(Photo by Luis Peon-Casanova) Bianka Tovar adjusts her yellow skirt during a recent Mexican baile rehearsal, while Myah Villafranca (from left to right0, Jackie Martinez and Angelina Jurado watch. By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project We all know that the Latino population is growing rapidly. But many of us don’t realize that most of that
Here’s the latest from The Heartland Project. The broadcast piece was in collaboration with AAJA member Mega Sugianto and Lincoln’s News 10/11 News. Jani Martinez helps her brother Enrique with homework. Martinez was 4 years
By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Towns across America celebrated the Fourth of July with parades, much like the one in Norfolk that drew hundreds. Firetrucks streamed by sidewalks lined
Omaha Police Detective Kerrie Orozco huddles with her team during opening day of the police league’s baseball program. By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project OMAHA, Neb. – As a reporter with the Sacramento Bee
Officer Tu Tran on patrol in Lincoln, Nebraska. As one of only two Vietnamese officers on the police force, Tran serves as a crucial link between the city and its growing Vietnamese population. By Bobby
All renters in Fremont, Neb., must obtain a renter’s permit from the Police Department to move into an apartment or rental house. By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project MANILA — The Heartland Project’s first
Je’Kerra Hopper, 18, looks over her Lincoln Hightranscript. Next fall, she will attend Peru State College on a track and field scholarship. By Bobby Caina Calvan | Heartland Project LINCOLN, Neb. – Je’Kerra Hopper is 18
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) ) in partnership with Urban League Nebraska invite nonprofit leaders and business owners to learn how to get your stories in the news.
By Bobby Caina Calvan | Heartland Project LINCOLN, Neb. – The assignment was straightforward: Produce a story about the growing diversity in the Cornhusker State’s capital city. Certainly, we could have gone straight to the U.S.
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has hired Bobby Caina Calvan, a former national political writer in the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau, as the lead reporter for the Heartland Project, a joint initiative led
AAJA has partnered with the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) to increase media coverage of racial minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in Nebraska. The project is called “Diverse and