Nuestra Vida, Nuestra Voz

Yesterday we said our good-byes to a great singer-songwriter, actress, producer, entrepreneur and legend, La Diva de la Banda, La Gran Señora, Dolores Janney Rivera also known as Jenni Rivera.

Jenni wasn’t always a celebrity. Her story is one of struggle and perseverance. Rivera’s parents migrated to the United States from Mexico, just like many parents, looking for a better life. Rivera was born in California to a tight-knit family filled with musical talent. She was a great student and became pregnant at the age of 15. With the push of her counselors, she continued her education while pregnant and received her GED, graduating as valedictorian of her class. Jenni Rivera earned her college degree in business administration, proving many wrong, that young Latina mothers never make it to college. However, that wasn’t the end of it.

Rivera made her first recording in the 1990’s and was signed later on…

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Jenni Rivera: Mujer Latina y Poderosa « Nuestra Vida, Nuestra Voz

« Take Action TODAY: Call the White House to Restore Health Care for DREAMersJenni Rivera: Mujer Latina y PoderosaDecember 20, 2012 by theangyYesterday we said our good-byes to a great singer-songwriter, actress, producer, entrepreneur and legend, La Diva de la Banda, La Gran Señora, Dolores Janney Rivera also known as Jenni Rivera.Jenni wasn’t always a celebrity. Her story is one of struggle and perseverance. Rivera’s parents migrated to the United States from Mexico, just like many parents, looking for a better life. Rivera was born in California to a tight-knit family filled with musical talent. She was a great student and became pregnant at the age of 15. With the push of her counselors, she continued her education while pregnant and received her GED, graduating as valedictorian of her class. Jenni Rivera earned her college degree in business administration, proving many wrong, that young Latina mothers never make it to college. However, that wasn’t the end of it.

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Afghan Women’s Writing Project | A Little Wind

In the darkness of sorrows

Alone on a long road of thought

I search for brightness for minds

Twinkling peace for souls

The right things in wrong

Wrong things for a reason.

The coals are not fully burnt

They embers still have some light.

A little wind can demolish it

Or make it even stronger.

We can keep the light,

if we try.

By Basbibi

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Through the Eye of the Needle

If there is one thing that motivates Cubans and leads them to make fatal decisions it is the prospect of travel, whether it be to “escape” the island or simply to visit other countries, often without regard for the means or the cost.

I am one of those people who likes to do things in due course and without forcing an issue, especially when it involves getting on a plane or having surgery. In the last two instances I make all the arrangements and take all the precautions that I can, but I realize the final result is in God’s hands.

It has been seven years since I have been able to visit my sons and granddaughters. I last saw the two youngest when one two years old and the other was two months old. On that occasion acquiring the necessary travel documents was complicated in the extreme and the…

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A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares

Children are dying everywhere around this world. Be it in Syria where they die daily (NSFL pictures) or in any war zone. Those deaths though, however tragic and cruel, are a byproduct of a civil strife taking place in their country. 20 children of Newtown, CT had no idea that their school-day on Friday would be their last day of life. The parents who dropped off their children at school didn’t know that would be the last time they would see their son or daughter breathing.

This is the third shooting to take place in the United States in 2012. After each of those massacres, the same debate among Americans erupted before it died down when the mania subsided: gun control and mental health.

Some people believe that their guns should be off limits. Their right to bear arms in the face of a possible tyrant government, as…

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Second Look Behind the Headlines

Culture War, Class War

Culture War is Class War disguised. The Wealthy Elite--the "Filthy Rich"--foment Culture War in society to distract and cover their real economic motives. Culture War, Class War explores the resulting cultural divide--how it was instigated and kept alive for fifty years in America by certain elite powers and how and why they choose to benefit while tearing families in two and keeping America paralyzed.

VAXOPEDIA

an A to Z guide to Vaccines

ArabLit

Arabic Literature and Translation

Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News

Second Look Behind the Headlines

Truth Troubles

Why people hate the truths of the world.

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

that all men are created equal

Yanis Varoufakis

THOUGHTS FOR THE POST-2008 WORLD

LRInspire

Wellness Leadership Education

Systemic Disorder

Essays on economic crisis, decoding dominant ideologies and creating a better world

Media Diversified

Foregrounding voices of colour

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

nadiaharhash

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Une Lettre Jamais Arrivée

A Letter Never Received

paininzeeback

His mom, kind of.

Mary Miley's Roaring Twenties

A Unique Decade in American History

penned in moon dust

words infused with art

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

"The silence of the night awakens my soul"

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