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  • A Northside of people OR developers' gentry Highlands

    La Bloga
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    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In John Carpenter's ancient 1981 film Escape from New York, convicted bank robber Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is sent into futuristic 1997 to rescue the US President from Manhattan, which by 1997 is a gigantic max-security prison. The film was called sci-fi, but today's gentrified Manhattan or San Francisco or Denver makes the film alternate history, a future not based in reality. Two recent news and developments in Denver's gentrification made we wonder about my Northside neighborhood, which I and Bloguista Manuel Ramos have often written about, realistically, facetiously, or soberly, as…
  • Rick Perry's BIG OOPS throughout the Ebola Crisis in Texas

    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American
    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…
  • ¿Habla Espanglish?

    The Mex Files
    richmx2
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Spanglish is not random. It is not simply a piecemeal cobbling-together, a collecting of scraps of random vocabulary into a raggedy orphan of a sentence. It has logic and rules, and more interestingly and importantly, it embodies a constantly shifting and intimate morphology of miscegenation. It is the mix of my husband’s innate Mexicanness and my innate Americanness, of my adaptive Mexicanness and his adaptive Americanness, in Spanish and English morphemes that come neatly together and apart like so many Legos into new and ever-changing constructions. Sarah Mendedick on Spanglish, the…
  • Happy World Polio Day!

    Chicana on the Edge
    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Today is World Polio Day and to link it to Ebola: Nigeria is the African country that has had the best health infrastructure to stamp out Ebola immediately. Why? Because they used their anti-polio efforts on it. Why did they have such strong tools and all those skilled health workers ready to go? In part, because of ROTARY INTERNATIONAL's PolioPlus Program. Nigeria's Emergency Operation Center for Polio Eradication focused on the Ebola virus when it appeared within Nigeria's borders. Because Nigeria has been conducting national polio immunization drives for decades, including door-to-door…
  • COMMUNIQUE FROM THE ANTI*GMO ACTION – (PAST)

    CHANFLES!
    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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    La Bloga

  • A Northside of people OR developers' gentry Highlands

    Contributing Bloguistas:
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In John Carpenter's ancient 1981 film Escape from New York, convicted bank robber Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is sent into futuristic 1997 to rescue the US President from Manhattan, which by 1997 is a gigantic max-security prison. The film was called sci-fi, but today's gentrified Manhattan or San Francisco or Denver makes the film alternate history, a future not based in reality. Two recent news and developments in Denver's gentrification made we wonder about my Northside neighborhood, which I and Bloguista Manuel Ramos have often written about, realistically, facetiously, or soberly, as…
  • Disaster Strikes in Threes

    Melinda Palacio
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Melinda PalacioThe calm after the stormSo the saying goes, disasters strike in threes. After I fell down the stairs and broke my leg, I wanted to count those two events as disasters two and three. Number one was earlier this year when our house was broken into. The good news on that was I had nothing to take. The burglars made a mess of the house, overturning drawers, taking out every box, stuffed into my closet. The rascals tore open a pretty envelope that I was saving to use when the mood struck me to surprise someone with old fashioned postal mail. I was even offended when the thieves…
  • Pat Mora talks to La Bloga

    Lydia Gil
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Pat Mora  LYDIA GIL:  How has your work as a poet shaped your writing for children?PAT MORA:  Wonderful question! I believe there can be a close connection   between writing evocatively for children and writing evocative poetry. Both invite the writer to compress and to play with language(s).LG: Día has been a phenomenal success across the US; what were your expectations when you first proposed it?PM: I smile at your statement. I feel Día, has so, so far to go to reach its full and necessary impact. My dream, as I've been stating the last few years, is now that Annual…
  • Mi Familia Calaca/ My Skeleton Family

    Rene Colato Lainez
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Review by Ariadna SánchezDía de los Muertos or Day of the Death is approaching. In preparation for this amazing festivity, reading Mi Familia Calaca/ My Skeleton Family by Cynthia Weill in collaboration with Oaxacan paper mache artisan Jesús Canseco Zárate is a great way to start the celebration.Weill’s latest bilingual book gives a glance of the vast Mexican art. Anita is a young calacagirl, who introduces each member of her skeleton family.  With short and catching sentences in English and Spanish, each character reveals its beauty to the young readers. Each page shows a colorful…
  • Magulandia lands in Santa Paula • 10,000 Strong Veterans

    msedano
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Michael SedanoMagu. When Magu died his many friends grieved his absence because he was so vital and so young and so alive. You can't miss him, though, because sabes que? Magu lives. There's Magu photo-bombing Eloy Torrez, resisting the urge to make rabbit ears. Always liked a good laugh, Magu did.The legendary artist, Gilbert Magu Lujan, is all over the walls in Santa Paula's Art Museum where In Search of Magulandia, this year's 21st De Colores Art Show, opened last Saturday, October 18 and will run through February 22, 2015.The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies a solidly built 1920's two-story…
 
