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Blog Entries by Nickie Lewis

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Flashes the Race Card After his “Hispanics are Not Minorities” Remark

Chicago Mayoral candidate Rev. James Meeks is putting out a major fire he started Wednesday when, during a radio interview, he claimed that only blacks should be eligible for Chicago’s city contracts set aside for minorities. continue reading »

Adios, Larry. After 25 Years “Larry King Live” Leaves the Air

After 53 years in broadcasting and 25 years on "Larry King Live", Larry King is having his final show Thursday. At 77, King announced that he would "hang up his nightly suspenders" and after around 50,000 interviews throughout his broadcasting career and 6,000 show for CNN, that's precisely what he will do. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Secretary Napolitano Reacts to Border Agent’s Death

Secretary Napolitano, before her trip to Arizona on Friday, has released the following statement regarding the shooting death of Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry: continue reading »

“Don’t Tase Me, Bro!” Tasings by Chicago Police Increased in 2010

In 2009, the Chicago Police Department used their Tasers on people 197 times. In 2010 however, that number more than tripled to 683 according to the Independent Police Review Authority. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Border Patrol Agent Killed in Arizona

A Border Patrol agent was shot and killed around 11 PM, near Rio Rico, Arizona, while attempting to apprehend a group of armed subjects. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) named the deceased as Brian A. Terry, an ag continue reading »

Enter Illegally in Arizona, Get Deported Out of Texas - A Deterrent for Illegal Immigration?

Last week, buses filled with as many as 47 undocumented immigrant males aged 20-60 began transporting the men to the Texas-Mexico border once again. The program began in November of 2009, and shipped undocumented immigrants found in Arizona to Presidio, Texas continue reading »

Chipotle’s “Mass Firing” of Latino Employees - Bah Humbug!

After nearly 50 immigrant workers were fired from various Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota, a immigrant rights group is questioning the reasoning. Amidst rumors of an I-9 audit by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement continue reading »

Supreme Court Hearing Constitutionality of Arizona’s 2007 Immigration Law

In a surprise alliance, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has now joined civil rights groups in contesting the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration laws. Joining the National Immigration Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, continue reading »

Monterrey Nabs 2010 Mexican Apertura Title

In his team’s home in Monterrey, after their championship win, striker Humberto Suazo of Chile was all smiles as he ran the field draped in his home country’s flag. In the 29th and 86th minutes, Suazo scored two of the teams three goals against Santo with Argentinean Jose Maria Basante scoring the third in the 72nd. continue reading »

DREAM Act = Amnesty? Republicans Seem to Think So (VIDEO)

Senator Jeff Sessions of Mobile, Alabama, sounding eerily similar to Yosemite Sam, said he would not allow passage of the DREAM Act if he could help it. Senator Sessions forcefully reiterated that "[The Dream Act] continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Russia to Host 2018 FIFA World Cup and Qatar to Host 2022 World Cup

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has just announced the hosts for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup matches. The FIFA Executive Committee has chosen Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, and Qatar is to host the 2022 Cup. continue reading »

TAKE ACTION: Ask Congress to Pass the DREAM Act Now

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has created a petition and facebook page encouraging supporters to ask their government officials to pass the DREAM Act during this weeks lame duck session. continue reading »

Latin Grammys: Juan Luis Guerra and Pop Group Camila Each Win 3

New comers and old greats shared the stage Thursday at the Latin Grammy. No better example of the mix was Dominican merengue superstar Juan Luis Guerra and Mexican pop group Camila winning three awards each. continue reading »

Spanish-English, English-Spanish Crossovers: Operas and Telenovelas (VIDEO)

A curious cross-language phenomena is occurring throughout the U.S.: operas performed in Spanish and English sub-titles for Spanish telenovelas. All this pointing to the acculturation of many Hispanic elements by the general U.S. population and the growing interest in all things Hispanic. continue reading »

Woman Becomes Naturalized Citizen at 101

In 1909 President Taft was planting 2,000 cherry trees from Tokyo, Zapata’s agrarian revolt began, beginning Mexico’s independence from Spain, the NAACP was founded, concrete was just being poured for the Panama Canal, and Eulalia Garcia-Maturey was born continue reading »