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Elaine Coronado

Viva Cinco de Mayo - "We Don't Need No Stinking Fancy Uniforms"

Elaine Coronado | Posted May 5, 2012

So, you're sipping one of the 185,000 margaritas served each hour in the United States. Watermelon, peach, prickly pear, strawberry - the margarita is the most popular ordered drink in the United States representing 18% of all mixed drinks sales. As you toss back tortilla chips, guacamole and salsa, take...

Hernan Vera

The Education Revolution

Hernan Vera | Posted May 5, 2012

Claudia Gomez is a petite Latina with big earrings and even bigger dreams for the future. But her future wasn't always this bright.

Despite being the valedictorian of her eighth grade class, Claudia was expelled from her high school as a freshman because of a fight with another student....

Suyapa Portillo

The Los Angeles May Day 'Queer Contingent' and the Politics of Inclusion

Suyapa Portillo | Posted May 5, 2012

"I love a queer immigrant!" The words, amidst colorful rainbow flags, were part of the 2012 May Day immigration march in downtown Los Angeles, and emphasize the intersection of immigrant and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) organized groups, communities and their issues. The LGBTQ community, still entrenched in...

El Chanclaso

North Carolina Pastor Gets It For Wanting to Beat the Gay Out of Kids

El Chanclaso | Posted May 11, 2012

CLARIFICATION:A prior version of this article stated that Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) lobbied for the passage of bills that resembled SB 1070. Although CCA did have a representative at the ALEC meeting where model legislation similar to 1070 was drafted, we did not mean to imply that CCA drafted...