Latinos in America

Dr. Ricardo Romo
Essays on Latino politics, culture, and history.
Created 30 Sep 2020
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  • Latina Art Virtuosos Celebrate Santa Cecilia in Austin
    28 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    In 1991 the Austin City Council proclaimed Austin as the “Live Music Captial of the World,” and thirty years later the vibrant music scene found its patron saint, Santa Cecilia. This humble saint was ...
  • The Art of Jacinto Guevara: Documenting Unique Latino Culture
    19 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    The seventies are remembered as a monumental decade for most Americans. In the early years of the decade President Richard Nixon’s resignation and the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade dominated t...
  • Latinos in the U.S. Economy: Challenging Times and Promising Opportunities
    13 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    The most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show promising employment figures and a drop in unemployment rates for the third quarter of this year. Essentially, the Bureau reported that the U.S. ec...
  • Chef Johnny Hernandez Makes His Mark in Mexican Cuisine
    07 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    For the last two decades San Antonio’s Chef Johnny Hernandez has been striving diligently to assure that his fine cuisine can be experienced in all sectors of the city. His most famous location, La Gl...
  • Day of The Dead Comes Alive in San Antonio
    31 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    The Mexican holiday known as Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, falls on November 1 and 2. The two-day celebration of the lives of the deceased is believed to have Aztec origins dating back to th...
  • Latino Artist Gonzo247 Transforms Houston’s Walls
    24 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Houston’s skyline has changed dramatically in the last two decades, and Mario E. Figueroa, aka Gonzo247, has made sure that Latino art has kept up with the exciting and transformative urban landscape....
  • Latino Contributions to the Founding of America
    17 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    While exploring the contributions of Spanish colonial Governor of Louisiana Bernardo de Galvez, I came upon important research that shed light on the significant role that this brave military officer ...
  • Preserving Mexican Cultural Heritage in San Antonio
    08 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 2
    A recent article in the New York Times, “Growth Tests a New San Antonio” by Patrick Sisson [Oct. 5, 2021], noted that “Some fear projects will threaten downtown’s Mexican American heritage.” The actua...
  • Honoring Latino Military Heroes
    03 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Every American war has produced Latino heroes. In the American Revolution, General George Washington counted on the help of Spanish colonists living thousands of miles away from the battlefront. For e...
  • Latino Exhibit By Say Si!: Sauve y Fabuloso.
    02 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Albert Gonzales with his new painting “Wabi Sabi #680” [The American Dream]. [Gonzales, a Lanier H.S. graduate, grew up just blocks away from the new Say Si! Art complex] Photo by Ricardo Romo. Former...
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