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Latinos & the Net Neutrality Debate

August 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Imagine trying to get on the internet to view your favorite websites and not being able to reach the content that you typically find because certain sites  have been prioritized by your provider. Or imagine having to pay to access certain sites on top of what you already pay for monthly internet service. This gets [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Digital Divide · LULAC · MALDEF · Media · National Council of La Raza · Technology

NCLR’s Janet Murguia Engages the Blogosphere

August 4th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a blogger call hosted by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguia. The basic point of the call was to highlight the new and improved NCLR website and to let us know that NCLR will be engaging more with [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Immigration · Media · National Council of La Raza

DREAM Now Letters Recap: Tell Harry Reid You Want The DREAM Act Now

July 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The following is an update on DREAM Act actions for this week by Kyle de Beausset of Citizen Orange. The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · National Council of La Raza

Janet Murguia, President of NCLR, urges Bud Selig to move the MLB All-Star Game

July 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

In a bit of black-brown coalition building, NCLR’s President Janet Murguia, along with the President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Wade Henderson, penned an opinion piece in the Washington Post urging MLB to move the 2011 All-Star Game. Within the Latino blogosphere, many of us have been urging MLB to move [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Civil Rights · diversity · Government Accountability · Immigration · National Council of La Raza · racism

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

Interesting commentary of a preview of CNN’s Latino in America

October 21st, 2009 · 13 Comments

While I don’t have cable or the time to watch it, I did find this interesting review of the preview of CNN’s Latino in America. I was particularly struck by this part: “If CNN hopes to win over more Latinos, they will have to do better. Do they expect Latinos to tune in more now [...]

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Tags: diversity · Media · National Council of La Raza · racism

Drowning our Misery with Cerveza this 5 de Mayo

May 5th, 2009 · 40 Comments

Every year right before 5 de Mayo, I find that I cannot turn on the radio without hearing about a celebration at a local club or bar, where people will be getting on their drinko for the cinco. Last year, I wrote a blog post about my experiences with this holiday as pertaining to some [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · LULAC · MALDEF · National Council of La Raza · Substance Abuse and Latinos

The Great American Mortgage Scam and the Latino Community, Part II

April 1st, 2009 · 17 Comments

This is the second part of a two part blog post detailing how the Latino leadership was involved in the foreclosure crisis. If you need to be refreshed, part one is here. We already know that Washington Mutual has been sold to Chase, and of course, that Fannie and Freddie both were seized by the [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Economics · Henry Cisneros · National Council of La Raza · Rosario Marin