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 Latino Media Collaborative’s anti-hate campaign, “Color y Raíces: Encara el Racismo,” aims to support Latinos in California

On Wednesday, the Latino Media Collaborative hosted a media briefing at its downtown Los Angeles offices to present initial findings and research of their anti-hate, multi-media campaign called “Color y Raíces: Encara el Racismo.” Arturo Carmona, LMC’s president and founder, said the campaign’s research began 8 months ago and originated after the LA City Hall scandal involving former Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez.

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La primera línea directa estatal multilingüe contra el odio ayuda a latinos y a otros grupos

El componente principal del programa estatal California vs Hate es su línea directa gratuita: 1-833-8-NO-HATE, por medio de la cual las víctimas de delitos de odio pueden recibir servicios de apoyo. NOTA DEL EDITOR: Esta historia es parte de la serie en curso de CALÓ NEWS sobre el estado del odio en Los Ángeles y […]

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First multilingual statewide anti-hate hotline serves Latinos and other targeted groups 

In 2021, there were 1,763 hate crimes reported in California; in 2022, there were 2,120, making this a 20% surge in hate crimes reported in the Golden State. One of the state’s latest efforts to combat hate comes in the form of CA vs Hate, a new multilingual statewide hotline and online portal that provides a safe, anonymous reporting option for victims and witnesses of hate acts. 

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9 lecciones que aprendí después de graduarme de la universidad como latina indocumentada de primera generación

Ha pasado más de un año desde que me gradué de la universidad y recibí mi licenciatura en periodismo de la Universidad Estatal de California en Dominguez Hills. En mayo del año pasado, me estaba preparando para iniciar la primera etapa después de mi graduación y me parecía estar soñando. Al entrar al recinto de […]

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New LGBTQ+ mural in Long Beach represents city’s commitment to end hate against Latinos and others

On August 5, “Long Beach Embrace, a mural was unveiled by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, LA vs Hate’s Summer of Solidarity, in partnership with The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach. The mural evokes a tableau of people, movements and issues significant to the LGBTQ+ community, such as liberation, healthcare, land justice, and education, among others. 

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Mayor Bass leads first LA Metro Board Meeting as Latinos and other residents hold her to free transit promise  

On Thursday, July 27th, Mayor Karen Bass led her first Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board meeting as chair. Outside of the meeting, a group made up of community organizers, youth and a wide range of LA Metro riders gathered. Approximately 120 people arrived at the LA Metro headquarters, with one goal: to remind Bass of her promise to make free transit a reality for Angelenos.

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LA vs Hate launches “Summer of Solidarity.” ROBIN TOMA discusses hate crime reporting and Latinos

On May 21, LA vs. Hate launched “LA vs. Hate: Summer of Solidarity,” a summer-long celebration campaign of Los Angeles County’s cultural and ethnic diversity. LA vs. Hate has partnered up with community-based organizations to uplift and celebrate cultural moments and traditions that are important to the people and communities living in LA. The Summer of Solidarity will include monthly art-led and community-centered events that will run throughout the county all summer. 

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On this holiday, South LA residents whose homes were destroyed by illegal fireworks explosion demand justice

June 30 marked the two-year anniversary of the South Los Angeles firework explosion. The explosion was the result of a catastrophically failed operation to detonate approximately 32,000 illegal fireworks, which were anonymously reported to be located in a resident’s backyard on East 27th Street. Two years later, residents of 27th Street, an area that is home to a large Latino population, continue to seek justice for what they call a “mistake and wrongdoing” by the LAPD.”