Education Wednesday: A Case for Universal Preschool

This year there has been a strong national focus on expanding access to quality early childhood education for all students. Earlier this year in the State of the Union Address, President Obama placed more More »

Homegrown: The Benefits of Teaching Children How to Grow Food

Growing fresh food at home can be just as much an educational tool as it is a component of the pantry. The process of planting and harvesting fresh produce teaches children about food and the importance of healthy More »

Education Wednesday: Why You Secretly Love Math

For centuries, I am sure, students have groaned and questioned the real use of mathematics outside of school. However, long before modern technological advances, math concepts have shaped our world and been pivotal in our daily lives. Math is secretly our favorite More »

Guest Post: Author/Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh’s “Reflection” for the L4LL Día Blog Hop

Literacy improves lives, strengthening communities, neighborhoods, and the economy. This is the mission of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), a social enterprise focused on raising literacy rates co-founded by my partner Monica More »

Pan Latino Tapas Restaurant Review: Purple Potatoes and Barrel-Aged Bourbon

Tapas, or small plates are popular in the restaurant industry and an easy way to try many different dishes on a menu. Celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro recently opened its doors, offering the crème de More »

Education Wednesday: How to be an Education Advocate

Anyone can be an advocate for great education! Yet as parents, mentors, and friends we are not always sure of what we can do to support our students‘ learning needs. National reforms such as Common Core More »

Behind Every Great Man Is A Great Woman: The Importance of Female Role Models

Women often work behind the scenes to help distinguished men and women achieve greatness. To end Women’s History Month which also coincides with Cesar Chavez Day, we highlight Helen Chavez, the wife of the labor and civil More »

Education Wednesday: Preparing Students for Technical Careers

To help more students reach lucrative and stable jobs upon graduation, many new educational models are emerging to provide young people with early vocational training. However, beyond familiar positions such as plumbers and electricians, More »



Education Wednesdays: 2 College “Conservation” Starters To Have With Yunior

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Back-to-school season is a great time to start thinking about preparing for college. Yes, even if you have little ones! Why? No matter the age of your student, it is never too early to plant the seeds for later success, especially among minorities and Latinos who  Read More...

Labor Day Meatless Monday: Fresh Guacamole Recipe

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Fresh, homemade guacamole is a perfect addition to any Labor Day celebration. Not only is this vegan party favorite delicioso, guacamole is good for you. Fresh veggies pack this recipe full of vitamins and minerals while main ingredient avocados are a great source of healthy  Read More...

GOP Strat and the Fall or What I Said on MSNBC

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Before Congress‘ recess, immigration reform advocates strategized how to keep precious momentum after legislation survived as I write in “Congress Recess of Immigration Advocacy or My First “Bro fest” on SiriusXM’s Politics Powered by Twitter.” This is no small feat  Read More...

Labor Day Weekend Fitness: US Open Tennis

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This Labor Day weekend, I’m taking inspiration from the international athletes competing in the U.S. Open and heading to the court for a game of tennis. In a tennis match, players use rackets to hit a rubber ball back and forth over a net.  Read More...

March on Washington: The Next 50 Years or What I Said on MSNBC

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“What will the next 50 years look like?,” asked Chuck Todd. The anchor of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown was referring to the half century after today, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, led by Dr. Martin Luther King,  Read More...

Meatless Monday: End-of-Summer Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe

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I’m savoring the end of summer with a sabroso, tomato and basil bruschetta. An Italian appetizer, bruchetta is toast flavored with garlic and olive oil. This recipe featuring a fresh tomato topping is a perfect vegan app or light Meatless Monday lunch. Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe Ingredientes 4 ripe medium tomatoes,  Read More...

Song to Teshima Walker Izrael, RIP: The VIDEO Interview with International Rockstar Juanes

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One week ago today, Teshima Walker Izrael lost her two year battle to colon cancer. The executive producer of Tell Me More on National Public Radio, she was also a champion, opening opportunities for me that didn’t exist because she  Read More...

50th Anniversary March on Washington Fitness: 3 Ways to Walk with a Purpose

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Walking is not only a great for your health, it is also a way to stand up for what you believe in. ¿Cómo? This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963,  Read More...