Arkansas organizations are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with events featuring art, food, music and dance.
Baptist Health has opened La Clínica del Pueblo in Fort Smith, a primary care clinic with a bilingual staff that can serve the Spanish-speaking community.
While the future of DACA is tied up in courts, the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas is supporting DACA college students with a new emergency scholarship fund. Applications are due Aug. 17.
“American Mariachi” features an all-Latino cast sharing a story filled with music, family and love. TheatreSquared is hosting in-person and virtual performances through Aug. 29.
EforAll is now accepting applications for its free English and Spanish Business Accelerator programs. The deadline to apply is Oct. 28 and programs start in January 2022.
The Little Rock Black Pride Festival will celebrate Black and Brown members of the LGBTQ community July 23-25.
In this episode of Affirmative Action, we speak with two Latinas about their experiences as members of Arkansas’ transgender community.
The Kiva NWA Hub provides zero interest loans to underrepresented business owners. Interested entrepreneurs can learn more about the process during a free workshop July 22.
A new UAMS study finds Hispanic and Black Arkansans are more likely than white Arkansans to have COVID-19 antibodies. Researchers say the findings underscore importance of vaccinations.
A nearly $4 million grant will support efforts to improve health literacy and reduce health disparities among Latino and Marshallese communities in Northwest Arkansas.
Multicultural librarians and community liaisons are working to connect communities of color with their local public libraries. In this episode, we talk to four Arkansans about their efforts to educate minorities about resources available at libraries.
The Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas’ Cinco de Mayo Festival has a hybrid format this year. The annual event supports scholarships for Latino students.
The Latino Art Project is a Little Rock-based agency that showcases the work of Hispanic artists like muralist José Hernández.
The Senate Education Committee has approved a bill that would permit DACA recipients to become licensed teachers in the state of Arkansas.
Legislation that would allow bilingual education in schools is one of two bills impacting immigrants approved by the House yesterday.
In this episode, we discuss the impact of the state’s new stand your ground law on minorities, and the possibility of legislators approving a hate crimes bill.
Esperanza Massana-Crane is the new director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division.
New policies implemented by President Joe Biden’s administration will impact Arkansas immigrants and refugees.
A ‘stand your ground’ bill has passed the Arkansas Senate and now heads to the Arkansas House Judiciary Committee.
HWOA is hosting a live, virtual watch party for the inauguration. The watch party will be followed by a live forum called The Arkansas Latino Vote.
Arkansas teachers are continuing to learn new platforms and adapt to teaching remotely amid the pandemic.
The report includes 27 recommendations for police reform including enhancing accountability for excessive force and increasing annual mandatory bias training.
DACA applications are being accepted again, but the filing fee can be a barrier. A GoFundMe fundraiser has been created to help Arkansas applicants.
Arkansas artists are receiving funding to support their work which includes the creation of music, poetry, theatre and food.
Arkansas United’s Essential Workers Fund has helped more than 800 families impacted by the pandemic. However, 300 remain on a waiting list.