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 you’ve done something. Read the article. VL By Aaron E. Sanchez, Commentary & Cuentos (8.5 minute read)  

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

How to finally increase the Latino vote so we finally make a difference, maybe

*Don’t let the headline fool you. Ray gives us a serious list of specific things that need to be done in order to increase Latino political participation. It boils down to transformation, personal and community-wide. VL By...

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Who Is Michael J. Garcia? A Latino Judge Is in the Running for FBI Director

*Why you should read this: Because you’re sure to be hearing more about Judge Garcia in the coming days. Because all of the media attention at the moment is on the FBI and who will be Trump’s...

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

How Trump Won: White Working Class Voters Motivated by Fear of Immigrants not Economic Woes

*Why you should read this: Because we’ve been saying this all along. Because mainstream media has been excusing political racism. Because ya basta with the whitewash. VL By Jason Le Miere, Newsweek (3 minute read)   It was...

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

How Political Newspeak Distorts Latino Stories

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (3 minute read)  File this under “that’s not what I said that I said.” Call it the new political correctness. The Texas Senate approved a bill yesterday that re-classifies immigrant detention facilities as...

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs ‘sanctuary cities’ ban into law on Facebook Live

*Why you should read this: Because Texas has now morphed into Arizona of 2010. VL By James Barragán, Dallas News (5 minute read) AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has signed the state’s sanctuary city ban into law,...

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Pence will host White House Cinco de Mayo party

*Why you should read this: Because there’ll be no Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House (I know, big deal – we’ll be spared the taco-bowl). VL By Hadas Gold, Politico (1.5 minute read)  Vice President...

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Puerto Ricans March in May Day Strike as Debt Deadline Nears

*Hat tip to Sandra Aponte Salazar who asked that we cover the Puerto Rico crisis protest, going on today. She said it best: “As you know, mainstream media seldom covers PR issues because they are considered ‘foreign’....

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...

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Latino heritage could be a casualty of a Trump revision

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1.5 minute read)   This happened today, and we need to keep an eye on it. It’s an instance of Trump taking a stab at an Obama legacy, but U.S. Latino heritage could be...

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Latino Leadership in the Trump Era

*Why you should read this: Because Trump’s Anti-Latino rhetoric is an opportunity for visibility and transformation. Because the transformation must start at the local level. Because the potential for leadership is greater than the list of names...

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Poll shows Texas Dem Castro leading Cruz

*Why you should read this: Because the race for the Texas senate seat is going to be hard-fought. Because the poll is out and the frontrunner hasn’t announced his candidacy yet. VL By Rebecca Svaransky, The Hill...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Border Wall Could Leave Some Americans on ‘Mexican Side’

*Why you should read this: Because people who don’t live near the border between the U.S. and Mexico typically misunderstand it. Becasue a majority of U.S. Latinos live along or near the border. VL By Nooman Merchant,...

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...

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