Why are Latina teens at-risk for suicide attempts?
Why are Latina teens at-risk for suicide
By Angélica Jiménez — Little research on Latinas and teen suicide has been done with the exception of the groundbreaking work by Dr. Luis Zayas, professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine and author of “Understanding Latina Teen Suicide Attempts.” Zayas...
Latina teens face suicide risk
Latina teens face suicide risk
By Angélica Jiménez — Tatiana Mendez Christmas Eve morning 2009, Giovanna Mendez received the phone call no parent should ever receive. Repeated unanswered calls made from her daughter Tatiana’s cell phone and one missed call from the police department caused Giovanna...
Robert C. Buitrón: In Focus
Robert C. Buitrón: In Focus
By Angelica Jimenez– Popo and Ixta In Mexican folklore, Aztec icons Popcapetl and Princess Ixtaccihuatl are remnants of a culture destroyed by Spanish conquistadors during the early 16th century. According to legend, Popo wanted to marry the princess but first have to prove...
The Hinojosa sound
The Hinojosa sound
By Angelica Jimenez– Tish Hinojosa American music has roots in country, rhythm and blues, folk, rock and roll and jazz.  San Antonio artist Tish Hinojosa seamlessly weaves together these musical traditions along with Mexican and Tejano music to create a sound all her own. Hinojosa...
The face of secure communities
The face of secure communities
By Angelica Jimenez– photo courtesy of Jesus Mario Contreras "Not My Mom" Driving home exhausted from a long day of work at 11:00 p.m. eager to tuck her daughter into bed and get a good night’s rest, Susana found herself in the last place she’d ever expect–behind...
U.S. & Mexico: A shared border and history
U.S. & Mexico: A shared border and
By Angelica Jimenez– The state of our nation post-Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 has been one of chaos and panic. And with other efforts to tear away at pieces of the 14th amendment, the immigration debate has renewed focus on the U.S.-Mexico border. The relationship between...
¡Feliz día Papá!
¡Feliz día Papá!
By Angelica Jimenez– Francisco at Easter Brunch, cleaning his plate One hundred years ago this June, Sonora Smart Dodd arranged a tribute to her father who raised her and her five siblings on a farm in Spokane, Washington after their mother died in childbirth.  The idea took...
New Mexico’s historic race for governor heats up immigration debate
New Mexico’s historic race for gov
By Angelica Jimenez– Susana Martinez The race for New Mexico’s next governor is going to be a historic one, no matter whether the Republican or Democratic candidate wins.  If either GOP nominee Susana Martinez or Democratic Diane Denish receive the majority vote this...
Keeping the faith
Keeping the faith
By Angelica Jimenez– The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe carries deeps religious and cultural significance for Catholic Latinos in the United States and Latin America, but high-profile roles for Latinas in the Church remains further from our reaches.  One denomination, however,...
Make sure we count
Make sure we count
By Angelica Jimenez– By now, you should’ve seen an envelope from the United States Census Bureau, and hopefully you didn’t throw it out.  The information you give could greatly affect funds coming in from the federal government. Yes, we lead busy lives and don’t have...

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