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Latino Health in the Time of the Pandemic

By Dr. Ricardo Romo The  June 28, 2020 article “Learning from Hispanic Americans” by New York Times opinion writer Nicholas Kristof got my attention.  Kristof explored how the Latino social fabric is helping those in need during the pandemic crisis. As a start, he quoted researchers interested in the “Hispanic Paradox,” who have found Latinos enjoy a “life expectancy of 81.8 years, compared with 78.5 for whites and 74.9 years for blacks.”  It is a paradox, Kristol offers,  because the “disadvantaged normally live shorter lives.” In addition to living longer, Kristol concluded from studies dating back to 1974  that ...

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Por lluvia se canceló partido del playoff en Colt 45

Por Sendero Deportivo Tras sorpresivo torrencial el domingo 26 de julio, el señor Jaime Guerrero, gerente general de la legendaria Colt 45 Baseball League, tuvo que cancelar el segundo partido de las series (playoffs) entre los clubes Indios de Nava vs. Diablos y Águilas del Veracruz contra Texas Jays. En el primer partido de la serie del playoff, con sendas victorias los trabucos de Indios de Nava que son dirigidos por Juan (Pachín) Martínez y Rudy Barrientez, dieron cuenta de su rival Diablos comandados por Starky Dávila II. Águilas del Veracruz San Antonio, bajo la acertada dirección del manager...

Let's Talk About It

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Latinas in Politics

By Yvette Tello Last month, US representative Ted Yoho approached US representa- tive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Capitol steps to inform her that she was “disgusting” and “out of your freaking mind,” and as she walked away he described her as a “f*****g b***h” in front of report- ers. On the House floor Thursday, she defended not only herself; she defended principle and countless women on the floor of the House of Representatives by addressing this attack. What do you think? Should members of Congress be held to a higher standard? Should she just have accepted this and left...

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Father’s Day

By Steve Walker Today is Father’s Day. It is the day to nationally celebrate and honor all our fathers who are still alive and those who have passed away to include La Prensa Publisher Tino Duran. In my case, my father passed away at the age of 62 in 1985. My grandfather (his father) passed away at 65 in 1962. As a teenager I visited with my grandfather maybe three or four times before we moved for the umpteenth time. Growing up in the fifties I remember Father’s Day at my house as not being overly memorable as a little kid. Later as the teenager in the sixties I remember the family would go to a restaurant for that special Sunday meal celebrating fatherhood Father’s Day, accordingly was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19th 1910.Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.  Ironically I am the oldest of six boys. After hearing a sermon about Anna Jarvis’s Mother’s Day at Central Methodist Episcopal Church in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5th, her father’s birthday, the pastors did not have enough time...

Outstanding Hispanics

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Manuel Gregorio Acosta

By Leonard Rodriguez This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and women have positively influenced the face of United States society. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics. Manuel Gregorio Acosta Born May 9, 1921, in Villa Aldama, Mexico, sculptor, muralist and painter Manuel Gregorio Acosta studied art at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. By the early 1950s, he was considered an accomplished painter and painted numerous murals for banks and corporate buildings throughout the Southwest. In 1958, he held his first...

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Air pollution and COVID-19 in Our Communities

By DeeDee Belmares The effects of COVID-19 and air pollution on Latino communities may seem like different issues but it’s critical to recognize their relation because Latinos are experiencing disproportionate impacts from both. The impacts are significant enough to be characterized as injustices because they are not only happening in San Antonio but across the nation. Air pollution and COVID-19 are harming our health and we can no longer ignore it. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and air pollution in our communities is causing respiratory illnesses like asthma or emphysema. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Latinos have...

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Dr. Ricardo Romo

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Latino Health in the Time of the Pandemic

Latino Health in the Time of the Pandemic

By Dr. Ricardo Romo The  June 28, 2020 article “Learning from Hispanic Americans” by New York Times opinion writer Nicholas Kristof got my attention.  Kristof explored how the Latino social fabric is helping those in need during the pandemic crisis. As a start, he quoted researchers interested in the “Hispanic Paradox,” who have found Latinos enjoy a “life expectancy of 81.8 years, compared with 78.5 for whites and 74.9 years for blacks.”  It is a paradox, Kristol offers,  because the “disadvantaged normally live shorter lives.” In addition to living longer, Kristol concluded from studies dating back to 1974  that  Latinos “have lower suicide rates than whites, are less likely to drink alcohol, are less likely to die from drug overdoses and, at least among immigrants, appear to commit fewer crimes.” David Hays-Bautista, a UCLA scholar who has spent the last 35  years studying Latino health issues, may well be one of the scholars that gave  Kristof  insights on Latino health issues.  Hays-Baustista is perhaps the first scholar to offer that the health data for Latinos presented a paradox. He commented,  “Latinos across the nation have less income, less education, less access to health care and yet we have nationally 30% lower mortality for heart disease, 35% lower cancer mortality, 25%  stroke mortality,  60% lower respiratory disease, a 30% lower cause of death rate compared to non Hispanic whites. The one exception is diabetes.” I met Hays-Bautista in the mid 1980s when he accepted a position in the School of Medicine at UCLA. He was completing his first book, The Burden of Support: The Young Latino Population in an Aging...

