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  • Why People Are Using The Term Latinx

    12/21/2016 8:15:20 AM PST · by dccomix · 41 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Tanisha Love Ramirez, Zeba Blay
    The word “Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) has been used more and more lately. And, yet, while many people are using the term and identifying as Latinx, there are still others who may look at the word with skepticism and confusion.
  • Meet Wendy Carrillo the 36 year old Salvadorian Activist Running for Congress

    12/11/2016 8:48:18 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 17 replies ^ | Dec 2016 | Yara Simón
    In a Medium post, the 36-year-old Democrat born in El Salvador explained why she felt compelled to run. “We are living in a moment of urgency,” she wrote. “A moment in which our country is demanding new vision, leadership, and courage. It is obvious with the results of our recent presidential election that the same establishment ‘politics as usual’ don’t work anymore.”... feeling “assaulted” by the nation’s decision to elect Donald Trump...The activist – who became a citizen at age 21 – rejects Trump’s stereotypical views of inner-cities, which he called hells on multiple occasions. Growing up in Boyle Heights,
  • WIKILEAKS: Bill Clinton Requested ‘Young Latina’ on Campaign Trail

    10/21/2016 6:43:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    Turns out Slick Willy got his request, but he had to share the stage with Hillary. Here is a photo of the whole Clinton family campaigning with America Ferrera and Eva Longoria in Nevada days after this email discussion occurred.
  • 24-Year-Old Latina Campaigns for Trump on South Texas Border: ‘He’s Right About Everything He Says’

    07/03/2016 9:07:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | July 3, 2016 | CNN Wire
    Miriam Cepeda is probably one of few — a 24-year-old Latina and a self-proclaimed “Trump girl” on the South Texas border — and she wants you to know it. She volunteers for Donald Trump’s campaign in an area where 90% of its population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, and she lives in Texas’ Hidalgo County. Proof that not all of Texas votes Republican, President Barack Obama won 70% of the vote there in 2012. This is also not far from where Trump wants to build his wall with Mexico....

    03/21/2016 7:48:40 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies ^ | 4/21/16 | Latina For Trump
    LATINA FOR TRUMP!!!! I LOVE YOU DONALD! I am a Mexican American woman from Texas just 4 hours from the border and I LOVE Donald Trump! He is the last hope for America. Don't believe the mainstream media. They lie! Many latinos and women ADORE Mr. Trump. If you are latino and think I am racist or a "sell-out" for loving Donald, its because you are a racist towards white people. Think about it, you are judging white people to be racist which is racist itself!
  • Meet the Woman Harry Reid Wants to Replace Him in the Senate

    03/28/2015 12:35:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 27, 2015 | Andrea Drusch
    Harry Reid's favored candidate to keep his Senate seat in the Democratic column is in many ways a stark contrast with himself: a Latina prosecutor who has only run one competitive political race in her career. Yet Democrats are abuzz about former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, who Reid essentially endorsed Friday. She won both of her campaigns for attorney general—including one in 2010 that she rendered basically uncompetitive—by more than 15 percentage points and has family lineage in state politics. Reid worked during his Senate career to promote change within his state party as its electorate grew more...
  • Police release video Texas judge stumbling through sobriety test after court drops DUI

    12/09/2014 7:32:11 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 27 replies, ^ | Dec-6-2014 | unknown
    Court of Appeals Judge Nora Longoria was allegedly begged for leniency during her DUI arrest in July. Last month, the District Attorney’s office said it lacked enough evidence to prosecute and another judge threw out the case. The DA said it never got the dashcam video, which showed Longoria stumble through her failed sobriety test. Could this be the evidence they never got? A month after a Texas court threw out a DUI case against a judge because it lacked strong evidence, police released dashcam video of her arrest that showed her stumble through a sobriety test.The new video, recorded...
  • Van de Putte’s ‘Another Wise Latina’ T-shirts getting rave reviews

    05/29/2014 6:15:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies ^ | July 27, 2009 | Elaine Ayala
    Texas Sen. Leticia Van de Putte has a great sense of humor. She also has great political timing. Just as the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor were wrapping up, about 180 little packages were in the mail. By the time Sotomayor answered the Senate Judiciary Committee’s last question, Latina leaders throughout the country were opening Van de Putte’s gift with gleeful laughter. Inside was a plain white tee with four words written in blue. They say, “Another Wise Latina Woman.” The cards that arrived with them were addressed: “Dear Wise Latina Woman: “As the first Latina Supreme Court of...
  • READER POINT OF VIEW: Kubacki says there's no room for hate at Statehouse

