Posts tagged "Sonia Sotomayor"

Women's History: Latinas making progress

Women's History: Latinas making progress
Today is International Women’s Day and March also is Women’s History Month. It’s a time when I reflect on Latina women, feminism, our accomplishments and how far we have come and how far we have to go. Yes, Latinas are breaking barriers.  Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina or Latino Supreme Court Justice. Ellen Ochoa... Read more »

Justice Sotomayor speaks from the heart

Justice Sotomayor speaks from the heart
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor packed the Chicago Public Library Wednesday night. People began lining up at 1 p.m. for the 6 p.m. event and all of the 500 plus seats in the Winter Garden and 200 more in the overflow room were taken. Hundreds of people were turned away. Justice Sotomayor, the first... Read more »

Latino voices highlighted at Obama's inauguration

Latino voices highlighted at Obama's inauguration
Latinos played a visible role at President Obama’s inauguration Monday and the president also recognized immigrants and DREAM Act youth in his speech. “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers... Read more »
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Sonia Sotomayor doesn't like commercialization of "wise Latina."

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said recently that she is troubled that “wise Latina” remark she made has been turned into a slogan sold on T-shirts, buttons and coffee cups. “I can’t tell you the number of people who come up to me and hug and kiss me and touch me, and some of them... Read more »

Hispanics not in the news

The Hispanic community receives scant media coverage in the United States, found a new study released by the Pew Hispanic Center this week. An analysis of 34,452 stories that included print, online, radio and broadcast outlets found that less than 2 percent actually referenced Hispanics, the study found. However, most of these stories pertained to... Read more »

Sonia Sotomayor is on the cover of Latina magazine

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is on the cover of Latina magazine. Cover photo by Platon. Latina magazine Editor-in-Chief Mimi Valdés Ryan recently visited Columbia College Chicago, where I’m an assistant journalism professor. She spoke to students and also briefly about the reaction to the “wise Latina” comment that almost derailed Sotomayor’s nomination. “We all... Read more »
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George Lopez is the first Latino host on late night

This week comedian George Lopez became the first Latino to host a late night talk show. Yes. It’s 2009. Latinos are more than 15 percent of the U.S. population and Lopez is the first Latino to get a major gig on late night TV (airing on TBS at 10 p.m. central). On his second show... Read more »

Hispanic Hero: Sonia Sotomayor is smart and can mambo too

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Why does it fall from the middle of one month to the other? Well that’ so we can fit in as many fiestas as possible. Seriously, though Sept. 15 marks the independence day of five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and... Read more »

It's too easy to label someone a racist

There’s a lot of name-calling going on out there. Rush Limbaugh called Sonia Sotomayor a reverse racist. Fox commentator Glenn Beck called Barack Obama a racist Some debated on Chicago Now’s “An Improvised Blog” whether John Hughes was a racist for not having more people of color in his films and for creating a stereotypical... Read more »
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Sonia Sotomayor is the new "Suprema"

Sometimes an image says it all. I have blogged a lot about Sonia Sotomayor over the last 10 weeks. But I want to share a few powerful images of our new “Suprema” by editorial cartoonist, Lalo Alcaraz, who also pens the cartoon La Cucaracha. This second caroon was inspired by Lalo’s daughter. To order the... Read more »