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Friday, August 28th, 2015

Who is Jorge Ramos and why is Donald Trump so mad at him?

*This story. Fortune is the magazine that compiles the list of the top 500 companies in the country – The Fortune 500. The editors saw it appropriate to publish an article that explains to their readers who Jorge Ramos is. Apparently Latinos are that far off their reader’s radars. As always, I’ll let you draw

Friday, August 28th, 2015

How Actress Sonia Manzano Brought A Latino Perspective To ‘Sesame Street’

*My favorite Sonia Manzano quote: “Why can’t people of color just be as mediocre as everybody else and make a lot of money?” VL By Ryan Buxton, Huffingon Post Latino Voices During a conversation with HuffPost Live on...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Univision says Trump showed ‘complete disregard…for countless Hispanics’

*An interesting point in this article calls Jorge Ramos “both a nightly news anchor and an advocate for Hispanic Americans.” I’m interested in knowing your thoughts on this. Are Latino journalism and advocacy mutually exclusive? Does it...

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Trump, Ramos and the big moment of meh

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco So here we are, talking about Trump, again. Yesterday Fox News’s Megyn Kelly confronted Ted Cruz with a hypothetical question: “If a husband and a wife were undocumented immigrants and had two children...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Turns Out We’re Still Obsessed With Star Wars Lotería

*Because it’s cool, and because it’s Friday. VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla D.F. artist Jenaro de Rosenzweig may be busy filling the streets with Star Warsart that gives a nod to Mexican pop culture, but it’s not the first...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

El Rey network breaks down media barriers, gives voice to U.S. Latinos

*It’s not that “El Rey” is a niche Latino network. It’s that Latinos are becoming mainstream, and that’s a different way of looking at the same thing. VL By Rick Jaravis, USA Today AUSTIN — Robert Rodriguez...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Jon Stewart and the legacy of the left

*Aaron Sanchez gives us a poignant view of Jon Stewart’s followers – the remnants of the new left. He says that Stewart, for all his popularity and legacy, “leaves his audience with nothing more than a sharper...

Friday, August 7th, 2015

You can go home now… (a take on the GOP debates)

*What did you think? It was a good warm-up to the next debate … VL By Tomas Ricardo, Friend of NewsTaco Rand Paul, whose name sake, Ayn, would be demanding that you change your name if she...

Friday, August 7th, 2015

The Persistent Stereotypes About Latino Workers

*So much of the perceptions about Latinos in the U.S. begins with Hollywood’s portrayals. From the article: “Latinos comprise 25 percent of ticket sales at the box office, something that Hollywood is finally noticing as the industry...

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Twitter Suspends Bot Account That Calls People Out For Tweeting ‘Illegal Immigrant’

*Anytime someone Tweeted the words “illegal alien” the bot would Tweet a reply calling them out on their choice of language. It worked for several days, until Twitter suspended the account. Here’s why. VL By Kenrya Rankin...

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

The Eminem of Mexican Music is African American: El Compa Negro

*Taquista Jorge Canavati sent me this with the message: Now THIS is hip …….. I couldn’t agree more. What better way to get your Tuesday up to speed? VL By Voice Media Group/LA Weekly Rhyan Lowery is...

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Why the Latino boom that built Univision could ultimately hurt it

*We’ve been saying this for a while, and the Univision brass has made some moves – partnering with ABC on Fusion, going public – that lead us to believe that they see it as well. The Univision behemoth...

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Latinos Are Everywhere, Except on TV. What’s going on?

*This isn’t new, we’ve been publishing articles about the dearth of Latinos in national media. But this article is noteworthy because it provides data that bolsters the argument: at the current rate, it would take 100 years...

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio Playing ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán In Movie? 11 Latino Actors Who Would Be Way Better!

*Not! This is one of those times when you can’t get away with reacting to the headline with a drive-by comment without reading the article (I know, what fun is that?). The real story is that DiCaprio...

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