Hispanic heritage


Friday, October 7th, 2016

16 Hispanic heritage spots on public lands

*Only one-in-ten visitors to national parks is Latino. Yet many national parks preserve U.S. Latino heritage. VL By The Wildreness Society (12 minute read) For National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize significant cultural sites on American public lands and reflect on the need to tell more stories about the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

California’s Plan to Deport our Heritage

*The recognition of Father Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, as well as Pope Francis’ plan to canonize the 18th century friar, have been the center of recent discussion and controversy. Native American groups oppose...

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

11 Moments That Made Us Proud To Be Latino In 2013

By Huffington Post Latino V0ices With newfound representation in politics, trailblazing reforms in Latin America and new inroads in the entertainment industry, 2013 was a great year to be a Latino. Relive 11 moments that made us...

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Diego Luna Discusses Cesar Chavez Biopic And Current ‘Prejudice’ Toward Mexican-Americans

By Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices Diego Luna may have traveled into the future for his role in the sci-fi action movie “Elysium” but the Mexican actor recently also went back in time to direct “Chavez.” The 33-year-old star sat down...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The Latino Inventor of Fritos That No One Remembers

By Eduardo Diaz, Smithsonian Latino Center Innovation is, among other things, the act of introducing something new. In 1932, with this country in the throes of the Great Depression, a restless C.E. Doolin walked into a San...

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Mexicans Ain’t White: The Gus Garcia Story

By Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante Spoiler alert: The life of Civil Rights lawyer Gus Garcia doesn’t have a happy ending, but the true story of our people lies between the echo of the gavel at the Supreme...

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Ingenuity, Invention and Innovation — from a Latino optic

By Eduardo Diaz, Smithsonian Latino Center The Arts and Industries Building is that grand one located just east of the iconic Smithsonian Castle, on the National Mall. It’s been shuttered for several years due to some structural,...

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Angel Cordero: Unsung Hero In Freeing Abducted Women In Cleveland

By Huffington Post Latino Voices While Charles Ramsey has become an Internet phenomenon for his role in saving the three women abducted and allegedly raped for years in a Cleveland home, another hero’s efforts have passed by...

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Umpire Who Allegedly Told Players Not To Speak Spanish, Resigns

By Huffington Post Latino Voices He’s outta here! An umpire who allegedly told New Mexico high school baseball players they’d be ejected if they spoke Spanish on the field resigned last week, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday. Corey Jones...

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Celebrating What’s in the Middle

By Eduardo Diaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center The majority of Latinos in the United States share an indigenous root and legacy, many more than one. As a Chicano, I was taught about the Aztec and Mayan Empires, and the...

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Moving a National Latino Art Agenda Froward

By Eduardo Diaz, Dierctor, Smithsonian Latino Center After the presidential election, much has been made of the impact of the Latino vote, shifting some of the national focus to issues that matter to this large and growing...

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Oldest Latino Newspaper, Celebrates 100th Anniversary

By Huffington Post Latino Voices The oldest Spanish-language newspaper in the country turns 100 this year. New York’s El Diario/La Prensa will celebrate its centenary with a series of events over the course of this year aimed at highlighting...

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Exploring Indigenous Legacies

By Eduardo Diaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center In 1662, William Sanderoft, the Archbishop of Canterbury, approved the Jamaican coat of arms, depicting an “Arawak” couple: she holding a food basket, he holding a bow. Below the couple,...

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Most Popular Latino Names 2012: Sofía And Santiago

By Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices Baby name brainstormers beware! It seems Isabella is ready to take a bite out of Sofía for the top spot of the 100 most popular Hispanic baby names for girls, according to BabyCenter...

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