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A Latino Perspective on Protest, Justice, and Reform

By Dr. Ricardo Romo In the Opinion page of the  Dallas Morning News on June 7, 2020,  Rene Martinez wrote of a tragic shooting 47 years ago  by a police officer of a 12 year  Mexican American boy handcuffed in  the back of a police car. Rodriguez was shot in the head at very close range by officer Darrell Cain.    Martinez wrote that as a result of the senseless killing,  5,000 marchers protested in the streets of Dallas. Cain was sentenced to prison for the murder. Some events, even those nearly fifty years ago, cannot be forgotten. More recently...

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Black Lives Matter….

By Manuel C. Ortiz Jr. As I rarely write any post or give my opinion on such matters I do believe this is a great opportunity to share my experience as a minority in a profession that doesn’t employee a lot of minorities in our positions because of what I consider the point of the following short story. “Opportunities “ I come from a migrant family who naturalized Legally here in the USA in the mid 1900’s. My mom and dad do not have a college education but still found a way to successfully manage there own restaurant for...

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Diablos firmes para playoff en Colt 45 Baseball League

Por Sendero Deportivo El timonel Starky Dávila, guio a su club Diablos, a efectivo triunfo de 15 carreras por 9 ante el duro rival Texas Jays del manager John Alvarado, que descendió del tercero al cuarto escaño en el standing de la temporada 2020 en el histórico circuito Colt 45 Baseball League. Diablos con sus dos triunfos consecutivos pudo lograr boleto para estar presente en la postemporada, mientras que Jays con dos reveces seguidos, cayó al cuarto lugar, sin embargo ello, no parece haber hecho mella entre la plantilla de Alvarado, que ha venido jugando espectaculares partidos con la...

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SAGE to host webinar on mental and physical health amid COVID-19

Media Contact David Mandujano dmandujano@sagesa.org 210-601-3843 Health professionals will join in to discuss the importance on health during the current pandemic SAN ANTONIO (June 26, 2020) – As global and recent events continue, San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) is looking to help Eastside residents with ways to improve their mental and physical health during this trying time. We invite you to register for our upcoming Eastside Business Briefing – Mental and Physical Health during COVD-19. This free and virtual event will be held June 30 at 10:30am   Speakers Dr. Melissa Walker, Velma Gettelman and Dr. Stacy Ogbeide will join us in the discussion and offer tips on this very important issue, especially during pandemics. To register please visit http://www.sagesa.org/events. Our webinar will be hosted through the Zoom Platform so please make sure you are a registered user first. See you there (virtually)! WHO: San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) WHAT: Eastside Business Briefing (EBB) WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (10:30 AM)  About San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside SAGE is a non-profit organization that serves as a growth engine for San Antonio’s Eastside. Through partnerships, alliances and leveraging resources, we help Eastside businesses expand and grow while supporting new businesses joining our community. Our passion is storytelling and celebrating the successes of San Antonio’s Eastside. For more information, visit: www.sagesa.org. ### SAGE...

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Jesus Barraza: Artist, Activist, and Teacher

By Dr. Ricardo Romo Jesus Barraza is a San Francisco Bay area artist, teacher, and community activist. He is the co-founder, with Melanie Cervantes, of Dignidad Rebelde, a community arts organization that produces art prints and teaches young people the art of printmaking. Over the past ten years, Barraza has worked with Cervantes  to create political posters and multimedia videos.  Early in his career Barraza was  inspired by the works of  famed Mexican graphic artist, Jose Gaudalupe Posada, and today  creates art in the spirit of  California artist Juan R. Fuentes, whose artwork has been a pivotal part of social movements. Barraza  has taught Ethnic Studies and Art and Social Movements classes at California State University at Hayward and at San Francisco State University. He is currently a Lecturer in the Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley. Barraza describes his art as “grounded in Third World and indigenous movements that build peoples’ power to transform the conditions of fragmentation, displacement and loss of culture that results from this history.”  Barraza works  closely with numerous community organizations in the  San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area  to create prints that visualize, in his views,   the struggles for immigration rights, housing, education, and international solidarity. Over the past twenty years Barraza has also assisted dozens of community organizations committed to social and environmental justice by designing and printing posters and prints about their cause. ...

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