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Preserving San Francisco’s Latino Voices

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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Some Arizona schools take a pass on program to give free meals to students

By Miranda Rivers Cronkite News WASHINGTON – With a deadline looming for a federal program to give free meals to all students in certain low-income schools, some Arizona districts are finding there really is no such thing as a free lunch. State officials by (last) Friday had approved just 29 of the 247 school districts

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Texas border-deployed National Guard troops not being fed

By Luis Montoya Rio Grande Guardian BROWNSVILLE, TX — State Rep. René Oliveira says he is “appalled and embarrassed” that National Guard troops are being forced to ask local charities for a hot meal while serving on the border. “It’s embarrassing that our troops have to stand in a food pantry line,” Oliveira told Action

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