Feeling like you have to choose between your identity of race or sexuality, not knowing who you are, and the immense pressure of being a first-generation immigrant child? These are just some of the topics tackled by Anthony Ocampo in his second book, “Brown and Gay in L.A.: The Lives of Immigrant Sons.”
Dolores Huerta talks to CALÓ NEWS about water justice, anti-hate and more
At 93 years old, Dolores Huerta, a civil rights icon FOR LATINOS AND ALL AMERICANS, continues to fight for women, Latinos and working-class people. Huerta, who was born in New Mexico, has participated and led collective actions such as boycotts and strikes, as well as various social justice initiatives and community organizing. Along with Cesar Chavez, Dolores co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee to become the United Farm Workers of America.
Latino artists, well-known and up-and-coming, owned the stage at Coachella 2023
History was made this Coachella 2023 season as “Tití Me Preguntó” singer, Bad Bunny, became the first-ever Latin artist to headline the festival, which took place in Indio, CA during back-to-back weekends, April 14-16 and 21-23.
Six months since my Dad was forced to move to back Mexico, things will never be the same
It’s been almost six months since the last time I saw my father. On November 2022, he left behind Los Angeles and returned to his home in Queretaro, Mexico. After 17 years of being in the United States without papers, my dad decided it was time to go back to Mexico and reunite with his family.
CalWORKs recipients could benefit from a bill by Senator Caroline Menjivar
A new bill introduced by California State Senator Caroline Menjivar (D-San Fernando Valley) aims to bring extra funding for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) participants in need of menstrual products, a necessity that can be too expensive for low-income individuals to purchase.
T.I.M.E Community School provides academic opportunities for Latino students in Montebello
T.I.M.E Community School (TCS) is a STEM and Visual Performing Arts High School. TCS was approved as a charter school in the city of Montebello in July 2020. It went on to become one of the few schools in Southern California that were opened during the beginning of the pandemic.
Three LA communities to vote on how to use $3 million in city budget
Individuals, 15 years of age and older, who live, study or work in Boyle Heights, Mission Hills-Panorambggta City-North Hills, and Southeast LA will have until April 30 to vote and help decide how an estimated $3 million of the Los Angeles city budget will be spent to benefit their communities.
Peace and Healing Centers help most vulnerable communities in Los Angeles
This February, nine Peace & Healing Centers are expected to open and begin offering services to working-class residents living across the various communities in Los Angeles. The centers, launched by the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights), are part of the city’s first participatory budgeting pilot program called Los Angeles Reforms for Equity and Public Acknowledgement of Institutional Racism (LA REPAIR).
THOMAS A. SAENZ, MALDEF president and general counsel on Latino leadership
Currently, the LA City Council consists of 14 council member: three Blacks, two Asian-Americans, four Whites, one Armenian-American, and four Latinos. District 6 is currently vacant after the resignation of Nury Martinez. Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund shares how common it is for Latinos to face under-representation when it comes to positions of leadership in LA.
EDITORIAL: Let LA voters decide de León’s fate at City Hall
There is a democratic process and the voters who are disgusted with de León, or Breed, or any other politician can start a recall. We support the recall as it is part of the democratic process. Let the voters of the 14th District decide if they want de León to represent them.
JOSE BARRERA, LULAC state director discusses moving past City Hall scandal
CALÓ NEWS interviewed Barrera to further discuss how Latino and other LA communities who were harmed by the scandal can heal, what is crucial for the LA City Council to focus on that can help Latinos, whether Latinos have appropriate representation on the LA City Council and more.
Community health workers are vital links in Latino communities
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in partnership with Community Health Councils and Team Friday, released a new video series called “COVID-19 Diaries – A Day in the Life of a Community Health Worker.” The nine-part video series highlights the personal stories of community health workers in LA County who have serviced nearly 6 million residents since the pandemic began. In the series, the community health workers share their personal experiences of being front-line workers in a worldwide pandemic.