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    Immigration Talk with a Mexican American

  • 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…
  • Visualizing ANGEL FLIGHT! As I think of the Angel Children Seeking Asylum, I'm reminded of the Angel Face of Beautiful Little Selena Dancing, Learning the Cumbia! Angel Faces Seeking Refuge!

    Dee
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    As I think of Angel Flight, the beautiful Latino Children Seeking Asylum from the Vicious Drug Lords in Central American who are seeking refuge to find the American Dream -- as the Pilgrims did when America was founded, I'm reminded of the Angel Dance of Little Selena Dancing, Learning the Cumbia
  • ANGELS vs DEMONS: Meet Barbie Rogers and the MILITIA's HUMAN CHAIN/FENCE along the Southern Border

    Dee
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:44 pm
    We should all be in Fear for the Children. We are experiencing a Humanitarian Crisis along the Southern Border. Thousands of innocent children have been entering into the U.S. seeking Asylum, trying to escape from the dangers of Drug Wars/Cartels and Poverty that is running rampant in Central America and Mexico. This ANGEL FLIGHT of Children is not new. ANGEL FLIGHT has been happening for years, with an influx last year. (see "Catholic Bishops" .pdf here) However now, with the sudden media attention to their plight, the Hate Mongering Militias are up in arms. (Note: The Militias are the armed…
  • Mexican Trucker Reports: US Border Patrol Smuggling Weapons to Drug Cartels South of the Border!

    Dee
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Mexican Trucker.com is reporting: Arms Pipeline to Sinaloa Cartel – US Border Patrol smuggled weapons for “El Chapo” Guzman Today on the front page of El Universal, the declaration of a protected witness in the federal (PGR) case against El Chapo Guzman says that the US Border Patrol escorted trucks of weapons to the border, abandoned the vehicles and assisted members of the Sinaloa Cartel who then took the guns into Mexico. The declarations come from documents in the case as the witness, Javier Sandoval Interial, was assassinated in Mexico City in 2012. (read the rest of the story…
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    The Mex Files

  • ¿Habla Espanglish?

    richmx2
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Spanglish is not random. It is not simply a piecemeal cobbling-together, a collecting of scraps of random vocabulary into a raggedy orphan of a sentence. It has logic and rules, and more interestingly and importantly, it embodies a constantly shifting and intimate morphology of miscegenation. It is the mix of my husband’s innate Mexicanness and my innate Americanness, of my adaptive Mexicanness and his adaptive Americanness, in Spanish and English morphemes that come neatly together and apart like so many Legos into new and ever-changing constructions. Sarah Mendedick on Spanglish, the…
  • A silly, silly man

    richmx2
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Adrián Rubalcava Suárez apparently is into cos-play:  in his case, dressing up like a U.S. Marine, and prancing about looking ferocious.  Which I suppose is rather harmless, but Adrián Rubalcava Suárez — A PRI delagate for Cuijimalpa in the Federal District, doesn’t like it when the media publishes photographs of Adrián Rubalcava Suárez at play. While this photo of Adrián Rubalcava Suárez pursuing his eccentric hobby is oneAdrián Rubalcava Suárez posted on his own facebook page,Adrián Rubalcava Suárez has … uh… issues with another photo……
  • English? Spanish? Spanglish?

