Food for thought for the thinking Latino

*The Smithsonian is putting on a celebration of mestizage. The fancy word is “intersectionality,”...

*An interesting premise. But I’m not sure that millennials opting for proper Spanish and...

  • *This is not only cool, it’s also about time. VL By Joshua Barone, New York Times The Sol Project, a new initiative to raise the profile of Latino artists in theater, will make its debut in November with Hilary Bettis’s play “Alligator,” presented with the company New Georges. The initiative plans to partner with 12 Off […]

  • *This article warns against Democratic Party complacency with Latino voters, as if it were a new thing. The problem is that Latinos have historically been an afterthought and the anti-Trump surge could cause the DNC to check the Latino box as a comfortable given. The problem for the Dems is that Latino millennials aren’t buying […]

  • *There’s no official count of Latinos who have died in combat throughout the history of the U.S. Latinos have fought and died for the U.S. since the revolutionary war, but it wasn’t until the Vietnam war that “Hispanics” were identified and counted. Veterans say that in battle there are no cultural, racial or ethnic distinctions […]

  • *Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture was in Dallas yesterday, and his remarks about the commercial ties between his country and the U.S. reminds us of the reality we should remember, as Mercedes Olivera wrote to me, “every time Trump speaks.” VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News Every day, about $1.5 billion in goods and services goes […]

  • *I think I may have been able to spell it, under pressure. Not when I was 13 years old though. VL By Yra Simón, Remezcla At the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee – where kid geniuses show off their impressive knowledge of words – Nihar Saireddy Janga and Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar clinched the title and […]



  • *There’s a very good point in the second layer of this story, about how the use of the word “pocho” revealed a telling lack in decision-making Hollywood. The fact that there was no one in the network hierarchy who...