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A time to celebrate Hispanic heritage, progress and opportunities for advancement

September 10th, 2010 · 7 Comments

By Manuel Diaz In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will host a number of events next week that celebrate Latino history, heritage and the American dream.  The event will be both a significant and memorable experience as six of President Obama’s cabinet secretaries as well as his wife, First Lady [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Digital Divide · Michelle Obama · Technology

Latino issue organizations side with soft-drink and fast food industry

February 9th, 2010 · 26 Comments

These days you really cannot turn on the news, whether on the radio or television, without hearing about the obesity epidemic and how it is taxing the health care system. At the same time, we are bombarded with advertising for junk food, sugary snacks, fast and convenience food. It is no wonder that we have [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · health care · LULAC · MALDEF · Michelle Obama · National Council of La Raza

My take on the first night’s speeches at the DNC!

August 27th, 2008 · 5 Comments

In my opinion, the two best speeches of the first night of the DNC were those of Senator Ted Kennedy and Michelle Obama. I think that most Democrats thought that these speeches were well received, positive, and touching.  Senator Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, was suffering from kidney stones the day he delivered his speech. He [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democratic Party · health care · Hillary Clinton · Kennedys · Michelle Obama · Presidential Elections

Pimping, Lynching, and the Politics of Speaking Out Against Hate Speech.

February 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

About a week ago, the news was abuzz regarding an MSNBC reporter, David Shuster who was suspended for two weeks for wondering whether Chelsea Clinton was “pimped out” by her mother’s presidential campaign in her recent appearances. The Clinton campaign issued a swift response, where Hillary Clinton cited her role as a mother first and [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Hillary Clinton · Media · Michelle Obama · Presidential Elections