Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban

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 […]

Dual Pride at the Olympics: Should Leo Manzano Have Carried Two Flags?

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Dual Pride at the Olympics? With all the ridiculous obsessions about “unfair advantages,” “light-skinned, exotic beauties” and “disgraceful hair-dos” flooding around the Olympic athletes these days, it’s hard to avoid the negative hype.  It seems there is a never-ending supply of insults flying around and a whole lot of not-so-wholesome Olympic finger pointing going on. Earlier today, CNN published […]

Homemade Mexican Enchiladas Verdes {Recipe}

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Homemade Mexican Enchiladas Verdes This melty, delicious cheese dish has an explosion of flavor, it’s so good I just don’t know how to describe it!! Servings: 2-6 (depending on the size of baking pan) Ingredients: 4 tomatoes 8 Serrano chiles 1 clove garlic 1/4 onion salt and pepper to taste 1/2 chicken breast cooked and […]

Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban

Why You Should Protest the Arizona Book Ban 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 that the schools […]

FRONTLINE Presents “Lost in Detention” {Airs Tonight – Oct.18}

  FRONTLINE Presents “Lost in Detention” Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS www.pbs.org/frontline/lost-in-detention www.facebook.com/frontlinepbs @frontlinepbs Last year, the Obama administration set new records for detaining and deporting immigrants who were inside the country illegally. The government plans to best those numbers in 2011, removing more than 400,000 people. In partnership with […]

‘The House on Mango Street’ Book Review

‘The House on Mango Street’ Review Have you remembered to go back? Mexican-American author-poet Sandra Cisneros raises this simple question in her timeless classic The House on Mango Street. This book of vignettes is one that can be opened to any page without having to know what came in the story before, or what comes after, […]

Papel Picado with a Modern Twist

Papel Picado Craft Papel Picado is a popular Mexican folk art also created from perforated paper.  While it is mainly used to decorate fiestas like weddings, baptisms, Birthdays and  day of the dead, I remember creating millions of patterns to decorate my grandmothers home for no reason at all. Papel Picado is just one of those arts […]