Surviving NY Borinqueneers to receive Congressional Gold Medal in livestreaming ceremony

Posted by on Jul 16, 2016 in Announcements, General

Surviving NY Borinqueneers to receive Congressional Gold Medal in livestreaming ceremony

GritoBlast! On June 10, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law bills H.R. 1726 and S. 1174 awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, otherwise known as the Borinqueneers.   Who are the Borinqueneers? The 65th U.S. Army Infantry Regiment—also known as el sesenta y cinco de infantería, originated as a Puerto Rican outfit in the form of the Battalion of Porto Rican Volunteers (May 20, 1899) in the aftermath of the...

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New fund created for undocumented social entrepreneurs

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Announcements, General

New fund created for undocumented social entrepreneurs

GritoBlast! A person’s entrepreneurial spirit should not be hindered by race, creed, sexual orientation, color — and now, thanks to a new fund — citizenship status! Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) have launched FUSE, the Fund for Undocumented Social Entrepreneurs, an initiative to foster and provide financial support for the entrepreneurial projects of undocumented young people working to create positive social change. In 2016, E4FC plans to disburse $250,000...

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Young Adult short story contest looking for diverse authors

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Announcements, Contests, General

Young Adult short story contest looking for diverse authors

GritoBlast! – We Need Diverse Books (“WNDB”) is a grassroots organization created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature. WNDB is committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality. We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. Our mission...

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