“Empty Dress” Is As Sexist As “Empty Suit” or What I Said on MSNBC

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I was disappointed I was not able to talk about Syria, particularly it how affects the immigration reform calculus. This is important because my sources in the advocacy community were not blinking at all the gloom and doom of late summer–that not enough votes exist in the House to pass reform legislation. They tell me […]

Education Wednesdays: 2 College “Conservation” Starters To Have With Yunior

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Back-to-school season is a great time to start thinking about preparing for college. Yes, even if you have little ones! Why? No matter the age of your student, it is never too early to plant the seeds for later success, especially among minorities and Latinos who are increasing their college enrollment. A recent ACT report noted a 94% increase in Latino test takers since 2009. Earlier […]

Labor Day Meatless Monday: Fresh Guacamole Recipe

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Fresh, homemade guacamole is a perfect addition to any Labor Day celebration. Not only is this vegan party favorite delicioso, guacamole is good for you. Fresh veggies pack this recipe full of vitamins and minerals while main ingredient avocados are a great source of healthy fats and potassium. Plus, this easy receta only takes 15 minutes to prepare, so you can […]

GOP Strat and the Fall or What I Said on MSNBC

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Before Congress‘ recess, immigration reform advocates strategized how to keep precious momentum after legislation survived as I write in “Congress Recess of Immigration Advocacy or My First “Bro fest” on SiriusXM’s Politics Powered by Twitter.” This is no small feat for immigration watchers who witnessed the bill die in the Senate in 2007. Supporters are trying […]

Labor Day Weekend Fitness: US Open Tennis

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This Labor Day weekend, I’m taking inspiration from the international athletes competing in the U.S. Open and heading to the court for a game of tennis. In a tennis match, players use rackets to hit a rubber ball back and forth over a net. This sport can be played by two people (called singles) or four people (doubles). Although I’ve never […]

March on Washington: The Next 50 Years or What I Said on MSNBC

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“What will the next 50 years look like?,” asked Chuck Todd. The anchor of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown was referring to the half century after today, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who also delivered his iconic and inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech. I hope, […]

Meatless Monday: End-of-Summer Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe

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I’m savoring the end of summer with a sabroso, tomato and basil bruschetta. An Italian appetizer, bruchetta is toast flavored with garlic and olive oil. This recipe featuring a fresh tomato topping is a perfect vegan app or light Meatless Monday lunch. Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe Ingredientes 4 ripe medium tomatoes, diced 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 6-8 fresh basil leaves, […]

Song to Teshima Walker Izrael, RIP: The VIDEO Interview with International Rockstar Juanes

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One week ago today, Teshima Walker Izrael lost her two year battle to colon cancer. The executive producer of Tell Me More on National Public Radio, she was also a champion, opening opportunities for me that didn’t exist because she believed in my voice and the community it represents. Most important, she was more than a […]