    richmx2
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Via Stace Medellin (Dos Centavos), comes this political advertisement from Texas.  Where I grew up in western New York, it wasn’t unsusual for politicians to throw in a little Italian  into their advertising, but about the only Italian anyone uses regularly up there are a couple of Sicilian swear-words.  Meaning, I guess, that the Italians were assimilated into the mainstream, though a few traces of what was once a minority left its marks on the mainstream. I wonder if the candidate is inching into “Spanglish” (which I believe is a true “creole”…
  • Partners

    richmx2
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’m not sure if this is more an illustration of the generally more relaxed attitude towards physical contact among Latin Americans, or of the general nonchalence with which Mexicans let the law catch up with the reality of human relationships.Filed under: Real Mexico
  • One that got away…

    richmx2
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    The kind of book I’d want to have published. Mercedes Olivara in the Dallas Morning News on Mexican novelist Carmen Boullosa‘s “Texas, The Great Theft” from Deep Vellum Press, which specializes in foreign works in translation: It may be historical fiction, but many of the events in Carmen Boullosa’s latest book seem as if they just happened yesterday. Texas, The Great Theft takes us back to 1859, in the years following the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo in 1848, which ended the U.S.-Mexican War. Tensions were high as one culture displaced another. Bandits were…
 
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    Chicana on the Edge

  • Happy World Polio Day!

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Today is World Polio Day and to link it to Ebola: Nigeria is the African country that has had the best health infrastructure to stamp out Ebola immediately. Why? Because they used their anti-polio efforts on it. Why did they have such strong tools and all those skilled health workers ready to go? In part, because of ROTARY INTERNATIONAL's PolioPlus Program. Nigeria's Emergency Operation Center for Polio Eradication focused on the Ebola virus when it appeared within Nigeria's borders. Because Nigeria has been conducting national polio immunization drives for decades, including door-to-door…
  • World Polio Day 2014

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    World Polio Day is recognized every year in October. The date is a bit uncertain: some countries put it on October 28th which was Jonas Salk's birthday, while others have it on October 24th (or 18th) for no reason we've been able to figure out. In the U.S. we do it on the 24th and that's tomorrow.Rotary International initiated the global polio eradication effort in 1985 and they are way deep in it. They've sunk over US$1.3 billion into this fight since they started it and they're absolutely determined to finish the job. In fact, Rotary was working on immunizing children all over the world…
  • Do you use Wikipedia? I love Wikipedia

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Yesterday I received an email from Wikipedia's founder that, in part, said this:We are the small non-profit that runs the #5 website in the world. We have only 175 staff but serve 500 million users, and have costs like any other top site: servers, power, programs, and people.Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind, a place we can all go to think and learn. To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We take no government funds. We survive on donations from our readers. Now is the time we ask.If Wikipedia is useful to…
  • Dip

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Two weeks into drastically reducing the sugary and starchy foods I eat, my pants fit better and my energy is good, but this past weekend my resolve took a dip and a big one. I have face blindness and no head at all for visuals, but my memory for dates is way too good. All last week I couldn't get it out of my head that the last time September 27th fell on a Saturday was in 2008, the day Bob and I celebrated our wedding.On Friday night I had pound cake and cookies for dinner. On Saturday I indulged in potatoes, breaded chicken and more cookies. On Sunday I ate frosted layer cake and potato…
  • What is it like to have bipolar disorder?

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Americans have a great fear of what we think bipolar disorder is. We imagine bipolar disorder means unpredictably violent, unreliable or irrational. We also misuse the term. I can't STAND it when someone calls going back and forth between strong opinions bipolar, as in "He was completely for the resolution last month, but now he's totally against it. What is he? Bipolar?" That reference to bipolar disorder is completely ignorant of the reality of the disease.Bipolar disorder doesn't mean someone is dangerous or unable to make up their mind. It's a mood disorder that -- wait, don't read my…
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    CHANFLES!

  • 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…
  • All Eyes On Grand Avenue

    EL CHAVO!
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    The shrine to a rich man called “The Broad” (I thought we called them dames these days?) is nearing its completion and it thinks it has “All Eyes” on it. Teary eyes. Bulging eyes. Skeptical eyes. Maybe. I just keep looking at it cuz it looks like a grand homage to a big bowl of Menudo. I mean, kinda no? The PR folks keep talking about the “Veil” that is gonna wrap around this giant concrete and metal block. They should get with the times and just call it locally sourced “Tripe.” It seems kinda odd to make that expensive monument to yourself look…
  • Huevos Rancheros: Huckleberry

