Monthly archives for March, 2006

Soul Siphoning

By David Ramos           Often when we speak about leadership we do so from varying paradigms, we may think of authority, influence, power, getting things done, etc.  There are some that may focus on the “privileges” of leadership and its organizational “perks.”  However, some do not readily share about the price of…

Loss of Access to Educational Opportunities for People of Color

Submitted by David Ramos USA Today reports on the initiative to that will prevent many Hispanics from attending college. For more information go to the link below: http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20060317/ cm_usatoday/minoritycollegeaidsuffersfromattacks

Of Bigger Brothers and School Yard Brawls

By David Ramos           When I was in the fifth grade, sometime in the middle of the day, my school would grant us recess in its empty parking lot.  As children, we loved it because it was a free-for-all.  We would run around to our heart’s delight playing a host of street…

Kudos to the Latino Leadership Circle

By Sandra Otero   I would like to applaud the hermanos at the Latino Leadership Circle for proving that the notion of "progressive" and "non-conformist" is not just ideology.  These brothers have broken the stereotype of male dominated ministry by choosing women to be at the forefront of their "coming out" event.  The February 28th…

Latino Leadership Circle Podcasts

Mi Gente, Our podcasts are up and running. To Subcribe in Itunes: At the top menu click "Advanced","Subscribe to Podcast" and at the dialog type http:// latinoleadershipcircle.org/podcasts/podcast.xml Click ok. When you see the Latino Leadership Circle come up in itunes, click "Subscribe". You’ll start downloading the content. You can also hear the Karen Valentin event…

Rescue Operation

By David Ramos “Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints in light.  Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.”  Colossians 1:12—13             Recently…

Celebrating Sisterhood “Adobo” Style

By Belinda Passafaro On the cusp of Women’s History Month, the Latino Leadership Circle presented their first ever  public event with author, Karen Valentin, who shared vignettes of her life and faith through the lens of her rich Latina heritage from her new book, “The Flavor of our Faith”. Following her readings, was a panel…

Most Dangerous Option: Latinos and Recruiting

By Raul Reyes When I was in 10th grade, the Army set up a mobile recruiting station in the parking lot of my East Los Angeles high school. I stopped by long enough to pick up a free pair of gym trunks emblazoned "Army." I wore them a lot until my father, an Army veteran…