The month of May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of...
Black Maternal Health Week takes place every year from April 11 –17. This year, however, the Biden/Harris administration signed their first ever proclamation marking this Black Maternal Health Week in addition to announcing initial actions to address the Black...
Over the weekend, I sat down to watch the newest documentary on someone who I've been a lifelong fan of, Britney Spears. Framing Britney Spears, available on Hulu, chronicles her rise to fame, her downfall, and the conservatorship she...
When I look back on my year, I see all of the same things you see. There was heartbreak. Many of our fellow mamas went without. Our kids, our new babies, and our teens missed monumental moments and each...
Election Day comes with a bit of anxiety about the uncertainty of the future. So I say treat yourself! Of course, there are plenty of excellent reasons to vote today. But it doesn't hurt that a few businesses want to...
2020 has been a year for the history books. As much as we would like to put this year in the past, there is still a major, historical milestone upon us--Election Day. Every four years, we are given the...
I love my job as a social worker. I have been a social worker since I graduated in 2012 with my bachelor’s degree. In 2014, I graduated with my master’s degree. Recently in 2018 I became a Clinical Supervisor. I...
Are you listening? Our kids are. Listening is often the least accepted form of communication. Probably because it requires one to turn off their own individual thoughts and biases and allow their mind and body to be open to learning...
Last night Albuquerque Public Schools Board shared their reentry plan for learning in the fall. That plan is now being sent to the Public Education Department for approval. It's very important to recognize that this plan can change and is...
Vanessa's Story On April 22, 2020 Vanessa Guillen, a Fort Hood Soldier, was reported missing. Prior to her disappearance, Vanessa confided in her family about sexual harassment. Her family asked why she didn't report it. Vanessa stated she was afraid...
Details for New Mexico schools about school re-entry for the 2020-2021 school year have been released by the NMPED. You can read all the details here. As of now, below are some of the highlights. NMPED's Re-entry Guidance Schools will meet using...
In response to current events, Warner Bros. has been offering free streaming rentals for its film Just Mercy during the month of June. If you haven't watched it yet, it's free for a few more days. It's well worth...
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Dividing Lines

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It happens all the time. But this particular time I could feel it coming true....cracking, breaking, somewhere deep inside. There used to be enough of me to go around. I used to have two arms, two legs, and a brain...
Our country is hurting and broken. For those who are hurting deeply, we are with you and for you. We are broken alongside you. We will fight alongside you. Those of us who are white (myself included) can never truly...

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Top 20 Places to Enjoy a Burger in the Albuquerque Area

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Is there any food more familiar than a juicy burger? Think about it. Most restaurants have a burger option, even when it comes to...