Civil rights and farm labor leader Cesar E. Chavez was highlighted when the United States Postal Service unveiled the Cesar E. Chavez commemorative postage stamp at the Upper Senate Park of the United States Capitol.

The 37-cent stamp will be issued in April 2003.

During its Annual Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) launched the "Empowering An American Community Campaign," an historic fundraising initiative that will enable NCLR to make a major difference in the lives of Hispanic Americans as they strive to achieve t

Lourdes Sanchez passed away on July 22nd after a lengthy illness.

She was the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Spanish Media Rep Team, a group of radio and television stations in Los Angeles and Houston owned by the Liebermans.

Sonja Mazón Rubalcava, Director of Strategic Planning at Arvizu Advertising and Promotions was recognized with the Hispanic Leadership Institute Public Service Award at the Hispanic Leadership Institute's Graduation and 15th Year Anniversary.

A Cuban-American couple from Miami - she, a teacher; he, an attorney - who volunteer countless hours a month to bringing relief to the forgotten children of the Dominican Republic's infrahuman orphanages.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez announced Frank R. Jimenez will become the Department's new Chief of Staff effective June 10, 2002. Jimenez will help to manage more than 9,000 employees and a $30 billion budget.

The Foundation of AWRT, the philanthropic arm of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) has launched AWRT Empowering America, an inspiring series of 60 second Radio Public Service Announcements (PSA) that honor some of America’s greatest women and spotlight their historical contributions.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Chairman of its Board, Jose Villarreal, announced the election of nine new members to the NCLR Board. The Board is a 32-member group made up of representatives of community-based organizations, the corporate sector, academia, and elected officials.

MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) announced that Joseph A. Stern has been elected its new Board Chair.

For the past 30 years, the Spanish Coalition for Jobs (SCJ) has been a cornerstone in the Chicagoland Latino community, a place for individuals to turn for professional development and educational advancement.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is seeking nominations of advertising superachievers age 40 and under who are making a significant impact on the industry for its Advertising Hall of Achievement.

Dolores Kunda, president of Lápiz, a Hispanic integrated marketing unit of Bcom3 Group's Pangea, has been included on the "80 Elite Hispanic Women" list by Hispanic Business magazine.

A group of North Carolina foundations, led by the Warner Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, is in the initial phases of launching the Funders Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities in North Carolina.

Maria Elena Salinas, has been named a Distinguished International Scholar by the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta in recognition of more than 20 years of journalistic excellence.

Cesar Estrada Chavez founded and led the first successful farm workers' union in U.S. history. When he passed away on 23 April 1993, he was president of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO.