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Remembering JFK’s visit to San Antonio

Remembering JFK’s visit to San Antonio

By Joe Sandoval La Prensa de San Antonio My admiration and involvement with John F. Kennedy started when he ran for office against Vice President Richard Nixon in 1960. I was a student at Hawthorne Jr. High. That’s what middle school was called back in the day. In our Texas history class, Coach Arthur had


Opinion: A New American Story of Courage — The East Haven Police Case

By Angel Fernandez-Chavero Special to You can accuse them, but rarely convict them. Police officers, that is, when they’re alleged to have committed criminal acts in the course of duty. So it was a virtual miracle when two East Haven, Connecticut officers were found guilty late last month on all counts for racial profiling


Barrio Logan College Institute: A new home for a great institution

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego When José Vallejo started attending the Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) 16 years, along with a group of children from Logan Heights and surrounding areas, used to meet after school at the Perkins Elementary School Library to receive help with their homework and studying skills, and equally


A little-known policy helps military spouses stay in U.S. legally

By Kendra Szabo Cronkite News Service Maria Quiring’s son was just months old the day the deportation notice arrived at her El Mirage home. Despite her marriage of five years to a U.S. Air Force serviceman, Quiring was ordered back to her native Mexico. “I was so afraid of the door,” Quiring said. “My little


Georgia DREAMer shares how ESOL program changed his life and taught him language is a bridge

By John Newton La Voz Latina “Your gift of language changes lives.” That was the theme of a speech delivered by Yair Muñoz, a student at Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) in Savannah, to more than 500 ESOL teachers and administrators who gathered in Atlanta last month for their annual Georgia Teachers of English to


Summit of ‘Wise Latinas’ gather to search for identity, validation and education

By Lucia Quinonez Borderzine EL PASO — It sounded like a fiesta, but between the laughter and loud chatter the group of some 80 Latina women examined the existential questions of identity and women’s rights. Organized here recently by Wise Latina International the women, who live on the U.S.-Mexico border, were challenged to identify, debate