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 […]

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, […]

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. […]