Stories by

Maria Alejandra Cardona

Maria is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where she was photo editor for the student newspaper, The Columbia Chronicle, for over a year. She was also a photojournalist for The Chicago Sun-Times and has been a photographer for City Bureau Chicago. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times and The Chicago Reader. Maria will be an intern at Minnesota Public Radio for the summer. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.


Susie Hidalgo ha estado frente con la discriminación toda su vida desde sus relaciones personales con la familia hasta sus opciones de carrera.

New York’s Cabaret Law, passed during Prohibition in 1926, prohibits dancing in locations without a cabaret license. Out of over 25,000 bars and restaurants, only about 100 have licenses, many of which were distributed almost 100 years ago.