Rick Najera

Seeing Trump’s America Front and Center in Encino, California

The President had empowered that white woman in the car.

  • Aug 5, 2019
  • 4:15 PM

I Will Feed the Trump Trolls and Call Them Out Too

“I will agitate against them and their racism.”

  • May 9, 2016
  • 9:34 AM

Rick Najera: What Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Really Means

What the Trump campaign really means when it says it wants to “Make America Great Again”

  • Aug 28, 2015
  • 11:30 AM

A New Shade of Green

Recently, a reporter asked me why I was going to be performing at the second annual Americas Latino Eco Festival in Colorado. Billed as the “the new shade of green,” this festival asks for all Latinos to fight for our planet and become leaders in the ecological movement within the Americas. During the interview, the […]

  • Sep 6, 2014
  • 9:28 AM

Our Children: Thoughts from #Murrieta

I’m in Murrieta, California, ground zero in the immigration debate. I’m watching hundreds of protestors and supporters at a hastily called town hall meeting at the local high school. Police surround the auditorium to shield between protestors and supporters. A massive wall of news vans fill the parking lot. Reporters with news cameras troll the crowd hunting for sound bites. On […]

  • Jul 4, 2014
  • 4:18 PM

We Need More Compassion to Fix Immigration Mess

I hear crying in the next room and I stop writing. It’s my nanny. I was sitting at my computer writing, which is my daily ritual. But I think that it’s more like a ritual that monks do. More like the monks in the Middle Ages, like a flogging, really. Rough leather whipped on my […]

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • 3:19 PM

César Chávez and Me

Recently, I went to a film screening of “César Chávez” in Bakersfield, California. I went with my wife and children, and watched the film with a packed house of students and farmworkers at the Maya Cinemas. It was a fundraiser for FIELD (Farmworker Institute for Education and Leadership). I’m on the FIELD board and it […]

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • 8:24 AM