Hispanic Heritage. Baruj Benacerraf

Hispanic Heritage. Baruj Benacerraf

BARUJ BENACERRAF [1920-2011] focused his research on understanding the genetic reasons for allergies and other diseases impacting immunity. Born in Caracas, Venezuela of Spanish-Jewish ancestry he spent much of his childhood in France. His father was a textile...
Hispanic Heritage. Millo Castro Zaldarriaga

Hispanic Heritage. Millo Castro Zaldarriaga

This post is about a young Cuban girl who believed in her dream. The determination of MILLO CASTRO ZALDARRIAGA, broke the island’s taboo against female drummers. Eventually she would perform with her sisters, Anacaona in Cuba’s first all female dance band....
Hispanic Heritage. César Chávez

Hispanic Heritage. César Chávez

“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore”. -César Chávez CESAR CHAVEZ, [1927-1993] was a...
Reaching out to Puerto Rico.

Reaching out to Puerto Rico.

Thinking of our sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico. It’s almost a week after Hurricane Maria and homes are still without power or phone service. Food and medicine are in short supply. Linking to an article in Fast Company with ways to help the people of Puerto...
Hispanic Heritage. Fabiola Cabeza de Baca

Hispanic Heritage. Fabiola Cabeza de Baca

For Hispanic Heritage Month let’s travel to New Mexico to meet FABIOLA CABEZA DE BACA [1894-1991] who descended from Spanish explorers. She was an American activist, nutritionist, writer and teacher who applied a bilingual approach to her classes adding Latino...