Articles Posted by BESE Staff

Connected: Glenn Cantave

by on October 30, 2019 0

This New York City activist is using augmented reality to erect monuments of notable people of color. Glenn Cantave created Movers and Shakers, an organization that uses tech for change. He uses skills he learned from the Verizon Innovative Learning Program to further his cause and now his programs will be in Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country.



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Connected: Yerenia Barajas

by on October 23, 2019 0

Compton is often associated with guns, violence and gangs, but 15-year-old Yerenia Barajas is passionate about changing the perception of her community. From coding to creating videos about climate change and gun violence, Barajas is using the skills she’s learned through the Verizon Innovative Learning program to create change through technology.



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HERSTORY: Rita Moreno

by on October 17, 2019 0

Rita Moreno is the first and only Latina to have ever won a Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. But those accomplishments didn’t come without their sacrifices. Diane Guerrero breaks it all down in our new series, HERSTORY

To learn more about the accomplishments of the many Latinxs who have contributed to this country, watch our new series HERSTORY, and ask your representative to support the creation of the National American Latino Museum, because it’s time U.S. history became a true reflection of ALL Americans. You can also get more information by visiting:






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Folkslore: Bad Apples

by on October 9, 2019 0

In this episode of Folkslore, one woman tells us about the time she used a batch of apples to reveal that her brother’s girlfriend was up to no good.



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BESE Explains | Why Is Cannabis Illegal?

by on September 23, 2019 0

Human beings have been using cannabis for thousands of years. Yet it’s illegal in most of the world, including right here in the U.S. So how did we get here? Abdullah Saeed @imyourkid breaks it all down in this episode of BESE Explains.



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Sea of Change: Todo Verde

by on September 11, 2019 0

“We’re really at a crossroads right now where people are seeing plant-based food as a possible solution to some of the issues we’re seeing both in our health and the health of our planet. ” 

Jocelyn Ramirez created Todo Verde to provide the Latinx community with healthy and savory plant-based dishes that they could connect with. Today, the catering company aims to create lifestyle shifts in healthy eating through a variety of affordable plant-based options in neighborhoods all over Los Angeles and beyond.



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