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In Memory of Terry Dean Call

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 9:00pm
By Kayla Victor Terry Dean Call, escaped this mortal realm on August 9, 2020 at the age of 74-years-young, just eight days shy of his 75th Birthday. We think he did it on purpose to avoid having to make a decision in the pending presidential election. Terry leaves behind a loving husband, his beloved dogs,… Read More In Memory of Terry Dean Call
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Updated: The El Paso Mass Shooting Archive in Archive-It

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 2:00am
By Miguel Juárez In August 2019, Adan Griego, our colleague at the Stanford University Library, who is originally from El Paso, sent some of us an e-mail suggesting we archive news materials from the August 3, 2019 Walmart Shooting.  Unfortunately, the “El Paso Mass Shooting Archive,” joins other mass shootings which have occurred which are… Read More Updated: The El Paso Mass Shooting Archive in Archive-It
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Ancestors & Familia – Love is Thicker Than DNA

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 8:00pm
By Maria R. Perez, MSSW There are many reasons why folks are searching for their roots. The popularity of genealogy has vastly grown. We see commercials for many websites that help search for ancestors and generate family trees. Plus, with advancements in science getting a DNA test today has become as easy as any other… Read More Ancestors & Familia – Love is Thicker Than DNA
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Four Native El Pasoans Speak Out After the Mass Shooting

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 12:00am
Reflection and Interviews by M. Miranda Maloney M. Miranda Maloney, east Texas I was far from home, 12 hours away in east Texas, when I first heard the news of the mass shooting in El Paso.  At first, I thought surely I was confusing it for another El Paso; perhaps, El Paso County, Colorado? But… Read More Four Native El Pasoans Speak Out After the Mass Shooting
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The El Paso I Lived In

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:59pm
By Chuck Taylor The El Paso I lived in was a very different place. There was no Wally’s near the Bassett Center when I left the city in 1977. K-Mart was the king of retail. Sears was doing OK at Five Points. Of course, I was shocked terribly by the shootings. I was in my… Read More The El Paso I Lived In
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Urgent Appeal from the Far West Texas Legal Defense Fund

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 3:00pm
By Bill Addington Urgent appeal for support (we urgently need your donations) for the emergency start up- reformation of the highly effective non-profit west Texas citizen advocacy – legal action organization I confounded in the 1990’s – the Sierra Blanca Legal Defense Fund Inc. (SBLDF). In the future, we may rename ourselves the Far West… Read More Urgent Appeal from the Far West Texas Legal Defense Fund
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Celia Muñoz’s Message on the August 3rd Anniversary

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 2:43pm
What I want to say from the bottom of my heart is that I know El Paso has always been and will remain Strong!! El Paso has weathered many storms and will this one, too. It has a history of resilience against many odds, especially with changing times and global change. It is La Frontera… Read More Celia Muñoz’s Message on the August 3rd Anniversary
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Que Paso en El Paso?

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 3:09pm
Que paso en El PasoDonde todo es tranquilo ynunca pasa nada??No hay OdioSolo AlegriaSomos Creativos y TalentososY nos gusta trabajarSonrientes trabajamosPaso, que llego uno de Afueraun Tirador querompe la PazDe Pazo…Se llevo veintidos VidasHiriendo Corazones de MilesQue esta pasandoen El MundoEn Agosto 3, 2019 pasoRacismo por El Paso… ©2019 Isela Acihuatl Isela Laca What Happened… Read More Que Paso en El Paso?
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Reflections on August 3rd: Blue Demon Comes to El Paso

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 6:00am
By Dr. Sylvia Peregrino My wife and I were watching television on the morning of August 3rd.  We were going to take her mom and my aunt to watch a Spanish movie downtown at the annual Plaza Classic Film Festival.  It was a black and white Mexican movie about el Santo, a famous Mexican wrestler. … Read More Reflections on August 3rd: Blue Demon Comes to El Paso
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An Open Wound in Plain Sight

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 6:00am
By Claudia Florés I first found out in a text message from my brother on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 3:09 PM EDT – “The family has checked in. We’re all okay here. [Cousin and Aunt] were at Sam’s next door but they’re okay.” Despite being very close to my brother, he’s a man of… Read More An Open Wound in Plain Sight
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Alicia Villa is Frontera Firme (video)

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 7:24am
“I think we wont ever forget what happened that day.” Alicia Villa turned seventy-five this January. She was at Walmart that day having her car serviced. Not only did she survive the shooting, but she helped another person exit the building.
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Glossolalia & The Midnight Saints Perform a Tribute to Art Benavidez

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 3:00am
“Cielo Vista Means Sky View,” is a song from the album released by GLOSSOLALIA & THE MIDNIGHT SAINTS. Members of the group include: Adri Love-vocalsCarlos Espinoza-bassRick Quintanar-drumsAdrian Esparza-guitarand David Dorado Romo- sax, spoken word
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Frontera Firme: One year after the Walmart Shooting

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 10:00pm
By Cynthia Renteria *Spanish version follows the English text. On August 3, 2019, our border community experienced a violent attack. An armed white supremacist drove from the suburbs of Dallas, Texas to El Paso, Texas and opened fire inside a Walmart, killing twenty-three people and wounding many others.We recognize that this attack is a part… Read More Frontera Firme: One year after the Walmart Shooting
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A twisted History of the United States – Part 1

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 10:23am
Note from the author: This outline is the beginning of what I hope will be a meaningful essay on the state of our country today – from my perspective of course. H. W. “Bill” Sparks The longer essay may be broken down into its component parts in order to more concise with my opinions and… Read More A twisted History of the United States – Part 1
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Participate in #Frontera Firme

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 9:30pm
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Webcast: The Mass Shooting in El Paso and Controlling Gun Traffic to Mexico

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 10:19am
Webcast: The Mass Shooting in El Paso and Controlling Gun Traffic to Mexico, Monday, August 312pm Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm EDT / 11am Pacific On the anniversary of a racist attack with assault rifles against Mexicans in a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, which cost the lives of 22 people and wounded… Read More Webcast: The Mass Shooting in El Paso and Controlling Gun Traffic to Mexico
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#Frontera Firme is coming

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 3:09pm
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En Casa con LA Plaza Zoom Series

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 11:46pm
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes continues their tradition of presenting the best of Los Angeles Latinx history, art and culture with En Casa con LA Plaza. Register on Zoom using the links below. Guests can also view live-streamed Sessions on their Facebook page. The series is sponsored by SoCalGas and California Humanities,
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“El Paso Strong” new original country single by Los Niteliters

Sat, 07/25/2020 - 4:03pm
Updated, July 27, 2020. As we are approaching the one-year anniversary of the August 3rd shootings, a critically-acclaimed three-decades-old, Bay Area group called Los Niteliters has recorded an original country western single titled “El Paso Strong.” The song will be will be officially released on all digital download platforms on July 31st. Jesús “Chuy” Covarrubias,… Read More “El Paso Strong” new original country single by Los Niteliters
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What Every Global Citizen Needs to Know About the Decision to A-Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 1:00pm
The debate over the atomic bombings—a controversy that forced the Smithsonian Institution to abandon its Enola Gay exhibit 25 years ago—continues unabated in America today as we approach the 75th anniversary of the incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   Four historians, Gar Alperovitz, Martin Sherwin, Kai Bird, and Peter Kuznick, each of whom has written extensively on the… Read More What Every Global Citizen Needs to Know About the Decision to A-Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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by Dr. Radut