Immigration has historically been a controversial issue in the US political discourse. Whether Germans, Irish, Italians, Asians or Latin Americans they have all faced resistance based at worst on racist or nativist attitudes.
New book profiles Ramsey Muñiz’s endurance of close to three decades imprisonment including five years in solitary confinement, as a deeply spiritual man who hasn’t lost his sense of justice.
Last week we confronted a crisis situation in the shelter where I work as social work supervisor. The center offers refuge to undocumented youth waiting for their asylum application to be resolved.
La Calavera is a literary Mexican tradition and discipline from the post-1910 revolution years developed by journalist José Guadalupe Posada and also part of the Magical Realism movement. Even Diego Rivera painted Calaveras.
I have been very fortunate to make part of my life’s journey with people who like mom. Thus as I turn 75 this week I find it not only proper but just, to honor the memory of people close to me who have in many ways made my life richer.
Undoubtedly economics play a key role in social stability, and although we were at the lower working class level, every head of the household had a job. These were the good old days when the dad’s salary was enough.
Chief United States District Judge of the Western District of Washington issued the ruling in a class-action lawsuit brought by several immigrant rights groups on behalf of those who fear persecution if returned to their home country.
Little Joe, always a strong supporter of Unions, workers and community issues, was in town for La Fiesta, an annual summer event held by Lake Michigan organized by local Latino organizations that attracts some of the biggest Raza numbers.
A reason for the lack of leadership development is that most of the community meetings are attended or even run by people from our generation and a noticeable small representation of new recruits.
Mom like all matriarchs in our family came from a generation that had great work ethic and incredibly strong determination, something inherent in most working class people that learned to fend for themselves.