• Mixing history and 21st century technology creates a Twitter feed from another era

    LatinaLista — Does the name John Quincy Adams sound familiar? John Q. Adams, sixth President of the United States It should. He was the sixth President of the United States. He's also the latest President to be on Twitter joining former President Bill Clinton. By this time, you should be thinking "Isn't...

  • NASA goes the extra mile in presenting multimedia content for 40 moon walk anniversary

    LatinaLista — Today is the 40th anniversary of when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon as part of the crew of Apollo 11. A lot of the news shows have created their own homages to the most historic event that has ever taken place - in my humble opinion - but there's...

  • Chicano activists plan a historical 21st Century convention

    LatinaLista — According to Wikipedia, the Chicano Movement encompassed a broad cross section of issues--from restoration of land grants, to farm workers' rights, to enhanced education, to voting and political rights, as well as emerging awareness of collective history. Socially, the Chicano Movement addressed what it perceived to be negative ethnic stereotypes...

  • Texas Gov. signs bill recognizing “El Tejano”

    LatinaLista — Amid all the bills that were signed into law in this session of the Texas legislature, there was one that was loooooong overdue about 500 years to be exact. El Tejano Sculpture by Armando Hinojosa The bill honors Tejano Americans and recognizes the influence they had on the history of...

  • Why Cinco de Mayo means more to Mexican-Americans than to Mexicans

    LatinaLista — Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated in the U.S., especially in the southwest, for as long as people can remember. The day, along with Sept. 16, are big days, we were taught, in Mexico, the land of where the majority of U.S. Latinos trace their heritage. But truth be known,...

  • New website heralds Latinas’ roles in shaping U.S history

    LatinaLista — Latinas have always been a part of U.S. history. Unfortunately, the stories have not always been as widely remembered and known as those of other women. Well, now there is a new website dedicated to teaching us all about the history of Latinas in the United States. Titled Latinas in...

  • Guest Voz: Researcher finds Latinos are creating a new “Americanized” identity

    By Dr. Anthony Daniel Perez LatinaLista — Dr. Anthony Daniel Perez is a post-doctoral research associate at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology and the department of sociology at the University of Washington. Dr. Perez' research interests include race, ethnicity and social demography. As a result, he analyzes data from...

  • The importance of a national Cesar Chavez Day

    LatinaLista — Today is the birthdate of United Farm Worker founder Cesar Chavez. For the the nationwide community of Mexican-Americans, Chavez is a heroic role model because his actions, on behalf of the migrant farmer, resulted in positive change. His courage created a legacy that while remembered is also forgotten until the...

  • Historian reveals the forgotten role of Tejanos in fostering Anglo immigration to Texas

    LatinaLista — Today is Texas Independence Day. It celebrates the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence which occurred on March 2, 1836. It's a significant day in not just state history but the nation's because it explains the backstory behind U.S. and Mexico relations. Plan of the Port of Galveston, Made...

  • Witnessing Black History in the Alamo City

    By Ciarra Adams During his college days, Ed Miles Jr. studied alongside civil rights champion Jesse Jackson, the former Democratic presidential nominee. Ed Miles (Courtesy photo) Though Miles, a leader in the San Antonio community, may not have been in the national spotlight like his fellow North Carolina A&T State graduate, his...

  • Cable movie channel spotlights Latinos’ Hollywood evolution

    LatinaLista — We all know that visual media is a powerful force in influencing people's perceptions. When that media takes the form the of the Big Screen, the images are all that more powerful and etched into a person's psyche. There's no doubt that Hollywood had a hand in shaping society's impression...

  • Fort Worth, Texas finally honors its Mexican cowboy history

    LatinaLista — Fort Worth, Texas has long been famous for its ties to the Old West. Fort Worth went from a sleepy outpost to a bustling town when it became a stop along the legendary Chisholm Trail, the dusty path where millions of cattle were driven North to market. Fort Worth became the...

  • Nation’s immigrant history could be saving grace for Russian’s doomsday predictions for U.S.

