Apparently, a bunch of sluts were running around my city recently. I’m talking, of course, about the SlutWalk movement, which began earlier this year when a Toronto cop implied that women who dressed like “sluts” deserved to get raped. Outraged at the cop’s statement, women all over North America hit the streets both to protest Read More
by Laurita Tellado, HoldinOutforaHero.org Promoting Awareness of Spina Bifida October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and to help increase awareness about Spina Bifida, we’re joining Laurita Tellado of HoldinOutforaHero.org and Angélica Pérez of NewLatina.netin a Blog Carnival Fundraiser to raise funds for Laurita’s Walk-n-Roll event on October 29th.
Born of out the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Latino studies programs have become a dynamic segment of U.S. college curriculum in a diverse set of institutions from Berkeley to Harvard. Programs differ widely in terms of course offerings, but each provides an interdisciplinary study of the history, culture, religion, and literature of Latin Read More
via NPR One place the Hispanic population is growing is in the overwhelmingly white state of Iowa. The latest census figures show the Hispanic population, while only 5 percent of the state, has almost doubled since 2000. And one small town — West Liberty — is the first in Iowa to have a majority Hispanic Read More
Tenemos que platicar. We as a people have exhibited some sobering national trends; we need to brainstorm and organize. The manner in which we respond to these trends and the pressure we exert on elected officials for accountability will directly impact our collective socioeconomic status in the U.S. Failure to act could result in a Read More
via USA Today – President Obama has appointed the popular Colombian singer Shakira to his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The award-winning singer was among four people named to the commission assigned to find ways to improved education opportunities for Hispanics. “I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents Read More
Those of you familiar with my work, know that I am amazed at the copious amounts of multifaceted capital present in the U.S. Latino community. We are a people comprised of doctors, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, actors, philanthropists, and many other professions that serve to both enrich the lives of others and shatter the common misconceptions Read More