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The Latest Corporate Sponsorship Criticism in the Latino Political Sphere

June 1st, 2012 · 7 Comments

The corporate sponsorship of Latino civic organizations has been covered before on this site. Specifically, beer company sponsorships are popular with the traditional Latino organizations. A few years back, I even wrote about how the beer companies are so invested in cultural holidays such as Cinco de Mayo. Well, this time the United Farm Workers [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Labor Relations · Substance Abuse and Latinos

A Reminder this 5 de Mayo

May 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

A few years ago I wrote this post, which I still think is pretty relevant today. But I did want to share this article with about what the gente in San Francisco are doing to commemorate 5 de Mayo this week: “Move over, margaritas: Healthy family fun is the focus at this Saturday’s seventh annual [...]

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Tags: Latino History · Substance Abuse and Latinos

Yes on Prop 19: a “Yes” Vote is clear, particularly for groups being marginalized by current policy

October 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments

By Dr. David Bearman Barack Obama is trying my patience. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe he inherited a mess from George Bush and is doing the best he can to turn the ship of state around.  However allowing his Attorney General Eric Holder to come out against California’s Prop 19 is not only [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Crime · drug war · Economics · Government Accountability · Latino History · LULAC · Mexico · Prison · racism · Substance Abuse and Latinos

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

Seneca’s thoughts on the upcoming PBS “A Class Apart”

February 14th, 2009 · 21 Comments

PBS’ American Experience series will broadcast on February 23 a compelling, yet largely unknown segment of Latino history. This one hour show will focus on the landmark case, Hernandez vs Texas decided by the US Supreme Court. The high court’s ruling on May 3, 1954 included a new trial for the Mexican-American defendant. This trial [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Crime · Henry B. Gonzalez · Latino History · Seneca · Substance Abuse and Latinos · Supreme Court

Congressman Joe Baca’s son in the news again — this time Jeremy Baca is the target of negative mail pieces!

November 2nd, 2008 · 13 Comments

Let this be a lesson to all aspiring Latino politicians, especially the younger ones. Please, please, please don’t drink and drive! If you are going to drink, use a designated driver or set aside some cash for a cab. Political opponents will dig through everything to discredit you, and most all of us don’t have [...]

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Tags: Congressman Joe Baca · Substance Abuse and Latinos

Corona Beer… Our pride?

June 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments

There’s a new slate of ads for Corona Beer targetting Latinos all over the U.S. The tagline is “Nuestro Orgullo. Nuestra Cerveza.” Alcohol advertisers have notoriously targetted minority populations to push their product. In fact, minority children are bombarded with messages from the alcohol industry at a very young age. When you drive through Latino [...]

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Tags: National Council of La Raza · Substance Abuse and Latinos