help, so I'm posting this in case anyone reading this also wants to help me make my dream come true. I set up a GoFundMe page for my trip. As of my writing, I'm already over 20% towards my goal! That's a selfie of my Mother's Day gift Ella made me. I had told her to not buy me anything, but to just put the money she would spend in a jar. So she made the jar. And yes, added some money. So why Space Camp?Well, I've always been a big nerd for one. But what is curious about my nerd story is that my love of space…
  • Summer of Feminista: When amigas become familia

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Today Summer of Feminista welcomes Lilian Coral, a novice at blogging, who wants to more actively dialogue with colleagues on specific issues around technology and improving the American social safety net. She comes to this work as a Colombian immigrant, raised and educated in the United States and deeply committed to social justice issues. It’s only fitting that I write about girlfriends a day after the death of the mother of one of my oldest girlfriends. In my home, my parents always encouraged my sister and I to prioritize family over friends. It was always about keeping everything in…
  • Janelle Monae at the Taste of Chicago

    12 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    I will admit that I was not a huge fan of Janelle Monae before I found myself at her free-ish (lawn free, pavilion seats cost money) concert as part of the Illinois Lottery Anything's Possible Music Series at the Taste of Chicago on Thursday. I had heard of her (who really hasn't, right?) and all that jazz, but I never went out of my way to truly discover her. Well I discovered her on Thursday as if I had discovered chocolate by falling into a vat of fudge. It was that delicious.I now see why she has such passionate fans. From where we were sitting, we could see them. My favorite was a boy…
 
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  • Sweet Spot Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Smart Activity Gaming

    José Huitron
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Sanwood, LLC is crowdfunding its launch of Sweet Spot, a smart swing sensor for golf and tennis. Sweet Spot is available for preorder through Indiegogo.com and supporters of the campaign are able to reserve Sweet Spot for $99.95.  Sweet Spot was developed by Sanwood, LLC and founded by Dr. Robert (Bob) Woods and Eric Sanchez with development in Santa Barbara, CA and business development in Las Vegas, NV.   Sweet Spot is a smart swing sensor that connects via BluetoothSmart to an iOS or Android app and works with any golf club or tennis racket. The Sweet Spot sensor records data…
  • Pioneering Hackathon Event to Accelerate Latino Entrepreneurship Takes Off on the Central Coast of California

    José Huitron
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    SANTA MARIA, CA - July 2, 2014 - Nestled between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Santa Maria is part of a Central Coast hotbed of rising entrepreneurial activity. Set to take place on August 1st - 3rd, Startup Weekend Santa Maria (http://santamaria.startupweekend.org) is aimed at accelerating entrepreneurship in an arena where Hispanics account for 70% of the population.Offering a dynamic runway for launching new ideas, Startup Weekend Santa Maria brings a robust mix of mentorship, idea generation, unmatched networking, team building, and startup community energy. “Startup Weekend is a…
  • For Latinos Gaining Access to Capital is Like Climbing Mount Everest

    José Huitron
    6 Jun 2014 | 9:42 am
    Capital is a critical resource for accelerating ideas and keeping entrepreneurs on the path to changing the world. However, a recent study highlights significant discrimination in the land of plenty. Conducted by business school professors at Utah State University, Brigham Young University and Rutgers University, the study featured nine businessmen—three white, three black, and three Hispanic. Similar in size and stature, donning the same outfits, and armed with similar education levels and financial profiles, they visited numerous banks seeking a roughly $60,000 loan to expand the…
  • Developments in the Hispanic Media Market

    José Huitron
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Media companies' interest in the booming Hispanic market increasing according to a recent timeline report released by the PewResearch Journalism Project. Providing a solid overview into the growth of media outlets geared towards the Hispanic market, the timeline highlights an important overview of the media landscape."What’s clear from the timeline is that general market companies, those that also own outlets geared to the overall U.S. population have jumped into the Hispanic news industry in recent years. Six of the seven national outlets listed were started by these general market…
  • Entrepreneur Series | Q&A with Kevin Hernandez, Founder of RecCheck

    José Huitron
    23 Jan 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Ideas are better served with inspiration. Sometimes on the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship we need a little bit of motivation and a hard reminder about the possibilities in front of us and the merits of hard work. Kevin Hernandez is the Founder of RecCheck, a mobile application that would allow users to easily set up pick up games with their friends and other players around them. RecCheck is a way for users to discover new parks and players in their area. Following is an interview with Kevin who recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdismo. (Disclosure: I am a Co-Founder of…
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  • Physician, author explains her mind body approach to medicine

    Elena del Valle
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mind Over MedicinePhoto: LissaRankin.com Lissa Rankin, MD, a physician and New York Times bestselling author, is convinced that the lessons she learned over years of medical school and clinical practice are not all set in stone. In her 2013 book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself (Hay House, $24.95), she shares the process that led her to discover what she believes is a better way to health, and what it might mean to patients.Your mental attitude, the author says, is the most important factor in your health even ahead of sleep, nutrition, weight, exercise and…
  • Testicular cancer rising among Hispanic youth, young adults