    EL CHAVO!
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    For reasons of exploration and adventure and discovery, I ended up in this up and coming neighborhood far from my usual terrain, a place they call Santa Monica (pronounced Sandthah Moneyyeeka or something like that, I couldn’t understand the local accent) that is super close to Los Angeles but totally a world away. It is a strange but friendly world of Regular people, an ethnic group mostly located outside of LA County, but they are welcoming and will usually take the time to figure out our shared language issues. “Cool-man!” (I hope I got that right!) And this enclave in…
  • Huevos Rancheros: Casa La Doña

    EL CHAVO!
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I saw this place mentioned online with some favorable reviews. Plus I was hungry and getting bored of my usual lunch places so why not give it a go? Maybe it’ll be a more affordable downtown option. Not sure what urban mex means but I am here to find out. I was going in for something more lunchy but then I saw the ad for HR’s which specifically mentioned “tortillas doradas” (that’s my idea of proper huevos rancheros) and they serve breakfast all day. Damn it! I guess I have to try them now. $9 a plate is a bit much for this basic working person breakfast dish,…
  • 99 cent District Gets New Window Display

    EL CHAVO!
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Things are looking up on N. Broadway! With the arrival of the new 99 store at the Ugliest Building in LH the landscape is changing back into a utilitarian wonderland with useful things to buy at affordable prices. Plus they’ve even hired designers to take charge of the display windows and have transformed them into lavish and sexy displays of commodities we all want. Look at all these colorful panties at working people prices! Victoria’s Secret for discriminating proles. Why, I might even be able to afford one for every day of the week. I was recently in Uptown Whittier and I saw…
 
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    ¿Chicano y que?

  • 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…
  • 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    The Friends of the American Latino Museum is a proud partner of this year's NCLR ALMA Awards! Catch the ALMA Awards LIVE hosted by our honorary board co-chair, Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez this Friday, October 10 at 10 PM Eastern, 7 PM Pacific on MSNBC!Click to enlargeThis year’s awardees include:Guillermo del Toro, Award for Industry Excellence presented by Zoe Saldana“Orange is the New Black” Cast Members Selenis Leyva and Dascha Polanco, Special Achievement in Television“Cesar Chavez,” Special Achievement in FilmPitbull, Special Achievement in MusicSpecial Tribute…
  • On the Macho Motorcyclist

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    By Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaMoto Foto AdventurerI love motorcycles and photography. I get a visceral response to each endeavor. Both "loves" are filled with fanatics. They profess that their camera or bike is the absolute best – no question. Such is life in the First World. American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson (Aka: Hog) is known for their cruiser bikes. They have a following around the world. Their riders and their bikes seem to be getting fatter and larger. All the while, Asian and European companies are still focused on middleweight or smaller bikes. If you were in…
  • The Chicano Dream Ends?

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    You still have several weeks left to view several of Jesús Manuel Mena Garza's black and white documentary photographs on exhibit in Bordeaux, France. They are all part of the Chicano Dream show.June 27 to October 26, 2014Musée d'Aquitaine20 Cours Pasteur33000 in Bordeaux, FranceIf you happen to go ... tell me what you think. Thanks.
  • Jerry Brown Hands United Farm Workers a Setback

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    By Dan Waltersdwalters@sacbee.comPhoto courtesy of the OC RegisterWhat goes around comes around.Jerry Brown devoted much of his first governorship to seeking other offices, so his record of accomplishment was scant.He’s often touted a 1975 deal to give farmworkers, excluded from the National Labor Relations Act, union rights in California, supposedly settling years of strife between the United Farm Workers Union and growers.However, it merely ignited decades of new strife, which continues with Brown’s recent veto of a new farm labor bill.Brown erred 39 years ago…
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    South Texas Chisme

  • Texas Latinos respect women

    CouldBeTrue
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Unlike republicans who are waging a war on women's rights.Results of a recent survey commissioned by a women’s reproductive health advocacy group found that many Latinos vote in line with Democratic pro-choice policies — not religious doctrine that bans abortions.The poll, commissioned by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, found that 60 percent of Latinos in Texas said abortion should be legal regardless of whether church leaders take a stand against it. And 78 percent of respondents said a woman has the right to make her own personal decisions about abortions without…
  • Another militia member arrested for firearms violation

    CouldBeTrue
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Federal authorities have arrested another militia member on a charge of being a felon in possession of a weapon.Link
  • Let Hidalgo be an example! Get your vote counted!

