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    Share this: More than 70 participants from across the New York City court community gathered for a virtual Kings County Family Court Hispanic Heritage Month celebration Monday. As part of the celebrations, Administrative Judge Jeanette Ruiz, who played an instrumental role in the initial creation of the event in 2013 and is retiring in the coming weeks, was honored for...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Today, on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, we share the story of a man who overcame countless obstacles to become president of Harold Washington College. Now, he’s set to receive a big honor today. Morning Insider Tim McNicholas shares this inspiring story. READ MORE: Chicago's Only Yarn Store On The Far South Side Gives Opportunity...
    MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time at Puerta Sagua located on the corner of Collins Avenue and 7th Street on Miami Beach. This family-owned business has been here since 1968 says General manager David Rivero, whose grandfather and father began it all. READ MORE: Status Hearing Abruptly Set For Nikolas Cruz In Parkland School...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The importance of adequate health care was highlighted during a ceremony celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson was on hand for the event recognizing health care workers for their service to the community. READ MORE: Former President Donald Trump Ordered To Give Deposition On Allegations Against Trump Tower SecurityGibson also helped cut the ribbon...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Quinces celebrations are a milestone moment for many Hispanic young ladies and big business for local event production companies. “Hispanic heritage is really the reason my business thrives,” said Daniela Fernandez, the owner of Bella Quinces and Photography. READ MORE: Miami Commission Meets Thursday To Decide Whether Termination Of Police Chief Art Acevedo Moves ForwardBella Quinces blends...
    A Secret Service agent tackled an immigration protester who tried to run in front of First Lady Jill Biden's motorcade during a two-day swing through Chicago as part of her National Hispanic Heritage Month tour.  The man, identified by Chicago's ABC7 as Jose Torres, yelled, 'we want immigration reform now,' before being pancaked by an officer and then arrested by Chicago...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- First Lady Jill Biden's Chicago visit continues Wednesday as part of a multi-city tour marking the final week of Hispanic Heritage Month.Biden will visit the Arturo Velasquez Institute about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday with Gov. JB Pritzker and U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.President Joe Biden traveled to the Chicago area last Thursday to promote vaccine mandates, and the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — First Lady Jill Biden is visiting the city on Tuesday to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Dr. Biden landed at Midway Airport around 4 p.m. and is touring the National Museum of Mexican Art with congressman Chuy Garcia. She’s also traveling to Kansas and Pennsylvania today. President Biden was in Chicago last week to tout the importance of...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– First Lady Dr. Jill Biden travels to Chicago Tuesday. Her visit is part of a series of conversations with the Hispanic community during Hispanic Heritage Month. Dr. Biden is scheduled to arrive at Midway Airport just after 4 p.m. She will then visit the national Museum of Mexican Art.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- First Lady Jill Biden will visit Chicago Tuesday and Wednesday, as part of a multi-city tour marking the final week of Hispanic Heritage Month.President Joe Biden traveled to the Chicago area Thursday to promote vaccine mandates, and the announcement was made soon after that the first lady would be visiting, as well.Jill Biden will arrive in Chicago...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Just 24 hours after President Joe Biden traveled to the Chicago area to promote vaccine mandates, his wife, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, is also planning a visit to the windy city next week.Dr. Biden will arrive in Chicago on Tuesday and leave on Wednesday morning, according to the White House.RELATED: President Joe Biden reschedules trip to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the city of Aurora is honoring three local heroes. Three U.S. Marines from Aurora who were killed in Iraq will have the streets of their childhood homes named after them. Lance Corporals Hector Ramos, Edwardo Lopez and Jesse Delatorre all died in Iraq between 2005 and 2007. The three separate street...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava spent part of the day working at Versailles Restaurant Friday to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. She served coladas and talked to customers about local issues. READ MORE: 450 Florida National Guard Begin Deployment On Mission To The Middle EastThe event also celebrated diversity and the 50th year the restaurant...
