Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Should “Hispanic” be a race?

*First off, this shouldn’t be a serious question. Second, the answer is no. Third, who is “Jane the Actuary.” Fourth, give this piece a chance, Jane says there should be a U.S. Census category for “person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America.” It’s like American Indian, but without

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The Latino daily – Your Wednesday morning brief

Yesterday, Atlanta Braves manager Freddi Gonzalez was fired by the Braves front office. He was the only Latino MLB manager, so now there are no Latino managers in major league baseball. The Braves have a dismal 9-28...

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

This election has given greater resonance to an eternal truth: There is no one ‘Latino vote’

*This story tells me that the idea of a monolithic, homogeneous Latino community is starting to crack at the edges. It’s an old story and a fresh story at the same time, written by a Latina but...

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

TV Binge Viewing Is The New Normal Among Hispanic Consumers

*I thought this was interesting for a specific reason. Not because of binge watching or because of what television producers and marketers may or may not say, but because of what it says about Latinos in a...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Latino Uptick Fueling National Increase in Foster Youths

*This is surprising at first glance. But it makes sense. A Latino population surge is going to be felt in all areas of society. This is an important story with present and long term consequences. VL By...

Monday, September 29th, 2014

How We Became Hispanic

*As much as we’ve come to argue among ourselves about how we should identify – Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, by national origin, etc, etc… – the fact is that for government and marketing purposes the term Hispanic has...

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

The Invention of Hispanics

*There is little that gets Taquistas (and Latinohispanicschicanosmexicanospuertoricanscubanosandonandon ) riled-up like the word “Hispanic” does. There is no consensus on the term, for or against, except for the fact that the word was invented and imposed. And...

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Growing up 50/50 in Santa Fe

*Our storytellers matter. You’ll be seeing more of this in NewsTaco. VL By Sandra Ramos O’Briant, NewsTaco In Santa Fe, New Mexico, I attended barrio schools and was bullied for my O’Briant surname. My classmates refused to...

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Oops: Chipotle Forgot to Include Latino Writers in Its Literary Cup Campaign

*Ooops? See, that’s part of the problem. When media reports on big box business on matters of culture, it’s an ooops.  I normally wouldn’t care what Chipotle did, but this isn’t just an oversight. The fact that...

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The Invention Of Hispanics

*This brings two things to mind. One is the fact that the “Hispanic” term is invented; another is that the inventors had a specific agenda in mind when they did it. Since then, the term has run...

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

I say Hispanic. You say Latino. How did the whole thing start?

*Hispanic of Latino? It helps to know where the terms come from. There’s a general agreement that both terms are imposed, not chosen, and that opens the door for the creation of a new narrative. Isn’t that...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Latino Concern Should Expand to Include Climate Change

*Immigration, jobs and education are are top concerns for Latinos, and for good reasons. And climate change should be as well. It’s a top concern at NewsTaco. Congress’ slow action is frustrating, but changes at the local...

Friday, February 21st, 2014

You Are The Worst Latino

By Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA We’ve all had that experience of feeling like the worst Latino in the room, if not on the planet. Senior producer A.C. Valdez talks with several Latinos about the insecurity of being...

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...

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