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Collected Prayers for Immigrants

Collected Prayers for Immigrants

Let us Remember That we are in the holy presence of God   Dear Jesus, Our journey through life is long and hard. We  cannot  make  this  trip  alone;  we  must  walk  together on  the  journey.  You promised to send […]
Hispanic Heritage Month Prayer

Hispanic Heritage Month Prayer

Let Us Remember That we are in the holy presence of God O God, you have made of one blood all the people of the earth, but you have also richly blessed us with a world of many languages, cultures […]
African – American Civil Right Timeline

African – American Civil Right Timeline

   African – American Civil Right Timeline   1619 Photograph of newspaper advertisement from the 1780s The first African slaves arrive in Virginia.   _____________________________ 1746 Lucy Terry, an enslaved person in 1746, becomes the earliest known black American poet […]
Latino Civil Rights Timeline – 1903 to 2006

Latino Civil Rights Timeline – 1903 to 2006

  1900s 1903 In Oxnard, Calif., more than 1,200 Mexican and Japanese farm workers organize the first farm worker union, the Japanese-Mexican Labor Association (JMLA). Later, it will be the first union to win a strike against the California agricultural […]
Stephen Colbert’s radical vulnerability

Stephen Colbert’s radical vulnerability

Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert interview with DeRay McKesson, Black Lives Matter Activist – January 18, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qffCO1b-7Js ____________________________________________________ Stephen Colbert’s radical vulnerability: Talking frankly about race could be a game-changer for his moderate white audience By Sonia Saraiya […]
Motown: How It All Began

Motown: How It All Began

Published on Jun 16, 2013 By 1959, Berry Gordy had become known for his songwriting talent, but he had his sights set on something even bigger: owning his own record company. Watch Berry describe how he turned $800 and a […]
Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson – Great Minds: Math and Science (5:05) In the early days of spaceflight, if NASA needed to plot a rocket’s path or confirm a computer’s calculations, they knew who to ask: Katherine Johnson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdr9QBRcPEk   Katherine Johnson – […]
African American Lives Series

African American Lives Series

African American Lives Series The Road Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8byrlp98Rs The Past is Another Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzWnSM7TxNE We Come from People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x5oAUTPL9M A Way Out of No Way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsvANqpGv8k  
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Dr. Cornel West – Black History Month – February 1, 2011

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Dr. Cornel West – Black History Month – February 1, 2011

Published on Nov 21, 2015 Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2/1/2011 Guests: Dr Cornel West, George Clinton Other: Craig celebrates the start of Black History Month with talking with Cornel West    
The Ruby Bridges Story

The Ruby Bridges Story

In 1960, a 6-year-old girl named Ruby Bridges became a powerful symbol of the Civil Rights Movement when she began attending the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. It was a turbulent time for race relations in the […]
Ten Famous African-American Politicians

Ten Famous African-American Politicians

    Barack Obama: President Barack Obama is obviously the most famous African-American politician. Before taking the top political job in 2009, Mr. Obama served in the Illinois senate starting in 1996 and as a US Senator from Illinois beginning in […]
Young American Black Activists

Young American Black Activists

DeRay Mckesson is an American civil rights activist. He is a member of the Black Lives Matter Movement, which organizes protests that center on African-American people. Mckesson is known for his activism via social media outlets such as Twitter and […]
Dennis Chavez

Dennis Chavez

The first Hispanic American to be elected to the United States Senate, Democrat Dennis Chavez had a long and distinguished career in government service, first as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and then as a senator from […]
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Broadway’s In the Heights. In the Heights received four 2008 Tony with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Lin-Manuel’s […]
Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera

Painter and muralist Diego Rivera sought to make art that reflected the lives of the working class and native peoples of Mexico. Born on December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico, Diego Rivera sought to make art that reflected the lives […]
Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

Selected by NASA in 1990, Ellen Ochoa became the world’s first Hispanic female astronaut in 1991. Born on May 10, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, Ellen Ochoa received her master of science and doctorate degrees at Stanford University. She was […]
Corky Gonzales

Corky Gonzales

Corky Gonzales became an important leader for young and poor Mexican Americans in the 1960s. In Denver, he started The Crusade for Justice, a group that pushed for civil rights and equality for Mexican Americans. Gonzales wrote the poem I […]
Severo Ochoa

Severo Ochoa

Severo Ochoa was a Spanish-American biochemist and molecular biologist who was co-awarded the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering an enzyme that enables the synthesis of RNA. Born in 1905, Severo Ochoa was a Nobel Prize-winning scientist […]
Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

Nominated by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history. Sonia Sotomayor was born June 25, 1954, in the Bronx borough of New York City. Her desire to be […]
Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist who is best known for her distinctive voice and for her role in popularizing the music of Bob Dylan. Joan Baez was born in Staten Island, New York, on January […]
Aida Giachello

Aida Giachello

Latinos are three times as likely as non-Hispanic whites to suffer from potentially life-threatening diabetes. They are far more likely to be plagued by asthma and hypertension too. Aida Giachello, 59, founded the Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy […]
Mario Molina

Mario Molina

At the University of California at Berkeley in 1973, Molina and Sherwood Rowland began researching chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), then widely used in refrigerators, spray cans, and cleaning solvents. They discovered that the release of CFCs could destroy the ozone layer in […]
Alberto Gonzales

Alberto Gonzales

Lawyer, and former U.S. attorney general Alberto R. Gonzales made history in 2005 as the first Hispanic appointed U.S. attorney general. Alberto R. Gonzales was born August 4, 1955, in San Antonio, Texas. The son of a construction worker, he […]
The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015

The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015

The Racial Divide in the United States: A Reflection for the World Day of Peace 2015 – By The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D. January 1, 2015 This prologue is an invitation to imagine the country and the […]
Still Relevant: Contemplating the importance of Black History Month in today’s society

Still Relevant: Contemplating the importance of Black History Month in today’s society

Still Relevant: Contemplating the importance of Black History Month in today’s society – By Rob Montana editor@ithacatimes.com While the origins of Black History Month date back to 1926 — when historian Carter G. Woodson announced the second week of February […]