All posts tagged "hispanic"

  • Lost in Translation

    Reading one of the area's Spanish-language newspapers can offer a sort of cultural departure from mainstream America. Readers will likely find more soccer coverage in...

  • Paul Kawata

    When Paul Kawata agreed to serve as executive director of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) in 1989, the organization had a staff of four...

  • Art With Heart

        From tsunamis to earthquakes, hurricanes to mudslides, the past year has been rough. Those in a position to donate may feel tapped out....

  • The Heat Is On

    As the saying goes, if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. But when...

  • A Phoenix from the Flames

    This time last year, LLEGÓ was suffering ill health. That this organization -- the sole national organization representing the LGBT Latino/a community exclusively -- would...

  • Latin Heat

    Hector Zarate's first job as a teenager new to the U.S. from Peru was painting houses. Half a lifetime later, he spends his days importing...

  • Forging His Path

    When Juan Carlos Rincones arrived in Washington from Venezuela in 1980 to start his freshman year at The George Washington University, dancing was the furthest...

  • Marga Gomez

    ''I idolized my father,'' says Marga Gomez, recalling her youth in New York City with her Puerto Rican-born mother, a dancer, and Cuban-born father, a...

  • Art from the Heart

    ''It was the beginning of a new era, '' says Frank Yurrita, recalling the first Art for Life art auction held in 1994. Spearheaded by...

  • Andreas Ocando

    Back in the mid 1990s, as political instability roiled his home country of Venezuela, Andreas Ocando wanted to do something different with his life. So...