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 because of demographics and immigration politics. The Senate seats in play were in states where Latinos have a

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...

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Actress Selenis Leyva appreciates authenticity in ‘Orange is the New Black’

By Kiko Martinez, Gozamos In the newest Netflix-exclusive series “Orange is the New Black,” actress Selenis Leyva plays Gloria Mendoza, one of the many inmates in a women’s federal prison in Litchfield, NY. The show centers on inmate...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Interview with Ray Suarez PBS Newshour correspondent and author of Latino Americans

By Juniper Rose, Hispanic Link Following is an interview with Ray Suarez, broadcast journalist, PBS Newshour senior correspondent and author of “Latino Americans” by Hispanic Link reporter, Juniper Rose. The book accompanies the six-hour PBS documentary series...

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...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Review: Instructions Not Included

By Luz Chavez, Gozamos Record-breaking film Instructions Not Included stars Mexican powerhouse Eugenio Derbez, who also directed and co-wrote the dramedy. Known for his successful comedies in Mexico, Derbez tiptoed into drama in the 2007 film Under the Same Moon....

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

This Fall TV Season Has Greatest Representation of Latino Actors, Characters

By Lucia Suarez, Fox News Latino Goodbye summer. Welcome, fall. This week kicks off the premieres of this year’s fall season shows, and the representation of Latino artists is at an all-time high. More than 20 shows...

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Daily Caller Uses Mariachi Photo To Represent Undocumented Immigrants

By Roque Planas, Huffington Post Latino Voices The Daily Caller has got its own ideas about what undocumented immigrants look like. An article published by the conservative publication Monday used a photo of mariachis to symbolize undocumented immigrants....

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Spanish film ‘Instructions’ storms U.S. box office

By Ronald Grover, Reuters (Reuters) – “Instructions Not Included,” a Spanish-language film with English subtitles, generated $10 million in ticket sales over the four-day Labor Day weekend, a record for a Spanish film in the United States...

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Actor enters ‘Chavez: Cage of Glory’ to escape stereotypical roles

By Robert W. Welkos, Los Angeles Times While auditioning for Hollywood movie and TV roles, actor and martial arts champion Hector Echavarria said he often found himself reading for stereotypical Latino parts that left him feeling disgusted....

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Zoe Saldana, Lionsgate to develop films for Hispanic audience

By Nina Terrero, NBCLatino Zoe Saldana’s newest role is behind the camera as she partners with Lionsgate to create new television and film projects. Saldana – whose on-screen performances include roles in “Star Trek” and “Avatar” – has...

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Michelle Obama to appear on ‘Sábado Gigante’

By Miami Herald First lady Michelle Obama on Saturday will appear in the longest running Spanish-language variety show in America — Univision’s Sábado Gigante,which is taped in Miami. The first lady will appear during a popular kids’ segment,...

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Mexican Cinema Classics Restored in HD for U.S. Hispanic Market

By Latin America Tribune MIAMI – U.S.-based media and entertainment company Olympusat Inc. is working with independent film libraries to restore classic Mexican films and bring them to Spanish-speaking TV audiences in the United States. Olympusat Holdings...

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Hollywood woos Latinos… But to what extent?

By Grace Flores-Hughes, Voxxi Last week, the Wall Street Journal presented an extensive front page article on the growing movie attendance by Latinos in the United States. According to the article, Hispanics went to see nearly 10...

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