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Voting is the only option
Frustration and anger can translate into inaction and paralysis, or they can fuel change. I prefer the second option because if participation of Hispanics in elections were equivalent to our population numbers, we’d be in a very different place, especially if we voted in larger numbers on every le....
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Juan Gabriel makes triumphant return
Superstar Juan Gabriel kicks-off the second leg of his much anticipated world tour VOLVER 2014 with two sold-out shows in Miami and New York. El Divo De Juarez continues his tour with a concert at the SAP Center in San Jose. He then celebrated El Grito in Las Vegas at the Axis Powered by Monster a....
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Playing politics with a humanitarian issue
The number of children fleeing violence by themselves to the United States from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador has skyrocketed over the past few months. No less than 47,017 children have arrived so far in 2014—a 92 percent increase from 2013—and as many as 90,000 children are expected by yea....
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 Honoring those whose shoulders we stand on

Honoring those whose shoulders we stand on
Several years ago at a large conference in the Midwest, a rowdy crowd moved into a hotel bar after a fiery panel, during which pochismo had been discussed amongst Mexican and Chicano academics, musicologists, and indie filmmakers. Soon the bar-fueled discussions ended with the fateful cry “Pinche....

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Denver event offers youth truth on marijuana use
Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado there has been little or no discussion on informing Colorado youth on the legalities and possible health effects of using marijuana. Local schools are seeing an increase in use among their under age students, for whom it is illegal to purchase and co....
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Getting rich by locking up Grandpa
Well, that didn’t take long. Within just a few months of Kentucky cutting its ties with the country’s biggest for-profit prison company, the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) has hit back with its latest sinister scheme to turn tax dollars (and human misery) into shareholder returns. Here’....
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A journey into the ancient Mayan civilization
Take a journey back in time when ancient pyramids were constructed, fit for a god. To witness the birth of “zero”, and the mapping of the stars. To experience the life of a Mayan. Walking through the Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed exhibit now on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science ....
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Oscar's real name is Emilio
For one, Oscar’s name isn’t Oscar. It's Emilio. And the life of the man behind the statuette, Emilio Fernández, reads like a Hollywood script. He was born in Coahuila, México, in 1904. Fernández grew up during the bloody Mexican Revolution. He dropped out of high school to become an officer fo....
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Unpacking GOP’s weak excuses for immigration inaction
America’s Voice recently released offers their assessment of some of the recent developments in the immigration reform debate. Three reasons why the Republicans’ latest excuses for blocking immigration reform are transparently weak: 1)The Votes Exist in the House to Pass Immigration Refor....
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Doctors slam proposed Food Stamp cuts
Doctors have a message for congressional lawmakers inching toward a compromise farm bill that would cut food stamps by nine billion dollars: It’s a terrible idea. “If you’re interested in saving health care costs, the dumbest thing you can do is cut nutrition,” Dr. Deborah Frank of Boston Medic....
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Kennedy honorees welcomed to White House
The selection of Carlos Santana and Martina Arroyo as Kennedy Center honorees, represent the rising national influence of Latin music and the Latino community. President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the 2013 Kennedy Center honorees to the White House on December 8th, and were ....
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Participation needed in local art installation
In the coming year the newly built Know Court light rail station in west Denver will be home to a public art masterpiece as envisioned by artist José Antonio Aguirre, and created by the local Denver community. This massive mosaic installation that will stretch along the light rail retaining wall i....
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"Dream 9" tactics take debate beyond halls of Congress
From inside the tiny rectangular windows at the Eloy Detention Center, the Dreamers arrested in a recent protest could see the long white banner outside that spelled their names in red letters: “María, Claudia and Adriana.” Dozens of people have been demonstrating outside the detention center in ....
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Bless Me, Ultima premieres this weekend
The independent film “Bless Me, Ultima” will be given a limited national release beginning this weekend. Based on the controversial, first award-winning Chicano novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, “Bless Me, Ultima” is a turbulent coming-of-age story about a young boy, Antonio (Luke Ganalon),....
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¡Todos a Votar!
Latino communities thought the days of literacy tests, poll taxes and obtuse political gerrymandering had ended; tactics seem to have discovered new spaces, full of the insidious attitudes that have desperately tried to deter brown communities from voting. They are hidden in rhetorical concepts, ....
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