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Why do I cast no shadow? Reaction & non-reaction to the police shootings of Latinos in the U.S.

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"Why do I cast no shadow? Reaction and non-reaction to the police shootings of Latinos in the U.S." is a multi-part exploration of national and local community reaction to some of the lethal police shootings of Latinos that have taken place in 2015, along with a look at the numbers nationally and a glimpse of Latino-police relations in Philadelphia.
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But I personally admire some of the qualities of these formidable women: their determination and their willingness to stand for what they believe. Sometimes, because I'm outrageously nerdy  (don't tell anyone) I imagine them as superhero characters in the entertaining comic book that is Philadelphia. #philly #politics
A couple of weeks ago I was the only person in the newsroom when the building's cleaning staff made their rounds. The TVs were blaring one mayoral candidate event or another and I was half writing, half watching. "I'm voting for Lynne," said the cleaning woman toiling behind me. I was startled by this — she is an African American, a staunch union member (I've seen her at rallies) and still a millennial for a couple more years — not the profile fo...
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#Philly   #politics   #media  Yup, people are really writing the Angry Brown Man narrative for the first and only Latino mayoral candidate in Philadelphia.
The way the media chooses to represent a community (or a member of that community) matters. The words the media chooses matter. And for the first Latino mayoral candidate in the city, Nelson Diaz, that representation has been as an "Angry Brown Man."
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I've never found Sandler funny at all, but the portions of the script that have been released to the public are seriously unfunny and simply disgusting. 
When Native actors working on an Adam Sandler western objected to the film's racially-offensive humor, they were told they could leave. So they did.
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Please read this wonderful review by David Bowles! #WeNeedDiverseBooks   #SFF   #SpeculativeFiction  
One of the most powerful roles that speculative fiction, especially dystopian sci-fi, plays in the literary community is that of cautionary prophet, spinning visionary depictions of what the sins of the present may lead us to. Classics like “Fahrenheit 451,” “The Handmaid’s Tale”and“Nineteen Eighty-Four” have become staples of high school and college curricula precisely because of their startling oracular power, that gut punch of plausibility tha...
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Narratives of Horror: A look at women, age and transgression in AHS Coven and the Walking Dead
Warning: Lots of spoilers I write fiction of monsters and dystopias; of the darkly fantastical just a couple of shades removed from horror. So it will surprise no one that in my television viewing, I gravitate to shows that juggle the same elements. While I...
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One last column before the primaries on Tuesday ...
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Come Tuesday, residents of Philadelphia will have a Democratic candidate for the November mayoral elections. The polls and pundits have already crowned a winner — as polls and pundits are wont to do — and the foregone conclusion raises questions about who is accorded credibility and authority in our majority minority city.
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If you love #SFF  you've probably already seen John Picacio's art. But did you know he was born and raising in San Antonio, is Mexican-American, and is in the process of creating his own original Lotería cards?
Chances are, if you are a George R. R. Martin fan, you've seen artist John Picacio's work. Not only has the talented Mexican-American artist done the cover art of books by the "Game of Thrones" originator, but also illustrated the 2012 George R. R. Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire calendar.
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We desperately need to talk about militarized police, systemic racism and our national collusion in generational poverty.
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NiLP just released information about the views of Latino opinion leaders in terms of views of police-community relations. When added to figures released in the 2014 General Social Survey and a Pew Research Center survey, it provides an interesting snapshot of Latino views on policing.
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Read The Ways of Walls and Words, a new original historical fantasy on Tor.com by Sabrina Vourvoulias.
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Bilingual journalist. AP and EFE style editor. Op-ed columnist. Speculative novelist, short story writer and poet. Moderator and panelist for journalism and speculative fiction panels. Blogger. Part of Huff Post Live's roster of community commenters.
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  • Al Día News Media
    Managing Editor, present
    Managing and assigning editor, and production coordinator for AL DÍA's weekly print newspaper in Spanish, and its news web site in English and Spanish. Editor of AL DÍA's book "200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia." With other members of the editorial and operational team, engage in the planning for new web site to be unveiled in June 2014. Led the editorial team in the development of video series TAPAS, video documentary Op-Eds and English-language component of web site. Originator and moderator of AL DÍA's Media in the City: Race, Representation, Gender & Identity series of media panels. Moderator of AL DÍA's "In Conversation With" series of interviews with public figures such as Gov. Tom Corbett, Sen. Bob Casey, Representatives Bob Brady and Allyson Schwartz. Lead on AL DÍA's editorial roundtables with Hilda Solís, Sen. Bob Menendez, and CEOs from Aqua America and other Philadelphia-area businesses.
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Latina writer, editor & blogger. @followthelede on Twitter
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I was born in Bangkok, Thailand -- the daughter of a Mexican-Guatemalan artist and an American businessman. I grew up in Guatemala, and moved to the United States when I was 15. I studied filmmaking and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., which -- it has to be said -- suited me for none (and every one) of the occupations I've plied since. 

I've been staff writer, production coordinator, editor and managing editor at a string of weekly newspapers in New York and Pennsylvania. I am currently the managing editor of Al Día News Media, a Latino news media organization that publishes in Spanish and English, online and in print. I was also the editor of Al Día's book, 200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia in 2012.

In addition to news, I write speculative fiction and poetry. My poetry has appeared in Dappled Things, Graham House Review, We'Moon, La Bloga's Floricanto online, Scheherezade's Bequest at Cabinet des Fees and is slated to appear in an upcoming anthology to fund Con or Bust.

My fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Crossed Genres #24; in the anthologies Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction, Fat Girl in a Strange Land and Crossed Genres Year Two, and is slated to appear in the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction at the Margins of History in May, and in the upcoming GUD magazine, issue 7.


My novel, INK, was published by Crossed Genres Publications in 2012. It was named to Latinidad's Best Books of 2012 list. It is available for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, Smashwords and others online booksellers.


I'm something of a social media enthusiast, at both work and play, and habitually haunt the Latinos in Social Media twitter party (#latism) and Muckrack Chat (#muckedup). 
Bragging rights
The description of INK in Latinidad's "Best Books of 2012" list: “If Margaret Atwood were Latina, this eerily believable depiction of where U.S. immigration policy is heading is the novel she would have written instead of The Handmaid’s Tale."
Education
  • Sarah Lawrence College
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