Christmas is right around the corner, literally. This is a time for giving, sharing and spending time with la familia. On the other hand mostly everyone in their past has received a gift from Abuela o Tia that was absolutely hideous or not quite their own style. We want to know what was the weirdest or worst gift you have ever received? What was the best or most treasured gift you have ever received?
The Department of Justice has begun conducting a criminal investigation into the confidential U.S. documents that were improperly disclosed by Wikileaks and made public via their website. Within the confidential cablegram leaks were Secretary of State Hilary Clinton asking our U.S. diplomats to dig a little deeper into personal information pertaining to Indian and Chinese diplomats including their credit card and frequent flyer information. About 251,287 cablegrams were leaked, including those from our ambassadors overseas in our U.S.
A Palin White House would be a wet dream for those who clamor for no regulation of their particular businesses.
They would be crawling around there freely and getting executive orders peeling back the hands of regulation so
They can do what they want to make as much free money as possible, but probably at the expense of regular
People. Like Enron style tactics where the guys at the top took everything out of the company, even the pensions
Of the workers. There are many examples of this type of behavior by Corporations and some tighter new rules by
CHICANOS OWN TWO DUBIOUS TITLES THAT HAVE TO BE WORKED ON AS SOON AS POSSIBLE: WE VOTE IN LESS NUMBERS PROPORTIONATELY THAN ANY OTHER RAZA IN THE U.S. AND WE DROP OUT IN BIGGER NUMBERS THAN ANY OTHER RAZA. WHATS WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE? BIG NUMBERS IN DROP OUTS AND LOW NUMBERS IN THE POLLS WILL NOT TRANSLATE INTO THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC POWER THAT THE FUTURE COULD HOLD FOR CHICANOS. THE DROP OUT RATE AFFECTS EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE.
The holiday season is fast approaching and thousands of families and loved ones will travel to be closer to home. Recently, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) implemented Advanced Imaging Technology; a full-body x-ray scanner that selected passengers will go through at airport security checkpoints. This scanner will detect anything hidden in or against the body. Some passengers feel this is an invasion of privacy, assuming that the full-body scan will allow airport personnel to see them nude, while others don’t mind taking part in this airport safety method.
The word engulfs me
Like a flame of passion
Shouted from the highest mountain
Demanding acknowledgment of my existence
As real as the crisp brown on my skin
Kissed by the ripe Sun of the Aztec gods
Strong modern warrior adorn not with feathers and gold
But with jeans and a tee, fist in the air
Shouting that I am here
Power, filled with pride
Love, a passion I will not hide
Tradition for generations to hold
Proud and pure as motherland’s gold
Chicano, or originally Xicana, is a term that describes a person of Mexican descent. Chicano is a modern day Azteca warrior. While Hispanic was a government brand Chicano is a term created by the people for the people.
No one really knows where the origins of this name but many can associate the name with the Chicano Civil Rights Movement began in the 1920s but became prominent in the 1960s. Its goal: provide civil rights and empowerment to the Mexican American people.
Quick question my fellow Chicanos. Is it safe to assume that Rick Perry's accusations of immigrants being criminals are to get him the "white" vote only? Is it also safe to assume that the Tea Party is doing the same thing by running ads of our Mexican brothers running through fences, at night, making them look like Halloween figures? Here at CCM, we believe that every vote counts, especially when a Chicano votes for you. Don't politicians understand our loyalty? If not, they soon will!