For over 10 years, Tomás Custer has been a leader, pioneer, advocate and authentic voice in utilizing the web to empower people about Hispanics and Latinos. He is an expert and thought leader in Hispanic and Latino news as well as digital curation. This website the product of just one individual with a passion for keeping you informed in order to empower you because knowledge is power.
My mission is simply stated: Help Hispanics and the Nation. Basically, I want to empower people by informing and engaging them with relevant and comprehensive Hispanic and Latino news in the most useful, efficient and stimulating formats.
ON HOLD: The SiOurHistory Project.
I created the world’s largest archive of Hispanic and Latino news with over 115,000 posts (now offline). I started it back in July of 2005 because of the glaring lack of news in English about us. Things have changed quite a bit since then with more than several big media companies starting news websites in English targeting Hispanics but there is still nothing to compare to this service. This site is all about relevant, comprehensive and respectful digital curation of the news to improve our knowledge and understanding.
No one, no organization or government agency has anything close to what I do with this site/service. It is born of a passion to help. If one truly wants to be informed, to be empowered, to understand, to aid and to benefit from this amazing group then here is where you should start. Stay Informed, Be Informed Quickly and Easily.
I am a Hispanic Gen-Xer. I was born and bred in Chicago to a Mexican-American mother and an American father. Unfortunately, I grew up not speaking Spanish as it wasn’t as politically correct back then. Today, I can hold a converstation, but in my own estimation my Spanish sucks. Solo falta practica, supongo. Dos meses en Mexico estaria perfecto. Although my kids make fun of my accent as my x-wife is from Puebla, Mexico and has taught them Spanish from birth. Not that they couldn’t use two months in Mexico as well (of course who couldn’t when it is only 30 degrees out).
I was very lucky to attend good schools and have good parents, family and friends. Yes things good and bad have occurred in my life and I am sure more will come.
Professionally, I have designed and developed websites since 1998. I practically grew up in a TV station. I have worked in a radio station, a newspaper and Higher Education with various duties. I am an artist specializing in pen &ink re-imagining native styles from around the world and have sold my art in the street and in several galleries. I have waited tables and served food. I am an Aquarius, single and left-handed and still have plenty of hair on my head. I am older than I look but young and curious at heart. I really love to laugh.