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 Celebrating the women of Puerto Rican comics

Celebrating the women of Puerto Rican comics
The “Soda Pop Anthology” is a collection of comics illustrated and written by a large group of Puerto Rican women, in turn created and published independently by the studio of female comic writers, Soda Pop Comics. The anthology was born as a vehicle to document this growing community of artists....

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New rules to protect students from college debt
Last week, the White House Administration announced new regulations to protect students at career colleges from ending up with student loan debt that they cannot pay. The new rules will ensure that career colleges improve outcomes for students -- or risk losing access to federal student aid. To....
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 Families seize government buildings in México 

Families seize government buildings in México
Frustrated by the slow pace of the investigation into the disappearance and possible deaths of 43 students, a group of relatives, teachers, and classmates from the leftist teacher college where they were training seized two government buildings in Mexico's Guerrero state on Oct. 13th. Roughly 600....

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 Cristela tackles universal Latino themes

 
Cristela tackles universal Latino themes
Television's fall season is here with its crush of new shows vying for your attention. Among the new programs is ABC's new family comedy Cristela. Cristela stars a real woman . . . a real, funny woman . . . a real, funny Latina. That Latina is Cristela Alonzo, a new, brilliant, comic voice in th....

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Library honors Latinos at annual awards ceremony
The Denver Public Library kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring three community members at an annual awards ceremony. Adelia Trujillo-Cisneros was awarded the Lena L. Archuleta Community Service Award and Dr. Lydia Prado and Dr. Ramón Del Castillo were inducted into the César Chá....
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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
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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