DACA recipient shares her story of success

Story by Tere Siqueira and photos by Tania Sosa Photography LUX by Mitzy offers platform for area vendors Kansas City area resident Mitzy Romero turned a job loss into a career opportunity.In 2019, Romero got fired from her job when her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) permit expired and the renewal did not arrive […]

Reproductive rights rally held in KC following Roe v. Wade leak

By Tere Siqueira The May 2 leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft of a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade sent shockwaves nationwide, as multiple media outlets reported.In response to the leak, rallies supporting reproductive rights were held across the country. Media outlets reported one such rally Sunday afternoon (May 8) in Mill Creek […]

Xochilt Munoz treasures motherhood 

Munoz treasures motherhood By CharaXochitl Guadalupe Munoz (Muñoz in Spanish) was among the millions of women who were honored on Mother’s Day Sunday (May 8).A native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Munoz lives in Shawnee, Kansas, where she has raised her daughter Abigail. Although her daughter is 16 and does everything for herself, Munoz still makes sure […]

Mendez honored with Othli Award

Rose Marie Mendez’s dedication of her life to telling the stories of the diverse regions in Mexico through costumes and choreography has drawn attention from the Mexican government.On May 5, the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City, Missouri, recognized Mendez’s dedication by presenting her with an Ohtli Award at Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas. Named […]

Las Marias keeps traditional tortilla alive

Las Marías mantiene viva la tradicional tortilla By Tere Siqueira Enrique Chaurand está de vuelta en el negocio de la tortilla.Chaurand, originario de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México y residente del área de Kansas City desde hace mucho tiempo, trabajó durante años en el negocio de tortillería de su familia antes de buscar trabajo en el gobierno. […]

GCI’s Cinco de Mayo fiesta returns

By Chara After two years of the pandemic, Guadalupe Centers Inc. (GCI) is hosting its traditional Cinco de Mayo fiesta again.“Guadalupe Centers is ready to celebrate with the community again after being unable to for nearly two years,” said Alyx Bartrom, GCI vice president of development and marketing. “We are excited to safely come back […]

Area dancer receives Ohtli Award

By CharaThe Mexican government has honored Kansas City area resident Rose Marie Moreno Alvarado for the passion for her heritage she displays through folkloric dance.Moreno Alvarado recently received an Ohtli Award. Given to Mexican citizens or citizens of Mexican descent who work abroad promoting Mexican culture, its name comes from the Nahuatl word for road […]

Izak Carlos ready to represent KC in boxing competition

By CharaIzak Carlos is getting another shot at boxing nationally in Golden Gloves competition.The 19-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, native recently won his third KC Golden Gloves regional title to represent the region in the 125-pound weight class at the national tournament, slated for August in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Representing the region again makes Carlos “so happy,” he […]

Holidays at a glance: Children’s Day

Holidays at a glance: Children’s DayBy Tere SiqueiraApril 30 is a special day in Mexico.That is when the country observes Children’s Day in hopes of a better world, based on the ideals and love that should be used to educate little ones. Here are a few facts you might not know about this annual holiday: […]

Genaro Ruiz, Hispanic community leader, dead at 48

The Kansas City area’s Hispanic community is mourning the loss of one of its leaders.Genaro Ruiz, a part of Kansas City, Missouri’s Westside community for many years, died March 30 at age 48 in Phoenix, accompanied by his family. Known for his volunteer work and support to Hispanic community members for the past 25 years, […]