Despite Name, The Cause Must Endure

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Over the last month or so, I’ve been following the development of a series of protests that is taking place throughout the U.S. known as SlutWalks, that began after a Toronto police officer made a comment how women could prevent being sexually assaulted if they, “Avoid dressing like sluts.” Since the movement’s inception, the SlutWalk […]

RIP, Carlos Guerra: South Texas’ Unsung Hero

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Last night, I received the sad news that former San Antonio Express-News columnist Carlos Guerra had passed away. When they say don’t judge a book by its cover, that is certainly true of Carlos Guerra. Before I got to know Carlos, I knew of him only through his column. I was introduced to Carlos through […]

Last Week in Latino History: LULAC formed in Corpus Christi

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Last week Feb 17, 1929, during the height of the nativist movement, three pioneering Latino civil rights organizations met at Obreros Hall in Corpus Christi, Texas and agreed to merge to form the League of United Latin American Citizens. The emergency of LULAC came at a particular history of South Texas when Hispanics were forced […]

Samuel Freeman: Mr. President, We Have Shed Enough Tears

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Mr. President, We Have Shed Enough Tears By Samuel Freeman On Wednesday, 10 February, Pfc. Adriana Alvarez of San Benito died of a gunshot wound in Baghdad, Iraq. The exact circumstances of her death remain unclear, so we do not know whether her death is combat related. Pfc. Alvarez enlisted in the military at age […]

Molina Soleil: Being Brown

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Molina Soleil is a hip emcee, poet, playwright and performance artist from Colorado. He uses his artistic abilities for activism and social justice education. As an educator and activist, he reflects on his complex upbringing and difficult life choices. He recently hit me up on a Def Jam Poetry type video he did, which he […]

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