    CouldBeTrue
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Hidalgo has highest percentage of registered voters in turnout, 4.9% counting absentee voters, but Williamson County is second. Lets keep way ahead of Williamson County!
  • Hidalgo County has highest early voting turnout

    CouldBeTrue
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Two days of early voting and 4% of registered Hidalgo voters have voted. This is great news. Please, please go out and vote, if you haven't done so already.
  • republicans NOW care about rape kits during election season

    CouldBeTrue
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Cause, you know, women just ask for it and should pay for their own kits, except, now people are talking about a republican war on women and Hillary.A Texas grant will pay for DNA testing on more than 4,100 rape kits in Dallas cases since the 1990s.Dallas police recently qualified for funding to test the backlog of rape kits. Texas law allows cases from as far as back as September 1996 to be prosecuted if there's DNA evidence.
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    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective

  • Archeologists uncover stone with 13 corners in Inca ruins

    Latina Lista
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Archeologists uncover stone with 13 corners in Inca ruins by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Walls created with perfectly fitted stones needing no mortar and withstanding the test of millennia have been a hallmark of Incan architecture. These wonders of ancient masonry have long had people scratching their heads and asking, “How’d they do that?” One of the more remarkable Incan construction touches has been the 12-angle rock. Basically, ancient…
  • Crowdfunder: Bringing the arts to Amazon’s indigenous youth

    Latina Lista
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Crowdfunder: Bringing the arts to Amazon’s indigenous youth by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Campaign: TriplicArt – Youth created art in the Amazon TriplicArt is all about empowering the youth of the Amazon through art, dance and culture. It looks to combine all of these elements and provide a place where the younger generation in two remote indigenous communities in the Amazon can learn new forms of expression while maintaining their cultural identity…
  • Getting College Credit for Experience: Is it Helping Latinos?

    Latina Lista
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Getting College Credit for Experience: Is it Helping Latinos? by Latina Lista By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat Exchanging work and life experience for college credit may seem like an ideal way to save time and money on the pursuit of a degree — especially if you’re older than 25, like many a modern student. However, a new study finds that Latinos are less likely to take advantage of such opportunities than their peers. One major reason for this is access,…
  • College professor honored for helping undocumented students

    Latina Lista
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. College professor honored for helping undocumented students by Latina Lista Amigos805.com CAMARILLO — Jose Alamillo, professor of Chicana/o Studies at CSU Channel Islands (CI), was honored for his work to help Latinos and undocumented students break barriers and excel in higher education. The Ventura County chapter of the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) presented Alamillo with its Access to Justice Award on Oct. 17. The award was one of two given to…
  • Crowdfunder: Darma: Sit smart for a healthy body and mind

    Latina Lista
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Crowdfunder: Darma: Sit smart for a healthy body and mind by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Campaign: Darma — Sit smart for a healthy body and mind Recent studies have linked sedentary behavior (measured by time spent sitting) to higher rates of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. Physical inactivity is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. and the fourth in the world. Darma is the world’s first “inactivity…
 
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    Hasta Los Gatos Quieren Zapatos

  • Nasty selfish woman resents poor kids on Halloween

    reenee
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Check out the nasty selfishness of this asshole. I'd like to think that this letter is a hoax, but since I know what assholes people can be, I'm inclined to believe that it's true.All this asshole has to do is turn out the lights and leave home, but she'd rather piss and moan that less fortunate children with less opportunity are coming to her door.About the only thing I have left to say about this is that hopefully, Karma is watching and will bite her stupid ass.Dear Prudence,I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more “modest” streets—mostly…
  • Thank you Mo'ne Davis...

    LeeSee
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    ..for inspiring girls who love sports everywhere.Thank you for making it cool to excel on physical activities and becoming strong.Times have changed, I really like this change because expression for boys and girls is expanding, that's a good thing.How cool is it that the boys on her little league team have accepted her for the strong sure girl she is?Looks like "old timey" attitudes will eventually change one generation at a time. Forget the comments on the Youtube page, as always trolls still exist.
  • At least he wasn't shot

    reenee
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Anthony Warren got screwed twice. Of course the prudent person will say he was asking for it.The first screwing came about when he led the cops on a high-speed chase through the highways and byways in and around Birmingham, hit a school bus and patrol car, as well as running over a police officer, before crashing and being ejected from his vehicle.Had he not done that, it's possible that he would not have been kicked and beaten by the adrenaline-fueled cops when they caught up to him.The incident gained public attention with the release of a 2008 video of police officers punching and kicking…
  • The message is not received....

