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A Year Of Pandemic: Alt.Latino Remembers

March 14, 2021

This story first appeared on Alt.Latino. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

This has been a tough year.

A year of living with so much uncertainty, many of us filled with anxiety and concern about the safety and health of our families and ourselves.

And, unfortunately, a year of loss for far too many of us.

How Polly Abarca Fought to Bring Birth Control to South Texas

March 9, 2021

This story first appeared in Texas Monthly. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

As dozens of kids played together on the front lawn of a Corpus Christi home, their mothers gathered in the living room. There, nurse Apolonia “Polly” Abarca displayed pamphlets and showed an educational film about family planning. The women played games, with winners taking home prizes that included books on birth control.

Eight years after Sam Coronado’s death, Pepe Coronado and Jonathan Rebolloso continue his printmaking legacy

March 5, 2021

This story first appeared in Sight Lines. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

An an artist, educator, and activist, the late Sam Coronado believed in the power of art to shape a community. Coronado’s lifelong commitment to empowering Latinos to express their experiences through art emerged from his involvement with the Chicano Civil Rights Movement.

"Voces" of the Pandemic highlights Latinx voices across the U.S. spectrum

Dec. 17, 2020

This story first appeared in Al Día. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

A new project by the University of Texas at Austin’s Voces Oral History Center documents a wide array of Latinx people living through the pandemic. The effort profiled almost 100 people, and their aim was to “illustrate the ways in which the Latinx community has been affected by COVID-19.”

New Oklahoma City memorial honors veterans

Nov. 12, 2020

This story first appeared in The Oklahoman. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

Mayor David Holt says a park honoring military veterans deepens the bonds among Oklahoma City residents.

Holt was among dignitaries who took part in a Veterans Day ceremony dedicating the Oklahoma Medal of Honor Memorial at Manuel Pérez Park.

"This beautiful new park represents so many things for our city," Holt said by text Wednesday afternoon.

John Valls, a Laredo veteran with a life that could be a movie, passes away at 95

Nov. 12, 2020

This story first appeared on LMTonline.com and in the Laredo Morning Times. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

John Valls, a beloved Laredoan and war hero, passed away on Friday at age 95 due to congestive heart failure.

On Veteran’s Day, we honor Latino soldiers like Richard Brito

Nov. 11, 2020

This story first appeared on ProjectPulso.orgAn excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

From 6th grade, Richard Brito knew who he wanted to be. He remembers being asked at his Brownsville, Texas, Catholic prep school, St. Joseph’s Academy, what he wanted to do when he grew up. He wrote down “Army captain.”

Documenting Latinos’ Experiences in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nov. 2, 2020

This story first appeared in Alcalde. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

Irma Nicolas, 88, Spanish Language Media Pioneer, Dies At Home In San Antonio

Oct. 27, 2020

This story first appeared on the Texas Standard. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read or listen to the full story click here.

Irma Alicia Cortez Nicolas, who formed a media empire with her husband Emilio Nicolas, has died, according to a family publicist. She was 88.