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Today in Hispanic Heritage Month: Tranquilino Luna

Delegate from the Territory of New Mexico; born in Los Lunas, Valencia County, N.Mex., February 25, 1849; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia; engaged extensively in stock raising; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1880 and 1888; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March

 
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Today in Hispanic Heritage Month: Mario Molina

At the University of California at Berkeley in 1973, Molina and Sherwood Rowland began researching chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), then widely used in refrigerators, spray cans, and cleaning solvents. They discovered that the release of CFCs could destroy the ozone layer in the stratosphere, allowing more ultraviolet light to get through to Earth and potentially increasing the

 
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Banning dreadlocks? Why not ban the hot comb?

…and proud of it… I don’t tend to let myself get too worked up about stories involving hairstyles and that sort of thing. But when I read a recent story in the Grio about how certain schools have been making it their business to ban African-American hairstyles such as dreadlocks and braids, that really pissed me off.

 
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