Monday, October 24th, 2016

‘Get a sugar daddy’: Austin ad urges immigrants to use dating site to dodge deportation

*Arrangementfinders says it “connects men and women looking for mutually beneficial arrangements.” The point is to help undocumented women, they say. VL By Liz Farmer,  Dallas Morning News (2 minute read) A dating site recently put up a billboard in South Austin that urges women in the country illegally to “get a sugar daddy” and avoid deportation. The

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Do Latino Neighborhoods Have More to Fear from Gentrification?

*A fascinating read! It turns out that traditional Latino neighborhoods are more prone to gentrification because new white residents are less likely to move into a neighborhood that has a majority of black people. VL By Daniel...

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Austin Landlords Demolish Piñata Store for SXSW, Call Mexican Tenants ‘Roaches’

*So much about Austin, gentrification and the unprecedented growth of SXSW in this piece. Everything about Austin and Southby had a patina of cool, but locals, especially Latino Austinites, knew that beneath the thin veneer there was...

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Alejandro Escovedo don’t need no six-string basses

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog Last week, in the middle of a 90-minute set in West L.A., Alejandro Escovedo hunched over his black electric guitar and splayed his feet as if he was up against gale-force...

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

What Nobody Says About Austin

This article was suggested by Taquista Tony Diaz. By Cecilia Ballí, Texas Monthly Austin prides itself on its cultural liberalism and sophistication, but given the invisibility of Latinos, it irked me that the city was obsessed with...

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Not giving up – Mexican whose feet were cut off to ride bike 670 miles

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Two years ago Carlos Gutierrez lived in his native Chihuahua, Mexico and had it all — a wife, two young children and a lucrative beverage and snack concession company. Then in late September...

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Mexicans Protest Presidential Election In Austin

By Prescila Mosqueda, The Texas Observer Protesters, in traditional Aztec attire and wearing colorful headdresses, marched down 6th Street toward Congress Avenue in downtown Austin Saturday afternoon. Drivers honked their support and stuck their fists out or...

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Digital Latinos Defined: The Hispanic Persona Project

Latinos currently fall into different levels of technology adaption, but increasingly Latinos will be adopting technology and leading the way as consumers in this space, according to a presentation from José Villa, president of Sensis who presented...

Friday, March 30th, 2012

SXSW Music Interview With Astro Singer Andrés Nusser

One of the best parts of SXSW Music is getting to see bands that come to Austin from distant parts of the world, some of which are visiting the U.S. for the first time. This year, the...

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Sylvia Romo Wants To Be The First, Best Latina U.S. Rep From TX

Sylvia Romo should be preparing for retirement, instead, she’s campaigning as the Democratic candidate for the 35th district of Texas. The long-time tax assessor-collector of Bexar County and former state house rep said that the opportunity to...

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

A Day At SXSW Music In 90 Seconds

For anyone who loves music and discovering new bands, the South By Southwest Music festival is like a little paradise in Austin.  For six days, thousands of musicians from all over the world flock to the Texas...

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Happy Friday From Chilean Indie-Pop At SXSW!

When it comes to independent music out of Latin America, Chile has been churning out so many bright, young artists with incredible talent, that at times it seems completely disproportional for a skinny nation at the end of the...

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

How To Get More Latinos At South By Southwest

The South By Southwest festival in Austin Texas just wrapped up, and as one of the Latino-centric news outlets that covered the conference and its three different components — interactive (my reporting), film, and music — there...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

“21 Jump Street” Is A Reboot That Delivers

“21 Jump Street” is the latest offering by directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who brought us “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” The film stars Jonah Hill of such bad decisions like “The Sitter” and some...

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