Friday, May 5th, 2017

How to laugh off the foolishness of Cinco de Mayo

*Why you should read this: Because this is as good advice as you can get on coping with Cinco de Mayo in the U.S. VL By Esther Cepeda, Washington Post (3.5 minute read)  Last year at this time, Donald Trump loomed over a taco bowl at Trump Tower and tweeted out the message: “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Watch morning cable news shows? Where are the Latinos?

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   This is not a casual observation, it’s a verifiable lack of Latinos on cable television programs that frame the issues and set the agenda that the rest of us...

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Right-Wing Media’s New Favorite Immigration Statistic Reflects Misguided Policy

*Why you should read this: Because it re-frames the tired right-wing narrative about immigrants. Because in this case there’s a fuzzy line between what Trump says and what he does. Because he says he’s going after dangerous...

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Oscars snafu? Let’s hope they don’t blame the Latina

Victor Landa, NewsTaco ( 1 minute read)   Not that it was her fault (I have to start with a disclaimer) but the very public snafu at the end of the Oscars telecast this past weekend happened somewhere...

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Take Notice, Hollywood. Latinos Are Part Of The New Mainstream.

*Why you should read this: Because it’s an unapologetic challenge to Hollywood leaders – the premiere mass media storytellers – to put Latinos in the U.S. mainstream, where they belong. Because you should share this with everyone...

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Waiting for Fadó

*Jesse Treviño get’s it: “. . . state-of-the-art telecommunications can accelerate changes in our consciousness and self-perception.” U.S. Latinos need to hear this message. VL By Jesse Treviño, HispanicLatino (4.5 minute read)  The noise from Fadó (Fa-dough)...

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Meet The Undercover Latinas

*What a great way to start off the year! We need more of this, please. I’m looking forward to these posts. VL By Molly Horan, Refinery 29   Racial identity is complicated. At least, it can get complicated...

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Cheech Marin & Paul Rodriguez Are Bringing OG Chicano Comedy to NBC

*I’m looking forward to this. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (2.5 minute read)   Santa works in mysterious ways. Maybe you didn’t get that storm trooper action figure you were praying for, or the Pink Hatchimals...

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

News Programs Need To Make Latino Representation A Priority

*Agreed, but we’ve been saying this since the ’80’s. “Demanding” more representation hasn’t worked. That’s why we started NewsTaco, to do it ourselves. VL By Christina López G., Media Matters (4 minute read)  The Latino population is growing...

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Remake Of Classic Television Show Means More Latinos On Netflix

*The show is set to premiere on January 6. VL By Lucas Molandes, MiTú (2 minute read)  The trailer for the upcoming Latino reboot of “One Day At A Time” was just released, and Netflix obviously spared...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Gael Garcia Bernal & Camilo Lara Join Growing List of Latinos Working on Pixar’s Dia de Muertos Film

*The movie opens in theaters in November of 2017. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (3 minute read)  It’s been over a year since we last reported on the tortured saga of Pixar’s upcoming Día de Muertos-inspired feature...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The Media Cometh

*If you read nothing else on NewsTaco today, read this. Jesse get’s it. It’s what we’re about. VL By Jesse Treviño, HispanicLatino I often am asked to identify the most important issue facing the Hispanic/Latino population that...

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The Media’s Big Trump Conundrum

*From the article: “News outlets that pride themselves on objectivity are struggling with how to characterize the racism and xenophobia of the Donald Trump Administration.” VL By Shawn Rhea, Colorlines (5 minute read)   On November 28 the Associated Press issued guidelines...

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Here’s How You Can Binge-Watch More Than 30 Cantinflas Movies on Thanksgiving Weekend

*Perfect! Food, family and Cantinflas. VL By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla Are you already making contingency plans for how to avoid certain family members this Thanksgiving? Looking for something to binge-watch that’ll get your mind off the news? We...

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