Stories tagged: "latinos"


The grueling COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Charlotte artist Rosalia Torres Weiner created her annual Dia De Los Muertos altar, or "ofrenda," which will be debuted this weekend in Charlotte. Here, Torres Weiner shows off her work in 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. (Photo by Sergio Ochoa courtesy of Torres Weiner)
An ‘Ofrenda’ for Healing: How the Pandemic Changed One NC Artist’s Dia De Los Muertos Altar

"It’s been really hard for people to lose loved ones. We need the little somethings that bring us together and art does that.”

Marion is hosting its fifth annual Dia de los Muertos event this year. (Image via Facebook)
Dia de los Muertos Is Nobody’s Halloween. 11 Ways to Experience This Joyful Tradition in NC.

It’s about celebrating and communing with loved ones who’ve passed away. Look for these North Carolina events in the coming weeks.

A new study draws a direct correlation between healthcare inequalities, particularly for Latino families, and the refusal to expand Medicaid in states like North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
12 States Refuse to Expand Medicaid. This Is How It Hurts Latinos.

Healthcare inequalities in North Carolina’s low-income communities are related to the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid.

Ever Lopez with his family after he was denied his diploma at Asheboro High School this past weekend. (Image via the Lopez family)
Denied his Diploma for Displaying a Mexican Flag, an NC Teen Calls for Change

Ever Lopez was denied his high school diploma for wearing a Mexican flag to his NC graduation. He and his family want to celebrate all Latino graduates.

Latino Students Juggle Remote Learning and Translating for Families During Pandemic

The adaptation to online learning during the pandemic is extra challenging for families who speak little English.

Democrat Ricky Hurtado was the lone member of his party to win a contested race in deeply-red Alamance County. What does that mean for NC Latino voters?
What Ricky Hurtado’s Big Win in Alamance County Means for NC Latinos

A longtime NC advocate for Latino residents says the state is reckoning with a powerful new bloc of voters that could change party politics.

Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
When Talking About the ‘Latino Vote’ Make Sure to Mention These Five Latino Organizations

The massive turnout is the result of grassroots organizations that have been mobilizing Latinos for decades, not just during this election.