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  • Latino Spec Fiction, April 2015

    La Bloga
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    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A year ago on BuzzFeed, in his article, Diversity Is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing, author Daniel José Older wrote:  "When we raise the question of diversity, no one is demanding more tokens. We’re talking about systemic upheaval. Diversity is not enough. Maybe the word hasn’t been invented yet – that thing beyond diversity. We often define movements by what they’re against, but the final goal is greater than the powers it dismantles, deeper than any statistic. It’s something like equity – a commitment to harvesting a narrative language so broad it has no face, no…
  • This is not about Venezuela

    The Mex Files
    richmx2
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:25 pm
    … or, so says Mark Weisbrot, in the Democracy Now! discussion of the Summit of the Americas. For the U.S., the Summit was supposed to be (as it has been since the first one back during the Clinton Administration) a pep rally for U.S. economic penetration in Latin America, via “free trade” agreements.  The mismanaged U.S. policy towards the region, as well as the arrogance with with the U.S. has “assumed” Latin American nations would ask “how high” when the U.S. says “jump” have made these summits less and less about U.S. interests, and…
  • Thank you, friends

    Chicana on the Edge
    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    I'm very grateful to my friends. I had a bout of depression in the past week and they responded in just the right ways. They asked how they could help and offered to talk, but they didn't give me a pep talk or keep asking why I was depressed. They just let me know they were there for me, and besides that they just trusted me to work through it. It definitely helped to know they were thinking of me and were willing to come over or take me out if I wanted it.Why was I depressed? That's a question you learn not to ask when you truly understand depression.  Depression isn't an emotion.
  • ¡Cuando Vengas!

    CHANFLES!
    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!
  • Roberto Rodriguez, PhD – Write in Candidacy for the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Chair-elect 2015

    ¿Chicano y que?
    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…
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    La Bloga

  • Latino Spec Fiction, April 2015

    Contributing Bloguistas:
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A year ago on BuzzFeed, in his article, Diversity Is Not Enough: Race, Power, Publishing, author Daniel José Older wrote:  "When we raise the question of diversity, no one is demanding more tokens. We’re talking about systemic upheaval. Diversity is not enough. Maybe the word hasn’t been invented yet – that thing beyond diversity. We often define movements by what they’re against, but the final goal is greater than the powers it dismantles, deeper than any statistic. It’s something like equity – a commitment to harvesting a narrative language so broad it has no face, no…
  • WordFest. Big Read. Northside. REFORMA. Pancho.

    Manuel Ramos
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    WordFest Press Release from Su TeatroSU TEATRO PRESENTS The FirstEver WordFest - EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF STORY!DENVER, CO – Su Teatro will present their FirstEver WordFest April 20-26, a week-long festival dedicated to promoting a deeper appreciation of the written word and showcasing world-class writers and artists. Su Teatro’s FirstEver WordFest is the start of an annual vanguard event that will nurture artistic expression and connect our community with incredible Latino voices. The FirstEver WordFest details can be viewed at www.suteatro.org. Tickets are $10 general, $7…
  • Chicanonautica: The Mirror is Smoking . . .

    ERNEST HOGAN
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    by Ernest HoganI don't usually read YA. Maybe it's because I'm old. I remember when the category first appeared, and I wasn't impressed. It all seemed to be the bullshit stuff they had in the school library that was approved by church and municipal authorities. Why should I bother with that when I could read underground comix, Vampirella, and Harlan Ellison? David Bowles' The Smoking Mirror is different, right up my weird artifact-littered alley – we've got hero twins (a boy and a girl), nagualism (shape-shifting in gringospeak), and all kinds of pre-Columbian mythology that dovetails in…
  • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2015

    Rene Colato Lainez
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Aprirl 18 & 19, 2015USC CampusFree AdmissionThe Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. There’s also a photography exhibit, film screenings followed by Q&A’s and discussion panels on some of today’s hottest topics.La Bloga Blogueros at the LA Festival of BooksKaya Press hosts Los Angeles Poet…
  • Review: Hollywood Notebook. Foto Essay: San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival

    msedano
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Review: Wendy C. Ortiz. Hollywood Notebook. Los Angeles CA: Writ Large Press, 2015.Michael SedanoThat is a journal for old and young. The young in one another’s arms, scattershot subjects, heavy drinking, fidelity and infidelities, writer’s block, and a whelming sense of ageing intellect fill this “prose poemish memoir.” Wendy C. Ortiz’ Hollywood Notebook is a coming-of-age memoir, a past passing and to come account of a writer with a day job turning the corner into her 30s.She thinks she’s getting old and nowhere, and is writing to kick herself in the muse and make something of…
 
