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  • A most cautious joy...

    La Bloga
    Lydia Gil
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:22 pm
    --> I imagined it would happen differently. Dancing in the streets of Miami and La Habana; frenzied crowds parading in front of TV cameras; bonfires fed by framed photographs of the old guard; and  fountains overflowing with rum and Coke, a new miracle at Cana: Lie becomes Truth. I really thought it would come to us, from the east or from above. But instead it was something much simpler. And capricious. Like flicking the switch that lights up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.Yes, I'm supposed to be overjoyed, but instead I'm guarded.My parents, who left Santiago de Cuba in…
  • 3, 2, 1: Transfer

    UMX | EL MACHETE
    nezua
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    ON ONE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE OR ANOTHER THE OTHER DAY. Doing that thing that is done. Reading, sharing, thinking. Clicking boxes and buttons to show the world who I am, one preference or comment at a time. Someone finds and follows me. Begins reblogging a lot of my posts. After a week, or so, I imagine we are on a wavelength. Then, one day they add a long comment to a post I’d made. You know how two people can read one thing and come away with two wholly different ideas of what is in there? The details of the original post are not so important. But at one point in their writing they…
  • The Future of the Cuban Revolution

    The Mex Files
    richmx2
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:47 pm
    With the surprising break-through in U.S. – Cuban relations, the usual tendency of people in the U.S. to see everything in binary terms is likely to dominate any English-language media discussions of the Island’s future. That is, “we” assume this means more “capitalism” … on “our” terms. And that the surprise announcement that relations will be normalized (although, when I think about it, since its independence in 1898, “normal” relations have meant U.S. domination of Cuba, without even the fiction of mutual respect between…
  • My Christmas tree

    Chicana on the Edge
    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    It's my Christmas tree with all-pink ornaments. This year I got a reindeer throw rug to go under it. I love December 17th because it's exactly one week before Christmas Eve, which is my favorite day of the year.
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    Elenamary
    elenamary
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:20 pm
    It has been awhile since I posted and this is mostly so I can keep slight track of what I’ve been doing (I was much better about blogging and keeping a nice spreadsheet of my meets/times before—I’ll need to get back on that for 2015). OSU 4 miler OSU 4 Miler  Sept. 21 2014:    Lordy, this race was difficult.  Not because of the distance or weather but because I did it with one of my students.  She was not used to running and it became more of a Fartlek training where she would sprint as hard as she could for about 20 seconds then come to a dead stop, wait until she…
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    La Bloga

  • A most cautious joy...

    Lydia Gil
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:22 pm
    --> I imagined it would happen differently. Dancing in the streets of Miami and La Habana; frenzied crowds parading in front of TV cameras; bonfires fed by framed photographs of the old guard; and  fountains overflowing with rum and Coke, a new miracle at Cana: Lie becomes Truth. I really thought it would come to us, from the east or from above. But instead it was something much simpler. And capricious. Like flicking the switch that lights up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.Yes, I'm supposed to be overjoyed, but instead I'm guarded.My parents, who left Santiago de Cuba in…
  • The Fifth Children's Poetry Festival in El Salvador

    Rene Colato Lainez
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    From the Macondo NewsletterEdited by Reyna GrandeMACONDISTAS GOING ABROADMacondista Rene Colato Lainez recently visited his native country, El Salvador, as a featured author. Read about his visit!The Fifth Children's Poetry Festival in El Salvadorby Rene Colato LainezAs a child in El Salvador, I loved to visit the old National Library and read books. I would wonder about the authors whose books I would read. Where they nearby or did they live far away? Were they young or old? How could they have written all those wonderful words that I so enjoyed reading? Then one day, when I was…
  • South El Monte Stories.

    msedano
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Michael SedanoEveryone has a story and everyone’s story deserves telling. Alex Luu conducts workshops with young adults that guide their planning, structuring, and telling their stories to an audience in an evening of theatrical expression.Stories emerge raw and in the vernacular the students live daily. It's a no-holds-barred world and the writers let loose.A girl stands in the dark, glamour images projected behind her show a pretty, fit beauty. She screams words she hears when she dresses like the pictures, “Whore!” “Can it be any lower?”Another girl projects birthday portraits…
  • Desde Guadalajara, Jalisco la poesía de Luis Armenta Malpica y más

