Carmelo Rios is a senator for the Puerto Rican district of Bayamón and is the immediate past president of the (NHCSL). In conversation with CPI’s Brian Zuluaga during National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Hispanic Heritage Month, he spoke about his views on government legitimacy, emphasizing the importance of serving…

Norma Torres is the member of Congress for California’s 35th congressional district, having previously been mayor of Pomona, CA, and a member of the state legislature. During Hispanic Heritage Month, she spoke with CPI’s Brian Zuluaga, sharing her views on government legitimacy. “Legitimacy goes hand-in-hand with authenticity,” she replied. “When…

The imperative to reform our nation’s curricula

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the destruction of Black Wall Street. The 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment and the death of 128 Black human subjects. The 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till .

Can you recall learning about these acts of racial violence in your K-12 education?

These moments in…

Brian Zuluaga

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