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Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. I suggest we celebrate by sharing our own stories and the contributions Latinos have made in the U.S. Let’s not let certain politicians demonize us. Let’s not let them popularize the narrative that we are “criminals and rapists.” So I’ve created a Twitter account @wereamericanos and I’m... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/chicanisima-latino-politics-news-and-culture/2015/09/were-americanos-share...
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Karen Lewis, Rev. Jackson, Dolores Huerta and Cornel West came out to rally for Chuy García for mayor of Chicago.
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Writer and artist Ana Castillo shows works and reads in Chicago Dec. 5
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Pilsen was a great place to be muertos this weekend. From the Carrera de los Muertos, or 5k Race of the Dead, to the annual #muertosdelarisa procession by ElevArte, the face of death was everywhere in this Chicago neighborhood and along 18th Street. For Día de los Muertos, a fusion of Catholic and indigenous traditions... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/chicanisima-latino-politics-news-and-culture/2014/11/caras-de-los-muertos-faces-of-the-dead...
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Will Latino voters make the difference? Will black voters make the difference? Will progressives, teachers and other union members make the difference? The fact is Chicagoans from all walks of life will determine who will win the mayoral election – Rahm Emanuel or Jesus “Chuy” García. That may be a lesson of the election –... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/chicanisima-latino-politics-news-and-culture/2015/04/chicago-su-voto-es-su-voz-your-vot...
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Harold Washington campaigned at The Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park more than 30 years ago. Barack Obama campaigned there in 2004 when he ran for the U.S. Senate. And on Sunday night Jesus “Chuy” García rallied hundreds of supporters for a standing room only event at this cafe that was recently criticized by an adviser... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/chicanisima-latino-politics-news-and-culture/2015/04/s-r-o-rally-for-chuy-at-the-heartland/" ...
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I grew up watching Saturday Night Live and along with millions of others was eager to see the 40th anniversary show. I laughed at Emma Stone’s homage to Gilda Radner. As a kid I used to say it along with Radner, “Roseanne Rosannadanna!” I smiled at Wayne’s World. Party on! I loved the Weekend Update... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/chicanisima-latino-politics-news-and-culture/2015/02/saturday-night-live-where-are-the-latinos/" class="more-li...
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Felipe Diosdado watched President Obama’s speech on immigration Thursday night with his wife and two children at his side. His family may be directly impacted by the president’s actions to stop deportation of as many as five million undocumented immigrants. “If they deported me, they would also deport two U.S. citizens, because I would have... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/chicanisima-latino-politics-news-and-culture/2014/11/immigrant-famili...
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In Mexico, parts of Central America and the U.S., Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is time to remember those we have lost. There are vigils in cemeteries where graves are cleaned and decorated with cempasúchil, a type of marigold. Many families also build ofrendas (offerings) or altars in their homes or... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/chicanisima-latino-politics-news-and-culture/2014/10/how-to-make-a-day-of-the-dead-altar/" class="more...
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Journalist, Journalism Professor, Blogger
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  • Columbia College Chicago
    Assistant Professor of Journalism, 2006 - present
  • Columbia University
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism, 2011 - present
  • Chicago Sun-Times
    Editorial Board writer and op-ed columnist, 2007 - 2008
  • Chicago Tribune
    Reporter, 1995 - 2002
  • Mexico
    Freelance Writer, 2002 - 2006
  • Tec de Monterrey (Guadalajara campus)
    Adjunct Professor of Commnications, 2004 - 2006
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Journalism professor, journalist, blogger
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  • Indiana University
    Journalism, 1985 - 1990
  • Columbia College Chicago
    MFA creative writing