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The War on Immigrants
Racist policies in the Trump era - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Death of an Activist in Venezuela
In memory Of Orlando Figueroa - by Jimmy Centeno

Why Are Our We Being Targeted for Loss? Part I
Poor choices, proposed budget cuts threaten to put a lot of future adults out on the street to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy - by Frankie Firme, Contributing Editor

Video: From Tijuana to East L.A. to Academia
Life lessons from a scholar at TEDxCPP - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

President Trump: The Hustler 2.0
Trump -- as President of the United States -- has continued to hustle the American public - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

My Memories of the 1992 L.A. Riots
A soldier's view of the time: On the front line, on the street, from start to finish - by Frankie Firme, Contributing Editor

Betos' Aviso Doce
Spiritual Traveled Dead-Ends - by Roberto Tijerina-Cantu

Conference on Alfonso Reyes at Cal State LA, April 14-15
Two-day event to celebrate '2017: Year of Mexico in Los Angeles' - by LatinoLA Contributor

Eternal Flame
Betos' Aviso Once - by Roberto Tijerina (Beto-Man from KUCR)

Trump's Alternative Reality on Immigration: A Step Back
Trump's view of immigrants is no different from the stark vision he has of America - by Domenico Maceri

The Immigrant Well Being Research Project
A study being conducted by graduate students at Pepperdine University to better understand the well being of immigrants and thei - by LatinoLA Contributor

Rosie's Mission: All You Need is Ganas
First, Rosie Clue motivated her husband to get fit for his health. Now, she runs a growing fitness apparel business - by Jorge Clue, El Esposo

MALDEF Opposes Confirmation of DeVos as Education Secretary
Donald Trump's nominee is contemptuous of public education - by Sandra Hernandez

Russian Roulette: Betos' Aviso Diez
You believe that you are so patriotic but Trumpa could care less about your uninformed Patriotic mind - by Roberto Tijerina / EL Beto-Man from KUCR 88.3FM

La Realidad: The Realities of Anti-Mexicanism
-- A Paradigm - by Dr. Juan Gmez-Quiones

Support Chicano Artist Andrew Huerta
Kickstarter for graphic novel - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Professor, You're Being Watched! (And So Are You)
Allegedly, I am one of 200 professors, who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda ... - by Frank Barajas

Activism 101 for a Broad-minded America
Taking New Year's steps to blunt the Trump agenda. It all starts and ends with you in 2017! - by Kat Avila, Contributing Writer

The Nation Cannot Allow a White-Supremacist as Attorney General
The AG heads the FBI, oversees Federal Attorney Generals in each state. - by Patrick Osio

Abolish the Electoral College
The watering down of California's votes - by Kat Avila

Don't Mourn About Trump Election!
Learn the lessons, mobilize, advocate, change the system, hold DC accountable - by Southwest Voter Registration Education Project

Donald Trump and Fidel Castro: More Alike Than You Might Think
Although at opposite ends of the political spectrum, both men are lightning rods for polarization - by Raul Ramos y Sanchez

Returning Our Focus Back to Powerhouse California
Don't let post-election blues stop you in your tracks - by Kat Avila

Bilingualism Si!, Intolerance No!
Being multilingual is good for our kids and good for the country ... Vote Yes on Prop 58 - by Enrique M. Buelna

#LatinoPower and A New Look To The Future
If you don't like it--close the door on your way out - by Enrique and Gabriel Buelna

The Apocalyptic World of Donald Trump
Dark days for Latinos - by Enrique M. Buelna

The I Day Learned I Was Mexican and Poor
Reflections from a scholar - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

The Wisdom of My Friend, Malo
Donald Trump's wall is symbolic of under current attempts to slow the barrio-fication of American communities - by Paul A. Garcia, Ed. D.

Trump: The Great Baboso
For those not familiar with the Spanish word "baboso," it refers to someone that is irresponsible or not intelligent - by Joaquin Murrieta

Trump and the Mean Streets of East Los Angeles
The possible future president of the United States is a wannabe tough guy, bully and hustler - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

We Are The Taco Truck Party!
Here's our plan to make America asada again. Join us! - by Gustavo Arellano

Open Letter to My Fellow Latinos
Why I'm voting for Donald Trump - by Edie J. Adler, Contributing Writer

With A Snap Of The Fingers Latino Lives No Longer Matter
The vicious verbal assault on the Flores family in Grand Junction, Colorado, on August 1st, is but a symptom of a larger problem - by Enrique Buelna PhD

Kaine's Espaol: Not Just Empty Palabras
The Democratic vice presidential candidate learned Spanish in Honduras as a Catholic missionary - by Domenico Maceri, PhD

A Trojan Horse Called Trump
This is not Reagan's Republican Party - by Kat Avila

Why the City of Los Angeles Should Legalize Street Vending
Street entrepreneurs should not be criminalized - by Vanessa Alcantar and Robert D. Flores Jr.

Bobblehead Trump Continues Swinging Wildly
Faith and hope will always win - by Kat Avila

Mad Latinos Presidentential Poll-VOTE NOW
Take poll on preferences of Latinos on November 8th presidential election. Voting takes three seconds (or more) - by Mad Latinos Team

Bernie Sanders Revolution
Strong and United con el Bernie el Sanders - by Maria Reyna

Orlando: An Open Letter
We must stand together, care for one another but be undeterred in our fight against hate, violence - by Mario Ceballos, President, HONOR PAC

VOTE, Mi Gente!
For all and those whom we love: VOTE! For our past and our future: VOTE! - by Guadalupe Gonzalez (c)

Through Social Media We See, Through Social Media We Speak
In this new age with new thinkers comes a New America - by Andrew Ramirez

From Shame to Pride of My Mexican Immigrant Parents
Confessions of a Chicano Scholar - by Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D.

Drinking a Cerveza, Contemplating Cinco de Mayo
I accept Cinco's commercialization as a day/weekend of celebration. More historical and cultural memory, por favor - by Abelardo de la Pea Jr.

Chase Trump Back to New York
California is a community of diversity - by Kat Avila

From Illegal Aliens to Human Beings
The movement away from "illegal aliens" is welcome because it reaches into the fundamental truth about immigrants - by Domenico Maceri, PhD

Open Letter to Clinton on Trouncing Trump in General Election
Trump must be stopped - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Angry Latino Voters Will Deny Trump the Presidency?
Trump's border wall plan is not just seriously deficient from the point of view of humanity; it's politically suicidal - by Domenico Maceri, PhD

Donald's Mad Presidential Run
Why does Trump hate humanity so much? - by Kat Avila

A Philosophical Note in D Major
Politics, elections and pueblo - by Jimmy Centeno

Do Undocumented Workers Pay Taxes? You Bet They Do
The effective tax rate for unauthorized workers is 8 percent, higher than that of the top 1 percent of taxpayers - by Domenico Maceri, PhD

Republican Policies/Christian Values: Inherent Contradictions?
Doesn't the GOP's lack of love or respect for our neighbors represent a violation of Christian values? - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Latino Republicans as Anti-Latino Candidates
The shameful case of Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Will Our Future Toys Still Play With Us?
Technology will eliminate millions of jobs. How does one prepare for the inevitable? - by Armando F Sanchez

Chase After Your Dreams Now
You did make resolutions, right? - by Kat Avila, Contributing Writer

Diversity Is Not a Dirty Word
Acknowledging different traditions and beliefs - by Kat Avila, Contributing Writer

Debt and the Punishing of Mexico's Working Classes
In a few short years, Mexico's business elite have come to exercise a profound influence throughout the country - by Enrique C. Ochoa

World AIDS Day 2015
30+ years into the epidemic and Latinos are still among the hardest hit - by Camilo Arenivar

U.S. Courts Maintain Undocumented Immigrants in the Shadows
Latino voters will make Republicans pay in 2016 elections - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Safety Tips for the Holiday Season
Let's stay safe together - by Kat Avila, Contributing Writer

State of the 2016 Presidential Election
Opinion and analysis of the 2016 presidential election race - by Camilo Arenivar

In Solidarity with Students at the University of Missouri
Members of the Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) stand in solidarity - by LatinoLA Contributor

When Services in Spanish Help Immigrants Learn English
Offering services in languages other than English helps immigrants learn the common language, integrate into the American fabric - by Domenico Maceri

How 2 B a Good Neighbor in Changing LA: Communities & Change
What is happenin' in my 'hood, Highland Park (NELA)? Gentrification? New neighbors? Join us on November 14 - by Braja RuthAnne Tarletz

What is a Chicano Educator?
A scholar warrior, a hope dealer, a decolonizer, a teacher and organizer, liberating minds and transforming the community - by Jose Lara

Filling in the Educational Gaps
Latina/o community group holding school board candidates accountable - by Gilda L. Ochoa

GOP Prez Candidate Joke-a-thon
Their out-of-body experiences keep adding up - by Kat Avila

Confessions of an #AnchorBaby
An open letter to President Donald Trump - by Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D.

Watching the GOP Carnival Pass By
We have to move forward no matter what - by Kat Avila

Yes, I'm a Futurist
An invitation for you to become one - by Armando F Sanchez

The Fall of St. Ignatius School
How a group of selfish individuals are slowly killing a beloved school. - by William Gallegos

#Injustice Straight Outta #Compton
Family of Latino man accused of attempted murder Releases 2 Videos That Exonerate Him - by Mairet Sandoval

@realDonaldTrump Exemplifies True Colors of GOP
Xenophobic, mean-spirited and pro one-percent - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Dealing with the Devil
Why the deal with Iran must be nullified - by Edie J. Adler

Reframing Migration as a Universal Human Right
Video: Dr. Huerta Speaks at TEDxClaremont Colleges - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Murgia of the Past and Present
The freedom of expression and assembly - by Frank P. Barajas

Trump's Racist Comments Help Democrats
If Democrats want to win the White House, they should condemn Trump's racist comments and hope he secures the nomination - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta, Contributing Writer

Latinos Are The New Majority in CA, But Not In Our Textbooks
As Latinos become the new ethnic majority in the state of California, it is time we also include them in our curriculum - by Jose Lara

The Trump Card
Mexicans in the US have always been underestimated, but when there is a direct threat, they have responded accordingly - by Richard Vasquez

Same-sex Marriage Finally Legal in All 50 States
It's not just a victory for homosexuals - by Kat Avila

VIDEO: Organizing Latino Immigrants in Los Angeles
The successful case of the Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Live from Romero Beatification: What It's Like
The massive crowd dances into a raucous call-and-response in the process leaving all semblance of traditional religiosity - by Roberto Lovato, Of Am?rica

TOP 10 Reasons Cristela Should Be Picked Up By Hulu/Netflix
Like the Fluffy guy, Cristela viewers will follow her anywhere - by Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, Contributing Editor

Without Hope, Blacks and Latinos Will Take to the Streets
A call for a just society for all - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta, Contributing Writer

Another March in NYC on UN's hearing on PR Decolonization
The Second Oscar Mandela March takes place on Monday, June 22, 2015 - by Jose M Lopez Sierra

Taking Back Cinco de Mayo
First ignored, it became a day of celebration and defiance, later morphing into a drinking holiday. A new consciousness sets in. - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Cinco de Mayo, Primero de Mayo and the Birth of the USA
As we marched on Primero de Mayo, we celebrated and stepped towards a new, more globally connected USA - by Roberto Lovato

I Got Mine! You're Out of Luck.
Baby Boomer state legislators propose faint-hearted remedies to students on how to "manage" loan debt - by Frank P. Barajas

A Possible Goodbye: Is the Cristela Season Finale, Final?
An open letter to supporters of ABC's Cristela - by Cristela Alonzo

Gentrification: The Struggle for Affordable Housing
There can be no progress as long as integration does not include a leveling of income and wealth. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Notes from ChicanAztlan: Media Matters on the Border
When it comes to protestors and government reaction, an uninformed or misinformed population can be easily misled - by John Edward Rangel

No, It's Not Wrong to Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day!
If nothing else holidays should be a day of THINKING and dedicated to changing society - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Einstein in East L.A.: Thoughts on his 136th Birthday
Take a moment of your space-time this month to reflect on this great man and discuss why he matters - by C.J. Salgado, Contributing Writer

Montebello Unified and the March of Ethnic Studies
District resolution calls for high school requirement and development of classes addressing race, class, gender and sexuality - by Lani Cupchoy and Enrique C. Ochoa

Republicans' Legal Attack on Latino Immigrants
Xenophobia will cost the GOP - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

How GOP's Anti-immigrant Stance Will Hurt the Party
In response, Latinas/os will help elect next president - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Chavez Ravine: A Tale of Ongoing Urban Removal
The legacy of Chavez Ravine: a defense of one's principles and community - by Jimmy Franco Sr., LatinoPOV.com

What Are You Doing?
But be careful out there - by Kat Avila

Celebrate The Civil Rights Revolution 2014
2014 marked major milestones in the Civil Rights Revolution and we're just getting started! - by Robert Garc?a & Ariel Collins, The City Project

Report Card: Should Latinos Get a Pass?
I have often thought that we should handout "Report Cards" to our Mexican American and Latino elected officials - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

#Ferguson and #Ayotzinapa
The ties that bind - by Enrique C. Ochoa and Gilda L. Ochoa

Glad I Can Read & Write...and Studied History
The future of our children is threatened by the rich, as higher education may become a domain of only those who can afford it... - by Frankie Firme, Contributing Editor

Attaining Success In the Workplace
Tips from Great Potential Latino Initiative (GPLI) - by Steve Moya

Another Look at Veteran's Day From Another Perspective
Honor is more than just a word - by Robert L. Rosebrock

On This Veterans Day . . .
I honor veterans, men and women; not bands, not troops - by Rafael Jes??s Gonz?lez

A Veteran's Lament: Honoring the WWII War Memorial
Some things never change, so let's work together to form the East Los Angeles Veterans - Memorial Project - by Richard Luna

Costumes Perpetuate Stereotypes and Mask Realities
Contemporary use of degrading costumes, symbols, and parties is fueled in part by a lack of education about the roots of racism - by Enrique C. Ochoa and Gilda L. Ochoa

Notes from ChicanAztlan: Minimum Wage
The wealth of this great nation begins with the sweat from blue collar and service sector jobs. It should be rewarded. - by John Edward Rangel

Intimidating and Harassing Jane in the Workplace
Pervasive violence against women Is not a joke; harassment and violence against women is widespread - by Kat Avila

The Latino Political House is Divided
Which side are you on immigrant families or the Democratic Party? - by LatinoLA Contributors

Open letter to Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem
El comal le dijo a la olla - by Edie J. Adler

A Nation of Immigrants, Where Is Our Leadership?
What face are we now showing the world? Where is our conscience today? The world is watching us! - by Jorge Corralejo

Highland Park Mural Needs Help
Two of the mural's original artists hope to restore the mural, but don't have the money to get it done - by Jacqueline Garc?a, EGP Staff Writer

TOP 10 Reasons Obama Should Not Be Deporting Kids
They're not illegal ... they're seeking refuge - by Al Carlos Hernandez, Contributing Editor

Israel's Right to Exist
A question of biblical proportions - by Edie J. Adler

Child Refugees
It is not an invasion nor are they a threat to national security - by Maria Reyna

Hey, How Smart Is Your School?
Supporting science and mathematics in our schools - by Kat Avila

Our Children: Thoughts from #Murrieta
We need children to remind us sometimes to be adults and to be an adult is to be brave, and mature - by Rick Najera

Obama's Chickens Coming Home to Roost
Undermining the rights of immigrant minors has ominous implications for the rights of all U.S. citizens - by Nativo Lopez

Lessons My Father Taught Me
I was wrong to be embarrassed and ashamed. Instead, I should have been appreciative and thankful - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Why It Matters
Southern California Latino Policy Center: Elected officials coming together to support each other, create better communities - by Victor Abalos

Socioeconomic Inequality Facing Latinos Must Be Bridged
As the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce, Latinos deserve all of the benefits this country has to offer - by Alvaro Huerta

TOP Ten Signs your Latino Mother's Day was a Disaster
Not looking forward to Father's Day, either - by Al Carlos Hernandez, Contributing Editor

SR 40 Calls for Obama to Stop Deportations
Introduced by Senator Lou Correa, the resolution calls for a more humanitarian immigration policy that keeps families together - by Armando Vasquez-Ramos

Latino Walmart Workers Look to Aida Alvarez for Change
A breakthrough conversation with a member of the Board of Directors of Walmart - by Venanzi Luna

Five Ways to Bridge the Inequality Gap
As the rich have gotten much, much richer, the rest of us have fallen behind -- especially Latinos. - by Alvaro Huerta

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle of a Political Movement
His life and as well as those of tens of thousands of others who struggled for social justice are examples for us - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

Who We Were
The Chicano Chronicles, Part 3 of 9 - by Emiliano Villa

Value of Family Hits Home With Latinos
Urgency needed for Latinos to reach their full potential - by Steve Moya and Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D.

Why Are Latinos Less Likely to Succeed in School?
Language, immigration, discrimination are just some of the barriers Latino youth face - by Diandra Suarez

Hablas Espa??ol and English? Are You Mexican American?
If you self-identify as a Mexican American and fluent in both English and Spanish you may qualify to participate in our survey - by Dr. Nair?n Ram?rez Esparza, M.A. Gloriana Rodr?guez Arauz

Semillas Community Schools Responds to CA Dpt of Ed
Open Letter: Direct intervention of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Governor of the State of California needed - by LatinoLA Contributor

Great Potential: Latinos in a Changing America
Latinos must take control of their own destiny by working within and outside of their social networks - by Steve Moya

Say It Ain't So, Monte!
We pinned our hopes on you, a known and respected quantity in our community. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Cesar Chavez, The Movie: What's Its Central Importance?
A commercial representation of a complex narrative or a narrative of struggle and perseverance through the life of one person? - by Frank P. Barajas

TOP Ten Signs Spring Break in Mexico Was a Mistake
Next time he'll go to Canada - by Al Carlos Hernandez, Contributing Editor

Obama Acknowledges Medal of Honor Heroes
Of 24 new Congressional Medal of Honor Awards, more than half of them are Latinos - by Eddie Morin

The Latin Spectrum
The Chicano Chronicles, part 2 of 9 - by Emiliano Villa

The Chicano Chronicles
Chicanos, how did we become America's new slave culture? - by Emiliano Villa

Hebalife, Supporting Latino Economic Development
How the California-based company is improving communities in L.A. and across the U.S. - by Ibi Fleming

PBS Video: Social Scientist Dr. Alvaro Huerta
Immigration interview on the award-winning, "Tavis Smiley" show - by Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D.

