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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Texas State Board of Education Sabotages Ethnic Studies Textbooks.

PRESS RELEASE Mexican Americans Stand Up Against Institutionalized Racism. Houston, TX (July 17, 2014)-It took The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) only 3 months to turn proclamation 2016 into 2017 and take Texas back to 1917.  Last April, the TX SBOE passed historic bi-partisan Proclamation 2016 which would lead to textbooks for Mexican American,

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Open Letter to Latin@ Leaders Concerning Net Neutrality

Dear Latin@ Leader: From protest songs, to news stories, to campaigns for social change, our community has long understood that the right and power to tell our own stories is critical in our fight for human dignity...

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

NEA elects Latina to leadership at annual meeting

PRESS RELEASE Delegates make history by voting for new leadership team to head nation’s largest union DENVER – July 04, 2014 – Students across this country will have a historic new team advocating for their interests and...

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Senate confirms Julian Castro as housing secretary

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who’s considered...

Friday, June 27th, 2014

A New World Of Expression: Latino Identity Through Music

By Felix Contreras, It can get so busy at Alt.Latino that we hardly have a chance to put down our earbuds and notice the little things in life — like our show’s fourth cumpleaños on June 15. That’s four years...

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Why Politicians Just Can’t Get Immigration Reform Right!”

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco I just finished looking at the video of Hillary Clinton stumbling through a Q & A on immigration reform.  She responded well to a professor’s question and then got hit with a...

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

NBA Finals 2014: A Look at Manu Ginobili & Past Great Playoff Performances from Latino Hoops Stars

By Angel Ramirez, Latinpost The second time around was the sweetest for Manu Ginobili, who exorcised the ghosts of last year’s haunting NBA Finals performance on Sunday when his San Antonio Spurs de-throned the reigning world champion Miami...

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Hulu to Stream Reality Series ‘Los Cowboys’

By Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter Hulu has snapped up a rodeo reality series that will debut exclusively on the online streamer this fall.  Los Cowboys will follow a group of Latino cowboys, including an L.A. firefighter, a...

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Connecting to God…via Facebook?

By Jen Vera I turn on my computer and begin checking emails.  Then slowly, my focus seems to fade somehow and all of a sudden, I’m checking my Facebook and Twitter feed.  Does this ever happen to...

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Recipe: Salsa Verde Cocida, A Fresh Salsa For Spring

By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog Now that tomatillos are in season, this is a traditional cooked salsa recipe that is great on grilled fish tacos. Recipe: (makes 1 ½ cups) Ingredients: 8 oz tomatillos, about 3 medium tomatillos...

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Getting married for the papers

By Lauren Timmerman, Latina Voices The first restaurant I worked in had fit every stereotype I had believed about the Latina community. Every person in the kitchen was undocumented and worked for cash under the table. Some sold...

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The Invention Of Hispanics

*This brings two things to mind. One is the fact that the “Hispanic” term is invented; another is that the inventors had a specific agenda in mind when they did it. Since then, the term has run...

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

It’s Not “Way Too Early” to Learn the “ABC” of Diversity, ¡Olé!

By Elio Leturia, Huffington Post Latino Voices When the media use images of ethnic groups to entertain their audiences, they take many risks. Two TV stations took those risks on Cinco de Mayo. This week, MSNBC “Way Too...

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

On being “La Gordiflona”

By Juliet de Jesus Alejandre, Latina Voices “Gordiflona,” I would hear mamí whisper to my aunt, as I skip alongside them on our walk to the store. Moments before, my straight black hair was flopping in the warm...

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