By Miguel Juárez It’s time to “Break up with Covid-19” is a message that that is driving an organic, locally hatched campaign to stop the chain of COVID-19 in our community. The campaign includes an opportunity for individuals to sign a pledge on change.org and learn about resources in our community related to COVID-19 via… Read More Let’s Breakup COVID-19 in El Paso, Texas—Take the Pledge
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Rogelio Sáenz Last month, as part of my monthly blog for the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), I provided an overview of the hemorrhaging job loss among Latinos. Compared to other groups in the country, Latinos had the highest unemployment rate at 18.7 in May and sustained the highest percentage decline… Read More An Update on the Latino Job Situation in May 2020: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back
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
By Xavier Miranda Our education community must contend with a new malignant normalcy in our society. Consider that our students have witnessed the brutal violence perpetrated by police. Consider that our students are aware of the caging of immigrant children at Tornillo. Consider that our students were impacted by the mass shooting incited by a… Read More Post pandemic education thoughts
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 Cheryl Howard, Ph.D. There is a city that doesn’t love itself. To be clear, there are many ardent residents who do love the city, and many who are homesick from afar. It is a city full of potential, but many talented people have left it because they see no opportunity for themselves here, or… Read More THERE IS A CITY