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Zeke Montes, Hispanic Print Pioneer, Dies at Age 64

Feb 04, 2013

Ezequiel "Zeke" Montes Jr., president of the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), and Tele Guia publisher and CEO, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from complications due to pneumonia. He was surrounded by his family at the time of...

50 Years of Moving America Toward Justice: Reflections on Civil Rights Milestones and Struggles

Jan 30, 2013

 "The State of Equality and Justice in America" is part of a series of columns written by an all-star list of contributors to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The contributors include: U. S....

Mohawks Close International Bridge in Idle No More Solidarity

Jan 08, 2013

An estimated 300-400 people took part in an Idle No More solidarity march across the International Bridge in Mohawk territory between New York and Cornwall, Ontario, on Saturday. Image by Lorraine White.Hundreds of Mohawks from both sides of the imposed...

Political Islam and the Arab Spring

Jan 05, 2013

Editors Note: The recent popular outcry in Egypt in response to President Morsi trying to usurp power was a test case for the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party. In reaction to the recent political protests in Egypt, one Arab- American commentator...

Will Obama Cry for Inner City Youth?

Dec 18, 2012

Like President Obama and many others across the country, I too wiped away tears as I watched the horrifying news coverage of the tragic shootings in Newton, Conn. I immediately called my children who were still in school. I sat...

Jindal’s Refusal of Health Insurance Exchange Draws Criticism

Nov 28, 2012

 The re-election victory of President Barack Obama settled the argument as the potential repeal of the Health Care Reform—the Affordable Care Act—known to Republicans by the moniker Obamacare.Regardless, Governor Bobby Jindal has refused to create health insurance exchanges here in...

War or Peace in Mexico? Drug Cartels Declared Truce

Nov 27, 2012

 Do messages attributed to three Mexican underworld organizations portend war or peace? Retrieved by Mexican soldiers, three so-called narco-banners displayed last week in the southern state of Guerreroand purportedly signed by three groups-the Gulf cartel, La Familia Michoacana and the Knights Templar-announced not...

Teen Finds Redemption in Restorative Justice

Nov 25, 2012

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following first-person essay was written as part of a collaboration between The Know Youth Media and The Fresno Bee, examining the impact of restorative justice programs on the lives of young people. My name is John...

Farm Workers Left Out of Prop.37 Discussion, But Have a Stake

Nov 05, 2012

 SALINAS – As an organizer with the United Farm Workers, I’ve grown accustomed to seeing farm workers routinely be excluded or absent from the public discourse happening around issues of food justice. So it came as no surprise when I...

My Anger Turned Me Into a Cyberbully

Oct 24, 2012

Names in this story have been changed.When I was little, I was too afraid to speak up for myself. If I accidentally broke something, either my mom or my older brother would yell at me to “tell the truth.” When...

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