8 Ways to Fight Back Against Assault

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10 Chilling Quotes About the Columbine Tragedy

10 Chilling Quotes About the Columbine Tragedy

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a shooting rampage at their school, Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado. They killed 13 people and wounded more than 20 others before taking their own lives as police closed in. “Columbine” as it is now forever known, is still the worst high school [...]

20 Facts that Make Cesar Chavez the Latino Lincoln

20 Facts that Make Cesar Chavez the Latino Lincoln

Cesar Chavez (Arizona, 1927-1993) was a civil rights, Latino and farm labor leader who brought attention to the issues of farmworkers. With Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later on became United Farm Workers. Marches, boycotts and hunger strikes were the nonviolent means he used to focus national and worldwide attention [...]

Get Ready for Hispanicize 2014, April 1-4 in Miami

Get Ready for Hispanicize 2014, April 1-4 in Miami

Are you ready to Hispanicize yourself?! Hispanicize 2014 is the fifth annual gathering of the most influential Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising,  public relations, film and music. PR, film, music and innovation. It’s the largest annual event for Latinos in media, and 2014 is proving to be even more spectacular than [...]

President Obama Introduces Television Premiere of “Cosmos”

President Obama Introduces Television Premiere of “Cosmos”

On Sunday, President Barack Obama introduced the Fox television broadcast of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. President Obama screened Cosmos at the White House Student Film Festival, where he boasted how NASA had reported it discovered 700 new planets, and he advocated empowering students by providing them with the technology to widen their exploration options. At [...]

How the Farm Bill SNAP Cuts Will Affect Latinos

How the Farm Bill SNAP Cuts Will Affect Latinos

President Obama, accompanied by Senator Debbie Stabenow and Secretary Of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, visited Michigan State University to sign a five-year, $956 billion farm bill into law. The compromise took almost three years to resolve and included $8.6 billion in USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or Food Stamps) cuts, funding for agriculture, and support [...]

Can a Coke Commercial Divide America?

Can a Coke Commercial Divide America?

Maybe the marketing executives at Coca-Cola knew what they were getting into when they dreamed up this year’s Super Bowl commercial. The 60-second spot, which celebrates the diversity of America through music and imagery, has stirred up praise and criticism and in doing so, highlights some of the very unfortunate divisions that plague our country. [...]

Hopes Dashed for the Family of Avonte Oquendo

Hopes Dashed for the Family of Avonte Oquendo

Despite a citywide effort to find him and bring him home, 14 year old Avonte Oquendo will not be rejoining his family. Medical examiners have confirmed that his DNA matches that of body parts found last week along the East River shoreline. Read Related: A Mom’s Personal Journey with Autism Avonte, who had severe autism [...]

Seriously, Maria Conchita Alonso?

Seriously, Maria Conchita Alonso?

Seriously, Maria Conchita Alonso? You appear in a recent TV ad for anti-immigration, Tea Party hardliner Tim Donnelly, a California Assemblyman. You’re holding a chihuahua (seriously?) and translating Donnelly’s words to the Spanish-speaking audience as he tries to shore up support among Hispanics. This is the same Tim Donnelly who was a member of the [...]

7 Tips to Survive the Polar Vortex!

7 Tips to Survive the Polar Vortex!

“Polar vortex” is the buzzword this week, with much of the northern and mid-Atlantic United States gripped in extremely cold temperatures and several feet of snow. The polar vortex is actually a system of Arctic air that normally stays put around the North Pole. But this time, the jet stream has pushed the polar vortex [...]

Monica Spear, Former Miss Venezuela Murdered on Vacation

Monica Spear, Former Miss Venezuela Murdered on Vacation

In an act of tragic and senseless violence, former Miss Venezuela, Monica Spear and her ex-husband were killed Monday night during an attempted robbery. The couple’s 5-year old daughter sustained non life-threatening injuries in the attack. Spear, 29, her former husband, Thomas Henry Berry, 39, and their daughter were vacationing in  Venezuela when their car [...]