Happy Birthday to Alexa Vega

Happy Birthday to singer and actress Alexa Vega, born on August 27, 1988 in Miami, Florida.  Vega’s father was from Colombia and her mother is a norteamericana and former model.  Even at her young age, Vega already has a long career in television, beginning with Burt Reynolds’ TV series, “Evening Shade”.  Vega has sung on stage in Broadway, and she’s starred in blockbuster films such as “Spy Kids”.  A natural blonde, Vega dyes her hair brown to graciously accommodate the North American entertainment industry, which (apparently) sincerely believes that 390 million + Latinx have only one shade of hair color.

Lauro Fred Cavazos, Secretary of Education

On August 9, 1988, US President Ronald Reagan nominated Lauro Fred Cavazos as Secretary of Education.  Cavazos was the first Latinx to hold a cabinet post, which was really big.  He earned a BA in zoology, an MA in cytology, and a Ph D in physiology. Cavazos also served as college president and professor and is a strong advocate of bilingualism in education. Cavazos is a sixth-generation Texan with a Mexican heritage.