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    The Mex Files

  • This is not about Venezuela

    richmx2
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:25 pm
    … or, so says Mark Weisbrot, in the Democracy Now! discussion of the Summit of the Americas. For the U.S., the Summit was supposed to be (as it has been since the first one back during the Clinton Administration) a pep rally for U.S. economic penetration in Latin America, via “free trade” agreements.  The mismanaged U.S. policy towards the region, as well as the arrogance with with the U.S. has “assumed” Latin American nations would ask “how high” when the U.S. says “jump” have made these summits less and less about U.S. interests, and…
  • The warning … a (really late) Friday Night Video

    richmx2
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:28 pm
    I always tell foreigners who want to extend their vacations by working as a street busker, or playing in a bar, that they’re gonna face some tough competition… even from little girls.    Filed under: Music, Music in English Tagged: Kick-ass little girls
  • They’ll have to make the best of it…

    richmx2
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:03 am
    Well, this is the tale of a Korean ship That crashed into a reef… Kim Il-Jong would like it back, But Mexico is causing grief.   It seems the ship is embargoed, And besides, it doesn’t float… The best the North Koreans can do Is send a stiffly worded note.   In hotels in Túxpam now North Korean sailors wait Until the situation is Resolved at some future date.   So, this is the tale of the castaways They’ll be here for a long long time, They’ll have to make the best of it — It’s an uphill climb.   Phones that work, and motor cars,…
  • 7 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm

    richmx2
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    What did these diplomats think they stood to gain by getting themselves into a pissing war with United Nations human rights officials?  Mexico comes off looking like a petty rogue state digging in against world opinion. Whatever happened to the high road? Kelly Arthur Garrett… a long-time correspondent and reporter here in Mexico (back when the Mexico City News was a real newspaper) is back with his own blog, usually covering the newspaper trade here. Well worth reading is his take on the dust-up between the UN’s “Special Rapporteur for Human Rights” and…
  • Mandatory Voting?

    richmx2
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:36 am
    While I tend to think a mandatory vote is a good idea, when it was suggested  by Barack Obama, there were a number of objections, beyond the usual ones (whether relevant or not) that pop up in the United States any time Obama suggests anything.  We have mandatory voting here in Mexico, and for those who want to vote “nobody”, there is always the option of spoiling your ballot… either writing “FUCK YOU” (in Spanish, Nahuatl, or any other language you wish) or …  writing in a vote for Morris the Cat, or drawing a picture, or otherwise expressing your…
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    Chicana on the Edge

  • Thank you, friends

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    I'm very grateful to my friends. I had a bout of depression in the past week and they responded in just the right ways. They asked how they could help and offered to talk, but they didn't give me a pep talk or keep asking why I was depressed. They just let me know they were there for me, and besides that they just trusted me to work through it. It definitely helped to know they were thinking of me and were willing to come over or take me out if I wanted it.Why was I depressed? That's a question you learn not to ask when you truly understand depression.  Depression isn't an emotion.
  • White fragility

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Recently Michigan public radio did a story called Why All White People Are Racist, But Can't Handle Being Called Racist: The Theory of White Fragility. One might wonder the following: what is white fragility? Do we need more jargon about racism? Why are we talking about white people again?After listening to the story, I realized I've encountered white fragility. White fragility is the hypersensitivity with which white people often receive the news that, yes, they count as racist. Many white people believe that the word "racist" doesn't apply to them because they've equated "racism" with…
  • My skull ring

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:51 am
    This is a photo of my hand wearing my current favorite ring. I love this ring because I find the idea of death comforting. For me, life is busy, loud, often overwhelming and too often painful. Life is full of people moving quickly and too many things to do and not enough places to go to the bathroom. It's a relief to know that at the end of all these responsibilities and challenges, there will be rest. There will be silence and stillness forever. I live for that. Ordered ring from www.theSilverDragonJewelry.com. They use only reclaimed (recycled) silver and make everything custom.
  • Enjoying a book about The Twilight Zone

