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  • A Children's Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez- My Name is Gabito

    La Bloga
    Rene Colato Lainez
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Review by Ariadna SánchezLast week the world lost one of the most brilliant writers of the century. Gabriel García Márquez is considered a genie of modern literature. His words echo the unique and majestic essence of his intrepid spirit. García Márquez will live forever thanks to his master pieces full of imagination and beauty.My Name is Gabito written by the award-winning author Monica Brown and delightfully illustrated by Raúl Colón depicts the childhood of the 1982 Nobel Prize Literature recipient Gabriel García Márquez.Gabito was born on March 6, 1928 in Aracataca, Colombia.
  • I Would Rather Hand You Your Conscience Than Control Your Hand

    UMX | El Machete
    nezua
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    I WAS THINKING about how we are so many parts. Using words the teachers gave us, ones we invent, some that get created by relationships with others and nobody else understands. Coined words, Slang words, Caló, Cholo, English, Black Vernacular, French, Japanese, Chinese, German. Wearing clothes of various cut, crafted by chafed and worn hands we often never hold. Practicing traditions handed down by our ancestors, different ancestors, from different places. Eating foods from all ends of the Earth. Acting out what our parents have modeled, and at times purposely practicing the opposite. Body…
  • Message to ALL Latinos: Register to Vote and Vote in 2014 Elections in November!!!!

    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American
    Dee
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Every day I worry about America. My country is so divided, thanks to the far right wing Tea Party Republicans. They are absolutely Un American!Why? Because the rich 1% has figured out a way to brainwash the racist, extreme far right Tea Party.When you think about it, it's mind boggling. A vast majority of those on the far right are poor, senior citizens. They are on Social Security and Medicare or Welfare. They are country people with limited educational background beyond high school.  However, the 1% extremists have brainwashed them to vote against their own self interests -- Social…
  • News from nowhere…

    The Mex Files
    richmx2
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    If you aren’t linked to Mexican Journalism Translation Project, you should be. They’re doing a bang up job of making this site rapidly obsolete. Although originally intended just as cultural and historical observations and comments, by necessity, The MexFiles often translated news stories and political commentary that was missing from U.S. and English language media… and over the years, I have occasionaly had complaints when I try to stick to the “mission statement” of writing not just about politics and news, but about “history, culture…and the…
  • The dog ebook lives

    Chicana on the Edge
    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I did it: I spent five hours on Sunday working on my dog ebook! It felt great. I once again plugged into memories, revelation and syntax, smoothing out the paragraphs and fleshing out details. I felt grateful that I didn't have children, pets or even a husband to distract me from this work. I've created the life I want with exactly what I want in it, and these days that's generating income, reading fiction and writing my dog ebook (it's a memoir about my experience as a first-time dog owner and it's not your typical how-a-dog-changed-my-life happy ending).My goal is still to self-publish in…
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    La Bloga

  • A Children's Tribute to Gabriel García Márquez- My Name is Gabito

    Rene Colato Lainez
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Review by Ariadna SánchezLast week the world lost one of the most brilliant writers of the century. Gabriel García Márquez is considered a genie of modern literature. His words echo the unique and majestic essence of his intrepid spirit. García Márquez will live forever thanks to his master pieces full of imagination and beauty.My Name is Gabito written by the award-winning author Monica Brown and delightfully illustrated by Raúl Colón depicts the childhood of the 1982 Nobel Prize Literature recipient Gabriel García Márquez.Gabito was born on March 6, 1928 in Aracataca, Colombia.
  • Conference Time. News 'n notes.

    msedano
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Michael SedanoUniversity Conference on Latino Culture and Science Fiction April 30.The University of California, Riverside hosts a trailblazing academic inquiry into science fiction and speculative fiction written by raza writers in a gathering of casí all the raza writers of science fiction and speculative literature.The April 30 conference arrives at a time of literary ferment when writers and readers come to the book market with higher expectations than publishers can understand.The conference explores how six writers get their books to market, the role of sci-fi and speclit genres in…
  • People, Places, and Poetry

    Xánath Caraza
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    By Xánath CarazaWhat contentment to report on such varying cultural activities as the visits of James Edward Olmos and Rigoberto Gonzalez in Kansas City, the presentations of Noche de Colibríes: Ekphrastic Poems in Chicago and Wisconsin, in addition to another in Brazil, and Con Tinta’s celebration of National Poetry Month. James Edward Olmos at UMKCJames Edward Olmos in Kansas City brought excitement, energy and friendship.  What a pleasure it was to see him in person, to hear him talk and see him perform his presentation.  There is no doubt of his great commitment to the…
  • Look What the Easter Bunny Dragged: Pedacitos of Literary Greats

    Olga Garcia Echeverria
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    Olga Garcia Echeverria I don't have much to say about Easter. Like Thanksgiving and Santa Claus Day, it's a holiday that makes me feel awkward and rebellious. Pastel colors and Catholic mass make me nauseous. I've never been into wicker. I hate fake grass. I confess I have in my lifetime eaten my good share of chocolate bunnies and yellow marshmallow chicks, but nowadays I mostly feel resurrected by the literary word. Here are a few treats to sink your teeth into on this Easter Sunday. Enjoy!  Marquez On Writing from Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life by Gerald…
  • Gabriel García Márquez sigue

