State of the Union: Immigration Executive Authority

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The White House communicated at the beginning of the year that it would be the year of executive action. President Obama would use the privilege of executive authority to circumvent Congress to give a shot to the arm of our anemic economic recovery. Indeed, since he was elected in 2008, many a Republican such as Senate […]

National Soup Month Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Pozole Recipe

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When a snow storm shut me in last week, I warmed up with hot vegetarian pozole, a Mexican hominy stew. The timing couldn’t have been more on cue since January is National Soup Month, making it the perfect time to experiment with healthy soup recipes. Sopa is not only a great way to warm up […]

Education Wednesday: Empowering First-Generation College Students

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My experience as a first-generation college student taught me that support at home, at school, and in the community is vital to reaching higher education. For students who will be the first in their family to navigate the road to college, just knowing where to start can be a challenge. However, as parents and mentors, and whether or not we attended college ourselves, we can do more to help […]

Healthy Weight Awareness Month Meatless Monday: 5 Tips to Make Healthy Eating a Habit

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69% of Americans are overweight and 35% are considered obese. This obesity crisis impacts the Hispanic community as well, with 39% of Latinos in the United States considered obese. Fortunately, we can control our weight with healthy eating and regular physical activity. This January, which is Healthy Weight Awareness Month, adopt healthy habits that will keep your body strong all year long. […]

Education Wednesday: Funding College with Grants and Scholarships

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Applying for grants and scholarships is a worthwhile effort for every student as they prepare for college. Looking back on my own journey to higher education, one of my only regrets is that I didn’t tap as many resources as I could to make college more affordable. Now, as part of my New Year’s resolution to tackle […]

VIDEO: 3 Things Chris Christie Must Do To Survive “Bridgegate” on MSNBC

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What does America like more than a fall from grace? Redemption. If New Jersey Governor Chris Christie didn’t break the law, then he can be on the road to recovery from Bridgegate, a scandal that threatens his ability to govern and his presidential ambitions. At issue is hours-long congestion leading to the George Washington bridge […]

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Meatless Monday: Grapefruit Spinach Salad Recipe

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11,818 women in the United States were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2010. Fortunately, cervical cancer is the easiest gynecological cancer to prevent through regular screening and maintaining healthy habits, including eating nutritious foods. This Meatless Monday in January which is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, I’m sharing a delicious grapefruit and spinach salad recipe full of cancer-fighting nutrients. Natalie’s Grapefruit and Spinach Salad Recipe Ingredientes […]

Education: FAFSA to Cover the Cost of College

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With the start of the New Year and new semester, many high school students are one step closer to graduation. While making final preparations for college, it is particularly important to plan for covering the cost of attendance. For any student in need of financial assistance, submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is […]