For the first time in the history of the United States the federal government, via a proclamation by a sitting president, acknowledged Indigenous Peoples’ Day this past October 11, 2021. The day, which will be shared with Columbus Day and falls during Hispanic Heritage Month, was first proposed in 1977 and took a long circuitous… [Read More]
As you may have heard, National Hispanic Heritage Month recently wrapped up. It’s a time to celebrate Latino, Hispanic and Latinx contributions to the United States. Maybe all of those words sound the same, but have you ever wondered the differences between these terms? KUNR Contributor María Palma with Noticiero Móvil spoke with several community members and… [Read More]
Media and art are representations of culture and identity. Not surprisingly, the Latino community in the United States has found ways to express itself via the various artforms that exist including the visual arts, dance and theater in addition to publishable mediums like books, movies, and music. For this Hispanic Heritage Month, Noticiero Móvil wanted… [Read More]
Orgullo Latinx is a new collaboration between the Latino Research Center (LRC) at the University of Nevada, Reno, and OUR Center, to support and provide resources to the northern Nevada LGBTQIA+ community, primarily those who identify as Latinx or Hispanic. On July 6, in the heart of the Wells Avenue district, the group held its… [Read More]
It is possible that we have racist members of our family, even if we don’t want to admit it. Our abuelita might not realize it when she points at every African-American passerby and feels the need to comment. Or the tío who tends to assumes someone’s transgression is related to their skin color or race…. [Read More]
Presidential candidate Tom Steyer visited Latino-run small businesses in the Midtown area of Reno late-January and stumped about his economic plan. He also said that President Donald Trump has “targeted Latinos in a racist agenda. The business man said that “Latinos are also American citizens who care a great deal about being able to earn… [Read More]
KUNR’s bilingual student reporter Andrew Mendez has been looking into the unique obstacles Latinx students may face when they enter college. Along with reporting on the hurdles, he’s been researching potential solutions on the local level. He joined our news director Michelle Billman to share his findings.
Nearly one in five students at the University of Nevada, Reno identifies as Latinx. Latinx is a gender-neutral term for Latino. Often, these students are first generation or “first gen” college students and face a unique set of challenges when it comes to retainment and support. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez explores.
As an effort to increase and sustain diversity, the University of Nevada, Reno has added two new dorm wings this school year, specifically for Latinx and LGBTQ+ students. Latinx is a gender neutral term for describing Latinos. KUNR’s Andrew Mendez has this report.
Approximately 38.5 percent of Spanish-speakers in Washoe County speak very little English, which raises concerns on the lack of Spanish-speaking healthcare workers in the area.