Tag Archives: Hispanic

PRESS / Dick J. Reavis : Texas Tribune Lacks Regional Vision

Texas Tribune. Image from UrbanGrounds.The Texas Tribune:Bells and whistles but little vision The Tribune mistakes numbers for people and information for insight. It is in no way culturally or regionally idiosyncratic. By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / … finish reading PRESS / Dick J. Reavis : Texas Tribune Lacks Regional Vision

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Judge Wiliam Wayne Justice : Hispanics and The Right to Vote

Top, Austin polling place. Photo by T hom / Flickr. Below, Judge William Wayne Justice. Photo from Dallas Morning News.Judge Justice and single member districts:Bringing voting power to all TexansBy George Korbel / The Rag Blog / October 27, 2009 … finish reading Judge Wiliam Wayne Justice : Hispanics and The Right to Vote

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Texas Tall Tale? Turning West Texas Blue

Image from Jackalope Postcards.West Texas: Can gray and brown equal blue? At some point in the future, the Panhandle and the Lower Plains will look and vote much like El Paso and South Texas… The only question is when. By … finish reading Texas Tall Tale? Turning West Texas Blue

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POETRY / Gregg Barrios : ‘El hijo de Frida y Diego’

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Photo from Yoreme’s Weblog See Video of Gregg Barrios reading ‘Chale Guerra,’ Below. El hijo de Frida y Diego I am the promised root born through artful inseminationI am the manchild borne through prehysteric supplicationI … finish reading POETRY / Gregg Barrios : ‘El hijo de Frida y Diego’

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Lisa Sánchez González on the Sotomayor Nomination : Fighting my Inner Cynic

Barack Obama introduces his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a Boricua from the South Bronx. Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP.Obama nominates a Boricua from the South Bronx:A tease or a real slice of hope? By Lisa Sánchez González … finish reading Lisa Sánchez González on the Sotomayor Nomination : Fighting my Inner Cynic

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What’s in a Name? ‘César Chávez Blvd’ and Dallas’ Own Border Fence

Supporters of renaming a Dallas street for César Chávez crowd a City Planning Commission meeting at Dallas City Hall.Dallas: Latino Heroes Need Not Apply right-wing, anti-immigrant forces… dig in their heels and draw their own border fence to block Latino … finish reading What’s in a Name? ‘César Chávez Blvd’ and Dallas’ Own Border Fence

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Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez : The Real Problem of the 21st Century

30 Rock’s Kenneth the page (Jack McBrayer): “What about white men?” I would go as far as to say that the defining problem of the 21st-century United States is not, as W.E.B. DuBois claimed of the 20th, the “color line.” … finish reading Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez : The Real Problem of the 21st Century

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Richard Rodriquez : Why Churches Fear Gay Marriage

Author Richard Rodriguez is Mexican-American, gay and a practicing Catholic. Photo by Christine Alicino / salon.com. As the American family fractures and the majority of women choose to live without men, churches are losing their grip on power and scapegoating … finish reading Richard Rodriquez : Why Churches Fear Gay Marriage

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Ruling : Texas is Failing Limited-English Schoolchildren

Judge William Wayne Justice issued landmark ruling. Photo by Kelly West / Austin American-Statesman.State in no hurry to fix big problemBy Lisa Falkenberg / August 7, 2008 The 95-page landmark ruling issued recently by Judge William Wayne Justice on how … finish reading Ruling : Texas is Failing Limited-English Schoolchildren

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Bigots (Mambo #1)

Graffiti from Barcelona, Spain. “Los cerdos?” “The Pigs.” Photo by Duncan Cumming.‘I think he saw a dark woman, a human darkness, and that’s all he needed to see’By Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez A few days ago I went with a friend … finish reading Bigots (Mambo #1)

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Obama’s Mariachi Ad : What Were They Thinking?

Manny Ramirez: The great guapón as Obama spokesman?Obamarama, Latin StyleBy Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez / July 26, 2008 Have you seen the Barack Obama mariachi ad? It’s on YouTube if you want to check it out. [See it below.] In a … finish reading Obama’s Mariachi Ad : What Were They Thinking?

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Elvira Arellano on Truth and Hope

Elvira Arellano. Photo by Steve Liss/ Medill. Elvira Arellano is the immigrant who took sanctuary at the church of Rev. Walter ‘Slim’ Coleman in Chicago, before she was arrested and returned to Mexico. She remains active and a spokesperson for … finish reading Elvira Arellano on Truth and Hope

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