    05/10/2014 1:35:54 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Goshen News ^ | April 25, 2014 | REBECCA KUBACKI
    I would like to thank my family for giving me such support and strength through this most despicable (Indiana District 22 Representative) campaign. They have had to endure the barrage of spiteful and hateful letters to the editor. My family members wanted to respond. It was my mother who objected. She may have been a migrant worker, but she set very high standards for the Espinoza family. The Espinozas take the high road. I could not be more proud of how the Espinoza family has shown such dignity and grace.
  • Bay Area to get 1st Latina federal judge (has been active in La Raza and other Latino groups)

    11/19/2011 6:48:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies ^ | 11/16/11 | Bob Egelko
    Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, an Alameda County judge since 2008, was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday for the U.S. District Court in Oakland, where she will become the first Latina federal judge in the Bay Area. The Senate voted 89-6 to approve President Obama's nomination of Gonzalez Rogers to fill the vacancy created by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's retirement in February. There was no debate, and the opponents, all Republicans, did not say why they voted against the nominee, who had not drawn any opposition in her committee hearing. Gonzalez Rogers, 46, a Texas native and Princeton honors graduate,...
  • Obama’s Bevy of Latina Lovelies

    10/13/2011 7:19:46 AM PDT · by OddLane · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Taki Mag ^ | October 13, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Does Barack Obama have a thing for Latina chicks or what? First there was the famous salsa at Fiesta Latina at the White House with Mexican singer/actress Thalia. The usually cool Obama got so heated up you could almost see the steam rising as he danced his way back to his seat. The president cooled off instantly once he sat down, because that little spin around the room with a sexy diva didn’t exactly impress Michelle, who gave “Mr. Macho” her familiar cold, hard stare.
  • Minorities ride GOP wave to groundbreaking wins (Latina, Blacks lead a notable list of winners)

    11/03/2010 11:07:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | 11/03/2010 | Jesse Washington
    The Republican wave produced groundbreaking results for minority candidates, from Latina and Indian-American governors to a pair of black congressmen from the Deep South. In New Mexico, Susana Martinez was elected as the nation's first female Hispanic governor. Nikki Haley, whose parents were born in India, will be the first woman governor in South Carolina, and Brian Sandoval became Nevada's first Hispanic governor. Insurance company owner Tim Scott will be the first black Republican congressman from South Carolina since Reconstruction, after easily winning in his conservative district. Scott, a 45-year-old state representative, earned a primary victory over the son of...
  • Sotomayor poses in court for Latina magazine cover

    11/10/2009 3:22:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,243+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/09 | Jesse Washington - ap
    Sonia Sotomayor heeded White House advice to paint her fingernails a neutral shade during her Supreme Court confirmation process — up to a point. At a White House reception after her confirmation, Sotomayor showed her freshly painted red nails to President Barack Obama, along with her red-and-black semi-hoop earrings, according to an article in the new issue of Latina magazine to be released Nov. 17. Obama joked that Sotomayor had been briefed on proper nail color and earring size. "Mr. President, you have no idea what you've unleashed," Sotomayor replied, according to the article by her close friend Sandra Guzman,...
  • The So-So Sotomayor

    07/27/2009 4:01:58 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 5 replies · 602+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 20, 2009 | Richard Cohen
    A political ad that lucky New Yorkers get to see on television begins with "A million lawyers in America" and goes on to wonder about certain no-bid contracts in nearby New Jersey that will not concern us today. But every time the ad runs, I cannot help thinking about Sonia Sotomayor: A million lawyers in America, and Barack Obama chooses her for the Supreme Court.
  • Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Liar?

    07/13/2009 8:21:50 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 25 replies · 2,367+ views
    Soecial to FreeRepublic ^ | 13 July 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Here is what Judge Sotomayor said in her opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. She said, “my judicial philosophy... is simple: fidelity to the law. The task of a judge is not to make the law -- it is to apply the law.” On seven occasions, one by example in an opinion, she made clear an opposite opinion, that the outcome of a case decided by a judge of her style of decision-making, can and should be varied according to the “experience” of the judge. She wrote and published, “a wise Latina woman with the richness of her...
  • But What About A Wise Latina Man?