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    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    "The day shit is worth money, poor people will be born without an asshole."Those aren't my words; they're from Gabriel García Márquez, who's given us some of the greatest in any language.QEPD = Que en Paz Descanse is the Spanish equivalent to "rest in peace." After I posted notes about Marquez passing, an Anglo friend sent me condolences: "Lo siento," he said, "sorry."I'll say the sentiment was good, but the intended audience was too narrow. Latinos don't need condolences from Anglos, about Márquez's death. He belongs to the world's peoples and in that sense, is relevant and part of us…
 
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    UMX | El Machete

  • I Would Rather Hand You Your Conscience Than Control Your Hand

    nezua
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    I WAS THINKING about how we are so many parts. Using words the teachers gave us, ones we invent, some that get created by relationships with others and nobody else understands. Coined words, Slang words, Caló, Cholo, English, Black Vernacular, French, Japanese, Chinese, German. Wearing clothes of various cut, crafted by chafed and worn hands we often never hold. Practicing traditions handed down by our ancestors, different ancestors, from different places. Eating foods from all ends of the Earth. Acting out what our parents have modeled, and at times purposely practicing the opposite. Body…
  • Do Not Imagine the Shape of Your Mind as Stone

    nezua
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    I AM THE HYBRID METHOD; the shift-cleft breathless and deft fusion of hue, chroma, and death; of the right and the left; of the wailing bliss (I rise like this). A howl of spring spray and rose bloodied mist. Seeker of the dew studded igneous rift. When the world retreats, I lift. DO NOT imagine the shape of your mind as stone a formed at birth bone bowl meant to hold all the dusty dreams left by men long grown cold because I’VE SEEN YOU before. Posing as disaster and pain. Beauty, pearl-wrapped and clutched by the jagged edges of clam-shaped clouds. Stormlight. so know THE MORE…
  • Normalcy is Hella Expensive in Deathstar Village

    nezua
    28 Feb 2014 | 4:05 pm
    OBVIOUSLY, there are a few newsy items we might discuss when it comes to Latinidad, México, Xicanism@, and so on. The arrest of El Chapo, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, is one, for sure. (I smirk wide enough that my head falls off and I have to pick it up and screw it back on my neck. Yesterday’s US partner in crime is always tomorrow’s headline villain, eh? It’s telling that some people are even using the specter of Osama Bin Laden to galvanize public thought and feeling on the issue. Not that in doing so, such writers will underline the fact that Bin Laden was another old…
  • the vague, rainy, town of eilanwurl

    nezua
    13 Feb 2014 | 10:25 am
    FROM MY VANTAGE POINT here on the outskirts of town, the world has quieted. I feel a bit of an escapee, after all. An escapee from the popular plot line. A fugitive from the prescribed Proper. An exile of a once glimmering arc. Does it validate us morally, as Americans, when we succeed in the ways prescribed by every droning voice that narrates American culture between the lines; when we have two bank accounts, three credit cards and 10K in savings? Doesn’t it justify our every quirk when we drive it around in a well working car, wrapped in a smart wardrobe, on top of a gleaming credit…
  • Is the DEA Dealing Drugs in Your Neighborhood?

    nezua
    15 Jan 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The DEA is not dealing drugs in your neighborhood! Silly. That would be like Colonel Sanders working behind the counter of KFC, handing out change and greasy chicken wrapped in wax paper. No, like the CEOs of KFC, the DEA outsources the labor. In the case of the DEA, to one of the largest cartels in Mexico. The Sinoloa Cartel, to be specific. In the 12 year alliance with one of Mexico’s largest drug cartels, we have to ask ‘how much drugs has the DEA helped import into the USA?’   But let’s back up a moment. It’s important to keep your eye on the horizon.
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    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American

  • Message to ALL Latinos: Register to Vote and Vote in 2014 Elections in November!!!!

    Dee
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Every day I worry about America. My country is so divided, thanks to the far right wing Tea Party Republicans. They are absolutely Un American!Why? Because the rich 1% has figured out a way to brainwash the racist, extreme far right Tea Party.When you think about it, it's mind boggling. A vast majority of those on the far right are poor, senior citizens. They are on Social Security and Medicare or Welfare. They are country people with limited educational background beyond high school.  However, the 1% extremists have brainwashed them to vote against their own self interests -- Social…
  • Counting the Days Until Hillary Declares her Candidacy

    Dee
    16 Feb 2014 | 3:30 pm
    There are so many of us Latinos, Women, Old People and Minorities COUNTING THE DAYS until Hillary Declares her Candidacy. Hillary is our Advocate. Hillary is our Heroine.Hillary will FIGHT for OUR CAUSES!!Hillary Believes in Equal Rights, Women's Rights, Minority Rights.God Bless America! God Bless Hillary!(And Rand Paul and Canadian Ted Cruz can rant and rave all they want. We The People can't stand them!)
  • One Light of Hope!

    Dee
    27 Jan 2014 | 3:59 pm
    I still have one Light of Hope!I will be listening to Our President's State of the Union Address.I am Hoping for an inkling of Hopes towards Immigration Reform.Me and Millions Like Me are Looking Towards OUR President to Establish the Path!
  • Mexican American and Frustrated by Lack of Movement on Immigration Reform

    Dee
    19 Dec 2013 | 6:07 pm
    Here we are during the Holiday Season.We are in the 5th year of our President's tenure.We have no movement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.I know the issues. I know the Problems.Republicans have one agenda.Democrats, a different agenda.Republicans, especially the extremists, want to close the borders and deport everyone who does not have citizenship.Democrats want Immigration Reform, but lack the strength to take a stand to pass it.I have to give it to Republicans and all people who thrive in HATE for their strength and determination. They are willing to be demonized, ridiculed, hated,…
  • Latinos need to Plan NOW to Vote in the 2014 mid term Elections.

