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Friday, September 4th, 2015

Who Really is a Journalist?

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco I was not going to weigh into the debate between Jorge Ramos and Ruben Navarette but the situation was just too good to let pass.  By now we have all become familiar with Jorge’s interaction with the Hair Job Guy.  Following this incident there were declarations from one side saying

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

English Language Latino Media Heats Up

By Tomás Custer, HispanicTips.com With the recent announcement that another Spanish-language TV network is launching (MundoFox). I thought it pertinent to take a look at the other side of the coin, the seemingly forgotten English-language Latino media. In case...

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Latino Civil Rights Figures: Rubén Salazar

Rubén Salazar was born in 1928 in Ciudad Juárez,, Mexico. Through his journalism career in El Paso and later Los Angeles, Salazar became the first Mexican-American to cover the Chicano community for a mainstream media outlet. He was...

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Maria Cardona Joins CNN As 2012 Political Contributor

Today CNN announced that Democratic strategist Maria Cardona has joined the the network for the 2012 election season, according to Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief. “Having spent all of my professional career...

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Feliz Cumpleaños NewsTaco

The most exhilarating and terrifying thing about doing something like NewsTaco is that there are no instructions. It wouldn’t have mattered because we’re not the type to read instructions — unless the illustrations are large and self...

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Cultural Competency, New Media Vital To Young Latino Success

Every year I endeavor to advance the capabilities of a strategic sector of undergraduate students by providing leadership training, exposure to new Latino-based research findings and a multidimensional model for civic engagement. The majority of my pupils...

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Latino Sports Fans Grow, Latino Sports Reporters Don’t

Latinos love sports, sports teams love Latinos, it’s an economic match made in heaven. Yet, a report from The Root shows that Latino reporters in the sports world are extremely and increasingly rare. The Root reported: “....

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Report: Rubén Salazar Killing An Accident, Documents Yet To Be Released

Rubén Salazar was a journalist critical of the powers that be in Los Angeles when he was hit in the head with a gas canister fired by a Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputy in 1970 and killed instantly...

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Awaiting The Truth About Slain Latino Journalist Rubén Salazar

Rubén Salazar was a Latino journalist in Los Angeles who was a loud critic of institutions that mistreated Latinos in that area and, mysteriously, in 1970 he was hit in the head with a gas canister and...

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Minuteman Vigilante on Trial for Murder of 9 Year Old Latina

Here’s a story that has been recently getting attention because of its lack of attention. The story of Brisenia Flores, a nine year old girl killed during a home invasion in Arizona, has been spreading through the...

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

NYT: Whites are Arbiters of Culture

This may seem like hanky-using, protruding-pinky-finger kinda’ stuff, but it’s bothering some people. A recent New York Times Book Review, in a collection of essays called “Why Criticism Matters,” extolled the virtues and place of critics and...

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Birthright Battle Looms

I think this is more than a mere battle line. This is digging the trenches, filling the sandbags and raising the flag. There’s gonna be a fight. A cadre of state senators from across the country (they...

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Missing Carlos Guerra Part 4

[Editor’s Note: Roberto R. Calderón is my father and a professor of history at the University of North Texas. He was a fan and a friend of Carlos Guerra and wrote this tribute to Carlos when he...

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Missing Carlos Guerra Part 3

When I was a junior in high school some of my classmates were talking excitedly about a recent college graduate from Texas A&I in...

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