League of United Latin American Citizens

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    November 14, 2013
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    July 22, 2013

    40 Years Ago, a Dallas Cop Shot a Handcuffed 12-Year-Old in the Head. Hispanic Leaders Haven't Forgotten.

    The 1973 death of Santos Rodriguez was almost unspeakably barbaric. The 12-year-old and his brother David were picked up from their grandparents' house in what was then Little Mexico (now Uptown) in the early hours of July 24 and taken to a Fina station on Cedar Springs Road, where someone had just ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Dallas Activists Celebrate Gay Marriage Rulings

    There was going to be a rally last night one way or the other. Local activists had scheduled the Dallas Day of Decision Rally for 7 p.m. of whatever day the Supreme Court issued its ruling on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, and depending on how those decisions went the rally would eit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    By Holding Craig Watkins in Contempt, Judge Lena Levario Shows She's a Good Democrat. Some Dallas Democrats May Disagree.

    So who is this Democrat judge, Lena Levario, who not only stands up to Democratic Party golden boy Craig Watkins, our embattled district attorney, but holds him in contempt of court? Does she not understand the most basic tenet of Dallas County Democratic Party philosophy -- that Dr. King died so th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Tomorrow, LULAC to Tell Council How It Feels About "Unconstitutional" Redistricting Map

    Unfair Park and Barack Obama, together at last​What's that? You want another redistricting item? Well, then, you are so in luck. Anna too, since she's got some place to be at 9 tomorrow morning.The city has not yet sent to the Department of Justice the new map of council districts approved by the ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    During Friday's Rally for Flotilla Casualties, A Reflection of Gaza Down at Dealey Plaza

    Patrick MichelsA pro-Palestine rally at Dealey Plaza on Friday afternoon ended with a march to Memorial Park, a show of solidarity with activists trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza. You'll find more photos in our slide show. The long war over Gaza played out in miniature down at Dealey Plaza ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Cesar Chavez Street Signs Debuted Today At City Hall, Along Cesar Chavez Blvd.

    Photos by Patrick MichelsMayor Tom Leppert injected some pomp into the street sign changeover, along with city council members Steve Salazar, Delia Jasso and Tennell Atkins.​Two years and a million misfires ago, local Latino groups began a push to rename a street in Dallas in honor of Cesar Chavez ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    March 9, 2009

    In Dallas District Court, that Preston Hollow Elementary Lawsuit You Forgot All About

    Illustration by Brian StaufferWith little fanfare and hardly any spectators, the trial in the case of Graciela McKay vs. DISD wraps up this week in U.S. District Court, with a verdict expected as early as tomorrow. McKay is the Preston Hollow teacher who filed a federal lawsuit against the district ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    What's in a Nombre?

    Diversity be damned. You want to rename Industrial Boulevard, it better "market" the city.

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    April 21, 2008

    LULAC Brands Urban League CEO, and DART Board Candidate, a "Racist"

    Beverly Mitchell-Brooks The North Texas Regional Council of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has passed a formal resolution opposing the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board candidacy of Greater Dallas Urban League CEO Dr. Beverly Mitchell-Brooks. The protest is on grounds that she has ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    A Calm, Reasoned Discussion About Immigration. Or Not. Your Choice.

    Mike Gallagher, the Salem Radio Network-syndicated right-winger who occasionally shows up on Fox News Channel to pimp his book Surrounded by Idiots: Fighting Liberal Lunacy in America, took time out of his busy schedule to address at Monday's carjacking of Jesse Diaz, head of the local ... More >>

  • News

    May 10, 2007

    Old-Time Religion and New Americans

    Hispanic evangelical leaders join to push for compassionate immigration reform

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    In State, But Outta Luck?

    Last week, almost 50 local high school and college students piled into a bus and headed out of town. This was no spring break beach vacation or field trip, though: The goals were purely political. The teenagers went to Austin to oppose proposals to repeal a law that allows qualified undocumented imm ... More >>

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    April 11, 2007
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    April 2, 2007

    At Dallas City Hall Yesterday, Signs That the Fight in Farmers Branch Is Closer to Home

    Elizabeth Villafranca said yesterday's rally in Dallas says a great deal about the brawl in Farmers Branch over that immigration ordinance. As far as those fighting to defeat Farmers Branch's immigrant-related measure are concerned, the immigrant-rights rally at City Hall yesterday couldn't have com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    Rafael Anchia Wants to Kill Anti-Immigration Legislation Dead. Good Luck With All That.

    Rafael Anchia is trying to kick out immigration legislation, but not immigrants. Because nothing gets the Friend of Unfair Park more riled up than the words "immigration legislation" (or "Avi Adelman," geez), we thought it'd be a good idea to mention the press release we just received from the offic ... More >>

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    February 13, 2007
  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Conflict? What Conflict?

