When Tony Diaz first walked up to the State Capital last month, he had to pause. The man -- normally so well-regarded, so well-spoken -- was, of all things, tense. He'd never given testimony at such level. He'd never gone to the mat with state legislators. He'd never put his beliefs and his efforts ... More >>
When representatives from Librotraficante, a Houston-based organization best-known for its work smuggling Latino texts into Arizona last year, visited Austin on Thursday, they met with one of Sen. Dan Patrick's aides. According to Tony Diaz, Librotraficante's lead organizer, Patrick's aide informed ... More >>
The Librotraficante made it back to Houston late last night, ending a generally successful caravan designed to bring attention to Arizona's noxious law prohibiting Mexican American Studies and to promote minority literature.
A final event in Tucson, Arizona was held Friday and was sold out, Librotr ... More >>
Tony Diaz, host of KPFT's Nuestra Palabra program, has a bone to pick with us.He is alarmed that the "Ask a Mexican" column no longer runs in the print edition of the Houston Press. It runs online (after a slight glitch), but to Diaz running it online is like putting it "in the back of the bus," as ... More >>
It's official: The Edward James Olmos Book Fair Houston Latino Book and Family Festival is no more. At least not as presented by Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, the organization that originally brought the festival to town. To be honest, there have been riffs with corporate sponsor ... More >>
Protesters scream about censorship. The board denounces potentially crippling boycotts. Will the two sides in the Pacifica conflict ever learn that, beneath their shrill cries, they're on the same team?