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Roberto Clemente Is Ushering In The End Of Hispanic Heritage Month For Google Doodles

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Hispanic Heritage Month is coming to a close and Google is giving Roberto Clemente a well-deserved shout out. Clemente died 45 years ago in a plane crash on Dec. 31, 1972 while taking aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He was 38 years old when he died. The baseball star would have been 84 years old this year.

Roberto Clemente is being honored in today’s Google Doodle.

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The illustrator of the Google Doodle is Peruvian American artist Roxie Vizcarra. According to Google, Clemente is quoted as saying, “I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give.” Vizcarra seems to have added this information to the doodle with the heart shaped laces work on the baseball in the top left corner.

Puerto Ricans all over are celebrating the Google Doodle for sharing Puerto Rican history.

Rosie Perez pretty much sums up how all the Boricuas are feeling about this Google Doodle. Clemente was inducted to the MLB Hall of Fame just a few months after his tragic death. He was the first Latino indcuted into the MLB Hall of Fame.

His time on the field as a Puerto Rican baseball star gives a lot of Puerto Ricans a sense of national pride.

Representation is one of the most important things people can experience. Seeing people who look like you thriving in their careers and professions is something that can lift up whole communities. This is the legacy that Clemente has left behind within the Puerto Rican and Afro-Latino communities.

The most common sentiment you’ll find around this Google Doodle is a love and appreciation for Clemente’s illustrated shout out.

Clemente broke many barriers in baseball for Latinos and continues to be a source of inspiration and pride in the Latino and Puerto Rican communities. This illustration is one of the greatest ways to end a month dedicated to celebrating and uplifting the Latino community. ¡Wepa!


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These Children Slayed Their Performances On National TV And They're Everything

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These Children Slayed Their Performances On National TV And They’re Everything

These kids might all be under 13 years old at the time of their performances on these talent competitions, but their abilities belie their young age. Our parents always pushed us by saying “ponte las pilas” and these children will make you parents wish you listened. Here are some of the Latinos that have crushed it on national TV in both the U.S. and Latin America.

Angel Garcia, singer, “America’s Got Talent”

Twelve-year-old Los Angeles native Angel Garcia’s powerful voice got him through to the second round in this season of “America’s Got Talent.” He sang the mariachi song from José José, “El Triste.” His performance of the song got people on their feet and electrified the audience. He kept the Latino pride going strong in the judges’ cuts round by singing Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” in Spanish. He may have gone home after that round but there’s no denying his incredible talent.

Guillermo Gael Delgado Garcia, dancer, “Little Big Shots”

Guillermo Gael Delgado Garcia was invited to the couch with Steve Harvey on “Little Big Shots” two years ago after his video dancing gleefully at a swimming pool went viral. He wowed the crowd by jumping off the stage and charismatically made his way through the audience. Just watching him dance can put an automatic smile on your face.

Los Niños de La Voz Kids, singers, La Voz Colombia

Grab your tissues because this is one sweet rendition of “Recuerdame” from the hit movei “Coco.” The judges are clearly into this number by snapping their fingers to the beat. When you hear a performance like this one, doesn’t it inspire you to build a better world for future generations? Sí se puede. They deserve it so much.

Alondra Santos, singer, “America’s Got Talent”

When Alondra Santos was 13 years old she got a chance to show off her mariachi chops on the 10th season of “America’s Got Talent.” Seeing the young girl wearing a full mariachi outfit and giving the musical genre life on the national stage is everything. Her shy nature was put on the backseat as soon as the first violin notes started playing. Press ‘play’ to see her first audition on the show.

Ellie, singer, La Voz Kids Colombia

Seven-year-old Ellie hails from Barranquilla, Colombia. Even at her young age, she is extremely proud of her coastal heritage. She expresses her love for the region’s music, its drums and also its songs. As soon as the drums start at the 2:03 minute mark, Ellie has a little fit of nerves but then she is on fire with her vocals and dancing. She wins over all the judges by the end, even though it took Sebastián Yatra a few minutes to finally press that buzzer.

Jossue, singer, “La Voz Kids”

Another pint-size performer that took the judges’ breath away was mariachi singer Jossue on “La Voz Kids.” Each time he sang “Ay Chabela,” it was like the audience was watching a mini Vicente Fernandez in front of their eyes. As he was going through his performance, the judges hadn’t hit the buzzer but Natalia Jiménez and Pedro Fernández finally both did at the same time, and then Daddy Yankee gave that buzzer a pound. Jossue’s OMG face when he realized his singing ability made all three judges want to coach him is just too cute.

Yasha and Daniela, dancers, “America’s Got Talent”

Daniela may have been a little girl when she first appeared on the America’s Got Talent stage, but she knew how to already call the shots as a boss! Her sassiness is immediately apparent in her pointed hands and facial expressions before she flips and does a cartwheel as soon as the music starts playing.


READ: These Two Latino Dance Sensations Are Everything You Wish You And Your Siblings Were

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