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    La Bloga
    msedano
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Michael SedanoLooking forward…Los Angeles Sep 24 • Call for Readers / Writers • Quixote's 400th AnniversaryPlanning reaches a critical stage for the University of Southern California Doheny Memorial Library’s “Day of Readings” commemorating the 400th anniversary of the completion of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote de la Mancha in 1615. Tempus Fugit, an old Latina Latino would advise, noting the tight deadline to express interest to be a reader or writer at the 2015 event. This is a nationwide call from USC’s Boeckmann Center for Iberian & Latin American Studies. The…
  • As it is Within, so it is Without

    UMX | El Machete
    nezua
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    CONSIDER ME A WHISPER. Consider me a tiny voice, as soft as a slow wind running its velvet fingers over pebbled asphalt at 2 a.m. Receive me as you would the first blush of day’s light, reflected from the eager skin of an apple. I’m a minuscule mirrored cinema. A voice that gently suggests they truly are mad, you know. Cast away your doubt, be still, and listen to them. The news barkers sharing world gore and speaking of war as if a football score. The virtual storefronts peddling doubt and self-interest. They who hog the mic, they who sell the mic. Be still and listen. Be…
  • As far to the left as the Constitution allows…

    The Mex Files
    richmx2
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Today is the 45th anniversary of the death of Adolfo López Mateos, who presidency seeems so remarkable in retrospect, only because, as leader of the Party of the Institutional Revolution, he really did seek (and largely suceeded in) Institutionalizing so many of the goals of the Revolution. Born in Atizapán de Zaragoza, State of Mexico shortly before the Revolution (26 May 1910), López Mateos was a true son of that revolution. His family, having come down somewhat in the world as a result of the Revolution, moved to Mexico City, where his mother… one of Mexico’s first…
  • Cutting carbs like my life depends on it

    Chicana on the Edge
    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    I recently had some blood work done. On September 11th, my doctor told me my blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides were high. I do NOT want diabetes, heart disease or any of the other health problems associated with high blood sugar, so this is my call to action. I've done a lot of reading on the causes of high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high triglycerides, so I'm putting a certain theory to the test. The theory is that the cause of these problems is excess consumption of carbohydrates, not fat.On September 12th, I drastically cut down on starchy and sugary foods and sweetened…
  • Daniel del Solar Interview: April 4, 2007

    ¿Chicano y que?
    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
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    La Bloga

  • Autumn Mailbox News & Notes

    msedano
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Michael SedanoLooking forward…Los Angeles Sep 24 • Call for Readers / Writers • Quixote's 400th AnniversaryPlanning reaches a critical stage for the University of Southern California Doheny Memorial Library’s “Day of Readings” commemorating the 400th anniversary of the completion of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote de la Mancha in 1615. Tempus Fugit, an old Latina Latino would advise, noting the tight deadline to express interest to be a reader or writer at the 2015 event. This is a nationwide call from USC’s Boeckmann Center for Iberian & Latin American Studies. The…
  • Dr. Theresa Torres Receives Community Outreach Award in Kansas City y más.

    Xánath Caraza
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Por Xánath Caraza  Dr. Theresa Torres Kansas City Chican@s are celebrating el otoño with a bang.  Firstly, this year’s Community Outreach Award granted by Guadalupe Centers, Inc. went to Dr. Theresa Torres, who has a long trajectory in Kansas City.  Next, NACCS will have its Midwest Focus Conference at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and Sílabas de viento/Syllables of Wind has its debut in Kansas City as well. Dr. Theresa Torres Associate Professor Theresa Torres, Ph.D., of UMKC, has recently received the Dr. Thomas E. Purcell Award for…
  • The Birds of Lincoln Heights: How Shitty Things Can Also Be Beautiful

    Olga Garcia Echeverria
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Olga García Echeverría There is an elderly man on our block who loves to feed birds. My girlfriend and I call him Mr. Tom because he is not much of a talker and "Tom" is pretty much what we could get out of him. Every morning, at around 7:00 AM, Mr. Tom drives his Cadillac to the small "park" in the middle of our street. I say "park" in quotes because it is more like an island of grass with some palm trees, benches, and a sandbox. Mr. Tom only lives a few houses away from this island of grass and sand, but he needs the car to transport the huge sacks of bird seed…
  • The tribe all around

