Acosta is responsible for building strategic plans and advises on organizational policy and communication issues. In addition, at the center he leads the Legal Services, Senior Services, and Cultural Arts & Education departments. His projects and initiatives include the creation of “Mi Centro,” the first LGBTQ+ community center in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, which was developed in partnership with the Latino Equality Alliance.
Cheech Marin is best known as the Latino half of the Cheech and Chong duo of the 1970s and 80s. Their comedy on stage and film ranks among the greatest in America, Latino-inspired or not. Marin is best known as a critically-acclaimed actor, comedian and musician, but now the world will learn about his art collection, art advocacy and Chicano art fanaticism.
Why do so many Latinos tick off enumerable problems in their neighborhoods, from a sense of fear from thugs and police alike to a desire to live a better life given how hard they work and how much tax dollars they contribute to public coffers? Primary elections are now a memory and the general elections appear on the horizon, CALÓ NEWS caught up with Latinos on the streets to let them voice what they want and need from public officials and local government.
When Portugal was 6, her mother showed her on a map where they lived and where in comparison the famous actors Portugal looked up to lived in Hollywood and Los Angeles. Portugal remembers breaking down into tears over the news. From then on, she promised her mother that she was going to leave one day.
Tatiana Fernandez relishes her many interesting identities, such as being autistic, 1st Gen and queer. She credits her rave passion for driving her to look for work in the social media industry.
Vasquez is a migrant from Tampico Tamaulipas, Mexico. She arrived in the U.S at the age of 7 and lived as an undocumented migrant for 7 years. She recalls cleaning houses with her mom because money was tight while her dad worked as a farmworker. Now she is running for LA City Council.
At an early age, Erika Marquez helped her mom clean hotels and homes. The experience led her on a path to be an entrepreneur and boss.