Why I Stand Behind the "Deport Bieber" Petition
I am a deportable brown Latina living in Nashville, Tennessee - by Priscila Dorcas Mojica

Immigrant Advocates Getting Cities to Back Them
Immigration advocates are increasing pressure in hopes that the president announces a moratorium on forced removals - by Roxana Kopetman, Orange County Register

UPDATE: The Myth of the Farmer
A Super Bowl ad from last year's game raised my ire - by Frank P. Barajas

Jimmy's Politico: Exclusive Interview With Ann Coulter!
"Conservatives should reach out to the Latino community, but they are currently doing it the wrong way." - by Jaime Rojas, Jr.

Authentic Parent Engagement and LCFF
Reasons why we as education advocates and community leaders are behind Governor Jerry Brown's Local Control Funding Formula - by Oscar E. Cruz and Yolie Flores

No White Christmas for Brown Immigrants
Humane immigration reform now! - by Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D.

Northeast LA's Most Wanted
How a city councilman has become "a disgrace to his race" - by William Gallegos

The Legacy of Kennedy and Latinos: Myth versus Reality
What Kennedy inadvertently contributed for civil rights was his verbalizing of the principles of equality, progress and change - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

Obama Lied, People are Denied.
Why we can't afford the Affordable Care Act. - by Edie J. Adler

El D?a de Los Muertos And Halloween: ??Quo Vadis?
Will El D?a de los Muertos become another Halloween or another Cinco de Mayo where people celebrate without really remembering? - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

Outlawing Dolores Huerta: The Tucson Diaries
An extended interview from documentary Outlawing Shakespeare: The Battle for the Tucson Mind - by Dr. Gabriel Buelna and Fernando Orozco

Open Letter to MOLAA
MOLAA's official policy stands in the way of this institution being true to the times and to its own reality - by Armando Dur??n

The Past is Present
Community Protest and the Police -- in observance of the one year anniversary of the police killing of Alfonso Limon Jr. - by Frank P. Barajas

TOP 10 Signs Your Prima Will Get Cut From The Voice
Not even Adam Levine wanted her on his team - by Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, Contributing Editor

Is It Easier for Youth to Become Millionaires?
Teaching Latino youth to become socially conscious millionaires, Part 4, - by Armando F Sanchez

How Immigrants are Saving Our Economy
Why we need immigrants - by Dowell Myers, USC Demographer

The Seeds of Discontent
Academia Semillas accomplishes education for our youth and that is why bureaucrats want to shut Semillas down - by Professor Juan Gomez-Qui??ones, History Department, UCLA

Understand and Avoid the "Hardy Har Hars"
Teaching Latino youth to become socially conscious millionaires, part 3 - by Armando F Sanchez, Contributing Writer

The Wisdom of a 6-year Old
Teaching youth to become millionaires, Part 2 - by Armando F Sanchez

Educating Latino Youth to Be Socially Conscience Millionaires
Our youth should be learning, and sharing, the best ideas we have in this country about economic and job development - by Armando F Sanchez

Petition NHSF to Help DREAMERS
Effort encourages organization to change scholarship policy so that DREAM students are eligible to receive scholarships - by Roberto Rodriguez, LatinoLA Contributor

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio
The rabid opposition to the Affordable Care Act is represented by two U.S. senators of Latino origin - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

Bradley Manning's Sentence
The whistle blower's case is a matter of conscience, idealism and responsibility - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

The High Cost of Education
Because of the increase in the costs of education, the poorest students are no longer the only ones who need help - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

Mental Health Initiative Lacks Oversight
The promise to strictly oversee the distribution of funds of 2004's Proposition 63 has not been fulfilled. - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

Dishonesty in DOJ
False numbers damage Eric Holder's credibility - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

A Year after DACA
We must give the DREAMers security and keep families together - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

New Book: Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate
Short, non-fiction essays on Latina/o immigration in the U.S., including key policies and programs - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta, contributing writer

Chicana/o Identity: An Unresolved Question
The answer is not found in translation - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

Impounding Vehicles
The Sheriff must implement an equivalent to Special Order 7 - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

Bail for the Undocumented
The California Central District ruling brings attention to one of the gloomiest and costliest aspects of the immigration system - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

A Modern-day Problem
The effects of global warming are not something that will happen in the future, but are part of the present - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

A Waiver for LAUSD
Flexibility in how funds are used for English learners is a good thing - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

The DEA's Secret
In the name of protecting society, Americans are being deceived about the reach of the agency's intelligence operations - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

There's Nothing To Be Scared Of, Anaheim
An open letter to Anaheim City Council Members regarding their resistance to democratic reform - by J Victor Abalos, Contributing Writer

Love the Kids; Hate Gangs
Changing culture - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

A Waste of Time
For the 40th time the House of Representatives has futilely voted against Obamacare - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

The Case of Gabriel
Concrete actions are needed to protect minors from abuse - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

Shameless in San Diego
Mayor Filner should resign instead of continuing to look for excuses - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

Reality in Michoac?n
Events forced Pe??a Nieto to follow in Calder??n's footsteps - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

It Is Up to Boehner
Removing Rep. Steve King from the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Border Security will send a message - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

Child Prostitution in the U.S.
There are hundreds of thousands of minors being forced into sex trafficking on a daily basis - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

Opportunity for the DWP
Time is right to move agency in the right direction, bring it line with today's fiscal realities, improve its operations - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

Student Loan Agreement: Not Such a Good Deal?
The bill prevents the interest from being variable, but it doesn't stop the interest rate from increasing drastically - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

An Inevitable Political Change
Anaheim, Whittier and other cities should open up their political system, allowing district-by-district elections - by La Opini??n Editorial Staff

Cruel and Indecent
A GOP political strategy placing an unacceptable immigration proposal on the table provokes opposition, betrays Dreamers - by La Opini??n

Hey, Mr. Obama! Yo Hablo Ingl?s
When you get around to talking to Latinos about something other than immigration, you are welcome to do it in English - by J Victor Abalos, contributing writer

Sometimes You Have to Shout To be Heard
It is not only Trayvon Martin who was wronged, it was society. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

Solo Pedimos Justicia: El Corrido de Jesus Aguirre
Petition asks for re-trial or case dismissal for Buena Park resident - by Maria Reyna

Who Am I Anyway?
How do you handle this? - by Esther Bonilla Read

The Loss Of Liberty: At What Cost
Oppression comes in many forms brother; this guy in the video was oppressed. - by Edward Avila

Two Entrepreneurs That Influenced Me During Childhood
There are two people that had a major positive influence in my life; both taught me about what it takes to be an entrepreneur - by Armando F Sanchez

Reflections: Erosion of Respect for the Law
If you don't want to be part of problem, my advice is to ruminate that is what we used to call an examination of consci - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

The World's Worst Marathon Ever
Why the Pasadena Half Marathon should never be held again - by William Gallegos

Who Are My Role Models From History?
The persons from history that have been great inspirational to me - by Armando F. Sanchez, Contributing Writer

I Never Imagined I Would Live to See The Day!
Thoughts on the Supreme Court rulings - by Steven Acevedo

Open Letter to Supporters of "Immigration Reform"
Defend, explain your support for National ID cards - by Roberto Lovato, Of Am?rica

How Many Latina and Latino Leaders Do We Need in the Future?
It actually takes very few individuals labeled as leaders to influence and change the life of millions - by Armando F Sanchez

MCLA's Position on Upcoming Mural Ordinance (R1)
The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) on Mural Ordinance - Single Unit Residence Provision - by LatinoLA Contributor

More Lessons Learned From Our Latina & Latino Leaders
Leaders hold an image where things can be improved. It's more than a moving image of the mind; it's tangible and real - by Armando F. Sanchez, Contributing Writer

Sebastien De La Cruz And The National Anthem
Racists come out of the woodwork and on Twitter; shades Of Jose Feliciano 1968 - by Christian Henriquez

Stereotypes Can't Keep Us From Empowering Our Youth
I want our younger generations of Latinos and other minorities to not fall into the trap of what society expects from you - by Erika Lopez

In Defense of Semillas del Pueblo
Anahuacalmecac, the only successful Indigenous charter high school in L.A., may lose Its charter due to Arizona-style politics - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Contributing Editor

Continuing Sal's Work: Urgent Need for Educational Reform
His life-long effort to improve the educational opportunities for young people provides us with a rich historical perspective - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

Don't Mess with Meskins
In Texas as in the rest of the country Mexicans and Latinos have been written out of history - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

The Honorable Eric Michael Garcetti
The new mayor for the City of The Angels, an office steeped in tradition, but beset by new problems - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

When You're Stupid, You're Stupid
Like my mother used to say, we should just lower our brows so everyone can see the big "P" (Pendejo) on our foreheads - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

Juvenile Delinquency Problem: Reducing Recidivism Rates
Have you ever envisioned having children and preparing them for a correctional facility once they reached the age of 12? - by Ebony Randolph

Mexicans in the Photo
Recovering lost memory, casting a bright light on how much we as a people have achieved in the past fifty years, April 27 - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

Why AP Dropped the "Illegal" Word
In the last several years there has been plenty of controversy and argumentation about the word - by Eduardo Stanley

Back From Hiaitus, Thoughts on Sal Castro and More
The Constitution Project, the Boston tragedy, immigration reform, and my book projects - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Contributing Editor

The Immigration Paradigm: The Shell Game
We are buying into the argument that the undocumented are cutting in the line, cheating their way into the country - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

Amnesia: Feminism's Poison Pill
If nowhere in our society do we learn of these women and how their struggles led to our Sheryl Sandbergs - by Kamala Lopez, Huffington Post

The AP Stylebook Concedes Use of "Illegal Immigrant"
The AP Stylebook finally declared that it will cease using the term "illegal immigrant" - by Patricio Gomez ,Mexican American Political Association

Los de Abajo: The Future
If we want a healthy and prosperous society, health care and quality education are essential - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

KidSave: Sharing Love, Sharing Hope
My experience with the program which finds mentors or host families to spend at least 2 days a month with older foster youth - by Roberto Rodriguez, Contributing Editor

Pope Pancho, the First Pope of the Americas
Literally millions of Latinoamericanos throughout our hemisphere light up with pride at Pope Francis' arrival - by Patricio Gomez, Mexican American Political Association

Immigration: The Death of the Chicana/o Left
The role of a Left voice is vital in counteracting the contradictions of capitalism that lead to unbridled exploitation and the - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

L.A. City Candidates Address Local Issues
L.A. League of Conservation Voters, Climate Resolve, Green LA Coalition, and others host unprecedented candidate forum, April 1 - by LatinoLA Contributor

Petition for a National Cesar Chavez Holiday
Join the Cesar Chavez National Holiday Coalition on making Cesar's March 31 birthday a federal holiday - by LatinoLA Contributor

Reformed or Not Reformed....the Sequel.
How a manifesto helped a 3-year old prediction on the always corrupt LAPD come true - by William Gallegos

Latinos in the Media: Stererotypes, Struggles and Progress
A dialogue with Alex Nogales, president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

White Smoke, White Robes and A New Beginning
Pope Francis is the first Latino from North or South America to be elevated to the Office of the Pope - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

What's In A Name? What You Make of It!
We are supposed to be custodians of the truth, and it is our duty to keep the memory alive - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

Now I Am Really Angry
Why is "Il Santo Papa" making up his own rules? - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

Who Did We Vote for & What Are We Turning Into?
A community gets spanked in public, and children's interest are at the bottom of the political list...again! - by Frankie Firme, Contributing Editor

Lessons from La Lupe
It's our responsibility and ours alone to value and recognize our people - by Christine Davila, Chicana from Chicago

It's Immigration Reform, Stupid!
Trying to make a difference and pay homage to the numbers of Latinos and other immigrants in this country - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

"Need to Know!
PBS; Homogeneous Latinas/os; The Academy Awards; and The Kochs - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

An Open Letter to the Academy from NHMC
On behalf of the 1000s of Lupe Ontiveros' fans indignant of the neglect to include Lupe Ontiveros in the Oscars in Memoriam - by Alex Nogales, President & CEO, NHMC

Support Your Local Latino Comedians at the Ice House
Latino comedy is vital to our community. Support the venue that continues to showcase our talent every Wednesday night - by Rudy Moreno

The Case of Marco Rubio
The U.S. senator's sudden awakening and concern about immigration is kindled because of the strength of the Latino vote - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a, Contributing Writer

Supporting Derechos Humanos: A Humanizing Campaign
Arizona is still a great place to live, primarily because it is the home of numerous human rights organizations - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Contributing Editor

An Open Letter To Edward James Olmos
In response to his being photographed hugging controversial AZ Gov. Jan Brewer on a flight back from the Superbowl - by David Romero

Is Time Running Out For Arpaio?
A new group calls for the recall of the controversial Arizona sheriff - by Christian Henriquez, OneVoiceRadio.com

President Obama: Most of Us Used to be Them
Dilemma for immigrant rights community is which to trust: Obama's proposals or the bipartisan committee's framework - by Patricio Gomez, Mexican American Political Association

The Next Mayor of Los Angeles Will Make History
My campaign is about giving a voice to all of LA's communities, which means engaging everyone - by Emanuel Pleitez

The Catholic Church: A Trail of Shattered Young Lives
The parishioners of the many churches where incidents of religious-child molestation have occurred need to stand up and be heard - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

New Rule Concerning Unlawful Presence Waivers is not Amnesty
Immigrants Beware: New regulation effective Mar 4, 2013 modifies a waiver process. Immigrants should contact a licensed attorney - by M.Guadalupe Tellez, Esq.

The Good, the Bad and the Useless
A "good" Latino explains why the Sandy Hook shooting won't be the last of its kind - by William Gallegos

Job Opening: National Latino Leader
Recent survey reveals most Latinos do not recognize national Latino leadership. Who's your candidate? - by Robert Navarro, PsyD

Gravesite Visit Reveals a Life Cut Short
Knowing how to report a crime helps keep our communities safe - by Robert Navarro, PsyD

Death, Drugs and Gun Control: A Double Standard
While no one should lose their life to gunfire, the number of young Latino and African-American killed needs to be addressed - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

Culture: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Cultural change is good when it has a purpose. How do we change it? - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

El Chavez del 8: Presidente
El Chavo y El Chavez share humble origins, raised in communities lacking material wealth yet rich in working class people - by Luis Vega

No Dreams: The Case of Ruben Navarette
The actions of the Dreamers that Ruben Navarette objects to are the ones that got him into Harvard - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Troubling Times on Whittier Blvd. in East L.A.
The new lights are bright but the economic prospects remain dim along Whittier Blvd. - by C.J. Salgado, MBA

A Reflection of 2012 From a Latino Perspective
In the midst of a new "Decade of the Latino" - by Adrian Perez

Veterans Protest
A physical and moral theft; A case of a sad event turning worse - by Eddie Morin

End Racial Profiling
Ending the injustice and bringing a sense of calm to our communities by supporting Congressional Bill S. 1670 - by Danielle Salazar

Can I Tell Which Students Will be Successful in Life?
Can I tell which students have a high probability of growing up as happy, well-balanced and socially contributing adults? - by Armando F. Sanchez

The 2012 Political Scorecard: ?Bien Hecho!
This year's progress has to be strengthened and moved forward while the negative issues need to be tackled and collectively - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

U.S. Media Clueless About Anything Mexican
Why the shock by Jenni Rivera death Impact? - by Elia Esparza, Latin Heat Online

Latinos and the 2012 Elections: Time for Amnesty
It's imperative for both parties to incorporate a pathway to citizenship as a central theme of any proposed legislation - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Let's Assist Texas Update Its US History Lessons
Texas is rewriting U.S. history and highlights the Boston Tea Party as a terrorist act - by Armando F. Sanchez

D?nouement to Negative Pedo
Next steps as Movimiento photogs recover negatives - by Michael Sedano, La Bloga

Latino Voters Assist in Turning Back Extremist Policies
We must strive to unite to apply firm political pressure upon Obama in order to move him forward with a progressive agenda - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

Mexican American Studies Is Vindicated ...
If people read - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Movimiento Veteranos Resolve Negative Pedo
Open letter challenging refusal of the return of photographer's negatives from Chicano movement leads to accord - by Michael Sedano

Open Letter: Chicano Movement Photographic Negatives
Community support sought for release of historic negatives' spanning late the l960s through the l970s to their rightful own - by Luis C. Garza

Caught You Peeking at the Exit Polls
Diverse coalition reelects President Obama - by Kat Avila, Contributing Writer

Accountability: Why History Matters
The biggest obstacle to furthering a Chicano, Latino, or anything you want to call it agenda is a lack of accountability - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

I Beg of You: VOTE! Se Los Ruego: ?VOTA!
If you see your friend's Mami or Papi, ask them, "Hey, going my way? Wanna go vote? What time you wanna go?" - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

Opinion: Education is a Non-issue In This Election
Why are our children's issues taking a back seat? - by Jaime Rojas Jr

Decisions 2012: End of "Our" World?
Elections do matter and they do have consequences - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Tom Flores in NFL Hall of Fame Would Increase Stadium Attendance
We encourage all pro football fans to send an email to voters to induct Tom Flores into the Hall of Fame. - by Joe Ortiz

The Latino Side of Politics
Six Latinos from Hollywood and Sacramento on tomorrow's elections - by Elia Esparza, Latin Heat Entertainment

Politicizing Rape Inflicts More Injury to Victims
Five Latina rape survivors share their stories and fight for rights - by Elia Esparza, Spicy Cilantro

Why I Vote Democrat
Though my parents were Republicans - by Kat Avila, Contributing Writer

Facts Don't Lie: Why I Am Endorsing Mitt Romney
He's a decent family man who also happens to be a proven successful business man who can put our country back on track - by Edie J. Adler

Yes 30, No on 32
If Propositions 30 and 32 were not important, the super-rich would not be spending millions of dollars in obfuscating reality - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

President Obama Edges GOP Challenger
Politics 2012: Final presidential eebate proves tipping point - by Ben Esparza, Latin Heat Entertainment

The 2012 Elections: Vital Issues That Affect Latinos
Our vote on November 6 cannot be unconditional and again be taken for granted by candidates and political parties as in the past - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

Where Are the Latino "Thought" Leaders?
Latinos do not appear on the "Thought Leaders" list I received today. Why are we not on it? - by Armando F. Sanchez

Getting Suckered by Props 30 and 38
A hard-working, tax-paying Latino reminds all to think twice about these money-hungry politician-backed propositions - by William Gallegos

Chicana/o Studies: Mass Education
A lot more thought has to be paid to the question, "Why Chicana/o Studies?" - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Project Change: The Campaign to Spread Happiness
Mobile Mex Media Group is changing from being the biggest lunch truck marketing and promotions company - by Jesse hernandez

Join Me: Getting Out the Vote for Obama in Nevada
Take the week off before the election to work for the Obama campaign in the critical battleground state of Nevada - by John Echeveste

Obama's Debate Performance May Not Translate to Votes
Round two goes to the President - by Adrian Perez, Latin Heat Entertainment

Balancing Anger, Hyperbole and Criticism
If we cannot hold onto a basic program like Mexican American Studies...how in the hell can we call ourselves a political force? - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

My Recommendation for Improving the Teaching Profession
Let's create a system whereby teachers can become "free agents" and teach in districts that pay top performers - by Armando F. Sanchez

Where Are We Going?
"I'll tell you when we get there" - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

Las Dos Caras de Romney
Granpa wanted five more wives, so they moved to Mexico, hills, that Is... - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

Gustavo Gutierrez and The Four Directions
The red and the blackǪ and the yellow and white - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Regious Wars are Alive and Well: What Would Jesus do?
Does the right to free speech allow any of us to demean the religions of other - by Jim Estrada

White Lies and What's To Be Done?
Nothing is gained by calling a politico a vendido - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Unveiling of "America Tropical" ... At Last
The only surviving public mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the US in its original location set to open to the public, Oct. 9 - by Mark Vallen, Art For A Change

Romney: The Mexican-American Candidate
If reaches the Oval Office without his moral compass, it will gain him and the nation little - by Patrick Osio Jr.

