Friday, June 28th, 2013

Spanish is part of N.M. cultural capital

By Margaret Montoya, Albuquerque Journal On January 6, 1912, President Howard Taft signed the Statehood Proclamation with these words, “The Mexican Americans of New Mexico succeeded in protecting their heritage by inserting provisions in their constitution which made Spanish an official language, equal to the English language.” President Taft’s conclusion is a blunt rebuttal to reports

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Umpire Tells New Mexico HS Team to Stop Speaking Spanish

By Ignacio Torres, NBCLatino A high school umpire may be caught in a pickle after asking a Latino player to stop speaking Spanish during a game in Las Cruzes, New Mexico. A group of baseball coaches from Gadsden...

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Hablan Español? Do your kids speak Spanish?

By Claudia Sermeno, Being Latino That is a question that we as Latino Americans are used to asking of representatives of educational, community, political, service and other societal entities. But is this a question that we now...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Why Anglicisms Are Really Not So Incorrect

By Tom Stephens, LIN@R Just this past week, I happened to be chatting with an old friend, of Colombian birth, about life, her daughters, her husband, and of course, up pops the perennial issue: does such-and-such a word...

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

HOME MAID SPANISH: Artifact Found in La Jolla, CA, ca. 1960s

From the textmex obsessed imagination of William A. Nericcio Now YOU TOO Can Talk to Your Spanish Dominant Service Worker! My amazing readers find all kinds of things, but this is a first! A universal translator so that...

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

House GOP, Tweeting in Spanish

By Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino A Spanish-only Website. A Twitter account aimed at Latinos. New staff members focused uniquely on building relationships with Hispanics. It’s all part of a new quiet but emphatic effort underway by Republicans...

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Argo’s real Tony Mendez: “I’m not Hispanic”

By Jack Rico, NBC Latino Click on picture to read story.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Wednesday August 29, 2012 Jeb Bush chides Republicans to stop ‘acting stupid’ with Hispanic voters (The Miami Herald): With Mitt Romney trailing Barack Obama badly among Hispanic voters in the polls, Republicans paraded out their top Hispanic...

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Friday August 10, 2012 Latinos in California seeks council seat in ongoing tension with Anaheim police (CNN):  As tensions roil between Latinos and city officials over accusations of police brutality, Hispanic activists will press the Anaheim City...

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Wednesday August 8,2012 Unrest in Anaheim could lead to more Latino representation in city (Voxxi):  Today, the city of Anaheim remains the largest city in California where voters still elect council members on an at-large, citywide basis....

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Mama’s Blogs And Resources For Teaching Spanish

By Melaine Mendez-Gonzales, NewsTaco I’m a mom with a desire to teach my own children a language that I am still learning myself. With my boys being young, the most important piece for me is to have...

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Romney Launches Spanish Site, Son Pitches for His Dad

By Rebeldes, Latino Rebels You don’t think the US Latino vote is not important? Conventional political wisdom pretty much has said over and over again that for Mitt Romney to win the presidency in 2012, he has to move...

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Charlie Sheen! Uber Gringo!

From the textmex obsessed imagination of Memo Nericcio Thanks to ‘chicano rembrandt,’ izel vargas, for tipping me to this bizarre (but utterly honest, i think) interview!!! This post first appeared in the textmex galleryblog. William Anthony Nericcio, aka “Memo,”...

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Thursday July 12, 2012 Mitt Romney NAACP Speech Shows He Failed To Learn Father’s Civil Rights Lessons, Black Caucus Says (Huffington Post):  Prominent members of the Congressional Black Caucus gave Mitt Romney points for speaking to the...

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