3 days ago | Bayou City
I guess I was supposed to feel a sense of pride when I watched the newly appointed Houston Independent School District (HISD) superintendent, Richard Carranza, belt out the words to mariachi staple, “El Rey,” at the board meeting that announced hi...
7 months ago | Bayou City
When a person passes, you can find a story in the pages of their life that conveys the impact they had on this world. Last Mother’s Day, Lorina Norris, who lives in Riverside, Calif. got a call from her son in Houston, who told her that a cake was...
10 months ago | Sonidos y Mas
I read Jaime-Paul Falcon’s blog the other day in the Dallas Observer, which made a bold statement about Selena’s family tarnishing her legacy, and it started an important dialogue within me. Later, the movie Selena came on and it was on the scene ...
11 months ago | Pop Life
I started thinking about the politics of ghostwriting in hip-hop after stumbling on an article in The New York Times about a guy who turned to a company, called Oratory Laboratory, to help him deliver a toast at a friend’s wedding.  ...
1 year ago | Pop Life
Monday, The Wall Street Journal released poll results that stated Donald Trump’s change in rhetoric about Mexico wasn’t “playing well” among Hispanic voters. I’m not surprised, because his comments about Mexican immigrants were hurtful and hi...
4 years ago | Miles-tones
I almost dismissed the life and death of 43-year-old Jenni Rivera, the "Diva of Banda" who died in a plane crash early Sunday, as another headline not applicable to me. Rewind: Fans Mourn Popular Mexican-American Banda Singer Jenni Rivera's Death ...