Posts tagged "journalist"

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 »

Gabriel García Márquez's words live on

Gabriel García Márquez's words live on
[View the story "Adíos a Gabriel García Márquez: his words live on" on Storify]

Writers Poniatowska and Cisneros, groundbreaking women together in Chicago

Mexican writer, Elena Poniatowska, and Chicana author Sandra Cisneros are speaking together in Chicago this Wednesday night at DePaul University. This is a unique opportunity to see two amazing women writers. Their conversation titled, “Echoes of a Revolution” is to commemorate the centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the bi-centennial of Mexican Independence. Poniatowksa lives... Read more »
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Remembering Carlos Hernandez Gomez

While waiting to take the plane from Lima, Peru, back to Chicago I read online the terrible news that Chicago journalist Carlos Hernandez Gomez lost his battle with cancer. Carlos Hernandez Gomez I became friends with Carlos more than 10 years ago when he was a young reporter writing for Extra Bilingual Newspaper and La... Read more »

Woman faces 40 lashes for wearing pants

Can you imagine a woman getting in trouble for wearing pants? That’s right. Pants. Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein And what if the punishment for wearing those pants was 40 lashes? This is no fiction. This is what journalist, Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, is facing in a courtroom this week in the Sudan. According to AFP, she has... Read more »

What are you?

It was my first day of school at a Catholic elementary school. This is how I remember it. I was in the second grade, and a little nervous having left my old Catholic school and my best friend, Tasha.  Up until that point I never thought of myself as really different from anybody else. My... Read more »
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