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Written by on January 3, 2011

A blogging conference you might want to attend

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I need to confess. I like blogs. I like them too much. This is why I’m intrigued by the Blogging While Brown conference July 8-9 in Los Angles and why I think if you are black or Latino and blogging is in your heart or you want it to be, you should look into this. […]

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Written by on December 20, 2010

Why this election matters to Chicago: our Jan. 11 election forum for reporters

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Chicago could be a very different place. Or nothing could change. New voices, different voices, community voices could gain control of the public microphone. Or nothing changes, old problems linger and swell,  and Chicago suffers. Come February we will have an unprecedented mayoral election and city council elections and you can make a difference with […]

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Written by on December 15, 2010

Saving the children, the pieces of gold

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We must protect the children, says Maria Padilla, because each is a piece of gold. Behind her stand the mothers in the bright yellow vests they wear to walk their children safely home. Police officer Rafel Yanez recalls the death that led him to form the youth center – all volunteer, all self-supported, all out […]

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Written by on November 11, 2010

You read us. You hear us. You are us. A simple law of success for the ethnic news media.

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You are walking up Cicero and see a new store. Hmph. Good for the neighborhood. It’s doing good. But what’s up next? You see there’s a new doctor on Devon. He’s from Hyderabad, too. He tells you there’s a new Hyderbadi restaurant nearby and that a lot of his patients are doing well in their […]

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Written by on June 1, 2009

We are the sound that never ends – Why the ethnic news media endures

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If all else fails it, the ethnic news media can always count on one thing to survive. It is a connection. It is a legacy. It is a memory. It is another way of listening, hearing, seeing. It carries the sound that lasts for generations. As yet another wonderful NPR program reminded us today, the […]

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Written by on April 7, 2009

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