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Friday, June 16th, 2017

Trump Ditches His Promise to ‘Terminate’ DACA

*It was the right thing to do. VL By Priscilla Alvarez, The Atlantic (3 minute read)   Donald Trump will keep the Obama-era program in place that shielded millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation, contrary to his repeated pledges on the campaign trail to roll back the

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with summer come long days at the beach,...

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read)  ...

Monday, May 15th, 2017

A win for voting rights – North Carolina’s Voter ID Law Is Defeated, For Now

*Why you should read tis: Because this is what happens to red state legislatures that tried to cram voter ID laws immediately after the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Voting rights Act in 2013.  Because...

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

These Rare Photos of Frida Kahlo Show Her Life Before She Became an Artist

*Why you should read this: Because there are many Fridaphiles among our NewsTaco readers. Because these are photos that some of her most avid fans haven’t seen (we think?) VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Remezcla Estaff, Remezcla (2...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot . . . make students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3.5 minute...

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Meet today’s driving force behind homeownership rates: Hispanics

*Why you should read this: Because Latinos continue to drive the housing market, but you won’t hear it in mainstream news. Because it tells a larger story about Latinos investing in a U.S. transformative permanence. VL By Kelsey...

Monday, December 26th, 2016

8 Great Latino Books Published In 2016

*Suggested reading before the year ends. VL By Rigoberto Gonález, NBC News (4 minute read)  As the year comes to a close, here’s one final look at some great Latino books published in 2016. This list includes...

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Some Christmas Wishes

*We made Henry’s list. More good news to report! VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco (2 minute read)  I was pondering what to write about in my next column when it suddenly occurred to me that it’s Christmas! ...

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

12 Latino Holiday Festivities And Traditions That Are Bigger Than Christmas Itself

*This is from a 2015 post, but the list still stands. Tomorrow night is Noche de Rábanos. VL By Tanisha Love Ramirez, The Huffington Post (6minute read) Santa Claus, reindeer and jingle bells are great, but they’re hardly the...

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

2016 in books: 15 must reads from Latin American and US Latino authors

*Suggestions for the book worms on you list. VL By Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (15 minute read) The last few years have been fantastic for works translated into English from writers all over Latin America. Between Valeria Luiselli,...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe Is a Powerful Symbol of Mexican Identity

*According to the Catholic Church, the apparition happened 10 years after the Spanish conquest of Mexico was complete. So yes, Guadalupe is symbolic of the violent birth of a new people, of culture and politics. VL By...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Virgilio Elizondo: Our Lady of Guadalupe, gift of a loving God

*The Faith and Leadership website writes this about Virgilio Elizondo: “The Rev. Virgilio P. Elizondo has been recognized by Time magazine as one of the leading spiritual innovators in the U.S. for developing a Christian theology within...

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Discovering the magic of Three Kings Day, from Puerto Rico to the US

*What a fun read! It’s not just Puerto Rico, though. It’s all of Latin America and in many, many place in the U.S. Even WalMart is in on the celebration (for profit, of course, but it says...

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