    Contributing Bloguistas:
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I've been trying to digest the concept of Tribe that's appeared all around me in various forms this month. Tomorrow, Sunday, the People's Climate Gathering-Denver will coincide with the larger NYC event where 100,000 people may march. They will also gather around the planet, one becoming increasingly unlivable for our species.When my dog and I attend the Denver rally, I already know what I'll be thinking--that a different species, Neanderthals, could have replaced us on those streets, if not for better methods of survival that our species possessed. Possessed, as in past tense.Among the…
  • Notes From the Rocky Mountain Front

    Manuel Ramos
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Culture War? If there is such a thing, I think we are winning. Here are notices about a few artistic skirmishes in the Mountain West. Cultural warriors unite. Call for Entry: El Dia de Los MuertosCHAC Gallery & Cultural Center774 Santa Fe Drive DenverAttention Artists, Students, Teachers and Community Members! 2014 “El Dia de Los Muertos” –A Celebration of Life!Best of Show $100, and two honorable mentions $25 each!Judges Stephanie Shearer and Chris Bacorn owners of Pandora on the Hill and Soul Haus!Show Dates: Wed. Oct. 1- Sat. November 1, 2014Opening Reception October…
 
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    UMX | El Machete

  • As it is Within, so it is Without

    nezua
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    CONSIDER ME A WHISPER. Consider me a tiny voice, as soft as a slow wind running its velvet fingers over pebbled asphalt at 2 a.m. Receive me as you would the first blush of day’s light, reflected from the eager skin of an apple. I’m a minuscule mirrored cinema. A voice that gently suggests they truly are mad, you know. Cast away your doubt, be still, and listen to them. The news barkers sharing world gore and speaking of war as if a football score. The virtual storefronts peddling doubt and self-interest. They who hog the mic, they who sell the mic. Be still and listen. Be…
  • What Does LATISM Really Stand For? or How to Neutralize a Movement to the Sound of Cheers

    nezua
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Regular readers: This post is important, and provides a breakdown longer, perhaps, than the attention span we are trained for; truth deeper than a feel good rant, and tools to help us come to understand some of the forces at work today seeking to divide and dilute our political power and self image. David, a compa I work with, researched and penned it over at Hecho en Aztlán, and aside from the blurb, some minor formatting tweaks I gave it for UMX, and the title, it is David’s work, and we thank him for it. Please take a little time and arm yourself with this info. It is, I submit,…
  • 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…
  • 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.
  • Your Heart is a Nuclear Force

    nezua
    13 Jan 2014 | 11:54 am
    YOUR ENTHUSIASM for a new day, a fresh start, and all the possibility there. YOUR REFUSAL to drag yesterday’s angst and mental clutter forward into this new time. YOUR UNDERSTANDING of the joy born from simple moments and experiences. YOUR AWARENESS of the mental traps your mind designs. YOUR EMBRACE of beauty in the most mundane of situations because YOU KNOW the gift that is life. YOU SAY THANK YOU to creation in the way you use this life, this awareness, this moment. YOU RADIATE gratitude. YOUR HEART IS A NUCLEAR FORCE. You handle it with reverence. Related WritingsThe Hate That Dare…
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    The Mex Files

  • As far to the left as the Constitution allows…

    richmx2
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Today is the 45th anniversary of the death of Adolfo López Mateos, who presidency seeems so remarkable in retrospect, only because, as leader of the Party of the Institutional Revolution, he really did seek (and largely suceeded in) Institutionalizing so many of the goals of the Revolution. Born in Atizapán de Zaragoza, State of Mexico shortly before the Revolution (26 May 1910), López Mateos was a true son of that revolution. His family, having come down somewhat in the world as a result of the Revolution, moved to Mexico City, where his mother… one of Mexico’s first…
  • Think militarizing the police is still a good idea?

