Pitbull Cancels Phoenix, AZ Stop of 'Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval' Tour
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2010 - 10:26

Pitbull announced yesterday via his Twitter and his website, www.PlanetPit.com, that he was canceling  the May 31 date of his "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour in Phoenix, AZ to protest the recent passing of the state's polarizing SB1070 legislation.

"I am canceling my concert in Phoenix on May 31. How is the country we enjoy and love bcuz of its human rights, freedom, opportunity and that has been built by immigrants, now start 2 deny them?" he asked. "It is contradicting 2 everything the USA stands 4."


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On the Ground in Arizona
By Marlene Montanez | 05/13/2010 - 17:00

I often forget that I'm brown.

"How can this be?" you're probably asking.

It's pretty simple: I've lived in Scottsdale, Arizona, most of my life and have a mix of Hispanic and non-Hispanic friends. I don't feel different from them—which is how it should be when you have a great group of friends. I don't really listen to Spanish music, and although I love a good plate of arroz con gandules, I'm not one to have a Puerto Rican flag in my rear view mirror. But when Governor Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 on April 23, 2010, everything seemed to shift.


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Music for the People: Artists Sing for Equality
By Grace Bastidas | 05/13/2010 - 13:30

Ricky Martin, Shakira and Gloria Estefan are just a few of the musicians that have spoken out against the anti-immigration laws in Arizona. And a few artists are taking the discourse further.


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Watch: New 'Machete' Trailer Drops with a Special Cinco de Mayo Message for Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2010 - 16:15

Every now and then a movie comes along that is perfect for it's time, and right now, that movie is Robert Rodriguez's b-movie kitchfest, Machete. Rodriguez released the official trailer for Machete today, with a special introductory message from the film's star, Danny Trejo in which he declares, "This is Machete, with a special cinco de mayo message to Arizona!"


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Watch: Shakira Advocates for Immigrants in Arizona
By Mariela Rosario | 05/04/2010 - 10:08

Shakira has been on a whirl-wind media tour recently, speaking out against the passage of the new immigration laws in Arizona, SB 1070. Although some saw her involvement as an affront since she is not a United States citizen, we think it makes sense that Shaki stepped up to the plate; she herself admitted while speaking to the mayor of Phoenix, "I have no papers here."


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Crazy Stuff Racists Say, Volume One
By Mariela Rosario | 04/30/2010 - 17:00

Have you noticed that ever since Arizona passed its new immigration laws, racists across this great nation of ours have felt emboldened to let everyone know how they really feel about us Latinos? OK, we know this is a matter of opinion, but watch the videos below and you decide.


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Celebs React to the Signing of SB 1070
By Mariela Rosario | 04/28/2010 - 11:30

Everyone from President Obama to Calle 13 is lambasting the insane new immigration bill recently signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.


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AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Racist Immigration Bill into Law
By Mariela Rosario | 04/26/2010 - 16:00

The immigration debate has always caused a rift among citizens of Arizona —a state that has one of the highest Latino populations in the country. Though Hispanics own businesses, hold public office and help support the local economy, the perception that immigrants do nothing but drain community resources, take away jobs and increase violence persists for some in the southwestern state.


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Watch: John McCain Says, "Immigrants are Crashing Cars on Purpose"
By Mariela Rosario | 04/20/2010 - 16:30

Since when is John McCain a hard line conservative Republican? Though he was once known as a "maverick" it looks like these days, McCain is drinking the right-wing Kool-aid (or maybe it's just too much tea time with Sarah Palin)? Either way, McCain took to Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor to address the incredibly stringent new immigration laws that were recently passed in Arizona.


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