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Daisy Hernandez

Daisy Hernandez
Daisy Hernández Daisy is the coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Today's Feminism. She's the former editor of ColorLines magazine and a former columnist with Ms. magazine. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, the National Catholic Reporter, bitch magazine, Curve, In These Times, as well as, several anthologies. For more of her work, go to daisyhernandez.com.

Michael Jackson: One Year Later

Michael Jackson: One Year Later

by Daisy Hernandez on June 25 2010, 3:12PM

It’s the one-year anniversary of the death of the King of Pop and the tributes have been underway since early this morning.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Muslim American Held in Cairo on No-Fly List

Muslim American Held in Cairo on No-Fly List

by Daisy Hernandez on June 16 2010, 2:50PM

Yahya Wehelie, from Fairfax, Virginia, US, displays his US passport in Cairo, Egypt. Wehelie has been stuck in Egypt for the last six weeks because his name was on a U.S. no-fly list due to people he met during a…

Topics: National Security

Here's How Arizona May Target Children of Immigrants

Here’s How Arizona May Target Children of Immigrants

by Daisy Hernandez on June 15 2010, 8:05PM

Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce confirmed his next legislative target: kids. And he’s busy charting his way around the 14th amendment.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Closing Arguments on Prop. 8 Set for Tomorrow

Closing Arguments on Prop. 8 Set for Tomorrow

by Daisy Hernandez on June 15 2010, 4:03PM

A federal judge in San Francisco will hear closing arguments tomorrow in a lawsuit challenging Prop. 8, which banned gay marriage in California. But don’t expect this to be a simple back and forth between “gays have a right to…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Looking For a Blonde Runway Model? Hit Brazil's Poor Farms

Looking For a Blonde Runway Model? Hit Brazil’s Poor Farms

by Daisy Hernandez on June 10 2010, 3:42PM

Agent and former model Bethann Hardison once said, “Modeling is probably the one industry where you have the freedom to refer to people by their color and reject them in their work.” It’s also probably the one industry where you…

Topics: Arts & Culture

Black Man Shot, Dragged 10 Miles in South Carolina

by Daisy Hernandez on June 7 2010, 6:12PM

The FBI is looking into whether race may have played a role in the murder of Anthony Hill last week in Newberry, South Carolina. Local authorities say the 30-year-old Black man was shot by his white coworker, Gregory Collins,…

Topics: Criminal Justice

A Tale of Two Recessions

A Tale of Two Recessions

by Daisy Hernandez on June 7 2010, 3:31PM

The monthly unemployment numbers are in, largely confirming what we already knew: the 411,000 temporary jobs created by the Census jobs helped but just a little. The overall unemployment rate shifted down from 9.9 percent to 9.7 percent and for…

Topics: Economy

Obama Administration Hopes to Privatize Public Housing

by Daisy Hernandez on June 4 2010, 4:10PM

The Obama administration laid out its plan last week for financing public housing by turning to the private sector. If you’re thinking, “Wait, aren’t those the same guys who just wrecked the economy?” well, that was my question too. Speaking…

Topics: Economy

Black Gov & Senators Today: 3. Next Year: 1

by Daisy Hernandez on June 4 2010, 11:50AM

At this time next year we might have one Black elected official in state office: Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick. He’s got a double-digit lead at the moment. The reality check comes courtesy of The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon Jr. who…

Topics: Politics

Ethnic Studies is Broadening, Arizona Be Damned

by Daisy Hernandez on June 3 2010, 12:00PM

The academic field’s complex growth mirrors race relations today—which is at least part of why it scares Tom Horne so much.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Did Race Cost Artur Davis the Alabama Primary?

by Daisy Hernandez on June 2 2010, 11:53AM

Alabama voters had a chance to make history last night and pick a Black Democrat nominee to run for governor but they said “No, thanks” in a big way, giving 62 percent of the vote to the state’s agriculture commissioner…

Topics: Politics

How Artur Davis Voted While Vying to be Ala.’s 1st Black Gov.

by Daisy Hernandez on June 1 2010, 1:11PM

If Congressman Artur Davis wins in today’s Alabama primary, he’ll make history becoming the first Black Democratic nominee for governor in a state where George Wallace declared “segregation forever.” But it might not be the victory we were waiting for….

Topics: Politics

M.I.A. v. NYTimes: Who's Right?

M.I.A. v. NYTimes: Who’s Right?

by Daisy Hernandez on May 28 2010, 4:14PM

Rapper M.I.A. tweeted off yesterday at New York Times Magazine writer Lynn Hirschberg, apparently in retribution for a profile published this week suggesting the rapper’s naive about politics and more interested in the spectacle than the struggle. In a nod…

Topics: Arts & Culture

Obama: BP Does What We Say

Obama: BP Does What We Say

by Daisy Hernandez on May 27 2010, 4:34PM

President Obama said today that BP is responsible for what’s estimated to be the worst oil spill in U.S. history, but the federal government is telling the company how to fix the situation.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

New Study: Immigration Lowers Crime

by Daisy Hernandez on May 27 2010, 11:49AM

Immigration peaked during the 1990s in the U.S. while the rates of robberies and murders dropped. Coincidence? We think not and neither does Tim Wadsworth, a University of Colorado professor, who—using Census data and FBI crime reports—found that in 459…

Topics: Immigration

Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Expected, But Not Embraced

by Daisy Hernandez on May 26 2010, 12:52PM

Obama and Congressional Democrats have come to an agreement with military officials that might lead to a repeal the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy later this week. But, Lt. Dan Choi, who was ousted from the military for coming…

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California’s Homeless Farm Workers

by Daisy Hernandez on May 13 2010, 2:44PM

New America Media’s Jacob Simas posted a heartbreaking story and video yesterday about farm workers in Fresno who are creating makeshift homes of tarp and garbage bags in the same fields they once harvested. The fields have been abandoned…

Topics: Economy

Haitians Call on President to Resign

by Daisy Hernandez on May 13 2010, 2:32PM

About two thousand Haitians took to the streets this week demanding that President Rene Preval leave office, saying he’s using the devastating earthquake as a reason to stay in power and to share that power with foreigners. Elections are supposed…

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Phoenix Ranks #2 Among Best Cities for College Grads

by Daisy Hernandez on May 12 2010, 2:52PM

It used to be that “best of” lists were confined to the best dressed at the Golden Globes and the best children’s books to read. But we’re living in gringolandia where the goal is not just to have more but…

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SEIU To Take Up Immigration

by Daisy Hernandez on May 11 2010, 6:45PM

With the health care win behind them, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest growing union in the country, is now turning its sights on immigration, according to The Ballot Box, one of The Hill’s blogs. Javier Morillo, SEIU’s…

Topics: Immigration