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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

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
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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Native American tribe races to preserve endangered language
Convinced that discarding their language would be tantamount to discarding their identity, members of one Indian tribe recently donated $1 million to California State University (CSU), Fresno, in an effort to save their language from extinction. The funds, which leaders of the Chukchansi tribe h....
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Obama: Ayudando los veteranos a encontrar trabajo
Nota de Redactor: Declaraciones del Presidente Barack Obama sobre la aprobación de la Ley de Habilidades a Trabajos para Veteranos en 12 de julio. Ningún veterano que haya luchado por nuestra nación en el extranjero debe tener que luchar por un empleo cuando regrese a casa. Por eso me siento com....
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Deferred action is a fit for my brother, but not for me
When Obama announced the deferred action plan, my phone blew up with text messages and calls from friends and family telling me the "good news." I was excited at the moment, since my entire family had been waiting for some sort of momentum in our legal status. My brother and I are currently undocu....
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Denver celebrates Día de los Niños
Día de los Niños, or Children’s Day, is an annual celebration recognizing children and their importance in society. Recognized by many countries throughout the world, it is celebrated at various days in many places around the globe. In partnership with the Consulate General of México and the Mexi....
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