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By Ron J. Jackson Jr. Oklahoma Watch The health-care fate of tens of thousands of low-income parents is in limbo because of Oklahoma’s refusal to accept federal money to expand Medicaid. Most of the attention so far on which Oklahomans will not gain access to Medicaid in 2014 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]

By Ivan Godinez Hispano de Tulsa I was an only child for nineteen years. My parents refused to have another child because of the complications my mother had when I was born, but in 2006 I remember being in that same hospital room where my mom gave birth to my little sister, and translating every […]

By Javier Flores Hispano de Tulsa When Juan Miret, Editor of HispanoDeTulsa.com asked me if I would be interested in being a contributing writer, I was honored and stoked for this opportunity. He wanted me to focus on social media and fitness (i.e., running) in the Tulsa metro, due to my profession and the fact […]


By Ron J. Jackson Jr. Oklahoma Watch HEAVENER — Atop Poteau Mountain, cloaked by white oak, black locust and other towering trees, sits the mysterious runestone. Ever since its discovery in 1874, experts have passionately debated whether the runic carvings on the stone were actually created by Viking explorers. Today, a new dispute grips this […]


By Warren Vieth Oklahoma Watch The growth of Hennessey’s Hispanic population is mirrored in other cities and towns. Hennessey ranks among the top 10 hot spots of Hispanic population growth in Oklahoma, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Oklahoma Watch. Among all Oklahoma cities and towns with more than 1,000 residents, […]


By Juan Miret Hispano de Tulsa It was 105 years ago that Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was born in a small blue house in the neighborhood of Coyoacán in Mexico City. Her works immortalized her, and the planet came to know her simply as Frida, a Hispanic who went from being a Mexican […]

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By Juan Miret Hispano de Tulsa More than sandals, huaraches are literally a kind of walking history. As Conti González explains in “The History of Shoes,” our ancestors had to invent a way to protect their feet from sharp rocks and searing ground during their journeys seeking food and shelter. The skilled hands of Hispanics […]


Editorial Hispano de Tulsa   Perhaps in the eyes of the world, xenophobic city is the appropriate term for Tulsa. Far, far behind is the title of “oil capital of the world,” and in danger is the absurd banner as the heart of the nation’s Bible belt.

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Oklahoma has no ñ’s

By Juan Miret Hispano de Tulsa It does not matter what the statistics say or what the census advises. The truth is that Oklahoma does not have any ñletters. Maybe it is because that letter does not exist in the English alphabet that we have been excluded from the map. I say this because Oklahoma […]

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By Juan Miret Hispano de Tulsa Eleven. Yes, since 2007 I have written 11 editorials on this subject. However, there is always a single-neuron being that loses his bearings and is intent on labeling undocumented immigrants as “illegals.” Forget for a moment that the National Association of Hispanic Journalists has been calling for ending the […]

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By Juan Miret & Juan Carlos Nañez Hispano de Tulsa TULSA, Oklahoma – Some eat 12 grapes. Others eat lunch with a serving of tasty lentils, and many clean the house top to bottom. Whatever their ritual, Hispanics hope 2012 brings prosperity, health and success. The rituals Extravagant acts include jumping on one’s right foot […]


By Angela Covo La Prensa San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Introducing another first for the city of San Antonio, Mayor Julian Castro announced the city is seeking nominations for the position of a poet laureate, which comes with an honorarium of $3000. The position is an honorary one, designed to promote the literary arts and […]

Juan Miret Hispano de Tulsa TULSA, Oklahoma – Oklahoma has the seventh highest rate of obesity in adults among the 50 states, according to a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Oklahoma’s obesity rate is listed at 31.4 percent. Results of the report, “How Obesity Threatens America’s Future […]

By Juan Miret Hispano de Tulsa TULSA, Oklahoma – About 90 years ago and close to downtown Tulsa there once flourished a vibrant community, so prosperous that it was defined as the Black Wall Street. It was the Greenwood district, home to 15 grocery stores, four pharmacies, two newspapers, two public schools and two theaters. […]

Juan Miret Hispano de Tulsa TULSA, Oklahoma – This year’s five-kilometer Hispanic Heritage Run, held April 16 in downtown Tulsa, attracted 225 runners. Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr. gave the signal to begin the race, now in its fourth year, at Third Street and Boston Avenue. “It is a great honor to support the Hispanic […]