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Ernesto Sosa

7 Reasons Why You Cannot Miss Social Media Week Miami 2016

Ernesto Sosa | August 26, 2016 | Miami
Social Media Week Miami is a 5-day bilingual conference that provides ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world. Entering its 3rd year, the growing conference is going deeper on the issues and topics that matter most to today's professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest social, digital and business innovations.
Melinda Gates

Computers Are For Girls, Too

Melinda Gates | August 24, 2016 | Impact
The gross underrepresentation of women in computer science is not just a problem for the girls who are left out. It's a problem for all of us, because we're not benefitting from the creativity girls have to offer.
J.J. Colagrande

Isra & Lito: "Reefer" Subject of Graphic Novel

J.J. Colagrande | August 22, 2016 | Miami
Isra & Lito conveys the story of Israel "Reefa" Hernandez: a Miami teenager who was the unfortunate causality of a police tasering incident gone terribly wrong three years ago. If you don't know the incident, Reefer was tagging a McDonald's at night, the cops came, he ran, they chased. The 18-year old was tasered and unfortunately died. Not surprisingly the cop was not penalized.
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

37 Times Donald Trump Should Have Apologized

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | August 20, 2016 | Politics
In Trump's warped world, it might be enough to vaguely say that you have regrets. But Trump owes the people he has attacked and bullied so much more than that.
Alba Garcia

My Journey To Embracing My Curly Dominican Hair

Alba Garcia | August 19, 2016 | Latino Voices
Today my family loves my natural curls and they often advise others to do the same with their damaged hair. My own hair journey has led them to change their views and their definition of beauty.
Jeffrey Sterling

Why I Still Have Hope In The American Dream That Failed Me

Jeffrey Sterling | August 19, 2016 | Black Voices
I am now in prison, and like so many other black bodies, I have been systematically removed from the American collective.
Abbie Unger

5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Surviving A Plane Crash

Abbie Unger | August 11, 2016 | Travel
Keep your shoes on during take-off and landing. Putting your shoes back on prior to landing will prevent you from having to run barefoot across a jet-fuel soaked tarmac.
Center for Community Change Action

Florida's Immigrant Students Deserve Better Than Leaders Who Support Bigots

Center for Community Change Action | August 12, 2016 | Miami
Donald Trump during a rally in Iowa in January. Photo credit: Evan Guest via Flickr By Thomas Kennedy I remember the frustration I felt in the summer of 2009 as I applied to college. As an undocumented...
Don C. Reed

Of Senators And Crocodiles: The Florida Senatorial Race

Don C. Reed | August 8, 2016 | Politics
In what appears to be an attempt to balance his anti-research stance, Marco Rubio put his name on a bill which sounds good: Senate Resolution 36. So where's the money for it?
Gary Stein

Time For The Media To Correct Its Cannabis Lexicon

Gary Stein | August 9, 2016 | Media
In the age where cannabis is finally being re-recognized as treatment for a vast plethora of human ailments and regaining the stature it had for centuries before it was degraded by lies, bigotry and greed, it’s time that the media grow up, and start by using the appropriate...
The Conversation US

Latinos Face Digital Divide In Health Care

The Conversation US | August 6, 2016 | Latino Voices
When considering Latinos, educators often struggle with how to close the achievement gap. That gap is often defined as a disparity in academic success between native English speakers and those for whom Spanish was their first language.
Rep. Joaquin Castro

Driving Growth Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Rep. Joaquin Castro | August 4, 2016 | Business
This week we recognize August 4th as Startup Day Across America, a time to celebrate entrepreneurs and the jobs they create. It's also an opportunity to reflect on the challenges that our entrepreneurs face and explore solutions to allow the best and brightest minds to succeed.
J.J. Colagrande

Jitney Books Aims to Transform Miami

J.J. Colagrande | August 3, 2016 | Miami
Jitney Books is a new Miami-based micro-publishing company focusing on producing original titles by Miami-based authors writing about Miami with the intention of this material being produced into film or plays by Miami-based filmmakers or playwrights. All cover art will feature Miami-based artists.
Haley Moss

Autistic Lives Matter: The Inexcusable Erasure Of Arnaldo Rios

Haley Moss | July 27, 2016 | Miami
The police said they wanted to protect Charles Kinsey from the Autistic man. They meant to "shoot the autistic guy." I wonder what "the Autistic man" is feeling and thinking.
Tom Falco

Hillary Wins Democratic Nomination

Tom Falco | July 26, 2016 | Politics
I used this cartoon for when Hillary won Iowa, oh, so many months ago. Now it means even more since she has won the Democratic nomination. The first woman ever do to this.
Nelson Flores

Tim Kaine Speaks Spanish. Does He Want A Cookie?

Nelson Flores | July 25, 2016 | Latino Voices
I wonder why it is that his bilingualism is being celebrated while the bilingualism of the Latinx community continues to be policed and denigrated.
George Lakoff

Understanding Trump

George Lakoff | July 24, 2016 | Politics
Why does Donald Trump publicly insult other candidates and political leaders mercilessly? Quite simply, because he knows he can win an onstage TV insult game. In strict conservative eyes, that makes him a formidable winning candidate who deserves to be a winning candidate.
MuslimGirl

Let's Talk About The Dress Code For Muslim Men

MuslimGirl | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Covering up a bit more than usual at the beach while your wife or sister is beautifully covered is a wonderful form of solidarity. It's also a great form of modesty.  Your wife or sister will appreciate it.
Tavis Smiley

Mother Of Baton Rouge Police Shooter Speaks For The First Time: 'My Son Had PTSD Which Went Untreated'

Tavis Smiley | July 21, 2016 | Politics
Corine Woodley, mother of the Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Eugene Long, in an EXCLUSIVE conversation shares revealing details unknown until now about her troubled son.
Laurence Leamer

Defaming Dallas

Laurence Leamer | July 19, 2016 | Politics
The murder of five police officers by a fanatic in the streets of the city last week risked defaming Dallas's image all over again. But that isn't going to happen. Dallas has handled this terrible situation as well as it could be handled. It's a model for all of us.
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