Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences, UCLA psychologists report

*Here’s something to wrap your mind around on a Wednesday. I think babies detect differences, but the authors of the study and the article are the ones who imposed ethnicity on those differences. And yet, that differentiation is what can lead to learned bigotry and discrimination, or learned tolerance and acceptance. VL By Stuart Wolpert,

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

‘Door of Hope’ Event Opens Wall That Splits Families

*Do yourself a favor, read the entire article. It’s a good read. VL By Bianca Quilantan, New America Media (7 minute read) Laura Avila and her daughter Laura Vera Martinez waited nervously on the United States side of...

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

A Mother’s Reminder on Selective Service Registration Can Make a Big Difference for a Young Man’s Future

– SPONSORED CONTENT – PRESS RELEASE Important opportunities such as college loans, driver’s license tied to registration You want to see your son succeed, so you always urge him to do the right thing. Sometimes that means...

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Iowa Pastor Deported Back to Honduras

*This happened today, in the era of Obama’s ordered “prosecutorial discretion.” Either this is a one-off case, or the immigration rank-and-file is blatantly disregarding the president’s directive. VL By Juan Escalante, Latino Rebels Last weekend we reported...

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Appeal Ruling Due Today on Woman Convicted in 2009 Murder of 9 Year-old Brisenia Flores

By Associated Press/San Fracisco Chronicle PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court is to rule Friday on an appeal for a former border activist sentenced to death for the killings of a man and his 9-year-old daughter during...

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Latino creates an international film festival – for children

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Armando Guareño always thought he’d be a doctor when he grew up, but when it came time for college, he says he just couldn’t deny his first love — film. “I remember going to...

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Five times the fun: Latino family welcomes quintuplets into the world

By Alex Hassel, NBCLatino As Jose Garcia wheels his wife, Bianca, around Methodist women’s hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, the soft-spoken couple is still reeling. On July 25th, they made five additions to their family. “She had texted me...

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The power of a party: The American (Anglo) Quinceañera

By The Econoimist The teenagers of San Antonio give a foretaste of America’s Hispanic future THE ghosts of Texas past, present and future will swirl around Madison Metroka, a teenager from the city of San Antonio, when...

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Latinos, Blacks More Optimistic Than Whites

By Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press/NPR WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up as a black teen, John Harris III says he wasn’t always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. But the 23-year-old, now part of the first...

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Young Mother Fights Deportation, Hopes for Immigration Reform

By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer On Tuesday morning, Veronica Ayala, 33, stood next to her three-year old son Damian in a parking lot across the street from the J.J. Pickle Federal Building in Austin. Surrounded by...

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Is there any science behind our abuela’s natural remedies?

By Silvia Casabianca, Saludify While the botica de la abuela would have offered boiling sweet potatoes and then wrapping them on a damp cloth to be applied to your neck as a natural remedy for a sore throat, a hundred...

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Breaking the Teen Mom Tradition

By Karla Martinez, Coachella Unincorporated/New America Media While there are many family traditions I hope to pass down to my children one day, there is one tradition I hope ends with me. My great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother were...

Friday, July 12th, 2013

‘La Fortaleza’ Means ‘Family’ At This Tortilla Factory

By Gloria Angelina Castillo, New America Media/Eastern Group Publications The Ortiz family doesn’t remember the exact date it first went up, but matriarch Hermila Esparza Ortiz recalls her son didn’t ask permission to begin an elaborate mural...

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Are Latinos waiting longer to get married, or do we just love living with mami?

By Lissette Díaz, Being Latino Most unmarried Latinas over the age of 25 have heard that fateful question from their abuelitas at some point:  “Mijita, y cuando tu te piensas casar?”  (“Sweetie, when do you plan to get married?”)  Generation after generation...

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