June 27, 2012 |
PHOENIX - If I'm traveling with other Latinos in a carpool will I be stopped? Will you accept my Mexican-issued ID? If I witness a crime, should I call the police? One by one, Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia tried to reassure the questioners gathered at a Phoenix high school, saying repeatedly that people would not be detained without reason under Arizona's landmark immigration law. Across the state, the law's "show me your papers" provision upheld by the Supreme Court has created confusion and anxiety, and moved Latinos - both legal and illegal residents - to ask an overriding question: How can you promise we won't be singled out because of how we look?
April 30, 2012 |
Civil War buffs may remember that it was David Farragut who uttered, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” as he rallied Union sailors in the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864 in Alabama. What may have been lost in the mists of time, however, is Farragut's heritage: His father was Spanish, and his mother was American. The man who was made a full admiral in 1866 was one of 20,000 warriors in the conflict who claim Hispanic or Latino heritage. That's the emphasis of a 40-page National Parks Service book, “Hispanics and the Civil War: From Battlefield to Homefront,” which outlines the contributions to the war effort, whether North or South.
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January 7, 2012 |
Two women who sued the city of Compton, alleging that the city's election system violates the rights of Latino voters, have not presented enough evidence to decide the case without a trial, a judge has ruled. The plaintiffs, both Latinas, asked the court for a summary judgment, arguing that the facts show without dispute that the city's at-large voting system impairs the ability of Latino voters to elect the candidates of their choice. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White ruled Friday that the women had not presented strong enough evidence to decide the case on the spot, meaning it will go to trial as scheduled in February.
November 13, 2009 |
Not long into Marc Anthony's show Wednesday night at Gibson Amphitheatre, the swivel-hipped singer-actor was checking off a list of job titles that demonstrated his pronouncement that 2009 "is a great time to be a Latino." Normally he doesn't get into politics, he admitted, but he'd been inspired by George Lopez, who drew huge cheers in a surprise appearance before Anthony's set with a shout-out to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Anthony couldn't help adding one occupation -- NFL owner -- that he recently entered into when he bought a stake in the Miami Dolphins.
April 2, 2006 |
Situated just east of downtown, across the Los Angeles River, is the century-old community of Lincoln Heights. Latino pride clearly resonates -- from the symbolic liberty bell of Mexico on display to the bustling businesses serving residents. Beginnings As residents moved in and started building homes about 100 years ago, the area evolved as one of the first suburbs east of downtown Los Angeles.
January 1, 2006
EXCUSE me if I don't get the premise of Eddie Olmos' film "Walkout" ["Reborn in East L.A.," Dec. 25]. The Chicano protests are over, as of 37 years ago, and now Olmos wants to restart them in hopes "that the kids will walk out again." For what purpose, Eddie? Hang on a second! Please! Give us the records of 50 to 100 kids who have been denied applications to universities as of this fall. Please let the facts be known! Just because a student is of Latino heritage (Mexican, Salvadoran, Honduran, Peruvian, you name it)