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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.
The station’s owner is now facing a discrimination complaint before the Federal Trade Commission.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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:
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Organizers say local officials have violated the city’s right-to-shelter law and doubled down on ineffective strategies for sheltering asylum seekers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.