Stop Waiting for Media to Come Knocking On Your Doors
Individuals and organizations must create long term relationships with media in order to create a positive relationship - by Armando F. Sanchez

U.S. Grants Diplomatic Immunity to Mexican Ex-President Zedillo
The Acteal massacre remains unpunished - by Beatriz Schiava

Do the Undocumented Make American-born Latinos Look Bad?
Conflict, provocation and response: Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez and Richard Y??iguez on patriotism, risk and destiny - by Casandra Moreno Lombera, Latin Heat Online / Latinowood

The Mural Debate: The Stolen Aura
Like Siqueiros, mural artists should be cautious in advocating innovation for the sake of innovation - by Jimmy Centeno

GOP Friendly Cubans vs. Staunch Latino Dems
Hollywood's Esai Morales, Dennis Leoni, Richard Y??iguez and others decipher the great American conundrum - by Elia Esparza, Latin Heat

Lessons Learned from Interviewing Hundreds of Latino Role Models
Self-confidence: One of eight major personal skills needed to be a successful leader - by Armando F. Sanchez

Diplomatic Immunity for Mexican Ex-President Ernesto Zedillo
Diplomatic immunity or impunity? - by Beatriz Schiava

The Significance of the Chicano Moratorium
In 2012, our task is to commemorate the legacy of the Moratorium by making a commitment to expand and deepen its lessons - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

I AM 38: Because Education is a Civil Right
Prop 38 forces Sacramento to give 100% of the school funding to local schools - by Rick Najera, Huffington Post Latino Voices

The Straw that Could Break the Elephant's Back
The risk of Republicans ignoring Latino issues and voters. - by Jim Estrada

Let's Talk! Murder in Progress
I believe it's time to evaluate how well we have performed in the defense of our rights in Tucson - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Unions....helping or hurting the American job's image?
Once the backbone of the hard-working American, how they now stand for greed and protecting the worst of the worst. - by William Gallegos

Is Anaheim a Glimpse into the Future?
If income disparities continue to grow and demagogues keep pandering to the xenophobes, Anaheim may be the start of a trend - by Raul Ramos y Sanchez

Latino Protests in Anaheim Continue: A Tale of Two Cities
There's a history of misconduct and abuse by the Anaheim police; these recent killings are not rare or isolated incidents. - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

Arizona and the Role of the Intellectual
When history beckoned, what did you do? - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

LALIFF: Our Life's Blood
Our cultural offerings: Cancelled. - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

LALIFF The Drive
The abrupt news that the preeminent Latino film festival in the mecca of Hollywood was not happening sent many of us reeling - by Chicana from Chicago

The Latin Jazz Grammy
An editorial in two parts - by Bobby Matos

The Face of "Reasonable Suspicion"
Arizona's Freedom Summer continues - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Arizona: False Expectations and The Poor
In retrospect Tucson's Mexican American Studies program is the victim of its own success - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Tucson's Historic Freedom Summer
Arizona has buried Mexican American Studies, and rather than die, it is now sprouting everywhere nationwide - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

The Death of a Team: A Return to Indoctrination
Teaching goes beyond the pay check; it is not about being a profession, it must be a vocation. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Criminalizing Thinking: Dumb, Ignorant, Mean or Greedy
Critical thinking is simply a method of teaching to engage the learner and motivate her to learn and understand concept - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Arizona's SB 1070 2(b) and Not to Be
If Brewer and Arpaio are cheering and excited about the U.S. Supreme Court decision, then you know something is wrong - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
A stupid question - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Why Chicana/o Studies Matters...Or Does It?
Given the vertical nature of our system of government, reading and writing are important and thinking critically is even more vi - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Tom Horne, Death Threats and the US Constitution
Death threats should never be part of permissible discourse in any civil society. - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Truthout

Of Dreams and King: Dehumanization Begets Dehumanization
Congress has the opportunity to treat both students and their parents as full human beings by passing the Dream Act - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Shades of Arizona in San Fernando! Part II
It's getting hard to understand why the corrupt politics in San Fernando are beyond reproach and unstoppable - by Andre Chavez, San Fernando Sun

Still Sweatshop Free and Made in the USA: American Apparel
Our favorite made in America garment enterprise and the Canadian immigrant and CEO Dov Charney have made a fantastic comeback - by Javier Rodriguez, La Rayuela de Javier

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed
Rose can be blue and violets red: Paulo Freire, C?sar Ch?vez and me - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

An Open Letter to the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
It is not too late to support Proposition 29, the California Cancer Research Act - by Dr. Felix Aguilar

The Cristeros: Are Movies Fact?
I have not seen [For Greater Glory] and I don't intend to see it because I don't like the Cristeros - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Shades of Arizona!...What's Next in San Fernando?
Suspicious and unreasonable searches of residents in San Fernando in reprisal for support of recall elections raises eyebrows - by Alex Garcia, San Fernando Sun

George Zimmerman and the Attack of the Left-wing Idiots.
Why this is one Latino I will defend - by William Gallegos

An Illusion Becomes a Delusion ... Maybe I am Missing Something
Without the Latino vote there is no way that a Democrat can get elected to Arizona's First Congressional District - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

In Defense of Fat City, USA
Texas Rio Grande Valley fattest in the land - by Andy Porras

The Fundraising Robbers
Ever wonder where your charity donations may really be going to? - by William Gallegos

The Supreme Court: We Cannot And Will Not Give Up
If we do, then we and our hijos will have lost - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

Moral Authority: The U.S. Supreme Court and La Mordida
Truth be told, Latinos are growing increasingly disaffected with government and most are cynical about its fairness - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

City of Angels: 20 Years After the 1992 Riots
If you ask me if the city has changed since the 1992 riots, I have to tell you in all honesty, not very much - by Gil Contreras

Mental Health Funding for Undocumented Immigrants
Mental health services for undocumented immigrants is not a top priority for both state and local government spending - by Maximiliano A. Molina

Arizona's Salt of the Earth Moment
The state and nation are seemingly a few inches closer to making racial profiling the unconstitutional law of the land - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Indigenous Cultures of the Americas and Eurocentrist Politics
Analyzing "Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico", at L.A. County Museum of Art - by Jimmy Franco Sr., Latino POV

?Mil Gracias! - A Self-Help Graphics Farewell
A reflection of three years serving on the board of directors of Self-Help Graphics, 2005 - 2008 - by Armando Dur??n

The Role of the Middle-Class ... Revisited
What is the duty of the Chicano middle class to the barrios in matters concerning civil rights? - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

The Fall & Decline of Public Radio in Los Angeles
Activist journalism taints the story - by Gil Contreras

Trayvon Martin: An Unnecessary Death
The seventeen year old only brought Skittles and tea to that gunfight ... an attorney's perspective - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

A History Lesson: Barrio for Sale
Whether at L.A.'s Olvera Street, San Jose's Alviso or in Tucson, history is made by people, not by buildings. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

From "Deliverance" to "The Godfather"
Tucson: Be careful what you wish for 'cause it might come true - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Intellectual Incest: A Way of Distorting Reality
Most conservative and liberal professors want to select people that look like them. They tend to repeat the ideas. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

A License to Hate?
Our country is undergoing inevitable change. We'll never be able to 'go back' to the good old days, such as they - by Jim Estrada

What's Your United Farm Workers Story?
The UFW is documenting the accounts of thousands who participated over five historic decade ... online - by LatinoLA Contributor

A Vacation from The World
But the news of a priest turning away a daughter at her own Mother's funeral snaps Guadalupe back - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

Walls are Walls
Physically the Berlin and Arizona Walls resemble each other. The reactions of Americans to the Walls are markedly different - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

The Sunbelt Strategy
A version of Richard Nixon's 1968 Southern Strategy, this time focused on anti-Mexican American Studies and anti-immigratio - by Frank P. Barajas

The Tucson-Nogales Trip
Learning experience of CSUN MEChA and students from the Asian American Studies Department spans three trips to ground zero - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

As Time Goes By: A RINO'S Confession
Age either brings wisdom or a sense of vulnerability. Perhaps both. At this point I am not sure. - by Alberto Marrero Salas

The Poor Deserve Our Respect and Dignity
Disrespecting the poor is not new in America, while a privileged minority remains insulated - by Dr. Alvaro Huerta

Politics 2012: Desesperaci??n
There is a fear that is being struck in the hearts of those who will vote next week and who will vote in November - by Guadalupe Gonzalez

Remembering Ruben Salazar's Life, Not Just His Death
A panel of leaders, educators and journalists will discuss his influence during the Chicano and civil rights movement, March 3 - by Rosalio Munoz

"Secure Communities" Pushes L.A. to the Brink
Immigration/local police collaboration program fosters distrust, lets criminals off the hook and deports families - by LatinoLA Contributor

Latino Theater Company Fights Eviction from LATC
Support the LTC - contact the LA City Council ASAP - by Carlos San Miguel

Arpaio Promises to Bust the "Illegal-Alien-in-Chief"
Self-proclaimed as "America's Toughest Sheriff," Arizona's Joe Arpaio heads up a posse of birthers - by Raul Ramos y Sanchez

Why Not Enjoy Yourself?
Let the younger people take over ... you have paid your dues - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Idiotas: Enduring Fools
In the past several years I have found myself giving most Tucson racists the sign of the cross they are brain-dead - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

A Culture of Silence as Children are Harmed by Abuse
Miramontes Elementary: a case of LAUSD's incompetency and failure to carry out professional responsibilities - by Jimmy Franco Sr.

Protest The Grammy's On February 12
Let your beautiful ethnic voice be heard! - by Denise Vasquez

Redistricting Means Change and Latinos Need to Get Involved
Latinos have been significantly absent from the public hearing process which redraws L.A. City Council district lines - by Abelardo de la Pe??a Jr.

Censorship in Tucson: Giving Hypocrisy a Bad Name
What is happening is a political act designed to control what students and the community read and think - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

What Can and Cannot be Taught in Schools?
Tucson Unified School District flagrantly violates Constitution and International Human Rights Treaties - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

LAUSD Continues Its Broken Promises
By eliminating adult and early education, the school district breaks its promise of a quality education to all - by Jose Lara

The Hollywood Lens is Out of Balance
One might argue we need more producers and studio heads of color to turn this around, but I say it's writers - by Rick Najera

Who Gives a Damn?
Teaching Latino students: Worse off today than in the Sixties - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Don't Get Angry, Get Even!
Pushed around and disrespected, students are asked: When do you start counting? - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

I AM LIVID
Is "The System" failing us? - by A Concerned Individual

Getting Your Goat . . .
A remembrance: Fixin' infertile men the old fashioned way - by Andy Porras

Nobody Said the Four Letter Word
Why are the debaters talking about everything but George W. Bush?? - by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Contributing Writer

A Reflection on Latinos and Their Future in the U.S.
And if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was still with us, I think he'd agree - by Velia La Garda, Contributing Writer

Surprise, Fear and Fanaticism in Tucson
"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition" - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Arizona's 'Banned' Mexican American Books
First, the Tucson school district came for the Mexican American studies program. Now, it's come for its books - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

"Twelve Angry Men"
History has absolved me - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Arizona School Officials: "Urinating" on Students
The death knell to Tuscon's Mexican American Studies program was worse than urinating on dead corpses - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

The GOP May Try to Divide Minorities in the November Election
The Republican party is in a demographic death spiral. This predicament can only lead to ever more divisive policies. - by Raul Ramos y Sanchez

What Would Martin Luther King Say?
Another year of all talk and no action makes us ask....will we ever achieve the dream? - by William Gallegos

Failing Students: Tucson's Sin of Scandal
In ending the MAS program, the state of Arizona has been complicit in condemning many Latino students to failure - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Latin American Art and Its Influence in the United States
Siqueiros and Pollock; Matta, Lorca and Picasso; and Choc Mools and Henry Moore: de-colonial note - by Jimmy Centeno

A Lost Decade: Revamping Murals in the 21st Century
Direct advocacy between city officials, muralists and concerned members of the community key to forming mural ordinance - by Jimmy Centeno

The Rich and the Freeloaders Gotta Go
Tensions are growing between the rich and the poor - by Frankie Firme - Contributing Editor

Romney's Immigration Stance Will Hurt Him
Latinos will play key role in 2012 presidential election - by Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D.

And on the 7th DayǪ
Arizona's apartheid war against Mexican American Studies - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Iraq War: Reaffirmation or the End of U.S. Exceptionalism?
The most significant event of 2011 hands down should have been the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops from Iraq - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

A New Year's Resolution for Young People
The importance of a higher education - by Frank Solis

On the Imminent Danger of Anybody-But-a-Republican(ism)
Your vote should be backed up by a moral force greater and a justification smarter than the new Anybody-but-Bushism - by Roberto Lovato, Of Am?rica

On the Imminent Danger of Anybody-But-a-Republican(ism)
Your vote should be backed up by a moral force greater and a justification smarter than the new Anybody-but-Bushism - by Roberto Lovato, Of Am?rica

Occupy L.A and the Media
Who said that protesting is clean and should be clinically sanitized? - by Jimmy Centeno

The Danger of Derailed Dreams
The Dream Act is good for everyone in California, not just Latinos - by Raul Ramos y Sanchez

Don't Sit In Front Of My Car If I'm On My Way To Work
Protesters should go to the polls and vote rather than the park to sleep in designer tents - by Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, Contributing Editor

Duty, Honor and Patriotism
Remembering a forgotten force on Veterans Day - by Jim Estrada

Bank of America's Fee Cancellation
Major Victory Signals Maturing of #Occupy Movement - by Roberto Lovato

Arizona's Experiment in Democracy Failing... Badly
Since when is having a different cultural, historical and intellectual tradition grounds for an intellectual execution? - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

The Desmembering of Mural Art
One foot in, one foot out - by Juanita Gonzalez

Corporate Tyranny
The greatest threat to Liberty on Its 125th Anniversary - by Roberto Lovato

Occupy Oakland & "Post-Racial" Repression
Conflicts between former minorities are becoming the norm in what conservative commentators call the "post-racial" era - by Roberto Lovato

Barbarians at the Gate of Gates of Rome
Just because you don't know something, it does not mean that it does not exist - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

The Betrayal of Mural Art in Los Angeles
Content regulation: The hidden agenda - by Juanita Gonzalez

Festi-nada USA: What Exactly Happened With Festibanda USA???
A dream banda lineup at a historic venue, lots of fan interest ... postponed until further notice - by El Chavo, El Original

Doublespeak
People are captives of the political euphemisms of others who are purposely dishonest - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Mayor, Stop Stealing Our Parent's Cars!
Youth Press Conference to bring attention to LAPD impounding cars of undocumented drivers at City Hall, October 20 - by LatinoLA Contributor

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
When Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan is analyzed, it's not such a good deal for the self-employed - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Follow the Money
Occupy Wall Street vs. the Tea Baggers - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

The "John & Ken" Boycott is On!
National Hispanic Media Coalition is moving forward after canceled meeting with Latino leadership - by Elia Esparza

A History of U.S./Mexico Immigration Practices
Why U.S. anti-immigration proponents focus on Latinos - by Jim Estrada

Occupy Wall Street Must End the Dictatorship of Corporations
We must have the courage to confront the dictatorial menace of our time - by Roberto Lovato

The Dodger Survey Says?
The McCourts abused their fiduciary responsibilities - by Jose G. Flores

A Letter to Birmingham: From the Anti-Mexican State of Arizona
We hear echoes of George Wallace: "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!" - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

I, The Audience Rebel
We ask and fight to bring Latin Jazz as a category to the attention to N.A.R.A.S. and its award, "The Grammy" - by Ismael "EasT" Carlo

Are We Going to Win?
We should fight like Cyrano de Bergerac... with our dying breath - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Rough Notes on Arizona
This could happen only in Arizona, or could it happen elsewhere? - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

In Arizona: After 519 years, Indigenous Knowledge on Trial
I check the calendar; it is 2011, not 1511. I check the mapǪ and not so sure where Arizona belongs. - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Illegals Make American-Born Latinos Look Bad
Only those who are willing to put in the time to do the work should be eligible to reap the fruits of the harvest - by Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, Contributing Editor

Are President and Congress Courting Votes with Untruths?
Picking the lesser of two evils, the lesser of the two do-nothings, in this climate will once again leave us with nothing - by L.A. Ortega

Why Racial Profiling Is Bad Policy
Speak up against bad politics - by Kat Avila

El Movimiento en Los Angeles: Origins and Legacy
Closing Celebration of exhibit and photo essay exploring the social and political upsurge of Mexican Americans, September 10 - by Chicano Movimiento Resource Center

9/11
Remember not to forget - by Edie J. Adler

?Ya Basta! Genocide of Community Murals
Raise your fist! - by Leonor De Fuentes

Proving Their "Americanness"
A commentary on historian Richard Griswold del Castillo's book "World War II and Mexican American Civil Rights" - by Kat Avila

Payback Time: Todo se paga en este mundo
Dichos were models for how you lived your life as a Mexican, a member of a group some Americans looked down upon. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Two Women. Two Stories. One Identity: the Latina in America
Lizbeth Cardozo and Tanya Alvarez, co-founders of LaCosmopolatina, live a bi-cultural life - by LatinoLA Contributor

The Left Never Learns
Arizona: What About the Children? - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

The Expected Fall of Lopez Tonight
Why we should not feel sad for the loss of this show or for its arrogant host. - by William Gallegos

They Are Not Nice People
Conceding to bad people on issues like the debt ceiling makes Obama complicit - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Boycott: To Be or Not to Be?
It's as simple as "a friend of my enemy is my enemy." Boycotts are effective when they are centered. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Striking Out in Phoenix
Major League Baseball's lack of respect for Latinos - by Alvaro Huerta

E-Verify: Big Bucks for Rep. Lamar Smith's Sponsors
Corporate divestiture, not immigration, is to blame for the huge job crisis we currently face - by L.A. Ortega

The Lack of Transparency: It's Impact on History
Next: A campaign to reinterpret the Constitution to take citizenship rights away from Latino children - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Overcoming a False Sense of Security
Why Latinos are opposed to profiling potential of immigration enforcement - by Jim Estrada

Alabama's Racist New Immigration Law
From Jim Crow to Juan Crow, targeting undocumented immigrants in employment, housing, public education and more - by Alvaro Huerta

Without Hispanic Help There'd Be No 4th of July
America had valuable assistant from heroes like Juan de Miralles during War of Independence - by Andy Porras

Enough Already!!
Immigrants need to start showing some respect if they expect some! - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Never Enough!
It's about respecting the choices -- music, language -- that other people make - by Abelardo de la Pe??a Jr.

