• Fort Worth Jan 15, 2020

    Fort Worth Renames 28th Street After Activists Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta

    A stretch of Texas 183 will be renamed after Hispanic civil rights leaders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, the city confirms. The resolution put forth Tuesday renames the section of NE 28th Street/Texas 183 from Beach Street west to Main Street in honor of Chavez and the section of NW 28th Street/Ephriham Avenue/Texas 183 from Main Street west to Texas…

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2019

    Latino Actors, Writers Pen ‘Letter of Solidarity' in New York Times Amid Fears

    Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public “letter of solidarity” to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, published Friday in The New York Times and in a handful of Spanish-language newspapers, says...

  • Mexico Oct 15, 2018

    US Lacks Latino Historical Sites and Landmarks, Scholars Say

    A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It’s shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically connected to key moments in Latino civil rights lie forgotten, decaying or endanger of quietly dissolving into the...

  • Mexico Oct 5, 2018

    Busboy Who Aided Wounded Sen. Robert F. Kennedy Dies at Age 68

    The hotel busboy who came to Robert F. Kennedy’s aid when the New York senator was shot in Los Angeles has died. The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Juan Romero died Monday in Modesto, California, at age 68.

  • Mexico Jun 5, 2018

    Man Who Held Dying Robert F. Kennedy Speaks Out on Lingering Pain

    Juan Romero was a teenage Mexican immigrant working as a hotel busboy 50 years ago when he was thrust into one of the seminal moments of the decade. Romero had just stopped to shake the hand of Robert F. Kennedy on the night of his victory in the California presidential primary on June 5, 1968 when a gunman shot the...

  • Dallas Mar 19, 2018

    Local Libraries Recognize Women's History Month

    The Fort Worth Public Library kicks off Women’s History Month tonight with a free screening of Dolores, the story of a working class mom who became an activist. The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas will host a daylong event called Our Voices on Saturday, March 10.

  • JUDGE Aug 23, 2017

    Judge Finds Racism Behind Arizona Ban on Mexican-American Studies

    Racism was behind an Arizona ban on ethnic studies that shuttered a popular Mexican-American Studies program, a federal judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima found that the state enacted the ban with discriminatory intent. He had previously upheld most of the law in a civil lawsuit filed by students in the Tucson Unified School District. But a...

  • attorney Jul 19, 2017

    On Trial, Former Arizona Schools Chief Says Radicals Taught Ethnic Studies Program He Later Banned

    The former leader of Arizona’s public schools defended his yearslong battle to end a popular Mexican-American history program, testifying Tuesday that he was troubled by what he described as radical instructors teaching students to be disruptive but insisting he targeted all ethnic studies programs equally. Lawmakers dismantled the programs in a measure that passed in 2010, the same year Arizona...

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