By Esther Cepeda October 1, 2014 6 a.m.
"Gerardo Lamas, the official spokesman for all Hispanics in the United States, resigned Thursday night," the satirical news site pocho.com deadpanned earlier this month. " 'I'll never be able to please anybody. … The truth is it's ridiculous to expect one person to be able to speak for millions from diverse backgrounds, geopolitical situations, economic castes and region-specific cultures,' he said."
By Esther Cepeda September 18, 2014 6 a.m.
As a chubby and impressionable teen in the 1990s, desperate to lower my weight as Type 2 diabetes started afflicting my family, I was especially vulnerable to the Snackwell's-ification of American food.
By Esther Cepeda August 23, 2014 6 a.m.
'War" is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations. Despite continuing income inequality or how often the justice system seems to lack fairness when applied to nonwhites, few Americans would say that whites are waging a war on people of color.
By Esther Cepeda July 23, 2014 6 a.m.
My family attended the first morning screening of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which won its opening weekend's box office with a $73 million debut. According to Lucas Shaw's recent article "Hispanic Women Are This Summer's Most Avid Moviegoers" on the entertainment news site TheWrap, we are propping up the movie industry.
By Esther Cepeda July 16, 2014 6 a.m.
We're deep into my family's unprecedented "Summer of Lethargy.''
By Esther Cepeda March 29, 2014 6 a.m.
CHICAGO — “What could a 3-year-old possibly do to warrant being suspended from preschool?”
By Esther Cepeda March 14, 2014 6 a.m.
As education reform takes hold across the country, we find ourselves traveling through another dimension — one not only of hysterics but also of childish behavior. There's a signpost up ahead, our next stop: The Stupid Zone!
By Esther Cepeda February 19, 2014 6 a.m.
It's been more than a year since Paul Tough's best-selling book "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character" revolutionized how we think of achievement.
By Esther Cepeda January 1, 2014 6 a.m.
Immigration reform is not dead — it's just waiting for lawmakers to drop the politics, strike a compromise and get it done.
By Esther Cepeda December 18, 2013 6 a.m.
Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says critics of his broken Spanish should just "get a life." Bloomberg, noting his continuing work on perfecting his facility with the second most-spoken language in the world, told a talk radio host, "You know, I'm going to get there; I don't have any doubts about that. And these people that make fun of me, you know, what do I care? You know, you wonder, why don't they just get a life?"