College students of multicultural backgrounds from central and south Texas will have a chance to win scholarships as part of a scholars program sponsored by MassMutual South Texas and their corporate partner, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual). The scholarships are open to students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic descent and show an interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry. MassMutual will award approximately…Continue
I visited home recently, New York City, the Big Apple and with my Latinitas' filter noticed a few changes in who was making all that "NY" food I love - bagels, pizza, Chinese. My first stop home was H&H Bagels on the Upper East Side of New York City, celebrated in television shows like "Seinfeld" for having the kind of delicious bagels, fresh and hot out of the boiler that you needn't corrupt them with cream cheese or butter - they are a heavenly experience in themselves. In the past…Continue
Wrote a recent grant application that required only contact information and a poem that reflects Latinitas mission. Disclaimer - had to write this on short notice!
Her numbers are large and fast growing, yet her voice barely heard.
A drop out, pregnant, futureless, media says.
Foreigners, moochers, illegals, the vitriol drolls.
But, we know her better. Her missing narrative.
She’s a writer, producer,…Continue
Expressing gratitude has the most soothing results, sometimes minutes, other times hours later. I find this year I am even grateful for the challenges which have made me grow and change. Regarding Latinitas, I am grateful to all of you who blog, vlog, post photos and express to us some of the most interesting thoughts I come across in my week. I am grateful to certain girl bloggers for telling it like it is (Diamond Girl, age 12) and others who sign on during camp or through our youth…Continue
Despite the deluge of commercials outlining a two-parent, two-child household, for majority of us, Christmas is a ramshackle experience of other kinds of loved ones and, in some cases, avoidance of family stress. Though we all might share the experience of catching 30 minutes increments of the repeatedly shown TBS's "A Christmas Story," what our families look like is as distinct as a fingerprint. My Noche Buena was with close friends and their parents from Monterrey, Mexico. Despite…Continue