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Guest Voz: A Houston suburb remembers my uncle — a legendary Latino band leader

Guest Voz: A Houston suburb remembers my uncle — a legendary Latino band leader

By José de la Isla LatinaLista MEXICO CITY — My birthday gift, when I turned ten, was a ticket to the Houston Fat Stock Show & Rodeo at the Coliseum. Kids lined up by the hundreds for an autographed picture from the rodeo’s stars, the Cisco Kid and sidekick Pancho. The year was 1954. The


Indigenous Art of NYC

By Phoebe Farris Cultural Survival An exhibit of 27 indigenous artists living in NYC is on display at the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center (AHLNAC) from Oct. 13-Nov. 14, 2014. It is a fundraiser for NITCHEN, an advocacy organization for New York City’s Native American children. Curated by Nadema Agard (Cherokee/Lakota/Powhatan) and Joseph W.


Guest Voz: Eighteen Senate and Governor races Latinos could influence in 2014

By Dr. Matt Barreto LatinaLista The 2014 election is now just 8 days away and almost all the attention on the Latino vote is in Colorado’s Senate race. While other states with large Latino populations may not have competitive Senate races in 2014, the Latino population is not just a phenomenon in the Southwest. Fourteen


Urban Farmist: How one Latina’s dream of recycling is turning a scary tale into a happy ending

By Aaron de Leon LatinaLista On a cold, rainy night, a group of men gathered over a hole in the earth. They stood wide-eyed and uncertain of what was to take place. “Are you sure this is right?” one of them asked. “The decision’s been made,” another responded. As the rain fell upon their faces,