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Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Remake Of Classic Television Show Means More Latinos On Netflix

*The show is set to premiere on January 6. VL By Lucas Molandes, MiTú (2 minute read)  The trailer for the upcoming Latino reboot of “One Day At A Time” was just released, and Netflix obviously spared no expense bringing the family to life. “One Day At A Time” follows three generations of a Cuban family,

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...

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The Media’s Big Trump Conundrum

*From the article: “News outlets that pride themselves on objectivity are struggling with how to characterize the racism and xenophobia of the Donald Trump Administration.” VL By Shawn Rhea, Colorlines (5 minute read)   On November 28 the Associated Press issued guidelines...

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

In this election, the media’s Latino coverage came up short

*I’m going to keep publishing articles about the misrepresentation and miscount of the 2016 Latino vote because I can’t let the “Trump got 30 percent of the Latino vote” story go unanswered. Mainstream media is normalizing that...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Meet the Press? Not me.

*Jesse Treviño put Meet the Press in his crosshairs, but his indictment fits all of mainstream media – they’re failing the U.S. Latino community. VL By JesseTreviño, HispanicLatino (5 minute read) A commercial break on Sunday’s Meet...

Friday, November 4th, 2016

This little girl’s video is a perfect example of how to motivate Latino millennials to vote

*Have you seen this video? It’s a re-purposed production of the original Bomba Estéreo “Soy Yo” video. The original has had more than 7 million views, this one (click on the screenshot above to watch it) hopes...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Epic 80-Part Series on Celia Cruz Now Available on Netflix

*80 parts? That’s two-and-a-half day’s straight of binge-watching. VL By Sameer Rao, Colorlines (1 minute read)  We wrote a year ago about “Celia,” the 80-episode Telemundo series about Afro-Cuban singer and international icon Celia Cruz. That series is...

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

New PBS Documentary Spotlights Latino Voting Rights Advocate

*Be sure to stream the documentary on PBS.org. PBS will be monitoring the number of streams for 7 days after the premiere in order to gauge interest in Latin-themed programming. Watching this on your desktop, laptop, phone...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

From Boycotts to Banda: 20 Latino PBS Movies You Can Stream for Free During Hispanic Heritage Month

*Follow the links this month to stream free PBS movies with Latino themes. They’re all good! VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (11 minute read) Well folks, it’s September again, which means a whole year has passed since...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Texas Music Museum preserves musician histories from the past of Tejano

*This is awesome! VL By Grace Speas, The Daily Texan (3 minute read) Legendary Tejano accordionist Bruno Villarreal was sitting in a nursing home, blind, unable to walk and without his instrument. But when social work professor Clayton...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

New Study Reveals ‘Hollywood Is An Epicenter Of Cultural Inequality’

*What’s that saying about “the more things change the more they remain the same?” Only 5.3 percent of speaking roles went to Latin@s. VL By Caolina Moreno, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) Hollywood’s 2015 diversity report card...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

With No Latino Moderator, Trump Shapes Presidential Debates

*Which Latin@ journalist (excluding Jorge Ramos bacause of his public feud with Trump) would you like to see moderating a presidential debate? VL By Raul  A Reyes, NBC News (4.5 minute read)  Donald Trump has won. That...

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Latino Influence & the Politics of Immigration in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections

*Good piece, as always, from Latino Decisions. It’s a good read if you’re into political minutiae – x’s and o’s. Cutting to the chase, Damore says Latinos didn’t have a significant impact on the 2014 midterm election...

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Hispanics, Blacks, have doubts about media accuracy

*Ya think? I chuckle at how the AP downplays the impact: ” …could be troubling for the news industry …” Like it’s an off-hand probability. Meanwhile, independent Latino news organizations are thriving. VL By Jesse J. Holland, Associated...

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