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Entries by Esther J. Cepeda from 09/2008

Father's Day: a Million Fathers to March on the First Day of School

| Posted 09.02.2008 | Chicago

When you stop to look at the array of organizations trying to address the crushing problem of poor children being left behind in U.S. schools there are groups out there just getting stuff done, like Chicago's Black Star Project.

I love Sarah Palin's Down Syndrome Baby

| Posted 09.04.2008 | Healthy Living

Forget the fact that, if the McCain/Palin ticket won, Sarah Palin would be the first female vice president in history. If the Alaskan hottie made it i...

Field Trip Over: Meeks' Boycott Kids Finally Out of Media Glare

| Posted 09.04.2008 | Chicago

Anyone who cares about kids in this town getting a shot at a decent education surely looked at the Chicago Public School children who marched into Winnetka and felt the rumbling pride of civil rights crusades past.

Two White Guys "At the Movies"

| Posted 09.09.2008 | Chicago

It's 2008 and some black dude is running for president, but the movie review show based in Chicago - which has one of the largest black and Latino populations in America--couldn't find one single movie writer, reviewer, or blogger "of color" to fill one of the seats?

No Brown Rings and No Education Dollars in Chicago's Olympic Bid

| Posted 09.15.2008 | Chicago

For a bid committee whose web site goes out of its way to tell the story of the 1.8 million Chicagoans of Mexican-American heritage, not a single Hispanic kid made it into the athlete video.

From Chicago to Colombia and Beyond for College Dreams

| Posted 09.22.2008 | Chicago

I stood next to the Chicago river with a skinny little guy who had gotten it into his head that he was going to ride his rickety bicycle from the 'burbs to Argentina for twenty months in order to raise money for low-income students to go to college.

Ethnocentric Etiquette 101 With Anna Post

| Posted 09.24.2008 | Chicago

I took Anna Post's etiquette expertise for a spin on topics most people wouldn't usually dare bring up.

Freedom From Frida: an Interview With Singer Lila Downs

| Posted 09.29.2008 | Chicago

With the release of her newest CD, Shake Away, the 40-year-old songstress Lila Downs has let her hair down, pulled her hemlines up, and is making a case for Mexicans 2.0.