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Esther J. Cepeda
Works at Washington Post Writers Group
Attended Roosevelt University
Lives in Chicago
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What a way to start the morning! Providing my Election Night political analysis very early on CBS Chicago #ChicagoElection2015
Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score
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My latest column highlights a Duke University study that establishes a link between the Great Migration and mortality ‪#‎BlackHistoryMonth‬
Previously unknown phenomenon shows blacks who moved north during the Great Migration paid a heavy toll in terms of longevity
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What are your thoughts on clichés? Read my latest column on their value...
Though many of us in flyover country adore literature, we also don’t mind reading stories written in the common language of regular people.
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Join us Monday, Feb 2 for this upcoming panel discussion! Open to the public.
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My new column responds to America’s College Promise. #education
President Obama has misguidedly set his sights on giving away two years of free tuition to "responsible" community college students who attend at least half-time and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
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In anticipation for the Super Bowl, read my column about widely popular ads that are eye candy for kids. Thoughts?
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Looking forward to my Election Night Political Analysis for CBS Chicago Channel 2. Stay tuned this afternoon/evening!
Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score
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Do assumptions about race distort media coverage of public officials? Join me March 2nd for a panel discussion that covers similar questions/topics.

Free and open to the public at Columbia College's Film Row.
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My takeaways from Aasif Mandvi's (Senior Muslim Correspondent on “The Daily Show”) hilarious new book, “No Land’s Man.”
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Best of luck, Chuck!
Our sweet Dwighty has been diagnosed with a Mast Cell Tumor and he needs surgery ASAP to have it removed. It's location (right hind leg) makes surgery and recovery tricky and could even require skin grafting. He's taking Benedryl every 8 hours to keep the swelling down and to help prevent more...
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Is there such thing as "healthy obesity?"
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Watch the new ad and read our take. Are you lovin McDonald’s?
Last November, we wrote a post that discussed McDonald’s debatable “transparency” ad. The fast food chain recently aired a new ad that attempts to pull at the heartstrings of America; it also appears to be yet again another attempt to clean up its brand reputation. Does it work? Effective branding is certainly cultivated from a good story. And, good stories evoke strong emotions that leave a long-lasting impression. Thus, the dire...
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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.
Education
  • 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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Police say boy, 15, refused to lower pellet gun that looked like a real gun before officers shot and killed him in school

Cepeda: Time to stop 'Tiaras' epidemic
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Gone too far? Too much, too soon? Should they be stopped? The answers to these questions — blaring from a People magazine spread on the cont

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Why Best Buy is Going out of Business...Gradually - Forbes
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Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is doing everything wrong.

Esther Cepeda: 5,100 reasons for outrage
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