Gabby Rivera got her love for writing from her mother, a New York City kindergarten teacher who made sure her daughter was reading and writing at a young age. Continue reading #Pride30: Writer Gabby Rivera Is Bringing LGBTQ Superheroes to Life
National Donut Day was celebrated in a new way in May 2017 with the Bimbo Bakeries USA Entenmann’s team hosting the event in Times Square, NYC!
Thousands of people who were there got to participate in fun games, sample our donuts and enjoyed a performance by our partners, the Harlem Globetrotters! We also sold Entenmann’s based menu items at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square.
Continue reading Bimbo Bakeries Celebrated National Donut Day with the Harlem Globetrotters!
The contributions of Latinos to American history and culture can be traced back hundreds of years. In fact, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the country was established in 1565 by the Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, in St. Augustine, Florida. Continue reading ¡FELIZ ANIVERSARIO! The Smithsonian Latino Center Enters Its Third Decade
When you think mariachis, you probably think a group of men in their iconic black suits and hats. But you haven’t met the group Mariachi Flor de Toloache. Continue reading Not Your Typical Mariachis: Meet the Women of Flor de Toloache
Actor and comedian Cheech Marin, who for decades has been a noted collector of Chicano art, is teaming up with the city of Riverside and the Riverside Art Museum to create a Chicano art center. Continue reading Cheech Marin teams up with city of Riverside and Riverside Art Museum to develop Chicano art center
osefina Lopez has an amazing story: she grew up in a modest neighborhood in the heart of the city’s east side and went on to co-write a hit movie that made America Ferrera a star. Since then, she has harnessed her success to give Latino youth a space to explore – and succeed – in the performing arts. Continue reading In Her L.A. Neighborhood, Playwright Josefina Lopez Creates a ‘Casa’ for the Performing Arts
From Frida Kahlo Art to Mariachis and Crawfish
Continue reading East End to Hold a Series of Spring Festivities in “El Corazon de la Comunidad”
When next fall rolls around, José Alberto Aceves Salvador will begin his undergraduate career. But whether that’s as a student at Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Yale, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, or any of the other 11 schools that accepted him remains unknown. José – the son of two Mexican immigrants – will graduate as the valedictorian of his class at New Open World Academy in Los Angeles. He also has a pretty impressive résumé. Even then, he felt surprised that so many schools accepted him. “When I applied to all these universities, I felt overwhelmed,” he told La Opinión. “I thought I didn’t stand a chance, and that they wouldn’t accept me.” Continue reading This 17-Year-Old Mexican-American Student Was Accepted to 18 Prestigious Universities
Two Latinos, one from East Los Angeles, California and one from Guatemala are the recipients of a prestigious prize honoring “grassroots environmental heroes.” Continue reading Two Latinos Win Prestigious Prize as ‘Grassroots Environmental Heroes’