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Esther J. Cepeda
Works at Washington Post Writers Group
Attended Roosevelt University
Lives in Chicago
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Enjoy my new column with a lesson from Beethoven...
Of the many books, movies, college music history classes and other explorations of Beethoven’s life I’ve consumed over the last 30 years, I can’t recall enjoying any other as much as Greenberg’s telling.
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Enjoy my latest column! 
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"We must stop comparing minority groups as if their struggles are equal or interchangeable." Read more in my latest column...
Washington Post columnist Esther J. Cepeda discusses the mirage of a rainbow coalition unifying blacks and Latinos.
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In case you missed it! Our "Race, Ethics & Politics in Chicago Media" panel discussion will be on CAN TV: March 15th (9AM TV21), March 16th (8AM TV19), & March 17th (12PM TV21). Tune in! 
Community news and live event coverage. Channel 27 on Comcast, RCN, and WOW. CAN TV42. On-demand info on jobs, housing, health, and more with audio from WDCB Jazz (90.9fm). Channel 42 on Comcast, RCN, and WOW. Other Ways To Watch. RCN Video on Demand ...
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Enjoy my latest column regarding Chicago's mayoral runoff election... 
If Hispanics turn out to vote in the April 7 Chicago runoff, will it be because they have the potential to elect the city's first Hispanic mayor?
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Enjoy my latest column on diet and nutrition!
Yet another study reinforces the notion that it's time to change our eating habits.
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What do you think of the Economist's latest cover featuring the stars and stripes composed of denim, stars and red hot chili peppers? #Latino  
The Economist's stars-and-chilis cover stokes Latino ire
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Excited to speak at City Club of Chicago's "Chicago's Run-off Election" event today. Need a ticket? Register below.
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Enjoy my latest column and have a great weekend! 
CHICAGO -- Through a bit of serendipity I ended up reading Pearl S. Buck’s “The Good Earth” and Evan Osnos’ “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the
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Read my surprising follow-up to a column I wrote in 2011...
Washington Post columnist Esther J. Cepeda writes that those who help teens get a first job are helping us all.
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Looking forward to speaking at this event on March 19th. Register now. Space is limited. See you there!
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Looking forward to tonight's panel discussion!
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Columnist, Washington Post Writers Group
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  • Washington Post Writers Group
    columnist, present
  • Chicago Sun-Times
    columnist, 2012
  • The Huffington Post
    2010
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Thinker, Actor, Trusted Voice, Triple-Threat and More | Nationally Syndicated Opinion Columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group
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Esther is an expert on the issues of U.S. Latinos. She writes about that & much, much more for the Washington Post Writers Group. Available for keynote speeches, voiceover work, audiobook narration and more.
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I own one very handsome rat terrier.
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  • Roosevelt University
    Education, 2008
  • Northwestern University
    Integrated Marketing Communications, 1997
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Journalism/Advertising, 1996
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Esther Cepeda, Ester Cepeda
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Esther Cepeda: 5,100 reasons for outrage
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