Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The Latino Workers Who Really ‘Run’ Washington

*OK, I’m a fan of Patricia Guadalupe’s reporting and writing. That said, impartially, this is a really good read. VL By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News (4 minute read) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s capital prides itself on being a very professional and nerdy type of town. But here’s the thing — who makes things run?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The Truth About “Locker Room Talk”

*Henry Flores calls for a national movement to end “locker room talk.” VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (4 minute read) Donald Trump’s recent vulgarities, there are so many, about how he talks about women needs addressing for...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

An Ode To The Latino Grocery Store.

*This is awesome! I can relate. VL By Alex Alvarez, MiTu (2.5 minute read)  Chances are, you have shopped at both large, chain grocery stores and smaller, Latino grocery stores, where the foods you grew up with and often...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Discovering Columbus

*Columbus “discovered” America the way I got lost and discovered a short-cut to the grocery store. VL By Hector Luis Alamo, Gozamos (14 minute read) In July 1892, the president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, issued a...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Crossing Over

*This is a great lunch break read, only 16 minutes. It’s about how the U.S.-Mexico border is nothing but an inconvenience for the people of a small Texas border town. There were parts of this piece that...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

16 Hispanic heritage spots on public lands

*Only one-in-ten visitors to national parks is Latino. Yet many national parks preserve U.S. Latino heritage. VL By The Wildreness Society (12 minute read) For National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize significant cultural sites on American public...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, supreme honoree of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Awards

*Along with Jusitce Sotomayor, according to Fox News Latino, the awrdees included “Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz, iconic Mexican actress-singer Angélica Maria, legendary salsa band the Fania All-Stars, fitness and nutrition guru Massy Arias, business mogul...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

These Latinos Were Honored with National Medals for Art, Humanities

By Ericka N. Hernandez, NBC News (5 minute read)  Some of the most notable Latino artists, musicians and writers were recognized by the White House for their cultural contributions. President Barack Obama awarded the National Medal of...

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Outstanding Latino you need to know, but may not have heard about

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Luis Walter Alvarez is the first U.S. Latino to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. He was awarded the distinction “for his decisive contributions to elementary particle physics, in particular the discovery...

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

In Houston, Muslim Community Enjoying a Surprising Source of Growth: Latinos

*Houston has become home to one of the emerging U.S Latino Muslim communities. There are an estimated 1000 Latinos in the Houston area. VL By Leah Binkovitz, The Urban Edge It’s a typical Friday afternoon service inside the mosque...

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Song For The Living

*This isn’t exactly a Juan Gabriel tribute, but it’s what film makers might call a reaction shot. You’ll find here a snapshot of the people who loved his music. VL By Diego Renteria, Tell Your True Tale...

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Love Is Love for Latinos

*More Latinos are in favor of same-sex marriage. No different from the general public. So much for the myth of the socially conservative Latino. VL By Dan Cox, U.S. News & World Report Before Donald Trump suggested that...

Friday, July 15th, 2016

I am not the new white

*Classism among U.S. Latinos? You bet. VL By David Gayton, The Dily Californian (4 minute read) A few weeks back, while walking through downtown Santa Barbara with a good friend, I witnessed an unsettling interaction between a homeless...

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

In praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club

*It’s sad and fantastic at the same time, that so much good writing has come from the Orlando shooting. This is another very good piece of writing. VL By Justin Torres, Washington Post If you’re lucky, they’ll play...

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