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Part One: Tomas Benitez on his friend Sister Karen of Self Help Graphics

Cathy Weiss | Posted 12.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

Tomas Benitez has spent his life in the arts community of East Los Angeles -- as a writer, Shakespearean actor, consultant to the Smithsonian, UCLA, a...

Part Two: Day of the Dead at Self Help Graphics

Julia Wasson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

When Sister Karen died, Self Help Graphics lost some support from the diocese, including eventually the use of their building. One of the changes was...

Gabriel Lerner

Latinos Demand Justice For Trayvon Martin

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 07.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Hundreds of Latinos gathered Sunday afternoon in East Los Angeles to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal on all charges for the killing of unarmed, b...

Organizing and Partnering for School Change in East Los Angeles

Martin J. Blank | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
Martin J. Blank

In the past several years, the efforts of a community organizing group, a dedicated group of teachers, an array of community partners, the students, and the parents converged to demand change in East LA-- and to make it a reality.

Twenty Years After The Los Angeles Riots

Luis J. Rodriguez | Posted 06.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Luis J. Rodriguez

The L.A. disturbances weren't inevitable, but you could see why they happened. Looking deeper, it all makes sense.

WATCH: LA's Darling Receives HUGE Check

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.16.2012 | Los Angeles

LA's darling, Caine Monroy, who created Caine's Arcade in East Los Angeles, is not just a local hero -- he's an international inspiration. In addition...

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

WATCH: Boy's Cardboard Arcade Lands Him A College Scholarship

HuffingtonPost.com | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 04.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Meet Caine Monroy. He is nine years old and he spent his summer break last year meticulously building a makeshift arcade—appropriately named "Caine...

Baseball Star Gives Back To East L.A. Youth

Posted 04.05.2012 | Latino Voices

This article is part of a series published in partnership with the Boyle Heights Beat. By Lesly Juarez When reporters ask 27-year-old Toronto Bl...

L.A. Artist Gronk on Painting for Opera and ASCO

Mat Gleason | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Fresh off the Pacific Standard Time survey of ASCO at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gronk talks about letting go of the past and reveals where his archives have landed.

Gusmano Cesaretti Captures East LA's Heart And Soul

Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts

When photographer Gusmano Cesaretti emigrated to East LA from Italy in the 1970s he was captivated by the cultural differences. Among the first to doc...

In Tough Times, East LA Community Joins Together

Posted 12.07.2011 | Latino Voices

This article is part of a weekly series published in partnership with the Boyle Heights Beat. It appears on Wednesdays. By Rosa Solache Famil...

OBITUARY: Richard S. Amador Sr., Founder Of Top Latino Nonprofit Group

www.latimes.com | Posted 12.03.2011 | Latino Voices

Richard S. Amador Sr., a California-born son of migrant farmworkers who became a nationally recognized expert in community and economic development an...

Latinos, Numbers and the Real World

Max Benavidez | Posted 10.15.2011 | Latino Voices
Max Benavidez

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in a Brookings Institution article that the United Nations had estimated that white Americans, if ranked as a separate nation, would lead the world in well-being, a measure that combines life expectancy, educational achievement, and income.... Hispanic Americans would rank thirty-second.

El Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe: A Reflection

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

Every year Catholic Latinos throughout the world celebrate El Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe, a glorious day celebrating the mother of Jesus Christ.

Trashpicking to Pay Rent in East LA

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

Home to Hollywood glamour and celebrities, the City of Angeles is also known as the homeless capital of the country, a bewildering juxtaposition for a 1st-world nation.