Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Media consolidation at point where Univision buying The Onion makes sense

*By 2020 34 percent of Latinos will speak only English at home. This percentage isn’t lost on Univision executives who have been looking for a way to enter the bilingual/English market. They started the Fusion network with Disney and others, but it hasn’t been the success they expected – Disney is looking for a way

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

How an FCC proposal could hurt Latinos

*We need to keep an eye on this. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is considering a proposal to eliminate broadcast exclusivity rules. Those are the rules that make sure TV broadcasters are compensated fairly for the redistribution of...

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

NBC Exec Says Outrage Over Trump’s ‘SNL’ Appearance Worth The Ratings

*See, this was the deal all along. In fact, it couldn’t have worked out better for NBC and SNL. First they got publicity over the Trump hosting, amplified by the Latino community’s protests. Now they get publicity...

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Is the End of Latino Journalism Near?

*I don’t like the way this story is framed. Which is a shame because I think we should be talking, loudly and at length, about the lack of Latinos in the nation’s most important newsrooms (and newsrooms in...

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

The mainstreaming of the Hispanic telenovela

*This is an important aspect of the transformative energy of U.S. Latinos, it’s also important that this story is being told. Latinos are transformed by U.S. culture, that’s true, but U.S. culture is also transformed by Latinos....

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

16 Latino Films to See in 2016

*While everyone else is watching the new Star Wars flick, you might want to catch some of these. VL By David Salazar, Latin Post 2015 turned out to be a terrific year for Latinos, with some of...

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Fox’s ‘Bordertown’ is authentic and hilarious

*I saw a sneak preview of the pilot and I agree with the positive buzz. There will be naysayers, because there always are. The series premiers January 3, I say it’s worth the watch. VL By Esther...

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Review: ‘East of Salinas,’ on PBS, Tells a Migrant Boy’s Story

*The reviewer isnt kind, but I think it may be for a good reason. This is a well told story about one immigrant boy. But there are 2 million like him, each with a different set of...

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Bagels And Bongos: The Jewish-Latin Music Connection

*This is so cool. A good way to end the week, con mambo! VL By Jasmine Garsd, This week on Alt.Latino, we explore the deeply intertwined roots that connect Jewish and Latin music. Professor Josh Kun...

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Wolf, David and Martha — Pull Us Out of the Rabbit Hole

*This was intended for a pre-GOP presidential debate timeframe. But I think the ideas stated by Trujillo and Cisneros have value the day after. They take the debate moderators to task for the way they frame Latino...

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The Mexican-American producer who made one of the most beloved Christmas specials of all time

*A Charlie Brown Christmas turned 50 this year. What better time to recognize the genius behind the classic animated film, Bill Melendez. His company produced 70 more Peanut specials. VL By Camilo Smith, La Voz de Houston...

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

ICYMI: Maná & Los Tigres Del Norte to Latino Voters at Latin Grammy Awards: ‘Don’t Vote for the Racists’

*It’s worth mentioning again. This happened over the weekend at the Latin Grammy awards. Maná and Los Tigres del Norte sang “Somos Mas Americanos,” then they held up the sign. When politics crosses over to pop culture...

Friday, November 20th, 2015

GOP Candidates Demand Equal Time After Donald Trump Hosts ‘SNL’ While Hispanic Lawmakers Still Stew

*I get that this is serious news, but I can’t help but chuckle at it. NBC exec’s clearly didn’t see this coming, but it’s the law and now they have to deal with it. Imagine Graham, Gilmore, Huckabee,...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Sara Ramirez Brings Empathy And Activism To Acting

*Sara Ramirez, an immigrant from Mazatlan, Mexico, spends part of her off-camera time on the board of the True Colors Fund, that seeks to end homelessness among LGBT youth. VL By Jeff Yang, Code Switch This week,...

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