    Xánath Caraza
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Por Xánath Caraza La Poesía de Luis Armenta Malpica traducida por Lawrence Schimel Luis Armenta Malpica THE IMMERSED FISH The fish will be an absence when it is no longer named,so long as the spiders can't see itthey won't even give it up for deadin some nest. The fish will be the astonishment that is feigned at the zoowhen it is gazed upon in the historical sectiondissectedabove a label:                       …
  • A Festive Sharing - old holiday tradition revived

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    12 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Yesterday my wife and I hosted our annual Festive Sharing, usually held a couple of weeks before Christmas. Here's how the invitation read:"In the spirit of less stuff, bring a gift to share, not to give away, something you or someone else created--non-manufactured."Come experience all the shares, like: A story, poem, song, play, dance or artwork, written, spoken, sung, performed or simply exhibited. Drawn, painted, sewn, photoed, carved or crafted. Baked, steamed, brewed, homemade, self-portraited, recently read, or--your choice. 10-15 min to present your Share."Food, hot mexicanococoa,…
 
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    UMX | EL MACHETE

  • 3, 2, 1: Transfer

    nezua
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    ON ONE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE OR ANOTHER THE OTHER DAY. Doing that thing that is done. Reading, sharing, thinking. Clicking boxes and buttons to show the world who I am, one preference or comment at a time. Someone finds and follows me. Begins reblogging a lot of my posts. After a week, or so, I imagine we are on a wavelength. Then, one day they add a long comment to a post I’d made. You know how two people can read one thing and come away with two wholly different ideas of what is in there? The details of the original post are not so important. But at one point in their writing they…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
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    The Mex Files

  • The Future of the Cuban Revolution

    richmx2
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:47 pm
    With the surprising break-through in U.S. – Cuban relations, the usual tendency of people in the U.S. to see everything in binary terms is likely to dominate any English-language media discussions of the Island’s future. That is, “we” assume this means more “capitalism” … on “our” terms. And that the surprise announcement that relations will be normalized (although, when I think about it, since its independence in 1898, “normal” relations have meant U.S. domination of Cuba, without even the fiction of mutual respect between…
  • On top of everything else…

    richmx2
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:32 am
    Given the on-going political and social crisis that Iguala disappearances brought to a head, the scandals raised by both Primara Dama Angelica Rivera and Finance Minister Luis Videgaray’s inexplicably special deals for private homes with government contractors (who are themselves suspected of padding their state and federal building contracts), the continuing militarization of the police, and now the free fall of oil prices (and the peso) what are the prospects for Mexico? Dan La Botz, writing in New Politics (Collapse of Oil Prices, Fall in Peso, Exacerbate Mexican Political Crisis),…
  • Have a Coke and … an amputation

    richmx2
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Wow… what an ad!  Mexico has a tax on sugary foods for a very good reason:  it costs everyone, not just the user. Filed under: Food and Drink, Health, Junk food
  • Thick as thieves?

    richmx2
    7 Dec 2014 | 1:20 am
    I’m sure some are likely to reject this out of hand because it comes from the World Socialist Web Site, but Marc Wells is probably not wrong in arguing that the United States and the Obama Administration are not allies of the democratic and dissident movements in Mexico. The massacre [in Iguala] has received a noticeably muted response within US ruling circles. Asked about the Obama administration’s attitude toward the killings, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf this week boasted about how administration officials “work very closely with Mexican authorities on a range of…
  • Mexiko, Mexiko über alles…

    richmx2
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:56 pm
    As we all know, the Germans have the best teachers in the world. But who is Germany’s best teacher? According to the 28,500 members of the University of German Universities, that would be the mathematician and economist who heads the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the Free University of Berlin… who has been fiddling around with robotics lately, creating cars you can drive from your I-phone, and … working on ones that can be controlled by brain waves alone. Pretty nifty German science, right? But not entirely just playful sci-fi. “I confess to designing [the…
 
