Writer, blogger, journalist

I’ve been a journalist for 12 years and have published in USA Today, the Guardian, NBCNews.com, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Latino Rebels. I have an MFA in creative writing.

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NBC

SXAmericas Aims to Connect Latinos at SXSW

There’s something diferente about South by Southwest (SXSW) this year.

The annual Austin festival that brings in the who’s who and the up-and-coming in music, film, and interactive is launching a new section of the event that they hope will appeal to the nation’s fastest growing demographic — Latinos.

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10 Years After Katrina, A Defined Latino Presence in New Orleans ...

10 Years After Katrina, A Defined Latino Presence i...

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Faculty Salaries Dont Add Up

Faculty Salaries Dont Add Up

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Prepared for College

Prepared for College

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Soda Wars

Soda Wars

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Teachers Speak Out

Teachers Speak Out

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The Huffington Post

An Open Letter to Jakiyah McKoy and the Little Black Latinas | Icess ...

An Open Letter to Jakiyah McKoy and the Little Blac...

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The Huffington Post

Does Being Latina Exclude Me From Being Black? | Icess ...

Does Being Latina Exclude Me From Being Black? | Ic...

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Teachers Speak Out

Teachers Speak Out

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USA TODAY

Six Louisiana teens drown in Red River - USATODAY.com

Aug 3, 2010... recreational or swimming area. It doesn't have lifeguards on duty. Contributing: Melody Brumble and Icess Fernandez of The Times. Mixx ......

USA TODAY

La. man's 'Jurassic' wedding photo goes viral

SHREVEPORT, La. -- If a picture is worth a thousand words, Mary Jane Lowder has three about her son's wedding picture....

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USA TODAY

Federal complaint: Filipino teachers held in 'servitude' - USATODAY ...

Oct 27, 2009 ... By Greg Toppo and Icess Fernandez, USA TODAY. BATON ROUGE — It has been more than two years since Ingrid Cruz aced a ......

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USA TODAY

College campuses add language immersion programs - USATODAY.com

Colleges and universities across the country are creating and expanding such immersion programs where students can live together while learning a language around the clock....

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The Guardian

The US south should embrace Latinos if it wants to economically 'rise again'

When I looked around to see what was really happening, I realized that my new f avorite lunchtime spot was no
accident. Here was a Latino population, like Kansas' population when it first started, trying to get its bearings
and f ind its role in a new area.

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“How Is Your Voice Today?” Speaking Out Against Injustice in Kansas, Arizona, and Texas

How is your voice today? I'm asking because it's the most valuable thing we Latinos have. Yes, I think that your car, clothes, house, even your latest pairs of amazing celebrity-endorsed shoes are ......