By Valerie Tejeda | 09/19/2012 - 16:00
Every year the United States honors the contributions that Latinos have made to our nation by celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15 to October 15. This month is intended to recognize the cultures and history of U.S. citizens whose ancestors originated from Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Spain. While this annual celebration began 21 years ago,some of us are unaware of the history behind this important month.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/15/2012 - 15:00
Hispanic Heritage begins this month (September 15 through October 15) and this month is all about celebrating our culture and sharing your pride! Part of that Latino spirit means giving back to your community and paying it forward for your cultura. Find out some ways you can get out there, help, and be proud!
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/13/2012 - 16:00
You could say that Hispanic Heritage Month (which is the only “celebration” that actually straddles two months – from mid-September to mid-October) started earlier this year, with the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Rolling out San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the DNC keynote speaker and Florida Junior Senator Marco Rubio to introduce Mitt Romney was proof that Latinos are a hot ticket item before a tight election.
By Lee Hernandez | 10/07/2011 - 12:00
When Ana de la Reguera showed up at our 15th Anniversary party in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, we asked the stunning Mexican actress what being Latina means to her. “Here in this country, it makes you different and special,” said de la Reguera, who was born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico.
The actress added that her Latino heritage is something she wears proudly. “It’s like a flag that you bring with you all the time. It’s a positive thing and it’s something you want to be proud of," she said.
By Lee Hernandez | 10/04/2011 - 20:53
Nickelodeon will be premiering a new promo tomorrow afternoon that features half-Puerto Rican actress Victoria Justice talking about Hispanic Heritage Month, and Latina.com has your exclusive first look at the new spot! Click play on the video below to watch the promo before it airs on television, and to hear Victoria (star of Nickelodeon's hit show, Victorious), talk about her Latin roots, and explain why Latinos love to eat!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/30/2011 - 17:00
This weekend you can see a lot of Latinos on television if you’re tuned to the right channels. We’re turning you in to four different television shows starring some of our fave stars—from the return of America’s favorite serial killer to a sweet, animated handyman. Check out our line-up below:
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/30/2011 - 16:00
Smart. Fierce. Ambitious. Fascinating. Those are traits shared by some of the most powerful Latinas in the U.S. and beyond. These women—whether or not you agree with their politics or like their music—are admirable for the tenacity and brains that have put them atop their fields.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2011 - 14:06
Even the muppets are getting into Hispanic Heritage Month this year! Miss Piggy teamed up with her on-again, off-again lover Kermit the Frog to wish all of us Latinos a happy Hispanic Heritage Month with predictably adorable results.
By Grace Bastidas | 09/26/2011 - 15:00
Whether you recognize some of these non-profits or not, it’s time to support the organizations that are mobilizing movements around the country for the betterment of our community. What are you waiting for? There’s no better time to start than during Hispanic Heritage Month!
The Hispanic Federation
Headquarters: New York City
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/21/2011 - 09:00
We just may be! America is getting browner and browner—not only population-wise, but also culturally and politically. But with great power comes great responsibility, as the saying goes, and Latinos have taken that on as well. Take a look at the evidence below of how Latinos are taking on bigger and more influential roles on the American stage.