    Dee
    30 Nov 2013 | 5:59 pm
    We need Immigration Reform. The 11M here -- most who have been here for decades -- since they were children, should be allowed to become Legal Citizens.Most Americans agree.Democrats agree.Most Republicans do not. Republican's version of Immigration Reform is to close the Border and make the 11M leave the country. They do not consider the cost of rounding up 11M people, incarcerating them - in prisons for months/years and providing travel for them to leave the country. Additionally, most Republicans want to militarize the border with an electrified fence.The most extreme (Rep…
 
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    The Mex Files

  • News from nowhere…

    richmx2
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    If you aren’t linked to Mexican Journalism Translation Project, you should be. They’re doing a bang up job of making this site rapidly obsolete. Although originally intended just as cultural and historical observations and comments, by necessity, The MexFiles often translated news stories and political commentary that was missing from U.S. and English language media… and over the years, I have occasionaly had complaints when I try to stick to the “mission statement” of writing not just about politics and news, but about “history, culture…and the…
  • My favorite Colombian

    richmx2
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    This is my all-time favorite photo of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  He’d just been punched out by Mario Vargas-Llosa at a literary do at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City (I’m across the street from the Palacio right now).  Rodrigo Moya, the photographer, was the 16 year old son of one of Garcia Marquez’ friends when he took this photo in Februrary 1976. Previous posts on GGM here: GGM biography (with music by Oscar Chavez) GGM (and other) Latin fiction readers Latin American Nobel Literature Laureates Censoring GGM Garcia Marquez read-a-thon in rural Sinaloa…
  • Is this site working??

    richmx2
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    I gather it is… couldn’t get into my computer at home, “thanks” to an earthquake earlier today (all my power at home was out), and the local internet cafe computer for some reason wouldn’t let me see this site.  Thanks for checking!Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: null
  • Ink, alcohol and a whiff of gunpowder: Heriberto Frías

    richmx2
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Editorial Mazatlán plans to publish in the next year the first English-language translation of a minor Mexican classic… “The War Against The Gringos”, a 1901 didactic (and highly… er… “colorful”) study of the U.S. invasion and occupation (and partition) of Mexico in 1846-48, written by Mexican journalist and author, Heriberto Frías. Sabina Becker, who learned her art translating into English the bombastic, nationalistic and populist stylings of some of Latin American’s more eloquent politicians, had to pull out all the stops to get this manuscript ready for editing. Given…
  • One hundred chilangos

    richmx2
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It’s a cliche (and every Thomas Friedman column), that talking to a taxi driver is the path to gaining insight into a community. here’s a taxi driver who discovers his own city. Artist Jason Schell turned that idea inside out… becoming a Mexico City taxi driver to gain his insight from his passengers. Cien retratos (written 9 April for later posting) Filed under: Artists, Writers, Philosophers, etc., Ciudad de México, Non-Mexican writers/artists on Mexico, Real Mexico
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    Chicana on the Edge

  • The dog ebook lives

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I did it: I spent five hours on Sunday working on my dog ebook! It felt great. I once again plugged into memories, revelation and syntax, smoothing out the paragraphs and fleshing out details. I felt grateful that I didn't have children, pets or even a husband to distract me from this work. I've created the life I want with exactly what I want in it, and these days that's generating income, reading fiction and writing my dog ebook (it's a memoir about my experience as a first-time dog owner and it's not your typical how-a-dog-changed-my-life happy ending).My goal is still to self-publish in…
  • Long weekend

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    My employer just announced that we're getting July 3rd and 4th off this year. I felt excited about this four-day weekend at first. But now it sinks in: what will I do with four days off? There was a time when I'd spend such a weekend with my husband, getting away from Chicago to a place where we could explore kitschy little shops, take walks along a lakeshore and spend a couple of nights in a nice hotel. We'd enjoy hearty breakfasts and long naps. I'd get a lot of novel reading done.It makes me sad that such a lovely weekend won't happen this time, but I'll have other activities to fill the…
  • So, next Sunday is Easter

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Holy Easter cake in the shape of The Lamb.I never know what to do with Easter, so I think this year I will finally do absolutely nothing and feel fine about it. I was raised Catholic, but always found this holiday disappointing and sad compared to my favorite, Christmas. December 25th had sparkling lights, rich colors and a story of the Christ child being discovered by night. Easter felt pale and washed out with its pastels, Holy Week solemnity and quick sugar rush in bright sunlight. Half-hearted Easter Sunday festivities would be followed by Sunday night movies about the life of Christ.
  • Fine. Then DON'T like me.

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Can you tell that I'm trying to make up -- in one night -- for not blogging for two weeks? These posts are all coming off the top of my head without nearly the level of editing I usually do.This is a pre-post because I'm hoping to blog more extensively on this later. I'm in Toastmasters International, an organization that helps people become better public speakers. I'll be doing a speech called "The Art of Being Disliked." My point is that we burn up way too much energy worrying about if people like us. It's reasonable to want to be liked by most others. Being liked makes it easier to get…
  • "Meditation time."

