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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7 Chicago celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of news stories, a half-hour "The Ñ Beat" special, vignettes and Windy City LIVE feature story.Hosted by Stacey Baca, The Ñ Beat is an Emmy Award-winning series of special programs produced by ABC 7 Chicago, which offers a rich tapestry of stories highlighting the contributions of Chicago's vibrant Latino community.The half-hour program, with contributions from Tanja Babich, Rob Elgas and Mark Rivera, airs twice on ABC 7 Chicago, at 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 and at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18.A series of vignettes featuring ABC 7's Stacey Baca, Tanja Babich, Rob Elgas and Mark Rivera will air through the end of Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with the Jewish High Holidays. CBS2’s Steve Overmyer reports on the complex history of the two cultures intersecting. “Something that’s pretty unique about being a Latin American Jew is that we tend to always connect with each other very easily,” said Judith Ghitman, who’s from Venezuela and moved to New York in March. She said it was a challenge to find the city’s Latin American Jewish community during the coronavirus pandemic. “I got a chance to connect with a few people and I got their phone numbers, and we’re in touch…. That makes me a little more excited for what my social life will look like in a couple months,” she said....
    President Donald Trump is expected to deliver remarks on Wednesday to honor veterans of the The Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba in April 1961. The president also tweeted that he will give remarks about Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is slated to begin at 10 a.m. in Washington D.C. and it will be livestreamed in this article. If there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. Bay of Pigs Veterans & Hispanic Heritage Remarks as past honoree. White House East Room. 11 AM. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2020 Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
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    SAN ANTONIO – Texas history is something we all learned about when we were in school and most of it centers around the Texas Revolution in the 1800s, but Tejano history dates much further into the 1600s. “Texas begins in 1690 and that the first soldier settlers that come here to defend their northernmost boundaries become known at Tejanos because this is Tejas,” businessman, historian Rudi Rodriguez said. Rodriguez for the past 18 years has been diving into the untold history of the first families and settlements that were here in Texas first. His passion for Tejano history began when he started researching roots of his own family. “It just ignited a desire to learn more, and of course it...
    During Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the incredible contributions that Hispanics have made to this great nation. From cabinet and congressional members to sports figures, we have helped to shape America. We know that freedom and opportunity are the driving force for our communities. As the daughter of a Cuban immigrant, I am eternally grateful for living and having the opportunity to raise my children in America but recognize that our freedoms are fragile and should always be protected. SEN. TED CRUZ: AFTER GINSBURG -- 3 REASONS WHY SENATE MUST CONFIRM HER SUCCESSOR BEFORE ELECTION DAY I learned that lesson at a young age when my father, Jose, lost his freedoms because he stood and fought against the Cuban dictatorship.  To escape...
    PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey town is spotlighting local Latino artists with an exhibit inside city hall. As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reports, they are the pride of Paterson. Elkin Gutierrez, a welder, born in Columbia, came to Paterson as a young man. His art utilizes thousands of bolts and other small pieces of metal. He also uses favorite things from his childhood. “Salsa, merengue, bachata. I was dancing since I was a kid,” Gutierrez said. He’s also a painter. He created a work of art reflecting his passion, too. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: Communities Come Together To Support Latino-Owned Businesses Struggling To Keep Up In Pandemic Joe “Poncho” Hernandez, born and raised in Paterson, injects his work with vibrant...
    Hispanic Heritage Month, which actually includes both September and October, started on Sept. 15, and runs until Oct. 15. It’s set up that way to include independence days for Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua and also includes Columbus Day, which is known in many Spanish-speaking countries as Dia de la Raza. The month’s origins date to 1968, when Congress passed a law authorizing the week including Sept. 15 and 16 as Hispanic Heritage Week. Congress asked President Lyndon Johnson to recognize the week with a proclamation. The tradition continued each year for two decades until the first President George Bush followed Congress’ initiative to extend the week into a month in 1988, and the first...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – This Hispanic Heritage Month, many Latino-owned businesses are struggling to stay open. CBS2’s Christina Fan reports, despite the struggles, communities are coming together to support one another in stories of perseverance and success. The flavors and tastes at Casa Adela in Alphabet City have not changed since 1976, when the family matriarch, Adela Fargas, opened the restaurant. More than 40 years later, daughter-in-law Martiza Lopez honors her legacy with every dish. “We want to keep the place as humble as we can. It’s like going to your grandma’s house to eat,” said Lopez. There are no magical recipes, just the right combination of spices, love and hard work. Even when the coronavirus pandemic slashed business by...
