By Rosy Cordero | 05/24/2013 - 10:46 | 0 Comments
As a young girl, I remember joining my mother on the bus during her journey to work quite often. She would tell me stories about the struggle of our family in Peru and how she, just seventeen when she arrived in America, was responsible to work hard and help those she left behind.
My mother entered the country as the nanny and housekeeper of a young couple from her...
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/16/2013 - 16:50 | 0 Comments
Being overweight in America is not easy. I know because, although I’m at a healthy weight now, I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. At my highest, I ballooned up to 230 pounds (at just 5’2”!) and wore size 18 clothes. Well, to be honest, I really should have been wearing size 20 pants but I refused to go up that high. Instead, that was the...
By Amaris Castillo | 05/10/2013 - 16:54 | 0 Comments
Latino immigrants are not as smart as white people. That’s the gist of a dissertation written by Jason Richwine, a senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation.
Ever since Dylan Matthews of...
By Pauline Campos | 04/19/2013 - 17:20 | 0 Comments
Growing up, my sisters and I called our grandfather Guelo and he referred to us as his little cabronas. It always made me smile. Though we were very close, when he died two years ago, I had to content myself with attending his wake in Detroit. Only a handful of relatives made the journey for his funeral and burial in Cerralvo, a small municipality...
By Dolores Prida | 02/24/2012 - 12:01 | 0 Comments
Why have birth control and women’s reproductive rights become such a controversial hot topic in the last few months? Didn’t women fight and win that battle decades ago?
Sure, it’s a presidential election year and the party not in power is trying to win back the White House by going under our skirts. But the efforts of the religious right to send women back...
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