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Volunteering program aims to help youth improve communities

Story and photos by Angie Baldelomar An organization in the Kansas City area offers volunteer opportunities for middle school and high school-aged students. The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC), a national non-profit network focused on volunteering, offers youth ages 11-18 the opportunity to improve their communities through volunteering. “We offer service-learning opportunities; … they also learn about the social problem they …

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Hispanic Chamber hosts annual Noche de Gala event

  Story by Angie Baldelomar and photos by Michael Alvarado The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City hosted its annual Noche de Gala event on Nov. 8 to honor businesses that have done outstanding job over the past year. The event was held at the Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino and this year’s slogan was “Bet on Success.” …

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Hispanic Bar Association to host student symposium

By Angie Baldelomar The Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas City (HBAGKC) will host a free youth symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 for students interested in pursuing a law career. The symposium will take place at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, which is a sponsor. It is open to Kansas City area …

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Hispanics have a long history of military service

By Tere Siqueira For centuries, Hispanics have served in the U.S. military. Their roots go back to such places as Cuba, Spain, Puerto Rico and Mexico. In recognition of Sunday (Nov. 11) as Veterans Day, here is a look at some of the wars in which Hispanics have fought – and some of the notable men and women who fought: …

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Annual Trunk or Treat event brings out families to celebrate Halloween

On Tuesday (Oct. 30), families brought their children dressed in their best costumes to the annual Trunk or Treat event organized by Sun Fresh Calle 18, Dos Mundos Newspaper, and KDTD 1340 La Grande radio station. The event was held outside the Sun Fresh Calle 18 building. Beyond trick-or-treating, children also enjoyed costume contests, games and food. Evento atrae familias …

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Street Talk: What the Day of the Dead means

By Chara Because the Day of the Dead holiday is important in many Latin American countries, Dos Mundos asked people of various nationalities (including those outside of Latin America) for their thoughts about the meaning of the celebration. Here are their answers: “I think (it) is a beautiful celebration about their ancestors. They believe in celebrating those who have passed …

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Latinos of Tomorrow to host special KC BizFest application workshop

The Latinos of Tomorrow (LOT) will host a KC BizFest 2019 and college entrance application workshop during its monthly meeting. Hosted from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 27) at the Hispanic Chamber of Greater Kansas City offices, the meeting will assist students in filling out the KC BizFest 2019 application, and those who need help with college applications …

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Area Hispanic leaders organize reception to support candidate

By Angie Baldelomar On Oct. 20, a group of Hispanic leaders from the Kansas City area organized a reception in support of Sharice Davids, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives for Kansas’ 3rd District. Davids mingled with the dozens of people who attended the event, held at the Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park. Davids then …

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U.S. gov’t has separated minority families before

By Tere Siqueira A newly released memo obtained by Open The Government (OTG) and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) shows that the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been lying to the media and the public about not approving the “zero tolerance” immigration policy. In fact, the memo …

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Day of the Dead: Elements of the altar

By Chara The Day of the Dead is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the world. But the holiday’s true meaning is the same: It is a way to honor close relatives who have passed away. A core Day of the Dead belief is that the deceased person’s soul will return to visit the person’s loved ones. Survivors …

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