“So, what are we doing for Cinco de Mayo?” I’m not Mexican, and neither are my college roommates, but no sooner had the question been asked that we made plans to throw back some margaritas at that great little Mexican place on Wisconsin Ave. But what do we celebrate on Cinco de Mayo? Psst… Not Mexican Independence Day. […]
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Via tweets, emails, Republican friends, or smoke signals, I am getting the message that the GOP is more inclusive, indeed it is a new day. Why? In November of 2012, Republicans lost the White House largely because they lost Latinos and single women voters who rejected its exclusive ideology promoted by conservative media, bankrolled by special interest groups, and embodied by “47%” […]
The 844 page long “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” unveiled by the Senate so-called Gang of Eight is at best “C” level work. Click here to read the bill in its entirety. Reaching consensus on sweeping legislation means that no one got everything she wanted. Key elements include: A pathway for citizenship for […]
I had no reason to be anxious on April 15th. My taxes were taken care of by my papis‘ longtime accountant Mr. Patel. The Twitter party I was organizing for Latinas for Latino Literature with Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz was under control (which was postponed). In the afternoon while procrastinating, I looked at Twitter and […]
Why am I so excited it’s officially spring? Warmer temperatures and longer days mean more time outdoors. This spring, resolve to exercise afuera. ¿Por qué? An outdoor workout provides even more health benefits than hitting the gym. 3 Reasons to Take it Outside: Intensify your exercise: Whether you are running, biking, or kicking a soccer ball, uneven terrain […]
Nearly seven years ago, I covered the big immigration rallies of 2006 as a local reporter in Providence, Rhode Island. In solidarity, millions around the nation marched in support of overhauling the immigration system to incorporate those who for various reason were here in violation of our laws. What surprised me wasn’t that Republicans would […]
You learn a lot of things on Twitter. Like Bin-Laden’s death. That J-Lo and Marc Anthony are finito. That @InvisibleObama is long on funny but short on clever. I also found out that I had been named by U.S. Hispanic-centered website Voxxi News one of the most powerful Latinas on social media when Univision anchor María Elena […]