    Hispanic leaders on DISD's payroll go mum about segregation at Preston Hollow

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    January 19, 2007

    Chickening Out

    Where's Super Chicken when his feathered brothers need him? A bill that will make it a federal felony to transport game fowl (i.e. fighting roosters) across state lines already has more than 200 co-sponsors in the House and was recently introduced in the Senate by Maria Cantwell (D-Washington). If t ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2006

    Coming Out Swinging

    Latino activist Carlos Quintanilla's combative style makes enemies, even among his friends

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    December 26, 2006

    Farmers Branch, Where the Lawsuits are Piling Up

    You just knew this was coming: Today, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (the folks who brought you that lawsuit against Preston Hollow Elementary School) filed a lawsuit today challenging Framers Branch's new law outlawing landlords renting to illegal imm ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    The Hunted

    Minutemen train their sights on a new target: Hispanic day laborers

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    December 12, 2006

    Tu Rock Es Votar

    Well, the numbers are in, and it seems that all the door-knocking and phone-calling may have paid off after all. A report due to be released tomorrow by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project shows that more Latinos voted in Dallas County in November than in the last mid-term election. L ... More >>

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    November 30, 2006

    Farmers Branch: It's Scary

    Illustration by Craig LaRotonda After Farmers Branch passed a series of measures targeting illegal immigrants two weeks ago, the opposition is mounting a fight to prevent the laws from taking effect. (If you need reminding, those laws make English the town's official language, authorize local law ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Slow Tide Rising

    Did the Latino vote push Democrats over the top?

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    November 14, 2006

    "Un-American, un-Texan and un-Christian"

    Megan Feldman Elizabeth Villafranca, who owns the Mexican restaurant Cuquitas in Farmers Branch with her husband, was among those protesting the anti-immigrant measures passed yesterday by the city council. While protestors chanted and waved American flags outside, the Farmers Branch city counci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Watching Chorizo Getting Made

    Criminal District Judge Manny Alvarez is a Republican. But he'd prefer it if you kept politics out it. Back in May, a non-partisan poll showed that two years after Bush won a historic 40 percent of the Hispanic vote, Republicans' stance on immigration was alienating Latinos at a rapid clip. Whether ... More >>

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    November 7, 2006

    Mexico, Mexicos--That Ain't So Bueno

    The latest episode in Farmers Branch's immigration drama involved the mayor's home getting defaced by graffiti. Late Thursday or early Friday, someone spray-painted "Viva Mexico" on the side of Mayor Bob Phelps's house, the vandalism occurring just one week before the city council is set to discuss ... More >>

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    November 1, 2006

    Ankarlo Off a KLIF

    Darrell Ankarlo's leaving Dallas. It's OK to cry. Let it out. Got some good news for local League of United Latin American Citizens president Jesse Diaz (and the rest of the human race) this morning: Darrell Ankarlo, morning-show host on KLIF-AM (570), is leaving our fair town for Phoenix. So said ... More >>

  • News

    October 19, 2006

    Double Trouble

    A new gay LULAC chapter fights discrimination on two fronts

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    October 18, 2006

    Fed Feeding Mexico's Addiction?

    As the November elections approach, immigration has been pushed up to the top tier of voter concerns and political agendas. (If you've been snoozing, Kinky Friedman reportedly said he'd declare martial law on the border, while Carole Keeton Strayhorn said she'd call out the Texas Rangers, though dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    Don't Be a Fool. Stay in School. Or Not.

    Dunno where the researchers come down on beauty school dropouts, but when it comes to Texas high school dropouts, we're doing worse than the TEA claims. This morning, national education researchers are confabbing at Rice University for a conference titled "The Texas Dropout Crisis and our Children & ... More >>

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    May 4, 2006
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    March 8, 2006

    Throw The Shook at 'Em

    Last month, the League of United Latin American Citizens invited several folks running for political office to breakfast at El Ranchito in Oak Cliff, where a crowd of eager politicos seemed surprisingly awake for a Saturday morning. The featured performers of the event were the Democratic and Republ ... More >>

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    December 15, 2005

    Bah Hum-Buzz

    Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.

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    August 18, 2005

    Bubba Patrol

    The Minutemen are ready to patrol Texas' border. Are we ready for them?

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    March 17, 2005

    Play Nice or Else

    Plus: Unripe Banana Case

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    Politically Incorrect

    Ludwig lends a little spark to an otherwise snooze-worthy mayoral race

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    May 24, 2001

    Separate and Unequal

    In a school district that still sees the city in terms of black and white, Hispanics say their children are robbed of a fair share

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    September 21, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Man with the Plan DISD's New Math

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    August 31, 2000

    Common Ground

    Rich and poor find a common enemy in plans for a bigger McKinney airport

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    July 20, 2000


    They the people; Free stuff

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    May 25, 2000


    The problems at Silberstein Elementary--too few bilingual teachers, a PTA divided, tensions between black administrators and Hispanic parents--are a microcosm of the issues DISD faces districtwide

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Battle for the barrio

    Dallas Hispanic Republicans fight historic allegiances -- and a few slashed tires

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    May 7, 1998

    The "g" word

    An uneasy mix of stereotypes and commerce helps prompt Deep Ellum's cruising ban

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    March 19, 1998
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    October 2, 1997

    Brawl in the family

    LULAC's show of support for Dr. Yvonne Gonzalez hides a bitter feud within the ranks

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    August 21, 1997

    Day trippin'

    East Dallas day laborers must relocate to a new corner, but doing so might be costly...for them

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    April 17, 1997

    "It's our turn to be heard"

    With Hispanics the majority among Dallas schoolchildren and a Latino superintendent in their corner, Jesse Diaz and other activists say

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