Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Epic 80-Part Series on Celia Cruz Now Available on Netflix

*80 parts? That’s two-and-a-half day’s straight of binge-watching. VL By Sameer Rao, Colorlines (1 minute read)  We wrote a year ago about “Celia,” the 80-episode Telemundo series about Afro-Cuban singer and international icon Celia Cruz. That series is now available for streaming in its entirety on Netflix. Read more NewsTaco stories on Facebook. >>  As Shadow and

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Latino achievements in television to be saluted by Paley Center

*This is kinda’ cool, but more than awards or recognition we should have inclusion. VL By Greg Braxton, The Los Angeles Times (1 minute read) The Paley Center for Media has announced its Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in...

Monday, October 17th, 2016

How 3 Latina Comic Book Artists Carved Out a Space in a Male-Dominated Industry

*These 3 young Latinas are killing it in a white male dominated world! VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (8.5 minute read)  In 2014, comics historian and researcher Tim Hanley summed up the lack of diversity among comics...

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

New PBS Documentary Spotlights Latino Voting Rights Advocate

*Be sure to stream the documentary on PBS will be monitoring the number of streams for 7 days after the premiere in order to gauge interest in Latin-themed programming. Watching this on your desktop, laptop, phone...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

From Boycotts to Banda: 20 Latino PBS Movies You Can Stream for Free During Hispanic Heritage Month

*Follow the links this month to stream free PBS movies with Latino themes. They’re all good! VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (11 minute read) Well folks, it’s September again, which means a whole year has passed since...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Texas Music Museum preserves musician histories from the past of Tejano

*This is awesome! VL By Grace Speas, The Daily Texan (3 minute read) Legendary Tejano accordionist Bruno Villarreal was sitting in a nursing home, blind, unable to walk and without his instrument. But when social work professor Clayton...

Monday, September 19th, 2016

When it comes to the Emmys, where are the Latino nominees?

*Only 2 Latin@s were nominated for Emmy’s this year, one for outstanding actor in a short form comedy or drama series (what is that?) and another  for outstanding narrator. VL By Luis Miguel Echegaray, The Guardian (3.5 minute...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

“The Vessel”, written, directed, produced and starring Latinos, recaptures hope

*The movie was filmed both in English and Spanish, not dubbed or captioned. VL Movie skillfully navigates a sea change in film making By Arnold García, Crosswind Communications (5 minute read) Years ago, comedian and actor Paul Rodriguez was...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

New Study Reveals ‘Hollywood Is An Epicenter Of Cultural Inequality’

*What’s that saying about “the more things change the more they remain the same?” Only 5.3 percent of speaking roles went to Latin@s. VL By Caolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) Hollywood’s 2015 diversity report card...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

‘It’s deeper than just mourning a celebrity’: Juan Gabriel fans pay tribute to the Mexican singer

*According to reports tens of thousands of fans visited the Palacio de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City, where Juan Gabriel’s ashes were taken. VL By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times (4.5 minute read)  Nohely Chavez and Laura Tejeda...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

With No Latino Moderator, Trump Shapes Presidential Debates

*Which Latin@ journalist (excluding Jorge Ramos bacause of his public feud with Trump) would you like to see moderating a presidential debate? VL By Raul  A Reyes, NBC News (4.5 minute read)  Donald Trump has won. That...

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

An Elegy for Juan Gabriel

*I’ve read many elegies to Juan Gabriel in the last 48 hours and the best aren’t the “learned” ones that include discographies written with cultural authority. The best are the one’s like this, that talk of memories and...

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

American Latino literature has focused more on undocumented immigrants

*The literature of the undocumented has “become an important piece of the immigration policy debate that often can be discussed only in black-and-white legal terms.” VL By George Diepenbrock, The University of Kansas News LAWRENCE — As immigration...

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Why Juan Gabriel’s music matters to a brown girl in Chicago

*Read this, it’s a tribute to iconic Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel, who passed away this weekend. Read it because, as Federico Garcia Lorca used to say, “esto tiene duende.” VL By Ray Salazar/Evelyn Hernandez, The White Rhino...

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