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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 read) It has been two years since a joyful Rita Moreno took the stage to accept her SAG

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...

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Hector Galán’s ‘Wille Velásquez: Your Vote is Your Voice’ Premiers Monday, October 3 on PBS

*I’ll be doing a podcast with Hector Galán and will be posting a trailer of the documentary soon. VL By Latino Public Broadcasting (LOS ANGELES) – With his rallying cry of “su voto es su voz” (“your...

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Selena to Be Inducted Into the Texan Women’s Hall of Fame

*The induction ceremony will take place October 21, at the Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. VL By  Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read) If you love Halloween and Selena, you’re about to have the best October...

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Documentary Captures LAPD’s Violent Crackdown on Historic 1970 Chicano Protest

*The 46th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium is a week from Friday, on August 29. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (2 minute read) Of all of the massive marches that characterized US opposition to the Vietnam War, perhaps...

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Love and Rockets rides again: ‘we influenced a whole lot of cartoonists’

*Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez are back with a 35th anniversary edition of their comic saga Love and Rockets. If you’ve managed to miss it until now, here’s your chance to catch up. VL By Alex Rayner, Guardian t...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Latinos Tell The Democratic Party: It’s Not Enough To Say You’re Better Than Trump

*Is the DNC sending a one-note message to Latino voters? “Trump is going to deport you.”  VL By Alice Ollstein, Think Progress PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — The Republican National Convention featured vocally anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio on its...

Friday, July 1st, 2016

This Alabama newspaper column on immigration from 1893 will blow your mind

*If you can get past the clickbait headline, this is a very good read. It’s an opinion piece written in April of 1893 in the Troy Democrat, from Troy, Alabama. But it could well have been written...

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