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

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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

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‘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

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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 […]

Career: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

Are you connected with alumni networks?

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground of your shared Alma Mater. Many colleges and student organizations have alumni organizations in cities across the country. To get involved, start by searching for alumni networks […]

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

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Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture the desperate reality of millions of immigrants living in Immigration Purgatory, including the newest–the flood of an estimated 52,000 children who have recently arrived, trekking […]

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

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President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive Action“, I urged him to use his “phone and pen” to grant relief to the thousands of immigrants living in fear of deportation. Six months […]