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
The debate over the atomic bombings—a controversy that forced the Smithsonian Institution to abandon its Enola Gay exhibit 25 years ago—continues unabated in America today as we approach the 75th anniversary of the incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Four historians, Gar Alperovitz, Martin Sherwin, Kai Bird, and Peter Kuznick, each of whom has written extensively on the… Read More What Every Global Citizen Needs to Know About the Decision to A-Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Cover photo courtesy of Kalandra Monarez “You’re a girl. You’re going to be a girl one day. That’s what she told me.” Kalandra Monarez fondly reminisces on memories of Mercedes DeMarco. It’s a warm Saturday afternoon and Kalandra and I are video conferencing and talking about the mark Mercedes left in her life and on… Read More Remembering Mercedes
Sponsored by The Office of FCC Commissioner Starks and The Education Trust URL: https://edtrust.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lCDYCu0XSraVuLUjkMqEdg Jul 27, 2020 11:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join a panel discussion that seeks to unravel the layers of internet inequality that impact Latinx communities in America. The panelists will explore what actions are needed from the FCC… Read More Panel Discussion: Unraveling the Layers of the Latinx Digital
July 14th there was a victor on the GOP side of the coin. Irene Armendariz-Jackson won the bid to take on current Congressperson Veronica Escobar. While the media flocked to those that were running on the Democratic side and received plenty of media time. The GOP side didn’t even get mentioned. Democrats in El Paso… Read More District 16 Congressional Seat
The Oral History Association and Columbia University’s Oral History MA program (OHMA) are offering these great workshops online. Check out the schedule and attend any that are of interest to you. https://www.oralhistory.org/2020/07/08/summer-workshop-series-on-anti-oppression-and-oral-history/
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
Special to the El Paso News – There seems to be some confusion about my archive of El Paso news and information that I have maintained for over the last two decades. No, none of it has disappeared and all of it is still available online. Let me explain. But first a short history. I… Read More Where Did Everything Go?
Okay folks, after my last writing some “things” have come about. The real Bankruptcy was discovered and the information was on dates, address, which state was given. There’s has also been a question about his “Special Forces” claim per his “story” while “attached” to an infantry unit in El Salvador and Honduras in the 80’s.… Read More Samuel L Williams Jr The Epilogue
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?