What started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. But it took several prominent Latinos to transform a celebratory week into a full month of celebrations. Read more about the history of Hispanic Heritage month.
By Karina Flores-Hurley and Gloria Romano
Grace Flores Napolitano
Currently serving her 7th term representing California’s 38th District, Grace Flores Napolitano is a woman full of Grace serving her constituents. Among her many roles, she has been a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources,appointed to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, revitalized the Congressional Mental Health Caucus and much more. Take a look at the life of the Brownsville, Texas native and what she stands for.
By Karina Flores-Hurley
Form Follows Function
Whether auto companies are changing the engine design to meet fuel economy legislation or making cars more eco-friendly and energy efficient, just like fashion, automotive designs reflect the times. There are many factors influencing today’s automotive designers and engineers. Check out the result of a new generation of cars that do much more with less.
By Madelyn Miller, The TravelLady
Gloria Estefan The Ultimate Latina
She has proven to be one of the most creative and successful pop music divas of her generation, and now she has also garnered a well-earned reputation as an astute businesswoman. On the 25th anniversary of her mega hit “Conga,” Gloria Estefan is about to prove that the rhythm is still gonna get you as she releases her first album in four years, Little Miss Havana. Read more about her keen sense of management priorities and successes.