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June 5, 2020

As infuriatingly sad as it is that it took the public murder of George Floyd to wake the world that systemic racism is so entwined in our country’s culture: police culture, institutional educational culture, neighborhood zoning culture, corporate America…

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June 4, 2020

Cracks in the GOP force field protecting Trump from criticism, fact-checks and the truth are deepening. More Republicans, appalled at his use of force against peacefully protesting Americans and his volatile, divisive race-baiting rhetoric, are speaking out. Former U.S….

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June 3, 2020

As the criminal element hiding among protesters is being weeded out and more police forces are changing their approach towards peaceful protesters, awareness, dialogue and action are in the baby steps towards meaningful change in this country. Yet, Trump,…

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June 2, 2020

Trump and his WH allies finally achieved their long-held dream — the threat of the start of the creation of a militarized country. Talk is getting louder that the 2020 election will not be conducted fairly nor will Trump,…

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June 1, 2020

During a time of national crisis, it is customary that a country’s leader addresses the pain, outrage and desperation of its people. Instead our leader calls for a “MAGA” night at the White House to counter protesters. The implication…

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May 29, 2020

Last night, CNN reporter Omar Jimenez was arrested by State Patrol in Minneapolis as he covered the riots and chaos in response to the police killing of George Floyd. Though Jimenez showed his credentials and complied with all orders…

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May 28, 2020

In a country where progress was being made in living with our diversity, Trump’s election set the country on a backward spiral. In some cases, it can be argued that Trump, his administration and his followers are attempting to…

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May 27, 2020

That in this democracy, anyone would be against facilitating every citizen’s civic duty of voting is a red flag that their intentions are sinister. No wonder Joe Biden’s campaign just created a new position on his campaign staff; Trump…

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May 26, 2020

As we see pictures of packed beaches and parks, most of us think we can handle the social distancing rules — though, obviously, none are. But what about flying? Nothing we can really do there and so the big…

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May 25, 2020

Today is Memorial Day! As the name implies, we ‘memorialize’ all those who have served in the US Military. We honor their service and sacrifice. But too often that’s the end of it. After leaving the military, too many…

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May 22, 2020

Just one of the many legacies Trump will be forever cited for in history is how he lost allies. The latest ally to voice the US is not their friend is one Central American destination; Finally, a little ‘bright’…

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May 21, 2020

Is this the calm before the storm? States like Florida and Georgia aren’t experiencing the devastating spikes in coronavirus cases as predicted – yet. Scientists say the US has a limited window to prepare for the next wave that…

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May 20, 2020

Trump and his administration have never hidden their anti-immigration agenda. So, it’s not surprising that the White House has made a decision regarding the Mexican and Canadian borders; What is surprising, and disturbing, is that this administration is using…

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May 19, 2020

Just when you thought there wasn’t anything that could surprise us anymore from this administration, this comes out (hint: it’s the first headline); Every business and organization is losing money these days and scrambling to make up for the…

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May 18, 2020

Studies show that Latinos are among those disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 economic shutdown. Yet, there are rights and resources laid off Latinos should know about; New healthcare study found Latinos have had something in particular happen to them…

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May 15, 2020

The ranks of the unemployed are rising. While 40% of low-income households have lost a job and a new poll shows increase worries about having enough to eat as grocery prices rise, the Trump administration is actively trying to…

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May 14, 2020

As poorly as Trump and his administration have been in handling the coronavirus and as restrictive GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been in declaring anymore coronavirus aid bills “dead on arrival” in the Senate, voters in CA…

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May 13, 2020

With the 2020 election on his mind, Trump is so focused on reopening the economy, regardless of the consequences, that he’s missing a rise in prices to a basic necessity that could impact his reelection; Trump admin is still…

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May 12, 2020

One of the headlines dominating today’s news cycle is that “Americans are really scared about their economic future.” It calls for a classic Homer Simpson response, “duh!”; The VA warns that Latino and Black veterans face a bigger risk…

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May 11, 2020

Stores are getting crowded. Hair salons are taking appointments. Dentists are calling back patients. Life is getting back to normal — or is it? One prominent virus modeler warns that life getting back to normal may not be so…

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May 8, 2020

The latest jobs report reflects the never-before-seen depth of pain many of us, our friends, neighbors and family members are experiencing during this unprecedented times. As more Latinos get disproportionately impacted by job loss and COVID-19 exposure, several Latino…

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May 7, 2020

Trump and his administration’s credibility in relaying the facts about COVID-19 is steadily dropping. The stunt they pulled yesterday sure didn’t help; Local lawmakers have an “outsized” task for the Justice Dept.; Why the new school sexual assault rules…

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May 6, 2020

Perhaps the biggest blow to Trump’s ego (so far) is the May 16 virtual graduation commencement that will be nationally televised. The headlining commencement speaker is President Barack Obama. No doubt Trump will be tweeting his displeasure because, of…

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May 5, 2020

If it’s CORONAvirus time, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Though big public gatherings are prohibited, we can still celebrate by watching livestreaming celebrations. One is even combining the usual celebration with a fundraiser for farmworkers. Check out the list; While…

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May 4, 2020

Yesterday was World Press Freedom Day. Like other sectors of the economy, the news industry, specifically newspapers, is experiencing a fight for survival. Journalist positions have been slashed, print editions are being eliminated and whole newspapers are folding. Yet,…