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    In my little run of flash posts, here's a photo of me meditating. Can you tell what colors are my favorite?
 
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  • 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…
  • Hollywood Mexican

    EL CHAVO!
    1 Mar 2014 | 1:42 am
    The image becomes the real. We live in a spectacular society, that is, our whole life is surrounded by an immense accumulation of spectacles. Things that were once directly lived are now lived by proxy. Once an experience is taken out of the real world it becomes a commodity. As a commodity the spectacular is developed to the detriment of the real. It becomes a substitute for experience. —Images and Everyday Life — Larry Law What does it mean when the mundane becomes an attraction? Probably something important about what we have become, but likely a nothing moment in our daily…
  • New Beginnings

    EL CHAVO!
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:36 pm
    I mentioned the Dollar Tree was coming. It has arrived. I happened to be walking by when I noticed the ol’ Lincoln Mini Mall doors open, might as well take a look. When I asked the cashier she said they had just opened that morning. She was getting bombarded with questions by other employees on how to do stuff, I bet opening day was a very long day for her. Everything was quite nicely organized (doubt that will last) and they had some good deals on stuff, its a bit more like Daiso then the 99 cent only store. Everything is a dollar, most likely the reason it is called Dollar Tree. I…
  • LH is Holding Strong: Dollar Tree is Coming!

    EL CHAVO!
    7 Feb 2014 | 8:53 pm
    I’ve been dreading the gentrification push on N. Broadway for some time now but I think we are safe for the time being. (Back in December I mentioned the arrival of a new discount store called 99, seems they’ve already been hit with the cease and desist letters cuz they’ve gone and removed all their canopies with the blue 99 logos.) The capital interest is elsewhere, for now. There was an art gallery/living space for a second by the Pollo Loco, I think it is still there but their gentrification influence seems to have been neutered. That one midnight gallery went somewhere…
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  • Music for you

    elenamary
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    A taste of four artists you should know.  With these artists this is just a tiny sample of their work and their ranges are wide so go find some of their old and new stuff and enjoy discovering them for yourself. A video from each: Jarina De Marco At the age of five got kicked out of D.R. Revolution from the start Baby girl pack your dolls Next stop Montreal Parlez vous Français Oui monsieur I do….mix race, pretty face, we embody all the nations   Maya Jupiter It will take about 5 seconds before you realize she is brilliant Aloe Blacc (video created by Alex Rivera) Stromae I was torn…
  • Third Culture Children and their soundtrack

    elenamary
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Third Culture Kids is one of my favorite topics.  A friend was sharing with me (a TCK herself) about a conference she recently went to where a woman was researching on the differences in identity within third culture siblings.  Same parents but depending on age, stage of development, geography and experiences, had skewed their own third culture identity and views although they had grown-up in the same “household” as their siblings. I’ve most definitely felt this with my own siblings.  The three of us are, in age sequence, one year apart, and we fall under many of the…
  • 10 years

    elenamary
    15 Mar 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Blogging is good for me.  I need to remember that.  The writing is almost as essential as the reading and I need to do more of both. On a bike ride today with my lovely friend Jill, I explained to her that the me in her early-twenties would be a bit disappointed in current me.   You see in my early twenties, I was reading all the xicano literature I could get my hands on. I was blogging, as foolishly as this may seem now, not realizing there are other people on the internet who might read my babbling shit. I came home one day to find Julio Sueco, a man teaching and researching Xicano…
  • I am scared of mice

    elenamary
    24 Sep 2013 | 6:35 pm
    There was a murder attempt on my life last night and I was saved by loud playing digital sampling.  However, before we got to that let me start by saying, I am scared of mice. Seriously, very, frightened by them. Do not read the rest of this post if you haven’t read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair because I am going to give a huge spoiler alert.  The book ends with a poor immigrant boy in Chicago drinking the left over beer at a stadium to keep himself warm because he knows he will spend the night sleeping in the frigid air.   He is cold, numb, and drunk and doesn’t feel it as…
  • I learned a lesson

    elenamary
    10 Aug 2013 | 4:08 pm
    I was walking in my neighborhood with Lorenzo and passed a dog barking behind a fence.  I was startled and walked faster.  Lorenzo stopped me and said “The worst thing you could do is ignore a dog barking at outside of his home.  All he wants is what we as humans desire, and that is to be acknowledged. The worst affront is to ignore his existence”. Today, as I was cycling home from work, a dog ran along the fence and barked fiercely at me, the hair along his spine in high alert.  I looked over at the junk yard dog, smiled at him and said “Hi Baby!”.   The…
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  • Movie Mañana

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Text and photograph by Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaClick Photo to enlargeTomorrow 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 to help his fledgling union. College campuses were an especially…
  • Photo of Cesar Estrada Chavez Gets Ripped Off Again

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:04 pm
    I hate it when people rip me off. My photograph has been repurposed by many designers and photographers. Of course I never get a bit of cash or even a 6 point photo credit. I guess I can sue them, but what if they only made $50? I wonder if he sold the "art" to the San Jose union for their poster at the bottom of the page?Here is a link to the dudes price list:http://fineartamerica.com/pdfartworkmenu.php?artworkid=1758398http://fineartamerica.com/featured/cesar-chavez-jeff-nichol.htmlMy original photograph
  • Diego Luna on ‘Cesar Chavez’: ‘The Story of Farm Workers Matters’

