On May 4, the Digital Equity LA (DELA) coalition held an advocacy day to discuss internet access’s importance among low-income communities. The DELA convened at Los Angeles City Hall to showcase the coalition’s work over the past three years and their efforts to increase awareness of internet access.
MARIA TWENA, author of animated series about Latino families navigating two worlds, two cultures
Growing up as the daughter of a Spanish father and a Cuban mother, (Lopez) Twena soon realized how different her life was compared to others who surrounded her. Living in a non-Hispanic neighborhood in New Orleans but born in Miami, Florida, Twena noticed the differences growing up in a Hispanic household compared to her life outside of her home, specifically when she first started primary school. Eventually, she landed on the idea of MariVi: The Master Navigator, a book series created and written by Twena.
AUTODESK, a software company that supports Latino students pursuing STEM careers
The California State University, Northridge (CSUN) campus will be home to a new innovation center that will provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities, and skills to Latino students.
CALÓ ON THE STREET: Should we be called Latinos or something else?
Most of our readers will know that Latinos/as/x comprise 37 percent of the 39 million people in California. But did you know that we also account for 18.9% of the world’s total population?
CALÓ on The Street: What does Mother’s Day mean for Latinos?
Dia de las Madres is celebrated on May 10th for those of Mexican, Salvadoran and Guatemalan descent. It is a day when family members celebrate the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, spouses and other influential women in our lives who have made a difference in who we are today. But this Sunday, May 14th, is an international holiday for all mothers in the United States. CALÓ NEWS spoke to mothers about what it means to them to be celebrated on this special day.
Edison STEM Scholars awarded $50,000
Every year, 30 outstanding students who live in our service area each received a $50,000 scholarship to help further their education in the STEM fields.
Edison International has awarded more than $15 million in scholarships to 760 students through the Edison Scholars program since 2006.
CALÓ ON THE STREET: What does Cinco de Mayo mean to you?
Cinco de Mayo, a yearly celebration, is often celebrated by going out with friends and family to eat and enjoy Mexican food, drink alcoholic beverages and enjoy some live entertainment. However, many people tend to commemorate this day by partying and drinking and are unaware of the actual event behind this holiday. A historical event that took place in a city in Mexico known as Puebla.
Carson’s Cinco de Mayo celebration proves lots of Latinos care about the holiday
On May 6, the City of Carson held its 46th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration at Carson Park. The City Council and Parks and Recreation staff welcomed the public to enjoy the variety of festivities that were offered at the event, which included live performances by the Columbian music group La Sonora Dinamita, food booths, craft vendors and more.
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.
COMMENTARY: Why the term Latinx misses the mark
Latinx emerged as a response to the gender binary inherent in the Spanish language, which requires gender-specific nouns and pronouns. This practice is deeply ingrained in the language and has long been a source of frustration for non-binary and gender non-conforming people of Hispanic origin. Some argue that Latinx solves this linguistic problem. However, many Latin Americans find the term to be an imposition of non-Hispanic cultural values and a term that fails to respect and celebrate the linguistic and cultural nuances of Hispanic communities.
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.