“Elián,” a recently released documentary about the saga of Elián González, the little Cuban castaway that became a worldwide cause célèbre 17 years ago, is bringing back painful memories of the Cold War-induced bitter political battle between South Florida Cuban-Americans and Cubans on the island. At a time when President Trump seems poised to reverse Barack Obama’s measures and go back to a Cuba policy of hostility and irrationality, the film becomes even more distressing.
It is said that your perception is your reality. This truth is more important to understand than ever since some of us are living in a time when reality is skewed by perceptions shaped by falsehoods from people in power.
Between the first and the fourth of June, the city will celebrate the VII International Tango Festival in which dance figures will meet to teach Philadelphians the secrets of this South American music and dance, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the Unesco in 2009.
The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?
Yesterday's elections in France gave the victory to Emmanuel Macron, with 65.5% of the votes, transforming him into the youngest president in the history of the European country.
"La doble vida de Estela Carrillo", que se estrena este lunes por Univision, cuenta la historia de una indocumentada que llega a California con su hija y asume una identidad falsa para pretender que tiene documentos legales poder trabajar en el país.
"The double life of Estela Carrillo" tells the story of an undocumented woman who arrives in California with her daughter and assumes a false identity to claim that she has legal documents to work in the country.
The Representative of Florida and first Cuban-American elected to Congress has announced that she will retire, after 38 years in the position.
Black teachers make a difference.
I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.
A ruling in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has prompted new discussions of workplace protection of LGBT employees.