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Puerto Ricans Should Not Attack Our Mexican American Heroes Like Dolores

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 03.31.2016 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who is of Puerto Rican descent, has been a long time advocate regarding the immigration issue, however, the same cannot be...

Conversation With Painter Ajamu Kojo

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

My friend painter Ajamu Kojo has been producing beautiful portraits of women for years. I recently got an opportunity to have a long discussion with him in his studio about, painting, women, race, music, barbershops, the human condition and more painting.

Fear and Branding in Santa Bruta

Sam Slovick | Posted 04.05.2015 | Media
Sam Slovick

The Santa Barbara News-Press published a photograph on Jan. 3 of some Latino people at the DMV with the accompanying headline, "Illegals Line Up For Driver's Licenses." Things moved quickly after that. The gloves are off and the game is on -- the sexagenarian billionaire McCaw in one corner and PODER in the other.

How This Rocker Carves Out Time For Sleep

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

This music legend views sleep as the gas in his tank. He drinks his coffee strong in the morning and kayaks or bicycles three days a week. "Of all the things I do for myself, routine really helps. You've got to see the big picture."

On Names, Faces, and Mottos of My University

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I declare unequivocal admiration for our institution, I am troubled, nonetheless, by some longstanding issues that I cannot seem to reconcile revolving on a name, symbols, and a motto.

The Vanishing Minutemen

NBC Latino | Esther Cepeda | Posted 11.05.2013 | Latino Voices

CHICAGO -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently told members of the Arizona Minuteman border-watch movement that they could end up "seeing 30 rounds fired into...

Co-Founder Of Minuteman Group Arrested On Child Sex Charges

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, June 19 (Reuters) - The co-founder of the Minutemen civilian border patrol group that for several years wat...

Exclusive Preview of Before Watchmen: The Minutemen

Bryan Young | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Bryan Young


Russell Pearce Distances Himself From Mass Shooting In Arizona

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

Ousted Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (R) tried to distance himself on Wednesday from a former anti-unauthorized immigration ally J.T. Ready, who a...

Report: Border-Watch Groups Shrink To Almost Half

Posted 03.20.2012 | Latino Voices

They used to be in the evening news on our TV’s, day in and day out: in any of the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, they...

Cristina Costantini

Anti-Latino Hate Crimes Spike As Immigration Debate Rages | Cristina Costantini | Posted 04.03.2013 | Latino Voices

Juan Varela was shot in the neck in his front yard in Phoenix, Ariz., last May by his neighbor Gary Kelley. Moments before killing Varela in front of ...

Immigration North of the Border

Hazeen Ashby | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Hazeen Ashby

Rather than the American conservative mantra that one more immigrant means one less American job, Canada has pegged immigration to economic growth and has attempted to make the nation a global magnet for talent.

Elise Foley

Anti-Immigration Vigilante Sentenced To Death | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shawna Forde, whom a jury convicted last week of murdering nine-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father, Raul Flores, was sentenced to d...

Weekly Diaspora: Justice for Brisenia as Minutemen Leader Convicted of Murders

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Days after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne filed suit against the federa...

Elise Foley

Anti-Immigration Vigilante Convicted Of Killing 9-Year-Old Girl And Her Father In Arizona | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Arizona anti-illegal immigration activist was convicted on Monday of killing two Latinos during a 2009 raid: nine-year-old Brisenia F...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Sexual Violence Against Latina Farmworkers is a Hate Crime

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger This week, two high-profile trials involving the racially motivated murders of Latinos in Pennsylva...

No Federal Help in Arizona, Gov. Brewer? That's a Laugh

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Mann

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, in signing last week's bill that makes potential criminals out of people with a swarthy complexion, said indignantly that citizens of her state "have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act."

Are These Guys Really Militias?

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Historic militia groups were fighting so they could one day put down their arms and be governed democratically. One can only wonder if they would greet today's militia wannabes with derision.

On the US-Mexico Border

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Riding on the L-train from Manhattan to the Brooklyn International Film Festival to watch The Minutemen Movie, I was not optimistic. I feared another demonetization of the "bad guys."

Have We Bottomed Out Yet on Coarseness?

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

It's not just the parade float of political speech from which the wheels have fallen off. Culture has also shifted hard toward coarseness.

What Is Santa Clarita Councilman Kellar Proud of?

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

Six months ago, I received a frantic call from a woman who told me her husband and nephew were hiding inside a warehouse located in Santa Clarita because ICE officers had descended on them.

"Proud Racist" Remarks Land Local Councilman In Hot Water

NBC Los Angeles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Tuesday night's City Council meeting in Santa Clarita is shaping up to be a standoff between supporters of Councilman Bob Kellar and those who say his...

Immigration Reform's Curtain Call: A Hollywood Happy Ending

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

The illegal immigration debate appears to be taking a sabbatical here in Colorado and much of the nation. The people at the debate's crux remain frozen in a legal purgatory.

Thanks to Operation Gatekeeper, Death Toll Increases to Over 5,000

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Fifteen years of failed immigration policy has not lessened the number of undocumented aliens entering the country and has cost millions in dollars.

How Sarah Palin and Tea Partiers Are Blowing Up the GOP

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

When extremists are a (vocal) minority, reasonable Republicans and independents come out of the woodwork. And the spoils go to the Democrats, who look comparatively sane.