    LeeSee
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    ..OK, so they're cursing.This is what upsets people.Not the message, the way it is delivered, so the idiots that get mad over the cursing have missed the message completely.Until that changes women and girls will still get fucked over every day all day.
  • Wow. Just wow...and NOT in a good way.

    reenee
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Whoa, this could be the best news I've heard today. I don't watch this mess because well, I cannot abide stupidity.Apparently, TLC’s train wreck "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" might go off the air.We can only hope.While I understand that reality television is cheaper too produce, the downside is that they're promoting and celebrating stupidity. That is my particular beef with this disgusting programming.  So anyways, word is that the future of this show might be in the crapper due to the discovery that June Shannon, mother of the featured chubette, is stupider than we originally thought.
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    Viva la Feminista

  • I'm part of the 99%

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    of women who have used birth control. That is what a new t-shirt designed by Natasha Lyonne and Selenis Leyva says. Sales of the shirts go towards supporting Planned Parenthood. Oh yeah, on the back it says, "It's My Business, Not Politicians." I say we wear these on election day!
  • Review: Ms. Marvel, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman and Thor

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    I can't tell if my new habit of buying and reading comic books is a symptom of a midlife crisis (reminder, I turn 40 in December, send cupcakes & Southwest points!) or a reaction to all the awesome woman-led comics on the market. Let's go with the latter. I say that because 2014 has to be the year of the woman superhero in comics. While I am not a regular comic book reader, I do try to keep my ear open for news like this. So let's do this:Ms. Marvel: Launched in February 2014, this is the story of a teenage Muslim girl who obtains the powers and title of Ms. Marvel. Kamala Khan lives in…
  • Review: "They Came Together"

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In a world of "Scary Movie" sequels skewering horror flicks, it was great to read earlier this year that Amy Poehler would take on the genre of romcoms. I was really looking forward to seeing this film that I let out a squeal when I was offered a review DVD copy of "They Came Together." While I laughed a lot, I was also a bit disappointed. The high points: The characters practically talked to the camera to point out which rom-com trope they would enacting. Especially the way Amy and Paul Rudd described each other in the opening scene. It was a brilliant piece of writing and acting. Then…
  • Space Camp: Post-landing thoughts about Day One

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    There is the proof! I made it to Space Camp and it was awesome folks. I could write for the rest of my life and not fully describe how awesome it was to be there. As I have said before, I was inspired to be an astronaut after the Challenger explosion so the shuttle means a lot to me. Thus being this close to Pathfinder, even if it was never built for space, was freaking awesome. Advance apologies for over using "awesome" in this post. Pathfinder does include two solid rocket boosters, genuine space shuttle main engine nozzles and a genuine external tank. So there's that.I seriously was so…
  • Further Thoughts on Sparkle Science

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    I'll be talking Sparkle Science on The Morning AMp on Vocalo and then The Afternoon Shift on WBEZ on Wednesday.  From deviantart.comOn Monday I threw in my two cents on the "Sparkle Science" debate via an op-ed published by USA TODAY. Overall I've received positive feedback and more "thank yous!" than I expected. But in the midst of writing on deadline, I missed a few things, but I want to address the only push back I've read...so far.The first is that I framed the conversation in too much of a bifurcation of girlhood/femininity. I should know better as my daughter is certainly a…
 
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  • Physician shares her views, updates on menopause

    Elena del Valle
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Wisdom of Menopause For 25 years Christiane Northrup, M.D. was a practicing physician in obstetrics and gynecology, identifying issues and treatments for patients. Now she dedicates "the second half of my life to illuminating all that can go right."  Her efforts are welcome by there 48 million women in the United States in midlife, undergoing perimenopause or menopause.She believes menopause is “a mind/body revolution, which brings tremendous opportunity for happiness” instead of the often described problem phase of women's aging packed with a collection of symptoms to be fixed. In…
  • Addressing project failure

    Elena del Valle
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Rescue the Problem Project Photos: Visibility Strategist For years Todd C. Williams was the informal go to person when a problem project needed attention. He would discuss the project issues with the team in charge and pass his ideas back to the decision makers. They would in turn review them and eventually, if he succeeded in convincing them, approve them. In time, he fine tuned his process and went up the ranks. Now he is president and executive consultant at eCameron, Inc., a project rescue company based in the state of Washington. In his book, Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide…
  • Introvert explains how he overcame poor public speaking skills

