“One of the things about being in California is that I have been gender challenged since the day I walked in,” Achy Obejas says. “I moved out here in 2013 after teaching at the University of Chicago and DePaul. The issue of something as simple as a pronoun had not been brought up in the intense way that it was here.”
COMMENTARY: Again, Latinos wait in wings for TPS renewal
Many pressing issues will be sidelined as the United States makes Russian leader Vladimir Putin a priority. But right now, immigration policy is a pot boiling over, and what is happening in Ukraine directly affects everything.
COMMENTARY: We must shatter LGBTQ stereotypes
Watching Acuitzeramo on HBO Max, I was overwhelmed with nostalgia but also reminded that time had turned my memories of Acuitzeramo into romantic snippets; that I had conveniently forgotten the bad parts.
ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ, social justice warrior
On March 23, 1979, Roberto Rodriguez, a young photojournalist on assignment, was beaten by law enforcement officers in East L.A. Now
67, he’s turned his trauma into a lifelong passion for social justice.
EDITORIAL: Why are we launching CALÓ NEWS?
Latinos are the largest ethnic or racial group in the state of California. But we are not accurately nor authentically represented in the media. Our goal is to change that.