KCK Women’s Chamber Foundation offers scholarships for nontraditional women students

By Angie Baldelomar The KCK Women’s Chamber Foundation is accepting applicants for its 2021 scholarships.The scholarship application is open to nontraditional women students who are 24 or older when they are applying, enrolled in or accepted into any post-secondary institution and is a Kansas City area resident.“We’re really targeting those women who graduated from high […]

Personas Extraordinarias 2021:Teen boxer working to go pro

By Angie Baldelomar A Kansas City area 13-year-old boy is trying to become a professional boxer.Ricky Gomez has boxed since age 9, when a cousin of his dad’s invited him to come to his gym. He found his passion for boxing there.“We took Ricky there to train and exercise and so he … (could) learn […]

Black Agave hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

Story by Roberta Pardo and photos by Michael Alvarado A new Mexican restaurant has opened.On April 2, Black Agave Tequila Mexican Cuisine and Bar opened at 9720 Quivira Road in Lenexa, Kansas, near the Oak Park Mall, with its official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City organized the ceremony to […]

New mural in NEKC brings attention to peripheral artery disease

By Angie Baldelomar A new mural will be unveiled in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Missouri, to help educate and raise awareness about peripheral artery disease.Commonly known as PAD, peripheral artery disease is a vascular disease that causes pain in the legs while walking. It affects 8.5 million Americans over age 40, but only […]

Mexican Consulate hosts COVID-19 vaccination event

By Angie Baldelomar On Tuesday (March 30), the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, Missouri, held a COVID-19 vaccination event to reach those disproportionately affected by the pandemic.In partnership with Truman Medical Centers (TMC), the consulate administered 210 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those with appointments. They included Mexican nationals and other members […]

New mural at Kauffman School features work of area artists

By Angie Baldelomar Area artists Isaac Tapia and Rodrigo “Rico” Alvarez have unveiled a new mural at the Ewing Marion Kauffman School in Kansas City, Missouri.The mural — part of a five-mural project commissioned to Spray KC — features Cesar Chavez, Claudette Colvin, Amanda Gorman, Emma Gonzalez and the honorable late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.“These […]

Asteroids named after African American, Hispanic and Native American astronauts

By Roberta Pardo NASA has named 27 asteroids after African American, Hispanic and Native American astronauts and a cosmonaut to recognize their significant contributions in expanding “our horizons beyond Earth and to inspire the next generation of space explorers,” an official press release stated.Among the 27 people who inspired the new asteroid names is Jose […]

Venegas elevates Mexican heritage through her art

By Angie Baldelomar Artist Italia Venegas’ work reflects her Mexican heritage and experiences growing up in Mexico.“I definitely try to explore my identity as a Latina raised in Mexico,” she said. “I have focused on exploring themes that resonate with my cultural background and that celebrate my heritage and experiences.”Born in El Paso, Texas, Venegas […]

Munoz keeping Chicano arts alive

By Tere SiqueiraEach March, to honor Women’s History Month, Dos Mundos honors Latinas whose accomplishments have helped and/or inspired the community. One of this year’s eight honorees is Deanna Munoz (Muñoz in Spanish), CEO and founder of the Latino Arts Foundation, and the founder of the Midwest Chicana Brand. Munoz, who worked for Hallmark for 15 years and […]

Raymer Reyes helps recently arrived children transition to United States

By Angie Baldelomar When Cynthia Raymer thought of becoming a teacher, she never imagined she would serve such a specific population.An Overland Park native, Raymer is a teacher for newcomer students at Kansas City International Academy, a charter school in Kansas City, Missouri.“What that means is, I am serving students who have newly entered the […]