By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Sunday, May 19, 2013
The sheer number of Latino students in public schools—one out of every four elementary school students—demands that absences for family vacations get more investigation.
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Thursday, May 16, 2013
After nearly a year of breathless news reports about how Latinos were going to trip over themselves running to the polls, the reality turns out to be less dramatic.
By ESTHER CEPEDA - Sunday, May 12, 2013
CHICAGO -- Is it just me or is Tony Stark on a health kick?
By ESTHER CEPEDA - Thursday, May 9, 2013
CHICAGO -- wo summers ago, my husband and I took our sons to a shooting range for multiple days of firearms training with a certified instructor.
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Sunday, May 5, 2013
We’re now living in Accommodation Nation, a place where the only people who won’t get special favors are those who speak out against the notion that everyone is entitled to special treatment.
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Thursday, May 2, 2013
Now that a federal judge has ordered immigration courts in three states to provide legal representation for immigrants with mental disabilities who are in detention or facing deportation, it’s time for the government to ensure that minors are provided those same protections.
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Sunday, April 28, 2013
As Hispanics start populating academia, newsrooms, boardrooms and courtrooms across the country, they face the tricky terrain of interacting with people who have extremely different backgrounds and upbringings. And sometimes they say the craziest things.
By MICHAEL GERSON - Monday, April 22, 2013
Ruslan Tsarni did not back away from evidence of his two young relatives turning against their adopted country to do the unthinkable—he owned up to it and said what needed to be said.
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Sunday, April 21, 2013
CHICAGO -- Schools across the country, reacting to public outrage over ridiculous zero-tolerance policies, are trying to find middle ground on the issue of police in the hallways.
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Thursday, April 18, 2013
Can Hispanics in the United States please focus on the truly important issues before them? Must they waste their time worrying about the accessories of a doll representing another country?
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Sunday, April 14, 2013
Why you should watch the new Ken Burns film “The Central Park Five,” which will air on PBS stations April 16.
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Thursday, April 11, 2013
“Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss offers an up-to-date narrative buttressed with gems of little-publicized data, confidential corporate memos and interviews with confessional food industry insiders.
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Sunday, April 7, 2013
CHICAGO -- If you’re lucky, your young teenage son doesn’t have a sex life yet. And if you’re smart, you’ve taken that opportunity to get him vaccinated against the human papilloma virus.
By ESTHER J. CEPEDA - Thursday, April 4, 2013
Unbelievably, the entertainment industry’s dearth of ethnic diversity and surplus of stereotypical Latino portrayals have devolved into something unsettling. We’ve gone from seeing poor representation in films and TV shows to wanting that diverse characters be played by people of the same ethnicity.
By ESTHR J. CEPEDA - Sunday, March 31, 2013
As bad as it is for an adult, just imagine how much worse it would be if you were a long-time victim of identity theft as a minor.
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