Opinion

On Why Destroying Bigotry in Hispanic Communities Is Mission Critical in 2019

We must build bigger tables and break bread with one another instead of building walls, physical or otherwise.

  • Jan 17, 2019
  • 10:19 am

What One Puerto Rican Activist Told Judge About Debt Restructuring Case

These debt negotiations should not put profits over people.

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • 5:31 pm

NAHJ Responds to ‘Border Crossing’ NYT Podcast by The Daily 

“Proper journalism gives subjects a voice, rather than reducing the voice of an entire minority to the that of an American man with a microphone and background noises of splashing water,” said Hugo Balta.

  • Jan 15, 2019
  • 2:12 pm

How Julián Castro Must Change to Be a Viable Presidential Candidate (OPINION)

Look, I like me some 60s rock and have belted out The Byrd’s “Turn, Turn, Turn” with my kids in the car. And we’ve ridden around bouncing to Selena’s cumbias. But hearing that 60s classic and “Baila esta cumbia” as Julián Castro’s entrance and exit themes on Saturday seemed… soooooo… awkward. Before you start, I […]

  • Jan 14, 2019
  • 8:05 pm

Julián Castro and the Democrats’ Catastrophic Accent (and Immigration) Problem

Candidates like the former San Antonio mayor will need to exercise greater moral and political clarity.

  • Jan 14, 2019
  • 1:36 pm

My Chicago Public Schools Students Give Trump’s Border Wall Address High Grades, Unfortunately

After I saw students cringe during the 10-minute speech, they divided the text into three sections: beginning, middle, and end (a classic strategy for text analysis).

  • Jan 10, 2019
  • 9:54 am

Founders of Taza Chocolate Are Profiting by Appropriating Mexican Identity (OPINION)

You might hate us, but you sure love making fortunes from our culture.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 1:41 pm

What a Green New Deal Would Mean for Puerto Ricans

It may well be the last chance the island gets to honor the promise of justice long forgotten.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 11:49 am

Mijente Statement on Trump Address

The President “is doubling down on his racist campaign promise and putting all Americans and the health of our economy at risk.”

  • Jan 8, 2019
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A Savior’s Christmas: Adopted Into an Evangelical Nightmare (PART THREE)

That abyss of possibility where forgiveness isn’t free but earned.

  • Jan 1, 2019
  • 11:33 am

Who Is Responsible for Migrants?

The flow of refugees and asylum-seekers from poor countries to the United States border is often attributed, incorrectly, to domestic unrest in a far-off nation.

  • Dec 28, 2018
  • 11:33 am

Bolsonaro’s Anger Won Over Working-Class Brazilians, But His Presidency May Betray Them

The “Trump of the Tropics” is known for his law-and-order rhetoric, racist and sexist remarks, pro-business stances and outsider pledges to upend politics as usual.

  • Dec 27, 2018
  • 9:11 am

Remembering the Caravan: 5 Essential Reads That Show the Desperation of Central American Migrants

Pieces that explain this human drama, not amplify political rhetoric about refugees.

  • Dec 26, 2018
  • 3:09 pm

‘Estamos Bien’ and the Forced Resiliency of Black and Brown Communities

Released nearly a year after Hurricane María, the hit song became the anthem for Puerto Ricans in the wake of a tragedy.

  • Dec 21, 2018
  • 11:21 am

A Savior’s Christmas: Adopted Into an Evangelical Nightmare (PART TWO)

I was adopted for a purpose and I learned to serve it.

  • Dec 20, 2018
  • 10:04 am

Mind-Altering Prose: ‘Somos Librotraficantes’

I became a kingpin of contraband prose.

  • Dec 19, 2018
  • 10:21 am

You Can’t Be 25% Dominican

The question “Where are you from?” can be quite confusing for children of immigrants.

  • Dec 14, 2018
  • 3:09 pm

The Truth About Immigration: People

Modern-day migrations into North America are the result of geopolitical intervention by the United States in Latin America and the Caribbean. As corporate interests grew, so did America’s military presence, ensuring control of the region’s economies, industry, and agriculture.

  • Dec 13, 2018
  • 9:23 am