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Our ancestral burden

Posted on August 4, 2016
Our ancestral burden

By Edwin Reyes — Argentinean Alfonsina Storni in her poem, Peso Ancestral (translated as “ancestral burden”) describes the... Continue

Finding inspiration in the fight for social justice

Posted on July 12, 2016

“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated... Continue

To the Class of 2016

Posted on June 12, 2016

Excerpted from a speech at the Sonoma Valley High School graduation ceremony on June 2. I will start by saying that these are some... Continue

First District candidates and the housing crisis

Posted on May 25, 2016
First District candidates and the housing crisis

“Be careful, son,” my father once said to me, “all that glitters is not gold.” With all the electoral politics going on, I... Continue

Art, culture, history, and tortillas

Posted on May 11, 2016
Art, culture, history, and tortillas

I recently attended a reception at a new art gallery in the city of Vallejo. The gallery, El Comalito Collective, promotes under-represented... Continue

Change ourselves, change the labels

Posted on May 4, 2016

This time, my friends, I come with a topic controversial to some or many: labeling. That is, applying qualifying labels that are incorrect... Continue

The emotional health of our immigrant children

Posted on April 16, 2016
The emotional health of our immigrant children

Specialists in both disability and psychology agree that the arrival of a child with disabilities creates in most parents first a state... Continue

When I played in a Latin band

Posted on April 1, 2016

Back in the day, I was lucky enough to play music with some of the best rock and blues musicians in Sonoma County. The Schellville... Continue

The Latino vote

Posted on March 18, 2016

By Mario Castillo Latino journalist Jorge Ramos’ book, “The Latino Wave,” refers to the role we Latinos will have in choosing... Continue

Origins of leadership

Posted on March 7, 2016
Origins of leadership

by Esmeralda Sanchez Moseley I am constantly thinking about leadership and reflecting on the qualities of an effective leader. I have... Continue


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