Selena was an active philanthropist that did many things to help the community. She would visit schools and talked to the students about the importance of education and obtaining a high school diploma, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and the importance of pursuing one’s dreams. In 1993, she gave a free concert to those that improved their grades enormously. In addition, she donated $2,500 to School Programs. She also did a public service video titled “Mi Musica” that was sponsored by Agree Shampoo. In the video, she talked about Mexican music in America, but also mentioned about how education and graduating high school will help lead them to a better and successful future.
Selena Quintanilla Perez was an idol in the Mexican American world. She was an empowering and was about to become for famous in the United States but was tragically shot before it could happen. The person who was accused of First-Degree murder was a woman called Yolanda Saldivar. Saldivar is the founder and president of the Selena Fan club and the manager of one of Selena’s boutiques. In early March of 1995, there was a meeting between Selena, Saldivar, and Selena’s family about a money situation. They noticed that money was missing from the boutique and they knew that Saldivar took the money. Later that month, Selena went to meet Saldivar at a hotel because she thought Saldivar was going to pay her back the money she owed. When she realized it was a trap, it was too late. Employees noticed Selena running away but was fatally shot with a bullet that pierced through her lung.
Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico. Huerta is an American labor leader, civil rights activists, and was the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. Huerta’s father, Juan Fernandez, was a miner and a farm worker and later became the State Assemblyman of New Mexico. At an early age her parents divorced. Huerta lived most of her years with her mother, Alicia Chavez, and two brothers in Stockton, California. Huerta’s mother worked two jobs to provide for her family. Huerta would take music lessons and dance lessons. She was also a Girl Scout and won second place in a national essay contest. At school, Huerta encountered racism because of her background. She was accused numerous times of stealing other student’s work due to the teacher believing she was
Dolores del Rio was considered the perfect candidate for Hollywood films incorporating the preferred aesthetic appearance of Latinx actors during the period. Because popular culture in the United States did not fully accept all aspects of Latinx communities and were often anti-black, Latinx actors--such as Dolores del Rio--were made successful because of the racism in Hollywood studios. The dissociation of Latinx actors from blackness, indigeneity, and the working class allowed Latinx actors to become successful amongst Hollywood and its
Selena Quintanilla-Perez you may or may not heard about her. If you have you know she was known as the queen of Tejano music or known by the media the Tejano Madonna. Even though her life was cut short she continues to live in the hearts of Latino and American community. Selena is a pop icon that has influence me and others because she broke a lot of barriers and had a major impact on the Latino community.
Selena Quintanilla Pérez was a very talented young woman who was murdered by her fan club president and manager, Yolanda Saldívar. She loved performing, and she loved her fans. She encouraged kids to stay in school and avoid drugs and alcohol. She had a major impact on the Latin community, and her death was devastating to everyone.
This is no surprise, as salsa can be found in many other Latin American countries. Salsa music is very popular for dancing. It can be heard at parties, bars, clubs, anywhere people may desire to dance. It features a range of instruments and a fast-paced, upbeat rhythm. Salsa music does integrate Cuban influences; however, it was founded in New York by the Puerto Rican community (“Costa Rican Music,” n.d.). Mexico, being one of the hot-spots for Latin American music, has its own influence on Costa Rican music. Genres like Ranchera, Corrido, and Norteno can be heard throughout Costa Rica. One of the most famous Ranchera singers, while not accepted for being homosexual, came from Costa Rica. Chavela Vargas broke many gender stereotypes as she sang a style of music predominantly performed by males in pants and a poncho (Linden,
Selena Quintanilla’s father once said, “We have to be more Mexican than the Mexicans and more American than the Americans.” In today’s society, many have encountered the challenge of not being able to be who they really are because they fear not being accepted by others, more specifically their culture. But, what happens when an individual is part of two worlds that have just as many rules? Gloria E. Anzaldúa was a Mexican-American writer and poet who made a major contribution to the fields of cultural, feminist, and queer theory. Anzaldúa identifies as a Chicana and speaks different variations of Spanish, some of which she exhibits in her works. In her short story “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”, she centers on the struggles of self-identity that
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, and fashion designer. On top of her career, she had respect, and was admired as a great role model by Mexican Americans. The “Queen of Tejano” music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “Top Latin Artist of the 90s” and then “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market. Even though Selena was murdered, she achieved many great things throughout her lifetime. She is remembered today for her wonderful accomplishments. Selena was one of many Mexican-Americans to achieve crossover success with her music to become a global artist.
Selena became bigger and bigger, and had so many fans. She was good but they were missing something. Selena's brother found a really good guitarist, but Selena's dad
SelenaBy: Anna MastMost people have heard of the famous Mexican-American singer Selena. She did so many tremendous things, influenced so many people, and made such a big impact in the music industry. Selena mainly focused on Mexican music when she first started. She did not always stick to her Mexican culture and Mexican music though. This is the story and background of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.Selena learned about music from a young age. Her father was part of a group called The Dinos. He has always loved music and wanted to be in that band forever. One day while Selena was playing with her siblings and some of the neighborhood kids she heard her dad playing the guitar. She stopped playing the game and went over to her dad. When Selena walked over her dad was
The 1960s and 1970s were decades of political turmoil in Latin American countries , in a political and diplomatic climate strongly influenced by the dynamics of the Cold War. This formed the background for the work of the writers of the Latin American Boom, and defined the context in which their sometimes radical ideas had to operate The Latin American Boom was a literary movement that not only impacted literature but impacted politics throughout Latin America gateway to modern Latin American Literature that created an international profile and left be-hind a worldwide reputation with these talented and rebellious novelists freely expressing their political views within their writings it was only a matter of time before change began.
Hernando De Alcorcon was a spanish navigator of the 16th century. He was born in Trujillo Extremadura. Alarcón 's mission was to provide supplies for Francisco Coronado 's expedition in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola. They became first non-Indians to sight Alta California on September 5, 1540.
Selena Quintanilla was that person. She died March 31, 1995. She was a singer and much more.
The year 1930 was not an easy time to be a woman or a minority, but that never stopped Dolores Huerta. Born on April 10 in Dawson, New Mexico, Dolores is the daughter of Juan and Alicia, who worked as farmers and miners. After moving to Stockton, CA with her mother and siblings, Dolores worked hard to get a degree from the University of the Pacific. Soon after her career as an activist truly began when she “co-founded the Stockton chapter of the Community Service Organization, which led voter registration drives and fought for economic improvements for Hispanics” (Michals, 2015). Since she has founded the Agriculture Workers Association, co-founded the National Farmers Workers Association with Casér Chávez, helped organize the 1965 Delano strike of over 5000 grape workers, and served as the Vice President of the United Farm Workers Union.