What Native American Heritage Month Means to Me {Indian Country Today}

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What Native American Heritage Month Means to Me You know you come from a nation of oppression when a month has to be dedicated to your heritage. It’s the only way the rest of the country will remember how their freedom came to be, if they can see through the majesty of feathers, beads, and […]

Opinion: Why Latinos Need to Vote {NBCLatino}

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Opinion: Why Latinos Need to Vote by Stephen A. Nuño Some argue that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney deserve your vote on Tuesday. But you are a fool if you consciously decide not to vote for president on Tuesday. You are a fool because this is your country and this is a democracy, and to abstain from […]

Dying to Vote: Don’t Let Their Struggle be in Vain

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Don’t Let Their Struggle be in Vain My Precious Babies, Mommy voted today. I didn’t get to vote during the last Presidential election because I was with you, D’Lo, at Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital – witnessing the fight of your life. Already an emotional wreck from watching your battle, I cried deep tears when Barack Obama was elected. I knew in that moment, […]

The Power of Voting & Kids at the Polls

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The Power of Voting Do you know how precious the right to vote is? Many have died trying to do something as simple as filling in the dot on a ballot. The privilege of going to the polls is something we should all recognize and appreciate. Our children need to learn not to take the […]

Why Do White People Think Mitt Romney Should Be President? {SLATE}

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Why Do White People Think Mitt Romney Should Be President? I’m voting for Barack Obama on Election Day. This fact will appear on Slate’s list of which candidates its writers are voting for, a list which will almost certainly look like the 2008 list, which is to say an almost unbroken string of “Obama.” People will look […]

Is Disney’s First Latina Princess ‘Latina Enough’?

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Syndicated from Bicultural Mom Today I was wandering around on Facebook as usual and I came across a post about Disney’s first Latina princess.  If you haven’t heard yet, here’s a quick video preview of the show, Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess: Disney’s First Latina Princess – Is She ‘Latina Enough’? So the big […]

Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban

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Arizona Book Ban This story was originally published in January 2012 As I was on Facebook, I noticed a friend of mine had posted a link to a site called Censored News talking about Tucson, AZ and book banning. I figured it was still over the Mexican American cultural studies debacle since the state found […]

On My Breasts & Why Men Should Stop Policing Them

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On My Breasts & Why Men Should Stop Policing Them Ok, so this isn’t really about my breasts. It’s about Dawn Holland’s breasts. Well, I guess it is kind of about my breasts, and Holland’s and every other woman’s. Let me explain. Holland was recently asked to leave an Applebee’s restaurant for breastfeeding her son… …discreetly… […]

Reflections on the Benghazi Attack

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“Do not be people without minds of your own, saying that if others treat you well you will treat them well and that if they do wrong you will do wrong. But (instead) accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong if they do evil.” — Prophet Muhammad (s) as […]

Thoughts on Post 9/11 America {Link Roundup}

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Thoughts on Post-9/11 America The eleventh anniversary of 9/11 is just days away. What is on your mind? What would you like to see for the future of this post 9/11 country? Some thoughts on post-9/11 America… ‘Ground Zero’ Rising: 10 Years Later Each year our family recounts the history of 9/11.  We light our […]

Big Brother Spying on NYC Muslims {Colorlines.com}

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Big Brother Spying on NYC Muslims We now know that the NYPD’s once secret program that for years spied on Muslims, striking a justified fear into the community’s core, never gleaned a single lead or terrorism-related investigation. In court testimony released last week the police official who oversees the controversial Demographics Unit admitted that the massive operation to […]

On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere {Nadirah Angail}

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On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere I can do a cartwheel. That’s about it, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with then-teen gymnast Dominique Dawes. Not only was she beautiful and amazingly talented, but she was brown, and that means something to a brown girl who struggles to find her own […]