Brown case should resonate with Latinos
Peaceful protesters under siege by armed officers. A minority community roiled by issues of race and social justice. Allegations of law enforcement misconduct, conspiracies and cover-ups. These circumstances could all apply to the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Sadly, they go back as far as Aug. 29, 1970. read story
Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis: Living Between Detroit and Argentina?
The current fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico is largely placed squarely on the shoulders of irresponsible political and economic actors in Puerto Rico itself. The statehooders killed the tax-incentives that kept Puerto Rico economically dependent but afloat as part of their political status strategy. read story
Puerto Rico: Detroit of the Caribbean
Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the grim day Detroit filed a Chapter 9 petition - the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history - and the political and business leaders of New York and other big cities gave a shudder and wondered: Could it happen here? read story
Mayday to Earth Day
Earth Day needs to be a year-long consideration rather than the one-day PR stunt it has turned into.
Rather than making structural adjustments to our economic model and our personal behaviors, Earth Day seems to have become completely non-committal, resulting in feel-good activities such as picking up trash. read story
I dare you to say the F word…Father!
According to the National Center for Fathering more than 24 million (33%) children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. read story
The Literary Café and Indian Passion by Javier Moro
This month, the Literary Café got together to discuss the book called Indian Passion (written in 2005), a story in novel form about an interracial marriage between the Maharaja of Kapurtala and the Spanish dancer Anita Delgado.