    LatinaLista — A Russian diplomat is making some bold predictions for the United States. Not for 2009 but for 2010. That's when Igor Panarin says the US will be plagued by such a moral and economic collapse that the country will be split into six sections. Igor Panarin According to the former...

  • Database of slaves’ voyages sheds a new light on history

    LatinaLista — In yet another example of how the internet can make history come alive for us is the launch of a new database that contains the records of a period of time in our nation's history that most people would like to forget but none can deny that it helped shape...

  • On this Veteran’s Day, It’s Time Not to Just Recognize our Latino Veterans but Know Them

    LatinaLista — In 2007, 1.1 million of our nation's veterans were Hispanic. As of August 28, 2008, Hispanics comprised the second largest group of soldiers killed in Iraq — 10.67%. Through the noble efforts of Latina and Latino academicians, we are gaining increased recognition for all the unsung Latino veterans who have...

  • A multimedia site for U.S. Latino history and culture

    LatinaLista — What if there was one place where at the click of a mouse you could immediately access audio, video and written documentation of the evolving history and culture of the Latino population in the United States? As you may have guessed, there is such a place now! It's called Latinoteca...

  • It may be Halloween but this weekend is Day of the Dead

    LatinaLista — In multicultural Latino households across the country, tonight is all about skeletons, candy and little ones that go bump (a.k.a. trick or treating) in the night. Yet this weekend, in those same households, it's all about skeletons, candy and remembering our loved ones who have passed away. This weekend is...

  • Appreciating ART through the (p)ages of history and culture

    LatinaLista — One of the many definitions of art is that "art is a human activity, made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions. " Whether it's prehistoric stick figures, classic Madonna images, leafy landscapes, tortured self-portraits, psychedelic graffiti sprawls or the contemplative elements that comprise performance art, art has a...

  • New site dedicated to early history of Cesar Chavez’ work with United Farm Workers of America

    "Some day, people will want to know what happened in our movement, what mistakes we made and what we accomplished." LatinaLista — Those were the words LeRoy Chatfield remembers his good friend Cesar Chavez saying to him 40 years ago when he directed Mr. Chatfield to gather up all the documents, photos,...

  • Site of Richie Valens’ death to be declared historic rock’n roll landmark

    LatinaLista — For many of us, one of the first Latino singing idols was Richie Valens. He may been born before our time but it doesn't matter because the one song that catapulted him to fame is one that every person, Latino or not, instantly recognizes and can sing at least the...

  • University project resurrects 1949 images of South Texas’ Mexican Americans online

    LatinaLista — Back in 1949, two sociologists from the University of Texas, George Sanchez and Lyle Saunders, wanted to study a little documented phenomenon — the expansion of the Spanish-speaking population in Texas. The two professors wanted to investigate the "social aspects of prejudice and discrimination." What would be uncovered would help...

  • Latina Lista honors 200-year anniversary of Latino journalism

    LatinaLista Trivia Quiz: Where was the first Spanish-language newspaper in the United States published? If you guessed Los Angeles, San Antonio, Chicago, Phoenix, Miami, New York City or Santa Fe, you're wrong! The first Spanish-language newspaper was in — New Orleans, Louisiana. Hard to imagine that a place so identified with the...

  • Keeping the spirits of patriotism and family history alive

    LatinaLista — The Bacardi family name is synonymous with rum. It is an association that has proven profitable financially, socially and politically. Yet, the Bacardi legacy entails more than just creating a well-known brand -- it's about sustaining a patriotic connection for over 140 years to Cuba, the birthplace of the family...

  • New campaign makes U.S. Constitution center of national conversation

    LatinaLista — Today is the 221st anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. It's that "piece of paper" that the "Framers" of this nation inscribed with all their hopes that regardless of the transitions this country experienced, two fundamental elements would remain — justice and freedom. While the Framers tried to...

  • Statements on Hispanic Heritage Month show which candidate is just not that into the Latino community

    LatinaLista — Today begins the 40th celebration of Hispanic heritage on a national coordinated scale. While Hispanic Heritage Month has always been a celebration of the collective accomplishments of Latinos, it's also been about looking ahead to where we want to be. Needless to say, this year's observance is a little more...