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Mexican Immigrant Goes From The Hood To Harvard And Beyond

HooplaHa | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

In this week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment we bring you Cesar Cruz, a man who never gives up. Cesar is the first Mexican immigrant male to attend Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in the Doctoral Program for Educational Leadership.

These Are The Real Reasons Behind Illegal Immigration

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.25.2014 | Latino Voices

The recent influx of unaccompanied minors crossing illegally into the U.S. from Central America has prompted many elected officials, particularly cons...

17 Rules for Police Dealing With People of Color

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

No more blaming the victim. Here I have a list of Do's and Don'ts to assist police officers in dealing with African Americans and people of color.

Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

Must-Have Cinco de Mayo Accessory: A Real-Life Mexican

El Guapo | Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy
El Guapo

We wish you a happy and prosperous Cinco de Mayo. It is strongly recommended that you do not try to proceed with any celebration without a Mexican present.

La Maestra Is Gone so Let's Focus on the Education Reform

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Sofia Aguilar

An educated population is critical in order for Mexico to tackle its myriad of problems. Public education is a fundamental right and if we are going to live up to our Western Democratic ideals, we must do everything to support the reform of our educational system.

Mexicans Always End Up Crying (Especially on Christmas)

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 03.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Sofia Aguilar

Something happens in Mexico and I still can't put my finger on it. It happens when we meet among close friends as much as it happens when we meet among family: someone always ends up crying. Why the hell is that?

An Amateur's Reflection on Racism, Classism Within LGBT Communities

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

I have a hard time translating the concept of "people of color" with all its heavy, powerful meaning to our experience in Mexico. Race and racism are not topics present on the media, much less on off-screen daily conversations.

U.S. And Mexico Disagree Over Border Fence

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 07.26.2012 | Latino Voices

McALLEN, Texas -- An agency that monitors the U.S.-Mexico boundary is agreeing to a U.S. proposal to build border fence segments in a South Texas floo...

California Attorney General Endorses Undocumented Immigrant

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 07.20.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sergio Garcia completed law school with the help of odd jobs and proceeds from a self-help book. Then he passed the state law exam on...

U.S.-Born Children Of Migrants Lose Rights In Mexico

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 07.18.2012 | Latino Voices

MALINALCO, Mexico -- As a cold drizzle washed over this town of narrow cobblestone streets in the forested highlands of central Mexico, mothers waitin...

WATCH: Latino Author Cooks With 'Chelsea Lately'

Posted 07.18.2012 | Latino Voices

Mexican writer and HuffPost blogger Gustavo Arellano made an appearance on "Chelsea Lately" this week to promote his new book "Taco USA: How Mexican F...

In California, More Latinos Among Strawberry Growers

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 07.16.2012 | Latino Voices

SALINAS, Calif. -- Alejandro Ramirez was 15 when he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to work alongside his father and brother in California's strawberry...

PHOTOS: Central Americans Flood North Through Mexico To U.S.

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 07.14.2012 | Latino Voices

TULTITLAN, Mexico -- Deported from the United States after years working construction in New Jersey, Hector Augusto Lopez decided to rebuild his life ...

Without IDs From Home, Mexicans Struggle In The U.S.

AP | CLAUDIA TORRENS | Posted 07.10.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- She was born in Mexico and lives in the United States, but Laura Rocio Ordonez does not officially exist in any country. She can't open a...

Mexico Says U.S. Border Patrol Agents Killed Mexican On Border

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 09.08.2012 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican citizen has been fatally shot by U.S. Border Patrol agents on the border with Texas in an incident that the Mexican gove...

In Juarez: 60 Women Dead Within Last 6 Months | Joseph Kolb | Posted 07.06.2012 | Latino Voices

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, MEXICO –  The body of the 16-year old girl was found last month lying face down in a park near the U.S.-Mexico border. Perla Cri...

Immigrants Express Shock At Return Of Mexico's PRI

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.03.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO -- Mexico's new president may dissuade some immigrants from returning home, despite promising economic opportunities there and a faltering U...

Mexican Agent Testifies Against U.S. Trucker's Arrest

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 06.20.2012 | Latino Voices

EL PASO, Texas -- A Texas truck driver arrested with ammunition at the Mexican border was trying to make an unauthorized U-turn when a Mexican customs...

Cuban-American To Head National Council Of La Raza

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 06.20.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- One of the nation's foremost Latino civil rights organizations has selected for the first time a Cuban-American to chair its board. The Nati...

Five Bodies Found In Burned SUV In Arizona Desert

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 06.05.2012 | Latino Voices

-- An Arizona sheriff says five bodies found burned beyond recognition inside the shell of a charred SUV are likely the result of drug cartel violenc...

Janell Ross

Mexico's U.S. Ambassador Calls Gun Control Critique 'Gobbledygook' | Janell Ross | Posted 06.04.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Mexico's U.S. ambassador rebuffed claims this week that the country's efforts to reduce the flow of guns from the U.S. to drug cartels i...

School Bans Racially Charged Word

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 06.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Last week the Oxnard School District, located in Oxnard city in Southern California, banned the use of the term ‘Oaxaquita’, the LA Times reported...

Undocumented Immigrants Arrested In Phony UPS Van

AP | Posted 05.24.2012 | Latino Voices

NILAND, Calif. -- It was a special delivery indeed – 13 suspected undocumented immigrants from Mexico stuffed in a phony UPS van. The U.S. Border...

WATCH: 10 Year-Old Goes To College

Posted 05.23.2012 | Latino Voices

10 year-old Dafne Almazán Anaya is Mexico's youngest college student. She is currently enrolled at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey ("Technolo...