CINCO DE MAYO ORGANIZER Marcos Mora Celebrates Heritage

It’s difficult even for Marcos Mora himself to encapsulate everything he’s involved in. He’s been a real estate agent with Nebraska Realty since 2013. In 2000, he founded (and today still runs) Latino Productions, which serves a bilingual market with marketing services, event...
Posted On 19 May 2017

OLLAS NAMES NEW DIRECTOR

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska Omaha announced last week the appointment of its new director, Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco, who has also been named associate professor for the Sociology/Anthropology Department. Doña-Reveco’s...
Posted On 11 May 2017

LAWYER VANDENBOSCH talks about the rights of immigrants

There is a lot of worry and fear in our Latino community over the rumors over the latest executive order from President Trump who has ordered several changes to the immigration process, particularly regarding deportations,” said Lawyer Predictably, Stothert won the western,...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017

On Stage or in Front of a microphone Gonzalez shows he’s got enough talent to last for a long time

It’s Friday night and Oscar Gonzalez, better known as DJ Chocheman, is getting ready to start a live mix for Lobo 97.7 FM at the Tequila Night Club (3050 L St.). He arrived at said club “by chance,” but it was thanks to this that he managed to become part of the...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017

A Book A Day keeps the blues aways for avid reader and writer

There are book lovers and then there’s Ashley Xiques, an Elkhorn South graduate and UNO sophomore. The 20-year-old caught the bug after being swept away by a Young Readers fantasy series in her early teens. Countless books later, she’s now a self-described “full-time bo...
Posted On 04 Apr 2017

STUDY ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING IN NEBR ASK A

The Women’s Fund of Omaha, who partnered with the Creighton Human Trafficking Initiative, published a study on sex trafficking in Nebraska. Shockingly, “Nebraska’s commercial sex market” reports that 900 individuals in Nebraska are sold for sex each month and many are sold...
Posted On 04 Apr 2017

Rights and Planning Guide: Part 4 – What are Your Rights? The Right to Remain Silent

You have the right to remain silent.
This right is exercised by telling ICE or police agents that you would like to speak to your attorney before answering any of their questions. This right can be exercised even if you have already spoken to the agent. It can be exercised even...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017

EMILIANO LERDA

Every year a series of awards are bestowed in the city of Omaha to young professionals who excel thanks to their leadership, passion, and commitment to the community. They are the Jaycees, and today the name of Emiliano Lerda, a Latino individual who has worked hard to fight for...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Love Never Gets Old – Even at 100

LA OPINION/NEW AMERICA MEDIA , NEWS FEATURE, FRANCISCO CASTRO LOS ANGELES – After simply saying “Hi” and looking at each other from afar for some years, Rudy Calderon finally stood up, gave a hug and kiss to Christina Reed on their birthday. The celebration was...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017

AUSTIN ORTEGA’S OMAHA HOCKEY

Omaha Maverick senior Austin Ortega, aka “California Hot Sauce,” is ending his collegiate ice hockey journey knowing he’s defied stereotypes. Though he excelled at the sport as a youth in his native California, making it in the elite amateur ranks was another matter. As a Latino...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017