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, […]

Medieval Instruments of Tortura?

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Like our African-American, African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern sisters, curly-topped Latinas follow the humidity index like entry-level CIA analysts are monitoring the revolutions in the Middle East. Mami has light brown, fine, straight hair, and struggled with not one unruly set of locks, but two (Lil’ Sis always had “better hair”). Mami’s solution? Short hair.  […]

La Cucaracha is Forever

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Me quito el sombrero–hats off–to the Bronx Zoo, for the clever and hysterical Valentine’s Day gift of naming a Madagascar hissing roach after your amor. And in this age of recession, it will only set him or her back $10 dólares as a donation to the zoo. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. […]

J-LO: Gillette Gams of Gold

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Jennifer Lopez is likely the first chica to get insurance on her headline-making bootay (which is something Latinas, particularly Caribeñas never understood. J-LO’s tush is no fuss for us. It’s normál-sized). Now, she’s the first Hispana to be the face legs of Gillette Venus Razors. ¡Momento! I think I hear the Gekko, the Umbrella, heck, […]