Hispanic Heritage Month: Jovita Idar

Hispanic Heritage Month: Jovita Idar

Posted by on Oct 12, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor and celebrate the cultures, contributions, and achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans. This week btw takes a closer look at the life of Jovita Idar: a teacher, nurse, journalist, activist, and suffragist. Early Years Jovita Idar was born in 1885 in Laredo, Texas, which is located on […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latina American Writers

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latina American Writers

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the cultures, achievements, and contributions of Hispanic Americans. One good way to honor Hispanic Heritage Month is to read a book by a Latino American author. This week, btw focuses on several popular Latina American […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Frank Torres

Hispanic Heritage Month: Frank Torres

Posted by on Sep 16, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States: a time to recognize and celebrate the cultures, contributions, and achievements of the nation’s Hispanic and Latino communities. This week, btw presents Frank Torres, who fought to increase the number of Latinos in the legal profession and to make sure that Hispanic […]

The NFL and the Anthem

The NFL and the Anthem

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021 in Current Events, People and Culture | No Comments

The National Football League (NFL) kicked off the 2021 season on Thursday, September 9. Some people who viewed the pregame ceremonies may have been surprised to hear two pre-game anthems. Yes, plural. The NFL has pledged to play “Lift Every Voice and Sing” in addition to performing the traditional “The Star-Spangled Banner” during pre-game ceremonies […]

The Story of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team

The Story of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team

Posted by on Sep 1, 2021 in People and Culture, Top Stories, World | No Comments

In 2017, the Afghan girl’s robotics team made headlines worldwide when they won a silver medal at the first Global Challenge international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. Now, with Afghanistan under Taliban control, the girls have managed to flee the country to safety. Here, btw takes a closer look at their story. Making Their Mark […]

Civil Rights Leader Gloria Richardson Dies at 99

Civil Rights Leader Gloria Richardson Dies at 99

Posted by on Jul 28, 2021 in People and Culture, United States | No Comments

When you think of the leaders of the civil rights movement, you may first think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, or John Lewis. But there were many other leaders of the movement whose work is less well known. One of these individuals is Gloria Richardson, who passed away last week in New […]

Profiles in Women’s History: Milicent Patrick

Profiles in Women’s History: Milicent Patrick

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

In honor of Women’s History Month, btw is taking a closer look at the lives and contributions of lesser-known women. This week, we take a closer look at the achievements of Milicent Patrick, whose accomplishments in the film industry have been historically underrecognized. The Paint Girl An animator, makeup artist, costume designer, and fascinating figure, […]

Profiles in Women’s History: Elizabeth Peratrovich

Profiles in Women’s History: Elizabeth Peratrovich

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in People and Culture, United States | No Comments

In honor of Women’s History Month, btw is celebrating the accomplishments and contribution of women. This week btw takes a closer look at the life and achievements of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Native American activist responsible for the first anti-discrimination law in the United States. Who Was Elizabeth Peratrovich? Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Tlingit Native American, was […]

Smithsonian Exhibit on Girls

Smithsonian Exhibit on Girls

Posted by on Mar 11, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

March is Women’s History Month, marked by celebrations around the world honoring girls and women. A highlight of the month worldwide is International Women’s Day, which is always on March 8. International Women’s Day began in 1911 and has been sponsored by the United Nations since 1975. According to the UN General Assembly’s resolution recognizing […]

Profiles in Black History: Jane Bolin

Profiles in Black History: Jane Bolin

Posted by on Feb 26, 2021 in People and Culture | No Comments

This week, btw continues to celebrate Black History Month by focusing on the lives and accomplishments of African Americans who may not have received as much recognition as they deserve. Jane Bolin was the first African American judge in the United States. Here, btw takes a closer look at her life and her many achievements. […]