Social Justice


El Ritmo Fronterizo is a free virtual concert featuring Rio Grande Valley musicians put together by La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE). Read our interview with LUPE Organizer, event host and member of the Skags, Marco Lopez to get more insight on the event.

Advocating for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

With the help of Volunteer Child Advocates, the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights advocates for the best interests of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children facing deportation proceedings. To become a Volunteer Child Advocate, visit

Overworked and underpaid

As Texas opted out of receiving benefits for federal unemployed workers, wage shortages and job openings continue to cause uncertainty.

Balloons with “Love Our Abortion Provider” and “Aborto Seguro y Legal (Safe and Legal Abortion)” written on them at the February 2019 We’re Still Here March at Whole Woman’s Health Clinic in McAllen, Texas. 📷 by Freddy Jimenez.

The Fight Against SB 8

Abortions were difficult to obtain in the Rio Grande Valley, now it will be even harder but not impossible.

Justice for Jorge

Commentary: A Reckoning in the RGV Starts with the Murder of Jorge Gonzalez

One Year After George Floyd’s Murder, A Reckoning in the RGV Starts with the Murder of Jorge Gonzalez by the Hidalgo County Sherif’s Department. This May 30th, Jorge would’ve turned 24 years old. His son, Jason, will grow up without a father. And his mother, sister, and wife will forever feel a void where his smile and warmth used to be.

Frontera Fund

Frontera Fund Raises $10,000 for Abortion Access

The bake sale, we call it “Bake-A-Thon” is one of our many projects to raise money for our annual “Fund-A-Thon” fundraiser.
So this is our second year doing a no contact bake sale, where bakers from all over the valley
basically bake out of their homes. It’s pretty free rein at everyone’s own capacity, make their own menus and prices, and to pick up delivery.

The Myth of Affordable Housing

When compared to other metropolitan areas in the state, homeownership in the Rio Grande Valley is high and home prices are substantially lower. To outsiders and individuals in higher income brackets, this creates a false impression of an accessible and affordable housing market, – a myth of affordability.

Rio Grande Valley Against SpaceX

Criticisms against SpaceX have increased online as residents of Boca Chica and the surrounding area are raising concerns about the environmental impact and political issues such as economic inequity and gentrification.