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  • On Cuba: 12 Notes at the Crossroads

    La Bloga
    Melinda Palacio
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
     Guest Post by Emma TrellesLe sombre Malembo, Dieu du carrefour, 1943, by Wifredo Lam1. After an entire lifetime in South Florida, I now live 3,000 miles away on the central coast of California, in a small city ringed by mountains and bordered by a Pacific which appears paler and vaster than the Caribbean-Atlantic I have always known. This is where I hear that the Cuban embargo is unraveling, the news a fragment floating from my car radio right before I turn off the ignition to trundle groceries from the trunk to our garden apartment. The U.S. will further ease travel restrictions…
  • The Truth About Government Assistance, by Raquel Magana

    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American
    Dee
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Guest Voz: Raquel Magana, a Latina Immigrant mother of 4, who has Cancer and is currently receiving assistance. Understand, this is NOT the story Republicans promote about those receiving assistance. Instead, this is a true story about a loving Mother, with an illness, in modern America, looking for a means towards a better life for her children.The Truth About Government Assistance, by Raquel MaganaA little insight to government assistance, because I am not embarrassed or ashamed about who I am and what I am capable of in this life, I am able to be transparent about it:I started…
  • Unhealthy travels

    The Mex Files
    richmx2
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    The Secretary of Health for the State of Sonora has taken the unusual step of issues a “health travel advisory”… warning Sonorans against visits to California, Utah, Arizona or Washington, because of the measles outbreak in those states. At the very least, Sonorans are advised to have their measles vaccine at least two weeks in advance of any visits to those disease ridden outposts of superstition where people turn to witch doctors like Jenny McCarthy instead of scientists. Sonora, where vaccinations are mandatory and free of change, has not seen a case of measles in the…
  • Why not blog?

    Chicana on the Edge
    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    Dec. 26, 2014Fortunately, I don't let not having a blogging topic stop me from posting. This makes hitting my ten-posts-a-month goal easier. Maybe one day I'll raise the bar to ten interesting posts a month. But probably not.This is a photo from about a month ago, of me holding a gingerbread man I had just decorated. My aunt had brought one of those kits to a party and I decided to crack it open. The cookie was already baked and ready to go. All you had to do was massage the plastic envelope of icing, cut a small hole in one corner and get going. The M&M-type candies were included.I was…
  • No Quitarme La Botella

    CHANFLES!
    EL CHAVO!
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Remember when I used to post music on this page? So many years ago. But then I sorta stopped, not sure why, maybe to give this online landing a structure of sorts and not bother people with my personal preferences. The stupidity of that only becomes clear when you type it out. It might make sense tomorrow. I drove by this spot recently, it reminded me of being at the actual Alhambra in Granada and how badly this community has lived up to the original. As far as I can tell, there is nothing of majesty to be found in our So. Cal Alhambra. Nothing to mesmerize you with a sense of wonder and awe,…
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    La Bloga

  • On Cuba: 12 Notes at the Crossroads

    Melinda Palacio
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
     Guest Post by Emma TrellesLe sombre Malembo, Dieu du carrefour, 1943, by Wifredo Lam1. After an entire lifetime in South Florida, I now live 3,000 miles away on the central coast of California, in a small city ringed by mountains and bordered by a Pacific which appears paler and vaster than the Caribbean-Atlantic I have always known. This is where I hear that the Cuban embargo is unraveling, the news a fragment floating from my car radio right before I turn off the ignition to trundle groceries from the trunk to our garden apartment. The U.S. will further ease travel restrictions…
  • Dichos de Chimayó

    Lydia Gil
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:01 pm
    El escritor y fotógrafo nuevomexicano Don J. Usner recoge dichos y refranes de herencia española en la región del valle de Chimayó en un libro donde se mezclan memorias con la geografía cultural de un lugar casi mítico. "Chasing Dichos through Chimayó" es singular en el modo en que teje etnografía, memorias y fotografía al documentar la sabiduría popular que conservan los mayores del lugar. El libro nació de una serie de viajes que el autor realizó junto a su madre a esta región de Nuevo México que había conocido de pequeño, donde residía su familia materna. Del propósito…
  • Little Chanclas