    07/12/2009 6:33:59 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies · 461+ views
    The Bitpig Rant ^ | Sunday, July 12, 2009 | Bitpig
    Some fun facts:• President's Obama's Secretary of Homeland Security has already fingered people who dislike the federal government and/or the President and military veterans as potential terrorists 1. I am a veteran, I dislike the federal government, and I oppose the president's policies. • The recent cyber-bullying bill passed by the House (HR 1966) makes it a crime to "[transmit] in interstate or foreign commerce any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated, and hostile behavior"; violators "shall be fined under this title or...
  • A Wise Latina Spender?

    06/07/2009 3:28:22 PM PDT · by Eddings · 20 replies · 1,005+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2009 | Jeffrey Folks
    As more information becomes available, we are able to form a clearer impression of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. She is an intelligent, well-educated individual with broad experience in both corporate and judicial law. According to the White House and to her own statements, she is a person whose "compelling life story" would make her a "better" or "wiser" justice than a white male. She is also a Federal Appeals Court judge with a 17-year history of rulings which, taken as a whole, place her on the left of judicial opinion spectrum in modern America. These matters have been thoroughly discussed and...

    06/05/2009 3:53:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 518+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 5, 2009 | Linda Chavez
    THE diversity crowd doesn't really believe in diversity. In fact, what it's really aiming for is conformity of opinion. This crowd expects that members of racial and ethnic groups will adhere to liberal orthodoxy, and woe to those who don't fall into line. If Judge Sonia Sotomayor were a conservative or the nominee of a Republican president, we'd be hearing that she wasn't an "authentic" Latina at all. I recall similar arguments used by my critics when I was the first Latina nominated to a US Cabinet back in 2001. You're only celebrated as the "first" by the diversity crowd...
  • Sotomayor: Wise Latina Would Not Have Picked Me

    06/05/2009 11:44:59 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies · 635+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 6/5/2009 | Scott Ott
    (2009-06-05) — Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor said today that “if President Obama were a wise Latina woman, with the richness of her experiences, he would have picked a less controversial court nominee.” Judge Sotomayor said she doesn’t blame the president for his unwise choice, “after all, as a black male, he can’t be expected to demonstrate much more wisdom than he has so far. He’s certainly sharper than a white male, but the fact remains that he’s male, and has no discernible Latino heritage.” Although the president and his spokesman have both indicated that the judge misspoke on an...
  • Sotomayor Used ‘Wise Latina’ Line More than Once

    06/05/2009 8:07:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 724+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | 6/5/09 | Deb Weiss
    Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s controversial remark about wise Latina judges has appeared in more than one speech. Sotomayor frequently remarked on her ethnicity and gender in 84 speeches released by the White House yesterday, according to reports in the New York Times and the Washington Post. The speeches by Sotomayor, who is of Puerto Rican descent, show the Supreme Court nominee “is driven by a powerful ethnic pride and a belief that she has an obligation to lift up fellow people of color,” the Post says. Earlier reports of the controversial remark identified a 2001 law speech at the University of...
  • Sotormayor Likes Her "Poor" Choice of Words

    06/03/2009 6:10:00 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 19 replies · 471+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/03/09 | Michael Goldfarb
    Greg Sargent reports she made an almost identical remark in 1994: “Justice O’Connor has often been cited as saying that “a wise old man and a wise old woman reach the same conclusion in dueling cases. I am not so sure Justice O’Connor is the author of that line since Professor Resnik attributes the line to Supreme Court Justice Coyle. I am not so sure that I agree with the statement. First, if Prof. Martha Minnow is correct, there can never be a universal definition of ‘wise.’ Second, I would hope that a wise woman with the richness of her...
  • Sotomayor Made Same “Wise Woman” Speech In 1990s — And No One Objected

    06/03/2009 1:34:49 PM PDT · by MaestroLC · 20 replies · 856+ views
    The Plum Line ^ | June 3, 2009 | Greg Sargent
    I’ve just obtained a speech that Sonia Sotomayor gave in 1994, in which she made a comment virtually identical to the “wise Latina” one from 2001 that has generated so much controversy. And though the 1994 speech was disclosed to Republican Senators as part of her confirmation for Court of Appeals in 1998, there’s no sign that anyone objected to it in any way. The revelation raises fresh questions as to why the 2001 comments generated the controversy they did, and suggests that the comments are not as controversial as her critics claim. A copy of the 1994 speech was...
  • Racial Bigot Sonia Sotomayor: ‘A Latina Judge’s Voice’

