It’s time to channel our anger over the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade into action. It’s time to take to the streets, organize, mobilize, donate, write, speak, protest, do whatever you can to support women who need access to an abortion.
COLUMN: Make no mistake Mr. Latino, if you love someone who can get pregnant, this war is yours
Fathers. Brothers. Uncles. Vatos locos, y todo. You have a role, homie. You have a responsibility. It’s not good enough to be present for birthday parties, prom night and graduation. Little women in your life need your strength. Your power. Your vote.
Gente sounds off on public safety, public frustrations
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.
COMMENTARY: Cheetos or fruits and nuts? The future of grocery store checkout lines
Health advocates in California are working to support laws to remove junk food from the checkout lines at grocery stores. Marketing tactics are hard to beat when artists like Bad Bunny sell Cheetos.
VICTOR HUGO MARROQUIN, from Boyle Heights, fights for Latinx, LGBTQ+
Victor Hugo Marroquin says that being part of the local LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities have shaped them into the person they are today. Today, he helps lead The Latino Equality Alliance. He says the biggest voter issues for Latinos are healthcare, education, law enforcement, and environmental justice.
Planned Parenthood rep discusses abortion and Latinos
We have to open a line of communication with our children, with our families and talk about sexuality like a normal thing. Also, if we have an abortion, to not feel shame about it. To talk about our experience and tell our story, because everyone’s situation is different. As Latinas, we must respect our hermanas, our primas and our comadres if they wish to have an abortion. Maybe abortion isn’t for us, but we must support the decisions of others around their bodily autonomy.
Gente reacts to Roe v Wade reversal in the works
CALÓ NEWS hit the streets to interview Long Beach residents at an action rally hosted at the Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse and led by LA F.U.E.R.Z.A., a student club at the California State University, Long Beach.
CSUs: California’s best bet to closing Latino doctor gap
In the late 1960s, Robert Montoya walked onto the campus of the USC School of Medicine, today the Keck School of Medicine, near Boyle Heights and quickly realized that he was among a handful of medical students of color. “There were two Latinos: me and one other Latino in my class and two black guys,” […]
Where are all the Latino doctors?
A few years ago, Marlisa Olea-Gallardo was grasping the hand of a young woman from Tijuana about to give birth. They had just met and were the only Spanish speakers in the hospital room. Both were in their early 20s. “She talked to me about her life and how she was so excited to have […]
DR. ILAN SHAPIRO talks COVID-19, Vaccinations and more
Latinos in Los Angeles and throughout California suffer from inordinate rates of infection and death due to the pandemic. Dr. Ilan Shapiro answers the most important questions.