    Rene Colato Lainez
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    by José LozanoAge Range: 5 - 9 yearsPaperback: 32 pagesPublisher: Cinco Puntos Press (February 17, 2015)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1935955861ISBN-13: 978-1935955863A bilingual tale about Little Lilly Lujan who loves her chanclas (flip-flops) going slippety-slappety and flippity-flop. In fact, Lilly refuses any footwear except her favorite pair of flip-flops. "Why does Lilly love her chanclas so much?" her family cries. Lilly doesn't listen. That's why her family nicknames her "Little Chanclas." At baptisms, barbecues, quinceañeras, and picnics, you can hear Little Chanclas going…
  • 2014 Review: Writers Reading Their Own Stuff. Book News from Houston.

    msedano
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Michael SedanoIn keeping with the ancient Latinos' god, Janus,January is a month of assessment--looking back, and planning--looking forward. This week brings a handful of exemplar fotos of writers reading their work in 2014, together with considerations for readings this year.Reading your stuff aloud is a bit like public speaking--it's an activity many people dread, even fear. Given an audience, some writers relish the opportunity while others struggle to get through it.Audiences hear the difference between a considered reading and an apprehensive reading. Since the norm trends to the latter,…
  • Corazón Pintado: Ekphrastic Poems, 2015

    Xánath Caraza
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Xánath Caraza“Caraza’s voice is the pulse of the powerful, mythic earth. Landscape and dreamscape fuse in this rhythmic poetry, as the images Caraza paints and repaints for us—mountains, shells, twisters, deserts—go on “rocking the imagination” through time, history, memory, and that wildest frontier: the heart.”—Maria Melendez, author of Flexible Bones and How Long She’ll Last in This World. Corazón Pintado(Pandora lobo estepario Press, 2015) by Xánath Caraza Pandora lobo estepario Press, Chicago, IL, has decided to publish the second edition of my…
 
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    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American

  • The Truth About Government Assistance, by Raquel Magana

    Dee
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Guest Voz: Raquel Magana, a Latina Immigrant mother of 4, who has Cancer and is currently receiving assistance. Understand, this is NOT the story Republicans promote about those receiving assistance. Instead, this is a true story about a loving Mother, with an illness, in modern America, looking for a means towards a better life for her children.The Truth About Government Assistance, by Raquel MaganaA little insight to government assistance, because I am not embarrassed or ashamed about who I am and what I am capable of in this life, I am able to be transparent about it:I started…
  • Targetting the 2016 Latino Vote: Do's and Don'ts

    Dee
    4 Jan 2015 | 10:57 am
    The 2016 Presidential Election is just around the corner. The party that understands the following about Latino Voters may win our votes:DO Understand:Latinos in America are a Variety of people. Don't view us as "Mexxkins" or "Foreigners." We are Brown, Red, Yellow, Black and White.We are Rich, Middle Class and Poor.We are young, middle aged and old.We are educated, whether through formal schooling, home schooling or the school of life.The vast majority of us speak / understand English and Spanish.The vast majority of us are Christian and we believe in God.The vast majority of us love our…
  • Stop the Madness! Stop Racial Profiling Violence by Police and Violence Against Police!

    Dee
    3 Jan 2015 | 5:59 pm
    I've been reading about the Police Shootings and the shooting of police, the protests by "the people" and by "the police." Most recently, my viewers have encouraged me to read the case of "Omar Abrego", a young father of 3 who was beaten to death by police after a traffic stop.My uncle was a police officer. I also had a nephew killed by the police.I DO NOT support the shootings. There are good cops and bad cops.There are good people and bad people.Racial Profiling happens. There are violent people. There are innocent people.There is TOO MUCH force by the Police.There is TOO MUCH crime by…
  • Rick Perry's BIG OOPS throughout the Ebola Crisis in Texas

