5 Events this week to celebrate & support LGBTQI folks
By Ondas Chicago on February 26, 2017
This new Ondas podcast focuses on new music we’ve been listening to in the first couple of months of 2017. Tune in and listen to sounds, talk and info on upcoming events featuring artists like WET BAES, LOS GOLD FIRES, COCO CECE, DOS SANTOS ANTI-BEAT ORQUESTA, MON LAFERTE, WOODY GUTHRIE, CHICANO BATMAN, ELECTRICO, COM CAPUZ, […]
By carlos on February 24, 2017
After weeks of speculation, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia seems poised for another mayoral run in 2019. At 2:26 PM, Garcia’s official Facebook page posted the following: “2 years ago we shook Chicago with your support. Where will you be in 2 years?” The post included a link to a USA Today article detailing how […]
Jorge Ramos: We’re Not Shutting Up, We’re Not Leaving, and Thanks to Latinos, the U.S. Eats, Grows and Dances
By Luz Chavez on February 23, 2017
Outspoken journalist and immigration advocate Jorge Ramos rallied Latin@s to fight against the latest anti-immigrant legislation and dropped some major truth on Trump supporters. Check out the video from his speech at tonight’s Premio Lo Nuestro (English translation below). “I’m an immigrant like many of you. I’m a proud Latino immigrant here in the United States. You know […]
By Luz Chavez on February 21, 2017
The Trump administration officially released two DHS memos detailing new immigration enforcement rules, repealing previous guidance granted under the Obama administration, and widely expanding the scope of immigrants eligible for deportation. Below are key changes. We will post responses from immigration rights’ groups as they become available. KEY CHANGES • “hiring 5,000 additional Border Patrol agents, as […]
By Alma Campos on February 7, 2017
On January 26th, Donald Trump ordered his administration to publish weekly crimes of immigrants and crack down on “sanctuary” cities that protect immigrants from deportation, threatening to withhold funds from these cities if they refuse to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The same day, a group of friends and I (Samuel Du […]
By Luz Chavez on February 6, 2017
Trump’s first two weeks in office can be called many things–above all, draining. Every day has seen a new attack against equal human rights, with marginalized communities taking the brunt of the blow. Our communities are on edge, glued to television newscasts and social media feeds to hear the latest assault, and, in turn, the latest emergency protest. Our […]
By Sandra A. Trevino on February 1, 2017
House of Vans Chicago will open its doors on Feb. 3 with special live performances from Future Islands, Digable Planets and Chicago-based breakout artist, Noname.
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By Luz Chavez on January 24, 2017
Join Latin@ Techies as Latin@ Hackathon’s winning team presents their project and kicks off Latin@ Techies’ regular breakout group at Chi Hack Night! This past November, the all-day hackathon gathered 30 housing advocates, artists, developers, journalists, and community members to create community-driven tech solutions on fair housing and community development. Teams worked towards diverse solutions, from making zoning meetings […]
By Sandra A. Trevino on January 23, 2017
Whether watching from afar to capture a photograph, or marching and chanting along with thousands of Chicagoans, as participants of this weekend’s historic Women’s March, Alonzo and I also chronicled some moments from this massive gathering. For me, this was an experience I won’t soon forget and I hope it resonated with you as well. […]
I came to support and document yesterday’s amazing gathering. I stand in solidarity with my wife, my mother, my sisters, my nieces and my fellow human beings. Let’s have these outpourings of love every week. Let’s outTRUMP the hate. All photos by Alonzo Alcaraz of Zotography.