Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

KKK Recruiting In Oklahoma Doesn’t Go So Well

An attempt by members of the United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, to recruit new “knights” ended up doing a bit of the opposite, and freaking a few people out in the county to the point that the “valiant knights” had to do damage control. Lorna Davis found a

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Latino Artist Creates Own Business Model, Thrives

To chat with Franco Mondini-Ruiz is to be sucked into his world — art museums, New York City, Mexican mothers, San Antonio art society, gay parties, baroque wedding cakes, 18th century aristocracy, Catholicism, pan dulce, his career...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Oklahoma Immigration Bill Targets Smugglers, Not Businesses

Here’s a good indication as to where Oklahoma lawmakers’ minds are. The Associate Press is reporting An illegal immigration bill being considered by lawmakers this year will target human smugglers and others who prey on illegal immigrants,...

Monday, April 18th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Oil, México Violence, Tax Day, Airfares And Tornadoes

Today is tax day! Airfares will probably rise about 15% this year because of rising fuel prices, making the average fare about $390. Tornadoes that hit several states over the weekend are among the most deadly in...

Friday, April 15th, 2011

News Taco To Go: World’s Oldest Man Dies, Budget, Food And More

The oldest man in the world, 114 year-old Walter Breuning of Montana, died Thursday; the story has tips to longevity. 6 people died from tornadoes that stretch from Oklahoma to Arkansas; among the dead was a 6 year-old...

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Latinos Outnumber Native Americans In Oklahoma

Latinos now outnumber Native Americans in Oklahoma, a state that has marketed if not truly valued its Native American heritage. The Native American Times (via AP) reports that, with recent Census data, Latinos have come to compose...

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Oklahoma Sees Rise In Latino Students

The highest percentage ever of Oklahoma’s public school children are Latino, according to recent figures. About 12% of the state’s school population is Latino, compared to 55% white, 18% Native American, 10% African American, 2% Asian and...

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Arizona-Style Immigration Laws Cropping Up in Oklahoma

I wish it weren’t necessary to bring such things up, but we have to keep an eye on these developments. Arizona-type anti-immigrant laws are spreading like mala yerba. The Associated Press is reporting that “some state lawmakers...