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Photo Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesBy Andrea Seikaly @AndiSeikalyThe life and works of activist Cesar Chavez were remembered both on the big screen and through the testimonies of those who knew him at the Los Angeles premiere of helmer Diego Luna’s biopic “Cesar Chavez.”Photo:Latin Post/Bonnie Martinez)"Cesar Chavez" premiered at the AMC Empire 25 on Monday, March 17, 2014.In addition to cast members Michael Peña, America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson, Luna was also joined Thursday at the TCL Chinese Theatre by Chavez’s son Paul and…
  • Jesús Garza's Photo of César E. Chávez Repurposed Again

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    19 Mar 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Yes, again my photo of César E. Chávez was used without my permission. I am sort of getting used to it. It would be nice if they asked to use it or gave me a photo credit.Click graphic to enlargeCopyright 2014 ... Photo by Jesús Manuel Mena Garza. All rights reserved.
  • How the CIA bought Juan Rulfo Some Land in the Country: Meditations on Eric Bennett’s “How Iowa Flattened Literature”

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:27 am
    by Patrick IberDid the CIA fund creative writing in Mexico? The answer is “yes.” In the second half of the twentieth-century, Mexico’s most prestigious creative writing center, Mexico City’s Centro Mexicano de Escritores, gave writers year-long grants to devote themselves exclusively to writing. Senior authors taught technique and supervised workshops based on the model of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Beginning in the late 1950s the CME began to receive funding from the Farfield Foundation, a CIA front, for its publications. Later, more money that was likely from…
 
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  • Inspired by Betita

    Administrator
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Betita Martinez Today at NAES conference, I learned more about the life of Betita Martinez and was truly inspired to continue to write and organize more. In particular, I was inspired by her dedication to the liberation of oppressed communities across the world. Betita, like Dolores Huerta and many of our Chicana elders, truly gave herself to her cause. I learned that Betita gave up a comfortable middle class life, that the government often targeted her for being a socialist, and that she faced rejection by the very people she struggled with. And yet she managed to write constantly. Betita…
  • On the death of Andy Lopez and the threat of Latino bodies

    Administrator
    5 Jan 2014 | 8:08 pm
    A Red and Black Column By Agustín Palacios Sunday, January 5, 2014 “Racism, specifically, is the state-sanctioned or extralegal production and exploitation of group-differentiated vulnerability to premature death.” —Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California, p. 274. Ruth Wilson Gilmore definition of racism as one leading to “premature death” is relevant when discussing the death of 13-year-old Andy López at the hands of sheriff’s deputy Erick Gelhaus. For beyond the individual responsibility of Gelhaus and Lopez, is the…
  • Latinidad and Mestizaje: another melting-pot to dissolve into whiteness?

    Administrator
    22 Feb 2013 | 8:57 am
    Union Latina A Red and Black Column by Agustín Palacios February 22, 2003 First thg first, let’s define these terms first. Esperame tantito compa, deténme la cerveza, que hay voy. Latinidad can be broadly defined as a political and cultural sense of peoplehood created and maintained primarily by people of Latin American descent in the United States. This Latino/a identity does not exist in such form in Latin America, where national identities are the primary means of identification. In the United States, “Latino/a” has been both referred to as an ethnic or cultural group, and…
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    11 Feb 2013 | 4:42 pm
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  • Obama’s boat: get on it or drown?

    Administrator
    11 Feb 2013 | 4:39 pm
    Help out Presente.org The Federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, came at a time when the Obama administration faced mounting pressure by Latin@ activists, including undocumented students. The Dreamers, a movement by courageous undocumented students pushing for their legalization and that of their families. We saw these brave students, often wearing their graduation caps and gowns, demanding recognition of their humanity even at the risk of arrest and deportation. The Obama administration saw this juncture as an opportunity to secure the Latin@ vote, which at the time was…
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  • Hilarious Paxton excuse to miss Tea Party event

    CouldBeTrue
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    So many ways to laugh at this.Sen. Ken Paxton, the leading Republican candidate for attorney general, canceled his appearance at a Northeast Tarrant Tea Party event Monday evening so that he could focus on an internal review of his financial disclosure filings, a moderator of the event said.
  • Raymondville School District lacking students

    CouldBeTrue
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    The money is what's important here?The Raymondville school district continues to struggle with declining student enrollment and high absenteeism, which it projects will cost it more than $1 million this year, Superintendent Johnny Pineda said.Officials say the enrollment drop is due in large part to families moving away and students transferring to other school districts.
  • Time to read a TPA blog post

    CouldBeTrue
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    The Texas Progressive Alliance is busy enjoying springtime as it brings you this week's roundup.Off the Kuff evaluates the Castro-Patrick debate.Libby Shaw at Texas Kaos is horrified by the Texas Republican campaign strategies that vilify women and immigrants. Boats N' Hoes, Snake Oil Dealers and Diseases from Mexico. Horwitz at Texpatriate discusses the implication of Uber, the infamous ridesharing app, openly breaks the law in Houston.WCNews at Eye on Williamson reminds us that Democrats in Texas can't keep fighting one election at a time and go home in between. This week's Poll Was A…
  • Former Hidalgo Sheriff's commander pleads guilty

