Monthly Archives: August 2013

I Have a Dream…50 Years Later

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” -Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963 The United States marks the 50th Anniversary of this famous line and the […]

OPINION: Supposed do-gooders should stop horsing around in Sacramento

I was originally going to write about the controversy over the attempt to ban the horse carriage rides in Old Sacramento, but after speaking with Robert Whitaker, spokesperson for Working Animal Advocates, about his organization’s protests and attempts to ban the carriage ride, I want to address a tangential issue to the debate. An issue […]

Chic Cocaine Camisas or From Drug Lord to Fashion Statement

Pablo Escobar was one of the most infamous of the Colombian cocaine kingpins of the 1980s. Known in his country as “El Patron”, he was the undisputed head of the Medellin Drug Cartel. Besides drug dealing, he was implicated in dozen of murders connected to his drug trade and other illegal activities. Escobar became a […]

New HUD Housing Discrimination Rules: Do They Make a Difference?

The Obama Administration recently proposed a new set of regulations which seeks to make sure that lenders are pro-actively working to create diverse neighborhoods of homeowners. If you read the proposed regulations and don’t suffer a mental fog, you are the lucky person. I know when I read them, my brain felt it does after […]

Homeless living in Vehicle? Drug den? New ‘free’ neighborhood parts store? Other?

I came across a vehicle parked along the street near where I live, and I am not sure of what to make of it. It has been parked in the same spot for a couple of days. The police department says the license is not from any vehicle reported stolen; several different people have been […]

Notorious Drug Kingpin Released!

Notorious Mexican drug kingpin and convicted killer, Rafael Caro Quintero was released from prison last week.   After serving 28 of his sentenced 40 years for the murder of US DEA agent, Enrique Camarena, in 1985, the founder of a major drug cartel which later split into the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels was ordered released by […]

Circle of Life In Sacramento

“There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens:  a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,… Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so […]

Economic freedom: Its impact on the lives of Latinos in the US

I was wasting some time on Twitter this morning(Thursday, August 1st), looking for a way to avoid starting work on the article I had originally planned to write for this week(curse you, writer’s block!) which was due the following day when I came across a tweet which got me thinking.  How has the economic freedom […]

Fashionable Funerals: Black Pallbearers Required!

Progressive Latinos in the United States often look to their brethren in Mexico, Central and South America as examples of countries and cultures which practice equality and don’t look at the color of an individual’s skin in judging them.  They view these lands as magical places where the words of the American civil rights leader, […]

North Sac and East Sac: A Tale of Two Cities

North Sac and East Sac: A Tale of Two Cities.