Eddie Garcia: The Producer

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, our Hispanic Heritage feature is Eddie Garcia, or as he is more widely known— Producer Eddie. Producer Eddie is the video producer and one of several radio personalities on the nationally syndicated morning radio show, The Bobby Bones Show (my personal favorite). Mr. Garcia makes up one half of the comedyContinue reading “Eddie Garcia: The Producer”

Sonia Sotomayor: Our Justice

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s Hispanic Heritage Month feature is Sonia Maria Sotomayor, the first Hispanic woman (Puerto Rican!) to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Sotomayor came from humble beginnings in the Bronx, and she honored the sacrifices made by her hard-working mother by taking and making every opportunity thatContinue reading “Sonia Sotomayor: Our Justice”

Erwin McManus: The Futurist

By: Gabriela Yareliz Erwin McManus is one of my favorite thought leaders. He is a pastor, philosopher, writer and futurist. I identify so much with how he communicates Jesus and authentic faith living. Born in El Salvador, McManus has overcome so much. Christ found him, and since then, he has dedicated his life to sharingContinue reading “Erwin McManus: The Futurist”

Rebecca Aguilar: Journalist President

By: Gabriela Yareliz For today’s Hispanic Heritage feature, we are putting the spotlight on Rebecca Aguilar, who recently made history by becoming the first Latina to be president-elect of the National Society of Professional Journalists. She is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning TV reporter out of Dallas. Congratulations, Ms. Aguilar!

Jorge Ramos: Our Walter Cronkite

By: Gabriela Yareliz Our first Hispanic Heritage Month feature is Jorge Ramos. He is journalism ROYALTY. The Mexican journalist became famous and interviewed some of the world’s top leaders while on Univision’s evening news (which I grew up watching). He continues to be a part of important conversations with important people. He has also beenContinue reading “Jorge Ramos: Our Walter Cronkite”

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

By: Gabriela Yareliz It feels like autumn. It’s like 2020 said it was ready and someone flipped the switch. The temperatures have dropped to crisp cool lows. If only someone could flip a switch and make the neighbor above me shut up. It’s like he thinks he is competing in American Idol every minute ofContinue reading “Hispanic Heritage Month 2020”

Hispanic Heritage: Chico and Rita

By: Gabriela Yareliz In honor of Hispanic Heritage, I continue to post some cultural bits. On NPR, I listened to an interview, with Fernando Trueba, about Chico and Rita, a film about pre-revolution Cuba. It was absolutely inspiring, and the music sounds so exquisite and dreamy. The film is animated, and it has some of theContinue reading “Hispanic Heritage: Chico and Rita”

Orgullo Latino

By: Gabriela Yareliz Some of our most famous feminine faces. They aren’t world leaders, but we’ll call them the talented and the gorgeous. Ana de la Reguera Eva Longoria Penelope Cruz Salma Hayek Shakira Rosario Dawson America Ferrera Paz Vega Eva Mendez

Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct. 15

By: Gabriela Yareliz This PBS special from the White House of the Fiesta Latina is awesome. George Lopez, Jimmy Smits and Eva Longoria hosted. It includes awesome performances and some Latin flavor through our music. Just to hear George Lopez’s jokes makes it worth it. PBS Fiesta Latina at the White House More Latino/a prideContinue reading “Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct. 15”