    Starting in Union City, New Jersey, and fanning out to North Bergen, West New York and Weehawken is what’s known as Havana on the Hudson! Get there via light rail, NJ TRANSIT or car. Havana on the Hudson is the gateway to the American dream for so many forced to leave Cuba in the aftermath of the Cuban revolution. Now the area’s reputation for Cuban flavor and influence in the United States is second only to Miami. Here are just a few of the many notable residents: Paquito D’Rivera Bobby Cannavale Carol-Lynn Parente Victor Cruz Oscar Nunez William Musto Daisy Fuentes Yordenis Ugas Caitlin Sanchez Shopping on Bergenline Avenue? Stop for a cafe con leche and authentic...
    JOE Biden was mercilessly trolled on social media and by Donald Trump after playing hit song Despacito at a Hispanic event. The Dem presidential candidate was mocked for using the song - which translates to mean "slowly" at the event on Tuesday commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Each year, Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 celebrating contributions, histories and deep ties in the community that have shaped much of the nation’s landscape today. The month is meant to recognize the cultures that stem from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. Hispanic Heritage Month starts in mid-September -- and it’s for a symbolic reason. Many Central American countries declared their independence Sept. 15, with Mexico and Chile celebrating their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively. Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes all of those independence days as they paved the way for the United States to interact with the individual nations in a new way.September 15:...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Gov. JB Pritzker, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and community leaders gathered to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in Little Village Wednesday.Pritzker is expected to highlight the importance of being counted in the 2020 Census during the event at 26th Street and Kedzie Avenue.The census count in Chicago is lagging behind the rest of Illinois, particularly in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods in the city.The undercount, just weeks before the deadline, has neighborhood groups and census officials working to boost participation.Illinois' response rate is 70%, which is slightly higher than the national average. But the city's rate is roughly 59% with some neighborhoods hovering around 30%, according to The Chicago Tribune.Those neighborhoods include the largely Black West Englewood neighborhood and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- ABC7 is proud to honor Hispanic Heritage Month in celebration of all the vibrant voices of our Hispanic, Latino and Latinx communities.We are highlighting contributions by amazing people and organizations who are building a better bay area. 9/15/20 - Priscilla Nguyen, president, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers San Francisco Bay Area (SHPE SFBA)Priscilla Nguyen is a Design Engineer at the downtown Oakland office of Degenkolb Engineers, a structural engineering firm. She became president of SHPE San Francisco Bay Area chapter after years of finding community among Latinx engineers. Being biracial (Mexican from her mother's side and Vietnamese from her father), from immigrant parents, a first-generation college graduate, from a low-income household had its challenges but SHPE...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tuesday marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, a chance to celebrate the Latino community. There is a lot to celebrate, from the culture and sense of family to the pursuit of the American dream."The language would be the first thing. Esta es una casa de espanol, hablamos espanol aqui," said Diana Lopez a native from Honduras, pointing to her parents, reminding her that at home "they had to speak Spanish."BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeBelinda Hernandez Arriaga, assistant professor at University of San Francisco, believes an inclusive sense of unity is what makes the Latino community strong."The sense of family that we have extended family, we have madrinas, comadres and we have...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tuesday marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, a chance to celebrate the Latino community. There is a lot to celebrate, from the culture and sense of family to the pursuit of the American dream."The language would be the first thing. Esta es una casa de espanol, hablamos espanol aqui," said Diana Lopez a native from Honduras, pointing to her parents, reminding her that at home "they had to speak Spanish."BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Race and Social JusticeBelinda Hernandez Arriaga, assistant professor at University of San Francisco, believes an inclusive sense of unity is what makes the Latino community strong."The sense of family that we have extended family, we have madrinas, comadres and we have...
    Google celebrates the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States with a “doodle” dedicated to Felicitas Méndez, a Puerto Rican civil rights pioneer and businesswoman. The image of Méndez, made by Emily Barrera, appears this Tuesday on all the main pages of the famous Google search engine. “As a Latina living in the United States, I was delighted to have the opportunity to honor Felicitas. It was amazing to hear how she and her husband, Gonzalo Méndez, led an educational battle against segregated schools in California and how she paved the way for the American movement. of civil rights, “said the artist herself in a statement. Felicitas Méndez helped...
