Hispanic Americans

A dancer performing (© AP Images)

In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a day of festivals

Americans celebrate Mexican-American culture on Cinco de Mayo. In this photo gallery, take a spin through these colorful festivals around the U.S.
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5 brilliant women you should know

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate five brilliant women who made their marks in science, technology, engineering and math.
Kendrick Lamar onstage with band as people cheer (© AP Images)

Hip-hop: Reshaping youth culture worldwide

Hip-hop music, pioneered by African-American and Hispanic youth in New York in the 1970s, has since spread across the U.S. and around the world.
Five babies in diapers sitting in row (Shutterstock)

What’s in a surname? A clue to U.S. diversity.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest data, surnames from around the world are becoming more prevalent in the list of popular surnames in the U.S.
Side-by-side images of singers with arms raised (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)

Hola, art lovers! A gallery acquires Latino American portraits.

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired over 100 portraits of Latinos to better represent the contributions of Latinos to American history and culture.
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Diaspora voices: People of the Americas to share their stories

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a webchat October 13 to highlight contributions of the Latin American and Caribbean diaspora to the U.S.
People standing in line and sign saying 'Vote Here' (© AP Images)

Immigrant voters: The key to victory?

To understand voters, politicians use census data. The most recent data found that almost 1 in 10 U.S. voters is an immigrant.
Jesse Owens crossing finish line in race in large stadium (© Alamy/INTERFOTO)

U.S. Olympic standouts: A look back in photos

American athletes from earlier Olympics who broke records in their sports and barriers in society are remembered in this photo gallery.
Jackie Galloway wearing judo gear, smiling (© AP Images)

How a dual citizen of U.S. and Mexico looks to make...

If you are a citizen of two countries, who do you represent in the Olympics? Jackie Galloway from Mexico can tell you! Learn about her road to Rio.