THE PASSING OF "DON" LUIS LEAL marks the end of a long and fruitful life, and one lived by a pioneer in the field of Chicano Literature.
Browsing all posts from January, 2010.
THE PRO-MIGRANT BLOGOSPHERE IS ALIGHT with talk of "The 38 Words" uttered in President Obama's first State of the Union speech last night.
A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. It's where we find the path headed home when we are far away from anything safe. It is where we turn when we want to find new ground, higher ground, better ground. It is the very choice that is often obscured from our vision until all the others vanish.
THE MARCH AND RALLY on January 16, 2010 in Maricopa County, Arizona to protest the criminal Sheriff Joe Arpaio, reviled for his racial profiling tactics, his gratuitously cruel and humiliating conditions for detention, and his embarrassing anachronistic and race-based antagonism against entire communities.
YOUR WEEKLY VINYL REMINDA! This one is beautifully decorated with imagery, heart, and those glimpses of humanity that bobby d. is so good at giving us.
PROFESSIONAL PUNDITS AND DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS are in a frenzy over what Martha Coakley's senate seat loss to Republican Scott Brown might mean for American politics!
Haiti, Pundits, Presidents, Revolution, Earthquake, and ghosts in the machine.
ON HAITI: Thoughts, Memories, Links.
ON TUESDAY, THE WORST EARTHQUAKE IN 200 years struck just off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Bringing "catastrophic destruction" to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, the disaster has spurred relief efforts worldwide.
VISUAL AND AUDITORY MEDITATIONS on hue, shape, purpose...being an artist. And featuring the work of Chicano artist Luis Gutierrez, of Arizona, USA.
EL PINCHE TACO! Also, supporting community, gearing up for immigration reform, and a national day of action in Arizona!
IS IT EVER 'THE RIGHT TIME' to pass immigration reform and a path to legalization? The short answer? Yes. Our national economic situation dictates that we are smart about the resources available to us all. And it remains a moral imperative to always apply or adjust our laws to protect the most vulnerable of us.