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

    Dee
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Latinos Be Aware. We MUST pay attention to what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri. What is happening in Ferguson has happened in ALL Minority Communities across America. The police chief of Ferguson, Chief Thomas Jackson, is the MIRROR IMAGE of Maricopa County's Joe Arpaio. That's right "Arpayaso!"Think about Arpayaso's RACIAL PROFILING crimes! He continuously attacks small Latino neighborhoods like Guadalupe, having his masked volunteers patrol the streets, attacking the children during their Confirmation Mass. Arpayaso, attacking mothers, driving their children, stealing them away, and…
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  • Unhealthy travels

    richmx2
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    The Secretary of Health for the State of Sonora has taken the unusual step of issues a “health travel advisory”… warning Sonorans against visits to California, Utah, Arizona or Washington, because of the measles outbreak in those states. At the very least, Sonorans are advised to have their measles vaccine at least two weeks in advance of any visits to those disease ridden outposts of superstition where people turn to witch doctors like Jenny McCarthy instead of scientists. Sonora, where vaccinations are mandatory and free of change, has not seen a case of measles in the…
  • Say what?

    richmx2
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Gee, apparently this site is being followed by 275 other websites… the latest being “Economic & Multicultural Zeitgeist”  which rails against This modern day inquisition [which] constitutes a foreign elitist multicultural agenda that facilitates the dark hedonistic subversion of my nation through mass enemy coreligionist immigration and dark heathen race mixing involving socioeconomic theft through communist social justice indoctrination, mongrelizing diversity through racial guilt, and forced fascist tolerance of anti-white protestant christian subversives working…
  • Holocausts…

    richmx2
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:25 pm
    There are many similarities in the United State’s attempt to exterminate Native Americans and Hitler’s attempt to exterminate the Jews. Both groups were – and in many ways remain – dehumanized. Both are and were considered to be in the way of so-called progress. In the U.S., officials and citizens even coined it the “Indian problem,” and Hitler famously considered Jews exactly that, his problem, and he charged himself – much like President Andrew Jackson – with the responsibility of eliminating that problem. Simon Moya-Smith, ” Ugly Precursor to Auschwitz: Hitler Said…
  • What ever happened to “Gracías que no”?

    richmx2
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    Carlos Brito Gómez, a PRI official in the State of Veracruz is the President of the state party’s “Internal Procedures Commission” which was taking a break from selecting candidates for the upcoming state and municipal elections, when this photo was taken. Perhaps Señor Brito forgets that the party claims to support Mexican entrepreneurs, or perhaps that the political elites are above the petty concerns of the working class… or that he’s just a pendejo. The boy, thought to be about seven, left without selling a single piece of candy.  Filed under: La Raza…
  • Crystal City… The anti-Santa Rosa

    richmx2
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:14 pm
    I posted the other day about Santa Rosa, the Mexican refuge for Polish exiles during the Second World War… or, as it’s styled here, “La guerra contra nazi-fascismo”.  Despite a serious fascist threat in Mexico (besides Nazi and Falangist influence in the new PAN party that came out of the Cristero War, and openly fascist groups like the Gold Shirts, in 1937 Secretary of Agriculture Saturnino Cedello led a armed rebellion financed largely by Nazi Germany), it is to Mexico’s credit that it did not use the war or the very real fascist threat as an excuse to…
 
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    Chicana on the Edge

  • Why not blog?

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    Dec. 26, 2014Fortunately, I don't let not having a blogging topic stop me from posting. This makes hitting my ten-posts-a-month goal easier. Maybe one day I'll raise the bar to ten interesting posts a month. But probably not.This is a photo from about a month ago, of me holding a gingerbread man I had just decorated. My aunt had brought one of those kits to a party and I decided to crack it open. The cookie was already baked and ready to go. All you had to do was massage the plastic envelope of icing, cut a small hole in one corner and get going. The M&M-type candies were included.I was…
  • Eighth post of the month

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    It's January 29th and I'm facing my personal blog crunch time: my goal is ten posts a month and this is just the eighth. That means it's time for me to post when I'm not feeling very passionate about any particular subject, but so it goes. It's time to post.I realize that no one on the planet gives a damn about whether I post or not. One of my favorite Onion articles (actually I guess this is a Clickhole article) is called 'I Let Everyone Down': A Blogger Apologizes for Not Posting In A While. It makes the point that no one cares about blogs and any blogger who thinks that anyone will miss…
  • Donating your voice can change a life

