Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Mayor’s office receives hundreds of tacos

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Joseph Maturo’s office, a.k.a. East Haven Town Hall, received about 500 tacos Thursday afternoon, according to several media outlets. The tacos were donated to a local homeless shelter, reports said. Junta for Progressive Action, a Latino non-profit organization in New Haven, Conn., sent the tacos to the East Haven mayor on behalf of people who sent […] [Read More]

East Haven mayor helps Latino community one taco at a time

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As you’ve probably heard, four East Haven police officers were arrested Tuesday on charges of intimidating and harassing Hispanic residents and business owners. I’m glad the FBI is holding these officers accountable for their actions, which are racist and bullying. However, since hearing a clip of their mayor talk, I’m not surprised that this type […] [Read More]

“Stuff” Republicans say about Black people

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Please take a look at this clip. I couldn’t believe some of the things these people were saying. Where is the progress? Video: “Stuff” Republicans say about Black people Related Links Mixing It Up: Blumenthal: In DC there’s an effort to restrict minorities’ voting rights Mixing It Up: More Asian Americans are running for Congress […] [Read More]

Blumenthal: In DC there is an effort to restrict voters’ rights

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During the 2000 presidential elections, I was a student at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. It was my first time voting, like many other freshmen in my dorm who just turned 18. Several of us decided to go together to our polling location, which was right across the street from the dorm. When we signed […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Politics

More Asian-Americans are running for Congress

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There is a record number of Asian-Americans running for Congress in the 2012 elections, according to USA Today. There are currently 11 members of the U.S. House and two in the U.S. Senate who have Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander ancestry, the article says. But that’s really not that many compared to the 400+ […] [Read More]

Survey says Latinos unhappy with deportation system

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About 60 percent of surveyed Latinos disapprove of the way the Obama administration has handled the deportations of unauthorized immigrants, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. However, the survey shows that registered Latino voters still strongly support Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign. Click here to read more. [Read More]

WIll election bring Hispanics to Danbury council?

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Although the city is 25 percent Hispanic, there are no Hispanics on Danbury’s City Council, said Joe Cavo, the council’s chairman. “We’d love to have the council be representative of the constituents,” Cavo said. If the council represented the city, there would be 5 or 6 Hispanics on the 21-member council. In the 2011 election, […] [Read More]

Some call Troy Davis execution a modern-day lynching

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Celebrities and other citizens throughout the world have said they are outraged by the execution of Troy Davis. Davis (no, I’m not related to him), was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday, despite seven out of nine witnesses recanting their statements that Davis shot and killed a police officer in 1989 and numerous protests […] [Read More]
Categories: Politics

Why Women’s Equality Day is just another day

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Today is Women’s Equality Day, which marks the 91st anniversary of amendment of the constitution which allowed women to vote in 1920. Presdient Obama has declared it so. But I do not feel connected to this day. Simply because when this amendment was passed, it wasn’t necessarily meant for ALL women. Black women – black people in […] [Read More]

Which political party do you align yourself with?

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Many African-Americans, Latinos members of other minority groups align themselves with the Democratic party because to many, the party represents liberal and progressive ideas. However, I recently learned that many pioneers – especially in the African-American community, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglas, and Harriet Tubman were Republicans. Have the ideas of the Republican […] [Read More]