Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

Get your act together

Get your act together

Have you asked yourself lately, “Where did I leave my car keys?” or perhaps you’ve spent precious time looking in vain for that electric drill you last saw in the garage, next to the spare extension cord you had been meaning to put away? The August cover story reminds us it may be time to […]

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Want to get preggo? Need dinero to buy eggos? This loan’s for you!

Want to get preggo? Need dinero to buy eggos? This loan’s for you!

We’ve heard ad nauseum the toll the economic downturn has had on the middle class. For some, adjusting to a “new normal” has meant anything from no more out-of-state vacations to riding a bike or the bus to work. For women wanting to get pregnant, but who either need donated eggs or in vitro fertilization, […]

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R.I.P. Gidget!

R.I.P. Gidget!

Taco Bell’s pint-sized, talking icon goes to doggie heaven

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Supreme Court backs state’s English language learner plan

Supreme Court backs state’s English language learner plan

It’s impossible to predict exactly how incoming Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor might have voted in the recent case involving funding for English language learner programs in Arizona, but given her fluency in Spanish, it’s probably safe to assume she would have empathized with the case’s original plaintiffs. The high court ruled 5 to 4 […]

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UA’s Chicano/Hispano center to remain open

A statewide backlash forced University of Arizona officials to retreat from a proposal to consolidate the school’s various minority student affairs centers into one program. The proposal was intended to cut costs and improve diversity, according to Michelle Perez, director of the University of Arizona Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. UA had wanted to […]

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Latino men top county jail inmate population

Sometimes the last thing you want is to be No. 1. Thanks to population trends, a crackdown on illegal immigration, and a certain sheriff’s proclivity for rounding up brown folks at the drop of a hat, Latino men are now the majority population in the Maricopa County jail system. Human rights watchdog organizations say the […]

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Census debate asks if it’s worth being counted

Census debate asks if it’s worth being counted

A fight is brewing among Latino leaders over calls by some pro-immigrant groups for undocumented immigrants to boycott the 2010 U.S. Census. An effort led in part by the Rev. Miguel Rivera of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders is intended to force Congress to consider immigration reform, but critics say uncounted […]

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Tucson mourns loss of community activist

Forty years of tireless advocacy for the community and years of battling health problems finally took a toll on Jennie Morales. Morales, 70, died in a Tucson nursing home of pneumonia. Friends and colleagues described her as an unwavering champion of the local Hispanic causes. She had fought for equal employment opportunities and countless other […]

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Arizona Legislature rejects immigrant bashing bills

Pro-immigrant groups are claiming victory in the wake of yet another Arizona Legislature session that saw the proposal of a number of bills that supporters say were aimed at curbing illegal immigration, though opponents pegged most of them as blatantly anti-immigrant and even anti-Latino. One bill sponsored by Republican State Sen. Russell Pearce of Mesa […]

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Ethnic pride good for mental health

State Schools Superintendent Tom Horne’s attacks against Tucson Unified Independent School District’s Raza Studies programs might have unintended consequences: mental illness. A new study finds that Latino teens who embrace their culture, even as their parents assimilate have greater self-esteem, are less aggressive, more hopeful and they have fewer social problems. In other words, taking […]

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