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  • My Christmas tree

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    It's my Christmas tree with all-pink ornaments. This year I got a reindeer throw rug to go under it. I love December 17th because it's exactly one week before Christmas Eve, which is my favorite day of the year.
  • Test results

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Finally got the results of my latest blood work. My fasting blood sugar is 95, which is back in the "normal" range and I'm out of danger! No pre-diabetes for me, thank god (to coin a phrase). I put "normal" in quotation marks because of the input of Dr. Emily Lindner, who's a great general practitioner who helps with hormonal imbalances. She's the one who has guided me to clean up my diet (rather than seek more drugs) and has been 100% right so far. She says a truly healthy fasting blood sugar level is somewhere around 70-85, so I've got room for improvement.And how long do I continue to…
  • Single and dating again? Never mind.

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Without that old desperation to find a man -Without that old certainty that I'm a total loser without romance in my life -- I just can't work up much interest in dating. So, never mind the online dating websites and keeping a constant eye out for available men. It's not a priority for me now.I love being divorced. I feel so much more peaceful.
  • "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    [I originally posted this on January 5, 2006 and it's my tradition to re-post it every December.]Here’s my summary of the History Channel's Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas which I find extremely relevant to the annual discussion of the true meaning of Christmas. The following historical facts are from the History Channel program, but the opinionated statements are mine.Christmas Started Without JesusIt turns out that early Europeans were observing a winter solstice celebration centuries before Jesus was born. In Norse country it was called “Yule” and it lasted for as long…
  • Still waiting on results...

    Regina Rodríguez-Martin
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    I'm still waiting to hear the results of my blood work and to find out if I've managed to lower my fasting blood sugar level. In the meantime, I'm doing whatever it takes to stay on my clean diet (which is no sugar, grains, dairy, caffeine or processed foods). It's not getting any easier, especially during Christmastime, so I'm taking my encouragement where I can find it. Here's a good way to look at it: I've lost 2.5 inches off my waistline since Nov. 24th, when I started this new way of eating. Yay! I have hope that within another month or two I'll fit into my nice coats again.As hard as it…
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  • competitions

    elenamary
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:20 pm
    It has been awhile since I posted and this is mostly so I can keep slight track of what I’ve been doing (I was much better about blogging and keeping a nice spreadsheet of my meets/times before—I’ll need to get back on that for 2015). OSU 4 miler OSU 4 Miler  Sept. 21 2014:    Lordy, this race was difficult.  Not because of the distance or weather but because I did it with one of my students.  She was not used to running and it became more of a Fartlek training where she would sprint as hard as she could for about 20 seconds then come to a dead stop, wait until she…
  • strong women

    elenamary
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    I went on two dates with two different men this week, and the best part was after the second date I got to home to a bag of trail mix and to the documentary Strong! (I’ll include it below and hope you’ll watch). I am on the far right. These are a couple of the lovely strong ladies I train with Date #1 let me know that he was more attracted to petite women, and women whiter than me. Date #2 explained that he didn’t like women with lots of muscles.  It is just “too much muscles for a woman”.  He used my gym girlfriends as examples of unattractive. I came home…
  • always lube

    elenamary
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:12 am
    they looked worse a few days ago ;-) Always lube. More importantly for me, always lube the boobs. I need to remember that. A couple weeks ago I did a sprint triathlon and chaffed a tad in the boobs and thought “man, I should’ve lubed”. This past Sunday I did an olympic distance triathlon (a longer distance), I didn’t lube.  I remember thinking, “meh, it will be okay”. It wasn’t okay I chafed the hell out of my boobs this time. When I saw my doctor Monday, she asked during the breast exam if my partner had done that to me or if I’d done it to…
  • gender differences

    elenamary
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:46 pm
    I’ve 226 draft emails …they are mostly thoughts, or experiences, things I needed to jot down to remember in the future.  Accidentally, just opened this email gem and it made me smile: I overheard Lonnie tell Quincy that he couldn’t tell or ask him if he had been working out nor that he had lost any weight. I was shocked by their interaction and then Quincy responded “What? I’m not a woman.  I don’t need lied too”.  The two began to explain that men could be more honest more straight forward, it was more clear cut even when asking about working out.
  • love letters

    elenamary
    5 Jun 2014 | 4:08 pm
    I was trying to find an old identification card from when I would visit the federal prison in Mexico.  The ID was in a box of old letters.  Letters from friends, birthday cards, love letters from one boyfriend in particular—I’d forgotten how often he would mail me postcards, send me letters, and leave me little notes, and I didn’t realize I had so many of them.  It was wonderfully nostalgic to read through them. These old letters from the ex, are a reminder of the lesson to accept the present.  I didn’t realize how much my now ex loved me, thought of me, cared for…
 
