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Undocumented immigrants in Arizona see revival of church-based “Sanctuary Movement”

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Many of you read of the title and are a bit bewildered by what a sanctuary movement really is. Just to give you a bit of background, the movement started in the 1980s and it’s when a church protects you from being deported. The unfortunate part of this is that you are confined to these Read More

Struggles faced by light skinned Latinas

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Are light skinned Latinas treated differently than dark skinned Latinas? Most likely. Chances are that if you are a dark skinned Latina reading this, you are shaking your head and saying, “No way!” If you are a light skinned Latina, you may be thinking that the struggle is real! Listen up, because light skinned Latinas Read More

National Latino organizations support protesters in Ferguson

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After the enormous amount of media attention following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, many national Latino organizations are standing behind the black community. For example, Leaders of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a nonpartisan association of 37 of the leading Latino organizations across the country, sent BuzzFeed statements on Brown’s death. “Mothers Read More

Latinos’ Ferguson support

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With all the commotion surrounding the Ferguson, Missouri shooting, it is easy to stand up for the Brown family. Of course, many national Latino organizations are behind Brown’s family. Sadly, this is not the first time that there has been suspicious law enforcement brutality, and it probably will not be the last. Even worse, these instances Read More

Beauty queen stripped of crown

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Paola Builes Aristizabal, 21, was in the running to become Miss Colombia after being named Miss Antioquia on August 10, but her chances where taken away in an instant after pictures of her in underwear surfaced. Pageant organizers decided that the pictures that surfaced were too racy for any of their contestants. After viewing the Read More

Parks are greatly appreciated

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Parks and outdoor recreation areas are great escapes from life, for a bit. You can go on a mini getaway on your own or with people closest to you. The summer is coming to an end and throughout the summer many people went to their local parks to throw a barbecue or had a swim at Read More

Can Latinos save Catholic Schools?

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Many of us remember attending Catholic school: uniforms, going to mass and learning about God along with other classes like math and history. Sadly many would not be able to go back to their school this year with the rapid closing of Catholic schools due to lack of enrollment and the rising cost of maintenance. New York Read More

Quiet on Ferguson

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Beginning on Saturday August 9th, Ferguson, Missouri has been a hot topic in the past few weeks. That’s when Michael Brown, an unarmed African American was shot down by police; this would mark the beginning of police brutality against African Americans in the area. Through all of this, many may question Latinos’ role in the Ferguson situation, Read More

Bringing depression out into the open

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  Latin Post’s Nicole Thompson reports that suicide is the 13th leading cause of death for Latinos in all age groups and the third leading cause of death for Latinos aged 15-34. Sobering facts when you consider that 53 million Latinos live in the United States comprising 17% of the overall population. What’s more, 2012 Read More

Most Wanted couple is captured

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Janet and Ramon Barreto were caught last Tuesday by U.S. Marshals in Portland, Oregon. The couple had been placed on the 15 Most wanted list in 2013 after they went on the run after jumping their $450,00 bail that year. The two refused to give their names when they where first spotted, but were later identified by Read More