Friday, October 28th, 2011

Latino Literary Pioneer Piri Thomas Dies At 83

Last week the influential and acclaimed writer Piri Thomas died at home in Northern California at the age of 83. Most famous for his memoir “Down These Mean Streets,” the Cuban/Puerto Rican-American was known as a major figure in the Nuyorican literary movement. Because of his childhood and adolescence which were set against the backdrop

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Marco Rubio Lied About Parents’ Escape From Cuba

The story used to go that Senator Marco Rubios’ parents were forced to flee Cuba, that they were exiles, because of Fidel Castro. The truth, however, which is now reflected in his updated biography on his website, is that...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Marco Rubio’s Immigration Stance Alienates Latino Voters

By Albert Morales, President of Albert Morales Strategies, LLC To witness the meteoric rise of Senator Marco Rubio, one can’t help but cheer his ascension in the ranks of the Senate. His rise from the Florida State Legislature...

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Latino Civil Rights Leaders: Eduardo J. Padrón

By Victoria Cepeda and Efrain Nieves This week we showcase Eduardo J. Padron for his unrelenting efforts to grant opportunities to any student willing and determined to get a higher education. Eduardo and his brother were part of Operation...

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Florida Becoming Less Cuban, More South American

Florida, traditionally a cubano stronghold, is becoming a lot more diverse when it comes to its Latino population, according to a new report from the Associated Press. South Americans edged out Mexicans as a group, even as...