    CouldBeTrue
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Another one down.A fired Hidalgo County sheriff's commander whose indictment carried federal prosecutors a step closer to his boss has pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe.Former commander Jose Padilla entered the plea Thursday in federal court in McAllen after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. In return, drug trafficking and money laundering counts are being dropped.
  • KRIS rips Progreso school board

    CouldBeTrue
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    On Monday night, only two of seven elected board trustees showed up for the monthly meeting, thus forcing the meeting to be canceled. Trustee Felix Hernandez was notably unavailable as he remained in jail after his arrest last week on charges that he was caught carrying 1,254 pounds of marijuana in a semitrailer.Board President Olga Oviedo and Trustee Raul Martinez Sr. were the only ones who attended Monday. Given the past history of this board, we’ll speculate that the no-shows didn’t want to take up the controversial topic of what to do about Hernandez’s arrest and the employment…
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    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective

  • Guest Voz: The Benefits of Increasing the Minimum Wage for People of Color

    Latina Lista
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Guest Voz: The Benefits of Increasing the Minimum Wage for People of Color by Latina Lista By Vanessa Cárdenas LatinaLista How much does a full-time worker earning the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour make in one year? This worker earns only $15,080, which is $4,000 below the federal poverty line for a family of three. Most people would agree that this is not a livable salary anywhere in the nation, especially for families with children. Raising the minimum…
  • New Jersey’s Hinchliffe Stadium Reveals Baseball’s Hidden Latino History

    Latina Lista
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. New Jersey’s Hinchliffe Stadium Reveals Baseball’s Hidden Latino History by Latina Lista By Adrian Burgos, Jr., Professor, U.S. History, University of Illinois Preservation Nation Years before Jackie Robinson stepped across the white lines and onto Ebbets Field to make history as major league baseball’s integration pioneer, decades before Roberto Clemente displayed his hitting prowess, graceful fielding, and powerful arm on North American baseball…
  • Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s appeal of law on harboring immigrants

    Latina Lista
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s appeal of law on harboring immigrants by Latina Lista By Mauro Whiteman Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling Monday that blocked an Arizona law that would make it a crime to harbor, transport or conceal an illegal immigrant. The high court denied, without comment, Arizona’s appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the law was too vaguely written and was…
  • National Minority Health Awareness Month: A Time for Action to prevent or manage diabetes

    Latina Lista
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. National Minority Health Awareness Month: A Time for Action to prevent or manage diabetes by Latina Lista By Judi Bonilla LatinoElders Earlier this year NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health released a poll that found Latinos see diabetes as the biggest health problem for their own families. It was about the familia that caught researchers’ eyes. In previous polls, Latinos reported cancer was their primary health…
  • Chicago – a hotspot for Latino theater companies

    Latina Lista
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Chicago – a hotspot for Latino theater companies by Latina Lista By Silvia Foster-Frau Extra News! Chicago may not compete with the theater scene of Los Angeles or New York City, but the Latino theater scene is a different story. There are over 25 Latino theater companies of varying sizes in Chicago. Performance groups like Dominizuelan, Salsation, and MARIA as well as theater companies such as Teatro Luna, Aguijón Theater, and Teatro Vista continue to bring in…
 
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    Hasta Los Gatos Quieren Zapatos

  • The Wage Gap

    reenee
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Although I feel that it would be extremely uncomfortable to go through life with your head up your ass, I'm beginning to believe that Phyllis Schlafly, the GOP self-loathing tightass completely enjoys it. This woman has has gone to extreme lengths to suppress women, women's rights, women's equality issues on every level and now, because she's evidently still as full of shit and hot air as she's always been, she has waded into the wage gap issue.This creature has written an op-ed in the Christian Post this week to "set the record straight about the wage gap."  That's right. She's arrogant…
  • Happy Birthday Gee!

    LeeSee
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy Birthday to a down right up right young man.You make me proud in every way, would that every mother have a son as good as you.Thank you.You are a good father, a good husband and an excellent son.In short, you rock big time.Although that photo is from   6 years ago, you have managed to keep your expansive smile.
  • Earth Day

    reenee
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
  • This is good...

    LeeSee
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I shall have to carry a apiece of chalk from now on!
  • If you're a racist, keep your stupid mouth shut

    reenee
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    It seems that Gil Voigt, former science teacher and certified pinhead, at Fairfield Freshman School in Ohio, wasn't able to keep his big fat mouth shut. As a result, the Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 to fire his dumb ass. In a statement, Superintendent Paul Otten said, "The district felt that the evidence was sufficient to support the termination of Mr. Voigt's employment."What did he do?According to a black student, when he told Voigt that he wanted to become president, the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.Naturally, Voigt has said the student…
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  • Review: In Your Eyes by Joss Whedon

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Really, Joss? You drop a movie on us on a Monday morning? What was wrong with Saturday night for us old married fans? But I did it, I watched your fabulous, adorable and magical movie.______________________For those who haven't seen my frantic posts on Facebook & Twitter today, Joss Whedon, the genius behind "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" released his latest film on Vimeo. For a mere $5 (less than a tub of popcorn), you can rent the film for 48 hours. So don't rent until you are ready to curl up on the couch or hunker down in your cubical to watch 105 minutes of romance on adrenaline. "In…
  • Stop Parental Notification Advocacy Day (#StopPNA)

    28 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    I reported last summer that Illinois now has a parental notification law being enforced and on my sidebar is a link to resources for minors who need a judicial bypass. But we know that a bypass is not the solution for every minor who is need of abortion care. That is why the ACLU of Illinois and the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health are heading down to Springfield to call for a repeal of this harmful law.#STOPPNA Advocacy Day Thursday, April 3, 2014 Buses leave Chicago at 6amBuses then leave Springfield at 3 pmRegister for the day!  Of course, if you are not in Chicago, get…
  • Time to bowl for abortions!

