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Noelle de la Paz

Noelle de la Paz
Noelle de la Paz is an intern with Colorlines.com.

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Khaliyl's Big Brother Kieyen Loves To Read

Khaliyl’s Big Brother Kieyen Loves To Read

by Noelle de la Paz on December 14 2011, 6:35PM

From history books to comics to biographies on the Obamas, the baby rapper’s older brother loves reading time with Dad.

Topics: Celebrate Love

What Arpaio Didn't Do This Time: Over 400 Sex Crimes Ignored

What Arpaio Didn’t Do This Time: Over 400 Sex Crimes Ignored

by Noelle de la Paz on December 8 2011, 9:50AM

While “America’s Toughest Sheriff” chased down immigrants, his office also refused to investigate child abuse claims involving the children of undocumented residents.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, Joe Arpaio

This Holiday Season Send Some Love Through Prison Walls

This Holiday Season Send Some Love Through Prison Walls

by Noelle de la Paz on December 7 2011, 4:29PM

Just Detention International’s holiday campaign is a simple way to send a little love and light to an incarcerated survivor of sexual abuse.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Today's Love Goes to Khaliyl, Our Favorite 2-Year-Old Rapper

Today’s Love Goes to Khaliyl, Our Favorite 2-Year-Old Rapper

by Noelle de la Paz on December 6 2011, 5:30PM

Little Khaliyl Iloyi can barely keep the smile off his face as he demonstrates his impeccable rhythm.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Today's Love: Students Study at Freedom University

Today’s Love: Students Study at Freedom University

by Noelle de la Paz on December 5 2011, 6:00PM

A clandestine operation in Athens, GA is providing undocumented college students the opportunity to study, after the Board of Regents banned them from attending any of the state’s top five public universities.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Jails Paid Per Prisoner? That's Perverse, Say NOLA Advocates

Jails Paid Per Prisoner? That’s Perverse, Say NOLA Advocates

by Noelle de la Paz on December 1 2011, 9:45AM

Orleans Parish Prison receives money based on how many inmates are detained each day. And go figure, it’s got the largest county jail per capita of any major U.S. city.

Topics: Criminal Justice

New Documentary 'Soul Food Junkies' Needs Your Support

New Documentary ‘Soul Food Junkies’ Needs Your Support

by Noelle de la Paz on November 30 2011, 7:08PM

Help filmmaker Byron Hurt complete his new documentary that examines this beloved African American food tradition.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Today's Love Goes to Nicole Harris, El Paso's Treadmill Dancing Queen

Today’s Love Goes to Nicole Harris, El Paso’s Treadmill Dancing Queen

by Noelle de la Paz on November 29 2011, 5:57PM

She glides and spins with such grace that a fellow gym-goer just had to record it. The Dancing Queen’s stage: a Planet Fitness treadmill.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Today's Love: D.C. Woman Coaches Boys Football Team to Championship

Today’s Love: D.C. Woman Coaches Boys Football Team to Championship

by Noelle de la Paz on November 28 2011, 6:00PM

Former D.C. Divas wide receiver, head coach and science teacher Natalie Randolph led the Coolidge Colts to D.C.’s 42nd annual Thanksgiving Day championship Turkey Bowl.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Today's Love: Wampanoag Tribe Revives Indigenous Language

Today’s Love: Wampanoag Tribe Revives Indigenous Language

by Noelle de la Paz on November 23 2011, 5:45PM

‘We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân’ tells the inspiring story of the Wampanoag Nation’s revival of their native language.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Today's Love: Trio of Siblings from Mexico Cover Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep'

Today’s Love: Trio of Siblings from Mexico Cover Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’

by Noelle de la Paz on November 22 2011, 3:41PM

Angie, 10, Gustavo, 13, and Abelardo, 15, have taken the internet by storm with their experiment in Dad’s music studio.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Today's Love: Ella Fitzgerald's Victory at the Apollo's Amateur Night

Today’s Love: Ella Fitzgerald’s Victory at the Apollo’s Amateur Night

by Noelle de la Paz on November 21 2011, 4:31PM

77 years ago today, the jazz legend won over her first crowd at the famous Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night.

Topics: Celebrate Love

It's Not Feminism That's Ruining Romance: A Fresh Spin on Dating

It’s Not Feminism That’s Ruining Romance: A Fresh Spin on Dating

by Noelle de la Paz on November 17 2011, 10:00AM

Samhita Mukhopadhyay talks about her new book, the shift in women’s traditional roles, and what straight people can learn from the queer community when it comes to dating expectations.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Three African American Boys Become Chess Masters

Three African American Boys Become Chess Masters

by Noelle de la Paz on November 16 2011, 5:24PM

And they’re barely into their teen years.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Father Celebrates Daughter's Wedding With Dance Medley

Father Celebrates Daughter’s Wedding With Dance Medley

by Noelle de la Paz on November 15 2011, 6:00PM

Watch Ashley Richmond and her father David Sparks work the dance floor when what begins as a traditional father-daughter dance breaks into a lively choreographed number.

Topics: Celebrate Love

New Report Finds Private Prisons a Threat to Criminal Justice Reform

New Report Finds Private Prisons a Threat to Criminal Justice Reform

by Noelle de la Paz on November 11 2011, 10:08AM

As state’s struggle to close record budget gaps, private prisons have become an easy way to make millions.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Today's Love Goes to Michael Peña's Appreciation for the Letter Ñ

Today’s Love Goes to Michael Peña’s Appreciation for the Letter Ñ

by Noelle de la Paz on November 9 2011, 5:56PM

Michael Peña—not Michael Pena—makes us laugh as he teaches us proper pronunciation.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Young Chicago Gay Couple Boldly Defends Their Love Against Hate

Young Chicago Gay Couple Boldly Defends Their Love Against Hate

by Noelle de la Paz on November 7 2011, 6:04PM

In Chicago, Christopher Buchanan and Derrell Hughes refuse to be kicked off the bus for expressing their affection.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Today's Love: M.E.D.'s Message of Black-Brown Unity in 'Blaxican'

Today’s Love: M.E.D.’s Message of Black-Brown Unity in ‘Blaxican’

by Noelle de la Paz on November 3 2011, 6:00PM

Rapper M.E.D. recognizes the need to work together, across racial lines, to achieve peace on the streets.

Topics: Celebrate Love

'Before I Die' Project Spreads Last Wishes and City Love Across Borders

‘Before I Die’ Project Spreads Last Wishes and City Love Across Borders

by Noelle de la Paz on November 2 2011, 5:39PM

Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” project is transforming public spaces around the globe into interactive reminders of what’s truly important to us.

Topics: Celebrate Love

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