    Joe Biden was mocked by viewers last night after pulling out his phone and playing the megahit 'Despacito' at a Hispanic campaign event in Florida.  A grinning Biden played the song into a microphone after being introduced by its Puerto Rican-American singer Luis Fonsi at the event in Tampa, as the Democratic nominee seeks Hispanic backing in one of the chief battleground states.  But critics accused Biden of 'pandering' and mocked him for playing a song whose title translates as 'Slowly' - evoking Donald Trump's nickname 'Slow Joe'.  Trump himself shared an edited video in which the song was changed to 'F*** The Police' by N.W.A., with the president asking: 'What is this all about?'.    Democratic presidential nominee Joe...
    Joe Biden raised eyebrows on Tuesday evening over his attempt to appeal to Hispanic voters at a campaign event in Kissimmee, Fla. The event was meant to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. The Democratic candidate was the last speaker of the event to take the podium following several supporters including Eva Longoria, Ricky Martin and Luis Fonsi. However, when Biden approached the podium, he paused and reached for his phone in his pocket. "I just have one thing to say," Biden began as he looked down at his phone. "Hang on here." BIDEN BUNGLES DEM TICKET, REFERS TO 'HARRIS-BIDEN ADMINISTRATION' IN CAMPAIGN SPEECH He then held his phone to the microphone, which began playing the 2017 hit song "Despacito" from Fonsi, who had introduced the candidate. After roughly 15...
    Google celebrates the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States with a “doodle” dedicated to Felicitas Méndez, a Puerto Rican civil rights pioneer and businesswoman. The image of Méndez, made by Emily Barrera, appears this Tuesday on all the main pages of the famous Google search engine. “As a Latina living in the United States, I was delighted to have the opportunity to honor Felicitas. It was amazing to hear how she and her husband, Gonzalo Méndez, led an educational battle against segregated schools in California and how she paved the way for the American movement. of civil rights, “said the artist herself in a statement. Felicitas Méndez helped...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As San Francisco's Mission District honors the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, the community is also finding ways to help those hit hardest amid the pandemic."We usually celebrate with a festival, it's normally a happy time," said Jon Jacobo.RELATED: CA's Hispanic community is being hit the hardest by COVID-19, data showsThe musical tradition is one of many celebrated to recognize and honor contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society."But, this year is different," he said.Jacobo is the Health Committee Chair for the Latino Taskforce."Instead of celebrating, what we're doing is trying to ensure that we can keep 24th Street and the broader community...intact, safe, and protected through this pandemic," he said.Protecting the most vulnerable community...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Tuesday was the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, and Google celebrated it with a doodle of Orange County civil rights icon Felicitas Mendez. To mark the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Google displayed a doodle of Orange County civil rights icon Felicitas Mendez. (Courtesy: Google) Back in 1946, Mendez successfully sued the Westminster School District for failing to enroll her Hispanic children in an all white school. The school district alleged that non-white children were kept out of the school due to “language issues,” but testimony from one of the children in the case debunked that claim. The lawsuit led to the desegregation of all public schools and public spaces in the state of...
    Google celebrates the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States with a “doodle” dedicated to Felicitas Méndez, a Puerto Rican civil rights pioneer and businesswoman. The image of Méndez, made by Emily Barrera, appears this Tuesday on all the main pages of the famous Google search engine. “As a Latina living in the United States, I was delighted to have the opportunity to honor Felicitas. It was amazing to hear how she and her husband, Gonzalo Méndez, led an educational battle against segregated schools in California and how she paved the way for the American movement. of civil rights, “said the artist herself in a statement. Felicitas Méndez helped...
    Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off on Tuesday, and Google is fittingly celebrating with a new Google Doodle -- of civil rights pioneer and business owner Felicitas Mendez.Mendez, born in 1916 in Puerto Rico, is most known for her role in suing the school district in the town of Westminster, California, after her children were refused enrollment at a local public school because of their skin color.Mendez married a Mexican immigrant. She and other parents came together demanding the school district allow their Mexican-American children entry into an all-White school.A federal district court in 1946 ruled that school districts were violating Mexican American citizens' rights, and ruled in favor of Mendez and the other parents.RELATED | Daughter of Felicitas Mendez, Sylvia...
