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, […]

Palacios discusses fatherhood and co-parenting

By Angie Baldelomar Becoming a father has been perhaps one of the greatest moments in Edgar Jose Palacios’ life. Born in Miami, Palacios is the father of two children: a 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter. “Being a dad is a lot of fun,” he says. “I love taking them to new places, seeing them […]

Hernandez helping connect KCMO Mayor’s Office with Latino community

By Angie Baldelomar The office of Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas has increased its efforts to reach the Latino community in Kansas City — particularly during this pandemic. Aly Hernandez, external relations manager for the office, has been a key member in making this effort happen. Hernandez is in charge of handling local press […]

Frontier Schools Using 3D Printers to Create Face Shields for Medical Personnel

Kansas City, Missouri – In reaction to the shortage of protective wear for medical personnel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small team of teachers at Frontier Schools are doing their part to help. Mr. Azat Ovezov, Director of Science Curriculum, Shukru Kilic, Engineering Teacher and Islam Kamilov, Computer Teacher, are working tirelessly in their […]

KCMO mayor discusses city’s response to pandemic

By Angie Baldelomar On April 16, Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas extended the stay-at-home order across the city until May 15 to try to keep flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Kansas City, Missouri, will do the work necessary to ensure that we’re keeping our community safe,” he said during an April 15 […]

Mattie Rhodes CEO discusses online resources and center hours during COVID

  Mattie Rhodes Center CEO, John Fierro spoke with Dos Mundos about the resources for the community Mattie Rhodes Center offers during this pandemic, including food assistance, online resources, and mental health.     John Fierro, CEO de Mattie Rhodes, habló con Dos Mundos sobre los servicios, como la asistencia de comida, que Mattie Rhodes […]