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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 Coco; but in the big picture of Coco’s ongoing six-year development process, it’s just a drop in the

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...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Meet the Press? Not me.

*Jesse Treviño put Meet the Press in his crosshairs, but his indictment fits all of mainstream media – they’re failing the U.S. Latino community. VL By JesseTreviño, HispanicLatino (5 minute read) A commercial break on Sunday’s Meet...

Friday, November 4th, 2016

This little girl’s video is a perfect example of how to motivate Latino millennials to vote

*Have you seen this video? It’s a re-purposed production of the original Bomba Estéreo “Soy Yo” video. The original has had more than 7 million views, this one (click on the screenshot above to watch it) hopes...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Epic 80-Part Series on Celia Cruz Now Available on Netflix

*80 parts? That’s two-and-a-half day’s straight of binge-watching. VL By Sameer Rao, Colorlines (1 minute read)  We wrote a year ago about “Celia,” the 80-episode Telemundo series about Afro-Cuban singer and international icon Celia Cruz. That series is...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Latino achievements in television to be saluted by Paley Center

*This is kinda’ cool, but more than awards or recognition we should have inclusion. VL By Greg Braxton, The Los Angeles Times (1 minute read) The Paley Center for Media has announced its Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in...

Monday, October 17th, 2016

How 3 Latina Comic Book Artists Carved Out a Space in a Male-Dominated Industry

*These 3 young Latinas are killing it in a white male dominated world! VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (8.5 minute read)  In 2014, comics historian and researcher Tim Hanley summed up the lack of diversity among comics...

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

New PBS Documentary Spotlights Latino Voting Rights Advocate

*Be sure to stream the documentary on PBS.org. PBS will be monitoring the number of streams for 7 days after the premiere in order to gauge interest in Latin-themed programming. Watching this on your desktop, laptop, phone...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

From Boycotts to Banda: 20 Latino PBS Movies You Can Stream for Free During Hispanic Heritage Month

*Follow the links this month to stream free PBS movies with Latino themes. They’re all good! VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (11 minute read) Well folks, it’s September again, which means a whole year has passed since...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Texas Music Museum preserves musician histories from the past of Tejano

*This is awesome! VL By Grace Speas, The Daily Texan (3 minute read) Legendary Tejano accordionist Bruno Villarreal was sitting in a nursing home, blind, unable to walk and without his instrument. But when social work professor Clayton...

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...

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...

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