Thursday, March 29th, 2012

How Can I Get My Ex Girlfriend To Love Me Again?

Dear Martha, I want to get back with my ex-girlfriend, but the day I went to tell her, she told me she was seeing someone else. I had a fit of jealousy, and since then she doesn’t talk to me or respond to my messages. It’s been two months and she’s the only thing I

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Kaleb Canales’ NBA Rise Paves The Way For Latinos In Sports

By Paul Adams Last Wednesday, the Portland Trail Blazers were playing against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Well — theoretically — the whole team appeared to be mentally checked out, plodding through what would...

Friday, March 9th, 2012

“West Texas Miracle” Producing Future Latino Leaders

There is a Catholic high school for boys from the borderland that has produced wave upon wave of scholars, entrepreneurs, and leaders for the last nine decades.  Cathedral High School’s legacy of civic involvement has enhanced our unique...

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

I Love My Alcoholic Husband, Should I Take Him Back?

Dear Martha, I’m very sad, my husband — who I love very much — is an alcoholic. We have a two year-old daughter and this last holiday season, he became very intoxicated. I kicked him out of the house, because...

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Latinos More Likely To Be Wrong About Perceived Infertility

Depending on one’s life plans, this may come as a pleasant or unpleasant surprise to all the young couples having unprotected sex out there: They’re not as infertile as they think. According to a study by the...

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Guapura 101: 5 Tips For Men To Get The Perfect Shave

By Dania Zarate, La Beauty Pie Today’s tips are for the fellas, to help you get that barber-style shave feeling. Follow these steps to ensure a ingrown hair-, razor burn-free shave. Tip Número 1: Shave after a hot...

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Latino Men Are Always The Most Critical Of Me

The people that get most upset about what I write are almost always Latino men. I’m not stereotyping or exaggerating — this is simply a fact. Nearly all of the hate mail that I’ve received after publishing...

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez’s Letter To Veterans

Happy Veterans Day. I would like to thank all Veterans of the U.S. military for your service to our nation.  On this day of observance, remembrance, and appreciation, there is much for which to be grateful.  Veterans...

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

My Love-Hate Relationship With Machismo

I love machos. I hate machos. Machos are jerks. Women raise macho jerks. ¡Ay qué macho! Sigh. Sometimes, this cultural identity stuff gets kinda complicated. I suppose you could begin at the beginning, talking about princesses versus...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Wondering About Women Who Hate Women

Ladies, have you ever walked into a room full of people and noticed that many of the women were giving you dirty looks for no reason at all? I call it being objectified — by women. I have...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

On Halloween, Oscar The Grouch Almost Got Beat Up By Gandhi

I started celebrating Halloween a little early this year. I went to a party dressed as Oscar The Grouch, he of “Sesame Street” fame. I was expecting to fly under the radar at a party while rubbing...

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Feminism Is For Latinas, Too

I remember the exact moment I became a feminist. Imagine a chubby, 12 year-old Oh Hells Nah bored at church. I was daydreaming (probably about food, as I often did) when I suddenly heard this statement: “Women,...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

A Brief Reflection On Sex Work

I grew up on a street with prostitutes on the corner. The Cove Motel on Cicero Ave. teemed with ragged-looking women and unctuous, terrifying men. At the time, I had no idea who these people were or...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Who’s Afraid Of The Great American Bachelor Party?

Bachelor parties are social institutions that have been around since the first caveman hunted down the first wooly mammoth and decided it would be nice if someone decided to get naked dance around his accomplishment. I think...

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