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.
Politics & Society Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustMarch 29, 2018
Including a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census will have a chilling effect on Latino participation, and that seems to be the whole point.
Arts & Culture Film
Antonio De Loera-BrustMarch 23, 2018
Decades after Oscar Zeta Acosta’s disappearance in Mexico, a new documentary aims to reintroduce him in the context of the Chicano movement.
Politics & Society Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustMarch 12, 2018
​​​​​​​A shared faith was a crucial reason Mexican-Americans came to trust the Kennedys.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Antonio De Loera-BrustFebruary 20, 2018
When I played hockey, other players of color were few and far between.
Border policemen stand next to the sign at the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin June 17, 1986. The sign says: "Achtung! Sie verlassen jetzt West-Berlin" (Attention, you are leaving West Berlin). (CNS photo/Wolfgang Kumm, EPA)
Politics & Society Archives
Antonio De Loera-BrustFebruary 07, 2018
From now on, Berlin will live with the memory of the wall for longer than it lived with the wall itself.
Politics & Society Short Take
Antonio De Loera-BrustJanuary 22, 2018
Democrats, and the Republicans who understand Dreamers are owed protection, could take a lesson from people of color around the country in how to navigate a political process tainted by racism. The lives of 800,000 Dreamers depend on it.
(Photos: Wikipedia Commons, istock, and Trevor Wilson/Unsplash. Illustration by Angelo Canta)
Arts & Culture Books
Antonio De Loera-BrustJanuary 09, 2018
As one delves deeper and deeper into the text, one begins to sense that perhaps the two species are not as different as we might think.