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ABC News and Univision Launch Joint News Venture English-language network set to launch in 2013

acculturatedlatina:

Word? ABC News and Univision are partnering together to launch a new network – each with a 50% stake – aimed solely at Hispanic Americans. They expect to go live in early 2013. Can’t wait to hear more as it unfolds. 

Dulce Matuz, a DREAMer and undocumented student, makes Time Magazine's 2012 100 most influential people

ohmija:

An undocumented Latina confronted with legal barriers to pursuing her engineering dream, she chose to fight for the right to contribute to the country she has called home since she was young.

As president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, Dulce promotes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who, like her, were brought to the U.S. before they were 16, attend college or serve in the military and are of good moral character.

Dulce takes on powerful opponents with grace and conviction, saying, “We are Americans, and Americans don’t give up.”

Read more at Time.com.

CA Republicans Sue Hispanic Dem Candidate For Being Too Inspirational

sarahlee310:

A law firm with ties to the California GOP is deeply bothered to see Mexican-American Jose Hernandez’s name on the ballot for U.S. Congress (that is not the joke yet, but we could probably just stop there, ha ha) because he has listed himself as “astronaut” on the line for his occupation. Hernandez, the son of migrant Mexican laborers, is a recently retired astronaut, a fact the law firm pointed out in a lawsuit filed last week. This means that Hernandez is CHEATING, by describing himself according to his career accomplishments over the span of more than say, the last week. May the Republicans suggest a more rule-abiding generalized occupational description such as “Brown person” instead?

Seriously?

What a fun trend this could be, minorities having to go to court for permission to publicly associate with their life’s work! There’s some job creation for you: Hernandez says on his Facebook page that it will cost $20,000 to hire lawyers to defeat the lawsuit.

His website.

erespielmorena:

travelingcolors:

So very true.

#things my momma taught me

erespielmorena:

travelingcolors:

So very true.

#things my momma taught me

A CLASS SURVEY!! HELP PLEASE!!

mripsa29:

Hola! 

So for one of my sociology methods class I had to make a test survey and I only need 30-40 responses. Its just basic on how media influences Hispanic women identity. Please take some time to do this its only 10 questions and its for a grade, so help me out a little. 

Help a woman out!

carlosvelamelapela:

socialistexan:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

thinkmexican:

Trans Activist Agnes Torres Murdered in Puebla
Trans activist and respected counselor Agnes Torres Hernández was found dead this past Saturday near the town of Atlixco, Puebla. Reports indicate she was tortured before being killed.
Friends and supporters gathered to mourn and pay tribute to Agnes this evening in Puebla, the state’s capital city. Earlier today, the hashtag #AgnesTorres was a trending topic on Twitter, with thousands posting messages of support for Agnes, her family, and the LGBT community.
Former colleagues of Agnes Torres are demanding a thorough investigation and calling for a special department within Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission dedicated to cases of hate crimes against lesbians, gays, and transsexuals.
¡Justicia Para Agnes Torres!

Tragedy

she was tortured before being killed.
Welp. Never leaving the apartment again. I hate the world. I hate this fucking world. I can’t. I’m about to fucking cry. This is makes me so angry and sad at the same time.
¡Justicia Para Agnes Torres!

Wah, rest in peace, beautiful.

carlosvelamelapela:

socialistexan:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

thinkmexican:

Trans Activist Agnes Torres Murdered in Puebla

Trans activist and respected counselor Agnes Torres Hernández was found dead this past Saturday near the town of Atlixco, Puebla. Reports indicate she was tortured before being killed.

Friends and supporters gathered to mourn and pay tribute to Agnes this evening in Puebla, the state’s capital city. Earlier today, the hashtag #AgnesTorres was a trending topic on Twitter, with thousands posting messages of support for Agnes, her family, and the LGBT community.

Former colleagues of Agnes Torres are demanding a thorough investigation and calling for a special department within Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission dedicated to cases of hate crimes against lesbians, gays, and transsexuals.

¡Justicia Para Agnes Torres!

Tragedy

she was tortured before being killed.

Welp. Never leaving the apartment again. I hate the world. I hate this fucking world. I can’t. I’m about to fucking cry. This is makes me so angry and sad at the same time.

¡Justicia Para Agnes Torres!

Wah, rest in peace, beautiful.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

New York City: Demonstration against the Tucson, Ariz., School District ban on books about Chicano and Mexican American history, at the New York Public Library, March 10, 2012.

Photos by redguard

On January 10, 2012 the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona voted to suspend its Mexican American Studies Program after a judge ruled that it violated a new state law and could lose millions in aid for a particular school district. This is another racist message from Arizona’s elite to people of color and especially Latinos of Mexican descent. That message is: get back, get down, your lives are worth nothing to this system. 

According to news sources, 60% of the 53,000 students in that school district are Latino/a. Arizona is ground zero for vile anti-immigrant legislation. Reminiscent of book burnings in Nazi Germany, after the ruling, school officials began to gather up any books that dealt with Chicano or Mexican American history. Sometimes those books were gathered up right in front of the students who had come to class to study their history. 

The books in question include “500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures,” edited by Elizabeth Martinez; “Message to AZTLAN,” by Rodolfo Corky Gonzales; “Occupied America: A History of Chicanos,” by Rodolfo Acuña; “Pedagogy of the Oppressed,” by Paulo Freire and “Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years,” edited by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson, as well as a reading by Shakespeare. 

Repression breeds Resistance. A group of writers, journalists, activists and many in the literary field have heroically launched Librotraficante in Houston Texas and elsewhere. The idea of organizing a caravan to Arizona and gathering funds to take the banned books in the caravan has caught on fire like a scorched tree in a desert heat storm. It has excited Chicanos/Mexicanos, academics, students and progressive people everywhere in defiance of racism in Arizona. 

In New York City, activists will gather at the New York Public Library to participate in a press conference and picket to show solidarity with Librotraficante and the people of Arizona. We will be asking for donations to send copies of the banned books on the caravan to Arizona. 

For more info on Librotraficante visit http://www.librotraficante.com/

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