Control of Political Space: Take Power
Part of the solution in community college district races is to find qualified candidates who won't sell out - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

John McCain's Wildfire Accusations
The Arizona senator accuses Mexican immigrants of starting wildfires, but he is fanning the flames himself of prejudice - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Anatomy of a Tragicomic Educational Witch-hunt
An audit that is actually a resounding affirmation of Mexican American Studies-TUSD gets ignored - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

CHICANO!
...people still ask me about "us" - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Sacred War and Arizona's Final "Reduccion"
If the state wants a solution, it will have to speak to us as co-equals and as full human beings - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Obama Looking Like a Champ
One victory at a time - by Alvaro Huerta

Critical Thinking: The Basis of Scientific Thought
During the sixties, as in the case of Arizona, many people felt threatened it is not easy to give up privilege - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Yes You Can, Mr. President
On immigration reform, deportations, the DREAM Act, and many more issues. ?Usted si puede, Sr. Presidente! - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Issue Gold Cards for Immigrants, Mayor Villaraigosa
In 2009 alone some $60 million found its way into the city's coffers resulting from illegal confiscations - by Magdalena Barela

Why Was Latino Former Marine Shot 60 Times by Arizona SWAT Team?
On May 5, two-tour Iraq veteran Jose Guerena died in a hail of bullets from a Pima Region SWAT team. Serious questions remain. - by Raul Ramos y Sanchez

Somebody PLEASE! ~ Part III
Another plea for some REALISTIC sanity and common sense among us! - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Obama's Symbolic Immigration Speech
Real immigration reform needed, not just words - by Alvaro Huerta

Arizona Is Not Above the Law
Officials feel entitled to violate the law of the land, and squander millions of dollars to play out their prejudices. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Recall ArizonaǪ from the 19th Century
The dictionary definition of insanity should be changed to spell A-R-I-Z-O-N-A - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

DREAM Act Reintroduced in Congress
The DREAM Act would address the plight of young immigrants who have been raised in the U.S.

Immigration in the 21st Century and the Browning of America
Current immigration controversy, focused on illegal immigrants, being viewed through a post-9/11 perspective - by Paulina Rael Jaramillo

"Better than What?"
My elbows will never look white no matter how much I scrub them. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

My Thoughts on Osama Bin Laden's Death
A day I will always remember ... the face of evil eliminated - by Christian Henriquez

Choice: Hero or Scab
That moment in history when students inspired the Tucson community to fight back - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

It Takes More Than a Village...
It takes great teachers and government-funded college-prep programs to help Inner-city youth get into elite universities - by Alvaro Huerta

Birth of A RINO
Yes Virginia, there are Republicans that wouldn't vote for Genghis Kahn or Michelle Bachman. - by Alberto Marrero Salas

On the Occasion of Obama's Visit to San Francisco
An open letter to friends, allies and adversaries - by Roberto Lovato

Apartheid Board Complicit in Destroying Ethnic Studies
Apartheid is what we are up against in this historic Indigenous city -- Tucson -- in our battle to defend Ethnic Studies. - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Priorities: There's a Difference Between One and Ten
Despite our dramatic growth in population, immigration reform still lingers around the ten spot - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Teachers Make Positive Contributions
Respect teachers, don't scapegoat them - by Alvaro Huerta

Between a Rock and as Hard Place
Bernanke ...the man who kept us from selling apples - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Tom C. Horne: Only in Arizona
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who speak without thinking and distort the truth - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

The Stupidity of Idiot Latino Sports Fans
How the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium has once again tarnished our proud race - by William Gallegos

Dispatch From El Salvador
Obama's drug war feels eerily familiar - by Roberto Lovato for Colorlines Magazine

A Great Loss to our World and the AIDS Movement
Statement on the passing of Elizabeth Taylor - by Richard L. Zaldivar

Obama in El Salvador-Trapped by History or Space for Hope?
Expectations of the president's visit were almost as varied as the many rumors and questions filling the smoggy air - by Roberto Lovato

Arizona: In violation of all human rights laws
A careful reading of SB1070 and HB 2281 has convinced many that the state has for years been out of compliance - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Getting an Education to Achieve Equality
Ten recommendations to keep our children at school - by Beatriz Schiava MD, MTS, MAc

Catch-22: The Protection of the American Way
Delusions are based on myths that are dreamed up. They never happened. They are fabrications. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Donate to Red Cross for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami
A sanctuary isn't always a place, but sometimes another human being - by Kat Avila

Arizona Refuses to Take Backseat to History
The state's rogue legislators have stepped forward to once again capture the 19th century spotlight - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Set to Lose Its Funding
Maybe you should have invited Latinos to the dance a little bit sooner - by El Los Angelino

The Buying of America
The battle for Arizona and Wisconsin: the Koch Brothers connection - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

How Your Past Can Affect Your Present and Future
Understand how your subconscious mind functions and how you can train it to do the things you want it to do. - by Sasha Carrion, Cht.

Conspiracy Theory or a Nightmare?
What is happening in Wisconsin and Arizona is real, it is not just a bad dream - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

How to Get Un-elected (A Primer)
Instead of lists and death threats how about just getting the potholes fixed - by El Los Angelino

The ??
A sign of yesterday, today and tomorrow - by Jim Estrada

It Is the Law That is Illegal
We are not satisfied with hiding our culture in the home - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Fact from Opinion: La Raza Studies
A fact is something that can be supported by evidence; an opinion is a belief that may or may not be backed up by evidence. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones
I seriously doubt that we'll learn much from the tragic events in Tucson, Arizona -- I hope that I am wrong - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

The Tucson Massacre: After the Cameras Leave
Long after killings are no longer headline news, Arizona will continue contending with bigotry and hate against brown peoples - by Roberto Dr.Cintli Rodriguez

"Horne's Law" or Horne's Great Deception
Cultural genocide and the attempt to kill ethnic studies - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Speaking Running Against Hate and Censorship
We left footprints. We created a path. And we celebrated. - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, PhD

MALDEF Responds to Senate DREAM Act Vote
Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel, Statement on DREAM Act Vote by the U.S. Senate

Senate Fails To Pass DREAM Act
Bill Would Have Promoted Fairness And Equality In Access To Higher Education

Cowardice and Pettiness Prevail In the U.S. Senate
We Are All DREAMers Now

DREAM Act Vote Will Not Be Forgotten
Senate fails to pass DREAM Act despite unprecedented mobilization and support by the general public

Voto Latino Responds to the Dashing of the DREAM Act
Sacrificing the dreams of hundreds of thousands of our brightest youth for shortsighted political gains

La Vida Es Un Juego
Anything (or anyone) but Mexican revisited - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Speaking Out for Public Housing Residents
It's time for public housing bureaucrats to stop acting like prison wardens, start treating residents with dignity, respect - by Alvaro Huerta

Mexican Transplant Contributes to USA's Holiday Spirit
How the cuetlaxochitl, a native plant of Mexico and Central America, became the nation's Christmas flower - by Jim Estrada

No Excuses: Pass the DREAM Act Now!
DREAM Act Scheduled for House Vote, Senate Cloture Vote on Wednesday - by Martine Apodaca

Why I Wouldn't Legalize Marijuana
...like alcohol, not everybody can handle it, so it makes NO sense... - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Cuauht?moc, Dolores Huerta and the Raza Studies Timeline
"You can silence our voices, but never our spirit." - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

The Lesson of the Midterm Elections?
Look beyond elections for real change - by Roberto Lovato

Whitman Hypocrisy Reflects America's Treatment of Latinos
Meg Whitman was "shocked, shocked" to learn that her maid was an illegal alien, hiding in plain sight for nine years - by Gil Villagr?n, MSW

Arizona: A Time and Decade of Betrayal
In Tucson, draconian measures have now begun to affect the parents of our top students and top student organizers - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Blonde, Blue-Eyed, Euro-Cute Latinos on Spanish TV
Has Spanish language TV violated its trust to maintain American Latino cultural identity? - by Al Carlos Hernandez - Contributing Editor

Why I Didn't Donate to KCRW (or KPCC)
In an area that's over 45% Latino, no Latinos among KCRW's commentators & only 2 Latino KPCC reporters - by El Los Angelino

Why I'm Voting for Meg
Have you had enough of career politicians? - by Edie J. Adler

Open Letter to Latinos from Dennis Prager
Submitted by Edie J. Adler at Mr. Prager's request - by Dennis Prager

Columbus Day Trail for Defenders of Raza Studies
The notion of what is American or unAmerican has never been litigated. Neither has what constitutes ethnic studies. - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, PhD

The Intellectual Pedo
The truth is lonely and at time threatening. People do not want to smell intellectual farts. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Latino Republicans at a Crossroad
"It ain't easy being me."- Rodney Dangerfield. - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Myths: Were the Sixties Really Better?
The present generation cannot go back to the past, but they can defend what we have today. - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

The Curious Case of Latino Republicans
Basta con Xenophobia! - by Alvaro Huerta

MACHETE: Exploiting Anti-Mexican Nativist Phobias
It's a sign of Latino political maturity that a comic film is made about a mock revolt rather than actually making a real r - by Rosa Martha Villarreal

Why I Am Backing Raul Grijalva
For years, I have operated under the principle that the core must be strengthened; Arizona is presently the core of our movement - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Failing Nation
A Vet's opinion - by Concerned Citizen

Remembering: Hate for Sale
Memory could not be erased - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Reformed or Not Reformed....That is the Question.
How the LAPD killing of a knife-wielding man once again proves unity between the department and the community will never exist - by William Gallegos

Leaving Footprints ... Running for Justice
In Arizona, we know that the eyes of the world are upon us - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

The Chorus: The Right Will Not Go Away
I know enough about history to know who my enemies are and know that I cannot compromise with them - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Time For the New Gangsters to Get the Job
Getting taxed and ripped off by those serving themselves instead of those they were trusted to serve - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Ground Zero Mosque
A Symbol of tolerance, or triumphant conquest? - by Edie J. Adler

We Are Spirit
We are confident we will easily win against the forces of fear, hate and ignorance - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, PhD

About Charlie RangelǪ
In the end, it's up to the people of his District whether he stays their Congressman - by Willie Col??n

TOP Ten New Immigration Deterrents in $600 Mil Border Bill
11. Make them read LatinoLA.com (our invoice is in the mail) - by Al Carlos Hernandez, Contributing Editor

On Patriotism: "I don't suffer fools gladly"
My problem with suffering the pseudo-patriotism of people in places like Arizona where stupidity has suffocated rational thought - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

WASSAPENING .... In Immigration Law
Obama contemplating TPS for Honduras: Not comprehensive immigration reform but perhaps a start. - by Alberto Marrero Salas

The Philosophical Foundation for Raza Studies
or What State Officials Don't Want Arizona School Children To Know - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, PhD

The Rat Pack in Bell
The L.A. Times got it right - by Alberto Marrero Salas

City of Bell: Aqui esta Tu Campanazo
City of Bell council members accountable for outrageous salaries! - by Sol

Arizona on My Mind
The genesis of Chicana/o Studies - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Whitman's War on Nurses
Meg Whitman, the billionaire gubernatorial candidate, has found a new target: California's registered nurses. - by Dana Caldera, RN USC Hospital

David Alfaro Siqueiros and Los Angeles, an Indelible Connection
How a Mexican artist's seven-month visit to Los Angeles became a cultural touchstone - by Tessie Borden

Obama the Brilliant
Comprehensive immigration reform now - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Arizona - The Death of the Fourth Estate
The Arizona media is the worst example of an institution abandoning its mission to educate the public - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Tell Our Next Governor to Make Higher Education a Priority
"One Million More College Graduates by 2025 Campaign" focuses on need for 1 million additional college graduates

Ipalnemoani: That For What We Live For
The anti-Mexican/anti-Indigenous and anti-immigrant hate-and-fear drums continue to increase in volume - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Don't Call It Racism
The tyranny of words - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

From Manifest Destiny to Manifest Insanity
Having a different philosophical center constitutes a threat to Arizona's cultural & political domination

Mexicans Are Not Dumb
The schools fail - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Fears and Loathes Brown People
Enough with xenophobia and racism! - by Alvaro Huerta

Weekend In Reno
It seemed paradoxical that as buildings and storefronts are empty, the casinos were filled with people eating, drinking, smoking - by Al Carlos Hernandez - Contributing Editor

Arizona: Rushing Toward the Wrong Side of History
But, resistance is entering a new phase - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Does the Truth Matter?
When Israel is considered guilty until proven guilty - by Edie J. Adler

California Against Slavery: Raising the Bar on Human Trafficking
CAS is promoting a ballot initiative to strengthen human trafficking laws. Deadline for signatures is June15th! - by Aurelia Fierros

Elections Should Be Won, Not Bought
Yes on Proposition 15: The California Fair Elections Act - by Anai Ibarra

A Personal Message from Alejandro Menchaca
I have decided to run for the California State Senate, 22nd District - by Alejandro Menchaca, Esq.

United Teachers Los Angeles Endorses Proposition 15
No to elections bought by special interests; Yes to elections by voters - by Anai Ibarra

La ropa sucia se lava en casa
Fix your own mess before you criticize, Mr. Calderon! - by Edie J. Adler

Welcome to Apartheid, Arizona, USA
The burning of the books of our ancestors Indigenous peoples of this continent resides deep in our psyche - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

To the Graduating Class of 2010
From a keynote speaker for the seniors' graduation banquet at a private Christian college ... Al Carlos himself - by Al Carlos Hernandez, Contributing Editor

Paquita was Wrong: Our Families Need to be Protected
LGBT families respond to recent homophobic comments against the right for same-sex couples to marry and adopt. - by Jorge Amaro

Cinco de Mayo: A Battle for Recognition
We celebrate, not in recognition of a battle in another nation, but to battle for recognition in this nation - by Dr. Lily Rivera

The Ox-Bow Incident
Then they came for me, and people DID speak up - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

The White Rose
It does not take a rocket scientist to deduce that Arizona's law profiles Latinos--the hue of their skin makes them suspect - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Arizona: This is What Apartheid Looks Like
Racial profiling is no longer outside of the law; here it now has legal cover - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Enough with Draconian Anti-Immigrant Laws!
Unite against racism - by Alvaro Huerta

The Next Big Battle
Already, tens of thousands of American citizens and residents have taken to the streets all over the immigrant nation - by Armando Gudino

Dreaming Bigger Dreams: End of Column of the Americas
The bigger dreams involve ceasing writing reactively and writing from a point of creation - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Census: Mexicans, Hispanics/Latinos Can Identify as Indigenous
Because most have never been given the choice or opportunity to make these choices, many have historically checked other race - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

The Fall of Los Angeles
A conscience-free city council, layoffs, rate increases, and LA's worst mayor ever....how this is only the beginning! - by William Gallegos

Thoughts on the Mexican American Struggles for Peace and Justice
We are entering a new movimiento era for Mexican Americans and Latinos where a passing of the torch is in process - by Rosalio Munoz

10 Reasons to Commemorate the Chicano Moratoriums 1969-1971
While many of the Chicano generation are retiring from work, its not time to retire from the movement - by Rosalio Munoz

California Dreaming
Why California is unsustainable - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Census: Masking Identities or Counting the Indigenous Among Us
The Census bureau has never made it easy to recognize the indigenous roots of Mexican Americans/Chicanos or Latinos/Hispanics - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Latinos Drive Business: Who Will Take the Ride?
New study on Hispanic marketing trends sheds light on opportunity for U.S. business - by Hector Orci

10 Steps to Implement Right-Wing Education Reforms
Ways to take power away from student advocates and implement right-wing education reforms - by Jose Lara

We Wanted a Nelson Mandela; We Got a Clarence Thomas
Unless Obama begins to act upon his stated convictions, he find himself in the middle of the political highway as roadkill - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Haiti is BleedingǪ
So too is Afghanistan, Iraq and the Arizona Desert. Where is our humanity? - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

The SWOT Team is Here!
Get to work on changing your weaknesses and threats to strengths and opportunities - by Hermelinda Ramsay, MBA

The Nuts are Running the Nut House
Republicans and Democrats . . . repent! - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Welcome LatinoLA's Newest Writer: Wendy Solorio
L.A. native, cancer survivor, college student and future broadcast journalist bringing her spark to LatinoLA - by Wendy Solorio

Saving Haiti; Saving Humanity
What it means to be human and the meaning of humanity is on full display as we all are struggling to do our part - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Criminal Rights vs Victim Rights
How many, including Latinos, are choosing to side with the bad guys? - by William Gallegos

Social Historical Context "Natural Disasters": Haiti
Understanding the Haitian crisis - by Victor M. Rodriguez Dominguez

