latinopm

Most wanted: Casas to call our own

Most wanted: Casas to call our own

By Anita Mabante Leach You’ve perused those large, interior design books that are meant to be seen on the coffee table, the ones that explore the details of southwestern and Mexican styles. The rooms and landscapes are usually to die for. For those of us who struggle just to pick miniblinds and bookshelves, these books […]

 latinopm

Latino issues beat lost in ‘Republic’ newsroom shakeup

Latino issues beat lost in ‘Republic’ newsroom shakeup

Internal changes at The Arizona Republic have eliminated the Hispanic issues beat at a time when booming Latino demographics are influencing all facets of Arizona life. In addition, a team of Latino reporters led by editor Teclo Garcia to staff the Republic’s now-defunct íExtra! section has been dismantled and will be reintegrated into other teams, […]

 latinopm

San Diegan takes Estrella mountain CC helm

San Diegan takes Estrella mountain CC helm

When it was announced that Homero Lopez would be stepping down after 31 years as president of Estrella Mountain Community College, MCCD Chancellor Rufus Glasper turned to Augustine P. Gallego to serve as interim president of the west Valley college. Gallego, who served as chancellor of the San Diego Community College District from 1990-2004, has […]

 latinopm

Foundation’s 2-day festival fetes activist Chavez

Foundation’s 2-day festival fetes activist Chavez

A two-day celebration of the late Arizona civil rights activist will fill several stages and the grounds of Steele Indian School Park March 31 – April 1. With help from the city of Phoenix, television stations Fox 10 and MY45, the Cesar Chavez Foundation will host the national event to raise funds for its educational initiative […]

 latinopm

TELEMUNDO STAYING IN TOUCH

Recently LP Journal told readers about the drastic downsizing suffered at the local Spanish-language Telemundo affiliate. Despite that setback, remaining employees have managed to put together a new community information and outreach program, Arizona al Día, Edición Dominical. The program, which airs at 5 p.m. Sundays on Telemundo 48, features a community calendar and a […]

 latinopm

Recognition for Diaz?

Chances are good that a west Phoenix senior center will carry the name of a Hispanic hero. Which Hispanic hero remains a question, as the Phoenix Heritage Commission members will decide through hearings. The Phoenix City Council will have final approval, which name the building will wear. Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot, District 4, has proposed […]

 latinopm

State bar to hire diversity coordinator

Two decisions made by the board of governors for the State Bar of Arizona may mean more abogados (lawyers) in the courtrooms and on the judicial benches. An 80-member bar task force, made up of a diverse group of attorneys, submitted the proposals in December. The task force was headed by co-chairs Sal Rivera and […]

 latinopm

INTERNET PORTAL CONNECTS TRIBAL LEADERS

The University of Arizona College of Law is using the Internet to connect tribal leaders, attorneys, judges and college students to information regarding Native American sovereignty and research. A new Web portal designed to promote nation building among Native American communities has unveiled the first in a series of distance learning modules designed for tribal […]

 latinopm

A Night Out with Najera!

A Night Out with Najera!

By Marcos Najera A year ago this month. That’s right, one year. That was when Latino Perspectives announced the first ever Najera Nites poetry contest. Never run a contest for Brown divas if you are on deadline. Scheduling takes 12 months. That said, CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!  I love you!  Misty Cisneros of the Phoenix Sister […]

 latinopm

Legendary Chita Rivera twirls, kicks through ‘Dancer’s Life’

Legendary Chita Rivera twirls, kicks through ‘Dancer’s Life’

By Anita Mabante Leach Chita Rivera has danced in Broadway’s footlights for more than a half-century, creating a legendary career that includes two Tony awards, seven Tony nominations and accolades longer than a Rockettes chorus line. Rivera owes her Broadway calling to an audition at which she hadn’t intended to perform. Then 17, she had […]

1 2 3 7