There are a record 32 million Latinos projected to be eligible to vote, according to Pew Research. That’s about 13.3% of all voters. Latinos are also expected to be the fastest-growing racial or ethnic minority in a presidential election.
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is spreading through the entire world with nearly 2 million positive cases on April 15th, 2020. As most of us are staying and working from home, it's important to put mental health at the forefront.
On December 12, Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated across the world. She appeared to an indigenous man, Juan Diego in 1531 as the Virgin Mary and converted millions of Mexicans to Catholicism. For Mexican Catholics, she is the Mother of God and more than just a religious symbol.
Learn about how Native Americans feel about Thanksgiving and how they're represented in children's books. Jo Ironshield from Sage Sisters of Solidarity talks about how she sees the American holiday as a day of mourning.
Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. However, we've seen it expand into the United States and its stores. Now you can buy your decorations for your altar at basically any store. You'll hear about Day of the Dead's history, how it's changed, and it merging into pop culture.
A group of teenage girls raising money by selling paletas - Mexican popsicles - so they can afford a class trip to Washington D.C.
And reclaiming "chingona," a once derogatory term used against Latinas. It's now the word "boss women" like the paleteras call themselves.
Mercado on Fifth, in its fourth year, attracting an average of 1,000 people every Friday! It is a staple in Moline, bringing together people of all ages and ethnicities, making its mark in the Quad Cities. We'll hear from the President, Maria Ontiveros.
It's Hispanic Heritage Month, one of the most important times of the year for Latinos, and the Latino population is only growing. What does this mean for the Quad Cities? We'll hear from fiesta organizers and community members.