Senator McCain’s Definition of Illegal Could Mean You

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Senior Arizona Senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain ignited a firestorm of criticism over his comments last weekend that the tragic wildfires raging in his state were set by “people who have crossed our border illegally.” He immediately called for tighter border security. Watch the video courtesy of TheZenoEffect/CNN/KTVK: Although a U.S. Forest […]

Pulling NAHJ Back From the Brink

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The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is on the brink: NAHJ reported in December a $240 million dollar deficit for the year.  All of the full-time staff is being laid off. Officers declared the Orlando 2011 convention will be the last “stand alone” conference with future gatherings a partnership with other trade groups such […]

Blogging, Journalism, & the Law

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No matter how burned out I feel by my frenetic-paced, all-in-one Wise Latina Club writer/editor/shooter/assignment desk manager/IT whiz/marketing expert, attending the annual National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)  convention re-charges me, in large part because of the young, hungry reporters I meet. This year in Orlando at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort was no different. […]

The Taming of the Social Space

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I am a firm believer that this is the most exciting time to be a journalist despite the formidable obstacles, as I write in “Pulling NAHJ Back from the Brink”. I asked the audience of the panel I pitched and chaired, “Now a Blogger, Always a Reporter” (along with Fox News Latino chief Francisco Cortés, […]

Bebé Plus Me: The Nanny Diarios

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Apologies for dropping off for so long!  I’ve been trying to get my groove, balancing Baby L, marriage, the Golden Retriever, and returning to work. This has been my toughest decision with a hefty side serving of peer pressure. I decided to go back to work, which meant finding a nanny. Immediately, I started to […]

When Singing Barney Songs is Mightier than Cartel Gunshots

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This video will make you tremble with fear, outrage, and sadness. Kindergarten teacher Martha Rivera Alanis captures on her cell phone how she calmed her students by singing Barney songs, as a gunfight raged near the school in Monterrey, Mexico’s industrial hub in the northern state of Nuevo León. Rivera Alanis sweetly instructs the kids […]

¿United States Naval Ship Cesar Chavez?

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This week Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the 14th and last Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ship to be built by the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, would be named after the godfather of the Latino civil rights movement, Cesar Chavez. Chavez served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946, and upon completing […]