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Urban Farmist: A green space program that doesn’t grow gardens but “grows gardeners”

Urban Farmist: A green space program that doesn’t grow gardens but “grows gardeners”

By Aaron de Leon LatinaLista When I was 4-years-old, all I wanted to do was go fishing. I wanted to catch a fish more than I wanted a pocket full of candy! One day my Dad made good on a promise he had made to in-fact, take my brother and I fishing. All of the


Peru launches free health coverage for its tiniest uninsured citizens

LatinaLista — With Republicans still basking in the glow of their sweep in the midterm elections, many have wasted no time in renewing their fight against the Affordable Health Care plan, aka Obamacare. How they plan to explain to the American people that the poor don’t deserve medical insurance or that insurance companies have every


California Takes on Harsh Discipline and Academic Inequities for Black, Latino Students

By Susan Ferriss Juvenile Justice Information Exchange As the national debate over childhood inequities sharpens, recent developments in California highlight struggles over practices critics say deprive some kids of quality class time and fuel a “school-to-prison pipeline.” New state legislation on discipline and truancy — along with lawsuits — are at the heart of these


Guest Voz: Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

By Sam Fulwood III LatinaLista On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this column offers neither post-election analysis nor after-the-fact second-guessing – well, at least, not in the well-worn, traditional sense. Instead, I want to


The Role of Urban Murals and Graffiti in Historic Preservation

By Daniel Ronan PreservationNation “Morally, there needs to be a defense of public art,” says Hector Duarte, an accomplished Mexican-American muralist and painter sitting in his Chicago home and studio of fifteen years. Pilsen, his neighborhood, has been squarely Latino since the mid-1960s, and has been a haven for exploring the mural as an artistic


Guest Voz: Showing their strength: Women of Color an undeniable force among American voters

By Maya L. Harris Center for American Progress The following column originally appeared on emPower magazine. With Election Day upon us, politicians, political analysts and pundits alike are laser focused on a perennial election question: What will women and people of color do? Standing at the intersection of these two constituencies — women and people