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Hispanic Heritage Month

These stories, essays and videos highlight Latino and Hispanic voices, culture, history, news and joy. We are highlighting trailblazers and rising voices.

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2d ago

It's National Mofongo Day! Here's how to make the Puerto Rican staple

Mofongo is the most iconic dish on the island of Puerto Rico.
3d ago

Marc Anthony hops off stage during concert to sing with blind teen

The singer gave Johnny Rivera Jr. a 16th birthday gift he will never forget.
4d ago

How to make Venezuelan arepas, my ultimate comfort food

NBC News producer Kat Sardi learned to make arepas from her dad — and now she turns to them for comfort.
Illustration of arepas on pink background
Illustration of arepas on pink background
5d ago

After decades in the business, Adriana Barraza shares her ‘hope’ for young Latino actors

The Oscar nominee also revealed to TODAY the dream role she has yet to play.
5d ago

TODAY producer shares the Venezuelan foods that remind her of home

For me, Latin American culture is all about family — and food.
Collage of vintage images with Caracas, Venezuela in the background
Collage of vintage images with Caracas, Venezuela in the background
6d ago

A Latino family paved the way for school desegregation. It’s still ‘unknown’ history.

The case of Mendez v. Westminster is not part of schools’ or most law schools’ studies, part of the “unremarked history of Latinos facing discrimination in the Southwest,” says legal advocate Thomas A. Saenz.
Image: When Sylvia Mendez' parents mounted a legal challenge to the school district’s segregation practices, she found herself at the center of Mendez v. Westminster School District of Orange County.
Image: When Sylvia Mendez' parents mounted a legal challenge to the school district’s segregation practices, she found herself at the center of Mendez v. Westminster School District of Orange County.
10d ago

Inside the debate over using 'Latino,' 'Latinx' or 'Hispanic'

Despite debates over which term best describes a population of 62.1 million, embracing their identities on their own terms is empowering and necessary.
11d ago

Cook up steak quesadillas and red rice for Mexican Independence Day

"This is what I want to cook and eat whenever I'm feeling homesick," says chef Alfredo Oropeza.
11d ago

Watch the full trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

This new version of 'West Side Story' features Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort as Maria and Tony.
11d ago

Laurie Hernandez: How my Puerto Rican heritage helped me become an Olympic gymnast

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Hernandez chats with Know Your Value about her career, her beloved culture, her best advice for young women and more.
Laurie Hernandez
Laurie Hernandez
12d ago

Tackling Latino family dynamics, romance and career in ‘A Lot Like Adiós’

Alexis Daria, the author of the bestselling “You Had Me at Hola,” writes about two young professionals balancing parents, career aspirations and a romantic past.
Alexis Daria's "A Lot Like Adios."
Alexis Daria's "A Lot Like Adios."