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A Latina officer from Pilsen helps educate and bring awareness

A Latina officer from Pilsen helps educate and bring awareness

By Amelia Orozco Extra News! There is no need to look to the big screen for a hero nowadays, although in this case, you can look there, too. Chicago Police officer, Lourdes Nieto, has appeared in both TV hit shows, “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Fire,” and has played an extra on the big screen in

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Journalism schools failing Latinos, media companies suffer

By Ray Ruiz The Venture Journalism schools across the country are failing Latinos – and creating a talent deficit for media companies in the U.S. The chaos of the Internet has wrecked the industry and has left journalism schools scurrying to plug the digital holes in their curriculum, while universities ignore the Latino demographic tsunami

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Preserving San Francisco’s Latino Voices

By Leslie Nguyen-Okwu Mission Local If San Francisco city planners had known more about the former thriving North Beach Latino neighborhood near Guadalupe Church, they would have done more to minimize the negative impact of the Broadway Tunnel, which ultimately displaced the community in the early 1950s. Now, a team of scholars working with the

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Changing the complexion of news media calls for revolución

By Zita Arocha Borderzine It’s time to shatter the myth that young Latino journalists won’t leave home for jobs in news media. This thought and others flashed in neon across my mind as I sipped white wine recently in a San Antonio ballroom to celebrate 30 years of tilling the soil to transform newsrooms into

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Small businesses create social mobility, according to Latina SBA administrator

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego Maria Contreras-Sweet is a prime example that anyone can earn the American Dream with effort and dedication. Since April, she has been the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. No small feat for a woman who immigrated to

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