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 like this, you know folks are paying attention. It’s a sign that this presidential election year more Latinos

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,...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Eva Longoria’s Production Company Developing Show Based on the Castro Twins for ABC

*I’m torn. It’s great, but really? It’s flattering-ish I guess, because it feels like grandma’s hanging a picture of the Castro twins next to the picture of the Pope in her living room, while the cantina down...

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Latinos are “untapped economic potential.” Two reports tell different stories

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco One great story, two different versions. According to a Stanford University study, Latino entrepreneurs are the largest untapped source of U.S. economic growth. The report calls it the ”opportunity gap.” Latinos started 3.38...

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Trump’s ‘SNL’ appearance wins viewers, not critics

*In case you were wondering, Trump’s SNL ratings weren’t terrific. We won’t know the specific and final ratings numbers until Thursday. VL By David Bauder, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” earned the expected...

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Fresh On The Screen: How TV Is Redefining Who We Think Of As ‘American’

*TV is becoming more multi-cultural because the networks have begun to see how that translates to higher revenues. It’s been a long road from Desi on I Love Lucy to Jane the Virgin. Inside Hollywood, though, many...

Friday, November 6th, 2015

#StillNoLatinas at SNL, but will that ever change?

*Do you think CNN Money is right? The article says that NBC and Saturday Night Live seem oblivious to the protests about Donald Trump hosting SNL this weekend becasue Latinos don’t move the program’s ratings needle. The piece...

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Republicans might not be crazy to let the Telemundo debate go to Democrats

*Here’s another take on the effect of Telemundo not broadcasting the GOP presidential debate. Telemundo was cut-off from the debate when the RNC snubbed NBC after the CNBC debate. Borchers says that according to the primary calendar,...

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Anti-Trump protesters descend on NBC headquarters over SNL appearance

*There werent hundreds of protesters, it was more like dozens. But they delivered more than half a million signatures in a petition that demands that NBC and Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels remove Donald Trump from...

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Robert Montemayor dies at 62, helped LA Times win Pulitzer with series on Latino community

*Robert’s contribution to the prize-winning three-week series of reports “focused on the difficult situation of students, many of whom, he wrote, ‘have traditionally been neglected and often are regarded by teachers as uncaring failures.’” VL By David Colker,...

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

NBC Refuses to Concede to Latinos’ Call to Dump Trump’s SNL Hosting Gig

*An array of Latino leaders from Luis Gutierrez to the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda have been applying constant and critical pressure on NBCUniversal to rescind its invitation to have Donald Trump host the Saturday Night Live program...

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

How Journalists Can Change What TV Says About Latinos

*This article singles-out journalists, but the ideas, lessons and suggestions apply to everyone – we’re all storytellers and “content producers” now. Hat-tip to Taquista Melissa Salas Blair for sending us this story. VL By Tara Garcia Mathewson,...

Monday, October 19th, 2015

US Captain America Beats Up On Illegal Immigration Opponents In Latest Issue

*Hey, Captain America knows what’s right. He was my favorite when I was a kid, he’s my favorite now. Read the article while I run to the store to get my copy. VL By Chuck Ross, The...

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