Women’s History Month: Writing Our Way to the Revolution

I was surfing the internet the other day when I came across this blog that has quickly become a favorite. GenderAcrossBorders.com describes it’s mission as being an international feminist community where issues of gender, race, sexuality, and class are discussed and critically  examined. The article that intrigued me was examining women and how we have traditionally been left out of history and what we as women … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Writing Our Way to the Revolution

Que Bonita Bandera: The History of the Puerto Rican Flag

The month of June is always full of many events celebrating the Puerto Rican Culture. There are various street festivals along with the National Puerto Rican Day celebrated this month. In honor of these celebrations and of my culture I am providing you all with a brief history on our beautiful bandera.  Back in October 2010 I had the pleasure of attending an exhibit at El … Continue reading Que Bonita Bandera: The History of the Puerto Rican Flag

Spotlight Latino: Arturo Alfonso Schomburg

The modern school without systematic lectures turns out many graduates who lack retention. No sooner has the sound of the word left their teacher’s lips, the subject has been forgotten. . .   –Arthur Schomburg It was more than a century ago that a young man arrived in New York on a mission that would bridge two cultures, span several centuries, and provide a lasting structure … Continue reading Spotlight Latino: Arturo Alfonso Schomburg