By Miguel Juárez It is the early 1990s at the Old Plantation Miss Cherry “Miss OP 1978,” a local performer is readying herself for her show. The dressing room is frenetic energy, but Miss Cherry sits calmly smoking a cigarette and gets ready for her performance. The cameraman zooms into Miss Cherry who looks straight… Read More Documenting the Gay Community with El Paso Style
By Miguel Juarez, Editor Noticias Fronteradice reported that El Pasoan and Labor Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas has been detained in Matamoros and has been taken to Victoria, Tamaulipas, the state capital to be arraigned. She has been accused of trumped charges against public servants, riots and threat and coercion of individuals by the Attorney General… Read More Labor Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas Arrested in Matamoros
Aside from re-posting important articles in the current environment, El Paso News is celebrating Pride Month. Martin Paredes is no longer contributing articles in this El Paso News site. As the Editor, I am shaping El Paso News to feature articles on local issues and highlight voices which are often not featured in other publications.… Read More This Month in El Paso News
A friend told me that no politicians have said anything good about the protest at Memorial Park. Afterwards, congresswoman Escobar told people to “Did you protest? Please get tested.” Did she that congresswoman tell people visiting their mothers: “Did you visit your mother? Please get tested?” Perhaps she could have thanked the young people, many… Read More Thank You Young People & Debbie Nathan has Written an Open Letter to “Progressive” Politicians.
I have teamed up with my colleague Diana Martinez to invite articles in celebration of El Paso Pride Month. This year Pride takes an even more important reason amid the new Civil Rights period in support of Black Lives Matter Movement. In this time at El Paso News, we invited various individuals to submit articles… Read More Updated: How Do We Celebrate Pride in the Time of Black Lives Matter and COVID-19?
By Dr. Miguel Juárez Both Governor Greg Abbott and Filmmaker Charlie Minn seem to think that we will all be going back to our previous lives by October 2020. In Minn’s case, he seems to think that we will be able to attend his week-long October 9th film screening on the Walmart shooting at Premiere… Read More A Compelling Dialogue on Charlie Minn’s New Film on the Walmart August 3rd Massacre: “915”
By Miguel Juárez contesting emotions the haze of uncertainty dogs run free against blue sky measured steps, chosen words she cried unknown tears said because it wasn’t love but some intense passion dogs run free against blue sky expectations in the dance like an insect caught in sweet amber the harder he tries to break… Read More strange days, these are
The following article written several years ago, offers a vignette of one of the most important art collectors of our time in El Paso, Texas. El Pasoans will now have to visit Austin to see a collection we lost because of unfortunate decisions by city leaders. By Miguel Juárez Collecting is a disease you’re born… Read More Juan Sandoval: A Passion for Collecting
By Miguel Juárez In October 2012, I attended the Sixth Biennial Urban History Association Conference at Columbia University in New York City. I was scheduled to return on a Sunday, October 28th at 5:50 p.m. I wanted to get to the airport early, so I arrived at La Guardia at 3 p.m. When I got… Read More A Memory/In Memory: At the Sixth Biennial Urban History Association Conference at Columbia University Before Hurricane Sandy Hit the City
By Miguel Juárez The late Felipe Adame painted his first murals in El Paso in the early 1980s. Felipe was born on August 23, 1942. He considered his murals “as a means to preserve the culture, to retain a heritage, and to value the community organized effort behind a work of art.” Adame was a… Read More Remembering the late Artist Felipe Adame, QDEP