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    You know how Stephen Hawking talks through a machine with a synthesized voice? Millions of people around the world rely on similar technology, but that means that women, little girls and millions of others use the same masculine, adult, American-accented voice (I think there's also a female one, but still). Recently a company called VocaliD developed a way to pair an individual with a voice that closely matches their natural one. It requires a sample of the recipient's voice and the voice recordings of a donor who matches the recipient's age, size and vocal quality. VocaliD is currently…
  • "I don't have time"

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    When a woman who's working full-time, has children to raise and runs a household tells me she doesn't have time for one more thing, I believe her. But I suspect there are many people who say they don't have time for stuff, who aren't telling the truth.As an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley and then a graduate student at Cornell, I made time for what was important to me and didn't make time for what wasn't. One thing I did a lot was sleep, about eight hours a night. I've always prioritized basic needs like sleep over everything else, even grades. But since grades were also critical to me, that…
  • Potatoes, too? Yes, damn it.

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    Maybe I already knew this but was in denial: white potatoes don't do anything good for us and might even be harmful. Damn it. Some online research I did yesterday reminded me that white potatoes are members of the nightshade family of plants and contain alkaloids, which are toxic to humans and animals. Alkaloids can cause problems with the stomach lining and worse. Damn it!Of course I already knew that white potatoes turn to sugar the minute you put them in your mouth and cause even greater blood sugar surges than plain white sugar. So as far as my insulin levels are concerned, if I'm in the…
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  • No Quitarme La Botella

    EL CHAVO!
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Remember when I used to post music on this page? So many years ago. But then I sorta stopped, not sure why, maybe to give this online landing a structure of sorts and not bother people with my personal preferences. The stupidity of that only becomes clear when you type it out. It might make sense tomorrow. I drove by this spot recently, it reminded me of being at the actual Alhambra in Granada and how badly this community has lived up to the original. As far as I can tell, there is nothing of majesty to be found in our So. Cal Alhambra. Nothing to mesmerize you with a sense of wonder and awe,…
  • Huevos Rancheros: The Cheesecake Factory

    EL CHAVO!
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Look, I’m as surprised by the fact that you are reading this as I am by the reality that I went and had Huevos Rancheros at the fucking Cheesecake Factory. It’s terrible news all around, guilt and shame is on both our hands. So let’s just get on with it, no? But I have a very good story about ending up here. It was a thoughtful gift card for Xmas. I don’t like keeping them in my wallet (mostly because I forget to use them when I can) so the sooner I cash it in the better. I looked up the yelp page for Cheesecake in Pasadena, lots of hilarious reviews claiming “it…
  • Tito’s Tacos Is Exactly What I Expected

    EL CHAVO!
    3 Jan 2015 | 12:17 am
    I finally tried Tito’s Tacos. I started thinking about this place maybe about a decade ago, only because of this infernal late night television commercial. It’s a good jingle. Also because some good people have written about it, plus it has “institution” status for Los Angeles which usually means gullible fools waiting in lines. But maybe we will get lucky. Crap. Lines. No big deal as I had nothing to do today. Got a few friends to come along for the excursion as well. The food is decently priced, which might be part of the appeal. My meat eating friends were not…
  • RIP Washo-Blocko

    EL CHAVO!
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:33 pm
    I’ve been photographing the changing fortunes of our cartoon laundry friends Washo and Blocko for some time now, since at least 2006. When I noticed something new in their lives I tried to snap a photo as a keepsake. Here I share with you more than a few years of paying attention to this improvised laundromat mural. It ends terribly. Fucking Launderland. So many hours spent there. Even when it wasn’t a functioning laundromat. Countless battles with señoras for a damn dryer. And the site where I was robbed a whole dollar by an incompetent attendant that shall forever be a despised…
  • COMMUNIQUE FROM THE ANTI*GMO ACTION – (PAST)

    EL CHAVO!
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:06 pm
    I had this sent to me, a communique which I feel deserves a wider audience. I am only the messenger. —— A Voice from the PAST (PEOPLE AGAINST SHITTY THINGS) COMMUNIQUE FROM THE ANTI*GMO ACTION Recently in Grants Pass, the People Against Shitty Things (PAST) took action against GMOs. This is our communique. Under broad daylight and cloaked only in our Priuses and righteousness, we fought back against Monsanto, against a genetically modified future. During a recent reconnaissance mission we unearthed a list of businesses in the area that use GMOs in their food products. Our plan was…
 
