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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,...

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Loving v Virginia and its legacy for Latinos: interracial marriage fifty years later

*As much as Trump may want to build a wall to keep us out, and as much as white America may want to vote us out, America is browning, irreversibly. Four-in-ten interracial marriages include Latinos. VL By...

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)  ...

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Trump’s Border Wall: A ‘Progress’ Report

* By Jane C. Timm, NBC News (7.5 minute read)   More than four months into his term, how close is President Donald Trump to making good on his signature promise to build a wall between the...

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Eugenics in the Trump Era

*To understand eugenics is to understand some of the motivation in the Trump White House. It cloaks raw bigotry in scientific terms and fills public discussions with dog-whistle racism. Please, don’t just click “like” and feel like...

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...

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Willie Velásquez documentary is a lesson for Latinos on the importance of voting

*Why you should read this: Because today is Willie Velasquez day and a quick search of his name turned up no news stories. This piece, by Mercedes Olivera, is from one year ago, published at the release...

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill Attacks Immigrants Who Made ‘Texas Miracle’ Possible

*Why you should read this: Because Latino legislators staged an epic battle in defense of sanctuary cities in Red-State Texas. Because the fight lasted until past 3am. VL The Texas Miracle would have been impossible without cheap...

Monday, April 24th, 2017

‘We’re hoping for a miracle’: Dallas lawmaker is fasting to protest Texas sanctuary cities bill

*Why you should read this:  Because the battle over sanctuary cities is real and Texas, for the moment, is the front line. VL By Julieta Chiquillo, The Dallas Morning News (1.5 minute read)   State Rep. Victoria...

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...

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Laughter, fear and Trump at the Spanish-language circus

*Why you should read this: Because it’s a good story. Because it shows the Trump effect from an unexpected place – circus attendance is down because of fear of deportation. VL By Daniel Blue Tyx, The Texas...

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Meet Jolt, the Latino Organization Aiming to Shake up Texas Politics

*Why you should read this: Because turning Texas blue is key to the Democratic Party’s national agenda. Because Latinos are the front line in the in the battle to turn Texas. Because Latino youth are deeply involved...

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Texas Demographer Has Given the Same Speech for 25 Years. Is Anyone Listening?

*Why you should read this: Because of two things – one, demography is destiny; and two, as Texas goes so will the country, eventually. VL By Sam DeGrave, Texas Observer (2.5 minute read)  or nearly three decades, demographer...

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