I never imagined myself as the type of girl to compete in beauty pageants. I never really liked being in the spotlight.
However, from an early age, my mother just knew that one day I would be a contestant in the Miss Black El Paso pageant, walk across the stage, accepting my crown and sash. We argued about it for years. Finally I gave in and ran for Miss Black El Paso in 2016.
In the year of my reign, I attended many events throughout the city. The majority of events my mom and I booked ourselves.
Young Black girls would run up to me and hug me and each time I was reminded why this was so important. In a predominantly Hispanic city like El Paso there are not many Black pageant queens walking around. In these little girls’ eyes I was a hero.
Photo Essay: Inmigrantes de la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón alimentan a sus propios paisanos dentro de refugio
EL PASO, Texas – En el corazón del centro de la ciudad se encuentra localizado el Segundo Barrio cual históricamente ha sido un lugar donde los migrantes llegan. La La iglesia del Sagrado Corazón se ha convertido en un santuario para aquellos que cruzan la frontera desde Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.Alberga temporalmente a aquellos que buscan comida, refugio y un techo para dormir.
A recently published economic forecast anticipates historic per capita incomes for residents of El Paso and Las Cruces in the next two years, as well as cautious financial stability in the Paso del Norte region.
The University of Texas at El Paso Border Region Modeling Project published “Borderplex Economic Outlook to 2025” last month. Its predictions are optimistic for El Paso and Las Cruces, as well as Juárez and Chihuahua City, Mexico.
This city in the West Texas desert on the eastern edge of El Paso County. was once planned to be the city of tomorrow, with a population of 1. 5 million people. Designed by a famous Brazilian architect, the idea was to build up an upscale retirement community like Sun City in Arizona.