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  • 2015 Fort Worth Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee’s 30th Annual Parade and Rally

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Thousands, including the César Chávez Committee of Tarrant County took part in the Fort Worth Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee’s 30th annual parade and rally on Monday, January 19, 2015. My wife Dr. Ann Marie Leimer is the one in the hat, waving. Si se Puede. Click photo to enlarge.Copyright 2015 Jesús Manuel Mena Garza. All rights reserved.
  • Fort Worth, Texas Trinity River Photography

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    If you do an image search on the Internet for "Chicano" you will get back photographs of lowriders, gang members and tattoos. Essentially stereotypes. I see the Chicano experience much more broadly than that. I have captured images that range from portraits, events, infrastructure and landscapes. My reality and my home.This duotone photograph of Fort Worth, Texas' Trinity River was taken last year. Originally in color, I transformed the image into various subtle black and white and sepia tones. Fort Worth has many rivers. This section of the Trinity River near downtown I find especially…
  • Jesús Manuel Mena Garza Selfies

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaColor and Black and White selfies (in the mirror)December 17, 2015 5PMClick to enlargeI flipped the photo below ... horizonally. Sepia toned it too.Copyright 2014 Jesús Manuel Mena Garza. All rights reserved.
  • Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Brendan James, TPMLivewire  A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.Asking "[w]ho really rules?" researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power.Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, the two conclude that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now steer the direction of the country, regardless…
  • Chicano Batman: L.A. Band Is Taking Cues from All Over the Musical Map

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Photo by Itzel Alejandra MartinezBy Aly Comingore, Santa Barbara IndependentTake a walk through East L.A., and you’ll witness firsthand what gentrification looks like. For decades, these predominantly Latino neighborhoods were considered unsafe, run-down, etc. But increasingly high rents on the city’s more “posh” Westside eventually started driving people out, or rather, eastbound to more affordable housing and commercial real estate. Nowadays, the Eastside is home to much of the city’s creative capital, with chic restaurants, shopping, movie houses, and grocers popping up by…
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  • Jeb's boy rallies against public education in Texas

    CouldBeTrue
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    School choice is an oligarch's phrase for 'give me your taxpayer dollars and I'll educate your kids just the way the Koch brothers would like."New Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is leading a "school choice" rally supporting calls to expand voucher programs and charter schools statewide.
  • republican representative asks Muslim visitors to pledge allegiance to US

    CouldBeTrue
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    What a piece of work. Now you can say that about all republicans.Freshman state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, is not in Austin today to celebrate Texas Muslim Capitol Day. But she left instructions for the staff in her Capitol office on how to handle visitors who are, including asking them to declare allegiance to the United States."I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws," she posted on Facebook. "We…
  • More concerns about McCaul's sop to the republican racist base

    CouldBeTrue
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    The only consequences republicans care about involve their own money and power.While others have focused on fencing and Afghanistan-type operation command centers and weaponry in their criticism of a controversial new border security bill, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling is concerned about southbound inspections.The Secure Our Border First Act of 2015, authored by the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul, requires that all persons exiting the United States into Mexico be screened. This would mean drivers and passengers having to produce their residency status…
  • More sexual misconduct discovered with Donna ISD

    CouldBeTrue
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    This follows 3 sexual abuse cases.Two Donna school security guards have been suspended without pay while officials investigate whether they exchanged inappropriate text messages with female students.The men, who have not been criminally charged and worked as school security guards, have been suspended without pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, a school official unauthorized to comment on the investigation confirmed. Results of the probe are expected as soon as Monday.
  • republican racism bad for Valley business