    26 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    Yes, it's that time of the year again when the Chicago Abortion Fund holds its annual bowl-a-thon! Sadly this year I can't make the actual event, but I'm still fundraising for them. I started the day out waaaaay behind in fundraising, but got a good number of donations to bring my total up to $390. So I'm only $110 from my goal of $500!So I'm hoping that I can count of my readers here to bring me over the finish line!How do you help do that? IT IS EASY! Simply head over to my fundraising page and click donate next to my avatar.I got a $200 donation on my team page & $50 off page, thus the…
  • GIVEAWAY: Flowers in the Attic DVD

    17 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    Oh yes...the recent Lifetime movie depiction of every GenX girl's favorite movie to sneak read is coming to DVD and you can get your very own copy.Did you miss the TV event of the Polar Vortex? Or maybe you watched it with glee and buttered popcorn and want to watch it again? Then you are in luck! Especially since there is a behind-the-scenes featurette. *excellent*My giveways are super easy. No hoops to jump through:DEADLINE: Friday, March 21st at 11 pm Chicago time (CDT)HOW TO ENTER: Just comment on this post and tell me when you first encountered the glory of the  Dollanganger family.
  • CFP: Interrogating Reproductive Loss: Feminist Writings on Abortion, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth

    15 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    CALL FOR PAPERSDemeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection, entitledInterrogating Reproductive Loss: Feminist Writings on Abortion, Miscarriage, and Stillbirth Co-Editors: Emily R.M. Lind & Angie DeveauDeadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2014Deadline for Acceptances: July 1, 2014Deadline for Completed Papers: November 15, 2014Publication Date: Early 2016 Feminist theories of the body, reproduction, and the institution of motherhood typically focus on issues of rights, autonomy, and choice. These themes become increasingly complicated when applied to questions of…
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    Vista Hispano

  • 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…
  • Sony Electronics Inc. and CHISPA To Host "Latino iConnect" a Digital Marketing Conference in San Diego

    José Huitron
    11 Dec 2013 | 11:11 am
    Sony Electronics Inc. and CHISPA To Host "Latino iConnect" a Digital Marketing Conference in San DiegoThe Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce encourages business owners and entrepreneurs to attend the Latino iConnect Conference on February 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. The impressive event will be hosted by Sony Electronics Inc and the CORE Hispanic Sony Professional Alliance (CHISPA).San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 -- Sending out a call to all business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce (HISCEC) announces the Latino iConnect Conference hosted…
  • Latino Startups to Watch in 2014

    Mark Clayton Hand
    20 Nov 2013 | 1:31 pm
    In this third post in a series on Latino startups, Oxford SBS Seed Fund co-founder Mark Hand highlights the Latino market startups on the path to startup success. Check out the first and the second posts in the series, too.When Peter Wilkins of New Futuro set out to raise a round of venture capital this year, he found very few investors that understood his target market: US Hispanics. In the VC community, he still says, "there is no one that I know of focused on Hispanic market companies."That lack of understanding on the part of investors hasn’t slowed down New Futuro.
  • Latino Startup Alliance to Host 1st Annual Innovator Summit in San Francisco

    José Huitron
    8 Nov 2013 | 5:12 pm
    The Latino Startup Alliance, created to encourage the inspiration and cultivation of U.S. Latino led technology startup ventures by providing a strong support network of fellow entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, & mentors, is hosting their 1st annual Innovator Summit at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.About the LSA Innovator SummitThe 1st Annual summit in San Francisco that brings together Latino tech entrepreneurs for two days of startup pitches, keynotes, lighting talks, workshops, networking, and the fostering of both partnerships & friendships to help support…
 
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    Inmigrantes Canadá: Blogs de inmigrantes en canada. Experiencias sobre trabajar en canada, vivir en Canada y estudiar en canada

  • La tierra en su día

    Gloria Barreto
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    22 de abril Salir de mi tierra me ha servido para aprender que somos mucho más que una nacionalidad.Todos vivimos en la misma tierra, nos calienta el mismo sol (a unos un poquito más) y nos alumbra la misma luna.Para este año lacampaña de la...
  • CAMPO: Sonido subtropical

    ChivCan
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    enlace al blog Chivito Canadiense enlace al blog Chivito...
  • Examen práctico de manejo

