Jarritos – The Journey: Our Journey! #BetterTogether #sp

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Jarritos. All opinions are my own. If you know me, then you know how excited the following ad called The Journey by Jarritos must have made me when it first came out a few days ago. I don’t honestly remember when […]

The Associcated Press Decides To Drop The “I” Word… Finally!

I guess you could say it’s been a long time coming.  Too long perhaps.  I mean how long have people been asking for respected news organizations and reporters to stop using the “I” word when referring to a human being?  No human being is illegal regardless of their legal status […]

A Very Special Plea, From a DREAMer!

I met Jose Luis Zelaya this year.  From that very first moment I knew he had a dream.  It was and still is to be a teacher in this country.  The self-described DREAMer, has quite literally picked himself up out of homelessness in Honduras (at age 13) to earning his […]

2501 Migrants: A Journey

Nibe te nuná, that is the one line in Zapotec that has stuck in my mind from this gem of a film.  It means “Why leave when you have it all here?” …and quite literally, I think it pretty much sums up what this documentary by Yolanda Cruz is all […]

Premiering on MTV: The Story of 15 & Homeless, Inocente

This Friday, August 17, 2012, at 10/9C, MTV will air the independent film Inocente.  The film, produced by the same folks behind last year’s La Cosecha, tells the story of a 15-year-old girl, named Inocente – living homeless and undocumented in San Diego with her mother and younger brothers after […]

The Apple Pushers of New York City – Movie Review

You can’t compare apples to oranges, the saying goes.  Well… why not?  In the new documentary The Apple Pushers, which I had the opportunity to screen this week, the argument seems to be that when it comes to America and immigration no two populations are really all that different.  The […]

Q & A Jose Luis Zelaya: Student Crocheting for his Education

A young man paying for his higher education by crocheting and selling beanies?!   I had to find out more.  This week when NBC Latino ran their story on Houston’s own Jose Luis Zelaya about how the 24 year old has been crocheting to earn his masters degree at Texas A&M, […]