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 go to the Olympics with the U.S. gymnastic team, and she is also one of the youngest U.S.

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...

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

The Movement to Retire Roberto Clemente’s Number From the MLB Is Flourishing

*Great story! There’s a link that’ll take you to a petition that’ll be sent to MLB commissioner Bud Selig to have Clemente’s number 21 retired from professional baseball. What an honor.  #Retire21 VL By Juan José Ferro...

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Rivera Helps Spark Passion for Panthers Among Charlotte Latinos

*According to the Nielsn Company, Charlotte’s Latino community “is growing faster than any other region in the country.” Thirteen percent of the population is Latino. That’s prime ground for a Latino NFL coach to take his team...

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Mexico wins gold in hockey championships

*I feel great and terrible about this. Great because it’s a good thing. Who would have thought that Mexico would win a world hockey championship?They won in the under-20 age bracket, so those kids did a wonderful...

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Tom Flores proud to see another Hispanic coach in Super Bowl

*It’s been 32 years since a Latino professional football coach won the Super Bowl. Tom Flores says he’s proud. Ron Rivera, whose father is Puerto Rican and mother is Mexican, says he always looked up to Flores....

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Smithsonian collecting material for traveling exhibit about Latinos in baseball

*Latinos have been a part of U.S. baseball since the 1870’s. This tribute exhibition is overdue. VL By Fox News Latino Ever since Estevan “The Cuban Sylph” Bellán played third base for the Troy (N.Y.) Haymakers of...

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Harvard Professor Explains How the Tarahumara Run So Well in Those Sandals

*I love that someone from Harvard studied this. And I like the finding – stiff arches. I was hoping for a recommendation to wear huaraches for a run, but no. I was also hoping for an opportunity...

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

How Two Mexican Runners Were Involved in the Most Memorable NYC Marathon Finish of All Time

*How about that! The winner of the NYC marathon, from Mexico, made a wrong turn with 1/2 mile left, but managed to come back to win the race. VL By Alfonso Félix, Remezcla The names Germán Silva...

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Manu Ginobili, the Most Decorated Latino in NBA History, is Ready to Jump into a New Season

*Not becasue I’m a fan, but becasue Manu is a legit NBA star, and this is a pretty good story. VL By Manuel Solis, Remezcla Argentine icon Manu Ginobili laces up for his 14th NBA season, when...

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

When it comes to baseball’s ethnic tensions, the problems run deeper than bat flip

*When the current MLB season began, nearly 30 percent of the players were Latino. When there are bench-clearing brawls, as there are in professional baseball, the Latino players involved are called “antagonists.” There’s more going on there...

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Criticized for Being a ‘Woman Announcer,’ Jessica Mendoza Shines Anyway

*The first woman to call a nationally televised Major League Baseball playoff game is a Latina! VL By Katie Rogers, The New York Times Jessica Mendoza is a former All-American softball star and an ascendant voice among...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The Cross-Border Walleyball Game That Has Endured For Nearly 40 Years

*I know many of you have seen the photo on social media. Here’s the story behind the picture. The residents of Naco, Arizona and Naco, Sonora play a volleyball game using the border fence as a net....

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