(John Lamparski/Getty Images) (AUSTIN, Texas) Latino cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is using his art to encourage people to get vaccinated. Alcaraz is the author of the first nationally syndicated Latino political strip "La Cucaracha," and is now creating art for CovidLatino.org to spread information and encourage vaccinations in Latino communities, especially in the Southwest, according to NBC News.
(Mark Ralston/Getty Images) (El Paso, Texas) The anniversary of the El Paso Walmart shooting is coming up as Gov. Greg Abbott continues to fuel false rhetoric about immigrants and passes an executive order allowing the pulling over of immigrants which has caused controversy.
(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Some Latinos are shifting their religious views from Catholicism to evangelical Protestantism, and Latino pastors are founding more churches than ever before, according to The Atlantic.
(Paras Griffin/Getty Images) (AUSTIN, Texas) Marvel announced the continuation of its comic series Marvel's Voices. The series will focus on Latinx heroes and creators, calling the series Marvel’sVoices: Comunidades, according to Remezcla.
(Puerto Rico) A revived Puerto Rico task force in the White House will focus on rebuilding the territory from the damages of the weather crisis and the pandemic, instead of becoming involved in the congressional debate over Puerto Rico's politics, according to NBC News.
(Fiona Goodall/Getty Images) (AUSTIN, Texas) The Austin Latino Coalition is partnering with the U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association de Austin and Curative to provide vaccines at the 63rd Annual A.B. Cantu/Pan American Summer Hillside Concert Series.
(AUSTIN, Texas) A Houston-born 17-year-old entered the Duck Brand competition called "2021 Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest" where she created a dress made entirely out of duct tape that pays tribute to her roots.
(California) The state of California has decided to pay reparations to those who were sterilized under eugenics laws between 1909-1979, according to Reuters. The legislation, called The Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program will give 7.5 million compensate the survivors who went through the practice. The program was part of a budget deal signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.
(AUSTIN, Texas) In between private properties in Southeast Austin off Hoeke Lane lays a cemetery where several Mexican-American residents are buried. The area goes by different names: Montopolis Cemetery and San José II. But the headstones are easy to miss, and the area is overgrown with weeds and shrubs, according to KUT.
(Christian Petersen/Getty Images) (PHOENIX) The Pheonix Suns have been struggling to reach out to Latino fans from various places. But star Devin Booker gave the team a boost of Mexican pride that was able to reach fans.
(Michael Ochs/Getty Images) (AUSTIN, Texas) TheLatino Heritage Scholars that are part of an initiative nonprofit Hispanic Access Foundation, picked seven sites to be preserved as Latino heritage sites.
(Washington State) Washington is dealing with a heatwave and the United Farm Workers are calling on the governor to protect farmworkers. According to the Yakima Herald, the heatwave hitting western Washington can put the cherry crop in danger. But members of the United Farm Workers are tired of hearing more on the protection of the cherries instead of the predominantly Latino workers.
(Michael Dodge/Getty Images) (AUSTIN, Texas) Latinos that live in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are more likely to be uninsured compared to states that expanded Medicaid, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the nonprofit group UnidosUS.
(Álvaro Serrano/Unsplash) (AUSTIN, Texas) Natalie Diaz just made history by being the first Latina to win a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, according to Remezcla. The half Mexican half Native American won for her work titled 'Postcolonial Love Poem.' The poems spoke about the erasure of indigenous peoples and their lands and all the emotions involved.
(Brett Hemmings/Getty Images) (CORONADO, Calif.) On Tuesday, a school district voted to fire a head basketball coach after tortillas were thrown in a taunt against an opposing team from a predominantly Latino high school.
(AUSTIN, Texas) According to a report by the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, Latinas have left the workforce at a higher rate than other demographics and have had some of the highest unemployment rates during the pandemic.
(Glenn Carstens-Peters/Unsplash) (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott recently donated a total of $2.7 billion to different organizations across the country. One of those included Excelencia in Education.