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An Ounce of Faith

Wendy Adamson | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Wendy Adamson

What happened to all my dreams, I wondered? What was wrong with me? Meanwhile Darlene and I weren't getting along. She was jealous and always trying to score points. Before I knew it, I was playing along. Left to our devices we could turn our 'bad childhoods' into some quid pro quo.

Inequalities and Exclusion of the Poor in the Global South: Four Cities Fight Back Through Aggressive Land Policy

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

While the goals of neighborhood revitalization are generally positive, if a government fails to actively incorporate policies that guarantee affordable housing and public spaces, revitalization becomes a euphemism for gentrification and exclusion of the poor.

The Barrio Advantage

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 09.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Recently I was listening to a radio program on NPR and the guest speakers were talking about the life expectancy for Mexicans and Mexican Americans throughout the United States, in comparison to other groups.

Is Gentrification Always Bad?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 12.04.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Achieving that balance between community improvement and neighborhood assassination is, to say the least, a difficult balancing act. Some say that it cannot be done.

WATCH: Got Libros? Help Open A Book Store In El Barrio | Posted 11.20.2011 | Latino Voices

La Casa Azul, a New York based online bookstore run by Aurora Anaya-Cerda, has launched it’s 40K in 40 Days Campaign, a push to raise the funds to o...

Taco Lovers Face Off in Epic Eat-Off

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Local Citizen Reporting Team Taco lovers went toe-to-toe last night at Barrio Mexican restaurant. The Park Slope eatery host...

Taco Lovers Face Off in Epic Eat-Off

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Palmer

Taco lovers went toe-to-toe last night at Barrio Mexican restaurant. The Park Slope eatery hosted a hard-fought taco-eating contest in which the winner took home a $100 gift certificate.

Stop Tearing the Heart Out of L.A.

Kamala Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala Lopez

What is it about Rocio Martinez that makes kids on the edge of the abyss trust her? Well, for one thing, they know that Rosi, as they call her, can relate -- she used to be one of them.

In the Black: Should There Be a Latino Version of the Empowerment Experiment?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

For the most part, we Hispanics simply want others to know that we are part of U.S. culture. Any Latino who has ever been told, "You look American" knows what I'm talking about.

Why I Don't Volunteer

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Among my numerous flaws is the fact that I'm not very charitable. Yes, I give money to worthy causes, but I'm stingy with my time. My wife does volunt...

Greening the Barrio: Part 1

Christian Beckwith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christian Beckwith

Mexico? For a philanthropic renewable energy project with a loosely connected group of wanderers? I'm a climber: my car was filled with outdoor gear, not a pair of flip-flops to be found.