    richmx2
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:12 pm
    … here, the military have been used as pólice, and the pólice militarized, with the results one might expect. Via The Pan American Post … When authorities announced that 22 people had been killed by army personnel in a June 30 shootout in the state of Mexico, the Associated Press noted with skepticism that all but one soldier had miraculously escaped injury, and that “the warehouse where many bodies were found showed little evidence of sustained fighting.” Despite the questions over the incident, Mexican authorities have persistently stuck to the official version of events.
  • Friday Night Video

    richmx2
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Danzón N° 2 by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez Navarro, performed by the Venezuela’s Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar. Filed under: Uncategorized
  • 16 de Septiembre

    richmx2
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
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    richmx2
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Why Mexican History matters.  From our friend, Bill Beezley, the dean of Latin American history academics:   Filed under: Education and educators, Mexican History (general)
 
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    Chicana on the Edge

  • Cutting carbs like my life depends on it

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    I recently had some blood work done. On September 11th, my doctor told me my blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides were high. I do NOT want diabetes, heart disease or any of the other health problems associated with high blood sugar, so this is my call to action. I've done a lot of reading on the causes of high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high triglycerides, so I'm putting a certain theory to the test. The theory is that the cause of these problems is excess consumption of carbohydrates, not fat.On September 12th, I drastically cut down on starchy and sugary foods and sweetened…
  • Gina Rodriguez

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Gina RodriguezThis is what I've been waiting and planning for. A woman named Gina Rodriguez is poised to become a household name. She's an actress from Chicago, born to Puerto Rican parents, who plays the character Jane Villanueva in the new series Jane the Virgin. I don't know how likely success is for a series in which a young Miami Latina becomes accidentally artificially inseminated during a pelvic exam (plus this series will air on the CW network), but I have faith that even if Jane the Virgin isn't a hit, this Gina Rodriguez will make her way into the mainstream."Gina Rodriguez"…
  • Pants*

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    *In the United States, pants refers to the garment others call trousers.(A post in which I do nothing but whine.)I haven't allowed myself to buy pants in quite a while. In 2012 I went from a size 10 to size 14 and in 2013 I went from size 14 to size 16/18. Why did I pile 40 extra pounds onto my 5'2" (57 cm) frame in just eight months? It was an attempt to free myself from my food obsessions and in large part, it worked. After giving myself months to eat whatever I wanted, guilt-free, I felt considerably less pull towards donuts, processed lunch meat and cookies. Certainly, allowing myself to…
  • National Suicide Prevention Day

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Have you ever thought it would better if your life just ended now? If so, you know what I'm talking about. Does it absolutely baffle you that anyone would rather be dead than alive? If so, then please read one of the best things I've read about why people kill themselves. This is National Suicide Prevention Week and today is National Suicide Prevention Day. National Suicide Prevention Day is one of those things that seems like a good idea, but what are you supposed to do about it? Do this: read this post.When I read Therese Borchard's "What Suicidal Depression Feels Like," I felt relieved to…
  • Blogging, not perfection

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    I went through the titles of all my blog posts (yes, every one) to tag the ones that are about my music, and realized that I've been taking my blog way too seriously. I used to post a few times a day, not a few times a month. And lately I've been posting mostly when I have some big opinion about a national issue. So my Jewish New Year's resolution is to post more often about whatever is in my head, whether it feels important or not. Here I go.I never heard from the literary agent about my book manuscript, which I take as a good sign. It means that I'm doing this, plus even the best authors…
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    ¿Chicano y que?

  • Daniel del Solar Interview: April 4, 2007

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
  • Spatial Justice: Rasquachification, Race and the City

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Article courtesy of Devon G. PeñaPhoto by John Fisch, San Antonio.Roberto Bedoya for Creative Time Reports | Tucson, Arizona | September 16, 2014Intervening in discussions about gentrification and placemaking, cultural activist Roberto Bedoya champions the creative resilience found in communities of color—and exemplified by the Chicano practice of Rasquachification—to suggest “placekeeping” as a strategy for advancing racial justice goals.I grew up in a working-class barrio called Decoto, in San Francisco’s East Bay. My neighbors were the Trianas, who had painted their house…
  • Civility or Social Control

