Donnelly College professor talks accomplishments as a Hispanic woman in STEM

By Angie Baldelomar As a Hispanic woman in engineering, Ana Maradiaga is aware of the responsibility that comes with being a minority in a science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) field.Maradiaga teaches chemistry at Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas. But that is not all she does there: She also is the director of liberal […]

Area veteran recalls military service as Veteran’s Day approaches

By Angie Baldelomar When he was a sophomore in high school, Michael Alvarado told his parents he was going to enlist in the Navy as soon as he graduated high school. Coming from a military family, it seemed like the inevitable path for him. Alvarado enlisted in 1975 when he was a senior. He graduated […]

Street Talk: What the Day of the Dead means

By Chara Because the Day of the Dead holiday is important in many Latin American countries, Dos Mundos asked people of various nationalities (including those outside of Latin America) for their thoughts about the meaning of the celebration. Here are their answers: “I think (it) is a beautiful celebration about their ancestors. They believe in […]

U.S. gov’t has separated minority families before

By Tere Siqueira A newly released memo obtained by Open The Government (OTG) and the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) shows that the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been lying to the media and the public about not approving the “zero tolerance” immigration […]

Latinos can be racist too

Commentary by Eulogio JP For some strange reason, members of the Latino community believe that Latinos are incapable of being racist. This odd idea is alive in the United States, where Latinos feel that they’re exempt from committing racist actions because they’re part of a minority group. Recently, for example, a video on YouTube showed a […]

Medal of Honor recipients include dozens of Latinos

By Tere Siqueira For generations, Latinos have served in the U.S. military. Latinos have been awarded in various ways for their service. For example, 60 Latinos have received the nation’s highest military distinction, the Medal of Honor. Introduced during the Civil War, the Medal of Honor is awarded for valor during combat. Typically, it’s presented […]

Hispanic representation in the U.S. military keeps growing

By Yanis De Palma As the United States has become more racially and ethnically diverse, so has the U.S. military. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Defense, racial and ethnic minority groups made up 40 percent of Defense Department active-duty military personnel in 2015. The research also […]