Sports

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Por lluvia se canceló partido del playoff en Colt 45

Por lluvia se canceló partido del playoff en Colt 45

Por Sendero Deportivo Tras sorpresivo torrencial el domingo 26 de julio, el señor Jaime Guerrero, gerente general de la legendaria Colt 45 Baseball League, tuvo que cancelar el segundo partido de las series (playoffs) entre los clubes Indios de Nava vs. Diablos y Águilas del Veracruz contra Texas Jays. En el primer partido de la serie del playoff, con sendas victorias los trabucos de Indios de Nava que son dirigidos por Juan (Pachín) Martínez y Rudy Barrientez, dieron cuenta de su rival Diablos comandados por Starky Dávila II. Águilas del Veracruz San Antonio, bajo la acertada dirección del manager Luis Cerros, su coach y bateador designado Jaime Cárdenas Sr., derrotaron a su acérrimo rival de campaña los Texas Jays comandados por el timonel John Alvarado. Indios de Nava, campeón de temporada regular con marca de 9 victorias por 1 derrota (la cual le propino Águilas con pizarra de 6-5 carreras), y el subcampeón Veracruz San Antonio, que cerró con récord de 8 victorias, 1 empate, y 1 descalabro, tras haber ganado a Diablos y Texas Jays, respectivamente. Ahora se enfrentaran de nuevo en el segundo cotejo de las series pactadas a ganar 2 de 3 partidos. Diablos y Texas Jays, con el descanso forzado por la lluvia, ahora llegaran con nueva mentalidad ante sus duros rivales, tratando de enviar las series hasta el tercer partido en este legendario circuito beisbolero de primera categoría a nivel independiente en el sur de Texas. “Los equipos Indios de Nava y Águilas del Veracruz, clasificaron a la postemporada con el mejor récord, por lo que seguirán adelante. Sin embargo Diablos y Jays, pueden...

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Let’s Talk About It

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Latinas in Politics

Latinas in Politics

By Yvette Tello Last month, US representative Ted Yoho approached US representa- tive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Capitol steps to inform her that she was “disgusting” and “out of your freaking mind,” and as she walked away he described her as a “f*****g b***h” in front of report- ers. On the House floor Thursday, she defended not only herself; she defended principle and countless women on the floor of the House of Representatives by addressing this attack. What do you think? Should members of Congress be held to a higher standard? Should she just have accepted this and left it alone? Let’s talk about it. Joseph Martinez: “She is an elect- ed official by the people of the largest city in the US. More impor- tantly, she is a woman who stood up for ALL women. Very powerful statement. I have a daughter and would in no way allow her to be disrespected.” Mary Valadez: “She has earned her position & should be respected & not tolerate any abuse.” Kellie Williams Smith: “I don’t like her at all but it makes him look like an ass. No need for that language coming from anyone in an elected position.” Veronica Amaro: “I am not a fan of AOC, but I think she and every woman in this nation deserve re- spect. She has gained her seat and should use her platform now, more than ever, to represent all women in this country. Had she spat out those nasty words to that Senator, many would be casting stones at her. I applaud her and this shouldn’t have had to be on...

Just a Thought

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Father’s Day

By Steve Walker Today is Father’s Day. It is the day to nationally celebrate and honor all our fathers who are still alive and those who have passed away to include La Prensa Publisher Tino Duran. In my case, my father passed away at the age of 62 in 1985. My grandfather (his father) passed away at 65 in 1962. As a teenager I visited with my grandfather maybe three or four times before we moved for the umpteenth time. Growing up in the fifties I remember Father’s Day at my house as not being overly memorable as a little kid. Later as the teenager in the sixties I remember the family would go to a restaurant for that special Sunday meal celebrating fatherhood Father's Day, accordingly was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19th 1910.Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.  Ironically I am the oldest of six boys. After hearing a sermon about Anna Jarvis's Mother's Day at Central Methodist Episcopal Church in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5th, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June which is today. A bill to get national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to...

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Outstanding Hispanics

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Manuel Gregorio Acosta

Manuel Gregorio Acosta

By Leonard Rodriguez This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and women have positively influenced the face of United States society. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics. Manuel Gregorio Acosta Born May 9, 1921, in Villa Aldama, Mexico, sculptor, muralist and painter Manuel Gregorio Acosta studied art at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. By the early 1950s, he was considered an accomplished painter and painted numerous murals for banks and corporate buildings throughout the Southwest. In 1958, he held his first exhibition and, in 1962, his first one-man show at the Chase Gallery in New York. In 1969, he was commissioned to do a portrait of Cesar Chavez for the cover of Time magazine. To date, Acosta’s works are part of many private and public galleries throughout the U.S., including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington,...

Community

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Air pollution and COVID-19 in Our Communities

Air pollution and COVID-19 in Our Communities

By DeeDee Belmares The effects of COVID-19 and air pollution on Latino communities may seem like different issues but it’s critical to recognize their relation because Latinos are experiencing disproportionate impacts from both. The impacts are significant enough to be characterized as injustices because they are not only happening in San Antonio but across the nation. Air pollution and COVID-19 are harming our health and we can no longer ignore it. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and air pollution in our communities is causing respiratory illnesses like asthma or emphysema. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Latinos have been hospitalized nationwide at a rate of more than four times that of white people due to COVID. In Bexar County, the numbers are equally concerning. Seventy-seven percent of COVID-19 cases in San Antonio are afflicting Hispanics while Anglos account for just 15 percent of the cases. Furthering the burden Latinos face during this health crisis is a lack of insurance that provides for quality healthcare to manage COVID-19 infections.  Twenty-nine percent – or nearly one-third - of Hispanic Texans lack health insurance. How then does air pollution relate to the COVID-19 health crisis? The same people that are force to breathe polluted air are suffering most from the pandemic.  A report from the Clean Air Task Force, LULAC and the National Hispanic Medical Association that analyzes EPA and Department of Health and Human Services data reveals that “industrial polluters are disproportionately located in Latino neighborhoods. “ Some of these polluters are coal-powered plants like CPS Energy’s Spruce Coal Power Plant located in Southeast Bexar County. Coal plants emit particle...

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