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 […]

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: ¿Red or White Wine?

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Normally, I have a story that accompanies a post: I could have written about developing a taste for wine helped by the fact that I grew up in San Francisco, close to the glorious Napa Valley; how I once dreamed of getting married at a vineyard; how at times, I feel so “Sideways,” Jim Taylor […]

Latinos’ Bad Credit, No Credit, Big Problem: TWLC Interviews Progreso Financiero’s James Gutierrez

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“In this country if you don’t have a credit score, it’s like not having a face.” -James Gutierrez, Progreso Financiero Because of the global financial crisis, we know how integral credit is to economic growth, recovery, and overall U.S. competitiveness.  Eyes glazing over?  It’s also vital to YOU–the middle class.  No, not spending what you […]

Latinos May Save Your ______: TWLC Interviews Google’s Mark López

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Latinos may save your ______. Fill in the blank: Retirement.  Stock portfolio.  Medicare/social security benefit.  Help companies grow and hire new employees.  Build new schools and roads in your community. U.S. investors are color blind, unless it’s the color of greenbacks.  Whether it’s a car dealership or Google, companies understand that U.S. economic recovery, growth, […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Pan con Tomate Tapa Video: Updated with Recipe

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“Even the High Heeled Kitchen needs a day off” is how this webisode of the High Heeled Kitchen begins. So we took the HHK to Washington DC’s Vinoteca Bar and Bistro where Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller shared his once secret: Pan con Tomate Tapa: The Recipe: Ingredients: 1 loaf bread divided into ¾ inch slices. […]