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    By Rodolfo F. AcuñaSeptember 17, 2014There has been a lot of talk as of late about “civility.” Indeed there are academicians who are doing a thriving business conducting workshops with the full support of administration and its cheerleaders who equate the lack of civility to school yard bullying, mixing the proverbial apples and oranges.However, the meaning of civility is much deeper; it involves much more than politeness. The intent of the campaign is to silence dissent. The frivolous finger wagging distracts from the important role of power in bullying and trivializes its viciousness…
  • 2014 High-Spanics (Super Chicanos y Mas) by the Numbers

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
  • UT Austin Creates Mex-Am Studies Department

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz- Austin American-Statesman Staff The University of Texas is stepping up its offerings in Mexican-American studies by establishing a full-fledged academic department devoted to the field.The Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies — the somewhat tongue-twisting title acknowledges both genders — is offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs this fall, and doctoral programs are scheduled to be part of the mix in 2016-17, pending approval by state higher education officials. In addition, a Borderlands Research Institute will be…
 
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    South Texas Chisme

  • Gone fishing

    CouldBeTrue
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    We'll be back in October.
  • Greg Abbott opposes funding for pre-k

    CouldBeTrue
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    Today's republicans have to show their disdain for anyone but the Koch brothers and their cronies.[Texas Education Commissioner Michael] Williams, a Republican appointee of Gov. Rick Perry, said in a statement when the Texas Education Agency announced last week that it would apply for its share of $160 million in total federal funds earmarked to help states expand preschool programs.“With many high-quality pre-K programs already established in our communities, this federal grant opportunity allows an avenue to enhance and build upon that success,” Williams added. But the news has already…
  • Why are Texas schools getting military gear?

    CouldBeTrue
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    It's bad enough that the police sometimes think that they are occupiers instead of public servants.Texas school districts dominate the list of those receiving military equipment — including firearms and armored vehicles — through a federal initiative, according to a letter sent by a coalition of civil rights and education advocacy groups to the U.S. Department of Defense on Monday.Led by Texas Appleseed and the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the coalition is urging the defense department to end school districts’ participation in what is known as the 1033 Program, which…
  • Hidalgo County Sheriff's office accused of allowing property theft

    CouldBeTrue
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Preying on evicted tenants. Nice.A former warehouseman contracted by Hidalgo County continues to draw county constable’s offices into lawsuits that allege law enforcement officials allowed him to illegally take and keep property from people who were being evicted.The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and four constable’s offices contracted Juan Ramos, owner of the Donna-based company El Valle Mobile Home Transportation LLC, to work as a bonded warehouseman for evictions.
  • Weslaco city officials do not like a facebook page

    CouldBeTrue
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    Did they take actions to suppress a citizen's public concerns?The anonymous director of the Facebook page “Weslaco Cheezmeh” — a hub of leaked documents, rumors and anti-establishment opinion about the city — had a rollercoaster few days last week, as the page unexpectedly disappeared Wednesday, then re-emerged shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday.Shortly after the page went down, Mike Jones, a fellow Weslaco commentator on the social media site, posted a screenshot of an email appearing to be from a Facebook administrator.“Hi,” the note — dated Tuesday and apparently addressed to…
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    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective

  • Latin America’s indigenous population growing

    Latina Lista
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Latin America’s indigenous population growing by Latina Lista LatinaLista — In addition to the UN Climate Summit happening in New York City which is attracting world leaders, Hollywood celebrities and politicians, there is also happening an equally important conference — the Indigenous People’s World Conference. The two-day conference (Sept. 21-22) drew about a thousand participants from all over the planet. On the first day of the conference, the…
  • Eligible Latino voters don’t yet make voting a priority

    Latina Lista
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Eligible Latino voters don’t yet make voting a priority by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Latino voters have the opportunity to, as they say, “rock the vote.” Unfortunately, in most elections, we can’t even accomplish a slight nudge. Though Latinos comprise 11.3 percent of all eligible voters, the civic duty of showing up at the polls falls low on the list of priorities for too many Latinos. In the 2012 national election, the U.S. Census…
  • Crowdfunder: Keeping endangered form of writing alive via a coloring book