    Elena del Valle
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Emote Photos: Career Press As manager of a team of engineers at Shell Oil Company Vikas Gopal Jhingran, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained engineer and researcher with a Ph.D., had demonstrated his engineering competence frequently, he says; but when it came to client presentation he was out of his comfort zone. A combination of his introverted personality and his immigrant status made public speaking a challenge hard to overcome until he determined to apply himself to improve his verbal communication skills. By 2007 he became Toastmasters International World Champion of Public…
  • Online hub maps poverty in America

    Elena del Valle
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Talkpoverty Map - click to enlargeMap: TalkPoverty.org Rising stocks lifted household wealth 1.7 percent, according to the Federal Reserve, to $81.5 trillion between April and June of this year (see Household Net Worth Has Rebounded, The New York Times September 19, 2014 and Americans' net worth climbs to record high, Associated Press, September 18, 2014). The numbers don't account for inflation. They were adjusted for the change in the Consumer Price Index. Household wealth reached a record high, 4 percent above the 2007 figures. The improvement in household wealth is especially evident…
  • Advanced, emerging economies expanding, says OECD

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    24 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Rintaro Tamaki, deputy secretary general, OECD Photo, graphic: OECD/Michael Dean Most major advanced and emerging economies are experiencing a moderate if uneven expansion across regions; and growth is weak in the euro area, which may suffer prolonged stagnation unless something happens to boost demand, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) most recent Interim Economic Assessment. In the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, the researchers believe growth will be cause unemployment to drop. In Japan, where unemployment is already low, the…
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  • Latino Leaders Warn Democratic Party about Political Danger of Continuing Deportations

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    25 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Hispanic leaders from a dozen U.S. states have delivered an ultimatum to the Democratic Party, threatening to back an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, legislator Luis Gutierrez, if the Obama administration does not halt deportations of undocumented migrants. The Chicago-based organization Pueblo Sin Fronteras/Familia Latina Unida headed the protest outside the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington, giving the party a Nov. 27 deadline to reverse course. “We’ve come to demand that Democrats provide deportation relief prior to Nov.
  • Families of Missing Student Say Mexican Authorities Alleging Ties to Cartels

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    25 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Relatives of the 43 trainee teachers who went missing nearly a month ago in the southern Mexican city of Iguala after being attacked by municipal police warned the federal government not to try to lower social tensions by leveling false accusations against the students. “The federal government should know that we’re not at peace, much less so now that they’re trying to distract attention from this (crime),” Felipe de Jesus, a relative of one of the missing youths, told Efe Friday, insisting that the families will not rest until they are found. Relatives and classmates…
  • Hedgefund Billionaire Kenneth Dart Goes after Argentina Over Defaulted Debt

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    25 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    EM Ltd., a hedge fund controlled by billionaire Kenneth Dart, has filed a new complaint here against Argentina in its long-standing struggle for payment on defaulted debt, arguing that it should receive the same treatment as other holdout bond holders that won a 2012 court judgment in the United States. In the complaint, assigned Thursday to U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan, the hedge fund asks him to require Argentina to pay what it owes EM - $835 million - before making more debt payments to investors who accepted bond restructurings. “EM now seeks an injunction from…
  • Chile Expands Its Efforts to Preserve Ancient Churches

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    25 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Chile will expand the protection of 16 churches in the southern archipelago of Chiloe to ensure that urban development does not encroach on structures which together constitute a U.N.-certified World Heritage Site. The idea is to carry out a re-zoning that “will comprise the protection of the building’s surrounding area and not just the building itself,” Chile’s secretary of National Monuments, Jose de Nordenflycht, said in an interview with Efe. The new concern is a result of the construction of Paseo Chiloe Mall, a massive six-story shopping center in Castro,…
  • California Universities Actively Recruiting Undocumented Students to Apply

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    25 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    The University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University have introduced a program to provide young Latinos with information and advice on issues such as Deferred Action policy and opportunities to attend college. Ventanilla de Educacion (Education Window), sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, is staffed by student volunteers from the two universities. From a permanent office at the consulate, volunteers will help Latinos apply for Deferred Action, an Obama administration initiative that shields undocumented teens and young adults from deportation under…
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