East Los Angeles College has been around for 75 years and Ray Mireles, 92, has lived through most of the college’s time open as a professor and alum.
Netflix’s new coming-of-age film “Moxie” empowers women and covers hard topics. Amy Poehler made her directing debut in “Moxie” which is based on the book by Jennifer Mathieu.
Michael Eric Dyson’s “Long Time Coming” is a heartfelt book that uses the history of racism in America to show how it has shaped our culture and society in various heinous ways.
He goes far back in history from the “Final Passage”, where African people were stolen from their land and forcibly placed inside slave ships, to when two white men murdered a young boy named Emmitt Till after being supposedly accused of cat-calling a white woman.
In a time when it was taboo to express feminism, Jennie Fields’ “Atomic Love” shows the heroine, Rosalind Porter, becoming an inspiring woman in a way where the reader can learn from. This historical fiction novel takes place in the 1950s during the cold war. Fear of communism was rampant, people feared atomic warfare and women were not taken seriously in the work field.
By Christian Valles Every year the number of bookstores in America is decreasing, and this troubles some people. Most parents and teachers have always encouraged reading. However, most children play Nintendo rather than picking up a book. Bookstores have always been a place where students could get lost for hours. An institution where one could discover ideas and worlds that, to some, were unimaginable. Recently, county libraries have been cutting back on their…