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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Alabama’s HB 56 Disastrous For Top Industry: Agriculture

By Raul A. Reyes, otherwords.org Ever since Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed the nation’s strictest immigration measure into law, he’s faced criticism from religious leaders and immigrant advocates. Now Bentley himself admits that the Republican-passed HB 56 needs to be retooled. “Changes are needed to ensure that Alabama has not only the nation’s most effective law,” he

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Latino Medical School Enrollment Rising

An exciting report this week notes that Latinos are increasingly applying to and attending medical schools in the U.S. and in significant numbers. Since 2004 applications by Latino students to U.S. medical schools increased almost 23%, representing...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

I Take Awkward Family Photos All By Myself

I hope nothing severe enough ever happens to me to the point where I end up in the 11 o’clock news – simply because I am not a very photogenic person. As a matter of fact, all...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Latino Nerds Are Like Other Nerds — But Different

By Eres Nerd Latinos are part of United States of America.  This standard is not based upon documented status or the ability to speak inglés.  It not based upon the ability to bleach one’s hair a lighter shade...

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

More Latinos Than Whites Applied To CA State Universities

California State Universities saw record numbers of applications this year, but more interestingly, Latino applicants outnumbered white applicants for the first time ever (based on self-reported data). Here’s the CSU press release: The submissions came from 258,834...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

1980s Cynicism, Drugs And The DARE Days

I grew up during some really strange times. Like 1989. We had already braced through eight years of Ronald Reagan, and George Bush was getting ready to take the helm. I was in Mr. McLean’s sixth grade...

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Would-Be DREAM Act Beneficiary Commits Suicide

By DeeDee Garcia Blase, Co-President of the National Tequila Party Movement May the death of Joaquin Luna not go in vain. DREAM Act student, Joaquin Luna, recently took his life in Texas. At 18 years old, he had aspirations...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Who Answers Burning Questions For The Children Of Immigrants?

By Elaine Dove I wonder about the girls and boys I see during the day at my once-a-week volunteer gig at a local school. Most of “my kids” at the school are the sons and daughters of...

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Daniel Hernandez Jr., Giffords Hero, Elected To AZ School Board

Daniel Hernandez Jr., former Congressional intern, credited with helping save Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ life after she was shot last January was elected to a school board in Arizona early last week according to the LA Times. According...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

600 Latino Youth Take Time To Think About Leadership

By Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez, President of NHI Collegiate Leadership Network San Antonio, Texas — Each year the National Hispanic Institute invites the top Latino high school and undergraduates to San Antonio for a weekend of intense debate, competition...

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Stop Whining, Baby: The Golden Age of The Child Is Over

That’s right, it’s over.  Those chubby-fingered, sticky-faced little charlatans have reigned for far too long, and, like Gaddafi, their golden age is behind them. Need Proof? Read on. There was once a dark time when everywhere you...

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Latino Kids In Alabama Bullied Since Immigration Law Passed

It should come as no surprise that, in the wake of Alabama’s anti-Latino immigrant law, sentiments towards Latinos in that state are becoming less than civil. If it wasn’t something you expected would happen in wake of...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

When I Was Racially Profiled By LAPD Coming Home From School

It was not unusual for me to be enrolled in night school when I attended East Los Angeles College. Classes would go until 10 p.m. and the student body’s groans would be more audible the further the...

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Latino Students Need Libraries, Congress Pass The SKILLS Act

When I taught high school in the Bronx, the library was the place you went when you didn’t want to eat lunch, and you didn’t want to answer questions about why you weren’t eating lunch. It was...

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