The Adventures of Leaving Everything I Knew
The Adventures of Leaving Everything I K
By Raquel Venado  –  I am one lucky Mexican girl who comes from a hardworking family. As a child I attended bilingual schools. I don´t remember learning the alphabet or learning to read in Spanish, but I do remember doing it in English. I have had so many opportunities to...
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...
Thank you for your stories
Thank you for your stories
“Hijo, we’re taking a big chance, we can be robbed , even killed. Remember the stories we’ve been hearing since we left home. But what can we do?” —Luz, In Search of Bernabe   By Elizabeth Giadans— Thank you for your stories on how you migrated to the land I was born...
Querida Solita, Con Amor
Querida Solita, Con Amor
By Sarah Salgado — Querida Solita, It may be hard to be lonely, but it is even harder to be misunderstood. Heck. I feel so alone that I’m writing this letter to my damn self. Coming from a really big family, one would think that it would be hard to be lonely. It’s not. My...
Beauty pageants creating new journalists
Beauty pageants creating new journalists
By Sylvia Obén — The dark-colored eyes, long hair and curvy bodies help women shine in the eyes of television viewers in Hispanic audiences. Beauty pageants help many Latinas get a step into the entertainment business, as well as journalism jobs. Some beauty queens are even hired...
The power of words knows no boundaries
The power of words knows no boundaries
By Angelica Jimenez– Mexico is known for being one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Killings, kidnappings and plotted murder attempts against journalists would easily dissuade even the most courageous individuals. But blogger and journalism student...
No picnic in the park
No picnic in the park
By Viviana Galvan — A park isn’t too much to ask for. In the predominantly Latino neighborhood of Little Village in Chicago, we have just one park, the 11-acre Piotrowski Park at 31st Street and Keeler Avenue, to serve more than 100,000 people, half under the age of 21. I...