María Hinojosa is a journalist and author as well as the managing editor and host of public radio's Latino USA.
Throughout her career, Hinojosa has garnered many awards and honors. Since 1995, Hispanic Business Magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States three times.
In 1991, Hinojosa won an Associated Press award for her coverage of Nelson Mandela for WNYC Radio. That same year, she won a Unity Award and the Top Story of the Year Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for her NPR story Crews, about New York gang members. The NPR story evolved into the book Crews: Gang Members Talk to María Hinojosa.
She received both the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Radio Award and the New York Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award for her NPR report Kids and Guns. For Manhood Behind Bars, a story for NPR that documented how incarceration has become a right of passage for men of all races, Hinojosa received the Robert F. Kennedy Award. She was inducted into the "She Made It" Hall of Fame of Women in Media. She is the author of the book Raising Raúl.
James commented on 04.01.12
I read your column (March 25th)on the Trayvon Martin case. An investigation is ongoing and the facts will emerge. Is it to much to ask that we learn all the facts before the likes of Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, anchors at MSNBC, the New Black Panthers and you start forming your "lynch mob"? Just asking.
Tom commented on 02.09.12
Greetings Maria. On behalf of the Campaign for an American DREAM (CAD), I would like to let you know about a upcoming event I thought you would be intersected in knowing about. On March 10, 2012, five brave immigrant youth will begin a 10-month 3,000-mile walk from San Francisco, CA to Washington, D.C. to educate communities about immigration issues and encourage the passage of the DREAM Act as a first step in fixing our broken immigration system. In addition, this event will showcase a multi-ethnic group of citizens as well as immigration reform activist who are donating their time and effort to the cause, but will also feature a variety of educators, advocates, activist, professionals, non-profits, local businesses, and forward thinking individuals from across the country. For more about the Campaign for an American DREAM, please visit our web site www.cadwalk2012.org. And if its not too much trouble, would you please join our CAD community on Facebook - www.facebook.com/campaignforamericandream Maria, I would also like to mention that you're the first national Media correspondent that we've reached out too. Why you? I believe you are one of the greatest supporters of the Latino culture in the United States. I also watch your program One on One when I can. The story you did featuring your husband had such a great impact on my perception of how important immigrant cultures is to the foundation of our great country. In closing, I would welcome the opportunity to speak to you more about the CAD and why we would be so eager to have you as a critical ally and supporter of mission. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. Please have a fantastic evening. In solidarity, Tom Romero Financial Committee Campaign for an American DREAM Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cadwalk2012.org
Hershey commented on 02.05.12
Enjoyed your program last night with the gentleman who wrote about the deaths in Guatemala. I did not remember the name of his book. I have friends from Guatemala and would like to read the book. Are doing a book signing in New Orleans soon?