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Mexican-American Course in Texas Matter of Debate

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Texas State Board of Education members are debating whether or not a Mexican-American elective social studies course has a place on the state's offici...

Diversity in Action: Minneapolis Elects Its First Hmong, Somali and Hispanic City Council Members

William O. Beeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William O. Beeman

It is hard not to feel good about these elections. Though they are local, they demonstrate how important the American democratic process is to communities recently arrived in the United States.

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How Do You Define 'Latino'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

It’s an exciting time to be a Latino. The community's numbers are growing rapidly. Latinos already outnumber non-Hispanic whites in New Mexico and C...

Blue Grass Librotraficantes Use Border Crossing Art to Spread the Chican@ Renaissance to Louisville, Kentucky. Yes, Kentucky!

Tony_Diaz | Posted 08.18.2013 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

You don't have to be Mexican American to enjoy this Renaissance. And you don't have to be a book either. You can also be a quilt.

What Chicanos (Mexican-Americans) Can Learn From the Revolutionary Steve Jobs in a New Era

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.20.2013 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

I think it's time to snap out of this crusty old thinking, and it might be a healthy idea for us to evaluate whether or not we are becoming blind sheep. Life-giving blood is constantly on the move in our veins, but do we act like it? Should we not be more alive, passionate and become a positive source of energy?

Changing Hearts and Minds During Hispanic Heritage Month

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 11.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

Ruiz de Burton's work is a game changer. The Squatter and the Don and Who Would Have Thought It? helped shift the paradigm of American literature. Thanks to the Arte Publico Recovery project, Ruiz de Burton's books are available and included in college courses.

HB 56: How the People of Alabama Fought Back Against the Worst Anti-Immigrant Law in the Country

Victor Palafox | Posted 07.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Victor Palafox

Alabama has an opportunity to right a wrong and ridding ourselves of HB 56 is our only solution.

HB 56: How Alabama Won the Anti-immigrant Race by Beating Arizona at Its Own Game

Victor Palafox | Posted 05.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Victor Palafox

I remember having to sit down with my brother and mother, looking up apartment prices, schools, universities, and humorously sitting aghast when I noticed the lack of Southern restaurants. My family was not the only one.

What Is A Chicano?

Cheech Marin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Cheech Marin

To me, you have to declare yourself a Chicano in order to be a Chicano. That makes a Chicano a Mexican-American with a defiant political attitude that centers on his or her right to self-definition. I'm a Chicano because I say I am.

Mexican-American UFC Champion Inspired By Immigrant Father

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2012 | Latino Voices

By Omar Porcayo It takes guts to enter the ring and fight an opponent several pounds heavier than you. But it takes even more courage to cross the ...

Am I A Latina?

Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Laura Hibbard

My cheeks seared red-hot, as I retreated...too embarrassed to say "my mother's maiden name is Barraza" in defense. I did not have my mother's name. Did that mean that I didn't have her culture?

Arizona's Witch Hunt of Mexican/Ethnic Studies Begins This Week?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Only days after the Arizona state legislature voted for punishing budget cuts in education, the now infamous audit of Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American/Ethnic Studies program is readying to commence.

Spotlight on the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

Annabella is known for having an eye for movement that conveys the essence of emotional situations. This shines through in "Primavera."