Latino Issues

El Centro Hispano to raise funds for Workers' Center

El Centro Hispano to raise funds for Workers’ Center

The Carrboro location of El Centro Hispano is about to get bigger. Representatives from the nonprofit organization and other partner organizations, such as the Chapel Hill and Carrboro Human Rights Center and Orange County Justice United, held a conference call on Nov. 17 to begin planning a fundraiser for a building expansion. Construction on the current building is scheduled to… Read more →

Student-run health fair targets Latinos

Student-run health fair targets Latinos

Nonprofits and other organizations came together Feb. 8 at the Hargraves Community Center to promote health to the Latino community. The Carolina Latina/o Collaborative hosted the health fair that included services such as free fluoride treatments, blood pressure screenings and glucose screens. Amos Fung, a UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore and an event coordinator, said the purpose of the fair is to… Read more →

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

The Carrboro location of El Centro Hispano has recently moved from Carrboro Plaza to 201 W. Weaver St., which allows for the organization to be closer to downtown.  El Centro Hispano, according to the statement on their website, is an organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino community in Durham, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, with branch locations in Durham… Read more →

Los trabajadores se mudan de la Davie con Jones Ferry

Los trabajadores se mudan de la Davie con Jones Ferry

Editor’s note: Carrboro Commons asks Latino daily laborers what their opinion is regarding future workers’ center in El Centro Hispano’s new permanent location in Carrboro.   Cualquiera que haya pasado por allí se habrá dado cuenta. En el cruce de Davie Road con Jones FerryRoad, decenas de trabajadores latinos aguardan a que un patroón solicite sus servicios. Esta escena tiene… Read more →

El Centro Hispano busca mejorar las condiciones laborales de los jornaleros

El Centro Hispano busca mejorar las condiciones laborales de los jornaleros

Editor’s Note: Carrboro’s Hispanic Center wants to create a workers’ center, so that Latino laborers have more dignified work conditions. A diario, especialmente de lunes a viernes, decenas de hombres se agolpan en la esquina de Jones Ferry con Davie en Carrboro, junto a la gasolinera. Esperan. Esperan a que un coche se detenga y a que su conductor les… Read more →

Radio Latijam continues without Latino teens

Radio Latijam continues without Latino teens

    When Radio Latijam airs on Friday evenings, Carrboro’s WCOM-FM studio is usually frenzied and hectic, the room packed with teenagers and young 20-somethings making spur-of-the-moment decisions before air time. By comparison, the studio is almost empty lately. Radio Latijam is a radio program broadcast completely in Spanish and tailored to local Latino youth, who in previous years have… Read more →

Set, juego y diversión

Set, juego y diversión

“Lo único necesario es que cada uno traiga sus zapatillas de tennis”. Eso es todo lo que se les exigió a los niños y niñas, padres y madres, que participaron en el Hispanic Tennis Carnival del pasado domingo 15 de septiembre en Carrboro, organizado por el Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department  en colaboración con la  Durham Orange Community Tennis Association… Read more →