Month: August 2020

East Los Angeles rally honors Chicano Moratorium 50 years later

By Erik Galicia Shades of the Chicano Movement of old filled the streets of East Los Angeles on Aug. 29 for the 50th anniversary of a massive Vietnam War protest and the death of an influential journalist. Sabino Ramirez, 73, of Montebello, said he was present at that protest Aug. 29, 1970. “Back then Hispanics

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Editorial: Americans need another stimulus package

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Welcome to the Great Depression 2.0. Our country’s unemployment has not reached such dismal levels since the 1930s. While the U.S. Department of Labor reported a 0.9% decrease in unemployment in July, amounting to 16.3 million unemployed people, the department admits an overall increase of 10.6 million unemployed people since

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Opinion: Trump’s smears Kamala Harris with another racist “birther” hoax

By Jonathan Ramirez President Donald Trump again resorted to xenophobia and reignited the familiar “birther” conspiracy against his political opponent Kamala Harris with no basis in reality.  After Joe Biden chose Harris to be his running mate on Aug. 11, I was mentally prepared to roll my eyes at the potential racist or sexist remarks

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Opinion: Impulsive reopening of K-12 schools endangers society

By Erik Galicia By now you may have seen the viral photos of a crowded Georgia high school hallway taken Aug. 4, the first day of the fall semester. A few students were seen wearing masks. The vast majority were not as they squeezed through the locker-lined walkway in the closest possible proximity to each

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Opinion: NBA COVID-19 regulations see success, MLB’s do not

By Erik Galicia Be like the NBA. The COVID-19 safety protocols they unveiled in June are based on CDC guidance and involve constant testing for players and staff who live in what has come to be known as “The Bubble.” Only 22 of the NBA’s 30 teams were invited to the bubble this season, which

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American Cholo pushes for Brown unity and political participation

By Erik Galicia Hollywood is perceived across the globe as the land of stars and glamour.  But just across the hills that hold the world famous Hollywood sign lie the barrios of North Hollywood, which in the 1980s and ’90s were plagued by gang violence. That’s where Gil Tejada, 41, got his start. He spent

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Movie Review: “The Tax Collector” reinforces negative Hispanic stereotypes

By Stephanie Arenas Another formulaic Latino gang film has stained Latinx culture. Filmmaker David Ayer produced a poorly written storyline with his thriller “The Tax Collector,” which further cemented stereotypes about the Hispanic community. Gangster enforcers Creeper (Shia Lebeouf) and David Cuevas (Bobby Soto) work collecting taxes from Los Angeles street gangs for a prison

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California Community Colleges chancellor discusses cuts and student advocacy

By Erik Galicia The head of the California Community College system called for students to actively participate in advocacy for their needs as they navigate the financial uncertainty of the fall 2020 semester. The system is looking at around $1.5 billion in deferrals for the 2020-21 academic year, meaning colleges may not receive that amount

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News Briefs Aug. 20

RCC Welcome Week 2020 This year’s Welcome Week will be broadcast on Riverside City College’s YouTube channel from Aug. 17 to 22. The Admissions and Records Department will hold a presentation on education rights entitled “Protecting Your Lair” on Aug. 20. Engagement centers and academic deans will broadcast a welcome message Aug. 21. Campus police

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Riverside Community College District campuses may fully open in spring 2021

By Erik Galicia Students may be allowed back to their respective Riverside Community College District campus by spring 2021, assuming everything goes as planned. The district’s Safe Return Task Force has outlined a four phase plan for returning to campus, which aligns with the California Resilience Roadmap stages of reopening. Phase D, which assumes the

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