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Recognizing Latina Activists and Artists: Manzano, Gómez & Anzaldúa

Sonia Manzano Award winning actress, born in 1950 in Linwood, NJ and raised in South Bronx, NY. She is better  known as Maria the first Latino character cast for Sesame Street.  A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Manzano has also written several scripts for the show and won fifteen Emmy’s for doing so. Among her other […]

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Latinas for Latino Lit Celebrate A Year Advocating Latino Children’s Literature

Today we received this email from Latinas for Latino Lit. It brightened our day. It’s humbling to be a part, albeit very small, of the work that Latinas for Latino Lit are doing on behalf of our children, culture and writers. Big Congratulations to Viviana Hurtado, Ph.D. and Monica Oliveira! Pass it on.  Pa’lante! Happy […]

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Angelie’s Law Grants Family Comfort After Tragic Loss

A couple of months ago we wrote about how a community in Hudson County, N.J. rallied behind a young couple who lost their eight-month old baby, Angelie Paredes, to the hands of a distracted jitney bus driver yakking away on his cell. A jitney, or small commuter bus, can circulate in our area unregulated, in […]

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