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Sharing 'Three Kings' Sweet Bread With My Daughter's Class: Recipe and Video Included!

November 22, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. -- My daughter's first grade class is studying family traditions. Her teacher invited parents to share their stories, and most recently, it was my turn. I spoke to the kids about a tradition unique to Latin American, Spanish and Catholic families called "Three Kings Day" or el día...
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Share Your Story: MomsRising Blog Carnival "Raising the Voices of Native American Families"

November 19, 2013
For many families across the United States, November is a time to reflect and show gratitude for all that we have. Thanksgiving is an annual celebration marked by family reunions, turkey dinners and football. However, for many Native Americans, whose ancestors lived in the United States long before...
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California Chinese Forums Provide Straight Talk on Obamacare

November 14, 2013
Cross posted with permission from New American Media. New America Media , Question & Answer, Summer Chiang , Posted: Nov 03, 2013 Photo: Chinese Americans listened and asked questions at one of two Sing Tao Daily expert forums on the Affordable Care Act in California. The Chinese-language Sing...
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Alive because of the Affordable Care Act

November 1, 2013
As a young, healthy man in my 20’s I just wasn’t worried about health insurance, but that changed unexpectedly, and I found myself in the position of wondering if I would have to choose between my home or my own health. As a musician, I've always felt lucky to have enough work to support myself...
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When Government Is Too Small

October 23, 2013
Every American should have been in the streets when our elected officials labeled cancer care for children as "nonessential." On a damp Friday morning, 11 days into the government shutdown, a few dozen truckers took to the Capital Beltway to tell lawmakers they were angry. They were protesting big...
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LATISM '13 (Video and Pics Included!)

October 23, 2013
Photo below from left to right: me; Sylvia Aguilera, director of government relations for McDonald's Corporation; Jes Sofia Valle, CEO of the Bloggers of Health network; Ana Roca Castro, founder of LATISM, education tech developer and CEO of Plaza Familia ; and Laurita Tellado, the force behind the...
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Hispana Leadership Summit 2013 (Pics Included!)

October 17, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Let's call September 2013 the month of the conference, shall we? I traveled three of four weekends for blogging, social media and networking conferences. Two of those conferences, including the Hispana Leadership Summit , took place in my childhood home state of Florida. I felt...
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BB Found Her Voice and is Telling Her Story. #StopTheStigma

October 9, 2013
BB's brought you the story of advocacy , the story of global responsibility , and now it's Babushka's story that you will read. Queeee??? JU SO FONII!!! Of course I wrote the other stories and shared them through my eyes, but this one My Beautifuls is a very real and personal tale that affected BB...

Amamantar puede ser más fácil con Obamacare

October 9, 2013
La cultura latina promueve el saludable hábito de amamantar a los bebés generalmente hasta su primer año, pero al llegar a los Estados Unidos las latinas encontramos más retador el mantener esta costumbre que tanto impacta nuestra salud, pero sobre todo la de nuestros hijos. Las razones de este...
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This Is The Face… #StoptheStigma

October 8, 2013
This is the face of depression. And this: Pretty hard to believe, right? Not really. People expect depression to look a certain way, to sound a certain way. And it doesn’t. It’s taken me a LONG time to write this. I have known it was necessary but I have been hesitant. Because I did not know where...
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