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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Mexican Candy Made by White People Only

*I love leche quemada con nuez. This history is fascinating. VL By Adán Merdrano, Adán’s Blog WHAT? The Mexican candy advertisement above is from around 1915’s -20’s. The candy shop was owned by Clyde Corrigan, according to Sarah Gould archivist and researcher at Institute Of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, Texas.  It is discussed in

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Texas Music Museum preserves musician histories from the past of Tejano

*This is awesome! VL By Grace Speas, The Daily Texan (3 minute read) Legendary Tejano accordionist Bruno Villarreal was sitting in a nursing home, blind, unable to walk and without his instrument. But when social work professor Clayton...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Hundreds protest ‘racist’ Mexican-American studies textbook at Texas education hearing

*Maybe we should thank the Texas Board of Education for angering Texas Latinos. One of the organizers, Tony Diaz, says there hasn’t been this kind of community energy since the 1960’s. VL By Rebekah Sager, Fox News...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The Textbook That Calls Mexicans Lazy

*We have to keep this issue alive and relevant. Share this, talk about it. VL By J. Weston Phippen, The Atlantic (8minute read) For years teachers and activists in Texas had tried to get Mexican American studies on...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Trump ‘wall’ gag at high school football pep rally draws cries of racism

*This was reported yesterday. There’s a blatant reference to Trump’s wall. It keeps happening . . . VL By Sarah Mervosh, Dallas News (4.45 minute read) A suburban high school football rivalry escalated Friday after a Donald Trump-themed pep...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Traditional Mexican Salsa: Serrano And Tomato

*I thought I’d drop this here, for you to check out as your week gets started. VL By Adán Medran, Adán’s Blog Three native ingredients make this traditional Mexican salsa a delectable culinary heritage:  tomato, chile and...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Could Texas Go Blue This November?

*Earlier this year the thought of Texas turning blue was a distant goal for state Democrats. Demography showed it was inevitable, just not this year. Donald Trump has changed things and the possibility of a blue Texas...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Austin Poised to Become First “Sanctuary City” In Texas

*A candidate for Sheriff in Austin, Texas, vows to “get ICE out of Austin.” VL By Jay Root, Texas Tribune (7 minute read)  Conservatives already love to bash Austin — that bag-ban loving, Uber-hating, Democrat-electing enclave in the...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

San Antonio painter Vincent Valdez unveils work on persistence of white supremacy

*This is well worth the reading time investment. The New York Times call the work “a selfie for 21st-century America. VL By Michael Agresta, The Texas Observer (16 minute read) A casual art viewer, wandering into the David...

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Inaction Spurs New Immigrant Sanctuary Movement

*The fact that the President won’t move on the immigration issue doesn’t mean that the issue isn’t moving. Inaction isn’t an immigrant trait, neither is it an option for immigrant advocates. VL By Melissa del Bosque, Texas...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Unaccompanied minors: How about some perspective

*The unaccompanied minor story constantly changes. Here’s the latest chapter, in the form of Homeland Security statistics that show how the number of unaccompanied minors has dwindled to half of what it once was. There’s more of...

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Texas GOP’s secret anti-Hispanic plot: Smoking gun emails revealed

*Meanwhile … away from the border and the crisis that’s nudged all other issues important to Latinos to the sidelines, a precedent setting lawsuit began toady in Texas. At stake is the right of Latinos voters to...

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Obama: Spike in Children at Border ‘Urgent Humanitarian Situation’

*Since the beginning of the year, an average of 333 unaccompanied children from Central America arrive each day at the U.S. border. President Obama has has put FEMA in charge of coordinating the response. VL By Melissa...

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Freedom of Speech: Except in Hempstead Texas

By Valeka Cruz, Being Latino Growing up, I used to sit with my Nana at her kitchen table and she would tell me stories about what my hometown was like when she was raising my father and...

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