Voices

Antonio De Loera-Brust is a Joseph A. O'Hare S.J. fellow at America Media from Davis, California. Antonio holds degrees in Film and Television Production and Chicano Studies from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, celebrates his goal during Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Vegas Golden Knights, June 7. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Arts & Culture Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustJune 13, 2018
American sports and politics are lurching toward their next racially charged collision.
Children wait in line for a meal at the Juventud 2000 migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, April 25.
Politics & Society Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustJune 01, 2018
Separating families will not stop drug traffickers or gang members. Its only purpose is to punish migrants seeking their own American dream.
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy meets a resident of Greenville, Miss., in April 1967. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Antonio De Loera-BrustJune 01, 2018
Our measurements of poverty have changed since Robert F. Kennedy’s historic presidential campaign, but the poor and marginalized still need a champion.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Antonio De Loera-BrustMay 30, 2018
The entire planet will soon be gripped in a sudden and near-religious fervor.
In this April 24, 2018 photo, demonstrators protest in honor of those who have died during anti-government protests in Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File)
Politics & Society News
Antonio De Loera-BrustMay 29, 2018
Since protests directed at the Sandinista government in Nicaragua began in April, the Jesuit-run University of Central America has been a target of violence.
Arts & Culture Television
Antonio De Loera-BrustMay 04, 2018
"Dear White People" gets into the nitty-gritty of campus life, where students’ politics must coexist with their personal relationships, and sacred principles must endure alongside collegiate stupidity.
Arts & Culture Books
Antonio De Loera-BrustApril 24, 2018
For those seeking an introduction to the wolf, to individual wolves and to humanity’s similarities with wolves, this readable book is a worthy first dip in the pool.
A medical worker gives a child oxygen following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria, on April 8. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
Politics & Society Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustApril 16, 2018
If the U.S. does not take this opportunity to strike the Assad regime, the lesson to every dictator will be that they can get away with any atrocity that keeps them in power.
A baile folklórico dancer with Balet Alianza Latina performs during a celebration honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, in Houston in December 2016. (CNS photo/Victor Aleman, Angelus News)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Antonio De Loera-BrustApril 06, 2018
Within the U.S. Catholic Church, Latinos are on the path to becoming the new majority. But with a diversity of national origins, the Latino community cannot be limited to one voice.
Politics & Society News
Antonio De Loera-BrustMarch 30, 2018
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a Florida-based farmworker group, led a "Freedom Fast" to draw attention to the epidemic of sexual assault and harassment of farmworker women and to the C.I.W.’s ongoing boycott of the fast-food chain Wendy’s.