National Latino convention in SA, TX
Jun29

National Latino convention in SA, TX

Donald Trump’s border wall, deportations, Texas’ controversial law SB 4 and the president’s proposed cutbacks on education, health and human services are top issues on the agenda of the League of United Latin American Citizens’ National Convention taking place July 4 through 8 in San Antonio. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend LULAC’s 88th annual convention, among them business, community and political leaders....

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‘Gateways/Portales’: Exhibit on Latino growth
Jun20

‘Gateways/Portales’: Exhibit on Latino growth

Four East Coast cities with rapid growth in Latino populations are the subject of a bilingual exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum in the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C., Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Baltimore are featured in “Gateways/Portales,” exploring the triumphs and struggles of Latino migrants and immigrants from the perspective of rights and justice, representation and celebration....

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Mother becomes an activist for Obamacare
Apr05

Mother becomes an activist for Obamacare

Daissy Forero is grateful Obamacare remains the law of the land after a Republican effort to kill it in Congress failed in March. Still, the 37-year-old immigrant mother of two is not letting her guard down for the sake of her family. Hearing reports that Republicans and President Donald Trump might try again to go after Obamacare, Forero is determined to fight back. “I thank God the Republicans’ proposal didn’t succeed but we all...

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Angel’s mission: mental health
Nov17

Angel’s mission: mental health

Mental illness should not be a stigma for those who suffer from it, believes artist Álvaro D. Márquez. In Los Angeles he’s been given wings to shed light on an issue that is very personal to him. Márquez is the painter behind “Emotional Baggage,” one of 30 angel sculptures that are part of the exhibit “We Are Los Angeles” whose purpose is to generate civic pride among Angelenos. For Márquez, LA pride means that no city resident should...

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