Sheriff Youngblood is boldly defying state law, an odd stand by a law enforcement officer sworn to uphold the law. The sheriff's position doesn't encourage confidence in him by the Latino community and many others in Kern County.
Many Americans know that Barack Obama spent three years as a community organizer in Chicago, but hardly any Americans know about Fred Ross Sr., perhaps the most influential community organizer in American history.
What America needs now is not a new guest worker program but genuine immigration reform. Most Americans who aren't wealthy don't ask "guests" into their homes to do work on an almost permanent basis. Likewise, let's be honest about the term "temporary" worker.
Today, the places where Cesar Chavez lived and worked have become a national monument to the immense significance of his life and the wonderful example of an existence devoted to do as much good for the rest of humanity as possible.
President Obama traveled to Keene, California to announce the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument. Known as Nuestra Sonora Reina de la Paz, or La Paz, it is recognized worldwide for its historic link to civil rights icon César Chávez and the farm worker movement.
Pick this book up to gain a deep and profound encounter with issues of social justice, of the economic crisis of today, of immigration and diversity, and of the age-old question activists must always ask, "What is to be done?"
In most of the cases where a farm worker has died, the employer was found to have repeatedly deprived farm workers from adequate water and shade in violation of state regulations. It is obvious that these bad employers prey on the state's inability to enforce the law.
Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Chavez had a summer job in 2011. But unlike many boys his age, Nicholas' summer job consisted of helping his parents pick bell peppers in the scorching fields outside Bakersfield, California.
Last week, on Cinco Mayo in San Diego's Barrio Logan, the United States Navy christened and launched the USNS Cesar Chavez over Republican opposition for naming the cargo ship after the civil rights leader and union activist.