Archive | January, 2011

Latinos Growing in the NBA

By Efrain Nieves Born on May 29th 1984, Carmelo Anthony had a successful high school career at Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy. He attended Syracuse University where he led the Orangemen to their first National Championship in 2003.  Anthony was drafted in 2003 and selected as the third pick by the Denver Nuggets. Carlos Alberto Arroyo […]

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What Martin Luther King Jr. Did for the Latino Civil Rights Movements

By Christina Saenz    Martin Luther King, Jr, is celebrated as a hero of African Americans and minorities as a whole.  The Black Civil Rights Movement spurred the Latinoist Movements, such as the Cesar Chavez’s farmworkers’ protests and inspiring Nuyorican activist Gilberto Gerena-Valentin.  He has been framed as an inspiration for the Latinoist 1960s movements but, however, MLK was more than an […]

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The Memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Efrain Nieves   African-Americans and Latinos are related not only by ancestors but also by experiences. We also experienced the stereotype, racism and profiling as those of our African-American brothers and sisters unfortunately had to endure. It was in those times when I embraced the legacy and ideology of Martin Luther King Jr. I learned how the words and actions […]

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