    CouldBeTrue
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    But, the republican base loves racism.A congressional delegation of House Republicans, led by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, took another riverboat tour of the Rio Grande on Sunday near Mission and then afterwards touted their plan to wall off the border here to keep immigrants out.The very next morning, however, economic and business leaders from Reynosa and McAllen held a press conference a few miles away at the McAllen Convention Center and touted growth in the maquiladora industry and repeatedly talked about Reynosa and McAllen as “one community” that is growing economically.Perhaps…
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  • Viernes Video: Aspiring Colombian filmmaker mixes zombies and westerns to create an unique horror short

    Latina Lista
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    LatinaLista — What does a zombie, whiskey and an outlaw have in common? They are the main characters of a new short film by aspiring, and recent California State University Fullerton graduate, Colombian filmmaker Carlos Cortes. The action-horror short, Rex, is about a zombie named Rex and his vigilante friend The Shadow. Though Rex is plagued with serious personality issues, he knows there’s more to life, while his friend The Shadow only knows he needs just one more drink of whiskey to forget life altogether. Unfortunately, after one particular incident, the two find themselves…
  • Crowdfunder: Discovering the human impact on Belize’s bottlenose dolphins

    Latina Lista
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    LatinaLista — Campaign: Human Impacts on Bottlenose Dolphins in Belize Jazmin Garcia is a Master’s student in Marine Biology on the thesis track at Nova Southeastern University, where she is a Title V fellow. Garcia is researching a question that scientists who study Belize’s bottlenose dolphins have been studying for two decades - Has increased tourism in Belize impacted the dolphin population? The Drowned Cayes (DC) are located within the Belize Barrier Reef Lagoon, just off the coast of Belize City. Prior to the 2001, the area was relatively undeveloped with minimal human…
  • Native Hawaiian youth speaks out during White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives in Education

    Marisa Treviño
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    By Hauʻolihiwahiwa Moniz Cultural Survival In early November, I was lucky enough to be asked to testify at a White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives in Education at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York where I attend as a sophomore. The initiative, created by President Obama to offer a platform in which Indigenous youth in America could speak on their experiences in the American educational system, is one of the first of its kind. The men and women of the initiative visited many different states across the continental US, hearing from many different native students on…
  • The Lucrative Business of Chilean Fruit in Delaware

    Latina Lista
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    By Fernando Alcayaga El Tiempo Hispano Let’s do an experiment. Go to your refrigerator and take that apple you just bought at the supermarket. Turn over the fruit until you find the label stuck to it. What did you find? If you found the word Chile … then you’re one of the thousands of consumers of Chilean products arriving at the port of Wilmington after traveling half the planet. A third of Chilean fruit exports go to the United States. And it is the port of Wilmington who benefits the most from this economic exchange, receiving high quality fresh fruit ready for dispatch…
  • Last-minute pardon for Salvadoran woman facing 30-year prison sentence for miscarriage

    Latina Lista
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    By Kate Sopcich Council on Hemispheric Affairs Eight years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vásquez Aldana, an 18-year old mother of one, suffered a miscarriage. Guadalupe, working as a domestic servant in the home of a wealthy Salvadoran family, collapsed and was rushed to a public hospital. As required by law, attending doctors notified the police; Guadalupe was arrested and charged with murder. Guadalupe’s case is similar to that of fifteen other young women in El Salvador who currently face long-term prison sentences for unintentional miscarriages. The plight of these women lies at the…
 
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  • Twitter silliness

    LeeSee
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    By now loyal readers know I am on Twitter, I only follow one famous dude on Twitter and he is enough to fill up my twitter feed so I took everyone else off.He is so prolific I don't need to follow anyone else.He is Lalo Alcaraz, the artist of the comic La Cucaracha.So yesterday he tweeted the Disney has decided they need a Latino princess and of course he got predictably silly quite quickly:Disney just announced it finally has created a Latina princess.*As long as her name isn't Yudith, I'm in. If the Disney Latina princess has Sharpie eyebrows, I still may be in. The new Disney…
  • Why did this take so long? So many of us knew this immediately.

    reenee
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    The number of conservatives who are now recognizing how completely stupid Sarah Palin is growing. Apparently, they didn't need for B. B. King to tell them that the thrill is gone, they got there on their own from watching her completely bizarre and ignorant speech at last weekend's Iowa Freedom Summit.The complaints about the speech have been sharp, scathing even. The most surprising part is that it left some of her staunchest supporters wondering what happened to the rising star they had once embraced.I'll help them out.... she was always this stupid. Nothing about her has changed. She's the…
  • Blogs of Note...

