Archive for November 9th, 2010

November 9, 2010

Children of the deported

by Viktoria Valenzuela

No matter what side of the immigration debate you stand on, no one really wants to see families ripped apart.¬† Latinos all over the country are dealing with the heartbreaking reality of deportation.¬† Homeland Security reports that 613,000 foreign nationals were deported in 2009 and of that many 580,000 were deported without a removal order in place (The latest statistics are nowhere near as high as during the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton years. Still, it seems that the target on Latino families is growing when laws like Arizona’s SB1070 are catching on across the country.

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November 9, 2010

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is a lesbian?

by Libby Juli√° V√°zquez

One of the things I love most about being a Tía is sitting down with my nieces and nephews for one-on-one conversations. They love to talk to me because I listen to them and ask questions with the same undivided attention I’d give any adult.  I believe it helps them to know that their thoughts and ideas are important and should be valued. I also believe that it teaches them how to express themselves.

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November 9, 2010

Flashback: Freestyle

If you were between your tween years and your twenties in the 80s then chances are you were a fan of freestyle music. ¬†With some of the most popular performers of this music being “Information Society,¬†Expos√©,¬†Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam,¬†Shannon,¬†La India,¬†TKA,¬†Cynthia,¬†Corina,¬†Nocera,¬†Company B,¬†The Cover Girls,¬†Stevie B,Noel,¬†Sa-Fire,¬†Johnny O,¬†Pajama Party,¬†Shana,¬†Will to Power,¬†Sweet Sensation,¬†Seduction,¬†Judy Torres,¬†Linear,¬†George Lamond,¬†Lil’ Suzy,Lisette Melendez,¬†Coro, and¬†Collage.”

Whether you liked the music of not, the days of freestyle are especially note worthy because the genre was  dominated by Latino performers and was actualy called Latin Hip-Hop in its early days.  Some of these performers can still be found touring the country and performing in clubs.

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November 9, 2010

Historical election for Hispanic conservatives

by Greg Martinez

The 2010 midterm elections were historic for Hispanics. For the first time ever, three Latino candidates won top statewide offices. All of these three Latinos ran as Republicans. The three are Florida Senator-elect Marco Rubio, New Mexico governor-elect Susana Martinez, and Nevada governor-elect Brian Sandoval. Prior to this election, there have only been 5 Latino governors and 6 Latino Senators in U.S history.

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