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 Latinas are in the field of 23 candidates in today’s primary election. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News (5

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

News Programs Need To Make Latino Representation A Priority

*Agreed, but we’ve been saying this since the ’80’s. “Demanding” more representation hasn’t worked. That’s why we started NewsTaco, to do it ourselves. VL By Christina López G., Media Matters (4 minute read)  The Latino population is growing...

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...

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Hispanic Journalism Group Will Study Racism in Spanish-Language Media

*Well, this is good. VL By Qimmah Saafir, Colorlines Univision fired host Rodner Figueroa last week for comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to a “Planet of the Apes” character. Figueroa did so during a segment with Paolo Ballesteros, a makeup...

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Latina, at the white, male New York Times: “Why are people thinking it’s OK to say racist sh-t in front of me?”

*This is a very good article about how a Latina journalist “learned to talk to white men.” Fair warning, it’s long (you have to raise that flag given today’s micro-attention spans) but worth it. VL By Daisy...

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

On civil rights march anniversary, immigration reform takes center stage

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Almost fifty years after the March on Washington, a different kind of civil rights battle is taking center stage. As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A...

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Just 1 in 10 pediatricians offer autism screenings in Spanish

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Many studies have shown that Latino children are less likely to get diagnosed with autism than other kids, and according to a new study, language appropriate screenings may have something to do with it. The study, which...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Sebastien de la Cruz to perform at famous mariachi concert

By Associated Press/NBCLatino An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets is coming to Albuquerque. The New Mexico-based Atrisco Companies announced this week that...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

TX Legislators Would Cut Ethnic Studies in College Requirements

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Students at public universities in Texas may no longer be able to take courses focusing on racial, ethnic or gender history to fulfill their core requirements for an undergraduate degree under new proposed legislation....

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Mexicans Naturalize at Lower Rate Than Other Immigrants

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Compared to other groups of immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexicans have the lowest rate of naturalization. Nearly 61 percent of immigrants eligible for naturalization from the region become U.S. citizens. Click...

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Our Press Freedom Is Under Fire

By William A. Collins, Other Words Yes, the truth Will set us free; But it’s not found On NBC. Freedom of the press, that inspired rallying cry of our democracy, is becoming a poignant memory. In its...

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

English Language Latino Media Heats Up

By Tomás Custer, With the recent announcement that another Spanish-language TV network is launching (MundoFox). I thought it pertinent to take a look at the other side of the coin, the seemingly forgotten English-language Latino media. In case...

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

A 2011 Retrospective Of Latino Struggles

By Luis A. Martinez As 2011 has come to a close, I reflect on the struggles Latinos across the country have endured this past year. This moment of reflection is not a passing one. I wake up...

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

NewsTaco Weekly Roundup: Nov. 6 – 12, 2011

Thanks for joining us for another week of NewsTaco news. We had some great stuff for you this week, including a big blow to the sponsor of SB 1070, the use of the word “illegal” in journalism, a...

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