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 […]

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Grilled Duroc Pork Chop in Mole Sauce

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The High Heeled Kitchen: Grilled Duroc Pork Chop in Mole Sauce: The Video Watch closely for the perils to avoid when cooking in high heels! The High Heeled Kitchen: Grilled Duroc Pork Chop in Mole Sauce: The Story “Ode To Mole” Mole. How I love thee. Even though at first I said “Chocolate and Chili, […]

The Death of Osama bin Laden: a Reflection on 9/11

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“Turn on the TV NOW.” This text from Lil’ Sis pulled me out of bed before midnight on Sunday. Like millions around the world, I learned that Osama bin Laden, the diabolical mastermind behind the most deadly terrorist attacks on U.S. soil had been killed by Navy SEALs. Even before President Obama’s soundbites would be […]

SEAL an Anchor Baby? How an Assumption Became Truth (and I’m Not Talking about la Virgen María)

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As details of Osama bin Laden’s assassination spread virally throughout the internet, so are rumors that one of the Navy SEALs involved in arguably one of history’s most anticipated deaths is an “anchor baby” or a child born to illegal immigrants in the U.S.  Not only has this information NOT been confirmed or denied, it is likely […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Royal Wedding Cake Recipes-Boda Real Style

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Confesión: I was up at the crack of dawn to see every frame of William and Kate’s Wedding Extravaganza, as Little Girl Me was when Diana wed Charles, and Local Brownsville, Texas Reporter Me was when Spain’s Felipe, Prince of Asturias, married Letizia. Do more pressing issues such as Latino high school drop out rates […]

Master Class: Latin Rock Star Juanes & DC Public School Students

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It’s hard not to crush on the Colombian Rock Star Juanes: His music fuses different rhythms and traditions, including old school Latin American Baladas, Classic Rock, Cumbias, and the Nueva Trova or Nueva Canción (sounds and socio-political messages).  As it/he evolves, it/he gets better. He has historically worked to raise awareness about the devastation caused […]