    LeeSee
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's Friday once again, we are still celebrating the blogs we have featured before, these are the ones we are blog rolling.This is probably the last time we will feature blogs we have featured before, the rest of the ones we like will simply be blog rolled.OK.Here we go with the first one this week:This one is just a bit outdated, the last post was last November, so I don't know if he just got busy or what.It has a lot of good stuff in it and I would not like if he he decided to  not post anymore.People get burned out, look at what happened to Sullivan.Anyway, this one has a lot of…
  • Yeah, what a surprise...

    reenee
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    There was a meeting held at St. Louis City Hall by the Public Safety Committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen the other day. The purpose was to seek public comment for how and why a proposed civilian review board should provide oversight for police.As expected, it went to shit. In fact, it erupted into a brawl. According to some attendees, many in the crowd of roughly 70 people grew upset about some comments made by police officers opposed to the review board. A police union official who was wearing a wristband supporting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson further antagonized some in…
  • The commemoration..

    LeeSee
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    ..this is all well and good.We do not disagree with the fact that the victims and survivors should be honored this week at Auschwitz, that is not what we are protesting here.What we want is the same considerations to the indigenous people of America, their genocide took place over hundreds of years.The Native Americans in North America  numbered between two million and 18 million for north America alone.So, in about 500 years, from Colombus until now millions of native Americans have been exterminated: David E. Stannard of the University of Hawaii is a proponent of this term, having…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • From Durango, Mexico to Mayor of Chicago?

    13 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Jesus "Chuy" Garcia was ready to enjoy his first uncontested election. He had a few good books picked out that had been taunting him. Then he want to visit his friend Karen Lewis after her surgery. She greeted him with, "Sit down. You need to run." Lewis ran down all the reasons he was the best person to run for mayor of Chicago. And with that Chuy went home to discuss the idea with his wife. Her response?HELL YES!A few months and thousands of signatures later, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is building a coalition of community people who want to work together to make Chicago a better place to live,…
  • EVENT: Chicago Women's Mayoral Forum

    11 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Chicago Has A Women’s Agenda –Where Do Mayoral Candidates Stand On It?Hear What The Leading Candidates Have To Say at theCHICAGO WOMEN’S MAYORAL FORUMSaturday, January 24 | 2pm to 5pmChicago Temple | 77 West Washington StFeaturing:Mayor Rahm EmanuelAlderman Robert FiorettiCommissioner Jesus “Chuy” GarciaWillie WilsonModerator: Cheryl Corley, NPR CorrespondentRSVP: chimayoralforum.eventbrite.comBrought together by:American Association of University Women (AAUW) | Broadcast Ministers of Chicago | Chicago Area Women’s History Council | Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network…
  • #365FeminstSelfie End of Year Honors

    6 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Congrats y'all! We won a few end of the year honors!First Colorlines named me as one of their 14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014. Then Blogher named me one of their 2014 Women of the Year.Yes, I do consider these OUR honors because, without all of you, there's no way that this project could be recognized. I had an idea, I put it out into the world and YOU respond without apology! Ok, some of you did apologize to your friends & families to prepare them for a year of awesome, but that's ok.So take a bow, #365FeministSelfie. We kicked ass last year. Not to mention Mayim Bialik took a liking…
  • Help Send "Locked Down, Locked Out" to Women in Prison

    2 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Maya Schenwar's book, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better, has been lauded around feminist and progressive media:Alice Kim at Truth Out:Deftly weaving her own personal experiences with her sister’s incarceration alongside the stories of prisoners who she has been writing to over the last eight years, Schenwar illustrates the devastating effects of prisons on those who are incarcerated, their families, and our communities. With her book, she not only offers a searing analysis of the prison industrial complex but also possibilities for creating…
  • I guess you were in for #365FeministSelfie

