First Trump Came for Mexicans, but I Didn’t Speak Up Because I Wasn’t Mexican. Then They Came for Me — and by That Time, No One was Left to Speak Up

I bought this poster at Revolution Books on Durant and Telegraph in Berkeley and I had it on my wall throughout college.  I suppose I was attracted to message because I am a journalist and a writer, so it’s fundamental … Continue reading

A Real-Life Hero: Remembering My Uncle On Veteran’s Day

Remembering my uncle, Manuel Diaz, on Veterans Day. Above, Manuel Diaz formally receives his Bronze Star for exemplary Army ground combat at his belated presentation ceremony in Los Alamitos, California, in 2009 — 60 years after it was handed to … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Linda Ronstadt

Happy Birthday, Linda Ronstadt

Today is this Mexican girl’s birthday. Olé! I bet she split open her Donald Trump piñata in one swooping swing!     Glenn Frey, of the Eagles, inducts Linda Rondstadt into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Fun Fact: In … Continue reading