By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2011 - 12:34
At Tucson High Magnet School, almost all of teacher Curtis Acosta's students are Mexican-American. But Tom Horne, Arizona's newly elected attorney general (and former superintendent) says Acosta's Latino Literature class is "propagandizing and brainwashing." So, Horne declared the program in violation of a new state law that went into effect on January 1 that outlaws ethnic studies classes in the state of Arizona.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/06/2011 - 12:35
The new congress just began, but already the Republican-held House of Representatives is attacking the constitutional rights of immigrants. A group calling themselves State Legislators for Legal Migration held a press conference to talk up a new initiative to take birthright citizenship away from children born on U.S. soil to undocumented immigrants.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/04/2011 - 15:35
That grilled chicken salad that you ate for lunch? There’s a good chance that everything in it, from the tomatoes to the lettuce to the bird itself was picked or processed by a Latina. Some 640,000 women (mostly Latinas) perform farm work and another estimated 63,000 work in poultry farms and processing centers.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/03/2011 - 17:00
A new Arizona law banning ethnic studies courses in public schools went into effect on January 1st and it’s already wreaking havoc. The Tucson Unified School District currently stands to lose $15 million in funding for refusing to shut down its controversial classes.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/01/2010 - 14:16
It all started over the holiday weekend when former Miss Universe Alicia Machado took to her Twitter account to speak out on the recent trouble brewing between North and South Korea. Unfortunately, she sent out a message that read: "Tonight I want to ask you to join me in a prayer for peace that these attacks between the Chinas do not make our situation worse."
By Mariela Rosario | 11/15/2010 - 12:15
Though local Tennessee lawmaker Rep. Curry Todd refuses to apologize for a statement he made last week comparing pregnant undocumented immigrants with rats, the Democratic governor of the southern state has spoken out against the hateful talk.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/12/2010 - 17:40
Tennesee lawmaker Curry Todd is in hot water with Latinos after comparing pregnant, undocumented immigrants to rats.
It all came about when Todd was speaking with fellow local legislators about the healthcare system and how to verify citizenship for pregnant women.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/25/2010 - 17:00
Rachel Maddow took some time on Sunday to tear into Sharron Angle, the Tea Party darling who is running a very tight race against Senate majority leader Harry Reid in Nevada.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 15:15
Rick Sanchez was unceremoniously fired from CNN over the weekend for inflammatory comments he made about both The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, and media ownership.
During a recent appearance on the SiriusXM radio, Stand Up! With Pete Dominick, Sanchez went on a rant in which he called Jon Stewart a "bigot" and made claims about Jews controlling the media.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/22/2010 - 17:15
We've been noticing a startling trend lately and we don't like it one bit. It started back over the summer when Debrahlee Lorenzana was fired from her job at Citibank for being "too distracting" to her male coworkers. Lorenzana insisted that her clothing choices were always in keeping with company standards: "Never did I ever show cleavage," the single mom claimed.