• Jesse's Journal: ‘Qué Pasa, U.S.A.?’ and the American Immigrant Experience

    Those of us who lived in Miami between 1977 and 1980 are familiar with the bilingual sitcom “Qué Pasa, U.S.A.?” Produced by Miami’s public television station WPBT2, the series chronicled the lives and tiempos of the Peñas, a Cuban-American family who lived in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. Though “Qué Pasa, U.S.A.?” has special meaning for those of us who are Cuban-American, its message is relevant to all immigrant communities. 

  • Pa’Lante Awards Honor Immigrant Rights Activists

    For the last three years, the Pa’Lante Awards have honored South Florida activists for “moving forward” many human rights issues and other agendas. (Pa’Lante is a Spanish term meaning move forward.)