Thursday, May 6, 2021

Platoon Leader is the First Latina to Earn a Prestigious Military Badge at Fort Hood

1st Lt. Maria Eggers recently became the first woman and first Latina from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment to earn the coveted Expert Infantry Badge, or EIB, qualifying at the highest level. In April, Eggers, 24, received the medal by successfully finishing the five- day test that measures a soldier’s physical fitness and ability to perform […]

Three Latina Scientists at the Forefront of Covid-19 Testing are Proud to be Part of “History”

Three Latinas, Monica Mann, Elizabeth Zelaya, and Connie Maza are at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They analyze COVID-19 samples every day to track the spread of the virus and more recently to identify mutations. These three scientists and medical technologists are part of a small team in the Department of Forensic Sciences’ […]

Two women detained for speaking Spanish win lawsuit against Trump administration

Two years ago, two Latina women, Martha Hernandez and Ana Suda, were detained for speaking Spanish outside a convenient store in Montana. They filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, which, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), decided to settle. In May 2018, Martha and Ana were chatting in Spanish at a convenient […]

As Biden vows to pick a woman vice president, Latino organization suggests a few Latinas

Now that Joe Biden has pledged he’ll select a woman as his running mate, one of the questions being asked is why not a Latina for vice president? “Latina American public servants across the country have an unparalleled track record of getting things done for their communities, states and the country. It’s about time we […]

JLo and Shakira to perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2020

One has hips that don’t lie and the other has had us waiting for this night for years: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez have announced that they’ll be performing during the Super Bowl LIV halftime show in February 2020. Last week on Thursday, the iconic singers shared the news that they’d be sharing the stage for […]

Latino candidates in North Texas bringing diversity to the state’s politics

When North Texas voters head to the polls this May, they will elect more than 100 mayors, city council members, school board trustees and other public officials, including, possibly, the first Latino mayor in Dallas history. Unlike cities with large Latino populations, such as Los Angeles or San Antonio, Dallas has never had a Latino […]

Two Latinas might make history in Texas

The big news story out of the Texas primary: The state is virtually certain to send its first two Latinas to the U.S. House of Representatives. Experts say their victories could be used to help boost fellow Democrats in some of the state’s most competitive races. Sylvia Garcia, a Texas state senator and Veronica Escobar, […]

Young Bicultural Latinas Gaining Consumer Power

According to new data, there are 28 million Hispanic females living in the U.S. who are gaining consumer power and influence. Latinas are now in the driver’s seat of U.S. growth. “Marketers are looking at a new Latina,” explains Stacie M. de Armas, vice-president of Strategic Initiatives & Consumer Engagement at Nielsen. “While she is […]

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Retirement from Congress

After more than three decades in elected office, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has announced she will be retiring from Congress at the end of her term next year. Her retirement potentially paves the way for Democrats to take her congressional seat in the 2018 elections. “It’s been such a delight and a high honor to serve […]

Unprecedented Number of Latinos Running in California US House Race

Xavier Becerra inherited his congressional seat from a barrier-breaking Latino, Edward Roybal, and now, in the special election being held to replace him, a record number of Latinos are vying to take his place in Congress. With Latinos representing sixty-seven percent of District 34, the race has no fewer than 15 Latinos, including 8 Latinas. […]