Bienvenidos otra vez y por la ultima vez de este año La Voz Newspaper. I want to thank all of our readers who follow us every month. I want you to know that appreciate your comments, suggestions and yes, even your criticisms. But most of all I appreciate the opportunity to share stories of what is taking place con La Raza.
I prefer the term La Raza (The people) rather than Hispanic, Latino or even Chicano. That might surprise
some of you especially when I include the term Chicano. For me the term Chicano refers to those of us who grew up and worked for social and political change starting in the 1960s. There are not many of us left.
It seems like every day someone passes away. Well, enough about that.
In this issue of La Voz Newspaper, you will find on the cover, a piece of artwork from Malaquias Montoya.
He is out of California and has and continues to be a very influential artist. I am not that much of an art person, but as an undergraduate student at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1970s, I did take a silk screening class with him. Every time I came out his studio I was high from all the paints and other chemicals that were floating around the room.
Dr. Gilberto Cardenas and Dolores Carrillo Garcia have teamed up with Cynthia and Libby Perez of La Peña
in Austin, Texas and have put together an exhibit which is described on Page 5. Check it out si puedes.
Also in this issue of La Voz you will find a tribute to the Chicano historian Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones. He might not be that well known her in Texas, but his impact on the telling of history is all over the state.
A good number of professors with Texas roots spent time at the University of California at Los Angeles studying with GQ as he was known. Among them are Dr. Emilio Zamora, Dr. Roberto Caledron, Dr. Cynthia E.
Orozco, Dr. Ricardo Romom just to name a few.
On page 10 you will find a piece I “lifted” from a FACEbook post that really caught my eye. It is an
interpretation of what it means to know God. I had to read it a couple of times to really get a
good feeling for it and then decided that given that we are in the Christmas season, I would share it in this issue. I hope you find it interesting.
I have been meaning to do an Overview of Hispanics in the Media in Austin for some time and so it is with this issue that we are going to launch it. It is brief but I think it is important to highlight the people who
work in print, radio and television.
But because there is so much information I have had to break it up into three parts. In this first part, we discuss the print media where there has been a dramatic decrease in the number print publications targeting La Raza. Today there are only 6 left standing. We also take a look at what is called New Media. I will be
the first to admit that a whole lot of stuff has been written about New Media. What we have on page 18 is just a tiny blurp of what is going on with New Media. If you want to know more, hit the internet.
Last but not least, I would like to say that 2020 marks 30 that my family has been doing La Voz Newspapers. My mother and I started it in 1990 and it has really been a pleasure to share so many stories with everyone over the years.
Have a Merry Christmas even though many of us are still cooped up with this pandemic all around us. Y ahi los watcho in 2021.