    PASSAIC, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, and a new report finds Hispanic-Latino buying power is growing, with much of it concentrated in eight states, including New York and New Jersey. In fact, one local business that sells items unique to Mexican culture is on the verge of a major expansion. READ MORE: Environmental Experts Say Long Island Implementing...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s known as the Ellis Island of the South and still stands as a beacon of freedom packed with decades of history and influence – the Freedom Tower. “The Freedom Tower became that symbol of America as a welcoming place where you as a refuge flee communism, political persecution, you could find a path forward,” said Natalia Crujeiras,...
    Southfield (CBS Detroit) – As Hispanic Heritage Month continues, CBS 62’s”Michigan Matters” spotlights three organizations helping the community as Jane C. Garcia, Vice Chairman of LA SED,  Dina Fattom Wagner, Director of Membership and Programming of Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Michael Odom, Chairman of Southwest Detroit Business Association, appear to talk about unique times in our region. Michigan Matters...
    MIAMI (CBS Miami) – CBS4 is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the home of Miami’s unofficial queen of Latin cooking Chef Michelle Bernstein. “So Michelle, how exciting is this to do this in your home here?” asked CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo. READ MORE: Venetian Causeway To Miami Beach Closed For At Least 48 Hours Due To Wastewater Main Break“This is beautiful....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and we’re recognizing the Hispanic and Latino community in Baltimore. “For me to be a Hispanic-Latino is important because it represents who I am,” said Angelo Solera, Executive Director and Founder of Nuestras Raices, Inc. READ MORE: Students At Morgan State University Partner With The American Red Cross For Blood DriveAngelo Solera with...
    MARINE PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- In a city where there's no shortage of bad news, one man is trying to save lives and provide good headlines.As part of our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we're profiling the commander and the chief pilot of the NYPD's elite Aviation Unit.Countless rescues and helicopter heroics are part of their daily reality.More Hispanic Heritage...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami’s Javier Romero, one of the most recognizable voices in Spanish radio, is being recognized by being inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame next month. Romero, who has one of the most recognizable voices on Spanish radio, has been morning radio host on AMOR 107.5 for decades. On any given day he keeps half a...
    GARFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re introducing you to a family that has passed down the musical art of mariachi through generations. From toddlers to 80-year-olds, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner shows us how they’re sharing the Mexican tradition with the world. READ MORE: 'We Can Start To Heal': R. Kelly Conviction Gives Black Women Hope Their Voices In Me...
    It’s an area full of culture and food. A history that began almost a century ago in Detroit, has now blossomed into its own self-sustaining enclave on the southwest side. READ MORE: United Airlines Facing Record $1.9 Million Fine For Extended Delays Elton Monroy Duran, a mural artist, says he first came to visit Detroit in 2014 and knew he...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Our Chicago: Nuestras HistoriasOur Chicago: Nuestras Historias is a special devoted to telling the stories of the Windy City's vibrant Latino communities. In this Hispanic Heritage Month episode, we introduce you to one of the city's most accomplished muralists.. and to a foodie favorite on the late-night bar scene. You'll also meet a big Chicago family with...
    Students at Lake Alfred Elementary School are learning about National Hispanic Heritage Month through an "awe-inspiring" classroom door. Art teacher Chanique Davis kicked off the cultural month by unveiling her creative tribute to Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, which features a smiling portrait of the late Tejano singer.  TEACHER'S UNIQUE 'RECESS BAGS' ARE THE COVID HACK SCHOOL KIDS NEED The Polk County Public...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hispanic nurses are needed now more than ever as the Latino population has been affected disproportionately. Having a nurse of Hispanic background potentially helps patients express their symptoms or feel more at ease, and that’s why CBS 4 is highlighting Maria Fermin, a nurse, and the clinical manager at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. READ...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the passion, culture, and history created by members of the Hispanic and Latino community and the City of Miami Beach is doing just that by recognizing individuals and businesses with Hispanic Heritage Month Awards. “The awardees represent the high caliber of diverse Hispanic individuals this great city is fortunate...
    SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- Newly promoted Suffolk County Police Deputy Chief Milagros Soto is the department's first Hispanic chief and the highest ranking woman in the department, something she takes to heart, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month."It's not lost on me," Soto said of the significance of her rank advancement.Soto, a 33-year veteran of the department, was promoted...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Tiempo, a Latina radio pioneer in New Jersey just retired after 40 years on the air.The legendary D.J. Vicki Solá spent decades hosting her show 'Que Viva la Musica.'It focused on Latin jazz, mambo, merengue, and many of the greatest salsa artists, like Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, and Johnny Pacheco to...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Broadway performers were out in the streets of Times Square on Saturday for a free event. Part of this weekend’s outdoor “Curtain Up!” festival included the Viva! Broadway “When We See Ourselves” concert. It’s part of Broadway’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The three-day festival concludes Sunday.
    The mariachi group at Garfield High School in East L.A. helped kick off Hispanic Heritage month with an early morning performance Friday before the start of school."It makes me proud because it connects me culturally to my heritage and it's like, even though we weren't originally from Mexico, we still have roots from there. It allows me to give me...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Like many Chicagoans, CBS 2 is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the history makers in our communities all month long. CBS 2 shine a light on three extraordinary leaders using their gifts and hearts for service, across the culinary arts, business and social impact sectors, to advance culture and change in our great city.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — In this age where digital media seems to reign supreme, it may come as a surprise that print-making is also flourishing. CBS 4 talked to a small business owner in Miramar who’s being honored as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. READ MORE: Hispanic Heritage Month: For Broward Healths Dr. Aldo Calvo Treating, Bonding With Patients...
    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mattel is adding new Barbie dolls to its collection.The company announced Barbie dolls for these two one-of-a-kind role models: The Cuban Queen of Salsa, the late Celia Cruz, and Dominican-American activist and author Julia Alvarez.In a statement, Mattel said: "Through their legendary careers and bravery in self-expression, these women continue to inspire generations of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hispanic Heritage Month means a lot to those in the medical community who vow to make sure that barriers are broken when it comes to healthcare. For Dr. Aldo Calvo, treating folks in South Florida is personal, especially for those who are Hispanic. READ MORE: Florida Unemployment Rate Inches Down “Most of my patients I see them...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Joining local celebrations during National Hispanic Heritage Month is a fantastic way to meet new people. From lectures to art exhibits, to concerts and fun for the kids, there are events and activities happening in South Florida that highlight the history and tradition of the Latinx culture. These events are where you can learn more about the...
    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — CBS2 is marking Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15 and there is much to celebrate in Port Chester, the first majority-Hispanic municipality in Westchester County. It’s home to a thriving business district that spans many Hispanic cultures, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Thursday. READ MORE: De Blasio Says NYC Ready To Administer COVID Vaccine Booster Shots...
    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- A Dominican Salon in Washington Heights is helping men, women, and children embrace their naturally curly hair."I think as Black people and Black women, we are taught since we're very little that we came broken and so we got to fix it," said Carolina Contreras, founder and owner of Miss Rizos Salon. "But why do...
    A Florida county has been slammed for posting an 'extremely embarrassing' GIF of a dancing taco on its social media pages to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month.   The one-second GIF, or short video, illustrates a smiling taco holding multicolored maracas in each hand and a swirl of sour cream for hair.  Broward County deleted the gif from its Twitter and...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A celebration was held Wednesday night in Queens to mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Members of the community turned out to mark the occasion at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Corona. READ MORE: Man Shot Outside Upper East Side Restaurant Church leaders say it’s been a hard year because of COVID...
    MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – Wednesday marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, and Miramar is home to a large Latin Music Festival to honor the occasion. “It’s in the sharing of our culture and it’s that music, it’s the food, art,” Miramar Vice Mayor Yvette Colbourne said. READ MORE: New Data Shows Staggering COVID Death Rate From June Through August It’s...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- International dance ensemble Accent Dance NYC is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a special performance Friday.You'll notice elements of tango, Mexican folk dance, ballet, salsa, and more.El Regalo de los Alebriges is the world premiere by award-winning Mexican choreographer David Fernandez.He headlines the evening, bringing alebrijes, brightly colored Mexican folk-art sculptures of mythical creatures to...
    DENVER (CBS4) – On the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis acknowledged it with a statement. Colorado’s history is woven through with the remarkable accomplishments of our Hispanic community. My administration is committed to building a Colorado for all, a state where everyone has an opportunity to succeed, and we can celebrate our shared values. Our Hispanic...
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