Author Sonia Nazario discusses own unfinished journey
Author Sonia Nazario discusses own unfin
Danielle Dwyer— Every day journalists work to seek the truth, tell the story and be a watchdog for society. Goals that take hard work, determination and perseverance to achieve. For Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author Sonia Nazario, these were traits she said she felt were...
Mexican Latina finds refuge in Little Village
Mexican Latina finds refuge in Little Vi
By Sylvia Oben — Unable to get out, even to go to the corner to wash laundry, Beatriz Santiago-Ramírez, an undocumented immigrant from Veracruz, has lived in the sanctuary at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Little Village for a month and a half to avoid being deported. Beatriz Santiago-Ramírez,...
Undocumented and unreported
Undocumented and unreported
Sylvia Oben— Many immigrants are fearful to admit they have been victims of a crime, mainly because they believe they will be deported from the U.S. if they file a report. One mother feared for not only herself, but also of leaving behind her children. Nereyda Santos, 34, is...
On being “La Gordiflona”
On being “La Gordiflona”
By Juliet de Jesus Alejandre — “Gordiflona,” I would hear mamí whisper to my aunt, as I skip alongside them on our walk to the store. Moments before, my straight black hair was flopping in the warm June wind. I was all smiles, feeling the sun deepening my brown skin. It’s...
Defying expectations
Defying expectations
By Angelica Jimenez– Maria Cardenas leads a full life-she juggles four different jobs, a serious relationship, social commitments with a multitude of friends and raises six cats-but children are not a part of this picture. Cardenas, 47, is one of a minority of Latinas who have...