Sunday, June 23, 2024

Four Latinos Celebrated for their Deep Cultural Imprint in the U.S.

Four Latinos are recipients of one of the country’s highest honors. Acclaimed music artist José Feliciano, visual artist and muralist Judith Baca, and graphic artist and painter Antonio Martorell were honored with the National Medal of Arts. At the same time, poet Richard Blanco was awarded the National Humanities Medal. Music icon José Feliciano, 77, […]

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 […]