Tag: Latina Voices

Mercedes Sosa gone but not forgotten

Mercedes Sosa, Latin America’s greatest folk singer, died Sunday. In Chicago, her memory will be celebrated this Thursday night with an homage starting after 8 p.m. at El Ñandu restaurant, 2731 W. Fullerton Ave.   Sosa’s influence on the music world was great and her last CD “Cantora” was recently released in the United States.... Read more »

Latina funeral director breaks stereotypes

Located on the corners of Armitage and Kimball Avenues, the Caribe Funeral Home has served the mainly Spanish-speaking community of Humboldt Park since 1965. It is believed to be the first Latino-owned funeral home in the state of Illinois. Most of Rebecca Bishop’s clients at the funeral home are Puerto Rican, Mexican and some from... Read more »

Pew: More than one in five U.S. children are Latino

The Pew Hispanic Center released a study today that shows more than one in five children in the United States are Hispanic – more than doubling since 1980. Half of these 16 million children are second-generation meaning one of their parents was born outside the United States. Pew also found that “first and second generation... 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 »