Wyandotte Angels helping those in need in WyCo

By Angie Baldelomar Longtime Kansas City, Kansas, resident Martin Cervantes and his wife, Jalynda, have founded a new group to connect those who want to help with those who need help in Wyandotte County. Cervantes and his wife started Wyandotte Angels after realizing there was a need in the community for their organization. When the […]

Avalos readying for virtual school year

By Tere Siqueira Evette Avalos is doing what many Kansas City area children are doing: She is getting ready to resume her schooling. Avalos, who attends Indian Woods Middle School in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, will be a seventh-grader this year. She is among those students who will take classes online. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, […]

Florentino Camacho dies at 71

Longtime Kansas City, Missouri, resident Florentino “Tino” Camacho Jr., 71, died peacefully on Aug. 11. Born in Laredo, Texas, Camacho made a career as a salesman. He was a community activist and an advocate for those who had been treated unfairly or unjustly. Camacho was a deeply Catholic man, too, being a 4th-degree member of […]

Local student discusses graduating, prepping for college during a pandemic

By Angie Baldelomar Senior year of high school can be full of stress, in between deciding about college and preparing to say goodbye to friends. The stress can more than double when the end of a student’s senior year occurs in the middle of a pandemic. For Grace Knight, who recently graduated from Lincoln Prep […]

Area Hispanic student graduates Sumner Academy with highest honors

By Angie Baldelomar For Chelsea Cartagena, getting into Sumner Academy of the Arts and Sciences in Kansas City, Kansas, was the opportunity she had worked for since she was little. “When I received the letter, I knew I wanted to go because I felt like it was the environment for me,” she said. “My teachers […]

Celebrate Independence Day safely during COVID-19

Commentary by Chara Celebrating Independence Day (July 4) safely this year means taking some additional precautions. Along with the usual safety when shooting fireworks, Americans must be careful to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) this year. Just because activities are slowly returning to normal does not mean it is O.K. to organize large gatherings […]

Hispanic DJ “El Norteño” dies of coronavirus

By Tere Siqueira Francisco Molinar, known as “El Norteno” (Norteño in Spanish), died June 26 after battling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Born in La Junta, Chihuahua, Mexico, Molinar had been a Hispanic radio personality in the Kansas City area since 2001. He worked for the radio station La Super X. Recently, he had begun transitioning […]

Longtime Hispanic DJ La Jarocha dies of coronavirus

By Angie Baldelomar Esther Solis, known as “La Jarocha,” died June 19 after a few weeks of battling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Born in Tres Valles, Veracruz, Mexico, Solis was a Spanish radio DJ personality in the Kansas City area for more than 20 years. She worked for the radio station La Super X for […]

Dos Mundos celebrates anniversary by adapting to COVID-19 crisis

By Chara Dos Mundos is not celebrating its latest anniversary in typical fashion. Rather than staging a big party, as is often the case, the bilingual newspaper is observing its anniversary this month by dealing with a problem that is affecting the rest of the world: the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 has affected the way […]

COVID-19 survivor wants to create awareness

By Chara A few months ago, Maria Beatriz Gonzalez was skeptical about the existence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). That changed when the virus attacked her and her family. It started when Gonzalez felt dizzy. Because she suffers from high blood pressure, she thought that was causing her dizziness at first. One night after fainting, […]