VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids Funding. Will Congress Vote Before Their Vacay?


One group of Americans almost has as much vacation as the French–Congress. However unlike many of Le Français, our lawmakers frequently leave for their respective breaks without having finished their work, in this case voting on important legislation. One such vote is the emergency funding–nearly $4 billion dollars–requested by President Obama to help care for the […]

Why I Attended a Community Meeting About #Immigration


Many of you know that I am a cucaracha de iglesia and attend Mass every Sunday. My busy summer schedule shifts going to church to St. Matt’s–the majestic cathedral in Washington, D.C. where John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy were married–instead of Dahlgren Chapel in Georgetown. I was really excited to hear in the announcements after Mass about a […]

Please Knock Before You Walk in on My #FoodPorn: National Tequila Month at El Centro D.F.


Refreshing. Fresh. Creative. Delicate. If my taste buds had thoughts and could articulate them, this is what they would be screaming after savoring the menu at El Centro D.F. in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. A Chef Richard Sandoval restaurant, “El Centro” (as we locals call it) created a tequila-inspired menu for National Tequila Month […]

UPDATED with VIDEO: Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC


‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant who carries his passport from the Philippines and a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution–being detained by Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint. Never […]

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips


A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could derail a trip if not taken into consideration when packing. For women of color, overlooking threats such as sun exposure may be a natural […]