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Yolanda Miranda

International Woman's Day

By Yolanda Miranda In 1977, The United Nations proclaimed March 8 as International Woman’s Day (IWD) honoring the struggle and contributions women had made that  empowered them as equal members of society.  Contributions to society  women have made throughout history, and they continue to this day. A woman’s right to vote was fought throughout  the 19th century...

Growing Up Latino: How Cesar Chavez Inspired A Generation

By Yolanda Miranda Latinos were once known as the “sleeping giant.” Not only did they wake up, but they have roared in disenchantment over the proposed policies of this government against them and their families. ¡Ya Basta! Enough is Enough! Although they cross the border to come work in this country illegally, the majority of...

I awakened to a knife at my throat

When I heard and read about the rape murder of Eun Kang on December 8, pregnant with twins and a single working mother, I was besieged with anger that raised unpleasant distressing memories of my own rape experience 44 years ago. I too was a single working mother with two little boys who slept in cribs...

We All Scream for N’ice Cream!

By Yolanda Miranda Many of the new small business recently opened on Abbot Kinney cater to to the hip bohemic affluent and contribute to the gentifrication of Venice. I miss the old days when Abbot Kinney (then Washington Blvd.) was a mecca of second-hand stores selling their wares in clothing and furniture for low income...