The Huehuetlahtolli (Ancient Guidances) re Sheriff Arpaio
Rodriguez is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Martin Luther King and the Chican@ Movement
Dr Kings legacy is alive and well in 2010 and Chican@s/Latin@s were a part of the coalitions he helped lead - by Rosalio Munoz

The Decade of Fraud, Fear, Hate and Permanent War
It really wasn't government; it was the people who gave this decade away. - by Roberto Rodriguez

Hard Choices to Make or Break a Business
Business tax debt Issues and suggested expenses to eliminate or reduce to rid yourself of tax debt faster - by Martha De la chaussee

East Los Angeles College: The Second Chance School
It may have taken me five years to earn an Associates Degree and transfer out, but it was worth it. - by Erick Huerta

Golden Goals
Successful people make goals and follow them with focused attention and intention, passion and action - by Hermelinda Ramsay, MBA

Real Estate Armageddon Part Three
The beat goes on, the beat goes on.
- Sonny and Cher. - by Alberto Marrero Salas


Education, Free from Tyranny
We must act now to insure the future of our children - by Slowjoe

Old Tradition Could Boost Latino Community's Economy
Bring back Los Reyes Magos! - by Andy Porras

Funny or Racist: Divisive Mexican Comedy on TV - USA 09
Skin color as object of jokes

RunningǪ Past PTSD or my Susto Profundo
To be beaten is dehumanizing.To fight for one's rights is rehumanizing. - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

My Home is My Refuge
What makes a peaceful home - by Hermelinda Ramsay

University of Texas Research Study Needs Midlife Latinas
Midlife Latinas are needed to fill out an online survey on physical activity and ethnicity; Participants will be reimbursed - by Chelsea McPeek, Research Assistant

CNN Must Drop Lou Dobbs for Anti-immigrant Fabrications
Enough with racists! - by Alvaro Huerta

Latinos for Peace Support HR3699
Facebook group calls for no escalation of war in Afghanistan, withdrawal of troops from Iraq, end to Honduras coup - by Rosalio Urias Munoz

Latinos in America, CNN and Refocusing the Immigration Issue
If CNN's doc discusses discrimination issues, shouldn't it also discuss the role media plays in propagating discrimina - by Seth Hoy

1969: Chicano Movement Rising
Notes on Raza history in East LA, Oct 14 at Cal State LA - by Rosalio Urias Munoz

Double Dipping ....Double Rip Off
Al Capone or Ponzi would be proud. - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Positive Latino Images Don't Evolve, It Takes Hard Work!
In media, movies and on stage, we are gaining, slowly, but steadily - by Joe Ortiz

Health, War - Peace, Hypocrisy & Taxes
So here's the equation: Money to save lives? NO! Money to kill? YES! - by Roberto Rodriguez

Teacher Unions and Latino Representation
While making up the majority of students in LA schools, Latino teachers are often not heard in their unions - by Jose Lara

Hope In Times of Darkness
Southern California tour for book on the Salvadoran American experience - by Randy Jurado Ertll

My Parents Died Due to Lack of Quality Health Care
A call for universal health care - by Alvaro Huerta

Animal Cruelty
Big corporations accept animal cruelty in order to get what they need for their fast food. - by Erik Aguilar

Latino Faculty Want to End 'Brown Out' at The Beach
What is happening at CSULB? - by Faculty from various colleges at CSULB

Rising Up to Demand Access to Schools
DREAMActivists: Taking up arms and fighting for the opportunity to be given a chance to prove they belong and can contribute - by Erick Huerta

Latinos to CNN: Dump Dobbs Now
The movement to drop the most dangerous man for Latinos in America - by Roberto Lovato

In Defense of the Undocumented
Speaking out for the voiceless - by Alvaro Huerta

Chicano from the Heartlands Ventures into Los Angeles
ChicanoMan from Omaha flings himself into the jaws of Aztlan when he travels to L.A., to connect with cultura. - by Jose Francisco "Chato" Garcia Rios

Dead, Mad or Working for Ahnold
"The beat goes on." - Sonny and Cher - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Six Things I Would Do to Improve Schools
This is not a complete list. Just a start! - by Jose Lara

The Art of Personal Graft
A civic lesson in the tax, fee, and fine system that supports our government and the rich - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Sounds of Silence in Venezuela
"You do not know, Silence, like a cancer, grows." Simon and Garfunkel - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Another Case of American Racism
The unjust arrest of a black man - by Alvaro Huerta

Let Them Eat Pan Dulce
Marie Antionette and her crew would probably fit into the 90210 and "The O.C." crowd until she met the Gente - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing editor

Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
Historic Obama Presidency pushing racial profiling hypocrisy of historic proportions? - by Roberto Lovato

287G: Obama Opposes Yet Sanctions Racial Profiling
The president complicit in expanding programs that legalize and authorize racial profiling, other abuses nationwide - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

?No M?s Antonio, Por Favor!
Why we should all hope Mayor Antonio's next four years in office go by fast - by William Gallegos

LIAR is a Liar
Why does a book have a white girl with long, straight tresses on the jacket of a novel about an African-American tomboy - by Jo Ann Hernandez

Our Man in Honduras
Lanny Davis and his clients are the same powerful Hondurans behind the military coup - by Roberto Lovato

California and GM: Going Down the Same Road
A light at the end of the tunnel....Gen. Westmoreland - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Marketing Tips, But No Tricks #2
Without true marketing you have no buyers, you have no revenue, you have no business - period! - by Dr. Manuel Escalante

Attacks on Sotomayor Unwarranted
The nerve of privileged white men - by Alvaro Huerta

Who Will Educate the Next Generation of California Youth?
The state's fiscal crisis and higher education in California - by Victor M. Rodriguez Dominguez

Chicano and Latino Coloniality
What is the relation between white supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism in the study of Chicano/a- Latino/a politics? - by Jimmy Centeno

Hugo Chavez: Libertarian
Dimes con quien andas y te dire quien eres...Spanish Proverb - by Alberto Marrero Salas

The Fallacy in 'No New Taxes'
While saving the wealthy elite from taxes, low-income families will suffer changes to their health and education - by L. A. Ortega

Give Obama A Chance
In great things it is enough to have tried......Erasmus - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Military, Elites Topple Zelaya
Obama has the power - and responsibility - to help restore democracy in Honduras - by Roberto Lovato

Judge Sotomayor: Racialization, Ideology
The "Imagined Latino Community" - by Victor M. Rodriguez

Arrest of Gang Intervention Leader Raises Questions, Concerns
Alex Sanchez of Homies Unidos, a most respected gang intervention leader in the country, labeled a "shotcaller" by FBI - by Roberto Lovato

Can We Get a Little Respect Here?
One Chicano-American's take on the crisis in Iran - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Justicia!: Sotomayor and the Long March of Puerto Rican History
Lost in debates about her ethnic allegiances are the contributions of the silenced majority living in/ beyond the projects - by Roberto Lovato

Villaraigosa's Personality Draws Attention...
But, the constituencies he has helped build and represent are more important than ever - by Rosalo Munoz

California is Broke. Why?
"If you think this country's bad off now, just wait 'til I get through with it." ...Groucho Marx as Rufus T. - by Alberto Marrero Salas

The Audacity of Privileged White Men
Racist attacks against Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor - by Alvaro Huerta

Rep Raul Grijalva Leads Way for Public Option in Health Reform
Rep. Raul Grijalva passed up being chair of the Hispanic Caucus of the House to be Co-chair of the Progressive Caucus - by Comments with article by Tim Wheeler from Rosalio Munoz

Tips But No Tricks #1
What marketing is, and what it isn't - by Dr. Manuel Escalante (Dr. E)

GIVEUS To UPTOME
Opportunity knocks - by Dr. Manuel A. Escalante

Sotomayor Falls in Journalism's Blind Spot
What her nomination clearly shows us is that what this nation needs is more incisive journalism, not less - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Mother Market, Mother Nature
... everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. Santayana - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Sotomayor's Confirmation Hearings Will Be Trial of the GOP
Using the confirmation as a way to communicate a willingness to redeem themselves for the great injustices of their recent past - by Roberto Lovato

Immigration Is NOT #1 Issue For Hispanics
New Hispanic study show heightened concern over immigration reform. - by Louis Pagan

War & Torture
Subterfuge and the science of repeating lies - by Roberto Rodriguez

Mexico, Mexican Americans and Anti-Semitism
The U.S.-Mexico barrier is dubious endeavor since Mexico and the U.S., unlike Palestine and Israel, are working to establish clo - by Rosa Martha Villarreal

Please Vote YES on Proposition 1A
Here's another fine mess you gotten us into.....Oliver Hardy to Stan Laurel - by Alberto Marrer Salas

The New GOP: Guns, Gays, God, & Gohome!
The Old America they cling on to or want to cling on to no longer exists - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Eviscerating Immigrant=Criminal Logic
Climate of hate means immigrant rights organizations should commit to excluding punitive policies in any reform proposal - by Roberto Lovato

A Latina Supreme Court Judge?
Possible nominee for seat in nation's highest court, Sonia Sotomayor's biography suggests struggles and hopes - by Gebe Martinez, New American Media

A Soldier's Father
Mixed emotions when saying goodbye to my warrior son as he goes off to Iraq - by Abelardo de la Pe??a Jr.

A Happy Foreclosure Story
"There is nothing to fear but fear itself and the bogeyman." - Pat Paulsen comedian and US Presidential Candidate. - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Border Walls: Et tu, Obama?
Flor Cris??stomo, public face of the U.S. immigrant rights movement, believes Obama will treat all people as full human beings - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

To Live and Die in L.A.
"Got to get away. To live and die in L.A." - Wang Chung - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Somebody Please! Part III
Payback and reality are terms we have to deal with now - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Clarion call: the Vieques Struggle Is Not Over
After 62 years, the struggle continues . . . - by Cheberto Rosa

Teachers Strike for Students Rights!
Teachers at Santee Education Complex conduct a one-hour work stoppage to protest an increase in class size and inequalities - by Jose Lara

Anything But Mexican Revisted
Our elected officials became elected officials because there were poor Mexicans and then Latinos to justify them - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Seeing How the Other Half Lives
Government assistance to upper classes comes without scorn usually directed at aid given working poor - by Alvaro Huerta

Obama's Dilemma: the Sequel
"Play it again Sam. If you can play it for her you can play it for me." - Casablanca - by Alberto Marrero Salas

An End to Bush Era
Obama to unveil a series of initiatives to be announced, and go into effect, April 1 that bring an end to the Bush-Cheney era - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Latinos and Card Check: Our Dream in Danger
Unions are once again trying to increase their profits by inducing hate towards the business community - by Luis Alvarado

Never Trust a Gringo
Like my mother said, "Ni les pido agua." However, this is wrong - by Rodofo F. Acu??a

40 Years of Youth Liberation
More than anything, we rebelled against dehumanization - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Go, Rudy. Boy, Do I Hear You.
Response to "Why The Rest of the World Hates Us" - by Walter

Why The Rest of the World Hates Us
May God protect the rest of the world from North America - by Rudy J. Cardona

An Antidote Called Hope
To the environmental movement, the first month and a half of the Obama presidency has meant much more than a letter to Santa Cla - by Javier Sierra

Trying to Make Sense in a World Gone Mad
"I am mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" - Howard Beal "Network" 1976 - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Obama's Durban II Boycott - Perils of a Post-Racial Planet
His admnistration may be giving the green light to governments and other groups practicing their own brand of racial discriminat - by Roberto Lovato, New America Media

Mayor Villaraigosa's Reelection
Coverage on the Internet is showing a mixed reaction to the L.A. mayor's first term. What do you think?

Truth, Reconciliation Ǫ Justice
Historians rendering a verdict against the Bush administration does not justice make - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Immigration Policies Bring Global Shame on Us
Stories about the Guantanamo-like problems in the country's immigrant detention system again tarnishing the image of the US - by Roberto Lovato, New America Media

The Top 10 Reasons to Vote NO on Measure B
A wrong approach for starting solar use...there are better alternatives for taxpayers/homeowners - by Mario Mendez, LATCA

Face of the New American Bigot, Part II
Noting Lou Dobb's brazen xenophobia, habitual misreporting and reliance on an all-star cast of extremist sources - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

L.A. Times, Don't Shortchange Hilda Solis
More and more of us Latin@s can read between the lines. - by Rosalio Mu??oz

Take Action!
After another workplace raid, it's time to tell President Obama that we need immigration reform we can believe in

The Age of Crimmigration is Upon Us
Latinos are the new majority ... in federal prisons - by Roberto Lovato

Militarism and Militarism
Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano outlines top immigration priorities - by Roberto Lovato

The Face of the New American Bigot
No longer the Aryan extremist or unrepentant segregationist, George Wallace is out and CNN's jolly Lou Dobbs is in - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, New America Media

Power Concedes Nothing Without Demand! Confirm Hilda!!!
The Department of Labor can and should be the most important cabinet position and Hilda is a person who can make it so - by Chalio Munoz

Fear and Hate Policies Along the Border: R.I.P.
For a nation that worries more about the bottom line than its morals, it should actually be more concerned about its moral stand - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Immigration Detention Reform Moves to Front Burner
Calls for major restructuring of the immigration detention system may soon become unavoidable - by Roberto Lovato, New America Media

Encounter Groups Revisited
We should not act like minorities but should seize power - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Somebody Please!! Part 3
Another installation in the on-going series to get the Gente to step up and be a part of the New World! - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Bush's Parting Shot: Kiss My Buttocks
Bush promised compassionate immigration reform; What he delivered instead was draconian law enforcement action - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Wall Street, Main Street and a Brave New World
Say it ain't so Joe (Boy to Shoeless Joe Jackson) - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Solis Should Be Confirmed
Hilda Solis should be confirmed as soon as possible so that Obama's labor policies can be implemented - by A La Opinion Editorial

Why Latinos Remain Underrepresented in the U.S. Military
A new RAND Corporation study conducts a study for the Department of Defense

Fighting for Migrant Justice in the Desert
Every day, out of 1,000 migrants apprehended by immigration agents, 70 are randomly selected and processed like cattle - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Latino@s Support Hilda Solis Now!
Right wing Republicans are trying to make Hilda Solis a wedge issue against the mandate for change - by Rosalio Mu??oz

Obama on the Move!
Only two days in office and President Obama is signing executive orders towards the "change" he promised. - by Gil Contreras

Onward With a More Responsible U.S.
Choosing our better history means knowing our true history and not continuing or resorting to the bad of the past ... Si se pued - by Rosalio Urias Mu??oz

??S? Eres Doctor Qu? Curas?: Culture
How much generational change takes place within higher education? In the end, institutions acculturate succeeding generations - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Immigration Reform Debate Must Regain a Moral Compass
Undocumented immigrants are first and foremost human beings whose lives are as sacred as that of any other being - by Roberto Lovato, New America Media

Boycott the 2009 LA Marathon
How religious leaders and the LA City Council have ruined a proud LA tradition - by William Gallegos

The Governator and Tus Hermanos Latinos
Well here's another nice mess you've gotten me into! - by Alberto Salas

America's Soul Sickness Part 2
The belief that God has especially chosen Westerners to bring civilization and enlightenment to the rest of the world - by Roberto Rodriguez

Suzie Lopez Reviewed
When police powers act indiscriminately they kill the Suzies of this world - by Dr. Rudolfo Acu??a

There is Plenty of Hope for Progress If We Struggle as a People
The change in the White House and Congress is significant, important victories can be won - by Rosalio Munoz

Disillusion Paralyzes Us
Like in life, hope should be based on reality. Unlike "W" and the Scarecrow, Obama at least has a brain - by Dr. Rudolfo Acu??a

Obama's Rude Awakening
America's Soul Sickness and Permanent War - by Roberto Rodriguez

On Impeachment
We have to defeat the policies and the forces behind them, not just the personalities - by Rosalio Mu??oz

American Exceptionalism
Justice we can believe in or why Bush will walk - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Field of Calzones
A shame and a travesty as female farmworkers suffer from sexual harassment - by M. Reyna

Latinos are Silver Lining in Economic Cloud
California needs to lead the way with steps that will reflect how the next generation of students will be prepared - by Armando Vazquez-Ramos

Latino, Gay y Prop 8... Oh My!
What did the passing of Prop 8 mean to me as a Gay Latino? - by Alejandro Soria

Rudy, Don't Be Lonely, I Could'a Been Born in Tucson.
Most of the Tucsonense gentry had no idea about monopoly capital, much less state monopoly capital - by Rosalio Munoz

The Loneliness of Writing History
Writing is ... frustrating. It is probably because I am needy, and as a child I always looked to my parents and teachers - by Dr. Rudolfo Acu??a

Obama's Journey: Bring Down the Walls!
What will the U.S. do with all the excess metal? - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Promoting Repressive Policies With Our Tax Money
National Public Radio is providing free advertising to the controversy-ridden and mismanaged Department of Homeland Security - by Roberto Lovato

Immigration Reform Trapped in Political Dualism
The first consideration in any serious reform should be removing the immigration processing functions from the anti-terrorist bu - by Roberto Lovato

The Obama Dilema
"Be careful what you wish for" - The Monkey's Paw - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Raza Educators Protest HSF
Demand Hispanic Scholarship Fund open scholarships to undocumented students. - by Jose Lara

La Cara de Pendejos
CSU budget cuts: The people in charge can do this because we are not involved - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Obama: "No human being is illegal!"
As a brown man, I view Obama's victory not simply as a dream, but as a very long and bloody struggle against dehumanization - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Post Mortem: How the GOP lost the Election.
We did it the old fashioned way. We earned it. - by Alberto Marrero Salas

The Real Scandal at California's MetroLink Commuter System
Workers and commuters depend on MetroLink to get to work across L.A. But has politics and bureaucracy become more important - by Art Majlessi

Electronic Voting Vato Loco
We won't get fooled again... - by Al Carlos Hernandez, Contributing Editor

Si Se Puede
Change and Hope - by maria reyna

I Voted for Hope and Change and Family
One person among milliions, but still, I think I've made a difference - by Abelardo de la Pe??a Jr., El Editor

Myth of the Latino Vote
We change the context of the election, but not necessarily influence the outcome of the election - by Alonso Ya??ez, Hispanic Link

Opposition to Discrimination
No on Proposition 8 asks grassroots supporters to move video through online community

Disrespecting Traditional Latino Family Values
Latinos are victims of situational mathematics: Vote YES on 8! - by Al Carlos Hernandez - Contributing Editor

