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Tag Results for "Hispanic Standouts"

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Meet Mexican-American Piano Prodigy Daniela Liebman

You might not know who Daniela Liebman is but to truly appreciate her you must hear her. Liebman is a Mexican-American piano prodigy who at the tender age of 11 is getting ready for her Carnegie Hall debut. continue reading »

Edith Ramirez Elevated to Federal Trade Commission Chair, First Minority to Hold Position

White House sources announced that President Obama has decided to elevate current Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC), Edith Ramirez, to chair the agency. continue reading »

Justice Sotomayor: Urges Latinos to Pursue Dreams, Stay in School

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, said on the weekend here that "there's no part of my heart that's not from Puerto Rico" and encouraged all Latinos to pursue their dreams. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout:  Sara Velez Becomes 1st Woman President of Puerto Rico’s Olympic Committee

Sara Rosario Velez has become the first female president of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee, or Copur, after former fencing star David Bernier stepped down from the post. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Julian Ramirez from Foster Homes to UCLA Graduate

Julian Ramirez has graduated from UCLA after overcoming a childhood of abandonment by his family and thanks to a program that benefits young students in difficult situations. continue reading »

Labor Rights Pioneer Dolores Huerta Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Today, President Obama bestowed labor rights pioneer and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, Dolores Huerta with the highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. continue reading »

Spanish Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria Retires after 20 Years at NASA

Spanish astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria has left NASA after 20 years with the U.S. space agency. continue reading »

Soledad O’Brien Speaks to Students at Disney’s Dreamers Academy Class of 2012

Soledad O’Brien, anchor for CNN morning show “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien,” speaks to high school students March 10, 2012 during Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The fifth annual event, taking place through March 11 at Walt Disney World Resort, is a career-inspiration program for 100 high school students across the U.S. which included Latino students. continue reading »

Latino Teen Luis Hernandez Wins National Scriptwriting Contest

Two scripts written by teens that explore issues of bullying, violence, and gender norms were chosen for production among thousands of entries as a part of a national educational program. continue reading »

9-Year Old Piano Prodigy Performs with Mexican Philharmonic

A 9-year-old pianist made her solo debut over the weekend with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra in western Mexico, opening the orchestra's season. continue reading »

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Her Immigrant Roots

CNN anchor and award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien recently visited Target headquarters in Minneapolis to talk about the importance of diversity, Hispanic Heritage Month and her critically-acclaimed memoir, continue reading »

Gustavo Galindo ‘Celebrity Music Teacher of the Day’ Coming to Your Local HS

For most of us, music is an essential part of the driving experience, and what better way to talk with teens about safe driving than through their passion for music. To this end, and as part of the 22nd Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards sponsorship, State Farm is hosting Latino singer/songwriter, Gustavo Galindo, to serve as "Celebrity Music Teacher for a Day" continue reading »

Hispanic Standout:  Jose Villagomez a Member of the 2011 Disney Dreamers Academy

As always Disney’s Dreamers Academy, which just concluded this week, brought together a special group of outstanding high school students from the U.S. continue reading »