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 ‘Award is so much more than myself’

‘Award is so much more than myself’
For a rookie show on a network for teenagers, Jane the Virgin is already a breakout, grown-up hit. The critically acclaimed, telenovela-style comedy’s star, Gina Rodríguez nabbed a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a television series. The victory was a surprising, delightful upset over the likes o....

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 Spare Parts continues to inspire
Spare Parts continues to inspire
The newly released film, “Spare Parts” is an inspirational true story about four undocumented Mexican high school students -- Cristian Arcega, Lorenzo Santillan, Luis Aranda, and Oscar Vazquez -- in Phoenix, Arizona who form a robotics club under the leadership of their school's newest teacher, ....

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Public meeting on housing ordinance rule
The Denver Office of Economic Development will host a public meeting on the city’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) draft rules and regulations on Tuesday, January 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Wellington Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.I.5. The IHO was originally adopted by Denver ....
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 Martínez highlights roots of the Garifuna

Martínez highlights roots of the Garifuna
Aurelio Martínez has two major roles in his life: He's a musician, specializing in the music of the Garifuna people of Central América, but he's also a politician who advocates for their rights. "Music, for me, is my weapon to make change," Martínez says, "to bring power and empower the people in....

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Chris Rock was absolutely on the money
Hollywood's images reach millions throughout the country and the world. Yet American Latinos, 17% of the nation's population, of which nearly 65% are of Mexican descent, are generally excluded in film and television both in front and back of camera. If the entertainment industry were located in M....
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5 Things to know about Obama’s Executive Action
President Obama took action to fix as much of our broken immigration system as possible within the scope of his existing legal authority. The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are an important step to fix our broken immigration system. Millions of undocumented immigrants who....
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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
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
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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