    Elena del Valle
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Rebecca H. Johnson, M.D., co-author, Increase in Testicular Germ Cell Tumor Incidence Among Hispanic Adolescents and Young Adults in the United StatesPhotos: Stephen M. Schwartz, Rebecca H. Johnson, Franklin L. Chien An article published in Cancer, a a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, points to a recent substantial increase in testicular germ cell tumor incidence among Hispanic adolescents and young adults in the United States. The trend was not evident among non-Hispanic whites. Testicular cancer, among the most common types of cancer in adolescent and young adult men,…
  • Head of Human Microbiome Program addresses detrimental effects of modern medical practices

    Elena del Valle
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Missing MicrobesPhoto: Henry Holt and Company, Troi Santos NYULMC The health of our body depends in part on the balance the exists between bacterial and human cells. Experts estimate that for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have coexiste­d in a peaceful symbiosis that resulted in the relative health of our bodies, and that we acquire microbes by the time we are three years old. They thrive in our gut, noses, mouth, and skin, and they play an essential role in keeping us healthy. The excessive dependence of modern medicine on antibiotics and Cesarian sections is…
  • Job Ad Placement

    Elena del Valle
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Welcome to the HispanicMPR Job Ads page! If you’re looking for a job, scroll down to see job ads. If you want to place an ad, see the next paragraph. How to place an ad (if you visited this page before July 2010, please read this again as the instructions have changed) Ads must list an employment opportunity or employment search related to Hispanic marketing, communication, public relations, media, events planning or other job fields. Cost for one ad: $100 The first 50 words will appear on the Job Ads main page. If your ad has more than 50 words, the words “click here for…
  • Communications Coordinator – Bilingual English/Spanish

    Elena del Valle
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Job Title: Communications Coordinator - Bilingual English/Spanish Company Name: SEIU International Location: Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States, 20036 SEIU Communications Coordinator - Bilingual English/Spanish Grade:D Location: This position may be based in Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA or NY, NY * Fluency is Spanish language is required for this position Click to read the entire ad Communications Coordinator - Bilingual English/SpanishThe post Communications Coordinator – Bilingual English/Spanish appeared first on Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations website and…
 
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  • 2 Mexicans Murdered in Guatemala

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Two Mexican nationals were fatally shot while staying at a roadside hotel on the Atlantic Route highway, Guatemala’s PNC national police force said. The shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, shortly after brothers Pablo and Daniel Flores Aguilar checked-in. The hotel manager told PNC officers that he heard gunshots a few moments after an unknown man arrived looking for the Mexicans. Pablo, 46, was pronounced dead the scene, while 50-year-old Daniel died later at a hospital in Guatemala City. Authorities have no clues as to the motive for the double-murder, the PNC said.
  • President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced financial aid for the agricultural sector that could be hurt if the weather phenomenon known as El Niño aggravates the severe drought already affecting much of the northern part of the country. Santos outlined the plan Thursday during a Cabinet meeting held near Barranquilla, capital of Atlantico province, one of the areas suffering most from the drought. The president said that if the onset of El Niño is confirmed, the farming sector is sure to suffer the effects. Colombia’s national ombudsman, Jorge Armando Otalora, asked the…
  • 6 Die in Shootout in Honduras

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    One police officer and five suspected gang members were killed in a gun battle in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, the Honduran security ministry said. The shooting broke out during a police operation in the Sandoval neighborhood of Honduras’ second-largest city. Police were in Sandoval to carry out arrests after repeated complaints from residents about crime, the ministry said. Suspects armed with AK-47 assault rifles fired shots at police, who returned fire. An officer wounded in the exchange, Elmer Castillo, died later at a hospital. Five reputed gang members died in the shootout…
  • Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued from Poachers in Costa Rica

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Police rescued a leatherback sea turtle from the vehicle of poachers who planned to sell the animal for its meat, Costa Rica’s Security Ministry said. The leatherback is an endangered species and the sale of its flesh or eggs is banned in Costa Rica, but on the black market both sell for very high prices. The turtle was being transported Wednesday night in the trunk of a car in Matama, a town in the Caribbean province of Limon, the Security Ministry said in a statement. Police had set up a routine checkpoint and when they tried to stop the vehicle, one of its occupants shot at the…
  • Alejandro Sanz Welcomes Second Child With Raquel Perera

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Singer Alejandro Sanz and his wife, Raquel Perera, are the parents of a baby girl, their second child together, sources at the Ruber Clinic in Madrid told Efe on Friday. The little girl, who will be christened Alma, was born Thursday afternoon. Mother and baby are both doing well and will possibly be released from the clinic on Sunday, a spokesperson for the medical center said. The new mom posted a photo of a pack of diapers on her Instagram social network profile with the note “Welcome home again ).” Alma is the second child born of the couple, who wed on May 23, 2012 in…
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