June 2011 Archives

Raul Rodriquez

Elvis Crespo, Christian Chavez to Perform at SF Pride

By Raul Rodriquez, Jun 25, 2011 12:28 PM

Popular Puerto Rican merengue recording artist Elvis Crespo and Mexican pop singer Christian Chavez will be performing on the Steamworks Latin Stage this Sunday – the first major male Latino artists to perform at San Francisco Gay Pride, reports El Mensajero.

Rene Ciria-Cruz

Filipina Named Mayor of Hercules

By Rene Ciria-Cruz, Jun 24, 2011 1:09 PM

Filipino American Myrna Lardizabal de Vera, who was serving as vice mayor of Hercules, in Contra Costa County, is now the mayor, following the ouster of incumbent Joanne Ward, reports Inquirer.net

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Resisting 'Slacktivism,' Remembering Vincent Chin, and Singing with Joe Reilly

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Jun 24, 2011 11:48 AM

I recently interviewed for a job launching a new online literary magazine about literature and social justice activism. (The interview did not go so well, but...) What a great idea to link the glamour of novelists and poets with the purpose of social justice activism. This gives literature more weight and meaning, and gives activism more color and style.

Marisa Treviño

President Obama a No-Show at NALEO Conference

By Marisa Treviño, Jun 22, 2011 5:40 PM

It must certainly seem to President Obama that no matter what he does, he just can't make Latinos happy.

He's right.

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