Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Smithsonian Collecting Items to Show Baseball’s Impact on Latino History

*They’re looking for everything – photos, newspaper clippings, old gloves, uniforms, balls – from little league memorabilia to business sponsored leagues, to minor and major league baseball. Latinos have had a large influence in U.S. baseball and baseball has been a pillar of life of Latinos in the USA. VL By Noel Gutierrez-Morfin, NBC News (2.5 minute

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The Story of Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Is One of Courage

*Fernández’s death is shocking and sad. Miami’s fan base and the entire MLB mourns today. VL By Jason Page, NBC News (2.5 minute read)  Imagine arriving in the United States as a teenager without a grasp of...

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The Untold Story of Ruben Mendoza, the First Mexican-American to Play for US Soccer

*A cool thing about this article is the comment section below the story. Many people have added their personal stories about Ruben, his coaching, his dedication to his church. This is a good feel-good read. VL By...

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Rio 2016: USA’s Latino medal winners showcased the best of America

*There are some U.S. Latino athletes we didn’t hear about during the Olympics: Maggie Steffens medaled in water polo, and Sarah Robles won bronze in weightlifting. VL By Luis Miguel Echegaray, The Guardian In two dramatic weeks, the backdrops...

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The US Latino Population is Bigger Than Ever, But Not on the US Olympic Team

*Truth is, most olympic sports are expensive. VL By Mariela Santos-Muniz, Remezcla The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro came to a close last night, leaving in its wake several newly minted national heroes. Gymnastics silver medalist...

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

After Panhandling His Way to the Rio Olympics, Misael Rodríguez Secures Mexico Its First Medal

*El Chino Rodriguez scored a medal for Mexico. A year ago he begged on the streets to raise money to travel to the qualifiers in Qatar. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla Mexican sports fans can now...

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

His Abuelito Worked In The Fields And He Wants To Pay Him Back With A Gold Medal

*Carlos Balderas will be in the ring tomorrow morning in the quarterfinal round at 10:30. He’ll face Cuba’s Lazaro Alvarez, a bronze medalist in 2012. A win would ensure him, and his team, a medal. VL By...

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

The Forgotten History of the Mexican-American Team That Ruled Texas HS Basketball In the 1940s

*What a wonderful piece about a storied barrio high school basketball team from the 1940’s. San Antonio’s Lanier High School is the least likely place you’d find state champions back then. The piece recounts the memories of...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

11 Of The Greatest Latino Athletes In Olympic History

*A little history to prep for tomorrow’s Rio 2016 opening ceremonies. VL By Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices  The Olympics have celebrated both physical ability and the strength of the human spirit for 120 years, and...

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Latin American Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics

*The opening ceremonies are only 2 days away. VL By Darek Michael, NBC News The much anticipated Summer 2016 Olympics in Rio start on Friday, and Olympians have been training to compete on a global stage in...

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Only 4 Latina Gymnasts Have Repped Team USA at the Olympics Since 1936

*The opening ceremony for the Rio Summer Olympics is a little more than a week away. VL By Yara Simon, Remezcla When 16-year-old Laurie Hernandez made Team USA’s Olympics squad, the news electrified the internet. Though she’s...

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Young Latina Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Earns Spot on U.S. Olympic Team

*Mark your calendar. Sunday August 7, 3:30 pm. Laurie Hernandez begins competition with her USA team. VL By Sandra Lilley, NBC News (2 minute read) Laurie Hernandez, who just turned 16, is the first U.S.-born Latina since 1984 to...

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Soccer club sues Costa Mesa’s Vanguard University, alleging racism played role in school ending contract

*Too many noisy Mexicans, apparently. VL By Kelly Puente, Orange County Register (2.5 minute read) A youth soccer club is suing Vanguard University, alleging the Costa Mesa Christian college broke a contract over use of its athletic field...

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Video: UCLA Gymnast Sophina DeJesus Whips, Nae Naes And Slays

*This video has been making the rounds of the interwebs for several days now, but what I like about this story is that it puts the video in context. The video, is exciting because it shows an...

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