Latino and Muslim

The temperature was falling faster than the setting sun on a Friday evening that felt more like Autumn than Spring. Car after car with members of the Ojalá Foundation rolled into the parking lot of Fairplay Foods on Chicago’s Southwest Side for the weekly “Neighborly Deeds Initiative” of passing out food to the homeless. “As-salamu…

White People Don’t Like Me (And that’s ok)

Did that title grab your attention? For some of you, it’s unsettling. Others, a reaffirmation. To many, empathy. To be clear. There are many white people who like me (smiling). I have many white colleagues, friends and relatives who appreciate and respect me, as I do them. This story is about the resentment of white…

Opinion: Family Separation…”It’s About Color”

Will anyone in the Trump administration be held responsible? Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen certainly should be held accountable for the physical and psychological pain migrant children are enduring. The despicable result of the heartless policy would have been easily predicted had anyone on Trump’s team (including the President) would’ve treated people escaping terror as…

Donald Trump: The Politics of Fear

OPINION: The threat to our nation aren’t immigrants coming to the U.S.A. 🇺🇸 through the southern border, legally or not. The threat is president Donald Trump’s politics of fear. What’s most important to him (Trump) is the repetition of the lie to the MAGA hat wearing zealots who will be at the Coliseum, undoubtedly chanting…

Mr. President, STOP Using “Illegal Aliens”

Mr. President, stop using the derogatory and inaccurate term, “illegal aliens”. Last night, President Donald Trump repeatedly used those demeaning words in his speech from the Oval Office to instill fear and win favor for his campaign promise to build a border wall that many critics say is too costly and unnecessary. Pulitzer prize winning journalist Jose Antonio…

The Latino Vote 🗳in Election 2018: So What?

It will be some time before we learn whether or not the Latino Vote 🗳 made a difference in the midterm elections of 2018. Leading up to Election Day, there were mixed signals 👍🏼👎🏼 if this would finally be the year that the so called “Sleeping Giant” would awake. Many Democrats 🐴 were counting on…

Image is EVERYTHING

”Live in Springfield, Jenifer Abreu, KOLR 10 News.¨ Being a reporter like Jenifer, for a local television station or national network or even a digital news outlet isn´t easy. It takes a lot of preparation to get right, what is more often than not 15 to 30 seconds of face time. As the most visible member…