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Dolores Prida

El Barrio Buries Dolores Prida, a Distinctive Latino Voice

Culture, In the News, Latino, Media February 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

The New York Latino community bid an emotional goodbye to Cuban journalist, poet and playwright Dolores Prida, who died on January 20, just hours after attending a 20th anniversary celebration of a Latina women’s group.

(Photo by Mike Saechang, via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Gun Control, It’s Our Turn

Crime, Opinion, Politics January 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm

The President’s call for sensible gun laws will face tough opposition in Congress, where common sense has made a disappearing act. Columnist Dolores Prida of El Diario/La Prensa urges the Latino community to reach out to make change happen.

Under pressure from a growing boycott, Kobbo Santarrosa (right) has resigned from the highly-rated show SuperXclusivo, hosted by him and his creation, La Comay (left). (Photo from La Comay's My Space site)

Opinion: La Comay is Out, but What About Freedom of Expression?

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Media, Opinion January 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm

After a sustained boycott by activists, the controversial show La Comay has been pushed out of the airwaves in Puerto Rico. In her El Diario/La Prensa column, Dolores Prida shares her discomfort with silencing speech, no matter how hateful.

What happens when you reach the 13th level? (Photo by Jamie Sanford via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Could 2013 Mean Bad Luck?

Culture, In the News, Latino, Opinion January 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm

The number 13 has had a bad reputation through the ages. Could the year 2013 continue the tradition or change course? In her weekly El Diario La Prensa column, Dolores Prida tries to find reassurance in events that occurred in 1913.

The tears keep coming for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. (Photo by Josalee Thrift, via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Farewell to Arms… Now!

Crime, Media, Opinion December 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

The massacre of 20 little children and six courageous women at an elementary school in Connecticut has left a deep scar on the American soul. Some type of band-aid gun control regulation may pass in the near future, but columnist Dolores Prida, of El Diario/La Prensa, says only repealing the Second Amendment would work.

CNN's Soledad O'Brien is the daughter of a Cuban mother and an Irish dad. (Photo by Adam Fagen via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Nobody’s Mulatto in America

African American, Culture, Demographics, In the News, Latino, Opinion December 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

The children of biracial couples are too-often faced with the question “What are you?” A CNN documentary has provoked El Diario columnist Dolores Prida to muse about whether the word “mulatto” could make a comeback from its dismal past.

The boycott of La Comay is a worthy cause, says Prida. (Screenshot from WAPA TV website)

Opinion: Some Issues Offend, Others Not so Much

Culture, Latino, Opinion December 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

With the increased popularity and power of social media, not a day goes by that Latinos don’t find something offensive to be riled about but given the prodigious amount of slights and slurs, maybe it’s time to pick our battles, says Dolores Prida in El Diario La Prensa.

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Opinion: Latinos at the Edge of the Retirement Abyss

Economy, Latino, Opinion November 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Latinos are the least prepared for retirement among all groups and thus are the most vulnerable to fall off a cliff regardless of what Washington decides to do about Social Security, says Dolores Prida in her weekly column in El Diario-La Prensa.

Gen. Petraeus' infidelity pushed Latino voters off the headlines. (Photo by Hector Alejandro/Creative Commons)

Opinion: The Cheaters Take it All

Latino, Opinion, Politics November 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Latinos were basking in their moment in the sun after Hispanic voters propelled President Obama to a second term but the celebrations were short-lived, says Dolores Prida in her weekly column in El Diario La Prensa, upstaged by Gen. Petraeus’ sex scandal.

Outside Brooklyn polling site. Election day, November 6. 2012. (Photo by Willis Arnold)

Opinion: Latinos Won. Now What?

Elections 2012, In the News, Latino, Politics November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

The impact of the Latino vote on Tuesday’s elections represents a coming of age for a growing community that has felt disrespected and invisible. Now the homework begins, says Dolores Prida in her weekly column in El Diario La Prensa.

A man passes by the top of a tree which was blown down by the heavy winds of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Skyler Reid)

Opinion: Stop Giving Wimpy Names to Killer Storms!

Environment, Featured Posts, New York, Opinion November 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

What’s in a name? Plenty. Nobody knows what any given storm will turn into. Therefore, says Dolores Prida in her column in El Diario La Prensa, they should not give teenage nicknames to something that may destroy a city and kill you.

"Not all Latinos are descendants of the Incas, the Mayas or the Guaraní who inhabited these lands before Columbus arrived with his three little ships." (Photo by Asterio Tecson via Flickr Creative Commons)

Opinion: Time to Bring Our Spanish Grandmas Out of the Closet

Culture, Demographics, Opinion October 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

In Latin American countries, where the mixture of races reigns supreme, many people try to hide their black heritage. But here in the U.S., the reverse is true, writes columnist Dolores Prida in El Diario La Prensa. Many Latinos hide or ignore their white Spanish ancestry.

Opinion: Presidential Debates Turned Into ‘American Idol’

Opinion: Presidential Debates Turned Into ‘American Idol’

Media, Opinion, Politics October 18, 2012 at 10:08 am

Columnist Dolores Prida writes about the similarities between presidential debates and singing competition shows in her weekly column in El Diario La Prensa.

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Opinion: Girls, the Poorest of Them All

Culture, Latino, New York, Opinion October 11, 2012 at 11:54 am

El Diario La Prensa columnist Dolores Prida joins the first-ever International Day of the Girl celebration and calls for a century of global indignation and action about the plight of female children around the globe.

Opinion: Redefining the American Dream

Culture, Opinion, Politics October 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm

El Diario La Prensa columnist Dolores Prida had vowed not to write about the American Dream again until she rediscovered its meaning, but Paul Ryan and a book on the subject changed her mind.