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 now available for streaming in its entirety on Netflix. Read more NewsTaco stories on Facebook. >>  As Shadow and

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

New PBS Documentary Spotlights Latino Voting Rights Advocate

*Be sure to stream the documentary on 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...

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....

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