    30 Dec 2014 | 10:59 pm
    A year ago I had a silly idea for a personal blogging goal. As I do with some of my posts, I added a "How about you?" at the end in an attempt to start a conversation. But in the era of social media, I knew that most conversation about a blog post happens on social media and not the comments section, so I didn't think much about it. I scheduled the post and waited.OK, I figured that a few friends would humor me and do it for a day or two. I never set up any systemic way to track how often the hashtag was used on any platform because I honest to gawd thought it would peter away. Now I get…
 
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  • Podcast with Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., author, Your Guide to High Paying Careers, about high paying careers

    Elena del Valle
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., author, Your Guide to High-Paying CareersPhoto: Laurence ShatkinA podcast interview with Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., author, Your Guide to High-Paying Careers, is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses high paying careers with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.Laurence has been a writer and researcher in the field of career information for 35 years. He was one of the developers of the SIGI PLUS (System of Interactive Guidance and Information) career information…
  • Dallas consultant addresses role of accountability in business

    Elena del Valle
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    AccountabilityPhotos: Bustin & CoIf accountability is “Doing what you said you would do within the time frame you agreed to do it*” and only a tiny fraction of management executives surveyed believed their companies did a good job executing their strategic plan, what does that say about the accountability at their companies? Greg Bustin, author, Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture (McGraw-Hill, $28) believes accountability is the greatest challenge businesses face.In his 293-page hardcover book, published in 2014, he discusses the role of accountability in…
  • Creatively breaking through holiday clutter

    Elena del Valle
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    By Josh MayerChief Creative OfficerPeter Mayer AdvertisingJosh Mayer, chief creative officer, Peter Mayer AdvertisingPhotos: courtesy Peter Mayer AdvertisingWhen marketing agencies are working for clients, we often recommend that their messages need to be unique and stand out from the crowd – to zig while others are zagging. But it's not so easy when our agency IS the client. What is the message we want to send? What's our tone? How do we want to be perceived? Should we be silly, serious, zany, techy or corporate? Never is this question more relevant than when it comes time to create the…
  • Journalist shares insights learned from her life as a single woman

    Elena del Valle
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Art of Not Having It AllPhotos: St. Martin’s Press Publicity Can a career woman find fulfillment alone? Is it possible to be single and happy? Melissa Kite thinks it is. She is single and dedicated to her work. She is convinced she is unusual for not seeking to have everything in her life. She is content with dedicating most of her energy to her career even if if it means there is no time left for the pursuit of a family. In The Art of not Having It All: True Stories of Men, Sex and Other Disasters (Thomas Dunne Books, $24.99), published this month, she discusses her life experiences…
  • 15th Annual Horowitz Cultural Insights Forum

    Elena del Valle
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Information provided by Event Partner15th Annual Horowitz Cultural Insights Forum – March 25, 2015 at the Edison Ballroom in NYC The 15th Annual Horowitz Cultural Insights Forum is a long-standing, research- and insights-driven media industry event, well-known for advocating for the value of multicultural consumers for the media industry. The theme of the Forum this year is “Identity Matters : Be Relevant in a Multiplatform World.” Join nearly 400 executives and decision-makers from the media, advertising, technology, and financial industries as we explore how and why various aspects of…
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  • 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…
  • Science and Mexicayotl

    Hector A. Chavana, Jr. (Tlacaelel)
    10 Dec 2013 | 8:06 am
    I would like to offer this perspective on science. We should be cautious about using “modern” science as the only yardstick to validate or discard certain beliefs or practices in the tradition. It should certainly be one criteria, but it should not be the only thing. Someone mentioned something about creating a bologna detector or something. I would recommend being cautious about using only science in such a detector. Here is why: 1) science has flaws and produces flawed result at times. I don’t think this can be disputed, so I won’t elaborate. 2) science updates…
  • Aspirations

    Hector A. Chavana, Jr. (Tlacaelel)
    9 Dec 2013 | 9:53 am
    What is the minimum requested or required of you by yourself, your peers and by your family in the area of ethics, morals, education, professionalism, intellectual curiosity, family life, reciprocity, civic engagement and cultural participation? This society does not expect much from our youth and will, therefore, not request or require much in the areas above. Consequently, those who control this society will not implement much to engender high attainment in the areas listed above. It is up to us US to request, require and expect more from our youth and loved ones in the above areas. When…
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