Nation Jun 30Spanish colonial monuments fuel racial strife in U.S. Southwest
Spain's enduring hold over the territory that is now New Mexico made it unlike other areas in the Southwest and opened the door for memorializing the Spanish influence.
Arts Jun 30Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82
Anaya came onto the scene with his breakthrough work, "Bless Me, Ultima," in 1972. The novel about a young Mexican American boy's relationship with an older curandera, or healer, influenced a generation of Latino writers.
Politics Jun 03Primary wins put New Mexico closer to all-female U.S. House delegation
New Mexico Democrats nominated two Latinas and a Native American woman in primaries on Tuesday. Republican voters also nominated a member of the Cherokee Nation and a Hispanic woman for two of those races.
Nation Jun 02Childhood inequities worst for black and Native American communities, report says
A Save the Children report released Tuesday found that children in the most disadvantaged counties die at rates up to five times of children elsewhere in the same state.
Arts May 26Jimmy Cobb, ‘Kind of Blue’ drummer for Miles Davis, dies
Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis' 1959 "Kind of Blue" groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday.
Nation Feb 03Iranian Americans fear ‘othering’ as U.S.-Iran tensions escalate
Iranian Americans across the U.S. say they are experiencing renewed anxiety since the U.S. and Iran traded threats and military strikes.
Arts Jan 29‘American Dirt’ backlash from Latino readers is part of a long publishing war
"American Dirt," a novel about migrants from Mexico and cartel violence, continues to draw criticism from some Latino writers and activists. It's written by Jeanine Cummins who is of Irish and Puerto Rican descent.
Nation Aug 11Mass shootings have Latinos worried about being targets
The spate of recent mass shootings have some Hispanics looking over their shoulders, avoiding speaking Spanish in public and seeking out escape routes amid fears they could be next.
Nation Aug 07El Paso, with deep Mexican American past, rallies amid pain
The massacre that killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso struck a city that has long been the cradle of Mexican American culture and immigration and suffered through bloody episodes of racial violence in the past.
World Jul 14Trump’s remarks about changing European culture draw ire
Trump, the grandson of a German immigrant and the son of a Scottish immigrant to the United States, described immigration as negative for Europe.