By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2010 - 17:00
Yes, we have the menu! Renowned Chicago Chef Rick Bayless has been tapped by the First family to prepare the meal for the administration's second official state dinner. The White House will host Mexican President Felipe Calderon and first lady Margarita Zavala, so Chef Bayless, known for his superb Mexican dishes and a favorite of the Obamas, was a logical choice.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/10/2009 - 16:11
If you watched President Obama's eloquent address to the joint Congress last night, there is no doubt one moment that sticks in your mind, and unfortunately it probably has nothing to do with health care. Rather, it was most likely Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-NC) inappropriate outburst in the middle of the president's speech that made an impression.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2009 - 17:30
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was surrounded by a small group of close friends and family at her investiture ceremony today in which the court formally welcomes its newest member. Former Latina Editor-in-Chief Sandra Guzman was there and gave us the inside scoop on what went down behind closed doors.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/25/2009 - 15:25
We are so proud to announce that Latina founder Christy Haubegger has been tapped by President Obama for the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. 28 distinguished citizens “representing a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and professions are responsible for recommending a group of exceptional men and women to the President for selection as White House Fellows,” according to the official White House announcement.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/09/2009 - 09:55
Tanzanian prisoner Ahmed Ghailani was transferred today from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, NY to face charges for his role in the 1998 bombings of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/05/2009 - 09:30
An editorial cartoon that ran this week in The Oklahoman newspaper is generating controversy over what some Latino and women's groups are calling a racist and damaging depiction of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. In the drawing, Sotomayor is strung up like a piñata while a line of elephants (representing Republicans) wait to take a swing. President Obama is standing nearby asking, "Now who wants to be first?"
By Mariela Rosario | 06/04/2009 - 12:25
Michelle Obama used a public speaking engagement at a high school graduation as an opportunity to support Judge Sonia Sotomayor, her hubby's pick to replace Justice David Souter—who recently announced that he'd be stepping down from his position on the Supreme Court.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/04/2009 - 10:25
Hugo Chavez declared that he was unable to fly to San Salvador, El Salvador for the inauguration of former FMLN leader Mauricio Funes earlier this week due to an assassination plot uncovered by Venezuelan intelligence.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2009 - 17:00
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the 2008 Tony award-winning musical In the Heights, was on hand last night as President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the first ever Poetry Slam to be held at the White House.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/13/2009 - 14:15
The appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to a Supreme Court seat seems to have hit some speed bumps in recent days. Although President Obama has a historic opportunity to appoint the first Hispanic judge in the court's history, it is unclear whether or not he will embrace it.