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Sonia Manzano

How Sonia Manzano Changed The Way Latinos Were Portrayed On 'Sesame Street'

OWN | Lynn Okura | Posted 08.30.2016 | OWN

For 44 years, Sonia Manzano lived where the sun always shines and the air is sweet. The Emmy award-winning writer and actress, known to children every...

Up on Sugar Hill: "Sesame Street" Star And Writer Shares Her Passion For Museums

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Reflecting on her childhood growing up in the South Bronx in the '50s and '60s, Sonia Manzano is struck by the fact that she didn't have access to a c...

Here's A Big Bird's Eye View Of The Brand New Sesame Street

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media

"Sesame Street" has been gentrified. After 45 seasons, the brick walls that once fenced in the neighborhood have been razed, giving way to sweeping vi...

How Actress Sonia Manzano Brought A Latino Perspective To 'Sesame Street'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices

During a conversation with HuffPost Live on Wednesday about her new memoir, Becoming Maria, actress Sonia Manzano looked back on her time playing neig...

Maria Is Leaving 'Sesame Street'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment

One of the friendly neighbors of "Sesame Street" is leaving town. Sonia Manzano, who has portrayed the character Maria since 1971, is retiring. The...

Immigration Reform: The Multi-Trillion Dollar Question

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

This is the year for comprehensive immigration reform. Left to future presidents or future Congresses, the number of undocumented immigrants will only increase and the visa waits will only get longer.