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Posted inRepresentation

ANA FLORES, founder of #WeAllGrow Latina, supporting Femme-Latines

#WeAllGrow Latina is a Los Angeles-based, lifestyle community of Latinas and Femme-Latines, who make up more than 2 million businesses in the United States, according to the National Women’s Business Council. Members of #WeAllGrow not only support and inspire one another, but uplift each other to create social and economic impact. “We are living as a community-driven platform that provides Latina and Femme-Latines with access to resources and relationships for professional growth,” said Flores, the founder and Co-CEO of #WeAllGrow.

Posted inHealth

KAT NOVOA, founded Babes of Wellness gym for body and mind

In addition to being a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach and certified Olympic weightlifting coach, Novoa is also a domestic violence advocate. Witnessing domestic violence, which, according to Esperanza United, affects about 1 in 3 Latinas (34.4%) in their lifetime, during her childhood, Novoa shared a blog post about her own experience in 2017. Soon after, she received an overwhelming amount of feedback from survivors and invitations from different shelters in Orange County, LA and Long Beach to speak and share her story. “I felt that we needed to, again, start having these conversations because, if we don’t have the conversation, nothing’s going to happen, and domestic violence is going to continue,” Novoa said

Posted inHealth

LESLIE PRISCILLA, Latinx Parenting founder seeks to end chancla culture

Latinx Parenting, both an online and in-person bilingual organization, is not only rooted in social justice and intergenerational healing, but in the rights and well-being of Latinx children, who, make up 26 percent of the nation’s total child population. To best serve Latinx families, Latinx Parenting offers a multitude of workshops and courses, such as Decolonized Nonviolent Parenting, Ending Chancla Culture and Healing the Madre Wound, for families and current and former Latinx children. CALÓ NEWS spent time with Leslie Priscilla, Latinx Parenting’s founder, to discuss her own Latinx childhood experience, the inner workings and offerings of the organization and additional resources.

Posted inBusiness

NEEMS JEANS, a sustainable and Latinx couple-owned customizable jeans brand

Knowing how important jeans are too many people and hoping to make the buying experience a million times better, Daniela Rodriguez, CEO, and Andre Ramirez, co-founder, founded Neems Jeans in March 2020. Neems Jeans is a Los Angeles-based, custom-made jeans brand, with two important values: to create jeans that are sustainable and environmentally friendly and to be inclusive and create pieces that fit people’s unique body types.

Posted inRepresentation

JORGE NUÑO, political activist on what needs to be done about LA scandal

During the 1980s and 90s, Nuño grew up in a house nestled near Vernon and Main street in South Central Los Angeles with his sister and their two immigrant parents from Jalisco, Mexico. “I grew up adjacent to the [LA] Coliseum,” Nuño said. “When you grew up in the hood, you’re like, ‘Where you live?’ ‘Ah, I live by the Coliseum,’ so that you can give people some context of what part of LA you live in.” Nuño founded The Big House, a small business incubator housed in the 10-bedroom mansion that Nuño purchased in South Central, where nonprofits can have physical offices in their community.

Posted inEnvironment

AUDREY ALONSO, fights for enviro justice, makes crucial info accessible

Alonso, 25, of Fresno, CA, was raised by her parents and grandparents. Both of her grandparents were agricultural workers and taught her how to take care of the plants they harvested. They also showed her little tricks to save money and be environmentally friendly, like line-drying their laundry. By the age of five, Alonso recalls being in love with the earth and the environment.

Posted inHealth

OSCAR DE LA HOYA donates $1 million to help East LA breast cancer patients

Oscar De La Hoya is an Olympic gold medalist, a prominent boxing promoter and the owner of 11 world titles in the ring. Today, he just wants to be one of the people who helps breat breast cancer. To that end, late last month the former graduate of James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles recently donated $1 million to Adventist Health White Memorial in Boyle Heights to support local breast cancer patients.

Posted inHealth

ROSALINA FELIPE, cancer survivor and host of Too Young For This Sh*t

A year and eight months since her life was tilted on its axis, Felipe has undergone a mastectomy, radiation treatments, breast reconstruction and lymph node dissection to combat the cancer, which had spread to her lymph nodes. Somehow, among all of that, she managed to create her own community and safe haven in the form of one-of-a-kind podcast called Too Young For This Sh*t. The podcast content covers life with cancer, with new episodes posted on Thursdays.

Posted inLA Elections

CALÓ RECAP: LA City Hall scandal, BLM, Oaxacans react and more

It’s been two weeks since the nation’s second-largest city was overshadowed by the audio recording that captured openly crude and racist remarks involving former Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez, LA Labor Federation president, Ron Herrera, and councilmembers Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo. It is still unknown who recorded the private conversation that took place last October while discussing the redrawing of districts. CALÓ NEWS has gathered important updates and events that have occurred and been brought to life amidst the content of the audio, which was first published by the LA Times.

Posted inEnvironment

BELINDA FAUSTINOS’ passion for environmental justice never sways

Whether working for State of California or for nonprofits, Faustino, who was born in Boyle Heights, has fought to protect the environment. She was recruited in 1999 by Hilda Solis, a member of the LA County Board of Supervisors, to serve as the Executive Officer with the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, a California conservancy with a goal to preserve open spaces for recreation and educational uses. Additionally, Faustinos served as the Deputy Director for 17 years with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. And that’s just a small part of her resume.

Posted inBusiness

CALÓ BUSINESS: LIBÉLULA BOOKS & CO. serves Brown, Black, Queer, Indigenous and all people of color

Housed behind a bright, yellow door attached to a 1920s iron and triangular building, the bookstore features floor-to-ceiling length bookshelves, art and greenery, knick-knacks that just belong, and that satisfying just-opened-a-book smell create an atmosphere that feels like one you’ve experienced before. But what truly punctuates the nostalgia of a classroom is the bundles of toys, a decorative and interactive feature, that definitely heals the inner child of both the owners and guests.

Posted inEquity

LIBÉLULA BOOKS & CO. serves Brown, Black, Queer, Indigenous and all people of color

Housed behind a bright, yellow door attached to a 1920s iron and triangular building, the bookstore features floor-to-ceiling length bookshelves, art and greenery, knick-knacks that just belong, and that satisfying just-opened-a-book smell create an atmosphere that feels like one you’ve experienced before. But what truly punctuates the nostalgia of a classroom is the bundles of toys, a decorative and interactive feature, that definitely heals the inner child of both the owners and guests.