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  • Jesús Manuel Mena Garza Selfies

    Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Jesús Manuel Mena GarzaColor and Black and White selfies ... December 17, 2015 5PMClick to enlargeCopyright 2014 Jesús Manuel Mena Garza. All rights reserved.
  • Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy

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

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

    CouldBeTrue
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    Farenthold is such a privileged, empty extra large suit.Congressman Blake Farenthold's former Communications Director has filed a lawsuit accusing Farenthold of sexual harassment. The lawsuit accuses the congressman of creating a hostile work environment, gender discrimination, and retaliation.Lauren Greene worked for about a year as Farenthold's New Media Director before taking over as Communications Director in February.She says during that time, it became apparent that the congressman was a bit of a flirt.The lawsuit states, "Farenthold regularly drank to excess, and because of his…
  • Today's Brownsville Herald wants to know if the Pope is Catholic

    CouldBeTrue
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    What? At the time I looked at their online poll results, 2/3 of the voters say yes. He is. Apparently, the Herald pines for the days of the pompous, autocratic, sexist, classist, homophobic Benedict.
  • Blah blah blah Ted Cruz

    CouldBeTrue
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:48 am
    The republican 'establishment', and by that I mean the greedy corporate sociopathic overlords who barely have control of the party, are really mad at Ted Cruz and have been throwing bombs at him. Boo hoo. Ted Cruz represents the ugly base you have developed and groomed. Cruz is going to embarrass you some more. You deserve that and so much much more.
  • The Koch brothers and their republican lackeys are too greedy to allow your kids to go to college

    CouldBeTrue
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:43 am
    Heaven forbid that the men who rigged our economy pay anything near their fair share of taxes. It's tax avoidance and the inability to see the purpose of building a sound infrastructure and base for the future.The pursuit of a higher education in Texas has never been more daunting, and as tuition and fees at our public universities continue to climb, the dream of attaining a college degree is becoming a nightmare for more and more Texas students.In 2003, the Texas Legislature voted to deregulate tuition and allow universities to set their own tuition rates free from legislative oversight. At…
  • After shopping, read a TPA blog post with your eggnog

    CouldBeTrue
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:28 am
    The Texas Progressive Alliance is dusting off its recipes for wassail and figgy pudding as it brings you this week's roundup.Off the Kuff says that the actual election results do not support exit polls that claim Greg Abbott received 44% of the Latino vote.Libby Shaw writing for Texas Kaos and Daily Kos is not the least bit surprised to learn that two Texas Regulators Get Fired for Doing Their Jobs.CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is calling for Nora Longoria to resign. How can she be a judge when she got very special treatment?The Bible verses that contain the words "the poor will be with…
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  • Preserving Latino History in East Harlem with Augmented Reality

    Latina Lista
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Preserving Latino History in East Harlem with Augmented Reality by Latina Lista By Geoff Montes Preservation Nation A type of digital imaging technology known as augmented reality (AR) is playing a starring role in an upcoming initiative that documents the Caribbean and Latino history of East Harlem in New York City. The project is called Mi Querido Barrio (“My Beloved Neighborhood”), and is the brainchild of Dr. Marta Moreno-Vega, president and founder of the…
  • Crowdfunder: A wheelchair ramp needed for New Orlean’s Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum

    Latina Lista
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Crowdfunder: A wheelchair ramp needed for New Orlean’s Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Campaign: The Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum Nine years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, claiming over 1,800 lives. Although much of New Orleans has been rebuilt, only one in five residents from the Lower Ninth Ward have been able to return. The Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum was opened in 2013 to remember and celebrate the…
  • Literary readings add culture to Juárez bus rides

