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Posts Tagged ‘California’

After the Fires: Community Perspectives

Hear community leaders’ reactions and reflections on this historic event. After the destruction, cleaning and rebuilding began in Los Angeles, and many different communities rallied to rebuild.

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Yoon Hee Kim is an international tea educator, photographer, tea importer, chef and tea ceremony artist. Ms. Kim holds a B.A. from Smith College in Education with minors in Asian studies and Government, a M.A from Monterey Institute of International Studies in International Public Policy, and has done post-graduate studies in Public Administration and Business.

Joe R. Hicks, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network, is the vice president of Community Advocates, Inc. a privately-funded Los Angeles-based political think-tank.


Roberto Lovato is a writer and commentator at New America Media, a strategy consultant and a Co-Founder of, the country’s pre-eminent online Latino advocacy organization, with a membership of over 250,000 people.

Remembering Rodney

California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera shares a poem he wrote just days after the beating of Rodney King. Juan Felipe Herrera has received multiple awards for his work.

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California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera has received numerous awards and fellowships including various National Endowment for the Arts Writers’ Fellowships, four California Arts Council grants, the UC Berkeley Regent’s Fellowship, the Breadloaf Fellowship in Poetry, and the Stanford Chicano Fellows Fellowship. He has published 21 books of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children. His literary endeavors have garnered the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Hungry Mind Award of Distinction, the Americas Award, and the Focal Award.

Taco USA

Author and columnist Gustavo Arellano visits a new-school taco truck in Irvine, California, and explains how it is only the latest example of the long-standing American love affair with Mexican food.   Arellano also speaks with Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa about his new book “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.”

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Gustavo Arellano

is editor of the OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper in California. Gustavo also writes “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a nationally syndicated and award-winning column. His most recent book is “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.”



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