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Catching up on family history

Catching up on family history

By Anita Mabante Leach With November we enter one of the best TIMES to be reunited with our extended family, a time when we can catch up with each other. Whether we realize it or not, we are orally documenting our recent historic activity by getting in touch with each other. I say “historic” because […]

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Two stamps, two stories of Latino heroes

Two stamps, two stories of Latino heroes

The U.S. Postal Service will issue a pair of commemorative stamps featuring American journalist Ruben Salazar and the 60th anniversary of a Latino-led, landmark desegregation case in California. Salazar, a former Los Angeles Times columnist, was killed in 1970 by a sheriff’s tear gas missile during the Chicano Moratorium march in East Los Angeles. Postal […]

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New publication tackles demographics and voting

New publication tackles demographics and voting

As the number of Latino voters grows, so does the need to know how to reach them. That’s the premise of La Politica, a weekly publication about the political demographics of Hispanics and how much politicians and candidates will pay to woo their vote. La Politica publisher Arturo Villar, the founder of Vista and Hispanic […]

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Bylines by the people

Bylines by the people

Quepasa.com, a Scottsdale-based Web site, is trying out the latest trend among media: online citizen journalism. Quepasa.com has been mounting a dot-comeback since losing millions in investor money in the dot-com crash of the early ‘90s. This attempt at making everybody and their nana a periodista (journalist) is its newest strategy. Calling its new division […]

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¡UY! Another videogame with an immigration focus

A new video game makes the precarious lives of the undocumented virtual. ICED, a video game that can be downloaded free, throws five undocumented teens in New York City against an army of Migra (immigration agents). The rules are simple: Earn enough points, and your character gets to stay. Lose, and you get deported. The […]

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Candidates’ absence speaks volumes

Are Republican presidential candidates writing off minority voters? Political analysts are wondering after GOP contenders skipped invitations to appear at Latino and African American candidates’ forums. At a recent forum sponsored by ASU’s Center for Community Development and Civil Rights, prominent conservative columnist Linda Chavez voiced her concern over the Republic Party’s obvious snubbing of […]

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10 Sites Named to Historic Register

10 Sites Named to Historic Register

American Legion Post 41, Sacred Heart Church, and the Santa Rita Center are among 10 sites that have been added to the Phoenix Historic Property Register. Other sites include Betania Presbyterian Church, Grant Park, Harmon Park, Luis lugo Bakery, Phoenix Housing Authority, El Portal Restaurant, and Sotelo-Heard Cemetery. The locations were identified during a yearlong […]

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Pack a hankie just in case

Pack a hankie just in case

This month Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s achingly beautiful Nobel Prize-winning novel Love in the Time of Cholera makes it to the big screen via New Line Cinema. In the story, Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem), and Juvenal Urbino (Benjamin Bratt) are childhood friends who form a love triangle that spans a half century. […]

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Painted Saints

Painted Saints

Artisans of 18th- and 19th-century New Mexico depicted Christian saints and holy figures on painted wooden panels that held special spots in the home or church for the faithful. Now a splendid 90-piece show culled from the collection of Janis and Dennis Lyon, “A Century of Retablos,” can be seen through Jan. 27 at the […]

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Couture to rule catwalk

When LabelHorde, the local fashion cooperative, folded up its design table in June it left the Scottstdale Museum of Contemporary Arts—a staunch fashion supporter—without a resource for runway fashions. Couture Night, which originally was scheduled at SMoCA Nov. 1 as part of Scottsdale Fashion Week, was canceled. SMoCA wasted no time calling for local fashion […]

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