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STARSTRUCK – Krystall Poppin

Story By Albert Vasquez & Photos By DS Junior

Krystall Poppin keeps it poppin’ in the Sun City. Her new album “Starstruck” is bound to send shockwaves through the music industry and in the hip hop community. The 24 year old hip-hop artist hit the ground running 3 years ago when she decided to dedicate her …

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Local activists address rights, equality and justice for women

By Maria Esquinca

Cemelli De Aztlan, network weaver for the El Paso Equal Voice Network, speaks about International Women’s Day. Picture by Maria Esquinca.

Inside Café Mayapan, Veronica Carmona, a community organizer and singer, holds a drum close to her chest. She slowly beats it, and fills the room with the sound of her voice.

“Mujer, eres tú …

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Saving Realtors Time & Buyers Money

By Christian Chapman

El Paso, Texas – During the height of the recession, in 2008, John Clary thought there had to be a better way to operate a mortgage company. After a couple of years of research and planning, John approached the only individual he would want to explore this venture with, Ramsey Esper. He invited …

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Lucha Libre Is Not A Beauty Salon

Story & Photos By Maria Esquinca

On a regular Sunday evening the Houchen Community Center is packed with people eagerly anticipating the first anniversary of Mamá Lucha, a local lucha libre company.

Inside the gymnasium the lucha libre ring is set up in the center. Metal chairs and bleachers surround it on all sides, making every angle …

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Local drag queens show support for Bernie Sanders

By Maria Esquinca

Barbie performs at EPIC Bar and Nightclub. Photo by: Maria Esquinca.

Barbie, a local drag queen, struts across the dance floor at EPIC Bar and Nightclub to the beat of a 70s song. She drops her white fur coat and reveals a gold sequined top studded with giant rhinestones, while the crowd cheers …

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Pro-Choice rally ends in El Paso

By Maria Esquinca

Politicians, activists and students rallied in front of the El Paso County Courthouse to pledge their support for safe and accessible reproductive healthcare in the state of Texas on Friday, Feb. 15.

The rally formed part of a statewide tour supported by local, state and national organizations and clinics, such as Whole Woman’s Health, National …

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Kings Meetup

By Maria Esquinca

 

Close to 30 people peacefully gathered in downtown El Paso to protest a Return of the Kings meetup on Saturday, Feb.6.

ROK is a blog created by Roosh Valizadeh, a self-described “Pick-Up-Artist” better known by his blog name Roosh V. He has authored several books, among them Bang, what he describes as a pickup …