Leticia is a writer based in California. She's covered immigration, prison reform and juvenile justice for Colorlines Magazine and produced a woman of color-centered radio program at KZSC in Santa Cruz. Her work has been reprinted by Racialicious, truthout and Race-Talk. These days you can find her working as the strategic communications coordinator for the Media Literacy Project in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Just as Katrina evacuees started to leave their home to start new outside of New Orleans, police deparments in neighboring “host” cities – San Antonio, Phoenix and Houston – accused survivors of bringing crime into their communities.
Brooklyn New York Assemblyman, Dov Hikind, has a solution to Obama and Homeland Security’s search to “find and fix the vulnerabilities” that were exposed during last Friday’s failed airplane bombing. And no, it’s not body scanners, but racial profiling.
Local Bayview and Hunter’s Point residents are trying to fight off Lennar Corporation, a luxury homebuilding enterprise, from building new posh condos and apartments that would displace hundreds of mostly poor and low-income residents from their long-time homes.
The Travel Channel has recently premiered a new series called “Meet The Natives: USA” and yes, the actual show is just as messed up as its title suggests in so many ways that one blog can’t say it all.
Maria del Carmen Rojas is an undocumented Bolivian immigrant who was forced to leave her home for New York City after a devastating bus accident left her daughter, Carla, paralyzed from the waist down.
I have to admit that I like to find small typos, spacing mistakes or the occasional ink blot in books that I buy. It’s one of those small things in life that I love to savor. Perhaps because it helps me to demystify the whole book publishing process.
As the media swallowed up stories about Fort Hood and obsessed over how it was yet another example of “violent” Islam, the FBI’s recent killing of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah has conveniently stayed at the margins of national debates.
Lin Li Qu, the widow of an undocumented Chinese immigrant, is refusing to let the US government dodge responsibility for the cruel conditions that her husband faced at a Rhode Island immigrant detention prison that led to his early death.