Native American Heritage Month

FILE: Native American delegates from Washington state listen to the national anthem, sung in the traditional Tohono O’odham language, during the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Tuesday, July 27, 2004. As a Black American, I am fairly well educated on Black history, though I am always striving to increase my knowledge. It is only in recent years that I have …

Columbus Day 2019

The United States of America or Europe? If you attend public school or private school, you know who Christopher Columbus is. He is taught as one of the main explorers that brought awareness to Europe that there was an entirely “New World,” available to be colonized (aka conquered). We now know that the “New World” was already populated, yet that …

October Latinx Events

There are several events being held in Hampton Roads to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15. Pretlow Library in Norfolk Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Date: 10/08/2019 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM  Location: Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch111 W. Ocean View Ave.Norfolk, Virginia 23503 Learn about the culture, music, and food of Puerto Rico, Peru, Mejico, y Costa Rica.  Enjoy authentic cuisine …

Hispanic Heritage Month

Flag map of Latin America

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in the U.S., from September 15th to October 15th. Although I’ve been aware of the observation for several years, I have not done anything in particular in past years. In Hampton Roads, during festival season, we have several Latinx/Hispanic celebrations and other community cultural events throughout the year. Another reason is that a lot …