Monday, November 11, 2019

Arturo Sandoval to Be Honored By President Obama

President Obama named sixteen people, including Grammy award-winning jazz musician Arturo Sandoval, for the Presidential Medal of Freedom today. Born in Cuba and later defecting to the U.S. in 1990, Sandoval is a well-known trumpeter, pianist and composer in both countries. As a protégé of the late Dizzy Gillespie, another famous jazz musician, Sandoval contributed […]

California Latina Activist Receives Highest Civilian Honor

Yesterday, Sylvia Mendez, who at the age of eight became a key player in the fight to desegregate the nation’s public schools, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in Washington. When Mendez’s parents, a Mexican immigrant and his Puerto Rican wife, were barred in their attempt to enroll her and her […]