    Latina Lista
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Literary readings add culture to Juárez bus rides by Latina Lista By Fredesvinda Rojas Borderzine CIUDAD JUÁREZ—Every fifteen days Edgar Rincón and his wife Verónica Martínez along with their two children Diego y Elena, walk towards the footbridge in front of Plaza Juárez Mall, to wait for the ruta, the city’s public transportation. This might seem like an everyday event in Juárez, a place where most of the people use rutas as their main form of…
  • Brazilian biologist creates app to save 400 million animals destined to be roadkill

    Latina Lista
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Brazilian biologist creates app to save 400 million animals destined to be roadkill by Latina Lista LatinaLista — Signs of progress are pretty easy to spot in urban areas — glassy high-rises, trendy new restaurants, bumper-to-bumper traffic. Aside from the occasional pedestrian-car entanglement, city progress usually doesn’t involve too many casualties. It’s a different story outside the city. In the same push for progress, new housing and roadways…
  • Guest Voz: For some, climate change already means adapting or saying goodbye

    Latina Lista
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective Latina Lista: News from the Latino perspective - News from the Latino perspective. Guest Voz: For some, climate change already means adapting or saying goodbye by Latina Lista By Nicole Hernández Hammer LatinaLista As the changing climate continues to transform the American landscape we are beginning to realize the many ways in which our day-to-day lives and the lives of future generations will be different because of climate change. A new Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) report looks at what tidal flooding will look like in the next 35…
 
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    Hasta Los Gatos Quieren Zapatos

  • The horrors of war

    reenee
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    135 children and 10 adults are dead after Taliban forces stormed a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, Pakistan, and opened fire on students and teachers.The Taliban are at war with Pakistan, trying to topple the government and set up an Islamic state.They say they chose the school, which includes grades one through ten, because many of the students are the children of Pakistani soldiers and, "we want them to feel our pain."In June, under pressure from the U.S., which wants to leave Afghanistan and not worry about more attacks, the Pakistani Army went into the tribal areas along the…
  • Jon Stewart brings it...

    LeeSee
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
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  • Not the best wedding photos, but quite amusing.

    reenee
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Kids can not always be controlled, can they?Poor background.Really poor background.What the fuck?Easily my fave.
  • Santa Claus meets haters....

    LeeSee
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
  • Perhaps Gee may appreciate this apology...

    LeeSee
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    ..he must have heard "Let it go" a million times by now.Since he has a five year old daughter she of course cannot imagine singing anything else and she is certainly not tired of Elsa.I told her the rest of us had reached a saturation point and that Elsa's popularity might be waning.She just looked at me and said "Nooo!"Later I realized what an insensitive jerk I was, she could care less about an adult's opinion regarding her beloved Elsa.Even if she hasn't had enough the rest of us have, so apology accepted there Frozen girl.'Frozen' Director Knows You're Tired Of 'Let It Go,' And She's…
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    Viva la Feminista

  • Bindercon & Women of Color in the Media

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    I missed BinderCon because it was in NYC and I was at Space Camp! I haven't heard a lot of what happened so I was excited to see this video clip from the panel "Looking Forward: Roles for Women in the Future of Media." Jessica McGlory, the founder of Forecastr (@TVforecast) says some awesome stuff. Hopefully BinderCon will realize that those of us in the Midwest would love to host!
  • Judy Baar Topinka, the Polka Queen of Illinois Politics Dies at 70

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-RegisterIllinois politics is a lot of things, but boring rarely is the word to describe it. That is until yesterday. In the wee morning of December 10, 2014, Illinois politics lost its Polka Queen, Judy Baar Topinka.Since I am an unabashed feminist who normally votes Democratic, one might wonder why Topinka means enough for me to write this post. Well it is because she was freaking awesome to watch. As many people in the media have said over the past day, she was blunt. The only spin Topinka knew how to perform was on the dance floor. I really wanted to…
  • Happy Nobel Peace Prize Day!

