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WATCH: 'Vazquez Sounds' Sign With Sony Music

Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

Thanks to a video gone viral on YouTube, another set of young tweens have gone from covering songs to getting signed by a music company. That's right,...

Mexican American Studies in Arizona Needs No Defense: It Needs More Defenders

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

No other high school program in Arizona -- perhaps even the nation -- has gone through such scrutiny, investigation and media abuse and disinformation, as the Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson.

Relevancy at its Best: Vitamin Brand Bedoyecta Not Afraid of Day of the Dead

Lili Gil | Posted 12.31.2011 | Latino Voices
Lili Gil

Almost with precise foresight, Valeant Pharmaceutical's vitamin B brand Bedoyecta got ahead of AdAge and its Halloween piece on the Day of the Dead (...

We Need Faith To Cross Our Inner Borders

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 12.25.2011 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

Among the complicating factors that we see in this matter of undocumented Mexicans is our fear and the projections that we are making onto them as the "other."

WATCH: 'South Park' Takes On Immigration

Posted 12.10.2011 | Comedy

You know an issue is divisive when even the likes of Rick Perry is accused by members of his own party as being soft on the subject. So it was only a ...

Saki Knafo

How Immigrants Helped Give Perry His 'Texas Miracle' | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.02.2011 | Latino Voices

For much of his tenure as governor of Texas, Rick Perry's record on immigration made him a darling of Latino Republicans. He supported a law that let ...

WATCH: YouTube Fans React To Katt Williams' Anti-Mexican Rant

Posted 10.31.2011 | Latino Voices

Stand-up comedy is known to be raunchy and edgy from time to time. But this time is looks like comedian Katt Williams crossed the line. During a st...

Saki Knafo

Conservative Latina Activist Takes On The Tea Party | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

When George W. Bush won 44 percent of the Latino vote in 2004, a record for a Republican presidential candidate, DeeDee Garcia Blase took pride in kno...

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."

College-Bound Students Defy Arizona's Witch Hunt with Boycott: Exclusive Interview with Ethnic Studies Students

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

There will be a row of empty seats at tonight's Tucson Unified School District board meeting. Outraged by the lack of consideration of student concerns, the "UNIDOS" coalition has called for a boycott of the school district's meeting.

Social Media Is the Gateway to Hispanics

Ashley M. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ashley M. Williams

Media experts agree that social media is the gateway to U.S. hispanics, the fastest-growing users of web information resources in the country.

I Was a Victim of Voter Fraud! Required ID Is No Safeguard

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

So much for protecting the integrity of the vote by requiring picture IDs. (Are you listening Elizabeth Hasselbeck?) How ironic that I was almost una...

Desperados! Now Arizona Lawmakers Want to Ban Cesar Chavez and Mexican American Studies in Schools?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Arizona state lawmakers reportedly approved a bill this week that would restrict "any courses or classes" that "are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group" or "advocate ethnic solidarity."

Mexico Drug War: 5 Things You Don't Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By GlobalPost News Staff BOSTON -- Bullets, drugs, gangsters. The news out of Mexico has been a steady stream of violence since President Felipe Cal...

Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geri Spieler

While Moving Millions is well written, with excellent documentation, it is often challenging to navigate the context of the various episodes throughout the book.

"Mexicans Are Filthy Stinking Animals"- Teabaggers: That's Really Not Racism

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Mainstream media has time and again given the Tea Party and teabaggers a free pass and the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their use of racism t...

Latinos in America

John Riofrio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Riofrio

CNN's commitment to balance in the form of equal representation of both sides with little context or social theory was troubling instead of enlightening, and pedantic rather than productive.

Holder Pushes Hate Crime Bill in Wake of Recent Wave of Hate

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Hate has always been present. But the recent spike in violence against immigrants is being fanned by the flames of the anger and hateful rhetoric being voiced in the debate over immigration.

How Many Mexicans Live In Alaska?

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pablo Manriquez

The American voter -- and in particular, the Hispanic-American voter -- should demand that Sarah Palin articulate her position on immigration policy, and on any other policies she has thus far failed to address.

Rush Limbaugh Hates Mexicans (But in a Funny Way)!

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Ridley

According to a rather weepy piece in the Wall Street Journal, Rush is upset that the Obama camp is portraying him as being a bigot. By quoting bigoted statements he's made.