Category: Let’s Talk About It

Quarantine

By Yvette Tello If someone has  tested positive for the Covid -19 and has been quarantined at home  and has a family, should the other family members be making day trips to local grocery stores? ( It is happening) Shouldn’t there be something in place for the entire family to be quarantined? Let’s talk about it.. #letstalkaboutit Mary Svetlik Watkins: “I think there should be delivery service for people who are quarantined.” Beverly Brooks: “ It makes sense that IF the other family members can stay home, they should. That’s not always the case. Nonetheless, as long as the...

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Corona Lock Down

By Yvette Tello According to President Trump and Politicians, Elders should take one for the team, businesses should be able to bring employees back in a week or two. What do you think? Let’s talk about… Nina A. Sanchez : “Screw him…I hope he loses this election this time. There are no words to explain our President. He’s really something else. He says all this will be all over by Easter…he wants to open everything by then. “Oh yes Mr. Present, just because YOU said.” It’s like he’s telling people that if you take “this” it will help you...

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Corona Lock Down

San Francisco has gone on a 24 hour lock down for three weeks.  If this happens here in San Antonio, and it is very much a possibility, are you prepared? What are you doing to prepare? Let’s talk about it…#letstalkaboutit Mary Svetlik Watkins: “ San Francisco is a literal crap box. You can legally defecate in the street there. People need to stay home. Stop this before it really gets out of hand. In 2009, H1N1 was a novel coronavirus. We didn’t do anything to stop it and hundreds of thousands people died. Stay inside.” Luann DeLashmit Stewart :...

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a reminder to salute the women who have inspired us to be us. I only had one woman in my life that could handle my fearless spirit; my ma. Once she realized there was no stopping me, she joined me. She always said if I was going to do it, I better do it right. That was my inspiration. Who is the woman who inspired you to be you? Let’s talk about it… Carolina Rodriguez-Roberts: “My mother; every part of my life was inspired by her the way I did things. She taught me how...

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Coronavirus Hysteria

By Yvette Tello There are many questions about the coronavirus. Is the food coming in or that people have eaten from gotten tested? Perhaps the virus spreads or lives in food/fruits. According to the American Medical Association, viruses aren’t bacteria. They can’t survive long outside of a living host. So with that said, why is there such mayhem about getting things sent from China? Why the shortages? Why is everyone in such a panic? Let’s talk about it…. Benjamin Godina: “ Some people are just naturally wired that way. Panic. Anxiety. Hysteria.” Mary Svetlik Watkins: “ The media likes...

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Racism in 2020

By Yvette Tello In a world that continues to insist on organizing people on racial lines, I would like to say that our newspaper does not only serve the Hispanic community but the San Antonio Community. That means all races, all cultures, all colors; we are all inclusive to the beautiful diverse community that we are all a part of. Today, I saw a story about a bus driver that was assigning children’s seats on a bus by race in Comal county. I read a post by a dear friend of mine who’s 4 year old bi-racial daughter was...

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LGBTQ SUPPORT

By Yvette Tello A very good friend of mine wanted to give me some well intended advice. He said I should tread lightly when supporting those apart of the LGBTQ community. He said other organizations that support my newspaper may take offense and choose not to do so anymore. Initially, I thought he was kidding. You see, my friend that is telling me this is a gay elderly man. I didn’t know how to respond so I just said I can’t stop being me even if that means I offend people by doing that. I support causes, good people;...

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The Challenges of Being a Latinx Child

By Yvette Tello Do you think children and adolescents of Latino/Hispanic background often face different challenges like language barriers, parental citizenship status, and the economic disadvantages can result in depression, substance abuse, gang-related violence, domestic violence, and suicide?  Let’s talk about it.. Angela Sarabia: “Sometimes it is impossible to break the cycle.” David Bryan: “ We all have problems. Suicide and depression has not prejudice. All cultures are affected.” Andrea Adame: “ Not being accepted affects our mental health so yes being latino can result in depression and suicide. Imagine not having your parents from one day to the...

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RELATIONSHIPS

By Yvette Tello Some people meet that special someone on the first try; some of us are not so lucky. I have seen many of my friends start over after 20 years of marriage. What was your experience? Did the first time around work out for you or did you get it right the second time or even the third time? What made the relationship fail? What made the relationship work? Let’s talk about it.. Rick Carter : “listening.” Michelle Bautista: “ Wish I knew what went wrong. 25 years and got blindsided. First Valentine’s Day alone but better to be alone than unwanted in a relationship.” Virginia Ann Sherwood: “ Drugs and greed, broke my marriage. But at last, I found the right man. I just had to realize he was always there; my best friend of over 17yrs. Elsa Sixtos: “ If you wait long enough, you’ll find that knight in shining armor;  a little dented but he will come.  What causes a marriage to fail is insecurities, cheating, and not paying attention to your loved one.” Randy Rios: “ My first marriage was my high school sweetheart.  We were young and in love and we grew up together. She was my everything. Then, we grew up, grew apart then fell out of love. We even despised each other secretly. We both blamed each other for not...

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CAN BEXAR COUNTY LATINOS BE NON BIAS?

By Yvette Tello Do you think it way off for Bexar County to kick off its disparity study that is examining an overtly  Latino population with a project team of 6 African Americans,  3 Indian Americans, 2 Anglos and only 1 Hispanic? The purpose of the Study is to determine whether a Government Agency has discriminated against certain groups due to their race or gender. I can’t imagine Atlanta would be okay with a project team of 6 Latinos, 3 Indian Americans, 2 Anglos and only 1 African American being hired to perform a disparity study on the mostly Black community?  What do you think? Let’s talk about it..#letstalkaboutit Gregory Johnson: “ You have a valid point, however this has been going on at the Local, State and Federal level for years now. Decisions are being made by individuals who don’t have a clue. Sad.” Mike Miller : “Aren’t we supposed to be adulting when it comes to things like this?  The people picked to conduct the study should be upstanding and non bias. The race should not matter. However, that being said, I dont see that happening and too often, race takes little thought to throwing their own race out with the bath water.” Mary Svetlik Watkins : “Hispanic is not a race – it is Caucasian; I think the commission should mirror the population.” Javier Antonio Guzman:...

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Bullying

By Yvette Tello 43% of bullied students report notifying an adult at school about the incident. Students who report higher rates of bullying victimization are more likely to report the bullying. This week a Middle school student gets 27 stitches after being slashed with razor at school. Is this getting worse?  Are we addressing this? What can we do? Let’s talk about it.. Jesus Tello: “ He already knew what was going to happen and didn’t say anything. Damn, next time he needs to speak up” CeCe Bloom: “ Man, that’s assault with a deadly weapon on top of being on school premises!! Those kid’s need to be charged! Prayers for this young man and his family!!! This mother failed to listen to her son!” Chena Flores: “Oh heck no. If my kid didn’t wanna go to school bc of bullies, you betta know I’m gonna cause a scene the next day and keep him safe with me till it’s fixed.” Virginia Ann Sherwood :“This is sad that it had to come to this no one deserves that. I have one of my adopted daughters that she had a girl at school fallowing her and she found out that supposedly she wanted to fight her lucky that we have taught her if she cant speak to a teacher right away she texted us and we were able to get...

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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was an inspiration to many. King experienced racism from an early age, and those events stayed with and eventually brought him to a life of activism. King became a pastor in Alabama. King gave hundreds of moving speeches. “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Do we live in that nation today? Let’s talk about it… #letstalkaboutit Violeta Henuino: “Immensely & compellingly inspiring” Roger Rodriguez:” We were almost there.”...

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