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Female Soldiers in the Civil War

Photo: Frances Clayton disguised herself as “Frances Clalin”
to fight in the Civil War. (Library of Congress)

Women Who Fought In The Civil War

With the election ending soon, we wanted to highlight women who take a stand. »»» Read More

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Domestic Violence: Stop The Cycle

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a direct attack on the family by someone within its own walls. Understanding it is half the battle. Find out how you can help yourself and your friends. »»» Read More

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What Do You Know?

What are the key statistics about breast cancer?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. »»» Read More

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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

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

Myrtle Gonzalez

Mujer Imprescindible: Myrtle Gonzalez

Myrtle Gonzalez: Hollywood’s First Latin/Hispanic Movie Star Actress

Born: September 28, 1891
Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: October 22, 1918 (aged 27)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1913 to 1917
Spouse(s): James P. »»» Read More

Rebecca Ativia

New Mexico Hispanic Center Names New Leader

By Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

Rebecca L. Avitia is new executive director the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

After two years, the search is over. The National Hispanic Cultural Center has found a permanent executive director in Albuquerque attorney — and New Mexico native — Rebecca L. »»» Read More

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Happy 17th Anniversary Beta Chapter!

On May 4, 2013, we celebrate the 17th anniversary of the founding of Alpha Rho Lambda Sorority’s Beta Chapter.

In the fall of 1995, six Latina women came together in search of an organization that would give them the support network they felt was lacking on their campus. »»» Read More