Tag: Ald. George Cardenas

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 »

Soundstrike: Musicians to boycott Arizona, including Kanye West, Juanes and Los Tigres del Norte

Musicians from the world of rap to rock and Latin music are now calling for a boycott of Arizona due to the new immigration law passed there. Zach de la Rocha Among them are Chicago-raised Kanye West, hip-hop’s Cypress Hill, Colombian rocker Juanes and Mexican banda Los Tigres del Norte. Leading the boycott is Zach... Read more »

Would the Olympics benefit Chicago's Latino community?

I was asked to look into this question for Contratiempo magazine, a local Spanish-language publication here in Chicago. I interviewed Hispanic community leaders and politicians for this story. You can link to my story here in Spanish or read it here in English. One of the biggest champions of the 2016 Olympics in the Latino... Read more »