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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The moment Florida cops pull over an Afro-Latina and find she’s the State Attorney

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Patrol cops in  Orlando, Florida, stopped a white sedan recently becasue they ran the tags and didn’t get a return, plus, the tint on the windows was “too dark.” The driver, and Afro-Latina named Aramis Ayala, presented her identification and when the officer saw she was a state employee asked “what

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

*I hope you weren’t holding your breath for this. Latinos “remain conspicuously absent” from primetime Emmy awards. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  What does Gina Rodriguez have to do to nab an...

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Ride Like a Girl

*Do yourself a favor. Give this a read. It’s one of the toughest and mot beautiful of the Mexican traditions. VL Women riders take the reins in the macho world of charrería. By Rose Cahalan, Texas Observer...

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Trump Ditches His Promise to ‘Terminate’ DACA

*It was the right thing to do. VL By Priscilla Alvarez, The Atlantic (3 minute read)   Donald Trump will keep the Obama-era program in place that shielded millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the United...

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with summer come long days at the beach,...

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Loving v Virginia and its legacy for Latinos: interracial marriage fifty years later

*As much as Trump may want to build a wall to keep us out, and as much as white America may want to vote us out, America is browning, irreversibly. Four-in-ten interracial marriages include Latinos. VL By...

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read)  ...

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Trump’s Border Wall: A ‘Progress’ Report

* By Jane C. Timm, NBC News (7.5 minute read)   More than four months into his term, how close is President Donald Trump to making good on his signature promise to build a wall between the...

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...

Monday, May 15th, 2017

A win for voting rights – North Carolina’s Voter ID Law Is Defeated, For Now

*Why you should read tis: Because this is what happens to red state legislatures that tried to cram voter ID laws immediately after the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Voting rights Act in 2013.  Because...

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Willie Velásquez documentary is a lesson for Latinos on the importance of voting

*Why you should read this: Because today is Willie Velasquez day and a quick search of his name turned up no news stories. This piece, by Mercedes Olivera, is from one year ago, published at the release...

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...

Monday, April 24th, 2017

‘We’re hoping for a miracle’: Dallas lawmaker is fasting to protest Texas sanctuary cities bill

*Why you should read this:  Because the battle over sanctuary cities is real and Texas, for the moment, is the front line. VL By Julieta Chiquillo, The Dallas Morning News (1.5 minute read)   State Rep. Victoria...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot . . . make students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3.5 minute...

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