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Mujer Imprescindible: Rebecca Lobo-Rushin

Happy Birthday Rebecca Lobo-Rushin!
A Fierce Latina On and Off Court

Born: October 6, 1973 (age 42)
Hartford, Connecticut
Nationality: American
Listed height: 6 ft 4 in
High school: Southwick-Tolland (Southwick, Massachusetts)
College: Connecticut (1991–1995)
WNBA draft: 1997 / Allocated
Selected by the New York Liberty
Playing career: 1997–2003
Position: Center
Number: 50

Career history:
1997–2001: New York Liberty
2002: Houston Comets
2003: Connecticut Sun

Career highlights and awards:
WNBA All-Star (1999)
All-WNBA Second Team (1997)
NCAA champion (1995)
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Medals: Representing the United States
Olympic Games: Gold medal – first place, Atlanta 1996 Team competition
U18 and U19: Silver medal – second place, 1992 U18 Guanajuato Team Competition

Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin (born October 6, 1973) is an American television basketball analyst and former women’s basketball player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003. »»» Read More

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Mujer Imprescindible: Teresa de la Parra

Happy Birthday, Teresa de la Parra – Latina Unbound

Born: October 5, 1889
Paris, France
Died: April 23, 1936 (aged 46)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation: Novelist
Nationality: Venezuelan
Period: 1920-1936
Notable works: Ifigenia, Memorias de Mamá Blanca

Teresa de la Parra (October 5, 1889 – April 23, 1936) was a Venezuelan novelist. »»» Read More

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1824 Constitution of Mexico

The Federal Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1824 (Spanish: Constitución Federal de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos de 1824) was enacted on October 4 of 1824, after the overthrow of the Mexican Empire of Agustin de Iturbide. »»» Read More

Zuleyka Rivera

Mujer Imprescindible: Zuleyka Rivera

Happy Birthday Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Universe 2006!

Born: Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza
October 3, 1987 (age 28)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Occupation: Actress, Model
Years active: 2007–present
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Title(s): Miss Salinas Teen 2002
Miss Salinas Universe 2006
Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006
Miss Universe 2006
Major competition(s): Miss Puerto Rico Teen 2002 (1st Runner-Up)
Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 (Winner)
Miss Universe 2006 (Winner)
Partner: José Juan Barea (2010-2013)

Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza (born October 3, 1987) is a Puerto Rican actress, TV Host, dancer, model and beauty queen who won the titles of Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006. »»» Read More

texas revolution

Nuestra Historia: The Texas Revolution

Our History: The Texas Revolution

Date: October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836 (6 months, 2 weeks and 5 days)
Location: Texas
Result: Treaties of Velasco and the formation of the Republic of Texas
Territorial: De facto Texan independence from the centralist Republic of Mexico

The Texas Revolution (October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836) began when colonists (primarily from the United States) in the Mexican province of Texas rebelled against the increasingly centralist Mexican government. »»» Read More

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Founding of United Farm Workers

United Farm Workers – Founded September 30, 1962

Full name: United Farm Workers of America
Founded: 1962
Members: 10,278 (2013)
Affiliation: Change to Win Federation
Key people: Arturo Rodriguez, president
Office location: Keene, California
Country: United States
Website:  www.ufw.org

The United Farm Workers of America, or more commonly just United Farm Workers (UFW), is a labor union for farmworkers in the United States. »»» Read More

Latino Outdoors

Step Out With Latino Outdoors ™

About Latino Outdoors

Latino Outdoors is a unique Latino-led organization. We are working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. As part of this work, we are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latino experience in the outdoors; providing greater opportunities for leadership, mentorship, professional opportunities and serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. »»» Read More

Felix Longoria

Dignatario Hispana: Felix Z. Longoria, Jr.

Born: April 16, 1920
Three Rivers, Texas
Died: June, 1945 (aged 24–25)
Philippines
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: United States Army
Rank: Private
Battles/wars: World War II
Awards: Purple Heart
Good Conduct Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Private Felix Z. »»» Read More

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You Go Girl! – Adrienne Cecile Rich

YOU GO GIRL! Adrienne Cecile Rich (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called “one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century”, and was credited with bringing “the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.”

Her first collection of poetry, A Change of World, was selected by renowned poet Wystan Hugh Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. »»» Read More

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Revising Our Resolutions

Every New Year starts with resolutions for our life, family and work. One thing that tends to fall off of our list is our commitment to community service. If this is the case for you, it might be time for you to revise your resolutions. »»» Read More