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:38 pm
    I think I've watched all five seasons of the original Twilight Zone series enough times to be able to read this book. It's Stewart Stanyard's Dimensions Behind The Twilight Zone with a foreward by Neil Gaiman. It was a gift from my sister and it's not only a good coffee table book, it's great to actually read.
  • How To Cancel Service

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    I've been having Internet connection problems for weeks now (it started on 20 March) and have finally had it with Comcast. I'm cancelling service this week and switching back to AT&T. I only left AT&T because Comcast had a good deal back in 2013 when I moved into this apartment, but it's not worth it. I don't know what's going on with them, but my Internet service cuts out several times a week these days. One minute I have full connection, the next minute I have no connection. Maybe they're going through changes right now and it'll get better, but I'm out of patience. The worst is…
 
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    CHANFLES!

  • ¡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?
  • “Uhh, I Don’t Know”

    EL CHAVO!
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:38 pm
    And with that timeless line our hero slacker begins his job interview. The rest of this song is even better. I had to share it as it’s hard to find now, even though it used to be online. Yeah, it’s old. Maybe new to you. Still speaks to me, haha! Sleepin’, drinkin’, smokin’ and tokin’. Lurkin’, overtin’, not workin’… Grrr! Gettin’ fired from my job Seems unavoidable. The robot race Is unemployable. If I’m not late You know I’m absent. I’m the poster boy For sexual harassment. My only food From W. I. C.. I got…
  • First World Problems

    EL CHAVO!
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
  • Huevos Rancheros: Loteria Grill – Downtown

    EL CHAVO!
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:58 pm
    I’ve reviewed the Huevos Rancheros from Loteria Grill before, way back in 2008, mostly because I was so far from my usual areas of eating interest that I had to explore the local terrain. I wasn’t planning to dabble in double dipping with this outlet of Jimmy Shaw’s growing collection of eateries but I did find myself here on a day I was craving a savory meal that resonated with my palate. Awwfugit, I have my camera, I’ll make it an adventure. Does absence makes the heart grow fonder? This place is not that easy to find, I would not recommend you consider it a…
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    ¿Chicano y que?

  • 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?
  • Documenting the Legacy of César Estrada Chávez Exhibition

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
  • A Chicano Photographer's Journey Video

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:09 pm
 
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    South Texas Chisme

  • Why didn't Texas expand Medicaid?

    CouldBeTrue
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Because unlike Jesus, republicans hate the poor and love the rich. That would especially be the working poor.The large number of Rio Grande Valley residents who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is evidence the Texas Senate should have voted to expand Medicaid, says a top local healthcare advocate.Jose Medrano is leading Enroll America’s campaign to sign up residents for health insurance along the Texas-Mexico border region. He and his team are having some success. Analysis by Enroll America shows that more than 56,000 residents in Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr and…
  • Voting via email is a plutocrat's dream

    CouldBeTrue
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    So easy to fix an election. A pilot program allowing soldiers in hostile fire zones to vote via email is being touted as a success after just eight soldiers from Bexar County cast ballots in Texas' general elections last year.
  • Word is Leticia van de Putte went all free market talking points at Stonewall

    CouldBeTrue
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Van de Putte should be ashamed.One source told Out In SA that it was Van de Putte’s response to one of the questions on the candidate questionnaire that led many to support Villarreal.The question asked if the candidate supported a city-wide employment nondiscrimination ordinance. Van de Putte answered “no” and qualified that answer by saying that the city must focus on its “primary mission,” going on to say that “the power of the pocket book” would ferret out businesses that discriminateFormer state Rep. Mike Villarreal got the endorsement.The power of the market is a CLASSIC…
  • Man gets probation for raping 15 year old relative

    CouldBeTrue
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
    No means no. At any point. The judge, Rudy Delgado, should be ashamed.A 21-year-old man was sentenced to five years probation for sexual assault of a child after admitting to having sex with a minor last April.
  • A.C. Cuellar votes to give campaign loaner a contract

    CouldBeTrue
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    That just smells. What about recusing yourself?Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner A.C. Cuellar voted Tuesday to approve a county contract with a company that loaned about $70,000 to his election campaign.
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    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective

  • Spanish protesters create inventive way to bypass restrictive new “gag” laws with first-ever hologram protest

