Esther Cepeda / Politics

Hispanic Women Flock to the Movies

CHICAGO -- My family attended the first morning screening of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," which won last weekend's box office with a $73 million debut.

According to Lucas Shaw's recent article "Hispanic Women Are This Summer's Most Avid ...

What $3.7 Million Could Do for Chicago

CHICAGO -- It is hard not to wonder what kind of impact $3.7 billion -- the amount President Obama has requested to deal with the child migrant border crisis -- might have on the traumatized children of Chicago's South Side.

If a humanitarian ...

For July, Let Kids Be Kids

CHICAGO -- We're deep into my family's unprecedented ``Summer of Lethargy.''

SOL (for those of you who like acronyms) is progressing as anyone might expect. At present count, my youngest son has been in pajamas for a good 42 hours and counting. ...

How Polarized? Not That Much

CHICAGO -- America is growing more polarized -- or so we've read in what seems like a zillion headlines in the weeks since the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released "Political Polarization in the American Public."

This is the ...

The Need to Keep Minority Teachers

CHICAGO -- Few issues in education are more important than the retention of high-quality teachers. And that goes double for high-performing minority teachers. There are more of them among the teacher corps these days, but they are still hard to ...

The Reparations Difference

CHICAGO -- In his 2004 book "The Presumed Alliance: The Unspoken Conflict Between Latinos and Blacks and What It Means for America," author Nicolas C. Vaca shatters the myth of a Rainbow Coalition among minorities.

Paraphrasing Latino activist ...