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Selected as a major book festival Featured Author

I'm proud to announce the Ohioana Book Festival has selected me as one of its ten Featured Authors for 2013. This honor is based on the release of the third novel in my Class H Trilogy, PANCHO LAND. The Class H Trilogy includes the novels AMERICA LIBRE (2009), HOUSE DIVIDED (2011) and PANCHO LAND…
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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on April 16, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

A holiday wish for my NSHP friends

Hope you enjoy this digital greeting…

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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on December 14, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Why was Latino Former Marine shot 60 times by Arizona SWAT team?

Another Latino has been shot dead in an Arizona home invasion – and the national media is once again ignoring the story. It happened on May 5 and the news is only now surfacing outside the Arizona media through citizen journalism on blogs, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.



According to the Arizona Daily Star...

“Jose Guerena, 26, a former Marine, was sleeping after the…

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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on May 27, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments

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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on February 13, 2011 at 5:42am — No Comments

Help Provide Books for Disadvantaged Youth

Latinos in Social Media has created a program that lets you provide books for disadvantaged youth. Here's how it works:…



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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on December 20, 2010 at 7:34am — No Comments

Raul Ramos y Sanchez Heads List of "Top Ten New Latino Authors” for 2011

I got the news late in the evening and had a hard time falling asleep. The message from Professor Jose B. Gonzalez of LatinoStories said my selection as number one among this year’s list of “Top Ten New Latino Authors To Watch (And Read)” was based on feedback he and his co-editor have received about my debut novel AMERICA LIBRE from readers, librarians, editors, and faculty.…
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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on December 14, 2010 at 5:40am — No Comments

AMERICA LIBRE on Prime Time Tonight

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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on December 7, 2010 at 8:04am — No Comments

Join me in a national cable TV discussion of the Latino vote

Is there a national consensus among Hispanic voters? Did the Latino vote allow the Democrats to keep control of the House? These are some of the topics I will discuss with other guests and callers on "Dialogo de Costa a Costa,"… Continue

Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on November 23, 2010 at 11:29am — No Comments

Latino Novel AMERICA LIBRE To Appear as Stage Prop on ABC Primetime Show

Today, I learned from my editor at Grand Central Publishing that AMERICA LIBRE has had another brush with Show Business this month……

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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on October 21, 2010 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

AMERICA LIBRE Wins Books Into Movies Award

This could be the single most exciting event of my career as an author.


My debut novel America Libre won a First Place prize in the inaugural Books Into Movies Awards sponsored by Latino Literacy Now founded by actor Edward James Olmos.


“The Books Into Movies Awards are designed to help change the way Hollywood views Latinos,” stated Olmos during the awards ceremony held October 9, 2009 during the two-day Los Angeles Latino Book and…
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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on October 13, 2010 at 4:39am — No Comments

Shameless Plug



OK, so this is a shameless plug.


In honor of Latino Heritage Month, Grand Central Publishing is making the digital edition of AMERICA LIBRE available for $2.99. You can find all the online retailers here.


Already read AMERICA LIBRE? Please share this with a friend who hasn't.


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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on October 6, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month – A Time to Question Labels

In an ideal world, human classifications would not exist. Unfortunately, we do not live in that world. In the minds of most Americans, the population of the United States is divided into four major categories: White, Black, Asian and Hispanic. This view is continually reinforced by news reports, the entertainment media, academic and medical studies, and many government documents. But when we examine the basis for these classifications, they quickly become very dubious.



Take the term… Continue

Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on September 30, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments

It’s time to go piecemeal on immigration reform

With the political winds blowing hard against the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, immigrant rights groups are considering a new approach: piecemeal legislation. According to the Washington Post, supporters of comprehensive immigration reform are going to a “Plan B” which will focus on passing two key bills.…

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Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on August 3, 2010 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Online radio interview - Tonight 9-11pm EST - Please listen & call in

Tonight at 9-11pm EST I will be on BlogTalk Radio Capicu. You can listen online live at the link below and even call in with comments or questions. The show’s host is New York City’s Urban Jibaro, (AKA George Torres) and he promises it will be an interesting event similar to Inside the Actor’s Studio.

I hope you’ll give a listen at 9-11pm EST tonight:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/radiocapicu

Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on August 10, 2009 at 6:22am — No Comments

The AMERICA LIBRE "Virtual Blog Tour" begins today

How did my experiences as an immigrant influence AMERICA LIBRE? How did I get published? Who has already voiced objections to the novel’s controversial premise? Discover these and other behind-the-scenes insights during the AMERICA LIBRE “Virtual Book Tour.” Produced by BronzeWord Latino, I will visit 12 online venues in 18 days answering questions from reviewers, writers and readers about my debut novel.



WEEK ONE

August 3: "Musings" by Nilki Benitez… Continue

Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on August 3, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

Official Release of AMERICA LIBRE

July 29th is a red letter day for me. Today marks the Grand Central Publishing official release of my debut novel AMERICA LIBRE. As you can imagine, getting published by a major house is a long and challenging process. But that’s all the more reason to celebrate the hard work. So I’d like to invite you to share in the fun – and maybe win a little cash.



The “My America Libre” Photo Contest

Winner’s share: $50 Cash




Here’s how it works: Take a digital photo of… Continue

Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on July 29, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Beyond satire: The Sotomayor Senate Hearings

The second day of Senate hearings for Judge Sotomayor had a couple of moments so loaded with irony, they could have been satirical skits. Unfortunately, what they represented was hardly funny.



Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, berated Judge Sotomayor for her now infamous "wise Latina" comment, saying "they would have had my head" had he made the same comments. These words came from a senator whose state still flies the Confederate Battle Flag on the Capitol… Continue

Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on July 15, 2009 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Distinctions that defy logic

The terms Christian and Catholic define mutually exclusive groups in the minds of many in the United States. On closer examination, this is an odd distinction. In common parlance, “Christian” is the accepted term for Protestant denominations, especially those with an evangelical bent. Catholics are somehow excluded from being “Christian.” Yet the Catholic faith can trace a direct lineage to the church founded by the apostles of Christ. Ironically, many U.S. Catholics have come to accept the… Continue

Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on July 13, 2009 at 4:58am — 1 Comment

Supreme Court decision paves the way for immigration reform

Is it identity theft when an undocumented worker uses a fake Social Security number to get a job? On May 4, 2009 the United States Supreme Court unanimously said, “No.”



Identity theft, which carries a two-year mandatory prison term, is the crime of using stolen credit cards and other personal information to purchase goods and drain bank accounts. That’s very different than an undocumented immigrant using a bogus Social Security number to obtain honest work. The high court’s recent… Continue

Added by Raul Ramos y Sanchez on May 16, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

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