I don’t think I ever saw Harry M. Reid make a decision without first checking with his moral compass. He was a practical man who made his decisions with his feet on the ground, but he always also followed his conscience.
José Dante Parra, the former adviser to U.S Senator Harry Reid, spoke with Julio Sánchez Cristo of La W about the Senator’s legacy and his support for compromise and dialogue as opposed to the polarization and intransigence of today’s political climate.
My paternal grandfather had a hurtful saying: “Not even my horse is Black, because I’ll lose him at night.” But as life in the land of magical realism would have it, he went on to have several mixed-raced grandchildren. While Dad does not remember any of his mixed-race nephews visiting Abuelo José before he died, […]
Local bilingual strategic communications agency and Northern Virginia nonprofit aim to build off culinary program’s early success in job-skill training for unemployed individuals of color Washington, DC — ProsperoLatino and local Northern Virginia nonprofit, La Cocina VA (LCVA), have joined forces to expand the organization’s signature culinary training program which provides job skills and placement […]
Following Gabriel García-Márquez’s death in 2014, José Dante Parra penned an op-ed for the Miami Herald, which is reposted below. Photo: Carlos Duque After reading Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude for the first time in 1993, only these words fully describe what I felt: “I am somebody!” It was my senior year […]
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, January 6, 2020 radical supporters of President Donald Trump ransacked the Capitol in an attempt to subvert the will of the voters in the 2020 election. The insurrection took place when Congress and Vice President Mike Pence were gathered to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Prospero Latino CEO […]
Photo Credit: CityWatch LA A growing number of new Latino voters in Los Angeles and California are registering as “Non-Party Participants,” in a rebuke of the Democratic Party. That disconnect is readily apparent in Los Angeles County, which has the largest Latino voter bloc in the state. More than one-third of the residents in the […]
In 2012, the Obama campaign’s deputy Latino vote director Alida Garcia was frustrated that, while the campaign had Hispanic operatives training staff, it would not commit to the hiring of a full-time Latino vote director and a more robust program in Ohio. “You have to explain that their vote does matter and here’s why: ‘Your […]