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September 2010 Archives

Spanish Language Radio Ad Campaign Launched to Get Out the Vote

Spanish Language Radio Ad Campaign Launched to Get Out the Vote

This week the SEIU, Mi Familia Vota Civic Participation Campaign, and America’s Voice launched a $300,000 Spanish-language radio ad campaign in nine media markets around the country in an effort to get out the vote in Hispanic communities. continue reading »

“Permission Denied”: The Cuban Regime Is Afraid To Let Me Travel

“Permission Denied”: The Cuban Regime Is Afraid To Let Me Travel

Yoani Sanchez is a award winning Cuban Blogger It’s two in the afternoon at the Department of Immigration and Aliens (DIE) on 17th Street between J and K. Dozens of people are waiting for permission to leave the country, that authorization to travel that has been given the name “white card,” although it might better be called “the safe conduct,” “the freedom card,” or “the get out of prison order.” The walls are peeling and a notice to “be careful, danger of collapse” is posted next to a huge mansion in Vedado. Several women — who have forgotten how to smile and be pleasant — wear their military uniforms and warn the public that they must wait in an orderly fashion. Now and then they shout a name and the person called returns some minutes later with a jubilant face or a strained pout. continue reading »

The Curious Case of Latino Republicans

The Curious Case of Latino Republicans

In light of the GOP’s nasty attacks against Latino immigrants, how can any rational Latino vote Republican during the upcoming November 2nd elections? Worse yet, how can any Latino be a member of a political party whose national platform centers on blaming brown immigrants for most of the country’s social and economic ills? continue reading »

What makes Hispanics “Hispanic”?

What makes Hispanics “Hispanic”?

“Me, a name, I call myself,” is a lyric from The Sound of Music's “Do, Re, Mi”-but it is also a concept and a construct that individuals regularly deal with, both consciously and subconsciously. How does one describe themselves? For some, it's as easy as taking the dichotomic approach: female or male? Black or white? Gay or straight? And so on. But for most of us in the United States, it is not that easy to fall into one category or another. continue reading »

YOUR LABOR IS WORTH CELEBRATING

YOUR LABOR IS WORTH CELEBRATING

Americans across the nation will celebrate Labor Day with picnics and gatherings, barbeques and ball games. But it’s worth a moment to stop and consider what you’re really celebrating. continue reading »