Adrian Rivera-Reyes, a democratic socialist, has officially announced his City Council at-large bid as “a nontraditional candidate.” Continue reading This 26-Year-Old Latino Biologist Wants to Become Philly’s First Gay Councilman
Congress’s youngest member, its first two Texan Latinas and first South American were sworn in on Thursday. Continue reading ‘Si, se puede’: With inauguration, Latina legislators make history in Congress
Carmen Castillo, re-elected to the Providence City Council, has defied political odds as a working-class candidate, say experts. Continue reading Councilwoman and hotel housekeeper: Latina lawmaker redefines public service
Heavy rains on Tuesday didn’t stop voters from showing up at the polls and assuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of her congressional victory. Continue reading Latina progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be youngest member of Congress
“I saw the possibilities of things that I could have never imagined without reading,” Sotomayor, the first Latina Justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, said. Continue reading The key to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s successful journey? It’s books
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 110th birthday of Mary G. Ross, the first Native American woman engineer. Over the course of her five-decade career, Ross achieved many firsts and made major contributions to the aerospace industry. Continue reading Google Doodle Celebrates Mary G. Ross. Here’s What to Know About the First Native American Woman Engineer
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