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Blog Entries by Kimberly Kipp

i’m Debbie, i love cats and i just want a soulmate!  Hysterical eHarmony Video

OK, it may not be Latino related in any way...BUT it has us rolling on the floor here! continue reading »

“The Girl Who Could,” Written by Author and DREAMer Gaby Pacheco

“This is the story of a girl who always knew that whatever she set her mind to do, she could.” That’s how Gaby Pacheco begins telling the story in “The Girl Who Could,” the second children’s book that this young undocumented woman has written. She has become the face of the national movement advocating for the DREAM Act and, just like the girl in the book, she has (and continues to) overcome obstacles to achieve her goals. continue reading »

Miley Cyrus in Bogota Colombia (VIDEO)

On Thursday Miley Cyrus made a brief stop in Colombia for a concert. Miley found the time to visit a school and make the day for many of her young fans. continue reading »

U.S. would buy EOBRs for Mexican trucks

According to the agreement announced last week between President Barack Obama and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon, any Mexican-based truck operating continue reading »

Fellowship Program for Science and Engineering Students - Hispanic Students Only

ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest companies and America’s leading oil & gas corporation, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create one of the most distinguished fellowships in STEM fields continue reading »

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez Denounces Civil Rights Violations in Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to call national attention to the developing civil rights crisis in Puerto Rico. In recent months, continue reading »

NFL Players Association Creates New Ad Campaign To Spread Awareness of Potential Lockout

Here we are, The Super Bowl, the biggest event in sports, and an NFL Lockout looms very large. As the NFL celebrates its most successful season ever, NFL owners are preparing to lock out continue reading »

Poll: Rahm Leading with 44% Closing in on February 22 Chicago Mayoral Election (VIDEO)

In a new Tribune/WGN Poll, Rahm Emanuel leads the pack with 44% support. In order to avoid a run-off election after February 22, Rahm's goal is to garner the 50% plus one vote to declare an outright win. continue reading »

La Sombra Luchador   Lucha Libre Biography

In early 2010 La Sombra began a storyline feud with El Felino. The feud began on February 2, 2010 with a singles match between El Felino and La Sombra, after each wrestler won a fall a Puma King, El Felino's nephew, showed continue reading »

The 2010 Congressional Reapportionment and Latinos

With these reapportionment changes, Latinos likely will play a larger role in national politics in the coming decade. Two states that gained seats, Florida and Nevada, have been key swing battlegrounds in recent presidential elections (having voted for the Republican nominee in 2004 and the Democrat in 2008). In both states, Latinos are a growing share of eligible voters. continue reading »

Hispanically Speaking News Statement on Defeat of the DREAM Act

After a heated debate on the Senate floor, the Senate today defeated passage of the DREAM Act. The vote today came 3 votes short of passage, with three Republicans supporting the measure. continue reading »

The US Version of “La llorona” Future House Speaker John Boehner via Jimmy Fallon

Future House Speaker John Boehner is quickly becoming as legendary as Mexico La LLoronz sung by Chavela Vargas continue reading »

Reid to Forge Ahead with Dream Act Vote- Show your Support Now!

Harry Reid’s Spokesman. Jim Manley has said that the Senate Majority leader plans to forge ahead with a vote on the DREAM Act this session. "We intend to have a vote," Manley said. "We're still trying to figure out when." continue reading »

JUST IN: DREAM Act Set For November 29th Vote

Speaking to several hundred Hispanic leaders at the Latino Leaders Network luncheon today, Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez announced that Speaker Pelosi has tentatively set November 29th for a vote on the Dream Act continue reading »

With GOP Victories, Harsh Immigration Copycat Laws Likely Across the Country

The abundance of Republican victories in the 2010 elections draw a bleak landscape for undocumented immigrants. The ascent of hard-line GOP governors (not to mention members of state legislatures) – many of whom highlighted opposition to illegal immigration in their campaigns – means that pens will be at the ready to sign bills like Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »