The free conference will feature leaders and experts working in the areas of Civic Engagement, Education, Health, Immigration, Social Justice, Women’s Rights, and much more.Details
Born in Mexico, Adriana Ledesma has always been in love with films. It’s in her blood, the rush, and the excitement that comes while being a storyteller. So when the opportunity came to fully explore that love she held on to it and followed it all the way to Los Angeles, California in the U.S.A. A whole new world with challenges but with it came the chance to do more than she had ever imagined.Details
I immigrated to the United States about 48 years ago . I was born in Wales GB. I grew up in Lancashire England until I was 10. My family then decided to immigrate to Canada in 1952 and we were aboard the ship heading to North America when King George died. My Dad had decided to join his two brothers in Canada. We settled in London Ontario where I went to Art School. After graduation and my father’s retirement we moved north to Kincardine, Ontario which is on the east side of Lake Huron about 150 miles north of Detroit on the Canadian side of the lake. By this time I had got married and had a son.Details
SAN FRANCISCO — When President Trump signed an executive order to build a border wall, he unleashed a political crisis in Mexico.
With a stroke of the pen, the NAFTA nations — the U.S., Canada, and Mexico — went from being the “three amigos” to “frenemies.”
As recently as October 2016 Mexico’s ambassador was confident Donald Trump would not be elected president. “It’s not going to happen,” Miguel Basañez told me at the time.
But it did happen — and Mexico’s hope that it could work with Canada to present a united front against the Trump administration came undone when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was informed that Trump would work out “a bilateral agreement” with Canada alone to salvage the mutual benefits both countries derived from NAFTA.Details
When Zenaida Pantaleón left Cuba, she and her husband, a Mexican citizen, lost her home and business.
Now 94, the great-grandmother, who uses a wheelchair, has no expectations of reclaiming those assets.
“That was a lifetime ago,” she says, hopeful that Cuba has a better future. “I have never returned, but my daughter went back thirty years ago. She says a doctor and his family are living in the home and have taken good care of it.”
Having spent half a century in Mexico, she raised her daughter and seen her grandchildren become adults with their own families.
Her serene attitude toward her losses as the Cuban Revolution became communist is not shared by all who have legal claims, or may have legal claims, to properties seized by the Cuban State.Details
The 6th Annual Taste of Mexico returns to the beautiful, charming, intimate courtyard of LA Plaza de Cultural Y Artes, 501 Main Street, Los Angeles CA. LA Plaza de Cultural Y Artes is LA’s dedicated museum of Mexican American History and culture situated in the heart of the vibrant and thriving culture scene of Downtown Los Angeles.Details
Inglewood-It was a beautiful day in the City of Champions, with picture perfect clear blue skies and a slight breeze.
The City of Inglewood celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a huge cultural festival, Saturday, September 17, 2016, on the grounds of Crozier Middle School. National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, Americans recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.
Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.Details
Last year, when De-Bug Art Director Adrian Avila was teaching art classes at an alternative school in San Jose, he met a young man that would help him carry supplies, crack jokes, and loved to rap. Then last week he saw pictures of his smiling student in his news feeds — as a victim of a fatal police shooting. Here, Avila reflects on Anthony Nuñez as the student he got to meet doing art.Details
Jorge Rivas and Rafa Fernandez De Castro
Image courtesy of Orlandovictims.com
ORLANDO — Victor is recovering in an Orlando hospital room after being shot twice during the Pulse massacre last Saturday night.
The 24-year-old Salvadoran is being consoled by three friends at his bedside, but as an undocumented man with no relatives nearby and no idea when his injuries will allow him to return to work, he’s worried about how he’s going to pay for the hospital bills—and what will happen to him if he can’t.
Victor, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, is one of two undocumented immigrants who were shot and survived during the nightclub attack. The other, a 33-year-old Mexican named Javier, is recovering in the hospital and reportedly in stable condition despite taking a bullet to the abdomen.Details
Recent news reports stated that Mexico will finally acknowledge its Afro-Mexican population. “In 2015, for the first time ever, Mexico allowed its citizens to identify as an “Afro-Mexican” or “Afro-descendent” on its census. The results, more than 1.4 million people—around 1.2% of the population—said that they had African ancestry. Today, the majority of Afro-Mexicans reside in the states of Costa Chica, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Veracruz—all places that were popular among escaped enslaved Africans.”
Where Black is Brown exhibition is designed to further the understanding of African influence and contributions in the Americas and to foster greater understanding among African Americans, Chicano/Latino, and Indigenous communities about their historical connections and their intermingled sangre (blood) that has produced beautiful and dynamic peoples of the Americas.Details