WOMEN’S History Month: Dolores Cruz Entrepreneur uses hard work, faith, family as motivation




By Chara Since she was a girl in Mexico, Dolores Cruz has focused on working hard to achieve her dreams. The Dos Mundos Women’s Month Series honoree has achieved those dreams, becoming a Kansas City area business owner. Cruz, a mother of three with seven grandchildren, moved from Mexico to the United States in 2005. […]

Hispanics at the Capitol organized by Kansas governor’s office




The Kansas Governor’s Office hosted Hispanic Day at the Capitol 2020 on Wednesday (March 11). From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., about 100 attendees, including students, gathered at the capitol for a day of networking and civic engagement. Gov. Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers gave remarks. Kelly spoke about the importance of participating […]

Latest U.S. census getting underway




By Angie Baldelomar Starting Thursday (March 12), U.S. households will receive an invitation by mail asking them to respond to the 2020 census. The mailings will be staggered, going out from March 12 to 20 to avoid overwhelming the self-response website and telephone helpline. About 80 percent of households receiving the mailings will be encouraged […]

League of Women Voters celebrates 1000-year anniversary of women’s suffrage




Mary Estrada, Rep.Susana Ruiz, Labor Sec. Delia Garcia, Mary Lou Jaramillo, Former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, Aude Negrete and U.S. Rep Sherice Davids . On Feb. 29, the League of Women Voters celebrated the centenary of women’s right to vote and the foundation of the league at the Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College. […]

Leticia Munoz: Moved by faith




By Chara Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, native and current Shawnee, Kansas, resident Leticia Munoz (Muñoz in Spanish) has a passion for helping others, whether she does so through her business or her volunteering. Munoz tributes that passion to her love for God and her faith. And her desire to work and be active. “I don’t wait […]

Mary Sanchez Shares key to longstanding success as a journalist




By Angie Baldelomar For Mary Sanchez, being a journalist was always the path for her. As young as 13, Sanchez already knew that was the career path she would follow. “By the time I was in high school, I was already winning journalism awards,” she said. The Kansas City, Missouri, native went on to attend […]

WOMEN’S History Month: Negrete discusses why politics and civic engagement matter




By Angie Baldelomar A passion for helping the community and creating change led Aude Negrete to a career in politics. Born in Mexico City, Negrete moved to Overland Park, Kansas, when she was 14. She is the executive director of Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs (KHLAA) with Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s office. “We’re the […]

Bilingual KC school’s new mural celebrates Hispanic heritage




By Roberta Pardo // Photos cortesy of Elle Moxley / KCUR 89.3 Carver Dual Language School has a new mural that celebrates the Hispanic heritage in its students. Connie Fiorella Fitzpatrick, a Latina artist who lives in Lawrence, Kansas, worked on the mural. During a recent radio interview with KCUR (89.3), Fitzpatrick said the ideas […]

Sun Fresh Calle 18 hosts annual Dia de Reyes celebration




On Jan. 6, Sun Fresh Calle 18, along with Dos Mundos Newspaper, hosted a Dia de Reyes celebration at the Sun Fresh Market located on 241 S 18th St. in Kansas City, Kansas, near I-70. The event featured the biggest Rosca de Reyes in Kansas City, which was shared with those in attendance free of […]

Westside Christmas Party brings together more than 100 families




By Roberta Pardo Around 103 families participated in the Annual Westside Christmas Party held at the Tony Aguirre Community Center on Dec. 7. Children and parents enjoyed activities such as photos with Santa, holiday face painting, family craft activities, and decorating stockings. Jorge Coromac, Westside Community Action Network executive director, said the event is a […]