Named the #1 Columnist in Major Digital Media in America
Winner of the first place award for 2020 commentary in major digital media for covering the 2019 El Paso massacre on deadline for The New York Times Op-Ed section. Coverage included chronicling the immediate aftermath of the deadliest attack on Latinos in U.S. history, the worst domestic terrorist attack since the Oklahoma City bombing as well as President Trump's role, response and visit to the city, a multi-cultural and multi-racial society of 2.3 million people.
Named One of the 20 Most Influential Latinos in America
"In the aftermath of the El Paso shooting — the deadliest attack on Latinos in modern American history — author and journalist RICHARD PARKER has been a passionate, authentic voice for his community. In a media landscape often lacking Latino representation, he spoke up for fellow El Pasoans and Mexican-Americans with his pen or in person, bringing grace and intellect to the coverage of a wrenching tragedy."