Friday marks Mexican Independence Day. It celebrates the cry of independence from Spain on September 16, 1810.
It reminds many of the spirit of freedom helps maintain a bond between Hispanics here in the Coachella Valley and their home countries.
Several latino-owned businesses can be found throughout the valley. One of them includes Seiden-Juku in La Quinta, a martial arts program for those with special needs.
“I started when I was three [years old] , my dad was my Sensei,” said owner Sensei Tamara Canedo-Lifschutz. Karate has always been a huge part of her life. Both of her parents are from Mexico. And although she was born and raised in the Coachella Valley, she’s proud of her heritage.
“To me, being able to get my name out there, getting my culture out there, the business out there, it’s just such a good opportunity for the youth to be proud of their culture.” As a Latina business owner,…