    Latina Lista
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Spanish protesters create inventive way to bypass restrictive new “gag” laws with first-ever hologram protest by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Spain is no stranger to its citizens protesting. With massive protests happening in the country on a more regular basis since the fall of its economy several years ago and the ongoing threat of Catalan seceding from the rest of the Iberian Peninsula, the Spanish government must have had enough. Otherwise, they…
  • Court affirms ruling that Maricopa deputies used race in traffic stops

    Latina Lista
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Court affirms ruling that Maricopa deputies used race in traffic stops by Latina Lista By Jessica Boehm Cronkite News WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that racial discrimination by Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies extended to all traffic stops – not just those performed during “immigration sweeps.” The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also affirmed much of a district…
  • Students from Lima international school create special English classes

    Latina Lista
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Students from Lima international school create special English classes by Latina Lista By Karen Wong Peru This Week With the abundance of English skills that runs in Colegio Roosevelt, it was time to share it with the rest of the community by opening an English program called Habla Roosevelt. There are several international schools in Lima, with students who speak English at a high level. In fact, some are accepted to many of the best schools around the world.
  • Discussing Race Helps Black, Latino Boys, Study Says

    Latina Lista
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Discussing Race Helps Black, Latino Boys, Study Says by Latina Lista By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat “I don’t see color” isn’t always a good approach to addressing race — at least according to a report released this week by the Center for Collaborative Education and the Annenberg Institute that evaluates the reasons for low academic performance among black and Latino males in Boston Public Schools. While in some cases, black and Latino males are…
  • Crowdfunder: Syndicated Latino cartoonist to teach craft to students of Pine Ridge Reservation

    Latina Lista
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Crowdfunder: Syndicated Latino cartoonist to teach craft to students of Pine Ridge Reservation by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Campaign: Lalo Alcaraz’s Trip to Pine Ridge On May 1-2, 2015, nationally syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz will travel to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, along with, “Without Reservations” cartoonist Ricardo Caté, to conduct a cartooning workshop for almost 60 Native American students from the American Horse…
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    Hasta Los Gatos Quieren Zapatos

  • They'll never “get it” because they don't want to “get it.”

    reenee
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Sean Hannity is confused about why Hispanic Americans don't like the GOP. Jorge Ramos tries to help Hannity take his head out of his ass without success.Hannity spoke to Fusion host Jorge Ramos recently about why the Hispanic community refuses to back Republican candidates who share their cultural identity like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.Yes, he IS that stupid. In the age old “They all look the same to me” manner, he's obviously thinking that Cubans and Mexicans are alike.Hannity wondered why there was no talk about how "historic" a Rubio or Cruz presidency would be. Ramos had to explain to…
  • Child 44

    LeeSee
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    ....a new film released April 17th just yesterday.This movie is based on the book written by Tom Rob Smith, he wrote it in 2008. I read the book a while back, maybe a year or so ago.You might wonder why.It was extremely depressing but engaging in its written form, it reminded me of something.I saw a movie made for TV in the 1990's and it was about a Russian serial killer. Apparently the Russians chose to believe there was no such thing as serial killers in Soviet Russia.Which is hilarious on the face of it but disgusting in practical purpose.The book described the real life story of the…
  • I'm surprised that they're surprised.

    reenee
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Black Americans vote for Democrats 95% of the time. Republicans like to argue that blacks should recognize the historic role the GOPs played in ending slavery, defeating Jim Crow, and fighting for civil rights.Yeah, well, good luck with that, since current racial disparities are in our faces on a daily basis. Historical achievements matter very little in the face of continual racism.Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly demonstrates in this video why that narrative doesn’t connect with blacks. You can follow the link, I don't have the stomach to post this jackass on our blog. He's too…
  • Apparently mad as hell and just not taking it anymore...

