Our conversation about gun violence is tired, we need to change the story

February 15, 2018

San Anto Southside

Westside Honors Gala Celebrates Civic Leaders, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

The Westside Development Corporation (WDC) spent Thursday night formally recognizing civic contributors. More than 500 people attended the City delegate organization’s ninth annual Westside Honors Gala at Rosedale Park. A Democratic political […]

vlanda May 26, 2018

2018: a year for the Latino Vote

We have said it before: being a minority does not mean being powerlessness, especially when a large part of the outcome of an election could be transformed thanks to the mass […]

vlanda January 8, 2018

Politics

Border Patrol Shooting Death Of Immigrant Woman Raises Tensions In South Texas

The Border Patrol shooting death of an undocumented woman in Rio Bravo, Texas, near Laredo, Wednesday is ratcheting up tensions along the U.S.-Mexico border. According to a statement released by Customs […]

vlanda May 26, 2018

Advocacy group releases interactive map to help Latinos run for office

A Latino advocacy group is releasing a new online tool to help prospective Latino candidates run in districts where Hispanics are underrepresented. The interactive map commissioned by Latino Victory Project cross-references […]

vlanda May 25, 2018

NewsTaco Podcast Network

Dieciocho, Episode 14, Memorial Day 2018, Latino Vietnam Veterans, Tomas Summers Sandoval

This is a special edition of DIECIOCHO. On this Memorial Day I talk with Prof. Tomas Summers Sandoval about his work collecting the oral histories of Latino Vietnam veterans. We talk about […]

vlanda May 28, 2018

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Hispanic Heritage Month: Why We Should Stop Saying We’re a Nation of Immigrants

We’re not a nation of immigrants, we’re an immigrant nation, and there’s a big difference between the two. This 2017 edition of Hispanic Heritage Month is a good time to […]

vlanda September 18, 2017

Victor's Blog

How to Learn From the World’s Best Blogger

I was recently asked for the name the world’s best blogger, which I took to mean, in a roundabout way, my favorite blogger. The questioner was looking to learn from […]

vlanda September 19, 2017

Fact: Lee HS in San Antonio will change its name; there are no major high schools in the city named after a notable Tejano

Robert E. Lee High School, in San Antonio, Texas, will be changing its name. That’s what the North East Independent School Board unanimously voted to do last night. But there’s no word on […]

vlanda August 30, 2017