By Latina Staff | 03/31/2013 - 14:42
Google hasn’t dedicated one of its doodles to Easter in 13 years and on past Easters, it’s featured people like German chemist Robert Bunsen instead of marking Christ’s resurrection. No one has ever complained.
By Viviana Hurtado | 03/29/2013 - 13:37
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/29/2011 - 12:30
Richard Chavez was a carpenter who helped build a movement.
While Cesar Chavez was the face of the struggle to gain fair wages and treatment for California farmworkers, his brother Richard, who died Wednesday at 81 after complications from surgery, was crucial in helping build the United Farmworkers union, both physically and philosophically.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/06/2011 - 16:00
Nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette recently wrote a piece asking why the U.S. keeps naming things like streets and more recently, a Navy ship, after Cesar Chavez (who also has a postage stamp).
By Angie Romero | 09/02/2010 - 12:00
As the President of The Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-founder of United Farm Workers of America along with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta is a living legend. She is treasured by the Latino community, but she is also internationally recognized for her role in promoting social justice. We chatted with her about her partnership with another icon of social justice: Cesar Chavez:
You’re a hero to so many people. Who are some of your personal heroes?
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/30/2010 - 10:30
Proving (as if we needed proof) that the appetite for 3-D flicks is pretty much bottomless at this point, How to Train Your Dragon captured most of the box office dollars last weekend, followed closely by Alice in Wonderland. Coming in at #1, Dragon, the animated Dreamworks kid flick featuring a great story, bravura computer animation and America Ferrera voicing the lead female character, made a solid $43.3 million.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 15:30
Last Friday, the Texas Board of Education—stacked with socially conservative Republicans by Governor Rick Perry—approved a new social studies curriculum that would essentially rewrite history in favor of a right-leaning political agenda.
After the vote, Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas told the NY Times, “The social conservatives have perverted accurate history to fulfill their own agenda.”
By Mariela Rosario | 01/11/2010 - 15:53
On Jan. 13, the Board of Education will hold a preliminary vote to determine whether or not they should adopt new standards for social studies texts in the state of Texas. In question is whether or not Cesar Chavez, along with all other Hispanics since the conquest of Mexico in the early 16th century, should be removed from textbooks.