    LeeSee
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    ..although one might say his behavior is just as extreme as the behavior of the woman who set him on this path, sometimes crazy behavior is one's only defense.In trying to make a point regarding what he believes is being singled out and "criminalized" he has decided to make the broader point regarding how black and brown kids are treated in the schools.This is Utah we are talking about, it is in essence a red state.Very conservative, very religious with its own particular brand of religion.A dry state that probably doesn't tolerate too much out of the norm behavior at all.So perhaps I am…
  • Truth telling

    reenee
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    On April 11th, the Editorial Board over at The New York Times published an opinion (included below) regarding the ugly manner that President Obama has been treated by the Republicans and how much more despicable they've become towards him as his second term ends. The GOPs and the Dems have always had a contentious relationship, that's nothing new, however, what the GOPs have been doing to President Obama is disgusting and uncalled for. These detractors and obstructionists can deny it all they want, but the truth is that it all comes down to the fact that he's black.It is a peculiar, but…
 
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    Viva la Feminista

  • Review: Hillary Clinton Coloring Book

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    In what will be just the start of Hillary products I get pitched comes a fun peek at the girl who would be President. Hillary: The Coloring Book gives you over 60 pages of coloring including a page dedicated to when she was dancing up a storm in South Africa. Since coloring books for adults are all the rage, why not grab one where you get to color in a zillion pant suits? My favorite pages are of hippie Hillary. And thanks to the publisher, I can offer you a head start on creating your own Hillary campaign poster. Just download the PDF file and grab your crayons. Support Viva la Feminista by…
  • Review: Bitch Planet #1, #2 & #3

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    If you were to judge "Bitch Planet" by its back cover, you would expect a barrel of feminist camp awaiting you. The back cover of the first two issues are a play off 1950s comic book ads for x-ray glasses and hypnotizing tools, this time the glasses see through men's intentions and you hypnotize women away from being perfect...to allow you to take the top slot! I do want to conceal $3.00 in an envelope for a new signature. But once inside, the world of "Bitch Planet" will take your breath away. The premise is that in the near future humans have found a planet to exile problematic women at an…
  • Book Review: It Runs in the Family by Frida Berrigan

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Half way through Frida Berrigan’s contribution to mom lit, It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing Into Rebellious Motherhood, I thought this was the best book ever. I even said in my Goodreads update that it was so good that I could put my aspirations of writing a book on motherhood to bed. Now that I am done with her part-mothering book, part-memoir, I can say that I still might give mine a go, but this is certainly one the best books about raising children I have ever read. Berrigan is the daughter of acclaimed peace activist Philip Berrigan. Some of us might know…
  • Review: Zazzle Custom Fabric

    6 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    This is part one of the review as I have yet to do anything but squeal over my Zazzle custom fabric. As you can see it is very light purple, has the Viva la Feminista logo and my motto "Peace, Love & Feminism" printed on the fabric. I am not a pro with fabric. I know how to sew and once I get my sewing machine all set, I will be turning this fabric (I have 2 yards) into a skirt. Yup, if you see me at a blogger and/or feminist event, you might catch me in it. #NERD. But since my BFF, Cinnamon, is a fabric pro I asked her for thoughts on the fabric itself. The printing is well done. The ink…
  • Review: I've got a bad feeling about Princess Leia's comic book series

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    When I learned that Princess Leia was getting a comic book series, it made sense. Women-led comic books are all the rage, especially given the ass kicking that "Thor (2014)" has been doing in sales. But after two issues, I am quite disappointed. "Princess Leia" picks up at the end of the "A New Hope" when Leia presents Luke & Han with medals.SPOILERS BELOW....The issue that Leia must contend with in this series is what to do after the destruction of Alderaan. Not just personally, but as the Princess of Alderaan. And here's where I feel the plot goes off track...The idea that the Empire is…
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    Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations website and podcast

  • Chicago sales executive draws on TV characters for leadership insights

    Elena del Valle
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Tune in to Wow Leadership Photos: Smith Publicity Depending on their program preferences would be leaders and existing leaders who watch certain entertaining programs on television can accomplish two tasks at once, according to Sheri Staak. The sales executive, teacher and author of Tune In to Wow Leadership: 10 Lessons Learned From America’s Favorite Shows (Greenleaf Book Group Press, $24.95) believes larger than life fictional TV characters from well known programs such as House, The Office, The Simpsons and Dallas offer leadership lessons.In her 225-page softcover book published January…
  • Social media fans share their techniques in book

    Elena del Valle
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Art of Social Media digital book first pagePhoto: HispanicMPR Using four or five words that explain what you are about and posting a simple photo that can blow up to a large size is best; as is picking a name that makes it obvious who you are. Try to create a profile that makes you seem competent, likable and trustworthy, says Guy Kawasaki, a believer in the business value of social media, about how business people should build their social media bio and avatar. In his latest book The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users (Penguin, $12.99), written with Peg Fitzpatrick, he also…
  • With video – Discovery Familia airs bakery entrepreneur series

