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10 ways to honor the sacrifices of U.S. soldiers this Memorial Day weekend at national parks

10 ways to honor the sacrifices of U.S. soldiers this Memorial Day weekend at national parks

By Rocío Lower National Park Foundation On the last Monday of May, our nation will come together to observe Memorial Day and honor the men and women who gave their lives in service of our country. Throughout the National Park System, many sites will hold events in memoriam of the greatest sacrifice made by these

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Student Guest Voz: Hispanics – The Forgotten Class in Civil Rights History

LatinaLista — Nicholas D. Dauphine, a senior at Johnson High School in Austin, Texas won first place in the LBJ Library “Civil Rights Today” Essay Contest. Dauphine was honored on April 8 at the LBJ Civil Rights Summit awards ceremony in Austin, for his prize-winning essay entitled “Hispanics – The Forgotten Class in Civil Rights

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Mariachi music continues to grow in popularity and acceptance

LatinaLista — The popularity of mariachi music is on its way to becoming as ingrained in the U.S. social fabric as salsa and Cinco de Mayo. In fact, the popularity of this iconic musical Mexican export extends beyond the traditional appearance at — Mexican American weddings, Quinceañeras, Las Mañanitas serenades, Cinco de Mayo celebrations and

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Intrn’l Video: Documentary highlights unique relay spanning two countries devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe

LatinaLista — Where did La Virgin de Guadalupe originate? Why is she such an iconic symbol for Mexicans wherever they live? These are just two questions that don’t concern too many people of devout faith. But for those who are curious as to how the devotion to one of the most recognizable versions of Our

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Latino children’s authors celebrate El Dia de Los Niños/El Dia de los Libros with live-streaming readings

LatinaLista — It will be 18 years tomorrow (April 30) since children’s author Pat Mora forced the children’s book publishing industry to take one day out of the year to seriously consider diversity in children’s literature by proposing a day that celebrates both children and childhood literacy. The result has been the national observation of

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Viernes Video: Latina trailblazing comic shares her life story in new bilingual docu-comedy

LatinaLista — Like arroz y frijoles, Kiki Melendez and show business go hand-in-hand. Whether she’s hosting her own variety show, headlining a Latina comic showcase, producing or starring in film or appearing on stage, New York City-born Melendez is the definition of not just someone who “made it” but a “Latina who made it” in

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