Updated, July 27, 2020. As we are approaching the one-year anniversary of the August 3rd shootings, a critically-acclaimed three-decades-old, Bay Area group called Los Niteliters has recorded an original country western single titled “El Paso Strong.” The song will be will be officially released on all digital download platforms on July 31st. Jesús “Chuy” Covarrubias,… Read More “El Paso Strong” new original country single by Los Niteliters
By Miguel Juárez Editor’s Note: Individuals interviewed here have asked to remain anonymous. El Paso News is honoring their requests. This article has been updated. The lives of the residents of the Val Verde community, like so many others, have been disrupted due to Covid-19. But some communities’ lives have been impacted more than others. … Read More City and County Officials Move Homeless Individuals to the Val Verde Neighborhood: Two Long-time Grocery Stores Close
Recently, on a Facebook group called ChucoPedia, member of the group, asked a pertinent question. She asked whether there were any Latinx Moderators on the site? She was informed by one of the moderators that if she was under the impression the page was run by Latinx, that she was given wrong information. A lively… Read More Opinion Editorial: Who Speaks for Latinx, Chicanx on Social Media?
An earlier version of this article was previously published in RUTAS, Forum for the Arts and Humanities, Spring 1994 / Numero 2. By Miguel Juárez It was Saturday afternoon. ZaZa and I drove in his air-conditioned car in the 101 degrees towards Copia and Alameda Streets on a mission to comfort our old friend, Alberto,… Read More Caldo de Res in the Decade of AIDS
By Miguel Juarez, Editor, El Paso News How are you handling getting your degree right now? If you are creating art in response to the pandemic, please send us a scan or use your cellphone to create a jpeg and send it to: email@example.com If you want to include a short summary (a few lines),… Read More Me, several years ago – I can’t imagine trying to get your PhD in this Covid-19 time
By Miguel Juárez Introduction One of the most highly recognized images of 1972 La Raza Unida Party Convention in El Paso in 1972 is a black and white photograph taken by Los Angeles Photographer Oscar Castillo, at the El Paso County Coliseum on September 4th. The photograph features three of the leaders of the party… Read More La Raza Unida Party Convention in El Paso, Texas, 1972
Dov E. Kupfer, AIFD, CFD, was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He was an inquisitive and artistic child. He attended Mesita Elementary School, El Paso High School, and the University of Texas at El Paso. He said he was motivated to go into teaching is a second profession. He received his Bachelor of… Read More Dov E. Kupfer, Documenting the Gay Community in El Paso, Texas
Randell David Fleet says he grew up knowing he was special. He said he was a gay kid in a world where people wanted him dead. He said he tried to kill himself many times and he often tried to commit suicide. He said he often begged for God to come get him. He said… Read More The Art of Randell David Fleet
One of fronterizo artist José Montoya’s powerful images is a color photograph titled “Resistance Dance.” It depicts a dancer wearing black laced high-heel shoes, and a black skirt with black fringe. The dancer is photographed in front of the mural painted by David Herrera and El Mac at Mills and Stanton streets in downtown El… Read More Resistance Dance: The Art of José Montoya
A message from Zaza in 2020: Oscar Wilde said, ‘the one charm of the past is that it is in the past.” Things have certainly changed and improved for the LGBTQ family in the intervening 24 years and that is as it should be. Zaza Montenegro took the name from Sasha Montenegro, the famous Mexican… Read More 1996 Interview with ZaZa Montenegro – Sas Mija!