Guest Voz articles


Guest Voz: Revitalize Not Militarize Border Communities

Guest Voz: Revitalize Not Militarize Border Communities

By Matthew Campanella LatinaLista Alongside the Interstate 8 freeway carved through the desert moonscape of the In-Ko-Pah mountain range, on the California side of the U.S.-Mexico border and just one hour east of downtown San Diego, is a dry creek bed dotted with thousands of fresh migrant footprints. Their personal belongings are left behind on


Guest Voz: The Way We Approach Weight Loss Is About To Change For Good. Are You Gonna Miss Out?

By La Chica de la Dieta LatinaLista Have you ever considered the possibility that the weight loss advice we’ve been given for the last 40 years could actually be flawed? This could explain why diets don’t work. If you’ve ever been on one, you know this is true. You might have lost some pounds, only


Guest Voz: Becoming a Multilingual Nation: The Challenge and the Promise

By Yvette Donado LatinaLista English is the dominant language of the United States. Yet, because we are a ‘nation of immigrants,’ the U.S. Census reports that over 60 million people, ages 5 and older, speak another language than English in their homes. While some in the country feel threatened by these statistics, others are embracing


Guest Voz: Thanksgiving — a holiday created to build national culture not be a witness to historical truth

By Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuña LatinaLista British historian EJ Hobsbawm died just over a year ago. His works had a tremendous impact on my generation of progressive historians. He would take a theme and deconstruct it by using meticulous logic and documentation. Hobsbawm never suffocated his narrative with obtuse theory or meta-language. One of my


Guest Voz: Pregnancy Discrimination — Far From a Thing of the Past

By Amy Tannenbaum National Women’s Law Center Today is Halloween and I’m likely dressed up as Rosie the Riveter – but more importantly, it’s the 35th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The PDA amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include a prohibition on employment discrimination due to pregnancy,


Guest Voz: Undocumented immigrants languish under prison conditions at detention centers as families wait for immigration reform

By Aura Bogado Colorlines (LL Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts (taken out of order) from the full article Dispatch From Eloy: Detained, and Waiting for Reform.) Every Saturday morning for the past two years, Alejandra Pablos’s family woke up early in order to make an hour-long trek from Tucson, Ariz., to the Eloy Detention