Rick Kearns is an award-winning freelance journalist, poet and teacher who has written for daily, weekly and monthly news publications since 1986. His work has focused on Latino and Native American issues.
Rick wrote news and feature articles for mostly Latino publications, including El Hispano, a bilingual weekly with a total readership of about 300,000 in six Pennsylvania cities, including in Philadelphia, and in Camden and Trenton, New Jersey.
Rick also wrote about indigenous Latin American issues for over a decade for “Indian Country Today,” which became Indian Country Today Media Network, the nation’s largest Native American news publication. He focused on South American and Central American countries, and Mexico and Puerto Rico. By September 2017, when ICTMN ceased operations, the magazine had published over 460 of his articles.
As a Commonwealth Fellow for the Commonwealth Monument Project, he published this year “Reflections on the Life of T. Morris Chester” for the T. Morris Chester Welcome Center and Research Collection, at the McCormick Riverfront Library, Harrisburg.