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There's Been a Shooting

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 12.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

After a few moments of music, the disc jockey breaks in and says words that don't quite register: "shootings" and "North Valley Jewish Community Center" and "at least three children wounded" and "there may be more than one shooter." These words finally seep into your consciousness and you yell, "Oh my God!"

Arizona Gets Schooled: Update on Ban of Mexican American Studies #MayaVsAZ

Tony_Diaz | Posted 08.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Discrimination is the only explanation for Arizona's banning of Mexican American Studies, threatening intellectual freedom for the entire nation. A federal appeals court suggested as much in their opinion on July 7, 2015.

LA Planning Commission Must Heed South Central LA Community Concerns, Part 1

Tezozomoc | Posted 07.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Tezozomoc

Source: www.google.com/maps On June 26, 2013 the public comment came to a close on the future of the South Central Farmers' farm at 41st St. and ...

We Are Not Irrelevant! The RNC's Secret Memo to Republicans

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Fellow Republicans: As you know, our party is in a wilderness right now so it is incumbent upon us to blast our way out of this jungle of doom with a veritable buckshot spray of repackaged ideas.

It Gets Better, Dear Tucson Students (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

The trauma and stress over the dismantling of the Mexican American Studies program, including the confiscation of books in front of young middle school and high school students, has never been addressed by Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) officials.

Groundswell Calls for School Board President Resignation in Arizona Ethnic Studies Debacle

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.22.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

As Tucson's largest school district battles against the state's Ethnic Studies witch hunt at an appeal hearing, a groundswell of students, parents and community members is calling for the resignation of the district's school board president.

Profile in Courage: On Frontlines of Arizona Crisis, Mexican American Studies Director Sean Arce Teaches Nation an Enduring Lesson

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

As Tucson Unified School District students returned to the classroom yesterday, the towering role of one education innovator is being championed by a broad spectrum of local students, parents, teachers, community members and national scholars.

Why Arizona's Ethnic Studies Crisis Should Matter To All Educators: Interview With Dr. Rudy Acuna

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.09.2011 | Education
Jeff Biggers

"Even the state-commissioned audit says La Raza Studies has been successful. They are doing something right and you would think that they would be curious and study it instead of trying to kill it. What this tells me is that they don't care if Mexican Americans learn."