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Immigration Reverse! More Mexicans Are Leaving U.S. Than Coming In

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More Mexicans are leaving the United States than migrating into the country, marking a reversal of one of the most significant...

Donald Trump and the Know-Nothings

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Kathleen Frydl

Mark Twain is reputed to have once said, "history does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes." With that in mind, Donald Trump has offered up some familiar-sounding themes in his race to become the Republican Party's nominee.

Our Immigration Policy: Dangerously Misunderstood on its 50th. Anniversary

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Julie Leininger Pycior

On October 3rd we mark the 50th anniversary of our current immigration policy. But be warned: Most of those who rightly remind us of this event -- with President Lyndon Johnson having signed this monumental Hart-Celler Immigration Law at the Statue of Liberty -- nonetheless misconstrue the act's legacy in ways that actually aid Donald Trump, the candidate whose immigration rhetoric most of them detest.

I Am Not Ashamed of Being a Mexican-American Anymore

Kristi Soto | Posted 10.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Kristi Soto

We Latinos have to stick together and help each other achieve our dreams of earning a higher education. I am blessed to have graduated college in four years, but it is now my turn to take what I have learned and show the Latino community that they too can dream big.

Adding The Word "Modefolkers" To Political Vocabulary

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

For some time, I've been thinking of coining the word modefolkers for inclusion into political vocabulary. Modefolker is a compound word that joins two existing words, mode and folk. The transitive verb is modefolk and the noun is modefolker. As explained below, modefolker means a person who belligerently defends the mainstream values of a culture or community.

Emilio Estefan, Shakira And Others Sound Off Against Bigotry With "We're All Mexican"

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices

Emilio Estefan is fighting against the recent anti-Latino sentiments being spewed by conservative politicians and political pundits in the b...

Soy Un Donut

Barry David Kluger | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Barry David Kluger

During the JFK Administration, the late President addressed a crowd in Berlin, stating "Ich bin ein Berliner.' Contrary to urban legend, JFK did not state: "I am a Donut." Germans interpret his comment to be "I am one with the people of Berlin."

From the Land of Mass Expulsions

David Rivera | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
David Rivera

The Land of Mass Expulsions is an Ancient Wonderland attracting over the ages visitors from all corners of the globe. Notable guests have included despots, freedom fighters, world leaders, religious bodies, and terrorists to name a few.

Trump's Big Mouth/Big Money Campaign Is All Too Emblematic of the Era

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
William Bradley

Donald Trump keeps on saying stupid, hateful things. About Mexicans, women, John McCain, Megyn Kelly... And he keeps on leading the Republican presidential race. Gosh, could there be a correlation?

Salma Hayek on Children, on Love and Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When a Hollywood superstar strives to help heal the world, just a little, I'm impressed. But when a movie star does it over and over again, uses her influence to create projects that help bridge the divide and help us understand "the other" we're so often afraid of, I can't help but call her a heroine.

Palin Ready for Prime Time

Stacia Friedman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Comedy
Stacia Friedman

"We're gonna knock your socks off, America!" said Sarah Palin, as she signed napkins for customers at the Lock 'N Load Dinner in Wasilla, Alaska. ...

Boehner Vets Pope

Stacia Friedman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy
Stacia Friedman

House Speaker, John Boehner remains guarded about Pope Francis' upcoming visit. "We're walking on eggshells here," says Boehner, "If we let the Pope address Congress with Jumbotrons on the Mall, next thing you know, we're going to have to give equal time to the Evangelicals, the Seventh Day Adventists, and, lord help us, the Grand Imam."

Caitlyn Reveals Hidden Talent

Stacia Friedman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Comedy
Stacia Friedman

For those who think Caitlyn Jenner's only talent is learning how to walk, pivot and turn in six-inch heels, hold onto your Spanx.

Donald Trump's Been Race-Baiting Since The '80s

Nida Khan | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Nida Khan

As more and more corporations and businesses separate themselves from Trump because of his comments regarding Mexicans and immigrants, the Central Park Five and their families are likely thinking it's about time.

Panama Also Drops Out Of Donald Trump's Miss Universe Pageant

AP | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump'...

World Naked Bike Ride Bares Creative Soul of Mexico City

Mark Chesnut | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Some were artists. Some were students. Some were senior citizens. Some were professional office types. Some were families with kids. A good number had beautiful bodies and a lot didn't. But nearly all of the people gathered for the 10th World Naked Bike Ride had one thing in common.

Mexican Immigrant Goes From The Hood To Harvard And Beyond

HooplaHa | Posted 04.04.2015 | 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...