Friday, May 24, 2024

Joseph Acaba to be NASA’s first Hispanic Chief Astronaut

NASA names veteran astronaut Joseph Acaba, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Acaba makes history as the first Hispanic to be named chief astronaut. Acaba is a veteran of multiple spaceflights and an educator and member of the U.S. Marines. He will now be responsible for managing astronaut resources […]

Federal Judge Rescinds Retirement After the Nomination of First Latino to Serve on the District Court in New York

U.S. District Judge David Hurd reversed his decision to step back from the bench once he heard a Latino judge could serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Prominent Latino legal and civil rights organizations have expressed their concerns about Hurd’s decision and urged him to reconsider. Organizations including […]

Hispanic Caucus Endorses Patrick Branco, Who Could Become Hawaii’s First Latino Representative

On Tuesday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ campaign, known as Bold PAC, endorsed Patrick Branco, a Hawaii state lawmaker, who could become the first Latino from the state elected to Congress. Bold PAC’s endorsement is timely since Branco is running in a two-way Democratic primary against former state Sen. Jill Tokuda. The endorsement could potentially mean […]