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
It’s time we all show up for Native American communities.
During Native American Heritage month, we at the American Indian College Fund want to shed light on our one unwavering purpose – increasing the number of American Indians who hold college degrees. Currently only 13.8% of American Indians have a bachelor’s degree – less than half the national average. Every year, we empower more than 4,000 American Indian students to start and stay in school, complete their degrees and launch careers that benefit us all. Over 27 years, we have provided more than 119,000 scholarships and almost $170 million to support American Indian students’ higher education ambitions.
Continue reading November is Native American Heritage Month
Elizabeth Guzmán and Hala Ayala became the first Latinas elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, part of a Democratic sweep in the state. Continue reading First Two Latinas Are Elected to Virginia House of Delegates, Making History
Throughout the United States’ history, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities have struggled with misrepresented portrayals in media and entertainment, ranging from silly characterizations to harmful stereotypes. Continue reading Research suggests American Indians are finding ‘image power’ with social media
Dennis J. Banks, the militant Chippewa who founded the American Indian Movement in 1968 and led often-violent insurrections to protest the treatment of Native Americans and the nation’s history of injustices against its indigenous peoples, died on Sunday night. He was 80. Continue reading Dennis Banks, a Leader of American Indian Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 80