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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.

A Meditation on Media Consumption

by Daisy Hernandez on July 23 2007, 12:00PM

With so many ways to get the news, people are creating their own media systems.

Topics: Arts & Culture

They’re after familia: Immigration raids at music concerts

by Daisy Hernandez on May 14 2007, 9:28AM

ICE is arresting Latinos across the country including at a shopping mall and now they’ve apparently moved onto music concerts. That’s according to members of Mexico’s legendary music group Los Tigres del Norte. The Grammy-award winning group is finding that…

Topics: Immigration

Facing Race in France

by Daisy Hernandez on April 7 2007, 8:27AM

Dominique Sopo, President of SOS-Racisme at Facing Race 2007 Last week, violence erupted in Paris when police stopped a Black man who didn’t have a Metro ticket. Black and Arab youth came to the defense of the man and…

Topics: Immigration

Hip-Hop meets SAT, others Fail Test

by Daisy Hernandez on March 15 2007, 12:21PM

As a rap connoisseur who’s firmly fed up with all this bling-bling and slap-your-girl rap on the radio, I was quite refreshed to learn about Flocabulary—an educational tool that uses hip-hop music to teach history and language. The idea…

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Accused in Emmett Till case goes free

by Daisy Hernandez on February 28 2007, 3:40PM

A Mississippi jury has decided to not indict the white woman who basically set in motion the 1955 murder of the teenage Emmett Till, a murder that galvanized the world against the Jim Crow South. That this white woman…

Topics: News Items

Vigilante Immigrant Hunters Go North

by Daisy Hernandez on February 21 2007, 1:20PM

Most people think of San Francisco as the hub for gay folks and liberal politics, i.e. this isn’t the place to come if you’re a homophobe or racist. But that’s begun to change in a new way. The Bay…

Topics: Immigration

Dientes Malos

by Daisy Hernandez on November 30 2006, 12:00PM

Dientes Malos

Topics: Arts & Culture

NEW FICTION: Bad Teeth

by Daisy Hernandez on November 15 2006, 12:00PM

The thing with losing your teeth was that they went slowly. My mother said it was like having your heart broken.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Chris Abani

by Daisy Hernandez on November 15 2006, 12:00PM

The acclaimed Nigerian novelist discusses his new novel on sex trafficking.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Spotlight: Daniel Heath Justice

by Daisy Hernandez on November 15 2006, 12:00PM

The writer creates a Cherokee-inspired trilogy loosely based on the Trail of Tears.

Topics: Arts & Culture

A round up of 2006 elections

by Daisy Hernandez on November 10 2006, 12:00PM

Wins… Black governor Democrat Deval Patrick became Massachusetts governor, making him the second black governor in the nation since Reconstruction. First Muslim Keith Ellison is now the first Muslim ever elected to Congress and the first Black congressman from Minnesota….

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Don’t let the chair go Black?

by Daisy Hernandez on November 10 2006, 11:58AM

Lois Romano points out in the Washington Post that Black Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) is a contender for majority whip—the No. 3 position in the House. Now, he just has to win that post and that won’t be easy….

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Multi-racial push got Dems the win?

by Daisy Hernandez on November 10 2006, 11:56AM

Everyone from independents to married suburban women are taking credit for the Dem win this week. But what about the people of color vote? *More than a million Latinos voted this year compared to 2002. In New Jersey, the Senate…

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Selective stats and curious corrections in the New York Times

by Daisy Hernandez on October 26 2006, 2:17PM

Earlier this week, the New York Times reported on a new program being developed across the country. Hospital officials have figured out that it’s cheaper to provide preventive care to folks who don’t have health insurance than to wait for…

Topics: News Items

Start the Presses

by Daisy Hernandez on September 11 2006, 12:00PM

A Muslim newspaper that began after 9/11 now thrives.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Shutting Down Muslim Charities

by Daisy Hernandez on September 11 2006, 12:00PM

After 9/11, people turned to local organizations but found those at risk too.

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9/11, Five Years Later

by Daisy Hernandez on August 1 2006, 12:00PM

ColorLines.com Exclusive: To mark the five years since 9/11, we offer a special section from our upcoming issue featuring two original stories and a complete catalog of our coverage.

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The Future of the Ninth Ward

by Daisy Hernandez on March 21 2006, 12:00PM

Organizers don’t agree on what would be best.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

Got Tradition?

by Daisy Hernandez on July 21 2005, 12:00PM

American Indians use native foods to fight diabetes and revive Indian culture.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Playing with Race

by Daisy Hernandez on December 21 2004, 12:00PM

On the edge of edgy sex, racial BDSM excites some and reviles others.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality