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“I’m Getting Arrested” App Aims to Help Undocumented Immigrants

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New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Mar 08, 2012

PHOENIX — A group of pro-immigrant rights activists in Arizona aim to develop a smartphone application that would help immigrants notify friends, family and their attorney if they are detained and arrested during a traffic stop. Continue reading

Struggle for Equality Continues for Civil Rights Generation

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New America Media, Commentary, L. Toni Lewis, Posted: Mar 03, 2012

Adorned in a freshly-ironed dress and satchel for her books, Ruby Bridges, age six, walked past an angry mob and into the doors of William Frantz Elementary School. The girl’s father was initially reluctant to let his daughter become the school’s first African American student, but her mother felt strongly that the move was needed not only to give her daughter a better education but rather to “take this step forward for all African American children.” Continue reading

Up with Education: A workshop for Latino Families to apply for scholarships


By Mayra Barrios

(bw) STOCKTON, CA – The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC), in partnership with the University of the Pacific and other community organizations, hosted the 9th Annual Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop during the morning of Sunday, January 29th at the A.G. Spanos Hall at University of the Pacific in Stockton.

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Merchants Celebrate 14 years

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Bilingual Weekly News

(bw) STOCKTON, CA — on Friday, October 28th, Comerciantes Unidso (United Merchants) celebrated 14 years of existence at the University Plaza  Hotel, in downtown Stockton.  Dozens of Hispanic business owners, politicians, community business leaders, family members and friends gathered to celebrate the 14 years of service to the Latino Community. 
“it was a humble night, but an important evening for Comerciantes Unidos’ members, as we continue to unite the Hispanic merchants of this city, we mutually support and simultaneously we support our Hispanic community,” Expressed Mario Eguiluz, president of the organization.
As part of the program, members who have contributed with extraordinary activism in the varios programs of the organization were honored.  Among the recipients were:
Obdulia Chávez, owner of Vanssa’s Decorations
Maria Ramos, Volunteer and community activist
Ismael Cortez, President of La Comission Honorifica Mexicana (the Honofiric Mexican Comission)
Vicente Vázquez, board member of Comerciantes Unidos.
Mr. Eguiluz appreciated the support Comerciantes Unidos has offered him, and he invited the continual participation with the organization to achieve greater benefits for the community.
Comerciantes Unidos is formed by San Joaquin County Spanish speaking business owners.

Cinco De Mayo Parade and 1st Annual Menudo Cook-off

By Bilingual Weekly News

STOCKTON, CA —The traditional Cinco de Mayo Parade —scheduled for downtown Stockton on May 1, 2011— will kick-off with a Menudo Cook-off during the evening of Saturday, April 30, 2011. Continue reading


Bilingual Weekly

SACRAMENTO, CA– Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani (D-Livingston) named Stockton City Councilmember Susan Talamantes Eggman as the 17th Assembly District’s Woman of the YearContinue reading

Dement, from real estate to real politician

Tracy, CA / Bilingual Weekly

Juana Dement is the sole Latino out of nine candidates for the Tracy City Council two available seats. This single fact moved us to ask her for an interview. This is what she said… Continue reading

Opinion:Insult to Injury

Thomas Benigno / Bilingual Weekly Contributor

The stunning allegations by Meg Whitman‘s house keeper, Ms. Nicky Diaz, is that Ms. Whitman knew that Ms, Diaz was a non documented worker. Now Ms. Whitman says it was her husbands fault, and that he didn’t follow through with the necessary paper work. Continue reading

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