    06/03/2009 1:33:35 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 24 replies · 881+ views
    Sonia Sotomayor: ‘A Latina Judge’s Voice’/b> Judge Sonia Sotomayor's 2001 address to the 'Raising the Bar' symposium at the UC Berkeley School of Law Note: Federal Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by President Obama on May 26, 2009, to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, delivered this talk on Oct. 26, 2001, as the Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial Lecture. She spoke at a UC Berkeley School of Law symposium titled "Raising the Bar: Latino and Latina Presence in the Judiciary and the Struggle for Representation." The symposium was co-hosted by the La Raza Law Journal, the Berkeley...
  • The Context Of Sotomayor’s “Wise Latina” Statement…Still Looks Like Crap

    06/01/2009 10:10:27 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 281+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-01-09 | Curt
    Jim Manzi on the argument from the left that Sotomayor's "wise Latina" comment is being taken out of context: I’m not so sure it looks better in context. ~~~ ...Sotomayor makes the indisputable point that decisions made by judges are at least partially impacted by their biological characteristics and life experiences. Human judgment clearly plays a role in such decisions; hence the need for human judges, as opposed to “law interpreting algorithms” in the first place. A key point, of course, is that in the passage under consideration, she goes beyond this and asserts not just that her decisions would...
  • Letter: The 'wise Latina' (Judge Sotomayor)

    05/30/2009 8:23:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1,398+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 29, 2009 | Greg Rampton
    Imagine Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor sitting in a jury pool for a gender and racial discrimination case involving a minority woman who is suing her employer. During jury selection, plaintiff and defense attorneys closely question each prospective juror concerning their background and views on racial and gender issues. In response to an attorney's question as to whether she can reach a fair and unbiased decision based only on the facts, Sotomayor responds: "I would hope that a wise Latina, such as I, with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a...
  • Democrats differ on 'wise Latina' defenses

    05/31/2009 4:57:36 PM PDT · by kennedy · 21 replies · 1,103+ views ^ | June 1, 2009 | KENNETH P. VOGEL & JOSH GERSTEIN
    As Republicans continue to hammer Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor for a 2001 assertion that’s become known as the “wise Latina” remark, her backers are struggling to come up with a single coherent line of defense. In the past few days, supporters confronted with the remark have offered a range of divergent tactics and tones, offering explanations that span from apologetic to defiant to suggesting Sotomayor may have been joking. President Obama himself addressed the bubbling controversy, which is emerging as among the leading GOP lines of attack against Sotomayor, asserting on Friday Sotomayor “would have restated” the comment if...
  • Sotomayor's minority cred

    05/29/2009 4:46:17 PM PDT · by crunchcrunch · 2 replies · 287+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2009 | J.C. Arenas
    Sotomayor can keep playing the poor, underprivileged Boricua, but let's be real, she's spent her childhood in private school environments, early adulthood amongst the Ivy League elite, and most of her adulthood as a corporate attorney and judge living in Greenwich Village, where the average household income tops that of the entire NY metro area and 98% of the residents are White. I guess that's what she means by her rich experience.
  • Sotomayer finds favor in coverage

    05/29/2009 6:45:19 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 16 replies · 522+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/29/09 | Jennifer Harper
    She was incredible, amazing and remarkable three of the many adjectives used in news coverage to describe the Supreme Court nominee.
  • Hialeah teacher charged with having sex with student, 15

    05/27/2009 4:52:13 AM PDT · by King of Florida · 50 replies · 2,371+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 27, 2009 | Carol Marbin Miller and Jennifer Lebovich
    When police wanted to question a teacher accused of having an affair with an eighth-grader at a private religious school, she was out of town -- vacationing at Disney World with the student. Upon her return Saturday, 32-year-old Maria Guzman Hernandez, a sixth-grade teacher at Hialeah's Our Lady of Charity, admitted to Hialeah police she'd had sex with the 15-year-old. Hernandez was charged with sexual battery on a child over whom she had custodial authority, a charge similar to statutory rape. The boy's mother, who acknowledged to both police and Department of Children & Families investigators that she approved of...
  • Hispanic Women's Magazine Honors Latina Servicemembers