Opposing Proposition 8
ACLU executive director makes personal plea opposing ballot initiative that would outlaw same-sex marriage - by Anthony D. Romero

Beyond Citizenship: Toward a New Mountaintop
The next president has to symbolically act to gain the respect of the community of nations - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

You Have Made A Big Mistake
Open letter to LA Times about the laying off of writer Agustin Gurza, who focused on Latino culture, arts and music - by Abelardo de la Pe??a Jr., El Editor

A Big Brother Migration Solution
How far off are we from living in a moated and checkpoint society? - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

How Colleges Must Adapt to the Evolving National Landscape
Minority students require a fast and flexible, career-focused education in today's climate - by Jason Barquero

?Obama Nos Llama! Caravana a Nevada
The Obama campaign needs you get out the vote in crucial battleground state

Landslide: Necessary and Possible!
The movement for Obama is growing despite "Big Lie" tactics. - by Rosalio Mu??oz

The Ghost of Joe McCarthy
As a historian I keep wishing that we will learn something from the past - by Dr. Rudolfo Acu??a

Obama Deal Breakers
Undecent proposals - by Alberto Marrero Salas

World Markets Correct On Fears of An Obama Administration ...
...and a socialist U.S.A. - by Mexitli

McCain Campaign Palling Around With Terrorists in Miami?
What about McCain and his supporter's affiliations with long-time anti-Castro activists like Roberto Martin Perez? - by Roberto Lovato

Is It Just Me?
Hit with a bunch of thoughts that I thought worth sharing - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Why Obama Has to Hold His Tongue?
The unanswered question of this election - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Economic 9-11: The Shrinking of Political Space
Is the government preparing for another domestic war, a war on the poor and middle class? - by Roberto Lovato

Sarah the Apostate
If Catholic politicos are to be held to a high standard then politicos such as Palin should be held to a similar standard - by Dr. Rudolfo Acu??a

Wall Street / Main Street Implodes
Visiting ground zero - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Coyote Journalism
A Chicano critique of a Spanish-surnamed writer who gives a right-wing Republican spin on immigration issues - by Rosalio Mu??oz

McCain Slanders Obama on Immigration
McCain is trying to cover up his, the Republican Party's enforcement first (and only) anti-immigrant, anti-Latino policies - by Rosalio Mu??oz

The Battle of Autism for Our Children
We have to stand next to each other and walk together in dealing with autism in the Latino community - by Marie Olague, Rosemead, CA

Obama vs Hockey Mama
Both running with traditional gringos - by Al Carlos Hernandez - Contributing Editor

Pro-Latino Policies
McCain's focus on immigrants and healthcare - by Anonymous

Lord, Forgive Me...But I'm Still Brown !
An educated vato speaks out after the conventions - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

He's Got a Tail...and Two Horns
Is it too much to ask that McCain's supporters work and vote against Obama, without demonizing and dehumanizing him? - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Charter Schools and the Commodity of Public Education
The debate about charter schools rages on in LatinoLA - by Jose Lara and Anthony Martin

Community Organizers Keep Hope Alive
It is really disheartening to have a person running for the second highest office in the land to be so ignorant of history - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Commenting on the Republican Platorm on Immigration
The GOP approved their platform, including immigration, which John McCain endorsed upon his acceptance of nomination - by Rosalio Mu??oz

Alaska Sounds like Aztlan
Palin leading the secessionist reconquista - by Roberto Lovato

Integrity, Character, McCain
Why I support John McCain - by Alberto Marrero Salas

I Am Snow Blind
Thoughts on the Republican National Convention - by Dr. Rudolfo Acu??a

Questions Journalists Never Ask, Pt. 2
Mainstream journalism has been remanded to facilitating corporate and governmental messages, rather than questioning - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Generational Change: A World Awaiting
Former Obama staffer shares views, not only with an L.A. frame, but beyond - by Dianne Segura

How Cuba Will Determine the 2008 Election
Whether you are pro-Cuba or anti-Cuba, the debate may continue for centuries - by Luis Moro

True Change
Senator McCain's actions versus Obama's words - by Anonymous

Mocking McCain
Perturbed with how the senator's age has become the object of daily derision for commentators and comedians - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Culture: The Lifeblood of our People
Art imitates life and vice versa...even in da 'hood - by Frankie Firme ~ Contributing Editor

Salsa Promoters in Southern California
Is the public getting their money's worth - by Charles Batista

Questions Journalists Never Ask
Most national mainstream journalists nowadays fail to ask the most basic of questions of corporate executives, government offici - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Hard To Swallow: The Story of The Molotov Cocktail
Cudahy candidates fire up publicity stunts - by Angel Archuleta Amoroso

Obamas Grand Tour: the American Idol-ing of Empire?
It's imperative to hold Obama accountable to stopping the violence and militarism of the government hes preparing to lea - by Roberto Lovato

The Pundit Route to Political Redemption
If we allow former attorney general Alberto Gonzales political fortunes to rise, those of the Latino community fall - by Roberto Lovato - Of Am?rica

Hecklers Highlight Latino Silence
Reaction to speech by McCain reinforces how none of the national Latino organizations in the U.S. have come out against the war. - by Roberto Lovato

Torture and Hooded Justice
This administration continues to assert the right to utilize torture by playing gymnastics with its legal definitions - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Welcome to the Mortgage Business
My son, the mortgage broker - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Where Are You From?
The lethal gang challenge issued on L.A.'s streets suggests most of the city's violence is not about race - by Charlie Beck

Message on Father's Day
My sincerest wish for all fathers is that they truly enjoy their day with their families - by Nativo Vig?l L??pez

Obama and McCain on Immigration: Life vs. Death
The greatest good they can do is to put radically re-organizw, if not dismantle, ICE - by Roberto Lovato

A Continuous Journey Before & After Bowdoin
Commencement 2008 by Goodwin Commencement Prize Winner, Bowdoin College - by Vanessa Vidal Castellanos

We've Come a Long Way, Baby
Never thought I'd see the day - by Willie Qui??ones

Puerto Rico's Puzzle: Race, Politics, Imperial Primaries
Ideological factors cloud understanding of the island's culture - by Victor M. Rodriguez Dom?nguez

Not Welcome: Critical Thinking, Cultural Relevancy
Latina English teacher is threatened with termination for being too Afro-centric in her teaching

Mexican Drug Cartels to U.S. Citizens: Keep buying
Drugs are the engine sustaining modern weaponry - by Patrick Osio

Raza Studies: A Ceremonial Discourse
This society tells people of Mexican/Central and South American descent that they don't belong - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Secretary Chertoff: Call Off These Raids
Leaving a trail of broken hearts and disrupted communities is not the way to fix America's broken immigration system - by Geraldo Rivera

Latino Heroes Deserve Their Own Monuments
The significant Latino contribution to the U.S. military to be acknowledged at Junipero Serra Park - by Lucille Roybal-Allard and Bill Lansford

U.S. Drug Users: Main Cause for Mexicos Bloodbath
Real people are being killed, families destroyed, children left orphans, mothers left without children and wives widowed in both - by Patrick Osio, Jr

Our America and the Other America
What is wrong with education in America: politicians, not educators, are now in control of the classroom - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Huehuetlotohli: The Ancient Word of (My) Creator Couple
Universities teach you everything except how to be a good human being - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Juan Crow in Georgia
The solution to the 'problem' of immigration and other problems is globalization of justice - by Roberto Lovato

Why We March on May Day
May 1st is a shout out to the adversaries of immigrant's social integration and progress - by Nativo V. Lopez

To Kill or Not to Kill...That Should NOT be the Question!
Terminal illness is no excuse for murder - by Edie J. Adler

Hugo Chavez: Puro Bla Bla Bla
Why Colombia had nothing to fear - by Albert Marrero Salas

Hillary is Circling The Drain
Support for Hillary Clinton should be viewed as an endorsement for Operation Gatekeeper by all Chicanos and Mexican-Americans - by Daniel Maldonado

One Raid at a Time
How Immigrant Crackdowns Build the National Security State - by Roberto Lovato

Sometimes the Truth Hurts
Why Los Angeles will never win the war against Latino gangs - by William Gallegos

Remembering and Honoring Ruben Salazar
The issuance of a U.S. Postal stamp is a fitting tribute, yet, a stamp is not large enough to convey his life's work - by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez

Super Tuesday, Latinos, and the Vote
Relations between Blacks and Latinos may not be perfect, but they can only go up - by Ralph de Unamuno

Myth-making and Our Election Year Narratives
Most pundits have been wrong in their forecastsǪ and in their interpretations - by Roberto Rodriguez

Curse or No Curse
On Super Tuesday, Obama gets my vote - by Daniel Maldonado

Beyond the Mama's Chi-chi Theory
Latino vote lust previews growing national sophistication - by Roberto Lovato

History Isn't Always Black and White
If it doesn't relate, it doesn't educate - by Andy Porras

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy and the Primaries
Presidential candidates take the 'social' out of 'change' - by Roberto Lovato

Why Union?
Why not! - by Sandra Habr-Valle

Guanabee Rocks..
New kids in town - by Al Carlos Hernandez

The Silence of the 999 Monkeys
How earth's most powerful nation descended from a peoples' democracy into an autocratic, totalitarian government, overnight - by Roberto Rodriguez

Pedro Zapeta: Economic Threat or Financial Guru?
District Court chose to keep $49,000 of his money and graciously allowed him to keep $10,000 - by Philip Knab

Minorities Can Stop Racism
I can tell you how - by Wanda

On the Verge of Democracy Collapse Disorder
The refusal to hold the president accountable has emboldened him to continue his criminal endeavors worldwide - by Roberto Rodriguez

The New Cucuy, Gangsters, and Plague
Developers, politicians, and high taxes - by Frankie Fime

Trusting LA British Food Invasion
Tesco, Fresh & Easy want the right to claim high paying jobs, quality foods in working class neighborhoods, without doing so - by Gabriel Buelna

School Board Member Laughs At Spanish-Speaking Parents
Parents hold protest at School Board Meeting - by Jose X

Juan and Jose a Fairy Tale
Section 8 a crime against the working poor - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Columbus and Indian Skin-Lightening Cream
Indian civil society has the responsibility to police itself - by Gabriel Buelna

Defend The Honor: Stop The Book
Latinos were in fact a vital part of the Greatest Generation - by Ramiro Puentes

Shaping the Hispanic Debate
Mainstream America needs to be reminded of the roots the Latino culture has historically had in the country - by Marisa Trevi??o

A Blessing in Disguise?
Latinos omitted from Ken Burns' War - by Roberto Lovato

Man? Mania
Sabor Latino was in the house as the Latin act played one of four straight sold-out shows in L.A. - by mtharveyla

Leftist Popularism in Latin America
You can't eat rhetoric - by Alberto Marrero Salas

The Footsteps of Immigration
Politicians, movement organizers need to set personal goals aside, focus on what's best for the people they represent - by Philip Knab

What You Can Do About The War
Ken Burns and the exclusion of Latinos in PBS documentary on PBS - by Nancy De Los Santos

Exclusion, Otra Vez
No Latinos in WWII Documentary on PBS - by Nancy De Los Santos

Bush's Undocumented War Without End Surges Forward
Determining the legality of the war - by Roberto Rodriguez

Melting Down the American Dream
The sad, comical journey of Alberto Gonzales - by Roberto Lovato

The Bracero's Saga
The open box of hypocrisy to advocate slavery - by Efrain H. Logreira & Yvette M. Fernandez

LAUSD-Public Service or Sacrifice?
The Compensation Committee has warped the Los Angeles School Board into a place where only the wealthy can survive - by Gabriel Buelna

Taking George The Terrible to the Mat
The job of ridding Bush & Cheney shouldn't fall upon superheroes - by Roberto Rodriguez

Can We Awaken for the Elections?
At least in Odessa, TX we will see change - by Robert Anaya Ramirez

300 Pink Crosses
Assistance for a project bringing attention to violence against Las Mujeres de Juarez - by M. Reyna

A Community Responds
Raza teachers attacked and activist students punished - by Jose X

The Untold Reason Latinos are Dropping Out
The cultural reasons that Latinos are behind everyone else in education - by Ernesto Caravantes, M.S.

DREAM Act + Military Component = A Deadly Nightmare
Raza Educators Say No to Dream Act

Using Racism to Further Big Business
A view about Home Depot in Sunland/Tujunga - by MaryLouise Eckman

Our Undocumented Wars
If only they used their time and energies to end this foolish war would they find the money to solve society's real problems - by Roberto Rodriguez

Credit Card and Bureau (not Burro) OPT OUT
Stop those unwanted and unsolicited credit card offers - by Chivatrojan

Why Latinos Hate Stories About Gangs
These images have created the illusion that the unlawful, outcast lives of the gangs are emblematic of Latino society - by Rosa Martha Villarreal

Happy Father's Day
Not loser baby daddy's day - by Al Carlos Hernandez

Investment Not Resentment for Undocumented
Political reality is that immigrants will likely need to pay a price for legalization, what should this price look like? - by Gabriel Buelna

Home Depot Smear Campaign
Company is more concerned about profit than racism - by Karen Zimmerman

Support Sunland-Tujunga
No Home Depot campaign is NOT racist! - by Holly Dare

Support Home Depot
I don't have to tell you how conflicted members of certain communities can become over Day Laborer - by Dianna Perez

Them Vs. Us in the Immigration Debate
It is amazing the lengths that people who have been formerly targeted by demagogues will go to to prove their Americanism - by Roberto Rodriguez

The Elusive Bars of Justice
The fear that has gripped the nation the past few years has permitted militarized units to flourish - by Roberto Rodriguez

Pope Excommunicates Mexicans
Mexican bishops say doctors, nurses who perform abortions, politicians who support the legalization would be excommunicated - by Gabriel Buelna

I Was There and Saw MacArthur Park
Punks started the trouble - by Joe Garza

LAPD Opens Dangerous Front in Immigrant Movement
Local authorities must address the MacArthur Park incident in new ways - by Roberto Lovato

Without Amnesty & Without Animosity
One thing about criminal behavior; there is no statute of limitation for waging an illegal war - by Roberto Rodriguez

Today We March, Tomorrow We Resist
The most immigrant-friendly bill is far from what many undocumented immigrants want - by Roberto Lovato

Rebuilding the Pro-Immigrant Movement: Lessons from MacArthur
It may be time again to return to the streets and bring in more organizers and less attorneys - by Dr. Victor Manuel Rodriguez

America Dreamed
I can create my own identity and shape my own convictions and not be beholden to traditionalism or group-think - by Rosa Martha Villarreal

Bush's Migra: Icemen Gone Wild
Under his watch, massive Gestapo-style nationwide immigration raids have become emblematic - by Roberto Rodriguez

Mexican Billionaires Cause Immigration
Why should we care here in the United States about Carlos Slim, his billions and high Mexican phone prices? - by Gabriel Buelna

Latinos Must Speak Out on Gonzales
As the image of the most powerful Latino government official in U.S. history goes, so goes ours - by Roberto Lovato

Gingrich Takes Latino Asset
If the former Speaker of the House had wanted to be helpful, he would have urged Latinos to increase English proficiency - by Gabriel Buelna

Newts Tiny But Dangerous Ghetto of a World View
We must confront the likes of Gingrich who wish to rule and define our lives from the ghettoes of their minds - by Roberto Lovato

Alberto Gonzalez Plays the Latino Card
The only positive aspect of this debacle is that Latinos know Latinos can reach the position of Attorney General - by Gabriel Buelna

The Degradation of Women as Profit and Sport
Don't any of these clowns have mothers, sisters, wives, girlfriends, daughters, aunts or grandmothers? - by Roberto Rodriguez

Brazilian Embarrasses Bush
American dominance has once again been reduced - by Gabriel Buelna

Real Estate Armageddon
Reality of real estate sets in - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Bill O'Reilly's Peeping Toms
We have the opportunity and an obligation to speak out and stop their voyeurism - by Gabriel Buelna

Immigration's Roman Circus
It's cheaper than theater and the blood is real - by Roberto Lovato

Scam for the Times
Cell phone pedophiles getting rich on our children - by Frankie Firme

Another Anti-Mexican Racist Lie in the History of L.A.
The ethnic cleansing of African Americans by Mexicans in L.A. - by Daniel Maldonado

Net Neutrality and Aristotle
Do we want a system in which first and faster transmission is given to websites in exchange for a higher price? - by Dena Burroughs

The Real Reason Latinos Drop Out From School
Author promotes success in education - by Ernesto Caravantes, M.S.

Freeing the Spirit of the Americas
It was only a matter of time that the centuries-old process of de-Indigenization would begin to be challenged and reversed - by Robert Rodriguez

Bushs War on Terror: Immigrants Both Soldiers and Targets
New strategy, long war - by Roberto Lovato

Christ On The Border
Imagine beyond the walls and stained glass of the confused and confusing immigration policies - by Roberto Lovato

Domestic Violence: The Cucuy In Our Midst
Because it happens so often, in so many different settings, you never know who could be a violent offender - by David A. Roman

Violence, Memory and Colonizing Hollywood Myth
Without our own stories we become vulnerable - by Patrisia Gonzales & Roberto Rodriguez

The Immigrant And The Progressive
Progressives would do well to wake up earlier to the hope of immigrant power - by Roberto Lovato

Garcia y Romo
Try not to miss this momentous sporting event - by Alejandro Diaz

Ya Basta!
There are still so many who allow people like Carlos Mencia to get away with insulting us - by Alejandro Diiaz

Ending Birthright Citizenship
The crack cocaine of the nativists movement - by Daniel Maldonado

It's Not Bush's World After All
The thumpin' the president and the Republican Party - by Roberto Rodriguez

?Lero! ?Lero! Joe Turner Loser!
Founder of Save Our State bombs out in run for San Bernardino Unified board - by Daniel Maldonado

Why Latinas (and Latinos) Should Vote
Hay que luchar for a better life for us and our children - by Lorraine Quintanar

The 15th Characteristic of Fascism
The bizarre conflation taking place between terrorism and illegal aliens - by Roberto Rodriguez

Swallowing the Blue Pill
Frank talk on race and fascism in the US - by Juan Santos

American Pride
Mexican American and part of the Minute Man Movement - by James Calderon III

School Shootings
How much do you really know? - by Gil Contreras

?Donde est? El Editor?
Where I've been and where I'm going - by Abelardo de la Pe?a Jr.