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today is the day the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded. While recent awards have been controversial, today Malala Yousafzai receives the award for her work advocating for the education of girls, along with Kailash Satyarthi an advocate for children's rights. I'm the type of person who believes all our issues are connected, interconnected and intersectional.  In that spirit I share with you a three-part series based on the Nobel Women's Initiative delegation to Mesoamerica I traveled with in 2012. These films are an excellent representation of the whole delegation. In these films you will meet…
  • 2014 Holiday Feminist Gift Guide

    9 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    It's that time of the year again!As usual, I'm behind on my full book reviews, but here is a list of books I have read this year that should go on your gift list. Some are linked to their review, others to their publisher or author page. A reminder that if you click the link to buy from either Powells (P) or IndieBound (I), VLF gets a small cut from your purchase:This is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education by Jose Vilson P | IA challenging and honest look at our public education system through Vilson's own education journey and path to becoming a teacher-activist. …
  • #ILGiveBig on #GivingTuesday

    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    This #GivingTuesday Illinois organizations are asking us to give big - #ILGiveBig. Organized by the Donors Forum, you can search for an Illinois organization where you can donate. But if you don't want to do the searching here is a list of my recommendations:Chicago Abortion Fund: They support women who are in need of financial assistance to make their health care decision to terminate a pregnancy a reality. I served on as the co-chair of CAF's board for a few years and their work is transformational to the women they serve. H.O.M.E.: Simply put, they help seniors stay in their homes, find…
 
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  • Latin Alternative Music Conference 2015

    Elena del Valle
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Information provided by Event PartnerLatin Alternative Music Conference, New York City July 7-11, 2015http://www.latinalternative.com/ The LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) is the only major conference celebrating and supporting genres of Latin music that are left of center and forging the way Latinos, especially young, bicultural-millennial Latinos in the U.S., define themselves. Hailed by The New York Times as the “Sundance of Latin music”, the LAMC is also the largest Latin music conference in the US. The 16th annual LAMC will break new ground, inaugurating a new, expanded…
  • Journalists discuss food safety issues in new book

    Elena del Valle
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Eating Dangerously Photo: Rowman & Littlefield This year, an estimated 50 million Americans will get sick from food they eat, 100,000 of them will need to be hospitalized and 3,000 will die, according to Eating Dangerously Why the Government Can't Keep Your Food Safe... and How You Can (Rowman & Littlefield, $24.95). In 2011, 33 people died of food poisoning from one instance of listeria contaminated cantaloupe alone, say the authors. What is happening to our food between the farm and the table? In the book, Michael Booth, a former health care writer for The Denver Post, and Jennifer…
  • Research scientist, biochemist address relationship between hormones, mind and body

    Elena del Valle
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Moods, Emotions, and Aging HormonesPhoto: Rowman & LittlefieldIn Moods, Emotions, and Aging Hormones and the Mind-Body Connection (Rowman & Littlefield, $29.39) Phyllis J. Bronson, Ph.D. with Rebecca Bronson, Ph.D. address the relationship between hormones and an aging woman's moods. According to the book, she believes hormone replacement with bioidentical hormones that mimic those naturally produced in the human body and nutrients help aging women control their moods and find wellness.She is also convinced that women need to accept themselves regardless of their age. Many of her…
  • Podcast with Scott Bowen, general manager, Webs, about online marketing best practices for small businesses

    Elena del Valle
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Scott Bowen, general manager, WebsPhoto: WebsA podcast interview with Scott Bowen, general manager, Webs, is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses online marketing best practices for small businesses with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast. Scott is responsible for the Webs Digital Services Division of Vistaprint, dedicated to providing online marketing tools to the world's smallest businesses including Webs, Pagemodo, Facebook page builder, and ContactMe. Before joining Webs in 2012,…
  • Professor discusses ways to keep brain healthy as we age

    Elena del Valle
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Building an Ageless Mind Photo: Rowman & Littlefield Just as mental stimulation is important in our youth our brain requires cognitive stimulation as we age. So says William J. Tippett, P.h.D., assistant professor, University of Northern British Columbia. He believes it is important to stimulate as much of the brain as possible to maintain that organ healthy as adults grow older. He proposes that adults nearing their aging years learn about their brain to develop a neuroprotective plan. In Building an Ageless Mind: Preventing and Fighting Brain Aging and Disease (Rowman & Littlefield,…
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