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 Stories of bravery that deserve to be told


Stories of bravery that deserve to be told
The newest Medal of Honor recipients -- 24 veterans who received the honor decades after their extraordinary heroism in three wars -- were inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes. The veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War were honored at a ceremony at the Pentagon on ....

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 New standards, more tech, fewer resources
New standards, more tech, fewer resources
Education in the United States is vaulting into the digital era. Students today can use Facebook to create book report-related author pages, while teachers can Skype in experts for in-class science lessons. But with disparities in funding and allocation of resources, the rush to inject more tech....

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 No help for elderly prisoners released after decades

No help for elderly prisoners released after decades
After devoting over 20 years as a prison social worker, Fordham University researcher Tina Maschi, PhD, declared, “There’s something wrong with society when in some ways staying in prison is better than getting out. The people who are older have a much greater struggle, because they have special n....

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 César Chávez: Documenting a legend, a cause

 
César Chávez: Documenting a legend, a cause
Labor leader César E. Chávez passed away in 1993 after a life's work of fighting for farmworkers' rights. Not only is César Chávez Day commemorated in several states and the César E. Chávez National Monument stands in his honor, now there comes a film about this legendary activist, 2engCésar Cháve....

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‘Dead or in prison before we allow KXL pipeline’
Oglala Lakota and American Indian Movement activists joined in a four-directions walk to commemorate Liberation Day on February 27th, an event to mark the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. As they do each year, four groups gather to the north, south, east and west and then walk eight miles until conv....
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Window of opportunity to stop deportations
At last week’s National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Capital Awards dinner, Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) and NCLR President Janet Murguía both made impassioned pleas to President Obama to roll back the deportation machinery that rips families apart on a daily basis. “Any day now, this Administration....
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The secret world of undocumented informants
Norma knows what it’s like to live through hell. She says she’s experienced it ever since she was a child, growing up in an abusive family in extreme poverty in South Texas, as a teenager when she was forced by her stepfather to enter the world of drug trafficking, later as an informant for the U.....
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Deportee Chronicles: Life after diesel therapy
Editor’s note: The second in a series of articles about the lives of U.S. deportees living in Mexico. Fernando Santos’ life these days doesn’t exactly fit his old nickname: “Drifter.” Instead of wandering the land, the former U.S. resident takes care of others who answer the call of the road at t....
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After parents' deportation, children face mental struggles
Cover: Artist Jason Zepeda and La Mina Circle created “50 Butterflies & 11 Millions Stripes” featuring 11 stripes representing 11 million living in the shadows, 50 butterflies for 50 states where migrant people have resided, reside, or will reside. Zepeda is a founding member of La Mina Circle, a ....
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Finding hope in “The State of Arizona”
For filmmakers Catherine Tambini and Carlos Sandoval, another film focused on immigration was not in the cards. Ten years ago they made the award-winning documentary, “Farmingville” about immigration in America set against the backdrop of the murder of two Latino day laborers. The film was a criti....
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Cuban students to benefit by historical effort
Danilo Maldonado (featured on cover) is a graffiti artist from Cuba and one of the 15 students from Cuba studying at Miami Dade College under a student visa. He's better known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth) the name he uses to sign his artwork. A professor switches between English and Spanish as he e....
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Terminally ill immigrants face dilemma
When Gil García García began to feel a sharp pain in his left foot, he didn’t think it was important. "Two weeks later, I could not walk. I needed help to get up. I had a constant and bad headache," García recalled in a quiet voice, now with little strength. Last October he was rushed to a hosp....
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Search continues for Nathaniel Tallman
A reward fund in the amount of $10,000 has been set up family and friends, of 25-year-old, Nathaniel Tallman, who has been missing since Tuesday, January 21st in Lafayette, Colorado. He was headed to Longmont and driving his black 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Rally with temporary tags and last seen arou....
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Portraits of transgender immigrants
Jaan Williams, a transgender U.S. citizen, was not able to sponsor residency for his wife, Priyanka Oberoi – who came from India to the U.S. on a student visa – because some documents still identified Williams as a woman. But since the Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the Defense....
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Investing in early childhood education
The majority of children under age 1 in the United States today are children of color; that one simple fact means that our future will be very different from our current reality. Before we reach the end of this decade, more than half of all youth in this country will be of color. Today, Latinos ar....
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