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National News

Castro speaks out against offensive team name

Just days after a U.S. District judge upheld the ruling to cancel the trademark of Washington’s NFL team on the grounds that R*dskins is offensive, Change the Mascot praised U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro for speaking …
Posted On 31 Jul 2015

Internactional News

On a path towards a democratic, prosperous Cuba

By Katherine Vargas   This week marks a new beginning in our nation’s relationship with Cuba, furthering a path that will engage and empower the Cuban people. While we may be separated by 90 miles of water, we are brought …
Posted On 24 Jul 2015

Education

Making a career as a Latino outdoor trailblazer

As Latinos continue to grow demographically, we are reaching new heights not only outdoors but also indoors. In

First hand lesson of hard work in the fields

Have you ever been a teenager working in the fields turning grapes into raisins in the heat? I picked grapes

Need for affordable student-loan repayment

Student-loan debt continues to be an issue of grave concern for American student borrowers. In 2014, there were

Ensuring every child gets a great education By President Barack Obama

I’m speaking from the DC Public Library in Anacostia, where I just met with a group of promising middle school

Enviroment

200 soplos de aire fresco para la humanidad

Por Javier Sierra

 

Hace 15 años, la administración Bush formó una comisión de energía liderada por el Vicepresidente Dick Cheney, quien la rodeó de un hermético secretismo para dictar la nueva política energética de Estados Unidos.
El resultado fue...

Posted On 31 Jul 2015

Pope Francis’ Encyclical gives all a reason for hope

I have friends who are atheists, those who have a spiritual relationship with the earth and those who don’t quite subscribe to the notion of one God. We don’t judge each other; we just play fair in the sandbox we …

Posted On 25 Jun 2015

Climate change: An issue of great moral urgency

Panic mode has been declared among the world’s climate change deniers. Papal Encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praised Be to You) about climate change has just caused the collapse of the house of cards sustaining the arguments of the Flat Earth Society.…

Posted On 25 Jun 2015

Irony knows no shame

All too often, irony knows no shame, especially when it comes to the most vulnerable members of our society. Take Richmond, California, a mostly Latino and African-American low-income community that is subject to one of the country’s most intense fossil …

Posted On 12 Jun 2015