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Edward James Olmos Asks for Support for Legendary East L.A. Math Teacher Jaime Escalante
You can make a donation for his cancer treatment here: www.edwardjamesolmos.com/Jamieescalante

Are you interested in the history of New York? This new site called New York Heritage just launched: http://www.newyorkheritage.org.

Jed Brandt is reporting on the Himalayan revolution from Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Mexican backstory of Oscars: 
Oscar: The Story Behind the Statuette& Mexicans Might Not Win an Oscar. But They Sure Know How to Make One
Argentina Wins ‘Best Foreign Film’ Oscar

Duncan Riley on The Social Media Expert Crisis

Looking at curvy women ‘gives men the same high as alcohol or drugs’ from the Daily Mail.

Danzy Senna recently spoke to a Northwestern Univ. audience and asked them to stand up if any of the following applied to them: Are you multiracial? Are your parents of two ethnicities? Two religions? Are any family members a different race from you? Are your children a different race? Have you ever passed as something, intentionally or otherwise, that you are not? When she was finished most of the audience was on its feet. The novelist points out how America has not moved past issues of privilege, race and class.  

Platanos, Mangoes and Me  is my new favorite foodie blog.

Congresswoman and Author Loretta Sanchez on “Women in the Military

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