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Black and Latino Children are often Overlooked When it comes to Autism.

Sherry Alvarez says she knew there was something different about her son since he was about 9 months old. Back then Sherry says his pediatrician told her there was nothing to worry about, ” ‘Boys are a little slower than girls, so let’s just wait until his second birthday.’ ” We aren’t using Sherry’s son’s…

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Cultural Representation in Charter, Public, and Private Schools.

  It’s not often that an average high school student will think about the diversity within their school. Many students do not realize that attending a diverse school is an important part of accepting cultural differences and creating their own personal identities. My own personal experience at private, public, and charter schools has allowed me…

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Why Vote against yourself? Political betrayal

Sometimes we wonder about the motives of our representatives: Why would two Hispanic House Representatives vote against language freedom? We wanted our readers to know who they are.   Michigan’s Republican-led House recently approved legislation that would make English the official state language and require its use in public records, sparking objections from Democrats and…

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Visit EL in August

America’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice will visit East Lansing this summer. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to the High Court in 2009. A memoir written by the first Latina and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, has been chosen as the 2018 title for the “One Book, One…

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces New Concert with Mertle Added to Concert Under Stars Series

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced  that due to popular demand, a sixth, additional concert has been added to this year’s Concerts Under the Stars line-up! Local band Mertle will be playing in the Chaffee Planetarium on Tuesday, May 15! Mertle is a local alternative, indie pop/rock band comprised of Max McKinnon (Vocals, and Keys), Kendall Wright…

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