In the coming week millions of Mexican Americans, mexicanos, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, white Americans — Americans of all kinds — will take part in Cinco de Mayo events across the United States.
This poem, "Legal Alien," captures an important quality of our evolving and emerging multi-national, multi racial and multi-ethnic culture.
There are at least 214 million people living outside their countries of origin, either as naturalized citizens, legal noncitizens, temporary workers or undocumented. At least 100 million of these are in the labor force.
Emil Shaw, who fled Nazi Austria with his family at the age of nine, and became a lifelong social justice activist, died Sept. 12, 2010, in Albuquerque, N.M.
A collection of good old fashioned letters to the editor. Since our move online, most "letters" come in the form of comments. But we still receive via post and e-mail letters to the editor, which we will publish as frequently as possible.
Those of us who live along the Gulf Coast have been shocked by the callous disregard for safety, worker's lives and destruction of our environment exhibited by BP in Texas and Louisiana.
All workers have a big stake in fight for immigrant rights and should reject those who are trying to use that issue to drive a wedge between people -- black, brown and white.