Friday, February 19th, 2016

Is speaking Spanish necessary to be Latino? Most Latinos say no

*Here’s what’s cool and annoying about this, at the same time. It’s annoying that Latinos have been bickering about Spanish being required to be Latino thing for generations, and it’s cool that someone bothered to study it with statistics. Why hadn’t they done this before? Ninety-five percent of Latinos surveyed say Spanish is important, 71

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Faustino Diaz: Trombone master from Oaxaca in L.A.

*What a wonderful interview! What a wonderful opportunity to listen and learn from a Latino master – from Oaxaca to the Rotterdam conservatory. The podcast is in Spanish,well worth the listen. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s...

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Don’t Call Me ‘Mamacita.’ I Am Not Your Mommy.

By Laura Martinez, NPR Code Switch One of the very few things I don’t miss about my native Mexico City is fending off sleazy guys calling you sabrosa (tasty) or rica (delicious) or some other insult disguised as a compliment. It’s...

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

A Recipe for Dia de la Candelaria: Tamales de Mango

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T *translated by NewsTaco Dia de la Candelaria, or  Candlemas Day, is approaching, and to give the tamal tradition an original touch  we bring you this recipe by Chef Paco , owner...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Latino Or Hispanic? How The Federal Government Decided

By Grace Flores-Hughes, Voxxi It’s that time of the year when celebrations are held throughout the country to herald the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans. But, it’s also the time of the year when persons of Hispanic origin revisit...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Junot Diaz Still Feels Like an Immigrant

By Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press/ABC News “He has won a Pulitzer, teaches Americans how to write at MIT and his Spanish-sprinkled stories have been acclaimed in the United States. But Junot Diaz, who arrived from the Dominican...

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Bruce Springsteen Pays Tribute To Victor Jara, Chilean Folksinger Killed After Coup

By Huffington Post Latino Voices The Boss has just boosted his Latino cred. Bruce Springsteen gave a tribute in Spanish to Chilean folksinger Víctor Jara at a concert in Santiago the day after the 40th anniversary of the...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

White House postpones Latino music event

By David Jackson, USA Today The White House announced it will postpone the Musica Latina event scheduled for Monday, in light of the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. A new date has not been set for...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The Hidden History of a Substantial Minority

By Anita Gates, The New York Times ‘Latino Americans,’ a Six-Hour PBS Documentary Have you ever heard about the American pilot who took off from an aircraft carrier on Dec. 7, 1941, for a routine check of...

Friday, September 13th, 2013

First-time Latino author reveals the rough side of growing up Latino on the Texas border

By Latina Lista LatinaLista — Domingo Martinez is Brownsville-born and bred but it’s not a place that he calls home anymore. For the last 20 years, he’s called the Pacific Northwest home, specifically Seattle — about as far away...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Cal Worthington, a legend passes. Se habla Español

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog I grew up listening to, and memorizing the commercials of, “Cal Worthington and his dog Spot.” Cal is now dead. At 92. Worthington, of course, was anathema to animal-rights folks, as he...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Born in Mexico, but now American, which team do you root for?

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Dr. Gabriel Aguilera is a professor of international security studies at the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama, but during his free time, he is a hardcore fútbol, or soccer fanatic. Tonight, he says he will...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Friday the 13th Vs. Martes 13

By MadeinSpanglish, Shine Latina I’m willing to bet that no matter how modern you consider yourself to be, you have “knocked on wood” or touched a Buddha’s belly to avoid bad luck. And while fairly common, not...

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Latino Veterans and Baseball: From the Battle Fields to the Baseball Fields

By San Bernardino County Sun Pomona, Sep 05, 2013 (Menafn – San Bernardino County Sun – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –Although they served in the United States Armed Forces, the veterans who spoke at Cal Poly...

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