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Edie R Lambert
Lilia Garcia Jimenez
September 4 - 102003
''Your Presence Is Not Requested''
December 21, 2005
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed immigration legislation that would make illegal US presence a crime rather than a civil offense. If it becomes a law, it would affect most Latino adults...
'Long overdue' - Perez Appointment to Board
Article about appointment of Javier M. Perez as first Hispanic person appointed to Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.
'Never once' did Rodriguez expect reward
September 18 - October 1, 2003
Paul Rodriguez is the 2003 recipient of Commerce Bank's Community Service Award. Rodriguez built his company, Rodriguez Mechanical Contractors, from a small start-up business to one of Greater Kansas City's...
A Bleeding Passion
July 20 - August 2, 2006
Article profiles artist, Luis Garcia. His "bleedingbrown" website includes a blog, podcast initiative store and manifesto for members of minority groups. His exhibit, "The Chicano Experience", featured...
A Brown Out
Describes a long-standing "climate of discrimination" against Hispanic employees at Kansas City Power and Light.
A Life in Books: Primitivo Garcia School Honors Community Hero
April 20 - 26, 2006
Primitivo Garcia School will honor Irene H. Ruiz at a special assembly on May 5, 2006. Article describes her work as an employee at Kansas City Public Library to build up Spanish language collections and...
A Pillar of the Community
January 21, 2009
Guadalupe Centers, Inc., is celebrating 90 years of service to the Latino community and the 30th anniversary of its executive director, Cristobal Medina. Reported to be the oldest Latino organization in...
Action Stires with Visit of Latin Leader Here
November 20, 1955
Photos and biographical article about the visit to Kansas City in 1955 by "the former president of the Dominican Republic [in the Caribbean Sea], Rafael Leonidas Trujillo," or General Rafael Trujillo....
Adelante Mujeres! Celebrating women's history month.
March/13 - 19/2003
Profiles of three Hispanic women who have achieved recognition in their community are provided. Gloria Beessenbacher is a specialist for Mexico serving in multiple roles. Susie Castro is a martial arts...
Adios amigo...Are affluent newcomers putting the squeeze on old West side residents?
March 18-24, 2004
Article discusses the perception by some that "gentrification" is squeezing out the Hispanic and lower income population on Kansas City's west side.
Agencies Find Home at Thacher
December 7 - 13, 2006
The Thacher Multicultural Center at 5008 Independence Avenue provides "an array of services to English language learners and their families" in the Kansas City School District. A number of community agencies...
Agency Could Lose Funding
January 11, 2011
The West Side social services agency Guadalupe Center may not be able to receive county funding because Genaro Ruiz, who recently took the position of associate director of operations at Guadalupe, is...
An Open Letter To Northeast's Latino Community
Unsigned letter concerning the lack of Latino involvement in matters of civic concern. Writer urges participation in American culture as well as perserving the native culture.
Archuleta leads by Example
June 25, 2005
Profile of hotelier Russell Archuleta, also discusses economic development in Kansas City, Kansas. Archuleta is General Manager of the Great Wolf Lodge there.
Area Hispanic Population Rises
August 11, 2008
Between July 2006 to July 2007, "in the six counties--Johnson, Wyandotte, Clay, Platte, Jackson and Cass--the total population grew 1.26 percent to 1.74 million. Within that figure, the Hispanic population...
Armourdale honors Hispanic businesses.
Article about Armourdale Renewal Associations awards to Reyna's Bakery, Taqueria Mexico and Bernardino Bravo.
Art in Columbus Park Gallery Draws a Crowd
June 5-22, 2005
Review of show by "muralist, artist, musician, actor and filmmaker" John Bonifacio Morenos.
Artist Celebrates Mujeres in GCI Show
November 30-December 12, 2007
Article profiles artist Alisha Gambino. Her show, Mujeres, runs December 7, 2007 through January 31, 2008 at the Guadalupe Centers. Inc.
Artist Makes her Mark in Vivid Colors
August 14, 1985
Artist Anabella Pena, or "Uxmal," has painted Maya-themed murals in places such as Plaza de Ninos and the Ruiz Branch of Kansas City Public Library. She also works with young people, training them in arts...
Artistic Tributes Strengthen Hero's Legacy
December 9 - 22, 2004
Story of painting of Primitivo Garcia by artist, Jose Pecina done for Primitivo Garcia World Language School. It also discusses the efforts by "Tivo's" niece, Monica Garcia, to make her uncle's story more...
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