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Monday, May 8th, 2017

Champions of Chicano Art Need to Face Reality: A Response to Cheech Marin’s New Art Center

*Why you should read this: Because “If you don’t like how mainstream museums are neglecting important collections, then build your own.” VL By Karen Mary Davalos, artnet (6 minute read)  For decades, comedian Cheech Marin has been finding ways to bring attention to Chicano art. The avid art collector has produced several traveling exhibitions from his

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Long-Lost Photos Reveal Life of Mexican Migrant Workers in 1950s America

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read)   TIME magazine has published a series of revealing photographs of the Bracero program from 1957. Sixty years ago the Saturday Evening Post commissioned celebrity photographer Syd Avery to do...

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Latino-Heavy California becomes heart of anti-Trump resistance

*The legal battles will be led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. VL By Rafael Bernal, The Hill (4 minute read)  California’s political leaders are gearing up to lead progressive resistance to President-elect Donald Trump. The Golden...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Los Angeles Plans $10 Million Immigration Defense Fund

*It looks like we’re going to get an interesting start to 2017. VL December 19, 2016 Juliana Rose Pignataro  Displayed with permission from International Business Times Making good on a promise to push back against President-elect Donald...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Kamala Harris: California will ‘provide national leadership’ on immigration under Trump

*The Senator-elect from California says her state must be the voice of leadership on immigration in Washington. VL Hailey BransonPotts Los Angeles Times Displayed with permission from Tribune Content Agency LOS ANGELES — California Attorney General Kamala...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Wendy Carrillo, whose mother brought her to the country from El Salvador illegally, enters race for Becerra seat

*Carrillo is running for the seat to be vacated by Rep. Xavier Becerra. Former Assembly Speaker John A. Perez and Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez have announced their candidacy for the same seat. VL By Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times (1.5...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Spanish Lesson I Never Got at School

*This is a terrific and needed read, especially in light of the post-election attempts to launch a new “political correctness” where bilingualism is seen as detrimental to national unity. It’s happening. We need more stories like this. VL...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Loretta Sanchez dabbed. Kamala Harris threw shade

*Sanchez’s campaign tried to spin it on Twitter saying the dab was the reason she led among millennials. But she trails in favorability polls by 32 points. VL By Liam Dillon, The Los Angeles Times The moderator in...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Female Janitors Who Suffered Abuse Score A Big Win In California

*This is powerful, and redeeming. VL By Kris Fortin, mitú (2.5 minute read) When everyone goes home from work, school or church, the space becomes the janitors domain. Many of these working class janitors tend to be women,...

Friday, September 16th, 2016

California Passes Game-Changing Ethnic Studies Bill

*It’s being called “the biggest piece of ethnic studies legislation passed in this country’s history.” VL By Roque Planas, Huffington Post California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a landmark bill Tuesday ordering the creation of a model...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Historic Farmworker Overtime Bill Awaits Governor Brown’s Nod

*Do yourself a favor. Check you calendar and realize that it’s 2016 and this is just now happening. VL By Viji Sundaram, New America Media (2.5 minute read) After decades of pushing for fair pay, California farmworkers will...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Latino Uptick Fueling National Increase in Foster Youths

*This is surprising at first glance. But it makes sense. A Latino population surge is going to be felt in all areas of society. This is an important story with present and long term consequences. VL By...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The undeclared political war between Latinos and Asians

*Latino proponents of affirmative action in higher educatin in California have encountered an unlikely adversary. The Asian community has rallied against affirmative action. At issue: the disproportionate percentage of Asians in California’s state universities. Legislation that would...

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Hilda Solis “Climate Change Must Be A Priority In 2014″

By Hilda Solis, Latinovations Some of my fondest childhood memories are of family trips to the San Gabriel Mountains for hiking, picnicking and breathing fresh, clean air — a welcome escape from the smell of the Puente...

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