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Juleyka Lantigua-Williams

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams is a journalist, writer, editor, and college professor whose written and editorial work has appeared widely in newspapers, magazines and books in the United States and abroad.

His district has changed, and voters there must transcend appeals to race and ethnicity. Read more

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We need to do a better job educating our students about how to handle essential financial decisions. Read more

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On Jan. 16, the White House held a summit on college access. As a community college professor working with low-income students every day, I have a few ground-level suggestions for President Obama and his team. Read more

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I grew up in the Bronx, and I welcome the recent court decision striking down New York's stop-and-frisk policy.This policy discriminated against men of color and, in a blatantly un-American way, trampled on the presumption of innocence.U.S. Distr... Read more

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May 25 is National Missing Children Day.About 800,000 children younger than 18 are reported missing each year, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.That's an average of more than 2,000 sons, daughters, nieces, nephews... Read more

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President Obama has recognized Dominican-Americans by nominating Thomas E. Perez to head the Department of Labor.If confirmed, Perez would become the first American of Dominican descent to serve in a Cabinet position.The 2010 census indicates tha... Read more

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By Juleyka Lantigua-Williams Tuesday, April 17, is Equal Pay Day. This date represents how far into 2012 women must work to earn what men earned in 2011. Because, on average, women get paid 77 cents for every dollar men earn, they have to w... Read more

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By Juleyka Lantigua-Williams This Saturday, March 10, is National Passport Day. You can walk into a nearby post office and apply for one on the spot. You don’t need an appointment. So if you’ve ever wanted to travel abroad, or if your pa... Read more

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It is one of the most vital countries in Africa. And for economic and strategic reasons, Washington should use its influence accordingly. Read more

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By Juleyka Lantigua-Williams December 1st is World AIDS Day, and here in the United States we must draw attention to the need to combat AIDS in the African American community. African Americans make up only 14 percent of our population but ... Read more

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I admire the way the Japanese people are dealing with their unfathomable disasters. Their grace, dignity and discipline serve as examples to us all. Read more

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Fittingly, in announcing the 2010 Nobel Prize, the Swedish Academy praised Vargas Llosa “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt and defeat.” Read more

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As an instructor at a community college, I’m delighted the White House is spotlighting the importance of institutions like mine. Read more

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Right now is a crucial moment for qualified immigrants to become naturalized American citizens. Read more

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The idea is to avoid making reading an unpleasant chore. Instead, show it as an integral and enriching part of daily life. Read more

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The first lady has chosen to tackle an issue that has been plaguing the country as a whole, but that has stubbornly embedded itself in Black and Latino families. Read more

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For millions of Latino (and non-Latino) viewers — and the network, advertisers and producers behind it — “Ugly Betty” is irrefutable proof of the creative range of Latinos and the power of the Latino audience. Read more

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40 years later, U.S. invasion still haunts Dominican RepublicBy Juleyka Lantigua It's been 40 years since the United States invaded the Dominican Republic, and my native country is still suffering the effects of that misguided intervention... Read more

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In 2003, 145 drug mules were intercepted at New York's JFK Airport (38 women, 107 men). Through the end of April of this year, 57 have been caught, reports the U.S. Customs. Read more

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