Latin Artists Join the Sound Strike in Protest of New Arizona Laws
By Grace Bastidas | 06/07/2010 - 09:25

Los Tigres del Norte, Juanes, Calle 13, Café Tacuba, Cypress Hill and Ozomatli are just some of the growing number of Latino musicians boycotting Arizona in protest of the state’s controversial immigration law (SB 1070). The new law goes into effect on July 31st of this year and requires police officers to stop anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.


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Thousands Gather to Protest SB 1070 in Phoenix, AZ
By Mariela Rosario | 06/02/2010 - 14:26

This past weekend, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Phoenix, Arizona to voice their opposition to the recently passed SB 1070 which many say has legalized racial profiling.


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Is Dora the Explorer an Illegal Immigrant?
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2010 - 16:30

An image of Dora the Explorer with a black eye, posing for a mugshot and labeled as an "illegal" has been generating a lot of internet buzz.

Sometimes, we must admit, Dora the Explorer gets on our nerves—mainly due to her high pitched voice and endless repetition of catch phrases. But she definitely does not deserve the treatment she has received at the hands of anonymous online haters. There is even a Facebook group entitled "Dora the Explorer is so an illegal immigrant," which dedicates itself to bashing the beloved Nickelodeon character.


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Crazy Stuff Racists Say: Special Jan Brewer Edition
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2010 - 16:45

What can we say about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer? We must admit, we had no idea who she was until she upped and signed that crazy new immigration law into effect in Arizona. But since that fateful day a few weeks ago, it seems like there is no escaping her, or her insistence on passing insane laws that demonize Latinos in a state where 30+% of the population is Hispanic.


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Was It Important for Ricky Martin to Come Out?
By Mariela Rosario | 04/08/2010 - 18:00

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you heard that über-famous bon-bon shaker Ricky Martin came out as being a homosexual. Maybe you were surprised (we doubt it), maybe you were happy for him, but chances are, you had an opinion. Rumors have been swirling about Martin's sexuality for more than a decade. So, the real question is: Why do people care so much if Ricky Martin is gay?


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Los Angeles to Institute Gangster Test for Youth
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2009 - 10:30

Social psychologist Malcolm Klein, a retired University of Southern California professor, has created a test that he says will help determine if a child is destined for a life of crime and involvement in gangs. A multiple-choice test for children between the ages of 10 and 15 to be exact. 


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Mexican Citizens Quarantined in China Return Home
By Mariela Rosario | 05/06/2009 - 15:00

After being quarantined against their will by the Chinese government, dozens of Mexican citizens (none of whom displayed signs of being infected with the swine flu virus) returned home today. First lady Margarita Zavala waited to greet the passengers as they arrived at the international airport in Mexico
City. 


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Outrage at MTV for "True Life: I'm a Nuyorican" Episode
By Mariela Rosario | 01/30/2009 - 13:30

This past Sunday, MTV aired a new episode of their popular True Life series entitled "I'm a Nuyorican." Unfortunately, MTV chose to highlight three young people who embrace and embody the most negative and damaging stereotypes of the Nuyorican community.


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