By Angie Romero | 08/10/2010 - 11:30 | 0 Comments
Technically, iconic activist Dolores Huerta’s 80th birthday was in April, but she is celebrating in style this Friday, August 13, at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles with an epic concert featuring some of her closest friends. Titled Weaving Moments Together, the benefit concert will unify the progressive social movements Ms. Huerta...
By Verky Arcos | 08/09/2010 - 16:27 | 2 Comments
Although there is much public controversy on Michelle Obama's choice to vacation in Southern Spain with her nine-year-old daughter, Sasha, and friends, we must admit it is a fabulous destination. Here are a few...
By Elayne Fluker | 08/09/2010 - 07:00 | 0 Comments
Mexico's Supreme Court upheld a law that went into effect in March legalizing gay marriage in Mexico City. The law, which also allows same-sex couples to adopt, was found constitutional in an 8-to-2 vote. The ruling came just a day after a California...
By Janel Martinez | 08/06/2010 - 10:45 | 1 Comment
A year ago this Sunday, August 8th, our nation witnessed a historical moment as the first Latina Supreme Court Justice was sworn into office. Only the third woman to sit on the Supreme Court bench—the first being Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, followed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Judge Sonia Sotomayor made her mark from the start by planting her stamp on history. And it's...
By Nicola Paracchini | 08/06/2010 - 09:00 | 2 Comments
Latinos Jorge Muñoz and Roberta Diaz Brinton are among 13 people who were awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal yesterday for their outstanding work. In a ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama recognized them as citizens who have been of exemplary service to the country.
Munoz, 46, is a Colombian immigrant who works as a school...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/06/2010 - 07:00 | 0 Comments
Republicans have renewed the call to revise the 14th amendment of the constitution, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States. Though ratified 140 years ago and listed as one of the...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/05/2010 - 13:40 | 1 Comment
Yesterday, a Federal judge overturned the controversial Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage that defined marriage solely as a partnership between a man and woman. The ban was passed in California back in 2008. In ruling that the ban violated the civil rights of gay and lesbian couples, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker wrote, "Proposition 8 both...
By Mariela Rosario | 08/04/2010 - 08:00 | 16 Comments
Although many of the most offensive sections of the proposed new SB 1070 legislation were blocked from going into effect last Thursday, July 29th, some local Arizona authorities are taking the law into their own hands. We spoke to...
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