Undocumented Immigrants: essential for work, excluded from relief

Sitting on the stairs at the entrance of a building – shy look, short black hair, a tired tone of voice, slim and brown skin- Daniel is wearing a red helmet and vest and next to him a black bike he uses at work every day. Daniel, 25, who preferred not to give me his complete name due to his immigration status, is one of the millions of essential undocumented workers throughout the U.S.

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West Side Story: The Next Chapter

It was September of 1957 when the Puerto Rican Sharks and native-born Jets first rumbled on a Broadway stage in a breakthrough musical called “West Side Story.” In the 64 years since, there have been countless stage performances and a memorable 1961 film that won 10 Academy awards, including one for Rita Moreno, the first Latina to win an Oscar. And now, Broadway’s most recognizable Latino…

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Vicente Fernández, ‘El Rey’, passes away at age 81

Beloved Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, the king of ranchera music has died. He was 81. “Rest in Peace Mr. Vicente Fernández. We regret to inform you of his death on Sunday, December 12 at 6:15 a.m,” Fernández’s death was announced in a post on his official Instagram account; he died in a hospital in Guadalajara in his native state of Jalisco. Fernández was in poor health after a fall in August…

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