Raymond Rodriguez was 10 years old in 1936 when his immigrant father walked out of the family’s Long Beach farmhouse and returned to Mexico, never to see his wife and children again.
The son would spend decades pondering the forces that had driven his father away, an effort that reached fruition in “Decade of Betrayal,” a social history of the 1930s focusing on an estimated 1 million Mexicans and Mexican Americans unjustly deported or scared into leaving their homes in the United States by federal and local officials seeking remedies for the Great Depression.
I went down to the cat adoption place. Came back empty handed.
If you can give me some advice, 2 issues…
1. The cat I really liked, “Monkey” is a female 4 years old. She’s a grump. Smelled my hand forever but hissed when I tried to pet her back. Very cautious. The people said she would need time to adjust and is a cat who will tell you when “enough is enough”
When I first moved to California from Florida I lived with a girl with a long hair cat. I was terribly allergic.
Thinking that was 15 years ago and a long hair I hope that I’m not allergic to all cats all the time…….
2. I picked up the teenager (well, 8 month old - on his way to being a teen) I don’t want a cat that young. But he was sweet and I held him close. I feel like my cheek is breaking out in bumps.
So, I’m asking for advice. Basically I think this may be a no-go for me at the moment. Wondering if there is hope??
As I understand this, its a new media experiment in self-support.
One online trend 16-year-old Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is something she calls “slut shaming” — using photos and videos to turn a girl’s private life inside out. Temitayo reported this story as part of the Radio Rookies program at member station WNYC.
I just listened to this on my drive home. Brought to you by OUR youth: “Radio Rookies” These kids are reporting what’s happening at their schools.
After the loud news (in reference to never forgetting the silent ones) of the rape of the Indian student, then that horrible video of the very youthful full-blown misogynist in Steubenville, OH…
I am so overwhelmed and reminded that rape, slut shaming and the basic position of women in our modern society has not advanced.
The girl is bad, the guy, ah - he’s OK.
Yes, many of us have good jobs and are able to compete with men, AND have experienced wonderful sexual freedom. But do not forget, for many people its still the same. Good girls v. bad girls.
That men, our sons, neighbors, fellow human beings subscribe to this still is unacceptable.
This is right here in our neighborhoods. Right here.
I cried listening to this on the way home. Frustration and a bit of hopelessness.
Tijuana was a welcoming destination for Jewish refugees who fled Europe, Asia and the Mideast looking for a better life. This is one family’s story.
This is from Lalo Alcaraz.
Enjoy, it’s wonderful.
(did he miss cap Rosh Hashanah? I left as he posted)
South African authorities on Thursday invoked a legal move seldom used since the dying days of apartheid in order to charge 270 striking miners with the murder of 34 co-workers who were seen being shot dead in a hail of police bullets earlier this month.
Prosecutors have filed papers using a measure called “common purpose”, arguing the miners were complicit in the killings since they were arrested at the scene with weapons.
Legal experts said the move will likely collapse when a court hearing bail applications for the 270 near the mine resumes sessions next week and lambasted prosecutors for inflaming a tense situation by seeking a mass indictment that will eventually be rejected.
Shitty situation. All over protests for a barely-living wage. Mining=maybe the worst job in the world.
Three days before Independence Day, Milton Hall died in a fusillade of police gunfire outside a strip mall.
He had been arguing with officers in a parking lot next to a shuttered Chinese restaurant when he was shot, in full view of passing motorists and while he was holding some sort of knife. Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael Thomas said later that the squad of police confronting him opened fire “because apparently, at this point in time, he was threatening to assault police.”
Thomas’ office and the Michigan State Police are investigating Hall’s death. Saginaw Police Chief Gerald Cliff said Hall was “known to be an assaultive person” with “a long history” of contacts with law enforcement, “not only with police from our department but with the county.”
Hall’s cousin, Mike Washington, acknowledged Hall had been jailed for minor offenses like vagrancy in the past, but, “He was not violent.” And Hall’s mother is growing impatient with the probe and questions why police opened fire so furiously on her son, whom she said was mentally ill.
“It appeared to be a firing squad dressed in police uniforms,” Jewel Hall told CNN from her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. “There was another way. They did not have to kill him. He had not done anything. He was not violent. He was not a murderer. He was not a criminal.”
Watch the video. Unacceptable.
The website I saw the video at is not CNN who purchased the video. I have no idea about this website, but looked at it, it seems legit and on point.
Whatever. This is happening in our country so often. If there wasn’t video, we would never hear a word about it.
(Oh, when I filed this under “crime” it’s not meant to mean Milton’s, it’s meant to be the PD)
In the 1960s, by then a successful copywriter at Foote, Cone, and married to David, who had become involved in film production (he was working for Darryl Zanuck as a story editor at 20th Century-Fox), having been hired away from Cosmopolitan Magazine where he had been their story editor, he suggested to Helen who had been a single girl well into her 30s – considered in those days well on the way to spinsterhood – that she write a book about her experiences as a single woman supporting her family and looking for a man.
The result was ‘Sex and the Single Girl,’ a title David had also suggested. It sold in the millions, and Helen became very famous. She was now married, and much of her time was being taken up personally responding to the thousands of letters she got from women all over America, single and married, seeking advice.
This is such a good read, with great photos. Enjoy!
Alabama’s draconian anti-immigration law has appropriately cleansed the state of brown-skinned immigrants, but has its enforcement gotten out of control? The recent arrest of a non-Hispanic, German Mercedes-Benz executive suggests that it has.
The unnamed executive, who is a manager with the car company, had been visiting Alabama on business and driving a rental car when police stopped him for not having a tag. He had his German identification with him, but when asked to produce a driver’s license, the man told the officers that he didn’t have one. He was arrested and charged for being foreign in Alabama driving without a proper ID—a violation of Alabama’s newish immigrant law—and released only after his colleague showed up at the dungeon where he was being kept and showed police his passport and other foreigner papers.