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NCLR, along with other civil rights orgs, condemns recent violence

November 26th, 2008 · 5 Comments

The National Council of La Raza, along with other civil rights organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League, MALDEF, NAACP, and the Urban League among others, spoke out on Monday about the recent rise in racially motivated violence, most notably the killing of Marcello Lucero in Suffolk County, NY. I’m glad that NCLR is teaming up with other [...]

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Tags: Crime · MALDEF · Media · National Council of La Raza · racism

Latest commentary on Latino appointments in the new Obama Administration from Seneca

November 21st, 2008 · 14 Comments

Just from the continuous media coverage on Obama’s cabinet, White House, and other selections, it can certainly be surmised that few if any Latinos are being considered seriously for cabinet appointments, except perhaps for the one overseeing housing projects and minority related issues like HUD. Perhaps Education or Transporation will emerge with a Hispanic in view. It is almost [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · LULAC · MALDEF · National Council of La Raza · Seneca

Take note Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other Latino Orgs — Watch and Learn!

November 15th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Barack Obama’s first weekly radio address has been released as a YouTube video. I think that using internet technology is great for bloggers to relay the information to larger audiences. The Guardian is calling this the “fireside chat for a wi-fi world.” I know that President-Elect Obama will likely use the regular radio address, in [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · MALDEF · Media · National Council of La Raza

It happened again — Another Latino immigrant killed by teenagers!

November 13th, 2008 · 14 Comments

Updated 11/19/08: 7 teens were indicted by a Grand Jury in this killing. It seems that one of the teens is Puerto Rican. So I have edited this post to reflect that Marcello Lucero was killed by a group of teens, the majority of whom are white. You can read about the indictment here. Regardless [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Crime · Immigration · MALDEF · National Council of La Raza · racism

MALDEF and NALEO side with the Legislative Establishment in Opposing Prop. 11 in the Golden State

October 18th, 2008 · 6 Comments

A pajarito sent me a tip this week that MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund) and NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials) are opposing Proposition 11 in California because they are playing personal politics. Apparently, one of the authors of the bill, which would take the ability to redistrict out of the [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · MALDEF · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

The DOJ is now investigating the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez

July 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

It is being reported that the FBI and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is going to investigate the beating death of Luis Ramirez. MALDEF supports this federal action, and attorney John Amaya from the organization said, “The significance really rises to the national stage.” We will continue to report the latest news on [...]

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Tags: Crime · FBI · Immigration · MALDEF · Uncategorized

MALDEF holding vigil today for Luis Ramirez

July 29th, 2008 · 8 Comments

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)  is holding a community candlelight vigil today to honor the life of Luis Ramirez, father of three and fiancé to Crystal Dillman tonight at 6:00 PM eastern at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Shenandoah, PA. As per an e-mailed invitation, MALDEF comes to bring healing [...]

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Tags: Crime · MALDEF