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In the name of Dios: Mormon missionaries bring urban Hispanics, Catholics into the church

Traditional greetings—“buenos dias” and smacking kisses, one on each cheek—sound out over the organ music 22-year-old missionary Charisse Horn plays at a Sunday morning service in Logan Square.

A year ago, she’d never spoken a word of Spanish.  Now, as one of about 35 Spanish-speaking missionaries in Chicago, she worships, gives testimony and reads El Libro de Mormon, or the Book of Mormon, all in Spanish. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pink collar jobs perpetuate wage gap between men and women

Midge Wilson, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, came of age when there were very few women in academia.  The absence of female voices spurred a career focused on researching gender issues and racial discrimination. Wilson, now 57,  talks about the wage gap between men and women and how ethnicity factors into the equation.

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Midge Wilson, Professor of Pyschology

A young Chicagoan’s first marathon leads to a new life

By the time 34-year old Lourdes Aceves made it to mile 20, the sun was beating down at 84 degrees. It was early October, and she was running down one of the longest unshaded stretches on the 2008 Chicago marathon. Nearly everyone else around her was walking. Some were sitting on the curb with ice on their heads, their heads in their hands; some had been vomiting from the unseasonable heat. By the end of the race, 125 people had been transported to medical tents, 76 ending up in the hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

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Does a diverse nation need a diverse media?

Hamsa Ramesha by Hamsa Ramesha

We’ve all heard the doom facing mainstream media: the downfall of print, the flawed money-making model of online, and the get-it-free attitude debate over the future of print and the Web. Still, even with today’s financial woes, one part of the journalism business is poised to thrive – ethnic media.

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A new frontier for ethnic media

Hamsa Ramesha by Hamsa Ramesha

The Good: Ethnic media readership is growing

The Great: Which means ethnic media can reach more people and grow too

The Even Better: Which means more coverage of issues related to these minority groups

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