Friday, August 19, 2022

‘Dream 9’ Tactics Take Debate Beyond Halls of Congress

By Valeria Fernández,  New America Media From inside the tiny rectangular windows at the Eloy Detention Center, the Dreamers arrested in last week’s protest could see the long white banner outside that spelled their names in red letters: “Maria, Claudia and Adriana.” Dozens of people have been demonstrating outside the detention center in support of the […]

What Latino Community?

By Hector Luis Alamo, Jr., Gozamos The Atlantic slave trade stripped many black people of their heritage to the point where they refer to themselves nowadays with the simple label “African American.” Latinos, on the other hand, know exactly where their ancestors came from, down to the city, neighborhood or even their family home. National flags, customs, […]

Kennedy Center Honors’ Latina Trustee Creating “Dialogue” About Selection Process

By Nina Terrero, NBCLatino Giselle Fernández is a former journalist and media personality turned-political-advocate – and she is currently the only Latina serving on the Kennedy Center Honors Board of Trustees. Her role has been key in helping to revise the way in which the most accomplished and influential individuals in the performing arts are selected to be […]

Independence Is Work, Freedom Is A Dirty Business

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Independence is a messy business. We Americans tend to think that freedom is shiny and sits on a mantle, sparkling it’s virtue. And right next to that idea is the conviction that our particular version of freedom is not only correct, but righteously so. We use it as a slogan for […]

Eat Healthy But Cuidado With Superfoods

Are you familiar with superfoods? A story in The Guardian this week highlighted an issue that has been popping up in recent years: our “superfoods” are the regular foods of communities in other places. One case in example is quinoa from Bolivia—and how with our increased consumption, there is a negative impact on the communities that produce it. […]