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News Roundup: Ruben Salazar, Chadwick Boseman, and More…

From the Chicano Moratorium to the GOP Convention, here is your weekly roundup in the world of politics and culture.

Chicano Moratorium

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium and death of journalist Ruben Salazar. Chela contributor Robert Camacho reminds us all about the Chicano Moratorium and the influential Chicano journalist.

Black Panther

Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman passed away from cancer at age 43, leaving behind a powerful legacy and a career cut far too short.


A man was shot and killed in Portland on Sunday night as rival protesters clashed in the streets. This is the third killing in a week as tensions continue to rise across the nation.

GOP Convention

The DNC probably put you to sleep, but the depravity-pissing contest that is the RNC will probably keep you up all night fact-checking. 

Latinos Take the Brunt of COVID Job Losses

The Economic Policy Institute came out with a report detailing the disproportionate economic suffering Latinos are experiencing as a result of COVID. 

Another Unarmed Black Man Shot by Police

This time, it happened in Wisconsin. Police shot Jacob Blake in the back as he attempted to enter his van. He is now paralyzed. An investigation is taking place amid protests. 

Meet Kareem Tabsch, Creator of Netflix’s “Mucho, Mucho Amor” 

Chela contributor Angelica Pena dives into the world of the enigmatic character that was Walter Mercado, with filmmaker Kareem Tabsch. 

COVID Cases Drop in L.A. County

Finally it seems as though the beleaguered county is catching a break. 

17-Year-Old Charged with Murder in Kenosha Shootings

A 17-year-old was charged with murder in the deaths of two people amid protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconson. 

The FBI Basically says Trump’s a Liar 

The agency said that Trump’s claim that there will be vast fraud due to mail-in ballots is without evidence. In other words, he’s lying. Again.

NBA Wildcat Strike

Protesting the shootings in Wisconsin, NBA playoff teams refused to play, demonstrating the power of sports and labor. 

Who Was the Real Emiliano Zapata? 

Chela contributor Gustavo Vasquez-Lozano delves into Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata’s legendary history in this Chela original.

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Leonardo Poareo

Leonardo earned a master's of public policy at USC, and enjoys politics, writing, and comedy. He lives in Simi Valley, California.

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