UPDATE: “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Watch Your Mouth, Watch Your Step” Published in HuffPo Latino Voices, Comment Firestorm

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The Huffington Post published this blog Op-Ed in HuffPo Latino Voices where for a few minutes, it was the main story, before being bumped by the news that a federal judge is hearing arguments on Alabama’s new immigration law, the toughest in the country. But I have ample consolation.  The editors also posted it on the front page […]

TWLC’s New B-F-F is Arianna Huffington!

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This headline grabbed your attention, didn’t it? Actually, better than being Arianna’s B-F-F, the Huffington Post asked me to contribute to their newly launched HuffPost Latino Voices.  I’ll be joining other thought “act” leaders such as the National Council of La Raza’s Prez and CEO Janet Murguía, Voto Latino’s Executive Director María Teresa Kumar, and New Latina‘s […]

Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Presidential Carne Asada at NCLR

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Latinos are often described as a “friendly” audience for Democrats and Barack Obama. Therefore it was surprising when the President threw out some “red meat” to rev up the simpaticos at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza in Washington, DC. Instead: Sizzle!  It, and he, got a little scorched, in effect turning […]

Blogging to Stop Brutality: My More Magazine Interview with a Juárez Blogger

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I can’t remember when I started reading Judith Torrea’s blog, Ciudad Juárez: en la sombra del narcotráfico/Juárez: in the shadow of Drug Trafficking.  But once I started, I read and Torrea’s raw prose left my heart riddled with anger at failed Mexican and American policies around the southward flow of guns, U.S. drug consumption and treatment […]

Nominated for Blogs By Latina’s 2011 Best News / Politics Blog!

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Have you ever wanted to strangle the next person who says, “Think positive, because positive energy will beget more positive energy” with the quartz that’s daintily dangling on a necklace around their neck? I would dig my hands deep into my skinny jeans pockets and grudingly grumble, “I keep thinking positive thoughts and doing good […]

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Q & A with “Top” Chef Richard Sandoval

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I am a chica with a serious appetite.  I love to eat as much as I adore the rituals around food: family gatherings, learning how to make arepas or arroz con coco while chatting with PAPI, celebrations of milestones and holidays as a nuclear family in San Francisco and with our big-in-size, big-in-personality extended family in Colombia […]

Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Brown Faces at the White House

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“E pluribus unum” –Motto found on the seal of the United States The dictum “Out of many, one” is as ubiquitous–officially–as it is defining of  U.S. mythology. It is imprinted on money which underscores how critical it is to the daily life of average Americans.  And yet, this motto exists in a virtually invisible state, […]