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Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Lalo Alcaraz On Creating Animated People Of Color For Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Bordertown’

*Anticipation is growing. Early reports say this will be groundbreaking. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla We already told you that Bordertown is coming in 2016. If you listen closely, in the distance, you can hear it approaching like a freight train, coming closer and closer to our cultural conversation. And that’s just how Bordertown‘s going to

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

A wake-up call for Latino media from Charleston shooter Dylann Roof

*To use the social media term, BAM! Cindy Casares holds no punches in this piece. Accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof wrote in his blog that he respected Hispanic media because it understood the White elite. “… the shows...

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Carlos Slim Scraps Project With Donald Trump After Mexico Insults

*If being dropped by Univision and NBC didn’t faze Trump, maybe a dis from Carlos Slim will. The Mexican magnate is the second richest person in the world. Trump’s meager $4.1 billion net worth is 17 times...

Monday, June 29th, 2015

NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired

*This was a matter of time. NBCUniversal owns Telemundo, and while it’s not Univision, it represent a very large portion of the U.S. Latino population. Not severing ties with Trump would have been bad business. VL By...

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Univision Drops Miss USA Pageant After Trump’s Mexico Remarks

*Here’s part of the Univision statement: “At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building...

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Afro-Latino Spider-Man Miles Morales Will Join the Canonical Marvel Universe This Fall

*If you follow Marvel Comics and Spider-Man you’ll know that there are two separate Spider-Man universes: the original Peter Parker universe and a second Miles Morales universe that appeared four years ago. The plan, according to Marvel,...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Danny Villanueva, co-founder of Univision, dies at 77

* VL By David Colker, Los Angeles Times Danny Villanueva, a former pro football player who became key to the growth of Spanish-language broadcasting in the United States, was known as a gregarious, friendly executive. Unless his...

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A Nation of Ann Coulters

*To be angry at Ann Coulter is like being angry at a symptom and not the disease.  The problem isn’t Coulter, per se, it’s that she represents the need to sustain the idea, decades old, that American...

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Eva Longoria criticized by Latino group for ‘exploiting’ community’s culture in new low rider movie

*Storytelling is an integral part of the U.S. Latino narrative. It’s important that Latinos own their stories and tell them in their own way, even though we don’t always agree on how the stories should be told....

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Where’s the Brown in Public Radio?

*There’s been plenty of discussion about the “whiteness” of public radio. But this is beginning to look like a public radio identity crisis. Especially since the majority of U.S. Latinos are settled in, established, invested in their...

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Diego Luna Will Join Cast of ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ in Lead Role

*We know there are a lot of Star Wars fans among our Taquistas. We know there are plenty of Diego Luna fans as well. You now have something in common, besides NewsTaco, of course. VL By Matt Barbot,...

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

“Selena The One” Is Not The Return Of Selena

*”Selena the One,”  a holographic reanimation of the late singer, will go on tour  in 2018. The tour will include new songs and collaborations with current artists. So, cool or creepy? VL By Andie Flores, Remezcla Early this...

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Happy Cinco De Morrissey!

*This show is from last week, that’s the reason for the “Cinco de” reference. But it’s a really good show that takes a deep look into Morrissey’s influence in Mexican and Chicano cultures. It’s not as odd...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

How is U.S. TV changing? Ask Jane

*”Jane the Virgin” has won a Peabody Award, and a Golden Globe. Have you seen it? What do you think? VL By Emily Steel, The New York Times Gina Rodriguez was home in Chicago last month when...

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