    09/07/2007 3:51:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 346+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2007 – Six military women of Hispanic descent were honored for their service to the nation at Latina Style Magazine’s 4th annual awards luncheon held here Sept. 6. Army Sgt. Maj. Venus Carpenter is one of six Hispanic military women who were honored at Latina Style Magazine’s annual awards luncheon held here Sept. 6. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Defense Department co-hosted the event, titled “Latinas in the Global Fight on Terror.” The luncheon traditionally heralds other Hispanic-American Heritage Month activities, held Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Award recipients...
  • G.O.P. Risking Hispanic Votes on Immigration

    03/29/2006 9:01:48 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 65 replies · 1,180+ views
    The New York Times ^ | TODAY | Kirkpatrick
    The immigration and security debate, which has sparked huge demonstrations in recent days by Hispanic residents of cities around the country, comes at a crucial moment for both parties. Over the last three national elections, persistent appeals by Mr. Bush and other Republican leaders have helped double their party's share of the Hispanic vote, to more than 40 percent in 2004 from about 20 percent in 1996. As a result, Democrats can no longer rely on the country's 42 million Hispanic residents as a natural part of their base. In a lunch meeting of Senate Republicans this week, Senator Mel...
  • Some S. Florida Latinas converting to Islam for emphasis on family, women's roles

    01/03/2006 11:20:17 AM PST · by brytlea · 36 replies · 1,083+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 3 2006 | Tal Abbady
    Scholars say Matos is part of a growing number of Latin women converting to Islam for its emphasis on family, piety and clearly defined women's roles, values converts say were once integral to Hispanic culture but have waned after years of assimilation. The women are among 40,000 Hispanic converts to Islam in the United States, according to the Islamic Society of North America.
  • The New Underground Railroad,Thousands of women come to New York each year for late-term abortions.

    12/09/2005 11:30:52 AM PST · by Coleus · 59 replies · 2,707+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | 12.12.05 | Debbie Nathan
    The New Underground Railroad Thousands of women come to New York each year for late-term abortions. A hundred New Yorkers take them in. Haven Coalition volunteer Suzanne in the space where she hosts women who travel to New York for abortions. (Photo credit: Donna Ferrato) It’s 8 p.m. on a Friday, and Adeena is lying on a bed in my apartment, squirming in pain, her pants unzipped to reveal a disturbingly large belly. We’re watching a DVD she chose from the corner Blockbuster: Coach Carter, starring Samuel Jackson and Ashanti. Jackson has just taken a job at a ghetto...
  • Latino women finding a place in Islam (Oh Really?)

    10/02/2005 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 8 replies · 881+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Sept. 30, 2005 | Carmen Sesin
    UNION CITY, N.J. — On a hot summer day, Stefani Perada took a break from her job in West New York, N.J., and stepped outside in her long jilbab, the flowing clothes clothes worn by many Muslim women. Meanwhile, other Latinas in the mostly Hispanic neighborhood were taking advantage of the warm day, walking around in shorts and midriff-exposing halter tops. Perada, 19, who converted to Islam just over a year ago, is still trying to become acclimated to certain customs, such as the jilbab and the hijab, which covers her head and hair.
  • Blanco says feds pledged buses

    09/18/2005 9:51:18 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 137 replies · 4,701+ views ^ | 09/18/05 | MICHELLE MILLHOLLON
    Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Katrina raged ashore, Gov. Kathleen Blanco still wants one question answered. Where were the buses? Hours after the hurricane hit Aug. 29, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a plan to send 500 commercial buses into New Orleans to rescue thousands of people left stranded on highways, overpasses and in shelters, hospitals and homes. On the day of the storm, or perhaps the day after, FEMA turned down the state's suggestion to use school buses because they are not air conditioned, Blanco said Friday in an interview. Even after levees broke and residents were crowding...
  • Latinas Embrace Islam

    03/30/2005 12:08:19 PM PST · by DogBarkTree · 62 replies · 1,788+ views
    Tampa Bay Tribune ^ | 3/30/05 | CLOE CABRERA
    TAMPA - As a child, Amy Perez attended different Christian churches, praying at Catholic Masses and singing at Baptist revivals. But she never felt satisfied with the answers those faiths provided to her questions. At 12, Perez left Webb Middle School for the Universal Academy of Florida, a Muslim school in Tampa, because she did not like the cliques and social scene at Webb. And she wanted to learn more about Islam.
  • Pregnancy 'Hot Spot'