    ANNAPOLIS, MD (WJZ) —  Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation on Tuesday recognizing September 15 through October as Hispanic Heritage Month in Maryland.  “One of Maryland’s greatest strengths is the diversity of our people,” said Governor Hogan. “During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate Maryland’s Hispanic community and its many contributions to our state’s rich identity.” Throughout the month, several of the governor’s agencies will partner to host a virtual procurement workshop in Spanish to “support Maryland’s growing community of Spanish-speaking business owners. View the proclamation here.
    Felicitas Mendez was honored Tuesday with a Google Doodle celebrating her work as a civil rights pioneer to mark the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month. Mendez, who was born in Puerto Rico in 1916, successfully fought school segregation in California in the 1940s alongside her husband, Gonzalo, a Mexican immigrant. GOOGLE IS FIXING THIS KEY ISSUE ON CHROME BECAUSE OF A SECURITY 'RISK' Their three children in 1944 were denied entry into a school in Westminster, a city in Orange County, because of their ethnicity. Mendez, her husband, and four other families sued the school district in a case that became known as Mendez v. Westminster. In February 1946, a federal district court ruled that the school districts had...
    HISPANIC Heritage month happens every year in the US from September 15 to October 15 to honor the contributions and history of Hispanics and Latinos. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, who all declared independence in 1821. 9Flag parade honoring the Hispanic and Latino community in the USCredit: Getty Images - Getty Here is more on the origins of Hispanic Heritage month.  What is Hispanic Heritage month? Hispanic Heritage month is an annual recurring commemoration of Hispanic heritage in the US.  Before being celebrated a full month, it first began as Hispanic Heritage week, sponsored by...
    Above 96th Street between Fifth Avenue and the Harlem River is East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem, or El Barrio. Get there via the 4, 5, 6 or Q train. Although diverse with residents hailing from El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Cuba. It’s known for having one of the highest populations of Puerto Ricans in the city. Since the ’90s, there has been an influx of Mexicans moving to the area, giving birth to Little Mexico. From bakeries and panaderias to restaurants and street food, if you are in the mood for Mexican, this is the place to be. Here are just a few of many notable residents. Julia de Burgos Garcia Machito Marc Anthony Soraida Martinez Joe...
    This September 15 doodle is dedicated to a woman who helped end discrimination against Hispanics in public schools in the United States. This is her story Artist Emily Barrera created Felicitas Méndez’s “doodle.” Photo: Emily Barrera, Google / Courtesy Today, September 15, the National Hispanic Heritage Month in United States. For this reason, on the Google search engine page you will find throughout the day a “doodle” -the graphic that incorporates the Google letters next to the search field- that is dedicated to the Puerto Rican Felicitas Mendez. But who was Felicitas Méndez? Is dead Born on February 5, 1916 as Felicita Gómez Martínez in Juncos, Puerto RicoYears later, she would become...
    Located in northern Manhattan between Inwood and Harlem is Washington Heights. Get there via 1, A or C trains. Today, with over 70% of the population Hispanic and Latino, Washington heights has been dubbed “Little Dominican Republic.” The Dominican community is a major force in New York City, and Washington Heights acts as the center for Dominican culture in the United States. Here are just a few notable residents: Alex Rodriguez Dania Jissel Ramirez Manny Ramirez Rod Carew Hex Hector Lin-Manuel Miranda Knox Martin Karina Pasian Cardi B Looking for authentic Dominican food? It’s here, and some the restaurants have been around Washington Heights for decades. Did you know the Hispanic Society of America is home to the...
    National Hispanic Heritage Month is held annually from mid-September to mid-October, but what does that mean, exactly? In fact, there’s a website dedicated to answering this very question. The month is dedicated to “celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America,” the site hispanicheritagemonth.gov explains. The time period was first observed in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. It started as Hispanic Heritage Week, until President Ronald Reagan expanded it to a month in 1988. This is when the 30-day window started covering Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. Why Sept. 15 as a kickoff day? You might ask. The day...
    Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15  to Oct. 15, so if you’re not marking the occasion already, maybe it’s time to start. Are people around you celebrating -- virtually or in safe ways? Even if they’re not, you could take the reins -- it’s time for you to throw some fun ideas on the table. The website findspark.com offered plenty of suggestions, so we thought we’d provide some of those to help get your wheels spinning.Host a potluck.Who doesn’t love a potluck? Everyone could bring a Latin-inspired dish and maybe provide some background on its history. This could be done on Zoom, if you’re still in a part of the country that’s pretty locked down due to...