You would think that lynchings were a thing of the past, but late February’s murder of Trayvon Martin and the amount of publicity it has generated, has shown you that in fact not only are they still occurring, but they now have received legal cover by the NRA-backed, “Stand Your Ground Law”. Who wouldn’t support a law with that name, standing your ground is in almost every Chicanos' DNA, but when it is used to pop a little brother for no other reason than because he is black, than it is simply a legal lynching law.
The idea for chicanochannel.com and its magazine, Chicano Channel Magazine (CCM), was born from the fact that Chicanos (Mexican-Americans) make up about 60% of all Latinos in the United States, we are the majority population in California and will soon be the majority population in the entire Southwestern United States, including Texas. So much power, united, yet divided we will fall. The power, as we saw it, came in two forms, economic in terms of purchasing power and political, because even if we disagree on many things, but if we agree on at least half or more of the issues out there,
President Obama and the Democrats are in a good groove at this time, their numbers with Women, Independents and Chicanos are pulling away into double-digit leads nationwide. Rush Limbaugh helped by calling law student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut” and a “prostitute”, simply because she testified about the medical necessity of contraception before Congress. Obama played chess with the Republicans when he made the comment that he would apply his healthcare initiative, free contraception and preventative care for all women, to the Catholic Hospitals. He knew he would take the initial
Many people tell me that Obama cannot win because people are hating him right now, not just his policies, but the man. I tried to put my finger on the reason for such hate. The biggest complaint I heard was that he was hurting the economy because he put too many regulations on businesses, most of them businesses that got loans from you the taxpayer during the last Depression and for the purpose of making sure that those businesses didn’t bring all of us down again. But, even if
With the Michigan Republican Primary coming up in just days, Willard “Mitt” Romney, claims to be a “son” of Detroit and with “cars in his blood”, the latter even though as a young man and while hiding in Paris from the Vietnam War draft, he was apparently in a serious car accident that kept him from cars for quite some time
Texas Republicans have been dragged to Court over their redrawing of Texas’ Election Districts, a case in which they are accused of drawing these election districts specifically to divide the massive number of new Chicano voters, which of course they refer to as Hispanic or Latino
There are massive amounts of money being collected by groups opposed to Obama, most of which is coming from people that make their money directly or indirectly from oil and from financial firms. As far as the financial firms’ complaints, they include regulations imposed on them by this Administration, but that came about because you, the taxpayer, lent money to those firms to bail them out