    03/20/2005 11:30:51 PM PST · by freebilly · 31 replies · 1,155+ views
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | March 20, 2005 | MARTIN ESPINOZA
    Birth rate among Roseland teens, especially Latinas, alarms officials Teen pregnancy has become such a serious concern in southwest Santa Rosa that medical providers plan to ask the school board to let them prescribe contraceptives at the health center on the Elsie Allen High School campus. "It's so prevalent that it's having a serious impact on our community," said Enrique Gonzalez-Mendez, medical director of the Elsie Allen Health Center, which sees five teenage pregnancies a month. "It's a tragedy to see the potential of so many of our young men and women hindered by pregnancies." Roseland, which health officials have...
  • Making tamales is family tradition

    12/05/2004 4:28:37 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 133 replies · 7,221+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | Sunday, December 05, 2004 | By Suzannah Gonzales
    One family's tamalada marks its 32nd year. By Suzannah Gonzales AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Sunday, December 05, 2004 The aproned women crowded around a square table in the kitchen of the Balcones home Friday night, their hands busy and eyes focused on the work in front of them. Piles of masa-covered ojas (corn husks), bowls of masa (corn dough) and containers of pork roast obscured the tabletop. With paint scrapers, some of the dozen or so women spread a thin layer of masa on the shucks. Others put a few spoonfuls of meat in a thin column on each masa-covered oja, rolled...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Laredoan Writing About Latina Politicians

    01/12/2004 10:49:38 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 283+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 01-12-03 | Cortez, Tricia
    Laredoan writing about Latina politicians By Tricia Cortez Times staff writer St. Mary’s University professor Sonia Garcia, a Laredo native, is leading a groundbreaking project to write the first book that will document the lives and contributions of the first Mexican-American female political office holders in Texas. After toying with the idea for five years, Garcia and four other Latina Ph.D’s in political science have teamed up to write “Politicas: Latina Trailblazers in the Texas Political Arena.” These five professors are the only Latinas with doctorate degrees in political science in Texas. Their book will be published by University of...
  • Mom charged after abandoning child

    12/19/2003 9:38:13 PM PST · by Holly_P · 15 replies · 358+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/19/03 | John Shiffman
    CAMDEN - After a trip by ambulance to the emergency room Wednesday night, a Somerdale mother left the hospital carrying a prescription to treat her son's high fever and earache. She never filled it, authorities said. Instead, Sandra A. Roman, 29, took her 4-year-old son to Camden and bought crack cocaine, authorities said today. After getting high, she left her son with a stranger at a Camden bus-rail station, officials said. The preschooler was discovered by a passerby, still in his stroller inside the station, about 6:15 a.m. yesterday, roughly six hours after his mother had left him, officials said....
  • Unconventional Wisdom | A Success Story Fit to Print

    05/21/2003 7:39:03 AM PDT · by PARodrig · 6 replies · 215+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer/ ^ | May 19, 2003 | Tanya Barrientos
    Much has been written about Jayson Blair, the young, talented, African-American journalist who brought shame to the New York Times by fabricating facts and stealing the work of others. But I've seen hardly anything written about Macarena Hernandez, the young, talented, Latina journalist who first brought suspicion of Blair's plagiarism to light. I know her well. I am her mentor. In 1997, the summer before she and Blair were summer interns in a program for minority journalists at the New York Times, she worked as an intern at this newspaper, with me as her guide. Her story needs to be...
  • Getting in the Ring With Boxer? [ROSARIO MARIN!!!]

    04/07/2003 7:09:37 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 38 replies · 509+ views ^ | April 6, 2003 | Brian Faler
    Getting in the Ring With Boxer? Political insiders have been speculating for weeks that U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin might challenge Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in next year's election. Marin has yet to confirm or deny such talk, but she also doesn't seem to mind it. Marin, the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Bush administration, invited reporters last week to a luncheon, where she discussed California's budget woes and her prescriptions for its ailing economy. But she peppered her talk, which reads very much like a campaign speech, with stories of her life -- her childhood, career and family -- and...
  • Bush nominates Palo Alto Latina for appeals court bench (9th)

    02/13/2003 7:02:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 371+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/13/03 | Howard Mintz
    <p>In a move that could bolster Latino representation on the nation's largest federal appeals court, President George W. Bush today nominated a Latina state appeals court justice to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.</p> <p>Consuelo Maria Callahan, who currently serves on the Sacramento-based Third District Court of Appeal, would become the second Latino judge on the 28-member 9th Circuit if she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Bush nominated Callahan to fill one of four vacancies on the San Francisco-based appeals court, which interprets law for California and eight other western states.</p>