Archive | January, 2012
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An Oscar Nomination For A Day Laborer Role in “A Better Life” Brings Awareness

By Victoria Cepeda A few months back we shared the trailer of a movie called A Better Life which depicts the struggle of a day laborer residing in the U.S. undocumented but working in the landscaping business and trying to provide his teenage son with a better future. We shared the trailer because it reminded […]

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The First Latino U.S. Marine Fighter Pilot Félix Rigau Carrera

The first Latino U.S. Fighter pilot hails from Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico.  Félix Rigau Carrera, also known as “El Águila de Sabana Grande”  (The Eagle from Sabana Grande), was born August 13, 1894 to a Spanish Navy sailor from  Cataluña, Spain and a Puerto Rican homemaker. As a  child Félix showed interest in mechanics and used to make small fixed-wing aircraft replicas. Rigau Carrera Graduated […]

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The Social Media Influence of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Efrain Nieves This weekend we decided to post on Facebook a blog written a year ago by Christina Saenz titled “What Martin Luther King Jr. Did for the Latino Civil Rights Movements.” Our close friends and acquaintances loved the blog and shared it. We never imagined it would reach The American Latino Museum,  Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, Kelly […]

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