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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Who’s at Fault for the Charleston Massacre?

*Henry Flores says the Charleston shooting was everyone’s fault for letting institutional racism get out of hand.  He says “we need politicians con ganas who are willing to step up and insist on banning hate speech, racism, racial symbols, guns, campaign donations from bigots and the organizations they represent.” It’s undoing what’s been done politically

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

What’s left to say about mass murder

*Sam writes what I’ve been thinking for days.  Like Sam, I don’t know what to say any more. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog In my reporting career, I have covered seven American mass murders –...

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The Invisible Force: Latinos at War in Vietnam

*It’s not known with certainty how many Latinos died in the Vietnam War. At the time the U.S. military counted Latinos as whites; there was no official Latino count. Tomas Summers Sandoval, a professor of History and...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Here’s What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race

*What’s the story?: Pictures of the aftermath of the Waco, Texas shootout among rival biker gangs that left nine dead and 18 wounded. Why is it important?: Compared to the many pictures of the aftermath of the...

Monday, May 11th, 2015

North Carolina prosecutor won’t help Latina crime victim because her attacker was Latino

*According to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, the victims of violence who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents are eligible to apply for a U visa. This NC prosecutor refuses to certify visas...

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Family of unarmed Latino man killed by Long Beach police want federal probe

*With all the attention going to the events in Baltimore, this incident has gone mostly unnoticed. It happened on April 21, and police say they believed 19 year-old Hector Morejon was armed. VL By Veronica Rocha, The...

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Men accused of killing Latino man in Jupiter, FL, targeted him because of race, police say

*They’re calling it a hate crime becasue it wasn’t random. Police say the accused specifically targeted Guatemalans to rob and harass. VL By Kate Jacobson, Sun-Sentinel Onesimo Marcelino Lopez-Ramos, his brother and a friend were relaxing outside...

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Feidin Santana, Who Recorded Police Shooting Of Walter Scott, Speaks Out

*The man who recorded the police shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. VL By NBC News Feidin Santana, a barber who immigrated to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic,...

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Mediation, Commuity Meetings Planned in Wake of Pasco Police Shooting

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Two stories out of Pasco, Washington, point to apparent forward movement in that community’s efforts to reconcile the police department with the Latino community. The death of Antonio Zambrano, 35, at the hands...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

For a Colombian family and a Spanish family, terror attack in Tunisia turned celebration into tragedy

*Details of the terror attack in Tuisisa are starting to make their way into the international press. As much as we believe that our lives, our societies and borders are fractioned, we are inextricably sonnected. VL By...

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching

*This is important. A part of U.S. Latino history that is seldom mentioned, studied or considered. Only recently has scholarly attention brought this to it’s due light. VL By Richard Delgado, Harvard University … recent research by reputable...

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Jessica Hernandez family calls for federal intervention in shooting death

*Police and the DA’s office in Denver are calling for patience while an investigation is completed. The family of the dead Latina teen is asking that authorities from outside the local Denver jurisdiction investigate as well. VL...

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Boxer Enriquez, the Mexican Mafia, LAPD – What’s the problem?

*Although nefarious, the Mexican Mafia is one of So Cal’s important institutions. Sam Quiñones tell us we need to know how it works. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog There’s been a dust-up recently over a...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Farmworker Women Speaking Up on Domestic Violence

*Financial dependence, cultural acceptance, fear of deportation are just a few of the reasons that farm worker women have kept silent. That’s beginning to change. VL By Brenda Rincon, New America Media NAM Editor’s Note: This article...

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