USPS to release Latin Music Stars Stamps


USPS plans to release stamps honoring legendary Latin music stars, among them Mexican American singer Selena.

More on this story:

http://www.thedailyswarm.com/headlines/usps-announces-latin-music-legends-series-stamps-featuring-selena-tito-puente/

SELENA’S WIKI PAGE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena

Keeping your identity alive


It’s a shame to see the attack on diversity and culture that has risen as of late in a country that is the epitome of just that. It is disgraceful to see instead of an effort to  nurture and encourage such a beautiful thing to flourish, efforts to suppress and extinguish it.  I think in the wake of all this more than ever there are those who are getting in touch with their roots, and sadly there is also the inverse, those who want to deny and forget them.  However long before, the practice of parents choosing not to teach their  kids their native language &  the influence of English on other cultures and languages has existed.  Instead of creativity increasing especially for slang which is the most original and colloquial form of expression in a culture, people choose to borrow and copy words from English. What I mean is, it becomes a style to use non native words when clearly a word in the native language exists. It’s almost as if the sentiment is ” our language is not interesting, special, cool enough.” It’s a way of devaluing and underestimating our mother tongue, giving up on it almost. I also try to steer clear of messy synthesizing.  I for one am not a fan of  Spanglish. I think it just sounds tacky. It’s great to be bilingual, but it’s even better when you can speak a language appropriately. What I’m trying to say can be better illustrated in this awesome  article about the death of languages.  I think it explains in a very wonderful way the beauty of culture and language and the need to pass it on, venerate it, keep it alive.

http://newamericamedia.org/2010/03/when-a-language-dies.php

Target’s Racists costumes : & THE HATE GOES ON


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The Target Racist ass costumes incident has show us all one thing very clearly : & The intense, ugly HATE goes on.There are such strong reactions and condemnation on the whole subject of black face, but it’s funny how things like the costume thing can fly, well at least at first, which is just as bad as all together Right Under the Radar!  To us Hispanics, this is our black face. This is their way of telling us “We hate you!”, “You’re different”,  “To us you’re ugly, strange, sub creatures”.

The following Exerps from article “Behind The Mask” by -Yvette Cabrera  OCRegister.com

“But the controversy unmasked sentiments that have been brewing for years and have nothing to do with Halloween. For Zeke Hernandez, who is president of the Santa Ana LULAC council, the broader problem is that there is a “wave of misunderstanding,” when it comes to the immigration debate. All too often immigrants and Latinos in particular are dehumanized in a discourse that devolves into a bashfest. “I believe that it is essential to respect one another, and Halloween should not be used to scare people into hating other people,” says Hernandez.
“The costume fiasco drew praise from some anti illegal-immigrant groups who ridiculed the backlash and praised the costumes as funny.”

“The only people getting upset are the hyper-sensitive, over-politically correct, pro-amnesty, illegal alien-supporting nuts,” wrote William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration in Raleigh, N.C., on his group’s Web site.
Others jumped aboard. One Amazon.com reviewer wrote of the costume, “If there was only a way to depict him in an emergency room… or getting financial aid at a state college! Then it’d be 5 stars.”

“The Coalition for Human Immigrants Rights group in Los Angeles has been bombarded by hate mail, including this e-mail:
“I think you should go back to Mexico and Juarez and be killed there.”

“Such hatred is sometimes hidden behind another type of mask by those who claim they only oppose illegal immigration, but then proceed to single out, stereotype and verbally bash Mexicans and other Latinos. Sooner or later, the darkness creeps out, Halloween or not.”
“But many Latinos have had enough of the demonization.”

IMPORTANT WEBSITES & CONTACT INFO

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You look can also find  LULAC on twitter, they are even divided up into districts thus I could not post just one single twitter account.
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http://www.facebook.com/chirla

http://www.chirla.org/

http://www.youtube.com/user/chirlavideos#p/a

http://twitter.com/chirla

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
2533 W. Third Street, Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Toll-free – 1.888.6-CHIRLA [1.888.624.4752

Telephone – 213.353.1333
Fax – 213.353.1344

hiplogoThe Harvard Immigration Project.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/orgs/professional-interest/hip/harvard-immigration-project.html

Email:  hip@law


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WE REFUSE TO BE  MISTREATED, OFFENDED,

OR TREADED ON!


Deja Huella Educate: Los Hispanos Y la educación


“Unfortunately, Latinos have the lowest high school and college completion rates of any racial or ethnic group. Despite recent advances in educational attainment, reports from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal that serious discrepancies remain when Hispanic educational levels are compared to other groups:

Hispanics registered a 23.8 percent high school dropout rate, the highest of any major racial or ethnic group (ages 16 to 24), compared to 7 percent for non-Hispanic whites.*
In 2000, 36% percent of Hispanic high-school graduates ages 18 to 24 enrolled in colleges and universities, compared to 44 percent of non-Hispanic whites.*
About 12 percent of Hispanic adults currently have a bachelor’s degree, compared with 30.5 percent of non-Hispanic whites.*
*National Center for Education Statistics, Status and Trends in the Education of Hispanics.-
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Tenemos que luchar! Tenemos que mejorar nuestra cituacion! No podemos seguir dejando que nos ataquen y nosotros sin armas. Educate superate. Superemosnos!  Si se puede RAZA! Digamos y demostremos con nuestras acciones “YO NO SOY MENOS YO SI PUEDO!”
lA IGNORANCIA MATA! Mata la causa daña a la raza, disuelve la lucha!

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Flying Mexicans given new status




“UNESCO( United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)declares an ancient and spectacular art, the Ceremony of the Flyers performed by Los Voladores de Papantla, as worthy of World Heritage status.”

ReutersVideo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUqcn3_vS0U&feature=fvhl

Grandiosas noticias!  Me siento orgullosisisi-siiiiiiii- si ma!! Que la Organización Educativa, Científica y Cultural de LasNaciónes Unidads acaba de otorgar a la ceremonia de Los Voladores de Papantla, estatus : “Patrimonio Mundial”

FELICIDADES Y SI SE PUEDE MI LINDA PATRIA!!


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