Posts tagged "Hispanic Heritage Month"

We're Americanos: Share your Latino story

We're Americanos: Share your Latino story
Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. I suggest we celebrate by sharing our own stories and the contributions Latinos have made in the U.S. Let’s not let certain politicians demonize us. Let’s not let them popularize the narrative that we are “criminals and rapists.” So I’ve created a Twitter account @wereamericanos and I’m... Read more »

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: Hispanic Heritage Month

Chicanísima Cultural Calendar: Hispanic Heritage Month
There are many Latino events in Chicago this month as Sept. 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. On Friday, Sept. 6, a concert in Pilsen, “Rise Up, Tear Down,” is being organized by Moratorium on Deportations Campaign (MDC). It features Shining Soul, a band from Arizona that plays music about the U.S.-Mexico border... Read more »

¡Viva Los Redskins! Offensive in any language?

¡Viva Los Redskins! Offensive in any language?
There has long been controversy over sports teams that use Native American names. Now a new song may add salt to the wound for many Native Americans. It’s called “¡Viva Los Redskins!” a new Spanish-language translation of the Washington, D.C., football team’s fight song. The team plans to play the Spanish-language version of their team... Read more »
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Hispanic Hero: Sonia Sotomayor is smart and can mambo too

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Why does it fall from the middle of one month to the other? Well that’ so we can fit in as many fiestas as possible. Seriously, though Sept. 15 marks the independence day of five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and... Read more »