    Latina Lista
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Crowdfunder: Keeping endangered form of writing alive via a coloring book by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Campaign: Endangered script coloring book for kids The Philippine script is endangered. A new coloring book will help teach this script to kids to keep it alive for future generations. Kulay: Baybayin is a coloring book Kristian Kabuay will be releasing to keep an ancient script from the Philippines alive. It has been a decade-long project when he started…
  • A quest to wake Texas Latinos from their political siesta

    Latina Lista
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. A quest to wake Texas Latinos from their political siesta by Latina Lista La Voz de Austin It’s no secret that Hispanic voters in Travis County have a hard time finding an election booth. In the recent March 4th, 2014 primary season, out of some 98,000 registered Hispanic voters, only 8,448 bothered to turn out to vote. In terms of percentage that’s a lousy 8%. But in the coming weeks, all of this is about to change if a man named JD Gins has anything to say…
  • Chicago’s Tamale Underground

    Latina Lista
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Chicago’s Tamale Underground by Latina Lista By Rebecca Burns In These Times Each afternoon in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, 70-year-old Cuala resumes her quiet game of cat-and-mouse with police. After spending a few hours openly hawking cool drinks or hot chocolates from a cart, the street vendor (who declined to give her last name because of legal concerns) stocks an unmarked cooler with tamales, making furtive lunch sales to customers in the…
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    Hasta Los Gatos Quieren Zapatos

  • The Movies

    reenee
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Well, I went to watch Cantinflas. Although Óscar Jaenada did a good job as Cantinflas, the casting of  Michael Imperioli as Michael Todd was a mistake of, yes, biblical proportions. I'll set aside the fact that Jaenada is from Spain, because Hollywood has already established their lack of knowledge of the difference between Spaniards and Mexicans as evidenced by the casting of Antonio Banderas as Zorro.This most glaring problem was that Imperioli is Italian, whereas Todd was not. He came from Polish Jewish immigrants. Big difference. Big. I've seen him in other movies where he was okay,…
  • Remember this woman?

    LeeSee
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We blogged on her last year.She finally wrote her book about the issue of poverty, she got a lot of criticism about her essay explaining why poor people do what they do.Apparently some assholes didn't believe her because their idea of poverty is not based in reality.No one really understands poverty unless they have suffered it.I'm linking you to the Jezebel article which will link you to the article in The Guardian which is a more detailed article.In either case, she deserves her success, she is the sane and rational voice of those that suffer in poverty.  "When rich people, and…
  • Even a snake is a better parent than this idiot

    reenee
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Dartarious Graham, at age 20 has already shown himself to be a detestable, vile, disgusting, limp-dick, dumb-ass cocksucker. He's ugly too.This asshole was arrested by El Paso police and charged with capital murder in the death of his daughter, 2 year old Peyton Graham, who was found unresponsive with suspicious injuries in her father's apartment. She died at the hospital this past Saturday.Why did he beat her to death? Well, he was upset that she soiled her diaper.The fact that Graham is a U.S. Army specialist stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas tells me that being a dumb-ass cocksucker is no…
  • This is exactly why we have to explain why we're not stupid...

    LeeSee
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    ...we women that is.Of course she can do whatever she want to her own body but that will never stop me from calling it idiotic.That's my opinion, just like she has the right to explain her opinion.It's ridiculous and the reason she gives is even worse."I want to stop dating."OK, then just stop.I swear this is good enough stupid for the rest of the week.Jasmine Tridevil: The woman with three breasts A WOMAN has spent $20,000 on surgery to get a third breast and her dream is to become a celebrity. The Florida massage therapist, who calls herself Jasmine Tridevil, said she had the…
  • Shut up you stupid cow.

    reenee
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    That would be my response to this idiot. However, it looks to me like when Rob Watson tore Laurie Higgins a new asshole, he took the high road, but then he's more than likely more of a gentleman than I'll ever be. He's reasonable, civil and polite, whereas I'd be looking for a baseball bat.So anyways, by what I've read, it's apparent that this Higgins creature is a piece of work.He says, Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has worked as cultural analyst for The Illinois Family Institute for six years, and before that was…
 
