MEXICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL HALL OF FAME

Mario Molina

Mario Molina, Chemist, Scientist, Nobel Prize Winner

Physical chemist Mario Molina was interested in science at an early age and created his own chemistry lab in a bathroom at his home.

After completing his studies in Mexico and Germany, he moved to the United States to obtain an advanced degree in physical chemistry at the U.C. Berkeley.

He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995 for his work on the effects of man-made compounds on the ozone layer... Continue reading

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Alt.Latino Explores Afro-Latin Music For Black History Month

“I think there is this reclaiming of Afro-Latinidad through culture and through music. And one of the examples I think of is “Africana” by Los Rakas. Los Rakas is an Afro-Panamanian group based out of the Bay Area. They have this fusion called Panabay where they mix Caribbean sounds with hip-hop. And “Africana” is an ode . . . → Read More: Alt.Latino Explores Afro-Latin Music For Black History Month

This Upcoming Exhibition Highlights the Work of 116 Radical Latina & Latin American Artists

Because the system’s so biased and so restrictive, so much wonderful art has [gone] completely unnoticed.” With these words, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill succinctly described the impetus for an upcoming exhibition – Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 – at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The last few decades has seen progress for female artists, but the . . . → Read More: This Upcoming Exhibition Highlights the Work of 116 Radical Latina & Latin American Artists

Picturing Childhood: Youth In Transnational Comics

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Mexican Director Ernesto Contreras Wins Audience Award at Sundance

LOS ANGELES – Mexican director Ernesto Contreras won the Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic for “Sueño en otro idioma” (I Dream in Another Language) at the Sundance Film Festival.
The film tells the story of the arrival of a linguist in a community that is home to the last two speakers of a millennia-old language who have . . . → Read More: Mexican Director Ernesto Contreras Wins Audience Award at Sundance

Take Notice, Hollywood. Latinos Are Part Of The New Mainstream.

Watching the Golden Globes last Sunday night, I recalled the story Diego Luna shared on Twitter of an older Hispanic man who cried after watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and for the first time being able to relate to a hero (Luna) in a blockbuster movie, a character who looked and sounded like him. . . . → Read More: Take Notice, Hollywood. Latinos Are Part Of The New Mainstream.