"It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand."
Sonia Sotomayor. U.S. Supreme Court Judge
We love to eat! Below, please find some of our favorite Latino owned food brands......Enjoy!!
Named for the NYC Lower East Side barrio, one of the hearts of Puerto Rican Cuisine. Spice blends made with quality ingredients.
Muchacha translates into young woman, and this messaging is integrated into everything from the mission to the branding. Dedicated to opening opportunities in the coffee industry for young women.
Mexican American food company is a family effort. Grain free tortillas, hot sauces, dairy free quest and more. Yum!
Alumbra is big on sustainable farming practices and is intentional about being good stewards of the environment. Family farm converted to a vineyard.
Creative coffee offerings that reflect the region where the beans are sourced. Order online. Delicious cafe.
Brewing company with over a decade of creating quality ales. They work with non profit organizations dedicated to supporting organizations that address disparities in historically excluded communities.
Did you know.....
Hispanic consumers in the U.S. control a total of $1.5 trillion in buying power, up 212% this decade according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia. There are 62.3 million Hispanics living in the USA, representing 19% of the U.S. population. U.S. born and foreign-born Hispanics are not exactly the same although the same language is shared. Like in any other culture that migrates to the United States and has children born in the USA, preferences evolve.According to the UCLA newsroom, Nationwide, Latinos cast 16.6 million votes in 2020, an increase of 30.9% over the 2016 presidential election. By comparison, turnout was 15.9% greater among voters of all races.
Hispanic Nobel Prize Laureates
In our busy life, we forget the many contributions Hispanics have made crossing all frontiers.
Nobel laureate in Chemistry
Professor Mario Molina
For his work in atmospheric chemistry.
Nobel laureate in Medicine
Dr. Severo Ochoa
1958, Spanish American
discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid.
Cesar Milstein, 1984, Argentina
Nobel Peace Prize
Rigoberta Menchu, 1992
Guatemalen, Human Rights Activist
Oscar Arias Sanchez, 1987
Costa Rican, President of Costa Rica
Garcia Robles, 1982
Mexican, Delegate -UN Assembly
Adopho Perez Esquivel, 1980
Argentina, Human Rights & Sculptor
Carlos de Saavadera Lamas, 1936
Argentina, Political Mediato
Juan Manuel Santos, 2016, Colombia
Nobel Laureate in Literature
Octavio Paz, 1990, Mexican
Camilo Jose Cela, 1989, Spain
Vicente Aleixandre, 1977, Spain
Pablo Neruda, 1971 Chilean
Miguel Angel Asturias, 1967, Guatemala
Juan Ramon Jimenez, 1956, Puerto Rican resident
Jacinto Benavente, 1922, Spanish
Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010, Peru/Spain
10 Hispanic Pioneers in Medicine, according to the AAMC
Carlos Juan Finlay, MD (1833-1915), Cuba. Solving the Yellow Fever Mystery
Jose Celso Barbosa, MD (1857-1921) Puerto Rico. Treated soldiers during Spanish American War. Visionary. 1st Puerto Rican to graduate medical school on the mainland. Articulated a need for employment based health insurance which was a radical idea at the time.
Ildaura Murillo-Rohde, Phd RN (1920-2010) Panama. Nursing Pioneer
Helen Rodriguez Trias, MD NY/PR. Fought sterilization abuse.
Julio Frenk MD, (1953-) Germany/Mexico. Worldwide Well-being.
Jane Delgado, PhD. (1953-) Empowering millions
Antonia Novello, MD (1944-) Puerto Rico, Fighting for the vulnerable
Nora Volkow, MD . Mexico. 1956-) Insights into addiction.
Serena Aunon-Chancellor, MD 91976-) 1st Hispanic physician to travel to space.