Hispanic Heritage Month is a tradition started over 20 years ago in the United States as a way to honor and celebrate the contributions Hispanics have made to our country. The celebration begins September 15 –October 15.
It is this recognition of the many Hispanics that gives a true sense of pride of their accomplishments and embracing the various cultures and what they offer to society that makes America great.
Here are just a few of the many Hispanics of various backgrounds who have contributed to U.S.;
Geraldo Rivera- Attorney, journalist, author, and host of “Geraldo at Large,” is known for being controversial but he speaks on topics that many are afraid to speak on.
Alberto Gonzales- Was the first Hispanic appointed to the U.S. Attorney General’s office and he helped write the Patriot Act, which allowed for expansion of federal power in order to fight terrorism.
Christina Saralegui- Cuban American Journalist and talk show host and magazine editor has gotten some negative feedback on her show for being blunt but it hasn’t stopped her from building her successful empire.
Narcisco Rodriguez- A Cuban American Designer who is well known in the fashion industryand has worked under the names of Donna Karan, Anne Klein and Calvin Klein before branching off on his own.
Jennifer Lopez- Bronx born Puerto Rican dancer, singer, actress and businesswoman has come a long way. She has built her brand and has become one of the highest paid Hispanic celebrities in the entertainment business.
There are so many more people like Cuban Salsa singer Celia Cruz, Cuban singer, Gloria Estefan, comedian and actor George Lopez, Mexican Actress Selma Hayek and many more. They have all blessed us with their talent or have made political impact in government and should definitely be celebrated for their work. We appreciate all that you have done for the American country and impacting lives!