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Columbus "Discovers" Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 10.10.2014 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Christopher Columbus and his crew were the first Europeans to have contact with cocoa beans.

Fathering Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 08.17.2013 | Books
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

It was due to Fathers, Dominicans specifically, that chocolate came to be appreciated by the Spanish, when in 1544, they tantalized the court with pr...

Lifelong Service: A Queen, a Nun and Me

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Norma Cook Everist

Queen Elizabeth served the Commonwealth. Sister Mary Owen served the common health. The Queen has served faithfully, consistently, responsibly, day after day, year after year, with modest warmth and wisdom. So did the Sister. And the world changed around them both.

Reframing Masculinity

Daniel Lyons | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Lyons

The experiences these men had navigating complex social networks, confronting cultural ideals of masculinity, and depending on one another for behavioral health information were clearly relevant to my work. I decided then to transfer my proposal from Africa to 176th Street.

Film Briefs for Latino Studies

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

At lectures, I'm often asked by teachers to recommend course materials in Latino Studies. One strategy that worked for me was to use films. Here are ten titles that worked for me.

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

WATCH: Welcome To The Secret World Of Dominican Baseball

HuffingtonPost.com | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 07.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Baseball is an American tradition, but over the years, Dominicans have started to claim the sport as their own, and rightly so, as more and more playe...

Dominicans in US Could Decide Presidential Election in the Dominican Republic

Franklin Garcia | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
Franklin Garcia

With more than 220,000 registered Dominican voters in the US eligible to vote in the May 20th election, Dominicans in the U.S. make up more voters than 27 of the 31 provinces in the country.

David Ramirez

All Eyes On Hamilton Heights After Arrest Of Dominican-Born Man In Terror Plot

HuffingtonPost.com | David Ramirez | Posted 11.22.2011 | Latino Voices

Jose Pimentel, the American citizen of Dominican origin, who was arrested under the suspicion of plotting to commit a terrorist attack in New York, wa...

David Ramirez

Scholars Develop Digital Gateway To Hispanic Roots

HuffingtonPost.com | David Ramirez | Posted 12.16.2011 | Latino Voices

If Latinos don't understand the roots of their culture, how can they preserve it? Although the explanation might sound a bit more academic at times, t...

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

WATCH: Young Artist Tries To Pay For College

HuffingtonPost.com | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 11.22.2011 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Washington Heights native Ruben Henriquez had only one goal in mind: to attend the School of Visual Arts this fall. To pay for his educati...

David Ramirez

Dominicans Prevalence In New York Stronger Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | David Ramirez | Posted 10.29.2011 | Latino Voices

According to the 2010 Census, New York will lose two congressional seats because of a relative population decline. But for Latinos, the redrawing of n...

Dominican Program Welcomes Non-Clergy, Non-Catholics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Paul R. Kopenkoskey Religion News Service GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- As a student at Aquinas College in the 1980s, David Lincoln was on track to becom...