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Nothing is perfect in life. We love our site and we could not bring with us hundreds of stories, perspectives and opinions we wrote for years first as a volunteer project aiming to tell our stories from a Latinx perspective and later as part of the Latino Connection, Latino Community Connection and later formally as…

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LCF Georgia Supports and Celebrates Dekalb County’s Efforts for an Inclusive People’s Democracy

The “#Dear Georgia,It’s Time” campaign launched with the belief that all Georgia voters should be included in our democracy. In just 6 weeks, we won a major victory to expand language access for Georgia voters. Dekalb County becomes the first county to voluntarily provide resources and sample ballots in Spanish and Korean.

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The Latino Community Fund Affirms that Black Lives Matter

(Art credit to Favianna Rodriguez, poster created for the Black and Latino Summit in LA in 2008) The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) recognizes the need to mobilize and organize against institutional racism and White Supremacy and unequivocally affirms that Black Lives Matter.  We honor the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon “Sean” Reed,…

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Maya in the US – The Maya Heritage Community Project (by Alan LeBaron, PhD)

The Ancient Maya Indians have long fascinated academic researchers and the general public. This interest follows from their many achievements, such as their construction of great cities; their independent discovery of the mathematical concept of zero; their calendars, which achieved high accuracy before those of the Europeans; and their sophisticated system of writing. Indeed, considering the…

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Unknown Cuban Stories Told in Georgia

Cubans have helped build America for decades. In Georgia, their role has been instrumental in the development and growth of the Latino community and the resources and social services that have become the safety net for the community in the state. Between 1950-1980, Cubans were the predominant group in Atlanta, making up to 53% of the…

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Being Latino Means I am Breaking the Status Quo and Enlightening the World of my Culture and Heritage (by Leri Argueta)

(This essay was originally posted @ GALEO.org website. We are re-posting in an effort to increase awareness of the voices and opinions of Latinos in Georgia) I am the son of Latino immigrants, whose footsteps crossed the deserts of Mexico, whose sweat, blood and teardrops stained the path that crossed 3 countries and 4 states as they…

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Why Georgia DACA Students are Entitled to In State Tuition

By Charles H. Kuck, Kuck Immigration Partners Ever since President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program the question has been asked in Georgia by DACA beneficiaries, can I now pay “in-state” tuition at Georgia Colleges and Universities?  The question is simple, but the answer is complicated because of the differences between…

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