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Hawaii’s Statehood Anniversary & Its Growing Latino Population.

by Victoria Cepeda As a history enthusiast I have tailored my Facebook news feed and twitter account to update me on anything history related. That is how I found out that today we mark the 54th anniversary of Hawaii becoming the 50th U.S. state. Tickled by curiosity, and always wanting to see how “mi gente […]

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Luis J. Rodriguez to Become First Latino to Head State Bar of California

Luis J. Rodriguez will become part of history when he is sworn in as the 89th president of the California State Bar in October “which regulates¬†more than 237,000 attorneys in the state” according to dailynews.com.¬†¬†“I’m the first Latino and that’s something to celebrate, especially in the state of California but at the same time, it’s […]

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Union City, NJ: A Once Troubled School District Thrives

By Victoria Cepeda It was the Fall of 1985 when I entered the Union City school district by enrolling at what was then Union Hill High School as a freshman. A foreign-born with few English words in my inventory but with a drive for learning surpassed only by some of my teachers’ determination not to […]

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