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    Viva la Feminista

  • New Book: Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Demeter Press is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of the collection, Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices Edited by Patti Duncan and Gina WongIn Mothering in East Asian Communities, Duncan and Wong seamlessly rupture a homogenous identity category—that of the “tiger mom.” The editors invoke the works of diverse contributors who critically challenge essentialized identity categories and racialized and sexualized experiences of women of color within the institution of motherhood and practices of mothering. Here, the edited volume grapples with…
  • Summer of Feminista - Latina Feminist Friendships [video]

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Well we've turned on the heat at home, pumpkin spice products have hit the market and we have to wear socks again...this only means one thing, summer is over. But before we put away the lawn lights (ahem...), let's take some time to view this amazing video that Kat Lazo, Patricia Valoy, Dior Vargas and Raquel Reichard took the time to make in response to my prompt to talk about how your girlfriends fit into your feminism. Thank you mujeres for this video. It was moving, funny and sums up the summer perfectly. I'm not even going to attempt a summary post. Thank you to everyone who participated…
  • Update on Space Camp!

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    A quick update...1) I am all set! And we're now just one month away from me paying for the most expensive vomit ever. YES!!2) While I only raised less than half of what I wanted to pay for this birthday gift, I am closing down my GoFundMe campaign for two reasons. The first was the fact that they will allow campaigns to support the police officer who killed Michael Brown, but secondly they think raising money for abortions is bad. So ok, make a case that raising money for an officer before he's found guilty shouldn't be a big deal..Seriously, I'll give you that. And even PayPal and all the…
  • Book Review: Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan is a beautiful addition to any home library. Monaghan sets out a geographical encyclopedia which allows for anyone to find their goddess or heroine based on where they hail from. I am fairly certain this is the book I used early on in my goddess studies to attempt to create a personal global pantheon. The entries are fairly short, except as you might expect for the Virgin Mary, thus make an excellent starting point for any budding goddess scholar. Since it is an encyclopedia I did not read this cover to cover. I did though…
  • Summer of Feminista: Four Friends

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Today Summer of Feminista is proud to welcome back, Linda Garcia Merchant. Linda Garcia Merchant, an award-winning filmmaker and Independent scholar, is technical director of the Chicana Por Mi Raza Project, a community partner for the Somos Latinas Oral History Project and the Chicana Chicago/MABPW Collection Project, a member of the LGBT Giving Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women and a board member of the Chicago Area Women's History Council. Watch the trailer for Linda's latest production 'Yo Soy Eva' , being released this fall.Every year for the past thirty years I get…
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    Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations website and podcast

  • Nutrition expert, educator discuss whole food plant based diet advantages

    Elena del Valle
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Whole: Rethinking the Science of NutritionPhoto: BenBella Books T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. has spent a lifetime studying nutrition, and Howard Jacobson, Ph.D. is a health educator and ecological gardener. They believe a whole food plant based diet without added fat, salt, or refined carbohydrates (such as sugar and white flour) is the essential foundation for a healthy life. In Whole Rethinking the Science of Nutrition (BenBella Books, $16.95) they explore the evidence to support their conclusions, including their belief that people's eating habits haven't changed despite the availability of…
  • Podcast with Amiel Handelsman, executive coach, about how to practice great leadership

    Elena del Valle
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Amiel Handelsman, executive coach and author, Practice Greatness Photo: Amiel Handelsman A podcast interview with Amiel Handelsman, an executive coach, is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses how to practice great leadership with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast. Amiel, a change consultant based in Portland, Oregon, is the author of the 2014 book Practice Greatness: Escape Small Thinking, Listen Like A Master, And Lead With Your Best. He has two decades of experience helping leaders…
  • New York journalist explores how an underdog might defeat the giant

    Elena del Valle
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    David and GoliathPhoto: Hachette Book Group Author photo: Brooke Williams We are impressed by size and strength, assuming giants, people or companies, should win in an encounter, according to Malcom Gladwell, a journalist and author. He believes that “much of what is beautiful and important in our world comes from adversity and struggle.” In David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Little Brown and Company, $29) he discusses how while the giants might be winners most of the time, sometimes the underdog might overcome adversity to vanquish the superpower. The…
  • Website entrepreneur shares how to tips

