In ‘itty-bitty Fairmont City’ library is heart of a fast-growing Latino community in Illinois

It’s a common sight at the Fairmont City Library Center: Students discussing the grammar and syntax of English sentences in small groups. On a recent night, the teacher wanted to know what another word for “per” is. The word got lost in translation. Some students suggested “for,” but in the sentence the teacher gave the … More In ‘itty-bitty Fairmont City’ library is heart of a fast-growing Latino community in Illinois

25 Years After Designation, Westside Kansas City Residents Remain Proud Of Avenida Cesar Chavez

This spring marks 25 years since 23rd Street in the Westside neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri, was named after civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. The efforts the community went through echo the current attempt by a coalition of black leaders to rename Paseo Boulevard after Martin Luther King Jr. A petition drive, backed by Democratic U.S. … More 25 Years After Designation, Westside Kansas City Residents Remain Proud Of Avenida Cesar Chavez

Portland’s Fastest Growing Ethnic Group Struggles To Be Counted

The 2020 U.S. census will take a closer look at the racial make-up of America – asking for even more specifics about ethnicity. For one racial group in the Pacific Northwest, the census offers a chance to build on the success of the last go-round – a survey that showed a surprising result when it came … More Portland’s Fastest Growing Ethnic Group Struggles To Be Counted