“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
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