    Elena del Valle
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Web Startup RoadmapPhotos: JP StonestreetAfter selling two websites in 2008, JP Stonestreet wrote The Web Startup Roadmap: Navigate Your Way to a Successful Online Business (Ripen Publishing, $22.95) to share his ideas about building an online business from scratch, marketing, running and preparing it for possible sale. "The biggest challenge was the actual writing of the book. It's over 300 pages! I had no idea it would be that long when I started writing it. If I had it to do over again, I'd split it up into 3 different books that are much shorter. Readers like smaller books better,…
  • Syracuse University Tenured/Tenure-track Professor in Public Relations

    Elena del Valle
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Public Relations (PR) to begin in August 2015. Position rank is negotiable. This professor will provide leadership in our specialized M.S. in PR with a focus on public diplomacy, in partnership Read the entire ad here Syracuse University Tenured/Tenure-track Professor in Public Relations
 
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  • NELSON BALDIDO: Better to Prepare for U.S.-Mexico Border Terror Threat Than to React to Aftermath

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    23 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The president’s recent address on the threat of the Islamic State terrorist group and its effect on U.S.security resulted in a mixed bag of post-speech analysis and commentary, and it should affect the way policymakers consider U.S.-Mexico border security in the future. The departing director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Matthew Olsen, has said there is noinformation pointing to an Islamic State-led terrorist attack in the U.S. or Europe, nor is there any indication of an Islamic State cell operating in the U.S. But then in a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and…
  • Burnt Body of Kidnapped Congressman Found in Mexico

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    23 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    The burned body of a kidnapped congressman was found Tuesday inside his SUV on the border between the western Mexican states of Zacatecas and Jalisco, officials said. Gabriel Gomez Michel, a member of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, was abducted on Monday, Jalisco Attorney General Luis Carlos Najera Gutierrez said in a press conference. Gomez Michel was kidnapped as he drove to the airport in Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco, the AG said. Prosecutors in Zacatecas contacted their counterparts in Jalisco early Tuesday to inform them of the discovery of “a…
  • FARC Guerillas Blamed for Bombing that Left 8 Injured, Including 3 Children

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    23 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    At least eight civilians, including three minors, were injured in a bombing in the southwestern Colombian province of Nariño that authorities blamed on leftist FARC guerrillas. The explosion rocked the main square in Leyva, some 185 kilometers (115 miles) north of the provincial capital, Pasto. The ombudsman’s office in Nariño said in a statement that most of the wounded were treated at a local clinic, while two people in critical condition were taken to Pasto. Leyva’s mayor, Wilfredo Bolaños, told media outlets he suspected the target of the attack was a police station by the…
  • Hyatt Plans Its First Hotel in El Salvador

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    23 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    U.S.-based Hyatt Hotels Corp. has laid the cornerstone for its first hotel in El Salvador, a $36 million project, the Salvadoran government development agency said. The future Hyatt Place San Salvador will rise in a shopping center in Antiguo Cuscatlan, a suburb of El Salvador’s capital, the Salvadoran Export and Investment Promotion Agency, or PROESA, said. The hotel should begin operating in the first half of 2016, creating some 300 direct jobs, PROESA said. The 140-room hotel will offer features “such as sustainability, energy efficiency, comfort and multiple services for…
  • Brazil’s Continues Its Commitment to Saving the Endangered Golden Lion Tamarins

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    23 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    An environmental reserve in Brazil that four decades ago began gathering the surviving Golden Lion Tamarins has prevented the extinction of one of the most endangered species of primates in the world. The program extends now across eight municipalities in Rio de Janeiro state and has increased the number of these monkeys (Leontopithecus rosalia) from 200 in the 1980s to 3,200 now, the Mico Leon Dorado Association, or AMLD, which coordinates preservation efforts, said. Despite the AMLD’s efforts to protect the Atlantic Forest, the monkey’s habitat, extinction still threatens the…
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