In a stunning primary upset, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a young socialist activist, woman of color and political newcomer — has unseated leading House Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s deep-blue 14th Congressional District. Continue reading Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
Years before Will and Grace became a groundbreaking hit TV show and even before comedian Ellen DeGeneres came out, Ralphy Lozano was standing up for the LGBTQ community. Continue reading Meet Ralphy Lozano, the Veteran Making History as the First Gay Latino Mayor of this Bordertown
By Brady Rhoades
When NASA Hall of Famer Ellen Ochoa encourages young people to reach for the sky, she’s not just using a figure of speech.
Ochoa became the first Latina astronaut to venture into space when she went up in 1993. She served four tours and 1,000 hours in the cosmos from 1993 to 2002.
Continue reading Dr. Ellen Ochoa: Standing Up for STEAM
Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne, who used his native language as an uncrackable code during World War II, died Saturday. Continue reading WWII Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne Sr. dies in Arizona at 92
As she exits Congress, Ros-Lehtinen goes out as a Latina who has stayed close to her community while keeping herself from being pigeonholed. Continue reading Retiring this year, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, first Latina in Congress, defies stereotypes
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services to present the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra in 2018 Continue reading Sphinx Organization Secures Exclusive Corporate Support of All-Black and –Latino Orchestra
Viviana Franco attended high school in an affluent Southern California neighborhood that had tree-lined streets, walking trails and parks. Continue reading In a fight for much-needed green spaces, these Latino advocates bring a winning formula
The U.S. has an estimated 4.6 million English Language Learning (ELL) students, of which 3.4 million are Spanish speaking. According to iCivics, an education non-profit, students tend to struggle more with social studies and civics because the academic language used is difficult, and teachers have limited training and resources to help them. Continue reading Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s great idea for teaching civics to English-language learners
Texas’ first Hispanic female sheriff says she will run against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2018 Continue reading Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to Run for Texas Governor
The business voice of the LGBT community, formerly known as the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the organization will formally shorten its name to its acronym “NGLCC” and be known as the, “National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.” Continue reading NGLCC Renamed “National LGBT Chamber of Commerce”, Reaffirms Mission as Business Voice of the LGBT Community