The Entrepreneur from Buenaventura

            Humberto Garces was sitting in a restaurant in Colombia with his father, Humberto Garces Angulo, a prominent union leader at the port of Buenaventura, when a series of shots rang out. His father was shot four times, one bullet piercing his heart, killing him instantaneously. Humberto was shot five times, leaving him immobilized and in convalescence for over a year before he could walk and become active again. During that time he was moved from town to town by family and friends fearing for his life.  

September 10, 2020 by Jose Sueiro

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The Medrano's Legacy

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What GALA Theatre Means to our Community

           GALA Theatre is a local treasure. For close to 50 years Hugo & Rebecca Medrano have fulfilled their passion for bringing the performing arts to the Latino community of the Washington metropolitan area. Rebecca's ceaseless passion for organizing and Hugo's exquisite esthetic for the mise-en-scene have created a community masterpiece, the crown jewel of the creative arts for Spanish speaking Washington. 

Michelle Obama's Profile in Courage

           In these trying times with so much upheaval, where negative and tragic news seem to continually bombard us on so many levels, it was uplifting and inspiring to hear the remarks of ex-First Lady Michelle Obama on the dangers...

August 10, 2020 by Jose Sueiro

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jonetta rose barras: Skirting DC law with government approval

Some top executives in DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration appear to be suffering from amnesia. Maybe it’s the stress of dealing with the novel coronavirus...

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Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad – and are visiting parks to cheer up

Joe Roman, University of Vermont and Taylor Ricketts, University of Vermont The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is the deepest and longest period of malaise...

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Parents with children forced to do school at home are drinking more

Susan Sonnenschein, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Elyse R. Grossman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health The Research Brief is a short take about...

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Love avocados? Thank the toxodon

  Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State University  Leer en español. Given avocado’s popularity today, it’s hard to believe that we came close to not having them in our...

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jonetta rose barras: A government of redundancies

The DC Council Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Ward 4’s Brandon Todd, recently gave preliminary approval to the Racial Equity Achieves Real Change Amendment...

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COVID-19 Unmasks Inequality in Health Care, Economics and Criminal Justice Among Youths

This is the first in a two-part series about low- and moderate-income youth. Part two will focus on the efforts of youth serving organizations in...

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Love avocados? Thank the toxodon

  Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State University  Leer en español. Given avocado’s popularity today, it’s hard to believe that we came close to not having them in our...

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How DC Mayor Bowser used graffiti to protect public space

  Rebekah Modrak, University of Michigan When President Donald Trump sent heavily armed federal law enforcement officers and unidentified officers in riot gear into Washington, D.C. during the height of protests recently, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser responded by painting “BLACK LIVES MATTER” directly on the street leading to the White House. While...

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Uprisings after pandemics have happened before – just look at the English…

In this 1470 illustration, the radical priest John Ball galvanizes the rebels. The British Library Susan Wade, Keene State College As a professor of medieval Europe...

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