Julie Contreras holds a shell with burning incense as she participates Friday in a prayer vigil outside the School City of Hammond administration building. The group prayed for an end to racism against Latinos in Hammond during the vigil from noon to 5 p.m.
Julie Contreras, of the Indiana Latino Agenda, holds a shell with burning incense Friday during a prayer vigil outside the School City of Hammond administration building.
Julie Contreras, left, of the Indiana Latino Agenda; Patricia Maciel, of Blue Island, Ill.; Daniela Asso Maciel, of Mexico City; and Daniel Munoz, of Zacatecas, Mexico, pray for an end to racism against Latinos in Hammond during a vigil Friday outside the School City of Hammond administratio…
Between 2006 and 2010, the achievement gap between white and Latino third-graders in Illinois almost doubled, making change urgent, Latino advocates say.
CHICAGO | For an area that has one of Chicago's oldest Spanish-speaking enclaves, the Southeast Side doesn't reflect that fact in its political representation in City Hall.
Chicago's melting pot has been stirred in the past 10 years, resulting in the dispersal of the Latino population. Experts say that if changes in the Hispanic community continue, Chicago will have a new flavor.
East Chicago is 52 percent Latino, yet 4,000 Latino registered voters stayed home in May.
HAMMOND | Bishop Noll Institute's Hispanic Scholarship Fund awarded five $5,000 scholarships to graduating seniors.
The five recipients of scholarships from the Bishop Noll Institute Hispanic Scholarship Fund are, from left, Alec Rodriguez, of Chicago; Elizabeth Lira, of Chicago; Brandon Torres, of East Chicago; Carmen Cordova, of Hammond, and Eric Rivera, of Munster.
Centier Bank donated Spanish versions of its book "Three Cups" which teaches proper savings to children to the Hammond Hispanic Community Committee. Pictured from left are Dian Reyome, Centier Financial literacy coordinator; Sylvia Planer, HHCC president and Mitzi Egnatz, HHCC board member.
HAMMOND | In their continuing effort to promote financial literacy for all ages, Centier Bank donated 10 copies of the Spanish version of "Three Cups" i.e., "Tres Tazas" to the Hammond Hispanic Community Committee to distribute throughout their population.
A Washington-based research group says people who are pushing to eliminate the right of U.S. citizenship to children born in this country to undocumented parents will not be getting the results they expect.
CHICAGO | The Catholic Church of the Annunciata's annual summer festival has become a combination of the old and the new ethnic groups that live in the East Side neighborhood.
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