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Pa’lante Joins Walk for Autism at Metlife Stadium

Did you know that from 2002 to 2008 the biggest increase in autism diagnosis was noted among Hispanic children, non-Hispanic black children, and children without co-occurring intellectual disability? Even more puzzling is the fact that boys have a 1 in 42 chance of being diagnosed with autism in the state of New Jersey alone! On […]

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“Yeah, But Not Like This…”

“Yeah, But Not Like This…” By Mark Anthony Vigo Artwork by A. Reynoso *** I’ve been in love before I know the feeling Its warm embrace The smell of it sweetly lingers Like warmth from the sun, Long gone, still caressing my face   It was a sweet love, uncontested But true love nonetheless My […]

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José de Diego’s Love of Autonomy

On this Valentine’s Day we would also like to celebrate those that for love of country fought for their ideals fearlessly. It’s the case of  José de Diego best known as “The Father of the Puerto Rican Movement.”  A poet and lawyer credited, along with Muñoz Marin, with securing the island’s autonomy before the United Stated’s invasion. […]

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A Passion for Engineering Comes Full Circle for Hispanics

For Diana Ortega and Joaquin Nuno-Whelan, the Annual Conference of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a particularly significant and meaningful event. This is their opportunity to lend a hand and inspire a new generation of Hispanic engineers, just like they were encouraged many years ago. Diana and Joaquin are two successful engineers […]

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Reflections of a Puerto Rican Teaching US Latina/o Literature in the Midwest

In a time when students, especially at high school level, hardly ever learn about literature or history other than the predominantly Anglo-Saxon curriculum school boards approve, we owe educators like Professor Marisel Moreno much more than words can say for promoting Latino studies. The end result may vary from stripping young minds off of unconscious bias to […]

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Latinas in STEM: Laura Willson’s Affinity for Coding

“My name is Laura Willson, of Chilean-Puerto Rican descent, a senior at Saint Jean Baptiste, the middle of eight children, and a girl who codes!” “I hope to inspire and teach other girls to try this field.” As part of our ongoing focus on Latinos that break barriers, today we’d like you to meet Laura Willson […]

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Latinos In STEM: Tim Campos, Facebook’s VP of Information Technology

¿Sabias que… Facebook’s Vice President of Information Technology is Tim Campos? Campos was also CIO at KLA-Tencor, Sr. Engineering Manager atSilicon Graphics and named one of the most influential Hispanics In technology by CNET. Tim Campos is a Dominican-American born in Denver, Colorado. He received his education at Columbia University and from Haas School of […]

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