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Monday, June 19th, 2017

Latinos Need a Voice, Where Is It?

*We’ve had this conversation for years. Do we need a national Latino leader? This piece makes the case that a leader is what Latinos need in the Trumpian era. Are we ready to have this conversation again? VL by Stella M. Rouse, NBC News (6.5 minute read)  The Urban League’s recent annual report noted that

Friday, June 16th, 2017

“Taco Trucks at Every Mosque” Celebrated Latino and Muslim Unity

*This is perfect! It should be done everywhere. VL NewsTaco FOOD FRIDAY By Denise de la Cruz, OC Weekly (4 minute read)   Orange County’s Muslim and Latino communities broke bread—or rather, tortillas—last night at the second...

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Effort to Create American Latino Museum on National Mall Gets Push in Bipartisan Bill

*This is yuuge! . . .  and about time. (*note to self, it’s not a museum, it’s an infrastructure project that happens to be a National Latino Museum.) VL By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News (1.5 minute read) ...

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with summer come long days at the beach,...

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Latino, Asian-American Square Off in California’s U.S. House Race

*This is today’s big Latino political story. Polls close in Los Angeles at 8pm Pacific Daylight Time. This is going to be a classic voter mobilization race – whoever gets their voters to the polls today wins....

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read)  ...

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Trump’s Border Wall: A ‘Progress’ Report

* By Jane C. Timm, NBC News (7.5 minute read)   More than four months into his term, how close is President Donald Trump to making good on his signature promise to build a wall between the...

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

These Rare Photos of Frida Kahlo Show Her Life Before She Became an Artist

*Why you should read this: Because there are many Fridaphiles among our NewsTaco readers. Because these are photos that some of her most avid fans haven’t seen (we think?) VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Remezcla Estaff, Remezcla (2...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot . . . make students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3.5 minute...

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Slew of Latinos Running in California US House Race Bucking Norms

*Why you should read this: Because whenever the word “slew” is used in politics, it’s got to be interesting. Because California’s 34th congressional district has been a “mata” of Latino political strength (think Roybal, Becerra). Because 8...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The Media Cometh

*If you read nothing else on NewsTaco today, read this. Jesse get’s it. It’s what we’re about. VL By Jesse Treviño, HispanicLatino I often am asked to identify the most important issue facing the Hispanic/Latino population that...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Who are the non-readers of America?

*Sadly, it’s Latinos. I’m not sure who or what the “Tree Hugger” publication is – but I’ve known to hug a tree or two in my life and I suppose this is a pro-environment publication. The data,...

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...

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...

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