Posts in category "Chicago"

Ruben Salazar documentary raises questions about journalist's death

Ruben Salazar documentary raises questions about journalist's death
A new documentary about Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar begins airing on PBS Tuesday. Ruben Salazar, a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, was killed during a National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in 1970. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy fired a tear gas canister into a bar where Salazar was seated. He... Read more »

Veteran Latino journalist, Alejandro Escalona, wins Studs Terkel award

Veteran Latino journalist, Alejandro Escalona, wins Studs Terkel award
Alejandro Escalona is one of the four journalists receiving the Studs Terkel Community Media Award Thursday. Given by the Community Media Workshop, celebrating its 25th anniversary, the awards recognize journalists that do work in the spirit of Studs Terkel. Escalona is a veteran journalist with around 30 years of experience primarily in Spanish-language media in... Read more »

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar March 2014

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar March 2014
Check out these upcoming cultural events in Chicago: Art classes for children and adults. National Museum of Mexican Art. Saturdays, March 1 to 22 for kids, $50. Saturdays, March 29 to April 26, $80 for adults. 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago. Dance. “Brazos y Abrazos,” The Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center, March 13 to 16,... Read more »
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Latinos urged to enroll in Obamacare as deadline nears

Latinos urged to enroll in Obamacare as deadline nears
With the deadline to enroll for health insurance a month away, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson published an editorial Friday that said health care information will not be shared with immigration officials. However, the undocumented are not eligible to purchase insurance for themselves under the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” But they... Read more »

Latino Santa comes to town

Latino Santa comes to town
This Santa is Latino. He greeted children at a toy giveaway sponsored by Ald. George A. Cardenas last week at McKinley Park. I don’t think the holiday season is a time for race baiting. Santa is not just one color. There are black Santas too. Santa looks how we imagine him and we should be... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 1 day 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 1 day 'til Christmas
I collect nativity scenes or nacimientos as they are called in Spanish. It’s not that I am super religious but to me they are interesting cultural symbols. They can be made from a variety of materials. This one pictured is oak, but I also have nativity scenes made out of tin, clay and straw. In... Read more »
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Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 2 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 2 days 'til Christmas
Tamales and Noche Buena. These are two holiday treats I offer you this Festivus. The “rest of us” can enjoy them. This year I did not have time to make tamales but instead bought these at El Milagro. Noche Buena, which translates as Christmas Eve, is a dark Mexican beer sold during the holiday season.... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 3 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 3 days 'til Christmas
I offer you today a view of my humble Christmas branch. It’s a tradition that I share with my husband. We’re both allergic to pine trees and our place is too small for a large artificial tree. So a few years ago we started looking for the ideal Christmas branch. It started when we spent... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 4 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 4 days 'til Christmas
Christmas arrived early for hundreds of children who received free gifts at the “Toys for Kids” event at McKinley Park Friday. It was the 11th annual toy giveaway sponsored by Ald. George A. Cardenas of the 12th Ward. There were a lot of smiling faces.   Type your email address in the box and click... Read more »
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Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 5 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 5 days 'til Christmas
Looking for a holiday event to attend with family? Try the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza. There will be music, food and lots of holiday gifts for sale. It ends December 24 at 4 p.m.