Entries Tagged as 'Media'

Worth Reading this Weekend: LA Times piece on Ruben Salazar

February 20th, 2011 · No Comments

There is a new report that will be released this week from the Office of Independent Review examining documents related to the 1970 killing of journalist Ruben Salazar. The upshot of the new report is that there is “no evidence Ruben Salazar was targeted” in this incident. As many are probably aware, Ruben Salazar was […]

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Tags: Latino History · Media

Repairing the Latino Image: How Latino in America Failed Us

February 9th, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz As I peruse the Latino landscape in this country, I can’t help but come to back the same thought: Soledad O’Brien let me down. As many of you will recall, last year Soledad filmed Latino in America, the Latino version of Black in America. Refusing to miss the program, I got my […]

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Tags: Education · health care · Immigration · Latino History · Media · teen pregnancy · Univision

More Fallout from the Trujillo e-mail

February 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Michael Trujillo nastygram produced some interesting stories today: 1. The big press conference that the Huizar campaign was going to have today was cancelled. 2. In addition to being fired yesterday from Huizar’s campaign, Michael Trujillo was fired from his job working for school board member Vladovic’s campaign. 3. The LA Weekly’s Jill Stewart […]

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Tags: Media

Teacher Data Reports: The Right Intentions & Wrong Strategies of New York’s Teachers Union

February 1st, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Jude Soto In New York City, the United of Federation of Teachers (UFT) has another fight on its hands. On January 10, a judge denied the United Federation of Teachers request to block the release of Teacher Data Reports under the Freedom of Information Act. The union’s response has been expected, appeal the ruling […]

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Tags: Education · Labor Relations · Media

Healthcare Professionals & Telemundo: Observations from a Hospital Room

January 31st, 2011 · 8 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz This past holiday season was one of great difficulty for my family. Two weeks before Christmas, our matriarch, my Abuela, fell and broke her hip, marking the second time in four years this has happened to her. Despite being in excellent physical condition for an eighty-one year old, her surgery and subsequent […]

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Tags: diversity · Education · GOP · health care · Media · Republican Party · Telemundo · Univision

Radio & TV Martí: Democratic Inefficiency at its Best

January 5th, 2011 · 17 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz As the new Congress gets to work, they’re faced with a daunting task that to date has defined the Obama Administration: repairing the economy. The 2008 economic crisis and its aftermath constituted a perfect storm, highlighting everything that is financially flawed with this country: consumer debt, materialistic tendencies, lax government accountability, corporate […]

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Tags: Cuba · Economics · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · Government Accountability · Media

LA City Coucilmember Jose Huizar or Don Corleone?

January 3rd, 2011 · 30 Comments

Don Corleone or Don Cortez? I don’t think Jose Huizar is Sicilian, but I digress. Well, Latino politicians are giving us a gangbuster start to the New Year first with Fabian Nuñez’s incarcerated child receiving a commutation from outgoing Governor Schwarzenegger, and now current Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar posing as the Godfather. This […]

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Tags: Fabian Núñez · Media

What Did You Major In?

December 8th, 2010 · 12 Comments

By Matthew Stieglitz This piece was inspired by a comment on my last blog post about abolishing Chicano Studies departments because “they doom aspiring minorities to a lifetime of poverty.” It reminded of the time-honored American tradition of emphasizing the necessity and superiority of certain fields over others. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone […]

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