Students celebrate conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month, highlight diverse communities on campus
Waving vibrant flags, blasting upbeat music and preparing cultural dishes, proud ‘Canes shared the richness of their cultures throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) — Sep. 15 to Oct 15. The organization celebrated Mexican Independence Day, Sept. 16, with a meal where participants shared memories and bonded through their Mexican heritage. Por Colombia held multiple events including a jersey day, during which members of other Hispanic student organizations were encouraged to wear their national team’s soccer jersey. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and serves as a time to celebrate Hispanic and Spanish-speaking individuals and cultures all over the world. Students interested in showing their cultural heritage are encouraged to reach out to their respective student organization for more information.themiamihurricane.com
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.
Experience Art On The Go at Miramar Cultural Center
Intriguing artwork on display for the community to enjoyMIRAMAR – The City of Miramar invites the public to experience Art On The Go at the Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark (MCC) located at 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025 in homage to recent intriguing art installations which can be viewed, free of charge, by all at MCC. “The murals grace the arched wall-scape next to our botanical garden and offer visitors the ability to reflect on their cultural heritage and those amongst our diverse community. Caribbean Heritage: Artist Nate Dee’s work combines figures, animals and nature. The introspective murals can be viewed at MCC’s botanical garden, located between the Miramar Cultural Center and Miramar City Hall, offers waterfront views and is also home to the Vanishing View public art glass exhibition by Alison Sky. The Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark serves a diverse and vibrant community within the City; and offers art exhibits that seek to inspire, educate and entertain guests.sflcn.com
Calle Ocho Music Festival will be livestreamed Sunday
MIAMI – Calle Ocho was among countless 2020 events canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, but a virtual event will take place Sunday as a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The Calle Ocho Music Festival is organized by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, and you can watch it live starting at 3 p.m. Sunday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. “Among the stars joining the growing roster of the Hispanic Heritage Month virtual festival are Gloria Estefan, Camilo, Jessi Uribe, Jorge Celedón, and Bobby Pulido,” organizers say. “These artists join previously announced Calle Ocho Live kings Mau y Ricky, Ivy Queen, who is performing an epic virtual duet with the late Celia Cruz, and Tito Puente, Jr., who himself is performing a virtual duet with his late all-star father Tito Puente.”For the full lineup and more information, go to calleocholive.com.
14 facts to ring in Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 15 began this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, and, while we are already halfway through, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate. Here are 14 little-known facts to help us appreciate these global communities this month and year-round. Argentina1: Originating in the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, fugazza is an Argentine-style focaccia reminiscent of the country’s Italian roots. Embed from Getty ImagesChile2: The Cueca, Chile’s national dance, is considered an elaborate form of flirting. Colombia3: Chocolate con queso is a Colombian-style hot chocolate typically served during holiday gatherings.themiamihurricane.com
Miramar Commissioner Alexandra Davis Celebrates Latin Flavors for Hispanic Heritage Month
Residents to enjoy FREE Latin Tastes from local restaurantsMIRAMAR – According to the 2019 U.S. Census, the population of Miramar is more than 35% Hispanic or Latino, a feature Commissioner Alexandra Davis is celebrating as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The national designation, which runs through October 15, recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements throughout the United States. For three consecutive Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., starting September 29, two popular restaurants in Miramar, La Carreta, Tribeca and Bravo Supermarket will be partnering with Commissioner Davis to offer FREE meals for residents who register at HispanicHeritageMiramar.Eventbrite.com. “’Celebrating Latin Flavors is the perfect opportunity for residents of Miramar to enjoy traditional Hispanic foods and support our local restaurants more than ever,” added Davis. Among her numerous multi-cultural projects, Davis created a non-profit organization called Caribefest, Inc. in 2003 to foster diversity, tolerance and unity in the Miramar community.sflcn.com
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.
Trump says Pelosi's promise to work with him on drug price plan is 'camouflage' for impeachment
President Donald Trump is accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of trying to distract voters from the Democratic impeachment inquiry with promises to work with the White House on lowering drug prices and other initiatives. "Nancy Pelosi just said that she is interested in lowering prescription drug prices & working on the desperately needed USMCA. Lowering drug prices and impeachment "have nothing to do with each other," Pelosi told reporters. Just last week, Pelosi said she hoped to work with Trump on a bill to lower prescription drug prices even after launching a formal impeachment inquiry. The bill would need to pass not only the House but the Republican-controlled Senate and be signed by Trump.cnbc.com
Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Ms Kick Off National Hispanic Heritage Month with Cultural Fests
Grocers celebrate contributions made by Hispanic Americans with free events showcasing Hispanic cultureFLORIDA Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Ms are proud to announce the launch of a Hispanic Heritage Month program taking place now thru October 15 throughout select Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Ms stores in Florida. After its inaugural success last year, the Hispanic Heritage Month Domino Tournament series, in partnership with Domino USA, returns to select Fresco y Ms stores. First-, second- and third-place team winners will receive a Fresco y Ms gift card valued at $500, $200 and $100, respectively, with the top team also taking home two Fresco y Ms branded domino tables. Student ContestsElementary school students in close proximity to participating Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Ms stores will be invited to compete in a coloring contest. Fresco y Ms will award a $25 gift card to the student who best interprets the mural created by artist Marlon Pruz.sflcn.com
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.