As if anyone sends letters anymore (other than our bill collectors), but talk about an advancement to our community. Back in December 2010, the U.S. Postal Service announcement its plans of paying tribute to music icons Carlos Gardel, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Carmen Miranda and Selena. What's so good about this? How about that it's not Hispanic Heritage Month? That's a pretty good way to pay tribute to our leaders in la musica.
According to an article in the Courier Press, the Latin Music Legends Forever collector stamps are on sale nationwide, and 60 million have been printed to supply anticipated demand. Commemorative-stamp print runs normally are about 40 million. And there you have it my friends. We're one step closer to sort of not becoming a minority. Does it really matter that we're on stamps? It sure does. This will most likely teach non-Latinos (and some Latinos) about our musica; our cultura. Our history is now making an impact.