    Karla
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    La primavera llegó para recordarme que debía retomar algunos asuntos pendientes. Esos que uno deja para cuando el clima mejore, entre ellos presentar el examen práctico de manejo. Después de casi 2 años de haber obtenido mi licencia G1 de...
  • Al norte: De Boyeros a Ahuntsic-Cartierville (3)

    dia-q
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    En el mes de febrero de este año se publicaron dos notas de José Tremols que hace unos tres meses que ya está en Canadá y que era uno de los habituales de la página de comentarios generales de Día Q firmando con el alias Pepe. Hoy continúa su...
  • Al norte: De Boyeros a Ahuntsic-Cartierville (3)

    dia-q
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    En el mes de febrero de este año se publicaron dos notas de José Tremols que hace unos tres meses que ya está en Canadá y que era uno de los habituales de la página de comentarios generales de Día Q firmando con el alias Pepe. Hoy continúa su...
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    Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations website and podcast

  • Listen to podcast with Kristen Schiele, Ph.D., assistant marketing professor, Woodbury University about how companies can utilize online reviews

    Elena del Valle
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Kristen Schiele, Ph.D., assistant marketing professor, Woodbury University Photo: Kristen Schiele, Ph.D. A podcast interview with Kristen Schiele, Ph.D., assistant marketing professor, Woodbury University, is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, she discusses how companies can utilize online reviews with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast. Kristen's research focuses on Marketing Technology such as Online Review Analysis and Big Data Analytics, the Experience and Behaviors of Digital Consumers, and…
  • Job Ad Placement

    Elena del Valle
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:10 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…
  • Strategic Communications Director

    Elena del Valle
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The University of Iowa, Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as Strategic Communications Director. Working in concert with the Office of Strategic Communications, the Strategic Communications Director will promote and enhance communication regarding research and economic development using traditional Click to read the entire ad Strategic Communications Director The post Strategic Communications Director appeared first on Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations website and podcast.
  • Richardson founder discusses reengineering sales conversation

    Elena del Valle
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Changing the Sales ConversationPhotos: Sharon WolmuthAs the market has shifted with social media and technological advances so have consumers. Selling requires a new approach and an increased awareness of client needs and likes, according to some experts. In Changing the Sales Conversation: Connect, Collaborate, and Close (McGraw Hill, $22) Linda Richardson, founder, Richardson, a sales performance company, discusses the issues she considers relevant to the changing sales environment for a target audience of salespeople and sales managers primarily in business to business sales." I introduced…
  • Millenial households, employment, expenditures

    Elena del Valle
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    2014 Relative Population & Households with Children - click to enlargeIn the United States, two thirds of Millennials have never been married, according to Marketing to Millennials US February 2014 Executive Summary, a Mintel report. Those who got hitched are in their late twenties. The median age for first marriage is about 29 for men and 27 for women. Thirty-two percent of households with children are Millenial households. At the same time, 43 percent of Millenial households include children. Although 25 percent of Millenials 25 and older have a bachelor's degree and 9.5 percent have a…
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    Hispanically Speaking News Global Feed

  • After Gun Battle Mexican Army Captures 44 Knights Templar Cartel Members

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Army troops captured 44 suspected members of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel following a shootout between the criminals and vigilantes in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, federal officials said. Four people were wounded in the shootout, but officials did not say whether they were vigilantes or cartel members. The shootout happened around 9:00 a.m. Monday near the Benito Juarez district in Huetamo, a city on the border with Guerrero state, the office of the federal commissioner for security and development in Michoacan, Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, told Efe. The cartel gunmen…
  • Supreme Court OKs Ban on College Affirmative Action

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on applying ethnic criteria to admissions to state universities and community colleges. The justices voted 6-2 to reject a challenge to the anti-affirmation amendment of the state constitution that Michigan voters approved in 2006. Justice Elena Kagan recused herself due to her earlier involvement in the litigation as U.S. solicitor general. “This case is not about how the debate about racial preferences should be resolved. It is about who may resolve it,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in one of three separate majority opinions.
  • REPORT:  89 Percent of Attacks on Journalists Go Unpunished

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Some 89 percent of the attacks on journalists in Mexico go unpunished because authorities do not investigate the cases, the National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. Only about 19 percent of cases involving the killings and disappearances of journalists, as well as attacks on media outlets, end up in the hands of a judge, the CNDH said in a statement. Suspects go to trial in just 11 percent of cases and barely 10 percent of judicial proceedings end with a conviction, “producing an impunity rate of 89 percent,” the CNDH, Mexico’s equivalent of an ombudsman’s…
  • Ancient Cave in Spain Could Hold Origins of the Study of Astronomy

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    A cave located on Spain’s Canary Islands, in what was probably the aboriginal region of Artevigua, could reveal an unsuspected knowledge of astronomy by the ancient islanders since it marks equinoxes and solstices, while inside it the light recreates images related to fertility. The cave was used as a temple and, besides its astronomical function, the light creates in its interior a mythological account of fertility, the likes of which exist nowhere else in the world,” archaeologist Julio Cuenca, who has investigated the area since the 1990s, said. “It’s like a…
  • Blog del Narco: Singer Interrupts US concert Schedule to Attend Cartel Leaders Funeral

    staff@hispanicallyspeakingnews.com
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Singer Melissa Plancarte, known as “La Barbie Grupera” reveals that she was present at the funeral of his father, the capo Enrique “Kike” Plancarte, one of the main leaders of the cartel “Knights Templar”. In an interview with journalist Ciro Gomez Leyva of the Formula Group, Melissa Plancarte insists that she has had no contact with her father for six years. She said that after attending the funeral of her father “Kike” Plancarte, she returned to the U.S.  She is scheduled to sing at concerts in New York, California, Dallas and Chicago.
 
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