Hispanic Catholics asked to skip healing sites amid outbreak

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — For years, Orlando Marquez and his family made the pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó, a Catholic sanctuary located in northern New Mexico and known as the “Lourdes of Ameri...

Netflix series explores the assassination of Malcolm X

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new Netflix series is tackling questions around the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X. “Who Killed Malcolm X?” dives into questions surroun...

'Black in Space' looks at final frontier of civil rights

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call th...

Super Bowl halftime show draws praise, tears from US Latinos

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When the Super Bowl halftime show began, Yol-Itzma Aguirre and her relatives watched with anticipation. The El Paso, Texas, family was curious how Colombian-born Shakira and N...

'Othered' in America: An old story, still playing out daily

CHICAGO (AP) — Activist Hoda Katebi rarely takes a break from organizing. As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated in recent weeks, she became even busier. On a recent Sunday ...

Author Sandra Cisneros digs in on support of 'American Dirt'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Celebrated Mexican American author Sandra Cisneros is refusing to back down from her support for the novel, “American Dirt,” despite outcry from other Latino writers amid char...

'American Dirt' Latino backlash part of long publishing war

During a trip to Mexico to visit family, writer Myriam Gurba took “American Dirt,” a novel about immigration and cartel violence that was being touted as one of the biggest U.S. releases of 2020. The ...

Congressmen help migrant girl with Down syndrome get into US

A delegation from the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus helped a 6-year-old migrant girl with Down Syndrome and a heart condition get paroled in the United States on Friday, members of the caucus sai...

San Diego State beats C. Michigan 48-11 in New Mexico Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ryan Agnew passed for 287 yards and three touchdowns, Jesse Matthews caught three passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns and San Diego State won a bowl game for the first tim...

Slavery museum in Liverpool aims to confront painful legacy

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Scarlet shackles sit peacefully on display in front of a sad, gray backdrop. The now rusted leg irons once locked human ankles during 18th century voyages from Africa to some...

Saudi student in alleged 'kill list' plot seeks release

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Saudi Arabian student arrested on a federal firearms charge the day before he was set to graduate from the University of New Mexico is asking to be released pending trial. ...

‘Baby Shark’ creators plan Navajo version of popular video

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Creators of the popular video “Baby Shark,” whose “doo doo doo” song was played at the World Series in October, are developing a version in Navajo. Pinkfong,...

Till memorial, others taking security steps amid vandalism

A commission behind a memorial for teenage lynching victim Emmett Till in Mississippi was forced to get a new sign with a glass bulletproof front and add cameras and alarms after previous markers were...

N. Scott Momaday remembers 1969 Pulitzer, promises memoir

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his groundbreaking novel “House Made of Dawn,” said he’s not done writing and vows to finish his long-anticipa...

Film probes history of Native Americans in the US military

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new PBS film, "The Warrior Tradition," seeks to examine the history of Native Americans in the U.S. military since World War I. Through interviews with vet...