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Rights and Freeman developed a food distribution that began on their porch. Photo courtesy of Jessica Rights.

Mount Airy Groceries has grown into a storefront operation from a couple that used to provide groceries to just their neighbors and friends.

[OP-ED]: Those in the ‘resistance’ should refrain from mocking Trump’s supporters

 05/16/2017 - 15:29
According to an analysis of post-election survey data conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic, financially troubled voters in the white working class were more likely to prefer Hillary Clinton over Trump.

Though it’s generally a happy home, there is a stark cultural divide in my house: My husband, who was raised in a tiny, Southern rural town that was almost 100 percent white, loves “The Andy Griffith Show.”

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Esther Cepeda

It's not about the soda tax

 03/28/2016 - 09:06
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If you block out all the white noise, you realize this is a conversation we have over and over again. The players stay the same — usually wealthy special interests on both sides playing a real life game of tug-o-war where mostly poor black and brown folks get to have what's best for them decided by everyone but them.

Latinos following Irish immigrants' path to power

 06/23/2010 - 11:41
Latinos following Irish immigrants' path to power

DUBLIN, Ireland -- This column is a love note to the country that has -- more than any other -- made Chicago what it is today: a city defined by a group of immigrants who came to the U.S. tired and poor but overcame institutionalized discrimination to become a politically empowered majority.

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Esther Cepeda