Denver Students Plan Walkout in Support of Outspoken Chicano Teacher (OPINION)

The removal of a beloved and outspoken Chicano teacher at Denver’s North High School has the community, already beset by gentrification, upset. Students have planned a walkout for Friday, May 13.

  • May 11, 2022
  • 11:47 AM

Sonia Gutierrez: I Faced Discrimination at 9News Denver

The station’s owner is now facing a discrimination complaint before the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Apr 19, 2021
  • 9:19 PM

Denver DA Clears Police Officers in Death of Jessica Hernandez

Earlier today Denver district attorney Mitch Morrissey cleared the police officers who shot and killed 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez. You can read Morrissey’s decision here: Investigation: Shooting death of Jessica Hernandez Hernandz family lawyer Qusair Mohamedbhai released the following statement after Morrissey’s decision: The Hernandez family is unsurprised but profoundly disappointed by the Denver District Attorney’s […]

  • Jun 5, 2015
  • 8:03 PM

Lawyer: #JessieHernandez Family Has ‘No Confidence’ in Denver Police or DA

In response to the Jessica Hérnandez autopsy released yesterday by the Denver medical examiner, Hérnandez family attorney Qusair Mohamedbhai shared the following statement with the media last night: The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner has classified the death of Jessica Hérnandez as a homicide. The report shows that Jessie was shot from the driver’s […]

  • Feb 28, 2015
  • 9:55 AM

The 20-Minute #JessieHernandez Protest Video from Denver Freedom Riders

The following is a 20-minute YouTube video from last Wednesday’s protest about the shooting death of 17-year-old Jessica Hernández. It was uploaded this weekend to YouTube and includes leaders from the Denver Freedom Riders

  • Feb 2, 2015
  • 10:14 AM

#JessieHernandez Eyewitness: Denver Cops ‘Shot the Window and They Shot Her’

A local Denver news channel spoke with an eyewitness who says she was in the car during the shooting death of 17-year-old Jessica Hernández. Here is the report Wednesday evening:

  • Jan 30, 2015
  • 12:57 PM

Death of #JessieHernandez in Denver Leads to More Anger and Questions

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  • Jan 27, 2015
  • 12:33 PM

As New York City Struggles to House Migrants, Local Advocates Cry Foul

Organizers say local officials have violated the city’s right-to-shelter law and doubled down on ineffective strategies for sheltering asylum seekers.

  • Aug 17, 2023
  • 2:30 PM

List of ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protests Scheduled Across the Country

On June 1, a general strike among Latinos and their allies dubbed “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes” (A Day Without Immigrants) is scheduled to take place in cities across the country in protest of the anti-immigrant laws passed in Florida and other states.

  • May 30, 2023
  • 5:48 PM

Protect Children, Not Guns

Julio welcomes Oscar Juarez-Luna, the communications manager for Movimiento Poder in Denver —where earlier this year a high school experienced two shootings in two months— to discuss preventative measures and the importance of protecting kids, not guns.

  • Mar 30, 2023
  • 5:26 PM

Mexican States in Hot Competition Over Possible Tesla Plant

Mexico is undergoing a fevered competition among states to win a potential Tesla facility in jostling reminiscent of what happens among U.S. cities and states vying to win investments from tech companies.

  • Feb 27, 2023
  • 10:03 AM

‘La Lucha Sigue’: Chicano Teachers Now and Then (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, we present a conversation between Nadine Córdova and Tim Hernández, two teachers who —almost three decades and more than 400 miles apart— faced the same consequences for teaching Chicano history.

  • Feb 10, 2023
  • 10:31 AM

Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

Both Sides See High Stakes in Gay Rights Supreme Court Case

The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples.

  • Dec 5, 2022
  • 10:36 AM

‘Woman Without Shame’: Interview with Sandra Cisneros

A chat with author and poet Sandra Cisneros about aging, how her work has changed over time, and her latest poetry collection, ‘Woman Without Shame,’ published by Knopf on September 13.

  • Oct 24, 2022
  • 5:01 PM

US Border Patrol Sending Migrants to Offices With No Notice

Migrants released from U.S. custody while they seek asylum are being sent by Border Patrol agents without notice to offices and other places that don’t have space for them. Because the addresses appear on migrants’ paperwork, important notices may later be sent there.

  • Oct 24, 2022
  • 10:27 AM

Kali Fajardo-Anstine Reclaims Her Ancestors’ Stories (A Latino USA Podcast)

Kali Fajardo-Anstine is a mixed Chicana woman born in Denver, Colorado with Indigenous and Filipino ancestry. Her work reflects that identity in hopes of creating a space where readers can feel represented and seen. She recently released her debut novel, ‘Woman of Light.’

  • Jun 28, 2022
  • 10:58 AM

Formerly Undocumented Latina Now Congressional Staff Leader

Despite the legislative setbacks to level the playing field for undocumented immigrants, Patrica Ordaz remains committed to empowering staffers in any way she can. It was to this end that last month, the formerly undocumented immigrant born in Mexico City was elected president of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association.

  • Mar 29, 2022
  • 11:34 AM

Biden, Democrats Not Interested in Defunding the Police (OPINION)

While using certain crime statistics as a rationale to “re-fund the police” is dishonest, so is the notion that Democrats are taking anything away from law enforcement. Under President Biden, police have received billions in funding with little to no accountability or transparency.

  • Mar 15, 2022
  • 1:34 PM

The Economic Case for Freeing Puerto Rico (OPINION)

Puerto Rican independence would mean higher annual revenues for Puerto Rico, lower federal expenditures for the U.S. government, and would allow both sides to abandon the current shameful colonial relationship, as authors Javier A. Hernández and Alberto Medina explain.

  • Mar 4, 2022
  • 4:44 PM

America Is Undemocratic While Puerto Rico Remains a Colony (OPINION)

As Americans listen to the president’s address on Tuesday, they should remember that the current state of the union is undemocratic, and frankly disgraceful, so long as Puerto Rico remains a colony of the United States.

  • Mar 1, 2022
  • 12:16 PM

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