After spending some time on the set of the 2007 dance movie Stomp the Yard with his actor friend Columbus Short, Italian-Puerto Rican dancer and filmmaker Anthony Nardolillo wondered why a feature about dance had never been set in the Latin music world. Instead of waiting around for someone to do it, he started working on the script himself. Continue reading Filmmaker Anthony Nardolillo Makes Spanish Harlem Come to Life in ‘Shine’
Baseball and Latin America are inextricably linked throughout history, and MLB especially has benefited from the talents of Latino players. From Luis Manual Castro in 1902 to the stars of today–hi José Altuve–the major leagues wouldn’t be the spectacle that they are today without players hailing from Latin America. That’s why MLB is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) with events throughout the country. The most intriguing of those involves stickball and it’s happening on Saturday, September 23 in front of one of the most famous cathedrals of the sport: Yankee Stadium. Continue reading MLB Is Honoring Stickball’s Importance in Latino Communities As Part of Hispanic Heritage Month
The Latin American boom of the 1960s and 1970s gave us some of the most celebrated writers of the Americas, including Gabriel García Márquez, Vicente Aleixandre, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Camilo José Cela. But as we keep extolling their works, we should also make way for a new generation of writers. Continue reading 17 Young Authors Shaping the Contemporary Latin American Literary Scene
Nike has big plans for celebrating Latino Heritage Month this year. For more than a decade, Nike has celebrated cultural moments with limited footwear projects that include Black History Month, Chinese New Year, West Indies Day, and Puerto Rico Day to name a few.
The University of Montana has been awarded a two-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to launch a pilot project to enhance American Indian participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Continue reading UM Grant to Boost Native American STEM Education
Trying to reach young Hispanics on mobile? Check your assumptions at the door. Continue reading Reaching U.S. Latino Millennials on Mobile: Android is the Future
Springfield, Mass.—Middle-income Latinos in the workforce say they feel less financially secure and worry more about money than other Americans, posing higher hurdles to planning for retirement and building wealth, according to new research commissioned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual).
Continue reading MassMutual study finds Latinos feel less secure and worry more about money than other Americans
A job interview can be the most challenging part of an employment search. While you can do almost everything else — writing up a resume, crafting a cover letter, and looking at job postings — from the safety and security of your home, actually putting yourself together and meeting with a potential employer is tough. It’s stressful, unpredictable, and there are all kinds of things that can go wrong.
Continue reading Job Interview Do’s and Don’ts That Everyone Should Know
Hopewell Junction, N.Y. — Following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, Alfredo “Freddie” De Los Santosfelt compelled to join the military and serve his country. Continue reading Inspired to Serve After 9/11, Latino Veteran and Para-Cyclist Proud to Represent U.S.