Selena Quintanilla was born on April 16, 1971, the youngest sibling of 3, the others being Suzette and AB Quintanilla. Her parents are Abraham Quintanilla and Marcella Samora. Her father used to be a singer for a trio named the “Dinos”, but they faced discrimination and racism because they were mexican. Selena first started singing at 6 years old, when her father discovered that she had perfect pitch and was very talented. Abraham then started teaching his children to become a band, with Suzette playing the drums, AB playing the guitar, and Selena singing.
In the very first softball game Lisa Fernandez played she walked twenty batters and her team lost twenty-eight to zero, and now she holds the pitching record with twenty-one strikeouts in a game. Lisa Fernandez is a right-handed pitcher who established an Olympic Record in softball and was a member of the United States Women’s Softball Team.
Born as Ray Mendoza on July 2, 1951, was born of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan descent. She was given the name Sylvia Rivera by a local community of drag queens and spent her career fighting for solidarity between transgender people, queer people of color, homeless people, and sex workers. Sylvia Rivera was one of the “street queens” living in New York, and is known as one of the most famous street youth who fought back during the police raid at Stonewall. Modern day, Rivera has come to personify the aspirations and flaws of the modern gay liberation movement.
As a historical figure of my assignment I chose to search on Jenni Rivera. She had a dramatic and tragically life before becoming famous. She went through being poor; living she lived in a garage in long beach, California. She was abused, a victim of domestic violence, humiliated, and cheated on as a women, . Aall because of being a young single mother. Rivera, never settled for less, she pursued her dream as a singer; of traditional Mexican music. She went to bars and night clubs to let her voice and name be known, in California. Due to her effort, strength, never giving up, and family support she became an positive influence to many women .
Laurie Hernandez was born on June 9, 2000 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her family includes parents Anthony and Wanda Hernandez, brother Marcus, and sister Jelysa. At age sixteen, standing only five foot and one hundred and seven pounds, Laurie Hernandez made the US Olympic Gymnastics team, but she couldn’t do it without the help from coaches Maggie Haney and Victoria Levine. (Laurie)
Imagine a world where the social and economic conditions for the farm workers and immigrants get worst year by year, where the discrimination among these people growth and never decline. What would happen to farm workers if Dolores Huerta shouldn’t have made any action to change their situation? This same question should be in the mind of many Americans who don’t appreciate all the effort and work that Huerta put in to change our nation. Persistent, powerful, brave, strong, simply a heroin are the best words to describe Dolores Huerta, who is one of the most important women who contributed to the creation of an equal and fair society in the United States because, she founded the Agricultural Workers Association (AWA) and also she helped create the National United Farm Workers Association (UFWA) with Cesar Chavez, she helped organize a nationwide boycott of abusive grape growers, and she founded the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Jenni rivera, indeed the most unbreakable person I have ever read about. In the book she goes thru many things thats shes been thru and I have to admit it's so much that she's been thru, in the book she states that she was a rebel since she was small gave lots of problems to her parents, she daily got into fights and that she got expelled from school. Throughout her life she suffered so much and she got rapped and hit by her first husband named Juan which was devastating to read and know about because she looked as of a role model to follow. Soon during those times she began to go out and sing to bars once she hit the age needed to sing there her dad made her go and sing and practice then the bar owner wanted to contract her after that and
In the 65-year history of LGBTQ activism in the United States, the present moment stands out on the basis of gay marriage being legalized. At no other time would an observer have imagined that the LGBTQ movement was likely to succeed in such a manner that any gender can marry any other gender with the permission by the law (Stewart-winter
A self-described “bitch on wheels”, Sylvia Rivera was a teenage runaway who became one of the world’s earliest and most passionate advocates for transgender rights. “In many ways,” one writer noted in a Village Voice obituary following her death in 2002, “Sylvia was the Rosa Parks of the modern transgender movement, a term that was not even coined until two decades after Stonewall.”
I had the opportunity to interview Mrs. Maria G. Rivera. She Is a hardworking mother who came to the united states at the age of 13 since then she hasn't left. She has no desire of going back to Mexico and considers America home. I had the chance to dig deep into her early life history, which I will talk about in the next paragraph. I learned how much she values her children and how much she cares for them, which Is the reason why she decided to make a move and come to the United States because she was thinking of her future kids and didn't want them to experience the harsh life she lived when being a young girl.
On October 21st of 1925, I entered into the musical climate of Havana, Cuba. Me han dado el nombre de Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso. Within my first moments in the world, I was welcomed by mother, Catalina Alfonso Cruz, and my father, Simon Cruz. I was raised in a house of 14 children, including my three siblings and other relatives, within a poor neighborhood by the name of Santos Suarez. As a child, I had a true love for music as I would often listen to the radio, go to ballrooms, and sing the younger children to sleep. I was known for singing in community events and competing in singing contests. Recognition of my voice came when I sung “Nostalgia”, a tango song, in La Hora de Té. My father believed
On March17 , 1985 Richard had bought a .22-caliber revolver from a guy off the street (Carlo). He also had stolen a car from a gas station then hopped on theLos Angeles freeway looking for his next vicim. While on the freeway he seen Maria Hernandez driving her gold Camaro home after having dinner at her boyfriend’s in Monterey Park (Carlo). Hernandez was a petite , attractive brunette with large round eyes and clear olive skin (Carlo). When she exited the freeway she made her way to a residential community of 46,000 in the suburbs of Rosemead. Ramirez followed her for three blocks until she slowed down to make a right into a new condominium community on Village Lane. Maria exited her car holding her keys and brown leather pocketbook. When she went to pushed the button to close the garage door , Ramirez snuck in and dropped his AC/DC hat.