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Oklahoma Younger, More Hispanic

Oklahoma Younger, More Hispanic

By Warren Vieth Oklahoma Watch Oklahoma is one of only seven states that grew younger last year, thanks in part to an influx of 20-something oilfield workers, newly-released Census Bureau data shows. The Sooner State also became slightly more Hispanic, as a higher birthrate within that population group more than offset a leveling-off of new


Chicano Park muralist Victor Ochoa: “My love for education started in the barrios”

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego After almost a quarter of a century teaching art in formal educational institutions, Chicano Park muralist Victor Ochoa retired from traditional classrooms last week, when MAAC Community Charter School ended its school year. Ochoa taught art at MAAC for 13 years, but before that he had taught

Redskins Fight

Arizona woman looks back after almost 10 years fighting Redskins’ name

By Matthew Seeman Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Amanda Blackhorse said things have changed since a 2005 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins, when she and other protesters faced fans’ verbal abuse for having the audacity to suggest that the teams’ names were racist. Today, Blackhorse has President Barack Obama on her


TX US Rep Cuellar: “Mexican leaders cannot believe the United States has not responded to its offer to help secure the southwest border”

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TX — Mexican leaders cannot believe the United States has not responded to its offer to help secure the southwest border and they wonder just how much commitment its neighbor to the north really has on the issue. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar made these observations in an interview


For Some, San Francisco Latino History Began With Irish Songs

By Lydia Chávez Mission Local As a boy, Francisco Camplis acquired a repertoire of songs that would have served him well in Dublin. Never mind that Camplis, now 80 years old, was the son of two Mexican immigrants in SoMa. Like his compadres he attended St. Patrick’s School on Fifth Street and every St. Patrick’s


The Connecticut Latino Behind The ‘Borinqueneers’ Bill

Brian Woodman, Jr. Frank Medina, grew up in Bridgeport, CT and still remembers when he first learned about the legendary ‘Borinqueneers.’ It was from his grandfather, who served in the 65th Infantry Regiment. Medina remembered the story of the valiant unit, which fought in some of the fiercest battles in WWI, II and the