Day Of The Dead

Some Day of the Dead Facts

What do you know about the Day of the Dead?

Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, is celebrated at the beginning of November every year. Find out the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How about this annual holiday. »»» Read More

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Presidential Proclamation
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2016

Americans with disabilities are entitled to the same rights and freedoms as any other citizen — including the right to dignity and respect in the workplace. »»» 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

breast cancer awareness month

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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October 17 – Int’l Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2016 Theme
Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation:
Ending poverty in all its forms

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” explicitly recognizes that poverty results not from the lack of just one thing but from many different interrelated factors that affect the lives of people living in poverty.

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Latino Civil Rights Timeline

Latino Civil Rights Timeline, 1903 to 2006

Latinos have made many strides in civil rights in the United States, but only through blood, sweat and tears. We still fight – la lucha es siempre. »»» Read More

CHCI

Service: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

CHCI Serving U.S. Hispanics

CHCI was originally formed to serve as a legislative organization through which legislative action, as well as executive and judicial actions, could be monitored to ensure the needs of Hispanics were being met. »»» Read More

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American GI Forum – Standing by Latino Veterans

AGIF – A Hispanic Veterans and Civil Rights Organization

Founded: March 26, 1948
Founder: Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Dr. Vicente T. Ximenes
Location: Washington, DC
Key people: Ángel Zúñiga, National Commander
Slogan: “Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business”

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Dignatario Hispana: Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz – A Conguero Who Broke Barriers

Full Name: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
Born: March 2, 1917
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: December 2, 1986 (aged 69)
Del Mar, California, US
Cause of death: Lung cancer
Occupation: Actor, musician, producer
Years active: 1936–1982
Spouse(s): Lucille Ball (m. »»» Read More