Mexico's Latest Insurgent Revolt
Too many variables to predict what is in store for the country's future - by Roberto Rodriguez

Lots to Learn
Take the AOL Latino quiz - by Abelardo de la Pe?a Jr.

One Mayor's Shame
Deaf to the cries of LA's youth - by Don Austen

Sept 16th & Other Indigenous Revolts
Every revolt in Mexico's history has been Indigenous and anti-imperialist - by Roberto Rodriguez

Showdown in D.F?
Dr. Armando Navarro leads Mexican-American delegation to Mexico - by Vitual Chicano

Public Hearing on Media Ownership in Los Angeles
Don't miss this chance you have your voice heard!

Boycott Sunset Junction
Community street fair adopts mandatory $12-15 charge - by Dino Dinco

Le Roadmap to Peace and Bush's Permiso Populus
For the president, his war cabinet and his apologists, reality, otherwise known as the facts, has never really mattered - by Roberto Rodriguez

Happy Birthday...I Suppose
Moderation is best. - by Carlos Chavarin Chavez

Aztlan: Lessons in Politics
The duty of forming of our very own nation state will be left to the various factions who earn it - by Virtual Chicano

Bozo's on the Right
The nuts are running the nuthouse - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Macehual
War, Lies, Immigration & the Scapegoating of Children - by Roberto Rodriguez

The First Nazi City in America
Hazleton Pennsylvania, USA, population 31,000 passes onerous law - by Juan Santos

We are Farmers, Not Gardeners
The earth was raped - by Roberto Rodriguez

Villaraigosa, God and a Crystallizing Moment in LA
Where were you July 1, 2005? - by Dianne Segura

All Eyes on San Bernardino
Not just the undocumented will suffer the negative affects of a xenophobic measure - by Virtual Chicano

On the South Central Farm...
The struggle for land will continue - by Jose Lara

The Right to be Anywhere on This Continent
Comments on immigrants from Native Americans - by Roberto Rodriguez & Patrisia Gonzales

History According to KABC
I never realized that the people at KABC Radio were so vested in hate - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Responding to Ignorance
Our Contributions are Many - by Joaquin Castor

What's a Degree Got To Do With It?
Nothing! - by Sandra Habr-Valle

United States Has a Right
(American Pride) - by Jan P. Gomez, PhD. Education

Musical Genocide
Are we losing our children.. and paying the cost? - by Frankie Firme

Frank Gehry and the L.A.'s New Downtown
The future of downtown Los Angeles? - by Mark Vallen

Video Game Genocide
Border Patrol game puts you in the role of a hunter/murderer who patrols the southern border with Mexico - by Xiuhcoatl of Aztlan Rising

Only Humans Have Human Rights
To some, very idea of viewing brown peoples as equals - as full human beings - must be quite an abhorrent thought - by Roberto Rodriguez

The Petrodollar
America's Achilles Heel - by Virtual Chicano

Mexican Minutemen
We have met the enemy and he is us - by Juan D'Aquisto

The Border War Comes Home
Our lives on the line - by Juan Santos

Migration, Militarism and the Immifada
Resisting Bush's authoritarian agenda - by Roberto Lovato

Framing the Issue
Using a term with the intent of criminalizing immigrants and evoke hatred - by Rodolfo F. Acu?a

What Is It About Illegal That You Don't Understand?
Debating the meaning of amnesty and who needs it - by Roberto Rodriguez

The World Awaited Mr. Bush's Immigration Speech
The winner is clear, but so is the loser - by Virtual Chicano

Immigration Matters
Counterterrorism Targets: Are You One? - by Roberto Lovato

I Am An American Citizen
Worker protection for participants in the May 1 demonstrations - by M. Reyna

Making Sense of el Clamor P?blico
Last Monday's Boycott was more than a lot of noise - by luis carlos rodriguez

Todos Unidos / White Suburbia
Thoughts from a Varied Artist, Painter, Photographer, Poet, Storyteller - by M. Reyna

Thank you, Mi Gente and the L.A.P.D.
Our point, along with others, was proven! - by Frankie Firme

The Preliminary Economic Impact of the Great American Boycott
And short term goals for the Latino community - by Virtual Chicano

A Day Without An Illegal Immigrant
What was the Impact? - by Gil Contreras

Anything is Negotiable
May 1 boycotters say yes to citizenship, no to guest worker programs - by Roberto Lovato

On May 1
Joining voices with those who've remained silent for too long - by Abelardo de la Pe?a Jr.

Another Side of the Brown Thing
Just one L.A. Chicano's opinion - by Frankie Firme

Immigration Endgame
May 1 and America's new race war - by Juan Santos

The Border on our Backs
Peoples not afraid to stand up for their rights - by Roberto Rodriguez

The Movimiento Is Upon Us
The Latinoization of U.S. politics - by Roberto Lovato

La Tumba del Mojado
A message to my people - by Juan Santos

Balancing the Scales of Dominance
In LA, Latinos aren't merely an after thought when implementing vital city policies - by Alejandro Diaz

Immigration Demonstrations
Eye of the beholder - by Benito Juarez

HR 4437 Hasta la Vista Baby
Immigration Reform 2006 - by Alberto Marrrero Salas

I*L*L*E*G*A*L Spells Apartheid
And people wonder why they/we protest? - by Roberto Rodriguez

Walkouts, Lies & Videotape
Remembering my days at Lincoln - by Gil Contreras

The Ghost of George Wallace
Immigration and white racism - by Juan Santos

Taking it to the Streets
Illegal immigration protest brought over 1 million people to LA - by Armando Cabrera

A Runaway Executive Loco-motive
Three inter-related crises leading to impeachment, international war crimes tribunals and the loss of moral leadership - by Roberto Rodriguez

What the Hell, Mr. Presidente?
?Como es possible? - by Maria Reyna

The Eagle Soars
LA Times United Farm Workers series a tragicomic encirclement - by Roberto Rodriguez

The Ones Who Can't be Fooled
African-Americans ahead of the curve when it comes to the common sense department regarding the failed Bush administration - by Alejandro Diaz

Immigration, Genocide and the Demonic
Burbank/Home Depot Labor Center protest brings the depth of the Minutemen's racist sickness to the fore - by Chicomozteca

Teaching Beyond the Borders of My Student?s Community
Creating a multicultural perspectives about national and international events - by Howard Shorr

U.S. Equals US
The more things change, the more they stay the same - by Maria Reyna

Bush is an Idiot
Can you imagine where we?d be if he had some intelligence? - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Fabulous Website: Informative, Entertaining, Interesting.
Thank you to the staff at LatinoL.A. - by Maria Reyna

Answering to a Higher Authority
What kind of religion permits someone to wage illegal wars in the name of God? - by Roberto Rodriguez

Border Protection?
House of Representatives to consider blatantly anti-immigrant and mean-spirited piece of legislation - by Ana Gallardo

A Sanctuary for Writers and Readers
LatinoLA has given us a wonderful place to share and express - by DHOC

A White House Recipe
A recipe for disaster - by Roberto Rodriguez

Letters to El Editor
Readers responds to Gwen Stefani, Latino Troops Have Parents and My Friend Liz

To Gwen, With Love, But I Don't Dig It
Not digging the chola look - by Susana Sanchez

Anchor Babies and Birthright Citizenship
Is this just more silly rhetoric from xenophobes? - by VirtualChicano

Kudos to a Fellow Webmaster
Gracias Carnal - by VirtualChicano

Latinos in the Age of National (In)security
Many Latinos decide the time has come to meditate on, and lay siege upon, the nefarious workings of national security culture - by Roberto Lovato

What Makes a Benefit a Success?
Although I'm happy that the $15 at the door went, hopefully, to help out a great musician, I still felt like I'd bent over - by Dena Burroughs

Lying Under Oath
Lying may not be administration's biggest sin. It's gross incompetence and claims to have the authority to wage permanent war - by Roberto Rodriguez

The Secret of a Successful Woman
Start to measure your success in terms of what you learned that day - by Maria Mar

Living Nahuatl-Hopi Treasure
Nahuatl, Mexicano or Macehual is the language of millions - by Roberto Rodriguez

My Utopia
A corporate corner office, calling on my Latina comadres... - by Julia Sylva

The History of Rewriting History
The president unquestionably rushed the nation into war on the premise that a delay might result in mushroom clouds - by Roberto Rodriguez

A Homage to the Petroglyphs
She quakes, she churns and she howls - by Roberto Rodriguez & Patrisia Gonzales

Patzin: La Katrina and Marigolds
Day of the Dead is about life and about death, about how we honor and how we remember the dead - by Patrisia Gonzales

The Quiet Wrath of the Three Sisters
Cindy, Katrina & Rita have managed to humble the president - by Roberto Rodriguez

An East Side Story
The fine line between upstanding citizen, political activist and criminal could be true - by Roberto Rodriguez

Idiom for Idiots
With a personal note to Jessica Alba - by Claudia Casillas

Drunken Fool
Pablo Montero embarrases himself at mariachi concert - by Cassie Pavlich

Television en Espa?ol
Why Telemundo and TV Azteca can't win. - by Carlos Caro

That Ancient Cornfield
Indigenous peoples on the continent continue to be connected by language, stories, trade, food, medicines spiritual tradition - by Roberto Rodriguez & Patrisia Gonzales

How to Negotiate With Your Mate
A new column by the author and public speaker debuts on LatinoLA - by Maria Mar

Trapped in Houston & a Choctaw Miracle
Rita and Katrina have brought the realization that we're all interconnected - by Roberto Rodriguez

And the Earth Did Not Swallow Them
Hurricane Katrina reminds us of the interconnectedness of human beings to each other - by Patrisia Gonzales

La Candidata Rockera
Why I am running for LA's 14th City Council seat - by Crystal Arceo

Cry, Baby, Cry
What it is, is what it is - by The Ayatollah of Rock 'n Rolla

Escape from New Orleans? and the Minutemen
The last thing we need now is for government to begin weakening environmental rules - by Roberto Rodriguez

Las Maras .... Misguided Youths
A social problem that needs to be solved with understanding, rationality - by Juan D' Aquisto

Before the War
I can't remember a time when there hasn't been war - by
By Roberto Rodriguez


A Little Too Little, A Little Too Late
Attempts to save Self Help Graphics - by yubyum

Nobody's Panic
There's seemingly no identifier that fits neatly into a box - by Roberto Rodriguez

CAFTA's Promise Gives Chills
the passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement inspires deepening dread - by Roberto Lovato

The Gonzalez Debacle & the Limits of Nationalism
The racial spoils system - by Roberto Rodriguez

What Happened to the Middle?
Thoughts on talk radio from a liberal Republican - by Alberto R. Marrero Salas

The Price of the Innocents
How many Suzie Maries are being killed daily in the crossfire in Iraq? - by Roberto Rodriguez

In Memory of a Little Angel
In these troubled times police and fireman are heroes. Why? - by Jesse Perez

Susie Lopez is Dead
...and a mother asks for justice - by Rodolfo F. Acu?a

Liberate Self-Help Graphics
To oppose a board of directors is clearly not the same as to oppose the institution the board presides over - by Mark Vallen

Cultural Tsunami in ELA
Work on solutions to keep Self Help Graphics Open - by La Mexica Mujer

Keep Informed!
What can you do to help Self Help Graphics & Arts??? - by Ruthanne Tarletz de Molina

Artistic Heart Beats No More
Self Help Graphics: use it or lose it? - by Mark Vallen

Don't Endorse Weak Agenda
An Open Letter to Baldwin Park leaders regarding Danzas Indigenas monument - by Alisha M. Rosas

A Man of Great Peace
Frank Gutierrez has created the cause of peace among the many thousands of students - by Roberto Rodriguez & Patrisia Gonzales

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Opposes CAFTA
CHC concerned trade agreement would widen gap between haves and have-nots

Mexican and Indian Always?
Villaragosa's election takes on a great national and historic significance - by Roberto Rodriguez

Election Day
A relentless campaign for L.A. mayor comes to an end - by The Angelino

The Man Who Changed Los Angeles
Miguel Contreras transformed local politics via labor activism - by Harold Meyerson

Hahn Moves To The Right
Anti-Latino stereotypes pushed - by Rosalio Mu?oz

?Viva Cinco de Mayo!
An open letter to the beer industry - by Roberto Rodriguez

Lessons from Baghdad to L.A.
As the mayoral election approaches I'm reminded of the miracle and fragility of democracy in Baghdad - by Luis Vega

The CAFTA Debate
Will the U.S. Congress turn its back on Central America?s fledgling democracies? - by Juan Carlos Pereira

Minutemen: Another Face of Terrorism
Why is the administration allowing this new militia effort? - by Roberto Rodriguez

A Holiday for Democracy
Some historical thoughts on Cinco De Mayo - by Rosalio Mu?oz

L.A. Mayors Race Could Make History
Progressive breakthrough for minority representation near - by Rosalio Munoz

The Passing of Rodolfo 'Corky' Gonzales
Good Night Compa?ero Corky - by David Saucedo

Budget Cuts Threaten Education
What are we going to do about it? - by Agustin Ruelas

The Fists of La Raza
Corky Gonzalez will undoubtedly be remembered as a mythic figure - by Roberto Rodriguez

Why a Latin American Pope?
Election of a Latino pope may lead to prioritization of the fight against poverty - by Jose Antonio Alvarado

Trust in Government in Boyle Heights
Thoughts on the Hollenbeck Police Station expansion - by J. Miguel Flores

The Culture of Life
Bush's policies and his assault on the language are no longer working - by Roberto Rodriguez

Poetic Justice in Time of War
We continue our writings ... with the inspiration of people whose spirits refuse to die - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

What's Wrong with Just Being a Mexican?
Once a Mexican makes money, they become Spanish - by Alejandro J. Diaz

Regaining My Humanity
By putting my weapon down, I chose to reassert myself as a human being - by Camilo Mejia

Why Fight It?
Fascism: If it's coming, why not just embrace it? - by Roberto Rodriguez

Don't Give Money to Rio Hondo Community College!
An open letter to Gov. Schwarzeneggar and the CA State Legislature - by Dr. Susana de la Pe?a

Linda Chavez Thompson on Labor Issues in LA & the Nation
Working people through their unions have completely changed LA's politics

Lucid Introspect
Expressiveness without remorse... - by ~ DHOC ~

Browning of Justice
Alberto Gonzales nomination informs how Latinos are interfacing with and becoming part of the justice system. - by Roberto Lovato

I, Salvador
Think salvation - by Roberto Rodriguez

It Ain't the Morals, Stupid!
Reflections on the 2004 presidential election - by Octavio Romano PhD

Our Role Model Nation
Who are our kids supposed to look to for moral guidance? - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

The First Chicano President of the USA?
Abandon old party lines and ridiculous petty rivalries and get this young man elected in 2012 - by VirtualChicano

Democrats: A Reality Check
To the middle or perish - by Alberto Marrero Salas

The Theaters of Memory
It's a never-ending play, and it's the story of the continent - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Honor the Fallen
And leave your personal agenda out! - by The Ayatola of Rock n' Rolla

Honoring the Fallen
To the U.S. soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq since sovereignty was transferred over to the interim Iraqi government - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists
Always look on the bright side of life! - by Michael Moore

The Wrong House
Built on a false foundation, upon secrecy, a disdain for truth and science, incompetence and fear - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Bush Wins!
Even though the media won't say so! - by Gil Contreras

Latinos: Big Election Winners
Record turnout of first-generation Latin American immigrants could be a major factor in deciding the election - by Andres Oppenheimer

Do I Care That You Are Stupid Enough To Vote for Bush Again?
In response to Why I Will Vote for George Bush - by RMS

One Last Grito for Los Muertos
We honor those who have recently left us - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Why I Will Vote for George Bush
He led us through the most difficult period in the history of this country - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Reflections On Teaching in East Los Angeles
My student's reactions to the movie Boulevard Nights - by Howard Shorr

One Person, One Vote ? Not!
Contentious elections may be with us for another generation - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

The Old Times
Thanks to Chris for memories - by Hope Duran

What Has Bush Done for Latinos?
Empty promises on Civil Rights - by Jorge Mariscal

The Next American Invasion
A Bush victory would signal a go-ahead for further U.S. hostility - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Latino Vote Can Dump Bush
Big Latino turnout can elect Kerry - by Rosal?o Mu?oz

Shock and Dread in the 29th District
Incumbent Adam Schiff called the most pro-Bush, pro-war Democrat in Congress - by Michael Sedano

De-inigenizing the Continent
Latinos very often come together to fight for its dignity and human rights - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Chicanos Define Yourselves
Define yourself (or be defined) - by Virtual Chicano

The Political/Spiritual Realm of President Bush
A belief that he's been divinely chosen to lead not simply the country, but the world - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Unanswered Questions for the Candidates
- by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

E-Mail Monkeys and Snakes
Fighting spam at the mailbox - by Kat Avila

Protecting the Center of the Universe
And celebrating the connection between Latinos and the indigenous - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Browning the Greens
Building the long-term incorporation of Latinos into the political system - by Dr. Victor M. Rodriguez

Support for Anti-Democratic Moves
Bush and his arrogant cowboy attitude that draws the world's ire - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Neighborhood Con Artists
The wolves in sheep's clothing - by Kat Avila

Suspicious Minds
Will Governor Schwarzenegger sign the driver's license bill? - by Edward Headington

It Should be a No-Brainer
This election isn?t about Republicans vs. Democrats - by Alejandro J. Diaz

Where Does The Community Go From Here?
Villaraigosa's mayoral candidacy puts me in a tailspin - by Alfredo Martinez

Neighborhood Peeping Toms
And other reasons to be paranoid - by Kat Avila

What the Big, Fat Filmmaker Left Out
Still, Fahrenheit 9/11 is a searing indictment on the current administration - by Patrisia Gonzalez & Roberto Rodriguez

Liberty & Justice for Some
When people are miserable and afraid, it is easy to control them - by Robert Bracamontes

If You Want to See Me Cry
Because I shed no tears doesn't mean I don't grieve - by Roberto Rodriguez.

Declaring Independence From Fear
Everyone should step forward with their own plan - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Critics, Reagan/Bush and the Truth in Politics
Dedicated to the late Fernando Oaxaca - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Why Isn't He on Trail
What example is President Bush setting for the world? - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Three Strikes Unfair
Make the punishment fit the crime - by M. Castaneda

Marines Don't Cry; We Kill
Speaking out against an unjust and immoral war - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Throwing Out Dana Rohrabacher
La Migra y el Xenophobico - by Ken C. Erickson, Ph.D.

