Saturday, June 22, 2024

First Gay Latino Poet Selected as Inaugural Poet by President Obama

President Obama has selected Richard Blanco to serve as the Inaugural Poet for his swearing-in ceremony, making him the youngest poet, as well as the first Latino and gay poet to have the honor. Blanco, 44 years old and Cuban-American, was chosen to write an original poem for the January 21st Inauguration, which will be […]

Two Latinos Nominated by President Obama to Philadelphia Federal Court

President Obama nominated two Latino judges from Philadelphia to fill in vacant seats for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro and Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, along with Judge Jeffrey L. Schmeh, were nominated by the President Tuesday morning and are waiting to hear a majority vote […]