    Elena del Valle
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Buddy Valastro, host of Bakery Boss - click to enlargeVideo, photo: Discovery FamiliaInterested in capturing the attention of women between 18 and 49 years of age Discovery Familia will air 13 one hour episodes, dubbed into Spanish, of Bakery Boss Mondays at 10 p.m. E/P starting March 30, 2015. The series, new to Discovery Familia, stars Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) as he visits bakeries on the verge of bankruptcy around the country. Scroll down to watch a short video promotional clip in Spanish.The show, produced by High Noon Entertainment, first aired in English on TLC in the United States in…
  • Podcast with Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, lead author, Your Bones, about how too many phosphates are killing us

    Elena del Valle
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, lead author, Your Bones Photo: Lara Pizzorno, MDiv A podcast interview with Lara Pizzorno, MDiv, lead author, Your Bones, is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, she discusses how too many phosphates are killing us with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast. A member of the American Medical Writers Association for more than 25 years, Lara is the editor of Longevity Medicine Review, and senior medical editor for Salugenecists, Inc., and Integrative Medicine Advisors, LLC. She…
  • Car sales specialist discusses his search engine ideas

    Elena del Valle
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Win the Game of GoogleopolyPhotos: Wiley, Bryan Taylor Johnson Sean V. Bradley, CSP has made a career in automotive sales. When it comes to online sales he believes Google is king, dominating 67.5 percent of the market. He also believes it is essential to appear among the top ten results or the first page of results on Google. Because, he says, only five percent of people look at results beyond the first page, not being on that page is like not appearing at all. He is convinced he has discovered search engine optimization techniques that will lead readers of his book Win the Game of…
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  • Cristela Race Theory

    Hector A. Chavana, Jr. (Tlacaelel)
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Wish I had time to blog I’d do one on the show cristela. Some of the stuff they show is powerful commentary on our own colonization and our mindset. One show talked about the tendency of people in our community who think they are superior when they date whites. The other show illustrated not only tokenism but how minorities are used in court as window dressing to oppose claims of discrimination. It was all talked about very casually and comedic ally. I think these topics are useful even if there was a void of criticism and reflection about these topics. Saw my camarada Anastacio…
  • In Re Rodriguez 81 F. 337 Distrct Court W.D. Texas

    Hector A. Chavana, Jr. (Tlacaelel)
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    This case is cited as one that deal with voting rights in Texas, according to the Texas State Historical Association. I think the racial and historical understanding of our history is confused liberally racist, you know that kind of racism where they say, “you’re not like the rest of them.” Case decided May 3, 1897. At the May term, 1896, of this court, Ricardo Rodriguez, a citizen of Mexico, filed an application, in due form, by which he sought to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. Two affidavits, embodying the essential requisites prescribed by the…
  • From Law School Learnig

    Hector A. Chavana, Jr. (Tlacaelel)
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    Went over Johnson v M’intosh today. “Brilliant” Chief Justice Marshall: natives can’t claim title to land because they did not discover it. Share and Enjoy:
  • Nemontemi

    Hector A. Chavana, Jr. (Tlacaelel)
    19 May 2014 | 9:14 am
    The new understanding of the xiuhpoalli is that there was a leap year after all, rather than the quarter day adjustment that many of us had heard of. How did the calendar account for the over compensation of the additional day, since a year is actually slightly less tham 365.25 days? It is actually 365.24 days, meaning that the addition of a day every four years is actually an overcompensation of about 14 minutes.  I guess this question applies even assuming the quarter day adjustment were correct (as opposed to the leap year). The same over compensation applies regardless of whatever method…
  • The Three Factors

    Hector A. Chavana, Jr. (Tlacaelel)
    18 Feb 2014 | 9:22 am
    I often listen to Michael Berry who is on the fringes of the conservative talk show hosts. One of the distinguishing factors about his content is that he loudly criticizes the culture of “the welfare class” and mocks, and even demonizes those people who look at collective solutions to problems. He goes way beyond a policy analysis an actually has a female character who does “black voice,” who is played by a white man. He often stereotypes those people who he calls “illegal” immigrants. Anyway, you get the flavor of his show. Today, he was exploring a theory…
 
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