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Hispanic Catholic churches prepare to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Angie Baldelomar Dec. 12 is a big holiday for many Hispanic Catholics.That day marks the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a popular Catholic feast that celebrates the appearance of the Virgin Mary, also the patron saint of Mexico, to peasant Juan Diego Dec. 9-12, 1531. Every year, Catholics in Mexico and the United […]

Teen charged in racially linked assault

Story by Tere Siqueira and photo courtesy by Lawrence Brooks IV A white male student at Shawnee Mission East (Kansas) High School has been charged with aggravated battery following an altercation with a Black female classmate, KCUR-FM (89.3) and other media outlets recently reported.As media outlets also reported, the incident was captured on video. In […]

Life experiences, roots guide Coromac in leadership role

By Tere SiqueiraIn serving as director of the Westside Community Action Network (CAN) Center in Kansas City, Missouri, Jorge Coromac uses personal experiences and his cultural heritage to craft his leadership style.Those personal experiences have included surviving some traumatic events when he was growing up and adapting to a new culture.A Kansas City area resident […]

JohnFierro ‘humbled and honored’ to lead longtime nonprofit

By Angie Baldelomar John Fierro is aware of the responsibility that comes with his job as president/CEO of the Mattie Rhodes Center.“It’s a 24/7 position,” said Fierro, who has held the position for the past 17 years. “I’m very humbled and honored to be the CEO. It’s certainly building upon the legacy of other individuals […]

Muralists fill KC streets with art

By Angie Baldelomar When Isaac Tapia and Rodrigo “Rico” Alvarez started doing murals, they could never have imagined they would become a sought-after muralist duo in the Kansas City area.Tapia and Alvarez — from Mexico and Uruguay, respectively — met when they attended Paseo Academy. Years later, they reconnected and worked on their first mural […]

Colombian Cultural Association Christmas celebration is set

By Tere Siqueira The Colombian Cultural Association of MO-KAN will bring touches of the South American country to the holiday season on Dec. 9, when it will host a Christmas party in Kansas City, Missouri.The festivities will run 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at Visions Reception Hall, association information states.Attendees can expect a performance by Orquesta Fusion […]

Sifuentes among those remembered by in-production documentary

By Tere Siqueira When Americans observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11, they’ll pay tribute to the contributions millions of Hispanics have made as part of the U.S. military.One of those service members they’ll honor is a deceased World War II veteran from the Kansas City area whose story will be shared by an in-production documentary.That […]

Kansas Latino Community Network hosts luncheon with Latina leaders

Story by Angie Baldelomar and photos by Lia Caro and Michael Negrete On Oct. 25, the Kansas Latino Community Network hosted an “afternoon of networking and conversation” centered around the book “Latina Leadership Lessons,” edited by Hon. Delia Garcia.In partnership with Communities Concerned for Immigrants and Refugees, the luncheon featured not only Garcia but also other […]

KCMO set to showcase Oaxacan art, traditions

By Tere Siqueira The Pueblos Originarios Market is about to bring the traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico, to the Kansas City area.From Oct. 31 to Nov. 7, 12 female artisans will represent the Pueblos Originarios Market, a collective of 53 artisan families, offering area residents opportunities to take in the crafts and deep-rooted traditions of Oaxaca’s […]