Morning and Mourning in America
History will be the ultimate judge - by Roberto Rodriguez & Patrisia Gonzalez

Thank You, President Reagan
Although the country has suffered a great loss, the heavens have been blessed by your presence - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Remembering Reagan Accurately
Is this is who the Republicans call the greatest President of the 20th Century? - by Ricardo Miranda

Losing America?
Harvard prof paranoid to the Mex - by Andy Porras

LATC Needs Your Help
Support for world class theatre in downtown LA

White Fear in Wartime
Samuel Huntington brings his 'Clash of Civilizations' home - by Roberto Lovato

Considering a Draft.
Threat of induction grows as Congressman Becerra supports universal draft - by Rosalio Mu?oz

Where is the Outrage?
What about the pregnant woman and her four daughters? - by Edie J. Adler

Latinos Need Not Apply
I don't think Jerry really worries about his employment practices - by Manny Gonzalez

Not Just History
Cinco de Mayo reminds us of present day reactionary policies of preemptive intervention - by Rosalio Mu?oz

No Quiero Cerveza o Taco Bell
If you do not defend your beloved country, it will not be saved - by Roberto Gonzalez y Patrisia Rodriguez

They Know the Truth
Response to Al Carlos Hernandez - by Guadalupe Ramos

Geraldo Rivera: Keeping It Real
What the media does not tell you about Iraq - by Al Carlos Hernandez

War: Here or There
We did not start this war. It was thrust upon us. - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Notes on American History
UCLA Republicans use Nazi terms to attack MECha, at their own peril - by Octavio Romano Ph.D.

Vietnam All Over Again
Once more, our government will send the poor to kill the poor. - by Robert Bracamontes

Perils of the Bootstrap
Condoleezza Rice and Ricardo Sanchez defend the actions of a group of privileged white men - by Jorge Mariscal

An Educational Arms Race
More weapons needed to get a step up on college admission - by Victor Maciel

Honoring the Trauma of Memory
An occasion calls for naming, the antithesis of silence - by Roberto Rodriguez

Why You Should Support John Kerry
An open letter to Latino and Latina veterans of the Viet Nam War - by Jorge Mariscal

What is it About MEChA?
Republicans funneling money to denounce UCLA student group - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

?Ay Vienen Los Gays!
An open letter to Al Carlos - by Long Drive South

Out Of the Closet
Gays are not legitimate minorities - by Al Carlos Hernandez

The Bush-Clinton Morality Play
A lie is a lie is a lie - by Roberto Rodriguez and Patrisia Gonzalez

Kerry Bashes Bush
The good Senator might keep more respectful and less dangerous commentary to himself - by Fernando Oaxaca

A Passion for Politics
Mel Gibson's controversial film being used to widen the reach of evangelicals - by Roberto Lovato

It's My Party
Critics need criticism, too - by Frankie Firme

Censorship at LAX
Artistic response to 9/11 stirs controversy - by Victoria Delgadillo

My Son Blinked
Do we need protection from Janet Jackson's breast? - by Dena Burroughs

Much Ado About Nothing
Super Bowl Sunday and Janet Jackson's right breast - by Gil Contreras

Bush, Immigration and the Hispanic Vote
No hacen ni dejan hacer - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Has Schwarzenegger Re-elected Senator Boxer?
Republicans must chooseRosario Marin as their candidate - by Fernando Oaxaca

Hold the Cream Please
Still arguing over immigrant reform? - by Miguel Bravo aka Tochtli Xochicoatl

Trapped in the Shadows
'Temporary' status doesn't help undocumented workers like Maria - by Roberto Lovato

Illegal Immigration: Boon or Bugaboo? Part 2
Bush's ideas show adequate promise for serious consideration - by Fernando Oaxaca

Bert Corona and the Bush Plan
recognizing the imperfect reality of the immigration situation - by Nativo Vigil Lopez

Republicans Develop a Three-Pronged Latino Strategy
While Democrats practice benign neglect - by Dr. Victor M. Rodriguez

Illegal Immigration: Boon or Bugaboo?
The thorny issue of the undocumented flushes out all manner of public opinion - by Fernando Oaxaca

Bring 'Em On and Send 'Em Home
Alternatives to Bush's enhanced bracero plan - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

The Hole Truth
The facts many of us are trying to hide from in Iraq - by Ricardo Martinez

Strikers, Unions and the Head in the Sand Club
Grocery strike a reality check for the future of grocery stores in Southern California - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Legality Does Not Change Reality
Responding to opposition of driver's licenses for all immigrants - by Alisha M. Rosas

Getting Tough About Iraq
General Ricardo Sanchez represents a new approach - by Fernando Oaxaca

Let?s Stop the Work Stoppage
For now, at least - by Ram?n Rodr?guez

Security Officers March for Justice
Latinos and African Americans join in effort to increase standard of living, ensure quality service - by Glorita La Coste-Hines

Dean?s Holiday in Aspen
Who fought and who did not? - by Jorge Mariscal

Terminating SB 60
No driver's license for illegal immigrants - by Gil Contreras

An Economic Strike for SB60
We will shake the economy until we are treated with the dignity and respect - by Nativo Vigil Lopez

Schwarzenegger Can Handle Politics
Driver's licenses for illegal immigrants a bargaining chip with state Democrats - by Pilar Marrero

Pocho Racista
I can not afford to be one because there are already too many in America - by Robert Bracamontes

Thanksgiving or Thanks-taking?
The true roots behind Turkey Day - by Ralph de Unamuno

Da Bombs!
Next time Bush says there's no money for after-school and literacy programs... - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Las Adelitas 2003
Two Mexicanas in Iraq who made the ultimate sacrifice - by Jorge Mariscal

More Security Than an M-16
Denying driver's license to undocumented human beings - by Ralph de Unamuno

Media's Three Amigos
With Rush, Kobe, and Arnold in the news, it's time to tighten the seat belts - by Andy Porras

I Must Have Missed the Meeting
When did being an unkempt slob become style? - by Frankie Firme

A Latino World Series
A whole lot of heart beats a huge payroll, any day - by Manny Gonzalez

In Defense of the Earth, Sun & Moon
MEChA is an evolving idea, borne of a people & a movement - by Roberto Rodriguez

Take a Hike!
MTA strikers: Get back to work - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Mexico: Strange New Contempt for U.S.
Don?t piss off the lion who usually protects you - by Fernando Oaxaca

Where Fame and Fortune Are King
Aaanold knows the drill well and used it to his full advantage - by Alejandro J. Diaz

How Stupid Do You Think We Are?
California's recall is a bigger joke then when Davis says Si Se Puede - by El Chavo

Jose McCarthy? Plus Other Observations
Is guilt by association okay? What is a staunch liberal, anyway? - by Nick Pacheco

He Should Have Known Better
De La Hoya only has himself to blame for losing - by El Chavo

All the President's Men
Dime con quien andas y te digo quien eres - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Latino Military Families Speak Out
Open Letter to the U.S. Army: ?Ya basta!

The Democrat's Left-Wing Conspiracy
Repulsive mutterings intent on destruction of the Bush presidency - by Fernando Oaxaca

An Association with MEChA
The campaign to slur Cruz Bustamante is disgraceful - by Carlos Mu?oz, Jr.

Mexican Reparations
They got away with it once... - by Rita Guerra-Davis

Bustamante and MEChA
An open letter to California Republicans - by Bob Mulholland

The Culture of Lying
There's no price to pay as long as your self-described mission is noble - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

A Modest Proposal
Plea to the media during the next 9/11 anniversary - by lu?s carlos rodr?guez

The Facts Behind the Myths
Fox News, the GOP, and MEChA - by Ralph de Unamuno

Unfair and Unbalanced Racism
Fox News, Cruz Bustamante and MEChA - by Rodolfo F. Acu?a

Times Call for Warrior-Healers
Needed to fight for justice and against injustice - by Roberto Rodriguez

Bustamante Has Dibs
Rewarding a long and honorable career in public service - by Frank del Olmo

Liar, Liar
Using fraudulent evidence to wage an illegal war - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Participating in the Civic Process
LA's Neighborhood councils have the potential of creating a new active citizenry - by Enrique Aragon

Searching for Victims
NCLR leader's rhetoric of the oppressed is wearing thin - by Fernando Oaxaca

Go Forth & Multiply, Latina
The consequences of teen pregnancy - by Mary Helen Ponce

Seize Your Destiny
NCLR's Yzaguirre challenges the community to hold politicians accountable

Combating the New Black/White Binary:
The need for an indigenous school of thought within in Chicana/o Studies - by Ralph de Unamuno

Can't We Do More?
Show respect to homeless veterans - by Francisco L. Pedroza

Neighborhood Council Aftermath
Issues of race, nativism and anti-Latino sentiments come to the surface in Van Nuys - by Enrique Aragon

Somebody please.......
Our people are suffering needlessly! - by Frankie Firme

Our Sisters Deserve Better
Advertisers and filmmakers are blind to brown beauty - by Ray Jurado

The Beauty Within...
Passing every reflection with a smile of security and peace - by Felica Devers de la Pe?a

Trusting the Government Blindly
Did Iraq ever pose an imminent threat to the United States? - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

Loyalty and Disloyalty
Governor Davis threatens to veto driver's license bill...again - by Nativo Vigil Lopez

Pass the Baby Powder
Latinos are showing their father colors with pride - by Frankie Firme

No Place To Hide
The on-screen Matrix trilogy brings to mind offscreen attacks on privacy rights - by Roberto Lovato

Misrepresenting the People
When will Latino Democrat office-holders truly represent Latinos - by Fernando Oaxaca

Turning of the Tide
Operation Iraqi Freedom had a price but the options were much worse - by Fernando Oaxaca

Shall We Punish the French?
On Cinco de Mayo, commemorate the human struggle for freedom against foreign interventions - by Patrisia Gonzales & Roberto Rodriguez

?Cinco de Mayo! For Sale?
How did a simple Mexican holiday become so commercial? - by Abelardo de la Pe??a Jr.

Our America
The vision of the world we want to live in - by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

A Terrible Reality of Names and Numbers
Latinos contributed inmeasurably in the War on Iraq - by Fernando Oaxaca

On Latino Minds
Non-Citizen soldiers in the line of fire - by Pilar Marrero

Like the Milk, Hate the Cow
Growing to love America, despite its faults - by Alberto Marrero Salas

The Bombs are Dropping
And the media has abandoned their journalistic responsibility - by Orlando Terrazas

A Marine's Death
Did Jose Gutierrez survive one U.S.-sponsored war only to die in another? - by Roberto Lovato

Los Tres U.S. Heroes
They were all patriotic and loved their adopted homeland - by Frank del Olmo

In the Year 2053
Another consequence of Bush's war - by Jorge Mariscal

Latinos on the Frontlines
Once again, Latinos and Latinas are over-represented in combat positions. - by Jorge Mariscal

Shocking and Awe-ful
The blood of this war is on all of our hands - by Gabriel Perez

What Is Right?
Support our troops, they say? But where do the put that veteran? - by Isaac Serna

One Man
Dying for a personal vendetta and greed - by Alex Diaz

Populismo
A lo mejor soy muy snob - by Eji Val

The Divine Right to Death & Destruction
A world in fear of the president's unrestrained power - by Patricia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez

History Repeats Itself
If society ignores the past someone will get hurt - by Rodolfo F. Acuna

The Knock on the Door
Adventures in Homeland Security - by Roberto Rodriguez

Who supports our troops?
Jimmy Mack, when are you coming back... - by Jorge Mariscal

Let Them Hate As Long As They Fear
Threats carry incredible risks in a multiethnic, multiracial society - by Paul Krugman

The Power of Our Digital World
What Latinos can do with all this technology - by Franco Gonzalez

Educational Inequality
35 years after walkouts, little has changed for Latino students - by Carlos Mu?oz Jr.

With God on Our Side
Medals can't cleanse the horrors of war - by Roberto Lovato

Un-Mexican Standoff
Mexico's possible "no" vote on Iraq may come with a price - by Fernando Oaxaca

A Grave Concern
What is Miguel Estrada trying to hide? - by Antonia Hern?ndez

Eastside Novela
The drama heats in up LA's 14th Council District race - by El Chavo

Smooth Politician?
Villaraigosa misses the mark - by J.J. Israel

Whose Space Is This?
Building the National Museum of the Americas in Los Angeles - by Martin K. Zitter

Boycott Vanity Fair
A perfect opportunity to stem the tide of racism - by David Roman

What Smells is Not Biodegradable
Shit is shit by any name - by Rodolfo F. Acu??a

Forget Dame Edna
The Latino voice needs to be heard on far more important matters - by Guadalupe Aguilar

Political Cannibilism
Latino leaders' bashing of court appointments purely political - by Fernando Oaxaca

Lessons From Santa Ana
When Latinos don't vote, they can't win - by Victor M. Rodriguez,

Where Do I Count?
As Census figures show Latinos overcoming Blacks, where does a Black Latina fit in? - by Shana White

One Person's Opinion
Implications of the growth of the national Latino population - by Armando F. Sanchez

Putting Latinos In Their Place
The Santa Ana recall was not about Nativo Lopez - by Howard O. Kieffer

Time For Raza to Stand Up
Protest the looming war against Iraq - by Ralph de Unamuno

Fairness From MALDEF?
Attack on Miguel Estrada unbecoming and judicially unfair - by Fernando Oaxaca

Latino Would Set Back Latinos
Court nominee Miguel Estrada is unqualified - by Antonia Hernandez

Who Speaks For the Latino Student?
When it comes to military on college campuses, some voices are ignored - by Rudy Acu?a

How Thick is Your Latino Skin?
Negative media stories, distorted media images - by Fernando Oaxaca

What Latinos and Latinas Saw
Bush's State of the Union reawakens Manifest Destiny - by Jorge Mariscal

Another View of Viva 107.1
Rock en espa?ol's biggest enemies are the fans - by Roberto Isaac

Weapon Against Injustice
War propaganda used to cover up domestic failure - by David Allan Cruz

The Battle of Santa Ana
Local Latino empowerment activists face power structure - by Dr. Victor M. Rodriguez

Vaquero Bush
Our cowboy riding point - by Fernando Oaxaca

Fairness, Ability and Merit
The case for Affirmative Action - by Sylvia J. Trujillo

Dumb and Dumber
The California GOP and Yassar Arafat: two real winners in 2002 - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Gaming Affirmative Action
A guide to an arcane, complex and subjective mess - by Fernando Oaxaca

Don't Believe The Hype!
Abolishing affirmative action will lead to the resegregation of higher education - by Karen Salazar

Victory in Vieques?
Or the Empire Strikes Back! - by Dr. Victor M. Rodriguez

Organizing Our Discontent
Latinos must take a stand on the war against Iraq - by Javier Rodriguez

Bad Advice, Reeking of Hypocrisy
Get the real facts on the Bush tax plan and how it affects Latinos - by Fernando Oaxaca

Imagination: The Most Powerful Force
A key reason why we Latinos are the emerging majority - by Franco Gonzalez

The Usual Suspects
Despite what the gloom- and doomers say, 2003 will be a great year - by Fernando Oaxaca

A Statement of Conscience
Not in our name - by Franco Gonzalez

Intentional Ignorance or Effective Propaganda
Thoughts on the Third-Worldism of the US - by Franco Gonzalez

Venezuela Democracy Under Siege
The US must learn that governments are decided by popular vote - by Mark Weisbrot

Eastside Politics
The race for LA's 14th Council District is better than any primetime novela - by El Chavo

National Museum of the Americas
Why Los Angeles is the right place to build it - by Martin K. Zitter

Cuba & Us (The U.S.)
David & Goliath - or - our ripening tropical fruit - by G. Franco Gonzalez

Mujeres con Talento
Words from a proud Mexicana who joined a sorority - by Veronica Martin del Campo

El Culto Del Pisado
We are all children of the Gods and we should start acting like it - by Alberto Marrero Salas

Chanting Down Athens
MEChA. Latino-Greeks on opposing sides of the resistance - by Ollinkoatl

I Have Nothing Against You!
I'm not meant to talk like that - by Donna Cain

Who Wants to Know?
Understanding in two syllables may not be enough - by Rodolfo F. Acu?a

Rise Above
Latinos should quit playing race game to further political power - by Andrew Alvidrez

You Can Work, but You Can?t Drive
Governor Davis' veto of bill a contradictory act - by Domenico Maceri

The Line is Shorter Over Here
Latinos and the Republican Party - by Dr. Victor M. Rodriguez

Yes to Amnesty...But
Controlling illegal immigration depends on the control of jobs - by Domenico Maceri

Stop the Violence Against Indigenous People
An open letter to Mexican President Vicente Fox - by David Valladolid

I Hate Hypocrisy
Is it time to bring back the draft? - by Rodolfo Acu?a

Cannon Fodder
Latinos likely to be on the front lines of the next war - by Jorge Mariscal

Playing Politics?
Latino Democrats in Congress don't stand behind President on Iraq resolution - by Fernando Oaxaca

A Murder in North Hollywood
State of California vs. Jose Arrevalos - by Sonia Smith

Veto Payback
State Legislature's Latino Caucus refuse to endorse Gov. Gray Davis' reelection bid - by Gil Contreras

Iraq Doesn't Make The List
Credibility gaps grows as President Bush ramps up the rhetoric - by Patrisia Gonzales & Roberto Rodriguez

Race Not An Issue
Mayor Hahn uses cojones for selection of new LAPD police chief - by Gil Contreras

How Could They?
Judiciary Committee, Latino organizations "gang up" on court nominee - by Fernando Oaxaca

Valley Secession
Will Latino political clout be the deciding factor? - by Gil Contreras

Cuban Artists are Not Terrorists
An open letter to the City of Los Angeles - by Jimmy Centeno & David Roman

In Support of Rudy Acu?a
A life dedicated to humanizing common struggles Latinos face - by Tara Yosso

It's Not All White
The era of pretending that Mexicans/Central Americans are white is long over - by Patrisia Gonzalez & Roberto Rodriguez

Objection Based On Principles
Response to an open letter by Fernando Oaxaca regarding Miguel Estrada - by Rodolfo F. Acu?a, Ph.D.

In Defense of Miguel Estrada
An open letter to Rudy Acu?a - by Fernando Oaxaca

The Inquiring Mind and Miguel Estrada
The lack of Latino interest on the US Court of Appeals nominee has him wondering - by Rodolfo F. Acu?a

Self-righteous Finger-pointing