How this pioneer made NFL history as the first Mexican Hall of Famer
Throughout the years, the National Football League has worked extensively to grow the game of football in Mexico -- from playing a regular-season game each year in Mexico City, to starting up more youth programs in the country to get kids involved from a young age.
Roanoke nonprofit building up Southwest Virginia’s Spanish-speaking community
ROANOKE, Va. – While Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month comes to an end on Oct. 15, there’s an organization working hard to celebrate and connect the Spanish-speaking community in the Roanoke Valley. Casa Latina is a nonprofit run by volunteers in Roanoke that helps Spanish-speaking people from all over the world who call Southwest Virginia home. The organization’s programs address social, cultural and educational aspects of the Spanish-speaking community. Other partnerships, like with Feeding Southwest Virginia, are helping Casa Latina increase food distributions for those impacted by the pandemic. Se baila... Posted by Casa Latina - Roanoke Valley on Friday, October 9, 2020Most of Casa Latina’s events are virtual right now, but they’re always looking for more.
Latinx artists tell stories of anxiety in new Taubman Museum exhibition
ROANOKE, Va. – The Taubman Museum of Art is revealing its newest exhibition this Saturday, but 10 News is giving you a sneak peek. “A Very Anxious Feeling: Voices of Unrest in the American Experience” showcases 70 pieces of art from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection that goes with the central theme of anxiety. All the artists are Latinx or Latin Americans living or working in the U.S. and this exhibition amplifies their voices and experiences. Taubman Museum will also have virtual talks and studio tours with artists. For museum hours and additional information on the exhibition, click here.
Farmburguesa owners talk diversity, challenges during Hispanic Heritage Month
ROANOKE, Va. – It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and one Roanoke couple is serving up tasty treats while proving that the community is stronger together. When Kat Pascal and her husband, Jimmy Delgado, opened Farmburguesa in Vinton two years ago, they wanted to bring a little taste of their Colombian heritage to the Roanoke Valley. National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. and celebrates the importance of Hispanic and Latin Americans culture. Delgado and Pascal hope to show their kids and future generations they can be proud of their heritage too. “That makes me feel really proud.”“It means a lot to us to be able to serve our community and serve the Hispanic community, in particular," said Pascal.
Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez mark Latino impact on media
LOS ANGELES – Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria will be among the participants in a monthlong online celebration of Latino contributions to television. It’s the first such event by Paley to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Among the highlights of the event (all times Eastern):— “A Tribute to Hispanic Achievements on Television,” 8 p.m. Wednesday on Yahoo Entertainment. Estefan, Longoria, Edward James Olmos, Jimmy Smits and George Lopez are among those participating, with Soledad O’Brien as moderator. — “Telemundo’s ‘La Reina del Sur’: A Conversation with the Stars,” Oct. 2, Yahoo Entertainment and Yahoo en Español.
Washington has no Latino history museum
The initiative is backed by the group Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino. The journey toward a Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino began in 2004. Other museums in the making for minority groupsLatino people aren't the only ones trying to get a national Smithsonian museum. In this congressional session alone, there are similar bills for a Smithsonian Women's History Museum, a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture, and a National Museum of Irish American History. Of all the bills, the Women's History Museum has the most traction.
Latinx job fair gives opportunities for the whole community
ROANOKE, Va. - A free job fair was held in the Roanoke Valley on Sunday to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This was the second annual Latinx job fair. There were more than just job opportunities; people could also come to learn about furthering their education, career paths and more. One organizer even said last year, a man who was naturalized the day before the job fair registered to vote at the event. Organizers hope the more service they provide, the more everyone will feel they're part of the community.
5 Instant Pot dishes to make for Hispanic Heritage Month
It is Hispanic Heritage Month, and what a better way to celebrate than with some flavorful and easy recipes that can be made in an Instant Pot? The Instant Pot is a fantastic way to cook meat so it's super tender in a short period of time, so it's perfect for things like pork carnitas and chicken enchiladas. Achieving the most tender pork in the Instant Pot is easier than baking a cake. The best part about this Instant Pot recipe is that everything is cooked inside the pot, so you don't end up dirtying every pot and pan in the kitchen. You will never cook ground beef for tacos any other way after you do it in the Instant Pot.
5 Instant Pot dishes to make for Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is coming, and what a better way to celebrate than with some flavorful and easy recipes that can be made in an Instant Pot? The Instant Pot is a fantastic way to cook meat so that it’s super tender in a short period of time, so it’s perfect for things like carnitas and chicken enchiladas. Achieving the most tender pork in the Instant Pot is easier than baking a cake. The best part about this Instant Pot recipe is that everything is cooked inside the pot, so you don’t end up dirtying every other pot and pan in the kitchen. You will never cook ground beef for tacos any other way after you do it in the Instant Pot.
Google Doodle celebrates Mexican-American botanist Yns Mexa
(CNN) - Google kicked off the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month with a Doodle tribute to Mexican-American botanist and explorer Yns Mexa. "I wasn't aware of who Yns Mexa was, but when I started the project and researched her life, I was amazed at her accomplishments," Lora said in a Q&A with Google. According to Google, Mexa embarked on her first plant-collection trip on this day in 1925. She collected about 150,000 plant specimens, and some estimate that about 500 of those were previously undiscovered. Scientists continue to study Mexa's samples to this day, and the plant specimens she collected are housed in museums and institutions around the world.
7 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month you haven't considered
Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, so if youre not marking the occasion already, maybe its time to start. Everyone could bring a Latin dish and maybe provide some background on its history. Find Spark recommends showcasing famous paintings or photography by Hispanic artists or about Latin America. This doesnt have to be a massive undertaking -- you could check out your local options; maybe a nearby university or library could help you get some inspiration. Go support a nearby Hispanic establishment, restaurant, museum or venue.