Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Barefoot Triqui Indian Basketball Players Tour Los Angeles

By Sam Quiñones, A reporter’s Blog The barefoot Triqui Indian basketball team, from the mountains of Oaxaca, is in Los Angeles for a couple weeks. The team of 10 and 11-year-olds from the village of Rio Venado, Oaxaca was welcomed with a brass band and a press conference at Casa Oaxaca in Mid-City. A full

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Want to know what the U.S. of tomorrow will look like? Check out the schools

By Niraj Chokshi, Washington Post Thousands of children across the country returned to school on Tuesday morning and, at least in some states, odds are that an increasing proportion of those children were Hispanic. If the baby...

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...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The Libro-Traficante Caravan Hits The Road

By Belinda Acosta Librotraficante Caravan: Day 3—El Paso to Mesilla and Albuquerque, New Mexico It’s really quite amazing what a couple of laptops, three cell phones, an operational hotspot and an indefatigable spirit can do. Novelist and...

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Stop SB 458, Georgia’s Anti-DREAM Act

By Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO Matters concerning the prosperity and future of our state and those concerning children should be absolutely void of political theatrics. Unfortunately, some Georgia legislators have opted for political theatrics by...

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Fight For Mexican American Studies About The Future, Our Children

By Matt Mendez, I am waiting for Marjorie Ann — my wife, Marlo, is seven months pregnant with her. Our soon-to-arrive daughter is named after her grandmother, my wife’s mother who died just before the start...

Friday, February 17th, 2012

A School Sex Scandal Affects Both Children And Parents

To the mothers of children in elementary school: At the moment, mothers with school-aged children are alarmed by the painful events in the school Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles. The first thing you need to do is think coolly about what your involvement will be as parents in a terrible event. If you are the mothers of...

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

One Latina Twentysomething’s 12 Tips For Teens

I am not a wise old crone. I am only 27 and though I have been successful in many realms, I am disgruntled about plenty of things. I am a struggling writer. I am not a picture...

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

The Origins Of One Latina Nerd

All this recent Latino nerd talk — shout out to all of my brothers and sisters — got me thinking about the origins of my nerdom. How exactly did this happen? How did I become the kind of...

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Tucson Book Ban Is Just More Anti-Latino Rhetoric

By Richard G. Santos The State of Arizona has been foremost in anti-Mexican American legislation, ordinances and rhetoric in recent years. National boycotts and the U.S. Department of Justice and even the U.S. Supreme Court have failed...

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Censorship In Arizona: Who’s Afraid Of An Educated Latino?

By Nicole Cipri In December, Arizona lawmakers passed the controversial bill known as HB2281, which banned ethnic studies in the Tuscon Unified School District. Last week, while students watched in stunned silence, teachers were forced to box up the...

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Texas Group Aims To “Smuggle” Latino Literature Back Into AZ

The video shows a man hanging out in front of the trunk of a car filled with books you may recognize, books about Latinos, books written by Latinos. He says his name is Tony and he has...

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Tucson Students Walk Out Over Mexican American Studies Ban

High school students in Tucson, Arizona walked out of their classrooms Monday in protest over the ban on Mexican American studies in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) recently. NewsTaco reader Ricardo Bracamonte shared with us his observations...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

How “Yo’ Momma’s So Fat” Jokes Made Me A Better Person

I think I grew up within the generation that had it socially tougher than my parents, but not as easy as our children. Sure, my parents had to cross a border in the dead of night, but...

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