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Celebrating Dia de Reyes at Sunfresh Calle 18

By Angie Baldelomar Sun Fresh Calle 18, in partnership with Reyes Media Group, held the annual Dia de Reyes event on Jan. 6 at its location in Kansas City, Kansas. The event had a large turnout and featured one of the largest ‘roscas’ in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Jose Fuentes, Sun Fresh Calle 18 managing director, said they had …

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Actividades canceladas mañana 12 de enero

Debido al severo pronóstico del tiempo, las Escuelas Públicas de Kansas City están cancelando todas las prácticas y juegos deportivos y otras actividades extracurriculares el sábado 12 de enero. ***Todas las actividades después de la escuela continuarán con normalidad hoy, 11 de enero.   Activities Canceled for Saturday, Jan. 12 Due to Winter Weather Due to the severe weather forecast, Kansas …

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Annual Posada brings out people to celebrate the holiday season

On Dec. 19, families came out to Shawnee Town Hall to celebrate the holidays in the annual Posada. The event, organized by Reyes Media Group included piñatas and raffles, as well as food , from tamales and champurrado to Mexican bread and hot chocolate. Posada anual junta a personas para celebrar la época festiva El 19 de diciembre, familias vinieron …

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Keeping the Three Kings Day celebration alive

For Hispanics, one of the most important celebrations of the holiday season has not been observed yet: Three Kings Day. Also called the Epiphany, Three Kings Day takes place on Jan. 6 – the 12th day of Christmas. This year, it falls on a Sunday. Three Kings Day honors the three kings on their journey following the star to Bethlehem …

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Street Talk: What is the meaning of New Year’s Eve?

By Tere Siqueira What New Year’s Eve means depends on who you ask about it. Recently, Dos Mundos asked some people what the Dec. 31 celebration means to them. Here are their answers: “It’s a time to celebrate and get together with the people that you love. It’s a time for a change and new beginnings. I always see it …

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Shawnee PD hands out Secret Santa donation

By Angie Baldelomar For the past four years, the Shawnee (Kansas) Police Department has received a donation from a Secret Santa. That donation is then spread throughout the community. This year, the Secret Santa donated $10,000, asking to give it away to the community, with the only condition being that police officers hand out the money. Officer Roman Madrigal of …

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Hispanic Christmas celebrations have centuries-old roots

By Tere Siqueira Many experts claim that Latinos who live in the United States have preserved most of their traditions in part because of the importance they place on observing Christmas. The origins of some of those traditions date back several centuries. Those traditions include the following: *The first Christmas: Historical documents report that the first Christmas celebrated in Latin …

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Frontier hosts annual multicultural festival

Story by Angie Baldelomar and photos by Michael Alvarado On Dec. 7, the Frontier School of Innovation in Kansas City, Missouri, hosted its fifth annual Multicultural Festival. The night was filled with student performances, ranging from musical numbers to poetry. With help from parents and staff members, the students worked together to create country booths. This year, there were more …

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Hernandez-Jones fulfills dream with startup company

By Katherine Diaz A third-generation Hispanic Kansas City area resident has watched her dream of founding a startup company grow into the reality of a recognized internet technology (IT) and engineering staffing firm. Her name is Joelsette Hernandez-Jones. Her company is Pharos Partners, “a WBE- and MBE-Certified technology and engineering recruitment firm,” according to the company’s website. This year, she …

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Former KCMO mayor receives award

By Angie Baldelomar Former Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Kay Barnes, also the city’s first woman mayor, received the Kansas Citian of the Year Award during the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Nov. 20 in the Convention Center’s Kay Barnes Ballroom. Dr. Roy Jensen of the KU Cancer Center and last year’s recipient presented the award to …

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