DNC 2012: Latinos, Interrupted?

"This is a big night for our community." "El Julián is going to go national after tonight." San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro opened the 2012 Democratic National Convention, one sign of the Obama campaign's aggressive outreach to Latinos, an emerging community and voting bloc. In addition to Castro's keynote address, other important roles include the chair of this event -- L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa -- and speaking roles for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Congressman Xavier Becerra....more

My Adoration for the Obamas is Bigger than Politics

 By: Ruby Veridiano Call me naively optimistic, but my adoration for the Obamas is less about the Obamas themselves as much as it is about my persistent belief in hope, and what can be accomplished when a nation is inspired to behave like a community....more

An Open Letter to President Barak Obama

Dear Mr. PresidentTonight, when you speak to the people of the United States, whom you have diligently, proudly and often times thanklessly led for the past five years, I am hopeful that you will be the example of what we all can be; exemplify the leadership that will heal this great nation’s body and spirit....more